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  1. Thread: swing low

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    NWK,
    If it were for speaking Ohioan (or Ohiospeak, if you prefer) then yes.
    If it were for speaking rubbish, less likely, but still possibly yes.
    For speaking ill about #BLM or #LGBT then...
  2. Thread: swing low

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    NKW, now that all depends on how they pigeonholed you. :Nerv:

    If that pasteur had done a little more protesting and taking to the streets pre-1934, he and his parishioners might have avoided...
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    I am unsure that would be politically correct.Etymology: From hellekijn, then in hellequin and in Arlecchino, the name of a popular servant character in commedia dell'arte plays from * ultimately...
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    The guy supported Hitler until 1934, when the Nazis began targeting the Church.
    He was anti-Semitic until 1938, until the horror dawned on him.
    He didn’t compose these lines until 1946, I guess...
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    Looks like the RFU may have other things to worry about for now.
    RFU proposes to cut 139 jobs to combat projected losses of £107m :chin:
  6. Thread: swing low

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    Just out of curiosity, IOW? :confused:
    Isle of Wight, maybe?

    Institute of Ohio Welfare?
    Institution of Ohio Wesleyans
    International Ohio Workers
    Intelligent Officers Won’t ....
  7. Thread: swing low

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    I think we need to be careful not to into the trap of being politically correct forthe sake of it. All that is asked of us is to treat everyone without discrimination. Is singing Swing Low...
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    Re: cross code "test"

    Rule 9 suggests that there are scrums in this Hybrid game.
    If the attacking team kick the ball into the in goal area and the defending team touches down or the ball goes dead in goal, then the...
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    I can see why they might be interested though, MoneyNZR chief executive Mark Robinson confirmed the talks about the games were going ahead and cited the ďuniqueĒ state of the world as a potential for...
  10. Thread: swing low

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    I agree, there’s a wealth of songs to choose from, not forgetting Music Hall:

    https://youtu.be/JPN8wLGTlyw

    RFU need to sit down with Ed Sheeran and write a rousing chorus. :eng:

    The magical...
  11. Thread: swing low

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    It was a poor choice for sure.
    I honestly think the replacement song is one thatís already out there and has been sung by Rugby fans and Football fans for years.
    Just unfortunate itís an American...
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    To be honest I donít see it happening. Official, nor unofficial, Englandís fans do chants, short witty stuff. I am not sure thatís going to change. The Irish on the other hand can turn anything...
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    I agree Jerusalem seems to have a strong following. So good luck with settling on a Nation Anthem for England, any time soon.

    For an unofficial anthem I think something like Vera Lynn’s We’ll...
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    I think you hit the nail on the head there didds. It’s political. Certainly the way the UK parliament has deal with Brexit hasn’t helped the situation. Tensions are rising in the North.
    It...
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    Brian O'Driscoll reveals how he changed his tune on Ireland's Call following advice from his mother
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    I view it like this, I stand to I sing the Irish National Anthem. I respect the rights...
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    The Fields of Athenry is more of a provincial anthem. It’s taken Irish Rugby fans a long time to warm to the song commissioned by the IRFU Ireland’s call. Good luck with finding something that will...
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    I canít see Sweet Caroline being adopted by the fans.

    https://youtu.be/vQoo40U3JLY
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    I don’t buy the RFU position that most fans don’t know there’s a connection. That’s insulting their intelligence, everyone knows it’s a negro spiritual/gospel song.
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    There’s definitely a move away from the Chris Oti origin, where a group of school boys claim they immortalized a 1960s drinking song, less the rude hand gestures.

    A 2015 BBC article tells us
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    You are right. If there is one thing the USA has to offer it’s sufficient space to create such facilities. On the downside their Union doesn’t appear to be very durable, for carrying such a huge...
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    Re: it's coming home

    WR’s business model: Potential economic impact of the Rugby World Cup on a host nation, is based on spreading RWCs around.
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    It was the creation of BT Sports which not only ended Sky’s monopoly but also freed up pricing.
    UK comms watchdog Ofcom has relinquished its control of Sky's Sports channel pricing due to the...
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    Re: it's coming home

    Post-Olympic Abandonment has been well documented.
    Bringing the Olympics to your country, whether in summer or winter, is a costly business. Just ask the recent hosts. The games set back Sochi $51...
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    My point was slightly different; is £400 a year value for money. Not based on personal opinions about whether 1 Rugby match a week, or 5 matches if you’re a soccer fan are worth it. But rather, to...
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    Nice one crossref,
    Correlation thatís the word I should have been using. Turns up dozens of scholarly articles on the subect;

    The Difference Between Value and Cost ó and How It Will Crush Your...
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