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#33924 - 06/27/01 12:13 PM Re: 1814
jimthedog Offline
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Well i don't consider the english enemies
They wer enemies in this time, and I thought it was peculiar that I was listening to british music while talking about a time when we were at war with them.


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#33925 - 06/27/01 12:23 PM Re: In 1814
wwh Offline
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The Battle of New Orleans of the War of 1812 was fought on January 8, 1815, b



"New Orleans, Battle of," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 98 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

The tragic thing is that the battle was fought after the peace treaty had been signed. News travelled slowly then.


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#33926 - 06/27/01 12:34 PM Re: In 1814
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Jimmy Driftwood never *said when the *battle was fought.

"In 1814 we took a little trip,"

That's the onliest date in the whole song.

It was in 1814 that Jackson moved into the New Orleans area. Action between U.S. and Brit troops started in 1814. The culmination of the whole affair was in 1815 but I don't see that Jimmy Driftwood can be held responsible for anyone's misinterpretation of his lyrics.

Now, for extra credit, who won the War of 1812?


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#33927 - 06/27/01 12:42 PM Re: In 1814
maverick Offline
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who won...
Australia.


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#33928 - 06/27/01 12:53 PM Re: Who won the War of 1812
Faldage Offline
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mav suggests Australia

Good a guess as any.


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#33929 - 06/27/01 01:01 PM Re: Here's another
Bean Offline
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Irregardless, in 1814 they took a little trip.

Irregardless is one of those makes-my-teeth itch things. (Sorry, Faldage, nothing personal.) You don't need the extra "ir-" on the front!


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#33930 - 06/27/01 01:04 PM Re: In 1814
Bean Offline
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Now, for extra credit, who won the War of 1812?

Well obviously not the Americans or we wouldn't be a separate country now, would we?

From CBC's pages about their documentary of Canadian History (A People's History):

"The mass migration of Loyalists that follows [the American Revolution] - more than 40,000 people in all - creates an English-speaking Canada virtually overnight. Over the next 30 years, the colony continues to develop. When the next American invaders arrive in 1812, they are fought to a stand-still at the battles of Queenston Heights, Chateauguay and Lundy's Lane, setting boundaries that remain today. "


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#33931 - 06/27/01 01:05 PM Re: Here's another
Faldage Offline
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Sorry, Bean, but irregardless of whether or not you do or don't need it or not, I continue to use it.


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#33932 - 06/27/01 01:09 PM Re: In 1814
jimthedog Offline
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No one. Say, faldage, where are you? someone on the chat Sparteye made said you lived near me.


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#33933 - 06/27/01 01:10 PM Re: Who won the War of 1814
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Bean opines obviously not the Americans

Also good!


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