Do you wear a poppy?

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Blue Eyes
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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Blue Eyes » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:05 pm

None of my jackets have lapels.

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Hyperion
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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Hyperion » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:59 pm

I'm going to wear an over the top, gaudy, extravagant poppy for the next month just to show I care more than any of you.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Rocsteady » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:40 pm

jawafour wrote:
Moggy wrote:When (on more than one occasion) you get some meathead coming up to you demanding to know “where’s your strawberry floating Poppy”, it’s hard to stop it having an impact on your thoughts and actions...

It’s a real shame that you don’t feel that you can wear a poppy because of your experiences and abusive cases that you have read about, Moggy. I am genuinely surprised that you have faced so much vitriol about wearing and not wearing a poppy. In my neck of the woods (south London) I have found these instances (both for and against) to be fairly rare - albeit one case is still too many - and people appear to be pretty free to make a choice either way. I am not suggesting that things aren’t different elsewhere, of course. I’d hate to think that extremists - at either end - could stop people from doing what they wanted to do.

But if you wear a poppy you wouldn't experience it as no one is ever going to come up to you to tell you to take it off.

Having said that I've never had any bother for not wearing one.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Gemini73 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:10 pm

In my previous job yes, but in the current job we're not allowed to wear a Poppy due to infection control.

If folk don't wish to wear a poppy then fair enough. Doesn't mean they're being disrespectful.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Preezy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:33 pm

If you want to wear a poppy - go for it, I don’t care.
If you don’t want to wear a poppy - go for it, I don’t care.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Hime » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:01 pm

I don't usually wear one because I very rarely have cash on me but I do feel I should mainly because I've had a lot of friends and family who have served.

I've never seen or heard of anyone abused for not wearing one.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Glowy69 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:30 pm

jawafour wrote:
Errkal wrote:What they do is good and I agree entirely with the actual meaning behind and the good it does.

However I think the symbol has been highjacked and continues to be by racist banana splits that see it as meaning "I luv my cuntry!" Patriotism isn't inheriantly bad but it is used to justify a lot of gooseberry fool by these pricks and they see wearing a poppy and patriotism as one and the same.


A relatively small proportion of stupid people do indeed try to hijack the poppy appeal and twist it to project their own racist beliefs. But it’s just that... relatively small. Why let them impact your own thoughts and actions? The majority of folk aren’t wearing a poppy to promote war or glorify government decisions to enter war.


You sure Jawa? have you seen the amount of people that hang on the every word of Tommy Robinson, Hopkins, farage etc?

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Knoyleo » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:34 pm

Glowy69 wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Errkal wrote:What they do is good and I agree entirely with the actual meaning behind and the good it does.

However I think the symbol has been highjacked and continues to be by racist banana splits that see it as meaning "I luv my cuntry!" Patriotism isn't inheriantly bad but it is used to justify a lot of gooseberry fool by these pricks and they see wearing a poppy and patriotism as one and the same.


A relatively small proportion of stupid people do indeed try to hijack the poppy appeal and twist it to project their own racist beliefs. But it’s just that... relatively small. Why let them impact your own thoughts and actions? The majority of folk aren’t wearing a poppy to promote war or glorify government decisions to enter war.


You sure Jawa? have you seen the amount of people that hang on the every word of Tommy Robinson, Hopkins, farage etc?

Relatively, that is a small group.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Somebody Else's Problem » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:46 pm

I wear one, but if people choose not to, then that's absolutely fine.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by still » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:47 pm

Preezy wrote:If you want to wear a poppy - go for it, I don’t care.
If you don’t want to wear a poppy - go for it, I don’t care.


Basically the correct answer. Can we close the thread now??

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Xeno » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:54 pm

Nah, it needs to brought up next year.

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Knoyleo
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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Knoyleo » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:36 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:I wear one, but if people choose not to, then that's absolutely fine.

Talk about sitting on the fence

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Karl » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:37 pm

Knoyleo wrote:
Glowy69 wrote:You sure Jawa? have you seen the amount of people that hang on the every word of Tommy Robinson, Hopkins, farage etc?

Relatively, that is a small group.

Aye, a mere 52% of the voting electorate.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Drumstick » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:06 pm

Preezy wrote:If you want to wear a poppy - go for it, I don’t care.
If you don’t want to wear a poppy - go for it, I don’t care.

This is, in a nutshell, how I feel.

Very sad to read all the bile thrown at Moeen Ali. You can clearly see he was wearing a poppy when the team landed in Australia so he clearly doesn't object to it like the SPORT OUR TROOPS brigade would like everyone to believe.

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Rightey » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:15 pm

I've never heard of this being an issue over here. The UK is a strange place :?

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Preezy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:18 pm

Drumstick wrote:
Preezy wrote:If you want to wear a poppy - go for it, I don’t care.
If you don’t want to wear a poppy - go for it, I don’t care.

This is, in a nutshell, how I feel.

Very sad to read all the bile thrown at Moeen Ali. You can clearly see he was wearing a poppy when the team landed in Australia so he clearly doesn't object to it like the SPORT OUR TROOPS brigade would like everyone to believe.

Yeah but he’s got a foreign name, is he even English? Not like our brave Dele Alli, he’s cut from the same golden cloth of John Trey :wub:

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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Moggy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:54 pm



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PostRe: Do you wear a poppy?
by Garth » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:01 pm

Poppy shaming is one of the pettiest things ever, go find something better to do you miserable banana splits.

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