John Bull


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John Bull

A caricature personifying typical English people, especially an English man, or England as a whole. The character is a very clear John Bull, symbolizing British colonialism at its worst.
See also: bull, john
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John Bull, founded in 1929, now has 17 outlets throughout the Bahamas--principally in Nassau, Paradise Island, Abaco and Eleuthra.
Although as symbols Britannia and John Bull sometimes played similar roles and served parallel purposes, their origins were distinctly different.
In the second decade of the eighteenth century, when most of the these conditions existed in England, John Bull appeared.
Published in five pamphlets in 1712, it was collected (1727) under the composite title Law Is a Bottom-less Pit; or, The History of John Bull in Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope's three-volume Miscellanies in Prose and Verse.
The Diverting History of John Bull and Brother Jonathan (1812) was a thinly disguised allegory attacking the pugnacious old despot John Bull.
Those beer brands which are involved in the reassignment to Paladin include: John Bull British Beer, Double Diamond Ale, St.
Harmer, and Nutmeg Stamp Sales, all of North America; Corinphila Auktionen of Zurich, Switzerland and the Kohler group of auction companies of Berlin and Wiesbaden, Germany from our European division; and John Bull Stamp Auctions, Ltd, the oldest philatelic auction house in Hong Kong in our Asia division.
Ray Egan - aka John Bull - celebrates the EU referendum result PRO Britain campaigner Ray Egan - aka John Bull - has called for all EU flags to be removed from public buildings following Friday's landmark poll result.
The Tyneside Pub of the Year is the Bodega on Westgate Road, the South East Northumberland Pub of the Year is the Three Horseshoes at High Horton which is near Cramlington, the South West Pub of the Year is the Boathouse at Wylam and the North Northumberland Pup of the Year is the John Bull in Alnwick.
As well as new and exist-ing breweries, the Guide also lists what Camra believes to be the best real ale pubs, with the The John Bull Inn in Alnwick named as one of 16 finalists in the Camra National Pub of the Year competition.
A SELF-styled Union Jack-clad British hero John Bull has sent a 'please don't go' message from Birmingham to Scotland ahead of the independence referendum.
Dressed in a John Bull inspired outfit, the 53-year-old from Derbyshire, was inspired to grow a beard after a serious car crash.
Without any question of a world war from the free nations, no needless loss and humiliation would have been inflicted on John Bull.
And the bastion of Britain, John Bull, impersonated by entertainer Jem Frazer, led a variety of games, music and crafts at the party on Good Friday.
Now, quite obviously, the semi-desert States of the US Southwest are much more like Afghanistan than verdant Meirionnydd; so if the Luftwaffe can go all that way to train its pilots why can't the RAF do the same, especially as John Bull and Uncle Sam are such good buddies?