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Wed, 03rd Jun 2009 | Cuddy | Created on: visionarydictionary.com | 2,102 Views, 1 Nod.

Im so good at that! (2013)

The Brits always tend to be a little sheepish when it comes to accepting something they are good at:
'Do you play the Piano'
'Urmm yeahh :)'
'Are you any good'
'Urmm well no not really but i like to think so'

Whenever you ask an American their answer will be a bit like the example below;;-
Me & Americans:
'Oh i see you Row'
'Yes'
'Are you good at it'
'Yes'
They are not afraid to accept it and its about time we did that and held out head high and say 'Yes I can do that and i am good at it'

After the olympics many people will become inspired by many things and for once the British will be able to answer with their head held strongly and when somebody asks 'Are you good at it?' you can then say 'Yes'

                


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Sat, 06th Jun 2009
see, i am a great believer in being modest. i prefer when people say to me that i am a 'fantastic singer', that i try to accept their compliment with the grace in which it was given. however, i look at the youth of today and see a difference in how they 'big themselves up' they are much more confident than my generation because they believe they deserve it!! i think we need to have the modesty in knowing that we are great (at sunbathing like paulaK) AND the confidence to say that we are great also. you are absolutely correct Cuddy, the americans instill from a young age the belief of confidence. we the british are very good at building someone up, then when they reach the top of the mountain, we wanna watch them tumble down as quickly as possible. that mindset needs to change...actually, i correct that, the press needs to change the way they do this and brainwash the people into thinking that this is ok!! me, i will continue to accept with grace (but i know i'm pretty damn good!!!!!).[more]
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Fri, 05th Jun 2009
thanks @mephisto
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Thu, 04th Jun 2009
I like the good old British reserve. As Hoodie says it's much better to quietly creep up from nowhere to snatch the prize than shout about it first and be seen to fall on your arse. For me I'd much rather hear nothing before a performance and afterwards hear "He's the greatest thing since sliced bread", than hear "He's the greatest thing since sliced bread" before a performance and hear nothing aferwards.
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Thu, 04th Jun 2009
I agree it does set us apart from the rest of the world. No other country is quite so good and being understated in areas of excellence. Although i feel the media will do its best to hype our sportsman leading up to the Olympics, probably to the extent that they will struggle to live up to the expectation. Id like to be proved wrong but I doubt it...

To my mind the best possible British sporting achievements are those where we succeed without having shouted about it first...a newcomer at the british open golf or sailing success at the last Olympics...As soon as we hype our competitors like the Yanks we set ourselves to fail.

What we do need is something of the competitive edge that these other countries appear to instill in their sportsmen. But appear laid back with it please. Anything else just isnt British.
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Thu, 04th Jun 2009
You're so good at this posting lark Cudd!
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Wed, 03rd Jun 2009
I am good at loads of things....moaning, sleeping, sun bathing, lying in the bath, watching Tv etc!! Lol.
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