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Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital 'B'?


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Colonel Edmund J. Burke wrote:
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Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.


Nah, the last time they beat us in battle was errr....

Okay, it was in 18 hundred and summat. But we won that war too.

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Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.


The score stands at something like 31 major battle victories to the
British and 20 to the French, with a couple of draws! So I think that
the British have the bragging rites. Particularly as the British seem to
have the knack of winning the really important decisive ones.

Jeff
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On Dec 22, 4:26*pm, Jeff wrote:
Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.


The score stands at something like 31 major battle victories to the
British and 20 to the French, with a couple of draws! So I think that
the British have the bragging rites. Particularly as the British seem to
have the knack of winning the really important decisive ones.

Jeff


We have helped them in their wars. They never helped us in anything.
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On 22/12/10 15:47, Colonel Edmund J. Burke wrote:
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Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.


Waterloo.

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"Colonel Edmund J. Burke" wrote in message
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"Phil Jessop" wrote in message
o.uk...
Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


'cos the French don't capitalise adjectives (so autoroute francais)


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.


do study it a bit - 1066 and all that

English History
1066 Norman French win battle of Hastings and William I conquers England
:
1485 end of Civil War - succession from WilliamI restored
1485 absolute monarchy under Tudors (orderly succession except 11 days)
UK history
1603 united under the Stuarts (orderly succession)
1648 Civil War, king executed
1660 Restoration
1688 Glorious Revolution - constitutional monarchy confirmed
2010 Celebrate 322 years without extra constitutional change and over 350
without violent change

France History
987 French tribes elect Hugh Capet king
:
1643- absolute monarchy under Louis XIV - XVI / regents
1789 Revolution, king executed (1793)
1790's Assembly, "Reign of Terror", Convention, Directory, Consulate ~7k
executed
1804 Empire (there's a 1st republic around then too)
1814 1st restoration
1815 Occupation by UK and allies, 2nd restoration
1830 Palace coup
1848 Revolution & 2nd republic
1851 Coup d'etat 2nd empire
1871 Occupation by Prussians, Commune & 3rd republic
1914 Partial occupation by Germans
1940 Occupation by nazis and Vichy government
1947 4th republic
1959 5th republic

Whilst the French tend to remember Austerlitz and forget the siege of Dien
Bien Phu, the Battle of France and many others, the English / Brits tend to
remember Blenheim, Trafalgar, Waterloo...


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On Dec 22, 4:11*pm, John Williamson
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Colonel Edmund J. Burke wrote:


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.


Nah, the last time they beat us in battle was errr....


1781, Siege of Yorktown. When the French general Lafayette pulled a
bunch of redneck colonialists' fat arses out of the fire by defeating
the British for them. It was an away match though, so we don't worry
too much about it. Besides, you paid far too much for Louisiana.

1066 wasn't even the French. One bunch of nouveau riche Viking
settlers from France beat another bunch of Vikings who'd settled in
England, because they were knackered after having just defeated a
third bunch who'd caught a later boat and hadn't yet found anywhere to
settle themselves.
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On Dec 22, 3:47*pm, "Colonel Edmund J. Burke"
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Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) *is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? *Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer asses
throughout history, lol.


Google 'French military victories'
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"Colonel Edmund J. Burke" wrote in message
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"Phil Jessop" wrote in message
o.uk...
Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


'cos the French don't capitalise adjectives (so autoroute francais)


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.


do study it a bit - 1066 and all that

English History
1066 Norman French win battle of Hastings and William I conquers
England
:
1485 end of Civil War - succession from WilliamI restored
1485 absolute monarchy under Tudors (orderly succession except 11 days)
UK history
1603 united under the Stuarts (orderly succession)
1648 Civil War, king executed
1660 Restoration
1688 Glorious Revolution - constitutional monarchy confirmed
2010 Celebrate 322 years without extra constitutional change and over
350 without violent change

France History
987 French tribes elect Hugh Capet king
:
1643- absolute monarchy under Louis XIV - XVI / regents
1789 Revolution, king executed (1793)
1790's Assembly, "Reign of Terror", Convention, Directory, Consulate ~7k
executed
1804 Empire (there's a 1st republic around then too)
1814 1st restoration
1815 Occupation by UK and allies, 2nd restoration
1830 Palace coup
1848 Revolution & 2nd republic
1851 Coup d'etat 2nd empire
1871 Occupation by Prussians, Commune & 3rd republic
1914 Partial occupation by Germans
1940 Occupation by nazis and Vichy government
1947 4th republic
1959 5th republic

Whilst the French tend to remember Austerlitz and forget the siege of Dien
Bien Phu, the Battle of France and many others, the English / Brits tend
to remember Blenheim, Trafalgar, Waterloo...


The French have never forgiven us for Crecy and Agincourt either.

Peter Crosland


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On 22/12/2010 16:44, Phil Jessop wrote:
Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital 'B'?


No, because it is being used as an adjective and adjectives are not
capitalised for countries as in English.

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On Dec 22, 4:45*pm, harry wrote:
The score stands at something like 31 major battle victories to the
British and 20 to the French, with a couple of draws! So I think that
the British have the bragging rites. Particularly as the British seem to
have the knack of winning the really important decisive ones.


