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GUEST,Volgadon England's National Musical-Instrument? (1943* d) RE: England's National Musical-Instrument? 19 Oct 08

"The Normans, your ancestors, were some of the biggest imperialists and capitalist immigrants the world has known." (Volgadon) are so, almost imperialistically, sure of yourself, Volgadon - I'm only sure that all my known forebears were born here; I've heard about the crusading Franks, of course; I've heard that my great grandfather may have practised the jewish religion; I've heard about a famous Jewish family of spectacle makers in Manchester's past; and I've heard something about Franks coming here as translators during Bede's day..."The Normans, your ancestors", such confidence!

How is that IMPERIALISTICALLY sure of myself? You make no sense.
Out of curiosity, how far back do your known forebearers go? I bet it's not 1066, in which case my point holds up.
Oho, so if Jewish, then your ancestors were definitely immigrants, and quite probably CAPITALISTIC ones to boot. Who have you heard from about that, it wasn't that comment on the weekly walkabout was it? Franks is also a Jewish surname, but do you have any reason to think that your ancestors were Jewish? Just the turn of phrase, practised the Jewish religion tells me that they weren't.
Franks came over in Bede's day, but they didn't carry that surname (simply didn't exist), which is a later, Norman one! Even if they were those ones, they still IMMIGRATED!

The crusading Franks??? Frank was just a generic term back then, which in the Muslim world came to mean ANY Christian, even Armenians.

And again - "there AREN'T any neighbouring countries with this sort of refugee problem, so England won't have to be soiled by any asylum seekers! That is, unless there are some from Iceland, as I assume he would guide the French to Spain or Germany." (Volgadon)

Was there any point you were trying to make by quoting me?

What do you think of this verse, from the New Testament, which you profess to believe:
1st Timothy 5:8- But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

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