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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 5th Jan 18, 6:07 PM
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    Egypt !!! That isn't in Africa.
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:07 PM
    Egypt !!! That isn't in Africa. 5th Jan 18 at 6:07 PM
    If people are ignorant, wouldn't you think they'd learn to keep their mouths shut.
    Something that was believed to be started as a joke, but some users of social media are taking seriously.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42570861
    A discussion is taking place on social media over whether an Egyptian football player should have been named the African Player of the Year 2017.

    I was just trying to think of anywhere else people may not know ?
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    • ariba10
    • By ariba10 5th Jan 18, 6:14 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:14 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:14 PM
    With the holiday firm "SAGA" Egypt has always listed as being in Europe.
    I used to be indecisive but now I am not sure.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 5th Jan 18, 6:18 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:18 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:18 PM
    And some of the countries in Eurovision may be stretching the point just a little.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 5th Jan 18, 6:22 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:22 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:22 PM
    And some of the countries in Eurovision may be stretching the point just a little.
    Originally posted by elsien
    Eurovision was the name of the tv station that came up with the idea, nothing to do with the geography of the nations taking part.

    Same as the World Newspaper in the USA starting a baseball league known as the worlds series, nothing to do with countries across the globe taking part.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • elsien
    • By elsien 5th Jan 18, 6:27 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:27 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:27 PM
    Never knew that.
    Bet I'm not the only one who thought it was Europe related, hence the faulty geography.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 5th Jan 18, 6:34 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:34 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 6:34 PM
    Its not true, The name eurovison was coined by a british journalist and was a concept of the European broadcasting union, and was to bring together the countries in the EBU in a light entertainment programme after the war.


    Eligibility for inclusion is based on the continent of Europe, with the others in recent times by special invitation
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 6th Jan 18, 8:21 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:21 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:21 AM
    Eurovision was the name of the tv station that came up with the idea, nothing to do with the geography of the nations taking part.
    Originally posted by worried jim
    Not true.

    http://www.esc-history.com/

    Same as the World Newspaper in the USA starting a baseball league known as the worlds series, nothing to do with countries across the globe taking part.
    Originally posted by worried Jim
    Not true either.

    https://www.snopes.com/business/names/worldseries.asp
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 6th Jan 18, 8:40 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:40 AM
    When you say Abu Dhabi, it sounds like it's in Wales.
    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 6th Jan 18, 10:00 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 10:00 AM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 10:00 AM
    A friend had a Christmas job at the sorting office and sent all the letters for County Durham to Ireland.
    • redux
    • By redux 6th Jan 18, 10:40 AM
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    If people are ignorant, wouldn't you think they'd learn to keep their mouths shut.
    Something that was believed to be started as a joke, but some users of social media are taking seriously.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42570861
    A discussion is taking place on social media over whether an Egyptian football player should have been named the African Player of the Year 2017.

    I was just trying to think of anywhere else people may not know ?
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    "Is it because I is not black?"
    • ipod killed the musicshop
    • By ipod killed the musicshop 6th Jan 18, 12:40 PM
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    Is he from Sinai?
    Vodafone let off millions in tax, George Osborne avoids tax, Tories wanted to give a tax break to the richest 3000 estates in the country. If you believe the cuts are because of the deficit, you need to wake up and smell the coffee.
    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 6th Jan 18, 3:11 PM
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    When you say Abu Dhabi, it sounds like it's in Wales.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    And how many people do you know, when they heard that the Falklands had been invaded, asked ........... What do Argentina want with Scotland.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 6th Jan 18, 3:23 PM
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    I’m destroyed.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 6th Jan 18, 3:32 PM
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    And how many people do you know, when they heard that the Falklands had been invaded, asked ........... What do Argentina want with Scotland.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    Didn't take me long to work out where it was Sam.....I was on HMS HERMES.
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 6th Jan 18, 3:37 PM
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    With the holiday firm "SAGA" Egypt has always listed as being in Europe.
    Originally posted by ariba10
    My 2018 Saga catalogue has got Egypt in it.....the catalogue is titled 'Europe and the Mediterranean'.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 6th Jan 18, 6:34 PM
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    Is he from Sinai?
    Originally posted by ipod killed the musicshop
    Sharm el Sheikh's airport used to be an Israeli air force base when they still held the land (prior to 1967 I think).
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

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    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 6th Jan 18, 9:43 PM
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    And how many people do you know, when they heard that the Falklands had been invaded, asked ........... What do Argentina want with Scotland.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    I was really puzzled as to why our ships were taking so long to get there until a map was eventually published.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jan 18, 5:55 AM
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    And how many people do you know, when they heard that the Falklands had been invaded, asked ........... What do Argentina want with Scotland.
    Originally posted by SamsReturn
    I was really puzzled as to why our ships were taking so long to get there until a map was eventually published.
    Originally posted by Tabbytabitha
    Now, you see, I've only just discovered that there are some
    Falkland places in Scotland!

    I had to look it up just now!

    Were the South Atlantic ones named after the Scottish ones?




    Edit. No they weren't, or at least, not directly.

    They were named after the Falkland Channel (now Falkland Sound), which was named after Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland (1656!!!8211;1694), who as Commissioner of the Admiralty had financed the expedition and later became First Lord of the Admiralty.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 07-01-2018 at 6:00 AM.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 7th Jan 18, 6:46 AM
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    HMS HERMES.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    You can buy that now.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/860997/HMS-Hermes-Falklands-War-flagship-mission-launched-save
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 7th Jan 18, 7:45 AM
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    Now, you see, I've only just discovered that there are some
    Falkland places in Scotland! .
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    There’s one in West Berkshire too.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
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