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Old 09-23-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
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my favourite national anthem

I love watching sporting events and hearing the national anthems of the countries. My favourite, however, would be 'Das Lied der Deutschen', the national anthem of Germany. It's one of the most stirring pieces of work I have ever heard. Close runner-up would be Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika (South Africa).
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of course, by favourite I mean other than those by my home countr(ies), of course
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soldiers song, ireland!
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of course, by favourite I mean other than those by my home countr(ies), of course
haha, good save



personally...i have no idea.
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Radiohead - The National Anthem

Love that song!
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I hate Australia's. And America's. It has nothing to do with patriotism or hating either country, the anthems are just very poor. And God Save The Queen kind of gets up my nose too.

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*also voting for Radiohead's National Anthem*
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Re: my favourite national anthem

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Close runner-up would be Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika (South Africa).
It's really beautiful. The more people involved in the singing, the better as well.
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Australia has the worst national anthem on earth. Most countries have sucky bland national anthems.

The only one I like is the Maori national anthem because I can sing all the words and I have no idea what it means. Plus doing the haka and spitting at the end is all ways good.
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I really love my national anthem (Mexico, of course)
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French is the only national anthem I've ever been impressed with. It's stirring and very hummable.

My favourite national anthem though is the anthem of Ankh-Morpork which comes from Terry Pratchett's Discworld books,

We own all your helmets,
We own all your shoes,
We own all your generals,
Touch us and you'll lose!
Morporkia! Morporkia!
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Plus doing the haka and spitting at the end is all ways good.
*ahem*

KA MATE! KA MATE!
KA ORA, KA ORA!
KA MATE! KA MATE!
KA ORA, KA ORA!
TENEI TE TANGATA PU'RU-HURU
NA'A NEI TIKI MAI WHAKA-WHITI TE ...
... RA! HUPANE! KA-UPANE!
A HUPANE! KA-UPANE!
WHITI TE RA!
HI!

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Vertigo is my national anthem





the whole world goes vertigo..........
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Australia has the worst national anthem on earth. Most countries have sucky bland national anthems.

The only one I like is the Maori national anthem because I can sing all the words and I have no idea what it means. Plus doing the haka and spitting at the end is all ways good.
if you cant your national anthem, change your country .
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you missed out a word.


have you heard our anthem????

who the hell says GIRT? What the hell kind of warpey Ye Olde English is this anyway?!
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