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  1. RadcliffeRick

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    It's not the fact that the sweaties are the only ones that get drunk it is the fact that they are the most obvious when they are. If there is a raised voice in a bar it is usually a jock. The last one I can across was belting out flower of scotland whilst sat outside a bar in KL. Why??
     
  2. Magicpole

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    To attract other Scots who could keep up. Simple
     
  3. RadcliffeRick

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    It usually ends up in an argument when they do attract another especially if one is from Fife!!
     
  4. Magicpole

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    Fifer’s are known for enthusiastic disagreements. My Mrs was born there, so I know what I’m talking about. She spent most of her life in Edinburgh, but, scratch the surface and you better be fast off the mark. :)
     
  5. idahoblues

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    I actually think Kiwi's are worse, they start Fair dinkum..img I beat this guy up, that guy....intolerable
     
  6. asahartford1

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    I am sat in an old bar in deep Andulucia, not a brit for miles, 10 am local time. What a privilege to be amidst such an atmosphere of community. A bottle of beer, or a glass of vino, tapas being consumed, gossip exchanged, a feeling of goodwill and bon vie.
    A couple of days ago I was in an ex pat urbanisation in Murcia, a necessity to watch City. Full of binge drinking foul mouths Brits, on all day sessions. It may be simplistic to draw comparisons, yet easy to conclude the stereotype of the Brit abroad. I will continue to sample the simple delights of rural Anduluz for a couple more days, before heading to the coast for City v the chavs, probably an appropriate opponent for the type of bar I will probably need to view it in.
     
  7. Two Gun Bob

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    It sounds excellent but if you peel back the layers then your Andalusian session in the sun may be taking on a different persona.We can get embroiled in the romanticism of the moment focusing on a given situation in its entirety preoccupied with the minor details of the sangria and pleasant diatribe.Maybe the waiter took your order went back in the bar and said ..

    "fook me Gabriella another Brits just come in for his breakfast" ..
    "Don't worry Juan Pablo hes from Manchestor .. bung him some tapas a glass of red and n he'll be buzzin" ..
    "But Gabriella I remember well the piracy our ships suffered in the Caribbean and the the sinking in peace time of Nuestra SeNora de la Mercedes close to Spanish shores.Our painful defeat @Trafalgar and the abusive extension of our Gibraltan space in clear violation of the Utrecht Treaty"
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    Shut your daft mouth Juan Pablo hes up from Murcia for the atmos,bang some Ricky on and we'll clean up.

    Have a great day Asa clack that vino down by the goat bag and dance the dance ..“de nada”

     
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  8. Nebuchadnezzar

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    Can't beat the atmosphere of the Andalucian 'venta'. The Mrs' dad lives down near Cadiz. I'd mosey on down to the bar and have a few glasses of very cheap beer and maybe a bit of sherry. Hardly anyone spoke much English, yet entirely possible to communicate what you want by pointing at it. Few bowls of olives, bit of cured meat...perfect. And at a non tourist price.

    Or, you could go to Benidorm....
     
  9. Two Gun Bob

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    Or in ex pat urbanizations in the Murcia like Asa : /
     
  10. asahartford1

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    A most enjoyable reposte. Though 20 years now I have wandered the backwaters of Spain. The mosaic of Christian and Moor.
    Today only an hour ago my path was blocked by a shepherd and his flock. The Shepherd and I passed pleasantries, then we moved on with our separate lives. He, and his way of life , enriching mine in those few minutes of idle chatter.
    Maybe you are right, and I delude myself that the human spirit , has been lost to Thatcher and America, in a way that saddens me. Today I dream on towards Seville, dreaming of Walled gardens,bars where they chalk your order on a slate, Flamenco singers and Moorish ghosts, a little less idealistically after the realism encountered in your post.

    Hasta luego,
     

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