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AIBU to think the British are far too self-depreciating?

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milkmilklemonade12 Sun 10-Jul-16 18:01:52

Case in point; Murray has just won his second Wimbledon title: Buzzfeed has as its top headline; 'at last, some good news...'

Seriously. Get it together. Life isn't that bad!

WorraLiberty Sun 10-Jul-16 18:07:35

That's not really self-depreciating though is it?

Considering Brexit and all the fall-out surrounding it, everything that's going on in Parliment... England, NI and Wales not getting to the final of Euro 2016, 'At last, some good news' is pretty spot on.

Laquitar Sun 10-Jul-16 18:11:11

Every time i am going to post i see that Worra has said what i was thinking.

I will start posting on every thread:' What Worra said'!!

Egosumquisum Sun 10-Jul-16 18:12:04

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milkmilklemonade12 Sun 10-Jul-16 18:12:48

Really?! Brexit isn't Armageddon you know..

Also, I bet there are a fair few countries in the world that would swap with us. Equally, this kind of self-depreciation was going on waaay before this. Remember the run up to every Olympics that has ever taken place? Jeez, it's okay to be proud. We are a small country, and we pack a punch for our size.

SirChenjin Sun 10-Jul-16 18:13:53

What Worra said too - only she missed out "Scotland not even getting to the Euros and Sturgeon threatening yet another indy ref". You think you've got it bad??! grin

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 10-Jul-16 18:15:16

Yes, in general, you are absolutely correct.

MardyBra Sun 10-Jul-16 18:15:35

I hate myself for this. I hate it when people do it. But I can't stop myself...


No i.

<hangs head in total shame>

Egosumquisum Sun 10-Jul-16 18:15:44

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Egosumquisum Sun 10-Jul-16 18:16:50

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OddBoots Sun 10-Jul-16 18:16:55

Is this another (albeit more veiled) thread that is just trying to suggest that the people who are upset and angry about the vote to leave the EU are unreasonable and to attempt to invalidate their views and feelings?

WorraLiberty Sun 10-Jul-16 18:17:34

I don't imagine anyone thought Scotland would get to the finals if they weren't in it grin but yes, the Indy Ref threat!

Really?! Brexit isn't Armageddon you know..

I've read back through the article and it's pretty clear that no-one is saying anything about Armageddon.

You really seem a bit dramatic OP grin

It's just a throwaway comment 'At last, some good news'.

Really no big deal.

WanderingNotLost Sun 10-Jul-16 18:18:10

MardyBra you saved me the job! grin

SirChenjin Sun 10-Jul-16 18:22:26

Exactly - they weren't even there! At least you lot got on the plane...we are so much better than the rest of the UK at football (in our ginger topped heads) and you didn't even give us a shot of the ball . angry

Anyway, looking on the bright side, now that we've got the EU ref out of the way there's a few more years of instability and infighting to look forward to before the next indy ref. Every cloud and all that..

Queenbean Sun 10-Jul-16 18:23:16

MardyBra me too grin

Laquitar Sun 10-Jul-16 18:23:34

Seems like this OddBoots

(hmm face)-

Egosumquisum Sun 10-Jul-16 18:24:33

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WorraLiberty Sun 10-Jul-16 18:25:34

in our ginger topped heads grin grin

WorraLiberty Sun 10-Jul-16 18:26:19

The royals could pop their clogs any time though really.

MonkeysWAGMug Sun 10-Jul-16 18:27:05

From OP's posts, the thread seems to be yet another Brexit thread, rather than one about British people's perceived self deprecation.

Cinnamon2013 Sun 10-Jul-16 18:28:17

Look, I love life. So I don't want to be a negative arse. But looking at it objectively things in this country are NOT good.

- sterling at 31 year low
- recession now seen as inevitable
-power vacuum in Westminster
- racial abuse up 75%

Things are worse than they have ever been in my lifetime.

Ginslinger Sun 10-Jul-16 18:28:49

thank you Mardy - like you I never make reference but this one was making me twitch

Cinnamon2013 Sun 10-Jul-16 18:29:30

Sorry I really did sound like an arse. I just think this jollying along stuff really is bollocks. People are already losing their jobs.

Egosumquisum Sun 10-Jul-16 18:30:00

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milkmilklemonade12 Sun 10-Jul-16 18:30:24

mardy sorry, my phone autocorrected!! I've updated me keyboard now though grin

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