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    Is it really the Chinese year of the rat??

    It is apparently the chinese year of the rat, but.............................................

    With Wales waltzing to a fine rugby Grand Slam this year Cardiff City in the FA Cup Semi-Final, Swansea City (Jack Bastards!!!) sitting pretty at top of English league one and Joe Calzaghe on his way to Vegas to knock out Bernard Hopkins the man who repeatidly claimed he would not let a white man beat him I feel it should be changed to be named the year of the Welshman!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red dragon
    I feel it should be changed to be named the year of the Welshman!!!
    Shouldn't that be the year of the sheep???

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    ^^^

    Ummmmmmm no, Sheep can't compete in such sporting events as Rugby, football or boxing.
    Sheep are are used for celebrating purposes only !!!

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    yes it is

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    I think the Welsh are hoping it is the Year of the Dragon.

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    Rats are pretty clever and sneaky and make good pets too!


    The Story of
    the Chinese Zodiac
    Many people have wondered over the years how it was that the rat, the
    smallest of all the creatures, was given the honour of having the first year
    of the Chinese Zodiac named after him. This is the story I have heard.
    A very long time ago, the Jade Emperor, who ruled the heavens of China,
    sent a message to all the animals asking them to come together so that
    he could give each of them a year, which would make it easier for the
    people of China to keep track of time. The cat and the rat were good
    friends and decided to travel to meet the Jade Emperor together.
    When it came time to leave, however, the cat was taking a nap. The rat,
    realising that he would have to use all his cunning to be noticed by the
    Jade Emperor, left his friend sleeping, and set off on his own. This is why
    there is no year named after the cat, and also why cats have hated rats
    ever since.
    When the rat arrived, the Jade Emperor welcomed him and the other
    animals and told them that they should all take part in a swimming race.
    Once again, the rat realised that he would have to be very clever if he
    wanted to win the race. He found the largest, strongest animal, which was
    the ox, and pleaded with him to let him ride on its head. The ox was kind
    and strong, and agreed that they would swim across together. The rat
    travelled safely across the river on the ox’s back, but, just before they
    reached the other side, climbed over the ox's head, jumped onto land,
    and reached the finish line first. The rat had proved its cunning, and the
    Jade Emperor named the first year after the rat and the second year after the ox.

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