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    none of your english bulls

    I ran across a dim photograph of him the other day, going through some old things. He's been dead twenty-five years. His name was Rex (My two brothers and I named him when we were in our early teens) and he was a bull terrier. `An Americal bull terrier', we used to say, proudly; none of your english bulls.

    Could anyone explain the highlighted sentence? (particularly what does mean `none of your english bulls')


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    Re: none of your english bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I ran across a dim photograph of him the other day, going through some old things. He's been dead twenty-five years. His name was Rex (My two brothers and I named him when we were in our early teens) and he was a bull terrier. `An Americal bull terrier', we used to say, proudly; none of your english bulls.

    Could anyone explain the highlighted sentence? (particularly what does mean `none of your english bulls')
    An American bull terrier was not the same (bull dogs) of your English bull dogs.

    Correct and enlighten me if I'm wrong.


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    Re: none of your english bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    An American bull terrier was not the same (bull dogs) of your English bull dogs.

    Correct and enlighten me if I'm wrong.

    It's also a jingoistic/patriotic statement - American dogs must be better than English dogs because they are American. You can tell that because the narrator states "they use to say, proudly", and also by the phrase "none of your English bulls" - the use of "your" is a sneering one.
    Last edited by Anglika; 11-Feb-2007 at 12:58. Reason: correction of quote

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    #4

    Re: none of your english bulls

    American bull terriers don't wear little short pants when they play football.


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    Re: none of your english bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It's also a jingoistic statement -
    You must be mistaken, Anglika. Jingoisitic statements from the mouths of Americans; there's no way on god's green earth!

    Oh, Ouisch and Anglika, did you hear the one about the agnostic, dyslexic insomniac who lies awake at night wondering if there's a dog.


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    Re: none of your english bulls

    Thank you everybody.
    So, I think english bulls --- means u.k. bulls?

    Am I right?

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    Re: none of your english bulls

    - well, near enough. Scots, Welshmen and the northern Irish might argue. This is the sort of dog called an 'English bull terrier': http://www.dog.com/breed/docgrafx/bullterw.jpg

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    Re: none of your english bulls

    And here's the English bulldog: http://www.dog.com/breed/docgrafx/bulldog.jpg

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    #9

    Re: none of your english bulls

    - wrong picture. Dogs were never my strong point.

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