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Hagar

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Re: What have the Romans done for us?
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2009, 09:35:52 pm »

The metric system.
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Colin Bishop

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Re: What have the Romans done for us?
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2009, 12:04:36 am »

That was Napoleon!
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Bee

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Re: What have the Romans done for us?
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2009, 12:31:34 am »

Ok, apart from:

 Peace, roads, a monetary economy, glazed windows, underfloor heating, mass production, Architecture ,Art ,Literature ,Language,Sanitation, Aqueducts, Education, Irrigation,The calendar, Cement and bricks, Public heated baths, Turnips and carrots, Paved streets and pavements ,Apples, pears and grapes , Benefits (free food) for poor citizens, Roads, Wine, Cats, Stinging nettles,Street Cleaners ,Shops, Laws, Tenement Blocks, Public order, Firemen and Police, Parks ,Cabbages & peas, Public libraries, Public notices and advertisements,  pottery, literacy, improved agricultural techniques, Christianity, public buildings......

.....what have the Romans dones for us?????


You've just sailed completely over the head of nearly everyone! - No big Python fans on this thread then {-) {-) {-)
nitpicking and pedantry?
most of that list was already here.
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nhp651

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Re: What have the Romans done for us?
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2009, 08:35:38 am »

Naw colin. the little dictator made every one on the continent change the way they held their sword from the left of the body to the right hand side, because he was left handed.
Thats why they drive on the wrong side of the road on the continent these days.lol {-) {-) {-) %%
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wbeedie

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Re: What have the Romans done for us?
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2009, 02:18:59 pm »

And as a kid I used to like Asterix and if it was nt for the Romans the wee fella and Obelix would have been bored :}
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knoby

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Re: What have the Romans done for us?
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2009, 07:41:48 pm »

Ok, apart from:

 Peace, roads, a monetary economy, glazed windows, underfloor heating, mass production, Architecture ,Art ,Literature ,Language,Sanitation, Aqueducts, Education, Irrigation,The calendar, Cement and bricks, Public heated baths, Turnips and carrots, Paved streets and pavements ,Apples, pears and grapes , Benefits (free food) for poor citizens, Roads, Wine, Cats, Stinging nettles,Street Cleaners ,Shops, Laws, Tenement Blocks, Public order, Firemen and Police, Parks ,Cabbages & peas, Public libraries, Public notices and advertisements,  pottery, literacy, improved agricultural techniques, Christianity, public buildings......

.....what have the Romans dones for us?????

thank god for maninthestreet, the first 1 to get the joke. i set it up & waited for someone to knock it down  {-)
although its been funnier reading the replies from some members!!!!!
Personally i 've always thought  'the life of Brian' had a more plausible plot than the nativity
cheers Glenn
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Bowwave

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Re: What have the Romans done for us?
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2009, 12:50:12 pm »

The metric system.
I thought it was th duo system   12 months,  12 pence , 12 inches and all that ?
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garston1

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Re: What have the Romans done for us?
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2009, 12:56:33 pm »

Sophia Loren
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garston1

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Re: What have the Romans done for us?
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2009, 01:03:59 pm »

Cement, Hobnail boots, 'Beware of the dog' signs, Honey roast door mouse,delicious,  Pantomimes. 
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