By Euro Weekly News Media • 21 October 2011 • 8:46
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One of the back UK home tabloids has been listing a few of the original inventions, games and triumphs that have made GB so wonderful during these last ages.
They pointed out in large bold black print: their cricket team. Then mentioned in vital order: Golf, cricket, tiddlywinks, croquet, railways, the Spitfire, penicillin, gravity, longitude, the jet, sticky toffee pudding, the postcard, the stamp, a full English breakfast.
The list does go on from the ridiculous (the countryside) which of course wouldn’t so majestically flowered if it didn’t rain all the time or pop music (an absolute right: The Stones, The Beatles, a list growing daily). Of course there is the sublime: the everyday Sandwich and of course– fair play!
Mr. James Delingpole, of the Daily Express knocked off an interesting and thorough piece that in fact could/should have been volumes in length for so many deserved accomplishments however it left out one of the most prime national treasures that is instantaneously recognized but seemingly forgotten in this all important inventory: stonehenge.
This enigmatic, provocative structure showing both sun and moon alignments was calculated and created a full 1000 years before the great pyramids were constructed. Yes, PLEASE read that sentence again, it’s the best I offer in this Kazoo (another accolade) snort.
Brits, your clever and analytical ancestors were archiving tasks of gargantuan importance and monumental significance a full 40 generations before the structures in Giza along the Nile were started yet, very little happened there since for the last three millennia.
Whereas in Great Britain like clock like precision from the very beginning things happened, events, celebrations or just a plain “public shake down” like what took place in the fields of Runnymede have not only been heard around the world but were the very components that eased the world’s common man. They transformed your native land into the God’s green acre.
Through the years writers flourished, laws changed and aided all society and further inventions eased life even more.
Allow me another final charge from Gabriel’s great trumpet to alert others to recognize your other great attribute; modesty.
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