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Do you buy and wear a poppy?  

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  1. 1. Do you buy and wear a poppy?

    • Yes
    • No
    • If I remember to


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Guest toonlass

So basically, do you buy and wear a poppy and if so why/if not why not? Also do you buy a red poppy, a white poppy or a purple poppy (to remember the animals injured and killed in wars)?

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I buy a red poppy each year (at least one as the kids like them and usually end up losing them and then want another one). Both my grandad's fought in the war and in my own way I feel like I am showing respect for the sacrifices the services made for us.

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Sometimes I buy one, sometimes I don't, same as the Big Issue and stuff like that. I do agree with John Snow though there is definitely a huge amount of "Poppy Fascism" and that just makes me less likely to buy one. If I do buy one I don't wear it anyway.

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Yes. Every year. And I always make sure I observe the two minutes' silence on 11th November at 11.00am, regardless of what I'm doing.

 

It's called Respect. And there's too little of it in our society today. :hmm:

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Paid a quid for one today. Is that about the going rate? Always get one.

 

"Is that the going rate?"

 

Yeah.

 

About sums it up.

 

A quid for your hard-won (by others) right to freedom.

 

:no:

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Paid a quid for one today. Is that about the going rate? Always get one.

 

"Is that the going rate?"

 

Yeah.

 

About sums it up.

 

A quid for your hard-won (by others) right to freedom.

 

:no:

so how much do you contribute ?
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Bought a traditional one & it fell to bits/I could no longer be arsed to stab finger trying wangle it back it in. Spoke to women I know who helps the legion out so bought two badges on for the jacket & then one the work shirt of the day. Price £2 a badge.

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Paid a quid for one today. Is that about the going rate? Always get one.

 

"Is that the going rate?"

 

Yeah.

 

About sums it up.

 

A quid for your hard-won (by others) right to freedom.

 

:no:

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The symbolism is more important than the price.

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Paid a quid for one today. Is that about the going rate? Always get one.

 

"Is that the going rate?"

 

Yeah.

 

About sums it up.

 

A quid for your hard-won (by others) right to freedom.

 

:no:

 

Fuck off you high-horsing miserablist, I was clearly asking how much people donate. You've got no idea how much my immediate and known family suffered during the second world war so don't even start. 

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Paid a quid for one today. Is that about the going rate? Always get one.

 

"Is that the going rate?"

 

Yeah.

 

About sums it up.

 

A quid for your hard-won (by others) right to freedom.

 

:no:

 

Fuck off you high-horsing miserablist, I was clearly asking how much people donate. You've got no idea how much my immediate and known family suffered during the second world war so don't even start. 

 

That wasn't quite what I wanted to say, and that wasn't quite how I should have said it...and it certainly wasn't meant to be a dig at you personally, Mowen. I'm sorry for any offence caused.

 

What I should have said/meant to say was something more about how cheaply we (as a society) treat our soldiers, and how a quid for a poppy to commemorate the dead just seems a bit bizarre, when you consider the gave their lives and limbs for our freedom.

 

Genuinely, no offence meant to you. :blush:

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