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    This is why us Brits are better than you americans

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    What the?!
    Are you celebrating a Name?!
    I guess yours also isn't as common, so maybe you should throw a party?
    Slow as hell.

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    I just think us Brits are the only nation on the planet quaint enough to celebrate Nigels.

    (I kinda picked on the US for contrast 'cause, well, I had to pick on someone and it was them or the French)
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Had no idea what you were talking about until I Googled "celebrate Nigels". You guys are just wild and crazy!!!

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    You guys are just wild and crazy!!!
    I'd have said "mild and lazy" but your wording makes us sound cooler.
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Quote Originally Posted by wes4dbt View Post
    Had no idea what you were talking about until I Googled "celebrate Nigels". You guys are just wild and crazy!!!
    You could have saved time and opened his link
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    You could have saved time and opened his link
    It's a California thing. Like... dude... link?...
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    No I think it has more to do with the fact I'm a little colored blind and didn't know that was a link.

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Quote Originally Posted by wes4dbt View Post
    No I think it has more to do with the fact I'm a little colored blind and didn't know that was a link.
    That makes me feel blue
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    It certainly underlines the problem



    (OK, our links aren't underlined, but it was worth it for the pun)
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    This is the lamest reason for celebrating lol. I would say us Americans are proud we do not celebrate it
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Slow as hell.

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Quote Originally Posted by wes4dbt View Post
    No I think it has more to do with the fact I'm a little colored blind and didn't know that was a link.
    Sounds like someone needs to configure their browser to always underline links. I'm not colourblind and there are some sites where I still have trouble spotting a link sometimes. Stack Overflow have fairly recently updated comments so that links are always underlined because they were hard to spot.

    As for the topic, before I clicked the linked, I thought that celebrating ones Nigelness meant embracing the fact that you have no friends. Not sure about elsewhere but, here in Australia, "Nigel No Friends" certainly was a thing when I was a kid. I think the fact that Nigel is a less and less common name is one reason it was chosen in that context.

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Sounds like someone needs to configure their browser to always underline links.
    Had no idea you could do that, thanks.

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Quote Originally Posted by wes4dbt View Post
    Had no idea you could do that, thanks.
    I was assuming that you can but now I'm not so sure. It would be an advanced setting if it's possible.

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    I Guess this was played?
    They actually went out and hired a musician called Nigel. Apparently the only person there who wasn't a Nigel (or a Nigel adjacent spouse) was the photographer.

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    When did links stop being underlined by default, anyway? I never noticed it had changed before Wes pointed it out. I can see that that really would be a nightmare if you're colourblind. And aren't UI designers supposed to be sensitive to that sort of thing these days. Seems an odd backward step.
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    We refer to "Billy No Mates". I have no idea why.
    Alliteration fail!

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    I know. Although I feel like it scans better than Nigel No Friends. That might just be familiarity bias though.

    Oddly, I can imagine you Aussies holding Nigelfest. It's all about the accent though:-
    "Awroight Noige me owld cobbah?!"
    "Bonza Noige! Bonza!"
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    "Awroight Noige me owld cobbah?!"
    "Bonza Noige! Bonza!"
    I've reported that to the site admins. Surely it must be a banning offence.

    I actually used to have a friend named Nigel, as it happens. He lived in Newcastle, where I spent some of my University years, so I haven't seen him much at all since I moved back to Sydney. I'm sure that he's had no friends since then.

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    If he's from Newcastle you're probably right

    I reckon of all the nations on the planet, Aussies are probably the closest to the Brits sense of humour wise and I actually could see you lot having a Nigel party. I mean, you'd hold your outside with grilled meats instead of in a marquee with pies, and you'd serve the beer cold, but other than that it'd probably look exactly the same. (though you'd have better teeth and tans)
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    If he's from Newcastle you're probably right
    That's Newcastle, NSW, not Newcastle upon Tyne. It's just over two hours north of Sydney. No better though.

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    If he's from Newcastle you're probably right

    I reckon of all the nations on the planet, Aussies are probably the closest to the Brits sense of humour wise and I actually could see you lot having a Nigel party. I mean, you'd hold your outside with grilled meats instead of in a marquee with pies, and you'd serve the beer cold, but other than that it'd probably look exactly the same. (though you'd have better teeth and tans)
    and Australia is entirely peopled with criminals...

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Australia is entirely peopled with criminals...
    So's Newcastle.
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    At least we drive on the right side of the road...pun intended. I lived in Tampa Florida for a while and there is a naval base there. On two occasions that I remember a British sailor stepped in front of a car because he was used to them coming from a different direction
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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    Quote Originally Posted by TysonLPrice View Post
    At least we drive on the right side of the road...pun intended. I lived in Tampa Florida for a while and there is a naval base there. On two occasions that I remember a British sailor stepped in front of a car because he was used to them coming from a different direction
    I guess you have quiet cars over there.

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    Re: This is why us Brits are better than you americans

    In Florida, yes. Since the average age of the state is 68.7, nobody makes a whole lot of noise.
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