Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Argentineans and Falkland Islanders: a British view
And today, a Briton will speak about Argentineans and Falkland Islanders. Once again, let's remember that the only condition the ones that are posting this week had was not to argue about sovereignty and/or claimed rights over the islands. And that is exactly what Ted did! he gave us his view about... well, let's better read what he has to say and you decide.
"It is not easy to decide on my impressions of the people the Falkland Islands, my impressions of them (much like my impressions of the people of Argentina) have been formed on the internet on Twitter, and some have become my friends on Facebook.
There are things about them of course that are typically British, i.e a strong attachment to tradition and a desire to keep their country's uniqueness, a sign stating that "There is no place like Home" probably hangs on many a wall in the Falklands.
They are phlegmatic and don't like displaying their emotions and seem to remain calm, good natured and cheerful under what are difficult circumstances.
They also like the British have that peculiar (often self deprecating) sense of humor which is usually not understood by people from other countries, indeed Kipling could have had the Falkland Islanders in mind when he wrote "He never means anything seriously till he talks about justice or right" ha ha I love them for that !
Argentineans...... Where does one start to try and give ones impressions of Argentineans ? I shall start by explaining that I have never met an Argentinean person, not once ! but I do talk to some, both on Twitter and Facebook, and so I can offer my impression of them.
They do seem to me to be an incredibly warm, caring and passionate people with a love of humour (so essential) and music (life's blood) the Beatles and John Lennon in particular, seem very popular with them all ! if only John Lennon had penned a Tango or two, then the whole world could have danced together! this may of course have resulted in a sudden population explosion ha ha ha!
If you couple the first two with their love of a good argument and their fondness for animals? then I am already half way to loving these gloriously maddening, simple but frustratingly complex people,to these people that I have never met, I salute you !
Jorge someone has just visited me and read what is written by me here re Argentineans, and remarked "bloody hell ted, you have just described yourself !
I thought that I would include that remark here, a message there perhaps my friend? we little carbon units are not so very different are we ?..... ........ ......... ...... .......... .......... ........ ............"
Edward (Ted) Cole