Jeff


We have helped them in their wars. They never helped us in anything.


To quote my Dad, who may have been quoting in turn:
"The french have never forgiven us for twice rescuing them from the
germans"
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On Dec 22, 7:02*pm, pensive hamster
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Google 'French military victories'


I doubt that still jbexeth
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On 22/12/10 15:47, Colonel Edmund J. Burke wrote:
"Phil Jessop" wrote in message
o.uk...
Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.


Waterloo.
Tim Watts


It was the conscript Prussian army that saved Wellington

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On Dec 22, 4:46*pm, Tim Watts wrote:
On 22/12/10 15:47, Colonel Edmund J. Burke wrote:

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Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.


Waterloo.


There is a tale of jounalist Woodrow Wyatt being asked, in a nobby
wocab 'otel, how his surname was spelled:
"Waterloo, Ypres, Agincourt, Trafalgar, Trafalgar"


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On Dec 22, 3:44*pm, "Phil Jessop" wrote:
Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) *is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? *Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital 'B'?


They appear to have addded this to all UK motorways. I imagine it is
leakage between datasets.

Although why the suffix 'britannique' is needed is beyond me. The
physical location should avoid confusion between M4 (Wales-London) and
M4 (punjab)
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The French have never forgiven us for Crecy and Agincourt either.


or originally routing the cross channel rail link to Waterloo station ;-)

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The French have never forgiven us for Crecy and Agincourt either.


or originally routing the cross channel rail link to Waterloo station ;-)

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I seem to remember there was a move to change the names of everywhere
in the UK called Waterloo. About 20 years ago I think.
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I seem to remember there was a move to change the names of everywhere
in the UK called Waterloo.


I'm not sure "the french lost" station sounds as good as Waterloo station.

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I seem to remember there was a move to change the names of everywhere
in the UK called Waterloo.


I'm not sure "the french lost" station sounds as good as Waterloo station.


Rumour has it that when the French found out about Eurostar going into
Waterloo, they were planning to rename the Gare du Nord in Paris, but
they couldn't think of a battle against the English that they'd won.... ;-)

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On 22/12/10 22:48, bobharvey wrote:
On Dec 22, 3:44 pm, "Phil Jessop" wrote:
Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital 'B'?


They appear to have addded this to all UK motorways. I imagine it is
leakage between datasets.

Although why the suffix 'britannique' is needed is beyond me. The
physical location should avoid confusion between M4 (Wales-London) and
M4 (punjab)


'cos if it were in France it would be the A not M 25



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Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.


The score stands at something like 31 major battle victories to the
British and 20 to the French, with a couple of draws! So I think that the
British have the bragging rites. Particularly as the British seem to have
the knack of winning the really important decisive ones.

Jeff


And you have to consider whether the matches were home or away.

Leaving any internal squabbles aside the Brits have not suffered a home
defeat since the battle of Hastings, indeed they have had few home matches,
with the Spanish Armarda and the Battle of Britain being the most notable.

The French on the other hand have had several outright home defeats (1815,
1871, 1940) and some very messy home draws (1914-18).

Indeed the Brit's most recent military fiasco was 1956 when we were silly
enough to get involved in a foreign adventure with the French over Suez...


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Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses
throughout history, lol.


Google 'French military victories'

3 hits?


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Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses
throughout history, lol.


Google 'French military victories'

3 hits?

You have to use the "I'm Feeling Lucky" search button.

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The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses
throughout history, lol.


Google 'French military victories'

3 hits?

You have to use the "I'm Feeling Lucky" search button.


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"Jeff" wrote in message
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Why on Google maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/) is the M25 called the
'Autoroute britannique' ? Shouldn't the french *******s use a capital
'B'?


The French continue taunting English phaggots because they whooped yer
asses throughout history, lol.

The score stands at something like 31 major battle victories to the
British and 20 to the French, with a couple of draws! So I think that
the British have the bragging rites. Particularly as the British seem
to have the knack of winning the really important decisive ones.

Jeff


And you have to consider whether the matches were home or away.

Leaving any internal squabbles aside the Brits have not suffered a home
defeat since the battle of Hastings, indeed they have had few home
matches, with the Spanish Armarda and the Battle of Britain being the
most notable.


Mmmmmm not completely true. The Dutch navy came and burnt the fleet
somewhere in the Medway area IIRC, roughly in 1665 or so.


They only burnt the smaller ships. The best ones were stolen.

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Tim Streater wrote:
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"ARWadsworth" wrote:

"Tim Streater" wrote in message
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In article ,
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Leaving any internal squabbles aside the Brits have not suffered a
home defeat since the battle of Hastings, indeed they have had few
home matches, with the Spanish Armarda and the Battle of Britain
being the most notable.

Mmmmmm not completely true. The Dutch navy came and burnt the fleet
somewhere in the Medway area IIRC, roughly in 1665 or so.


They only burnt the smaller ships. The best ones were stolen.


Even 'king worse !!


It is the only recorded theft by a visitor to Chatham.

The Dutch did not stay long as they were worried about the local hoodies
eyeing THEIR boats up.

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