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UK-France rapproachment

Or, trying to get past about a thousand years of history
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In a futile attempt to drum up some international friendship with the cheese-eating....the French, I'm suggesting renaming of English institutions for a week, possibly the last week of October.

Stonehenge gets renamed as the Gaulle Stones, then we get the House of Lourdes and so on. The Eurostar terminal in St Pancras, gets renamed Vichy..and so on..

not_morrison_rm, Jul 13 2014

let impure blood water http://www.marseill...nglish/english.html
La Marseillaise [popbottle, Jul 14 2014]

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       Am I supposed to take you seriously in this category?
normzone, Jul 13 2014
  

       Suggested title England-France rapproachment.   

       Some parts of the UK still fondly remember the Auld Alliance!
pocmloc, Jul 13 2014
  

       Forgot Blackpool tower....
not_morrison_rm, Jul 13 2014
  

       This is a great plan. What have you got up your sleeve for when they think we like them?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2014
  

       Shhh. You'll spoil the best part ... 21st October is Trafalgar day, 25th is Agincourt day ... you get the idea now ?
8th of 7, Jul 13 2014
  

       Wait - the French have an entire court devoted to gin? I'm beginning to warm to them a little.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2014
  

       Most of the verdicts do get over-turned...it's the twist of lemon in the G#$%^& (knew the & was in there somewhere)T, always leaves grounds for a peel...
not_morrison_rm, Jul 13 2014
  

       And for that, [n_m_rm], you deserve no mercy whatsoever, in this world or the next.
8th of 7, Jul 13 2014
  

       So, no change there.   

       Good thing I didn't mention the Lourdes Cricket ground, where miracles (for the English side) are few and far between...
not_morrison_rm, Jul 13 2014
  

       Or Le Bristolz City..
not_morrison_rm, Jul 14 2014
  

       La Marseillaise refrain( see link )   

       March, march Let impure blood Water our furrows   

       Not... Jose can you see.   

       but   

       The howling of these fearsome soldiers They are coming into our midst To cut the throats of your sons and consorts
popbottle, Jul 14 2014
  

       Those would be the Germans, presumably ...
8th of 7, Jul 14 2014
  

       [bigsleep], that was merely a pretend game. They didn't invent *everything*, they didn't invent the internet, remember?
blissmiss, Jul 14 2014
  

       Guessing it would be tricky to find the French equivalent of Birmingham....
not_morrison_rm, Jul 14 2014
  

       There's some place up in the North-east where they stockpile and destroy recovered WW1 chemical munitions; that might be near to Walsall, or Dudley. But finding an equivalent to Birmingham itself is judged impossible. There's only one Hell*, likewise there's only one Birmingham.   

       *The one with the demons and pitchforks and pits of liquid fire and souls in eternal torment- and still a much more pleasant place than Smethwick.
8th of 7, Jul 14 2014
  

       //Gaulle Stones//   

       That's a good bile in gall pun...
Ling, Jul 14 2014
  

       I think naming schemes are [m-f-d] material.
xandram, Jul 14 2014
  

       //naming schemes   

       You mean all children will just be given numbers instead?   

       Would keep numerologists in business.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 14 2014
  

       As I said earlier, if it can't get out of autre générale then it must be une blague.
normzone, Jul 14 2014
  

       Non. [-]
DrBob, Jul 15 2014
  

       Ahh, Le Mot de Gaulle, rather than Le Mot de Cambronne …
8th of 7, Jul 15 2014
  

       Hmm, 3 fishbones now.   

       Like in the Indian Army revolt 1857, the situation is becoming bahadur and badahur.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 15 2014
  
      
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