Category:mini cooper accessories Posted:07-03-2013 01:08 PM Views: 1834
Synopsis: What do MINI's have to do with Bulldogs anyways?
If you've seen the James Bond movie Skyfall (BTW maybe one of the best
Bond movies to date), this will make more sense to you (at least in
part). If not, here's a few tidbits about why the Bulldog has such
significance to the British culture (as well as the US Marine Corps)...
1- The English Bulldog is popularly used to represent England or the
United Kingdom. The English Bulldog breed is the official mascot of the
United States Marine Corps and many bases have their own mascot on
base. Thirty-nine American universities use a Bulldog as their
2- British bulldogs (often the singular British bulldog, also
octopus, seaweed, bullies or bullrush) is a tag-based game, of which red
rover and cocky laura are descendants. It is played mainly in the
United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other Commonwealth
countries by children at school. It was originated in Great Britain. The
game is also known to have been played, often on asphalt recess yards,
by schoolchildren in Rhode Island in the 1960s, under the name
"cock-a-rooster." The game is characterised by its physicality often
being regarded as violent leading it to be banned from many schools,
although this trend is now being reversed.
The play area is usually a large hall or large area of a playing
field, though there are no definition of the size of the pitch nor the
number of players as long as there is enough space for the players to
move and enough players to have fun.
Most commonly one or two players – though this number may be higher
in large spaces – are selected to play the parts of the "bulldogs". The
bulldogs stand in the middle of the play area. All remaining players
stand at one end of the area (home). The aim of the game is to run from
one end of the field of play to the other, without being caught by the
bulldogs. When a player is caught, they become a bulldog themselves. The
winner is the last player or players 'free'.
3- Bulldog is the name for a breed of dog commonly referred to as
the English Bulldog. Other Bulldog breeds include the American Bulldog,
Olde English Bulldogge, Australian Bulldog and the French Bulldog. The
Bulldog is a muscular heavy dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive
pushed-in nose. The American Kennel Club (AKC), The Kennel Club (UK) and
the United Kennel Club (UKC) oversee breeding standards.
Check out the MINI Bulldog Keychain.