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garthy
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

garthy

old hand
Location: Bristol, England

Total posts: 717
Posted:This is one of the best things I've read for a while. biggrin

Quite interesting read for UK and non-UK people. Tells you rules you know and take for granted but have never thought about.

"Most anthropologists go off to remote parts of the world to live among exotic tribes, observe their behaviour and ask endless questions in order to understand and explain their strange customs. In 1992, the BLRA asked the experienced social scientists at SIRC to apply the same research techniques in the British pub."

http://www.sirc.org/publik/pub.html


"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx

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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1365
Posted:Wow, thanks for that link it's sooo good. Will take me ages to read it all though!

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Pigeon_Wigeon
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth

Total posts: 4760
Posted:Sheesh...that took me ages to read!!! But woooooooo worth it!!
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Narr

(*) (*) .. for the gnor ;)
Location: sitting on the step

Total posts: 2568
Posted:ubblol its all so true ubblol

she who sees from up high smiles

Patrick badger king: *they better hope there's never a jihad on stupidity*

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:*shivers* i think they've been watching me :P

back

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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There

Total posts: 6140
Posted:Wow, it is all so true.

I never even thought of half of those!!

Great link Garthy!!


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian

Total posts: 3383
Posted:omg that took me ages to read! very funny though hehehe

Disclaimer:im not responsible for what i say or do whether it be before,during and after drinking alcoholic substances (owned by BMVC).
Creater of Jenisms(TM)
Virginity like bubble,one prick all gone.

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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:This website is gold.

smile


Love is the law.

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Birgit
BRONZE Member since Jan 2005

Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 4145
Posted:*yaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwn*

gotta read it tomorrow, but I will smile This looks like it'll be fun, especially for an anthropological foreign observer like myself...


"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire

Total posts: 3136
Posted:79 pages and no mention of the most important rule of all "don't talk to the random person standing at the urinal next to you". Everynow and then you get someone who'se just really drunk, for which it can be forgiven, but using a urinal is the only time most of us men get our private parts out in public, and it's on the understanding that the guy next to you isn't gonna take a quick peek, then strike up a conversation. It's just wrong!

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas

Total posts: 3776
Posted:ubblol haven't read it all yet...will do so next time i am procrastinating!! but i just read a post (not on here obviously!) from a friend who is currently in the uk about to move to the us...and he got kicked out of a pub called california! ubblol something about a fracas with a gorilla?

sounds like you poms have some very odd pubs...

ubbloco


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:seen it, but never read the whole lot before - damn funny ubblol

here is a 'right click, save as' type link for those who might want it:

http://www.sirc.org/publik/passport.pdf
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cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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The Tea Fairy
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...

Total posts: 853
Posted:Wow! Anthropology really does come up with generally interesting stuff sometimes. Much better than the rubbish I have to read about studies of STD clinics and circumcision rituals!

(Seriously, all anthropology studies are interesting if you like looking at human nature, but man, they can be really hard to read and understand.)


Idolized by Aurinoko

Take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind....

Bob Dylan

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