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  • FABONGRASSS FABONGRASSS Nov 14, 2008 00:54 Flag

    a lesson.........

    ....in history.

    Up to the late 1700's, everybody travelled on the left side of the road because it's the sensible option for feudal, violent societies of mostly right-handed people.

    Jousting knights with their lances under their right arm naturally passed on each other's right, and if you passed a stranger on the road you walked on the left to ensure that your protective sword arm was between yourself and him.
    Revolutionary France, however, overturned this practice as part of its sweeping social rethink. A change was carried out all over continental Europe by Napoleon.The reason it changed under Napoleon was because he was left handed his armies had to march on the right so he could keep his sword arm between him and any opponent.

    From then on, any part of the world which was at some time part of the British Empire was thus left hand and any part colonised by the French was right hand.

    NICE! hello gimpy lovers, wrong again huh, glad to see nothing has changed whilst i,ve been flipping burgers whilst wearing a filthy tracksuit and a leather mask..........your fantasies grow wilder by the day, oh well, whatever makes you happy.

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    • Deary me, you never cease to amaze me!

      I have studied history in particular Western European history between 1750 & 1900 at Middlesex University and in Napoleonic times people DID NOT travel on either side of the road - roads were no more then dusty dirt tracks in the summer and they were impassable during the winter months and there was NOT any recognised transport infrastructure in France during the 19th century - that is apart from the major towns and cities.

      So I believe that you may well have been mistaken in your history lesson ( that is unless of course you happened to have been around at the time ) in which case I will owe you an apology. But I can not believe that old really.... are you?

    • p.s. nice to see you guys so happy whilst i was away, congratulating each other on the state of your superior intelligence, commenting intelligently on arsenal f.c and generally thoroughly smug with your all round I.Q levels, sorry you have once again found your good selves with egg all over your faces, my apologies, i hope if nothing else the sexual fantasies some of you are so obviously harbouring about me bring you some enjoyment, very strange lot you are, love is a strange thing, your love for me is growing in a very strange way, i would advise those with partners, be they male or female, whether able to lick themselves (as in sfers case) or not, to keep your fantasies to your good selves, it,ll only ruin things and your friends ( if you have any) will take the pee at the very least, or at worst report you to the local police department.

      much love.

    • hmmmm a holiday, i kinda feel the need right now myself, saint helena for a few years is sounding better by the minute.

    • This is fun - we can just bounce the results of google searches off each other - a bit like Mornington Crescent - what's the target in this Fabby - who can get in the phrase '...but my mother was a giraffe ....' first? Hey, did I then win?

      My google is:

      Sten Forshufvud was a Swedish dentist and expert on poisons who formulated and supported the controversial theory that Napoleon was assassinated by a member of his entourage while in exile. He co-authored a book about this with Ben Weider. He tested five of Napoleon's hairs with Ben Weider for traces of arsenic. They found fluctuations of arsenic levels ranging from normal to 38 times greater than average. This would purportedly suggest that Napoleon was given arsenic in different concentrations at different times for almost five years prior to his death. Forshufvud's findings have been disputed, however, since the hairs that were tested have never been decisively dated, or even proven to be Napoleon's.

    • Hey gimpy. still copying script off the interent I see. What exactly is the point in that? It only goes to prove that you can do something that everybody else can do. It does not prove that you are intelligent or humourous. In fact it proves you were probably a cheat at school (again assuming you went to one), you were probably bullied and therefore lead a lonely life comforting yourself with hours spent on the WWW.

      My guess would be that you are pale and slightly sickly looking. You don't wash much and your dress style is baggy and black so as to tell th eworld you don't care. BUT you do don't you gimpy. You care a lot.

      You hate the world because you are a nobody. Friendless and poor and so jealous of those you see everyday - the normal ones who laugh with thier friends as they walk to the pub, the ones with nice clothes and cars. The ones with families and holidays in the sun. The ones that ocassionaly glance at you with that look that says "come near me and your dead" or "stay away from my kids you pervert"

      You have a dead end job, very little money, no prospects and life is sh1te isnt it Gimpy.

      Never mind - do what you always do to cheer yourself up. Put on the mask and the dog collar and settle down on your flea riddled chair in front of your PC and dream of teaching all those nasty normal people a lesson. There...feeling better already eh gimpy. Don't forget the old towel you keep for these special moments gimpy.

    • call the police flabby? why? fed up being bitch slapped here all the time?

      first you become our gimp, but now you've definitely become our bitch(apologies to the female posters here)! ;-)

    • YEEEHHHAAA! hey gimpy where did you get that little gem from .."it is a wise man that always stands ready to be corrected" Brilliant...

      Seeing as I do not discuss football with you, or indeed anything else other than your stupidity, I cannot be wrong.

      You may have seen on other threads that I am perfectly willing and able to have sensible debates with anybody, even Ar$e fans, but you are "special" gimpy boy. You have proved yourself to be so stupid, ignorant, arrogant and self opinionated that you have become my pet. Please don't go away gimpy as I would be genuinly upset that I didn't have you play with.

      Now, off to your basket with you, you've got an early morning tomorrow at the vets for your annual worming.

    • Fabby,
      All that was down to little old me? Sacre vert, c'est incroyable.

      Je pense dunc je suis. Tu ne pense pas, dunc tu n'etes pas

      http://www.2pass.co.uk/goodluck.htm - peut etre?

    • well as it happens Napoleon developed few military innovations, drew his tactics from different sources and scored major victories with a modernised French army. His campaigns are studied at military academies the world over and he is widely regarded as one of history's greatest commanders. While considered a tyrant by his opponents, he is remembered for the establishment of the Napoleonic code, which laid the administrative foundations for much of Western Europe and the strange fact that his mother WAS a giraffe.

      i win surely?

    • mais:



      peut-être nous devrions dire: Je google dunc je ne pense pas?

      Good job I'm not Hitler today, as my German ain't that good....

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