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Old 27th November 2019, 03:03 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by CORed View Post
The machetes are really dull, and they don't know how to sharpen them?

I don't know, it seems that even a dull machete would be heavy enough to cause some significant blunt trauma.
Well, thatís a win for our anti-knife-crime laws, I guess. I bought a knife sharpener the other day, and had to have my age verified.
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Old 27th November 2019, 03:07 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
It's hard to tell from the photographs that have been published but since there aren't any clear photographs of anybody who appears to be indigenous British (except for police officers) and the news reports don't specifically say that the "youths" involved were indigenous British, it's safe to assume they were not. Not that it really matters. But that would explain the use of machetes.
Are you labouring under the misapprehension that it’s possible to tell if someone is ‘indigenous’ British by looking at them?

ETA: I’m not even sure there is such a thing as indigenous British. Are you aware of the history of the British Isles?
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Old 27th November 2019, 04:55 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by William Parcher View Post
Tea and biscuits.
Don't these dumbass punks know that it's not the size of your knife that matters, but rather how you use it? Taking incriminating photographs of yourself in possession of weapons in public is certainly not making good use of them.
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Old 27th November 2019, 05:02 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by zooterkin View Post
Are you labouring under the misapprehension that it’s possible to tell if someone is ‘indigenous’ British by looking at them?

ETA: I’m not even sure there is such a thing as indigenous British. Are you aware of the history of the British Isles?
If his post is anything to go by you don't even have to look at them. Just looking at the kind of knife they are using is apparently a good enough way to establish their ancestry.

Machetes ain't British apparently, although i watched a British TV show (with real bobbies doing bobby things). The cops were looking for a guy with a machete, and who was allegedly on the hunt for drug dealers, but he looked indigenous British white. Must have been a pole i guess. Hard to tell them apart if you can't see their teeth...
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Old 28th November 2019, 09:19 AM   #45
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The best machetes are indigenous British ones.
The indigenous British machete is the 'Bill Hook' which is a slightly different beast but goes back to the bronze age. I have a cheap modern one and one that was made at some point between the mid-Victorian era and 1950s (I help out at a nature reserve and they're good for clearing bushes and small to medium branches. They're heavy buggers and I really wouldn't want to be hit with one, but a fascinating tool with lots of regional variations.
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Old 28th November 2019, 09:21 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by zooterkin View Post
Are you labouring under the misapprehension that itís possible to tell if someone is Ďindigenousí British by looking at them?

ETA: Iím not even sure there is such a thing as indigenous British. Are you aware of the history of the British Isles?
Watch out, we already have one five page digression into the meaning of the word 'indigenous '.
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