Happy Victoria Day

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by steve auvache, May 23, 2011.

  1. I think Sir will find that the day Sir is celebrating is not the one
    celebrated variously as Victoria and Canada Day on the Monday prior to may
    24th in the former colony known as Canada which this year falls upon the
    23rd but May 24th itself which is tomorrow.
     
    steve auvache, May 23, 2011
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    sean_q Guest

    Gentlemen, the Queen. [raises glass]

    SQ
     
    sean_q, May 23, 2011
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    sean_q Guest

    Point taken, but it is the spirit (in particular the drinkable kind)
    that counts.

    BTW "Canada Day" is July 1, the anniversary of the British North
    America Act of 1867 that created the Dominion of Canada.

    A mari usque ad mare.

    SQ
     
    sean_q, May 23, 2011
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    Ivan D. Reid Guest

    You didn't celebrate Empire Day on May 24th when you were a kid?
    Or had it morphed into Commonwealth Day by then? Or worse yet your
    homogenised "No more sheep-dog" Days?

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    Ivan D. Reid, May 24, 2011
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  5. Still do mate, still do. And if I had a flag pole my little Union Flag
    what I am currently waving at the screen would be proudly hung from that
    today.
     
    steve auvache, May 24, 2011
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    Salad Dodger Guest

    Only cos it's yer birthday, you old git.
     
    Salad Dodger, May 24, 2011
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    Salad Dodger Guest

    You Commonwealth types need to understand how Britain views the
    Commonwealth.

    A bit like a distant cousin: you know they're there, and you know you
    have to send a Xmas card or there'll be ructions, and you feel obliged
    to turn up for big weddings, and similar, but the rest of the time you
    forget all about them.
     
    Salad Dodger, May 24, 2011
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    Adie Guest

    only cos its your birthday IIRC.
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    Adie, May 24, 2011
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    Ivan D. Reid Guest

    1958 Empire Day changed to Commonwealth Day. Are you really that
    young, for one so grey?
    Since 1976 it's been the second Monday in March.

    All according to Wikipedia...

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    KotPT -- "for stupidity above and beyond the call of duty".
     
    Ivan D. Reid, May 24, 2011
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  10. We hung the Hammer and Sickle over the cadet-hut one Empire Day around 1957
     
    Macabre of Auchterloonie, May 24, 2011
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  11. That is as maybe but it is still Empire Day for me.

    Although in these slightly more enlightened times I might have to concede
    to Commonwealth of English Speaking Peoples Day which really doesn't trip
    off the tongue so easily.
     
    steve auvache, May 25, 2011
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    sean_q Guest

    You Pommy blokes need to understand how Commonwealth types
    view Brits who say stuff like the above!

    ps. She's our bloomin' Queen too, y'know!!

    SQ
     
    sean_q, May 25, 2011
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    Alex Ferrier Guest

    She's all yours. When can you collect?
     
    Alex Ferrier, May 25, 2011
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    sean_q Guest

    Any time. Naturally we shall also want Buckingham Palace,
    Windsor Castle, Westminster Cathedral, the Palace of Holyroodhouse,
    the Tower of London, Balmoral Castle, the bells of St. Clement's
    and the corgis.

    Uh... on 2nd thought, not the corgis.

    The Aussies can have Caernarfon Castle. So they can move it
    to New South Wales. (I know Caernarfon is in Old North Wales,
    but everything is topsy-turvy Down Under).

    ps. We get Bill & Kate, too.

    SQ
     
    sean_q, May 27, 2011
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    Krusty Guest

    Sure, if you take the rest of her family too.
    Thus leaving us with Pippa. Result!
     
    Krusty, May 27, 2011
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