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    Sticky: One that I'm beginning to empathise with... ...

    One that I'm beginning to empathise with...

    "The music business is a cruel & shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves & pimps run free & good men die like dogs for no good...
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    Good point about the meanings of the word...

    Good point about the meanings of the word 'respect'. I had never thought about it before and always inclined more towards the second interpretation, but I can see the first also.

    As someone who...
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    Hmm, I think Mac's idea is good in principle and...

    Hmm, I think Mac's idea is good in principle and better than heavily taxing unhealthy food, but possibly it might go against people who can't achieve that ideal body standard due to ill health. Maybe...
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    Wheeee. I could get a direct train from my city...

    Wheeee. I could get a direct train from my city through to Paris! :p
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    Maybe 'pressurise' is more of an Americanism,...

    Maybe 'pressurise' is more of an Americanism, then.
    I tend to say 'press' in a more informal situation such as 'are we going to press them for the papers?' (meaning the same as 'put pressure on',...
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    Both you and the style guide make some good...

    Both you and the style guide make some good points. :p Personally I don't like it when people make their language in a business context unnecessarily complicated either out of habit (without really...
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    Well, I think of it as "the behaviors and beliefs...

    Well, I think of it as "the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group", or at least that seems like words with a broad enough meaning to encompass what I think...
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    Poll: The Eiffel Tower is... okay. I don't dislike it...

    The Eiffel Tower is... okay. I don't dislike it at all. Although I have never been up it, I must say (I imagine the view from the top is amazing! But the view from Sacre Coeur is excellent too...
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    It's a term I can't define... I went to the...

    It's a term I can't define... I went to the dictionary to see what he has to say about it, and it said:

    (and there was more about biology, agriculture etc...)

    I don't like the word "excellent"...
  10. Oooh, it's interesting to read about all the...

    Oooh, it's interesting to read about all the different things of significance that are remembered/celebrated on this date. :) Unfortunately it is not a public holiday in England, and no one really...
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    Your ideas could also be applied to English...

    Your ideas could also be applied to English people trying to learn French! :p My French is not perfect but I can honestly say that of most English people I have met, there are very very few who can...
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    I don't like how the news is over-dramatised...

    I don't like how the news is over-dramatised sometimes... by the music and the way it's presented. Makes it sound like some kind of fictional programme instead of factual news. Kind of at one remove...
  13. ^ I guess it's simply that old expressions go out...

    ^ I guess it's simply that old expressions go out of usage, and eventually they will die out altogether. :relief:

    There are some ways you could talk in English that would sound so ridiculously...
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    I obviously have a proper Lesta accent as I...

    I obviously have a proper Lesta accent as I pronounce Leicestershire 'Lestashu'. :D (I'm not sure how you'd describe my pronunciation of 'shire'; something between 'shu', 'sha' and 'she' - with the...
  15. That's true. In England, we don't even celebrate...

    That's true. In England, we don't even celebrate the national day at all. I think some people remember when it is (I don't), but it's not a national holiday. Ireland, Scotland and Wales all have...
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    In my case it was for the dentist. My dentist is...

    In my case it was for the dentist. My dentist is still National Health Service (but a very high percentage - I think it's something like 80% but I can't be sure! - of dentists no longer take NHS...
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    I can't comment on 'reverse culture shock', but...

    I can't comment on 'reverse culture shock', but can say that in England, each time I go for a routine check-up at the dentist I have to wait 30-45 minutues and sometimes an hour. It infuriates me (as...
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    LOL, props to the hacker for exposing such...

    LOL, props to the hacker for exposing such weaknesses in the system! :souka:
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    Very interesting analysis. :) I can't really...

    Very interesting analysis. :)

    I can't really make any comments from a personal point of view... except one very minor point... I don't see that "truth, facts and logic" run counter to "friendship...
  20. This is very interesting research. I was an only...

    This is very interesting research. I was an only child, but also female so maybe that kind of balances itself out! :blush:
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    Poll: ^ That is my view. :) I can appreciate that...

    ^ That is my view. :)

    I can appreciate that people with chest/lung problems or who simply dislike to breathe the smoke would prefer to sit in a pub or bar that has no smoking... alternatively...
  22. I don't think that science and religion are...

    I don't think that science and religion are incompatible. In the sense that science does not preclude the existence of 'god' / 'a god' or 'gods'. What is the need for someone who believes in god(s)...
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    Sticky: I've just gotta make a post now to see what I...

    I've just gotta make a post now to see what I am... :giggle:

    EDIT: geez, I had no idea I'd made so many posts! :mad:

    Marquis de Sade, eat your heart out... :hihi:
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    Poll: Mmmm, ginger or orange flavour choco is the best!...

    Mmmm, ginger or orange flavour choco is the best! :cool: :liplick:

    Recently I found some Cote d'Or choco that was 85% cocoa, yum yum!
  25. Hmmm, that's really hard, because I haven't been...

    Hmmm, that's really hard, because I haven't been to many places. :( At least, not to live for anywhere near long enough to be able to tell whether I'd like to live there near-permanently. I mean,...
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