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It's maybe a generational thing.

I'm probably a bit older than the OP and also English, so I'd guess neither of us have ever heard of that. Mongol, or "mong", maybe, but never Chinese.

I'd bet (what's left of) my eye teeth that the OP absolutely was not referring to a Downs Syndrome sufferer.
Perhaps OP could clarify that.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:41
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Re: Anti female or anti English

Agreed- I bet they didn't, but I made the link due to my childhood experience - but anyone who spouts out descriptions of any ethnic minority with physical disfigurement to make their point- is still totally insensitive ... end off.

Any parent of a child with a handicap who has been called names and mocked will possibly identify with this.

A friend of mine in the UK had a son who was DS- and she cried one day as kids shouted 'chinky' at him- and not that long ago (in the 80s).
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:51
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It's maybe a generational thing.

I'm probably a bit older than the OP and also English, so I'd guess neither of us have ever heard of that. Mongol, or "mong", maybe, but never Chinese.

I'd bet (what's left of) my eye teeth that the OP absolutely was not referring to a Downs Syndrome sufferer.
No I've never heard them referred to as Chinese either, Mongol was the term used when I was at school so I was also very confused by Odile's post. I really don't think the OP was referring to a Down's syndrome with the comment but it was insensitive nevertheless.

I guess they used Chinese where we used Mongol when she was a kid.


All of this Chinese, down syndrome three arms stuff is however way off topic even if the OP ( who is male btw for all those who tried to tell me it was a female ) was the one to mention it first.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:55
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Perhaps OP could clarify that.
Clarify what exactly, that he was not referring to downs syndrome?

Seriously, if that is what your are referring to then you have serious issues.

Take care as this is what happens:

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Old 22.02.2015, 19:59
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Clarify what exactly, that he was not referring to downs syndrome?

Seriously, if that is what your are referring to then you have serious issues.

Take care as this is what happens:

Very funny.
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Old 22.02.2015, 20:01
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Very funny.
but also true.
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Old 22.02.2015, 20:05
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My wife always refers to her kids (from her ex) as being half-Chinese.

I always have to point out that they are in fact half-Vietnamese!

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OK. To be precise, half my family is half Vietnamese and half Chinese. Or possibly a quarter Vietnames and a quarter Chinese. But I'm still taking offence.
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Old 22.02.2015, 20:14
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OK. To be precise, half my family is half Vietnamese and half Chinese. Or possibly a quarter Vietnames and a quarter Chinese. But I'm still taking offence.
Do you perchance have half-Vietnamese and half-Chinese half-siblings too?
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Old 22.02.2015, 20:33
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Re: Anti female or anti English

Shall we close the thread after Wolli has posted about his dining experience in a Chinese restaurant in London in 1973?
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Old 22.02.2015, 20:47
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Shall we close the thread after Wolli has posted about his dining experience in a Chinese restaurant in London in 1973?
Only if his mother was there as well.
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Only if his mother was there as well.
Nah, I'd say we close it if he remembers the exact date of the dinner
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Old 22.02.2015, 21:21
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Only if his mother was there as well.
And his grand mum don't forget his grand mum. The one from Schaffhausen.
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Old 22.02.2015, 21:28
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We are talking 6-year olds here...some areas just don't have enough girls interested in playing football for whatever reasons to form single-sex teams. It is good for these young lads as well to have girls in the sport, on the same teams. As the ages go up and abilities/strengths change then I see the place for single-gender teams.

My son has a girl playing on his team in the local club, he says she is very good (on the field w/ball, in case anyone is going to make a smart
comment) I'm sure that one girls wishes she had at least 10 other like-minded female friends to form another team...

Alright, so that it is not so much football-coaching but keeping children entertained, a kids animator, and so wants to give all the kids a chance to play
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Old 22.02.2015, 21:39
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These are little kids.

All the games that my son has played in have been mixed teams including tournaments for schools in the whole town and at an older age than the OP's child.

You can keep quoting your experiences in restaurants in the 1970s and football in the sixties but things really have moved on from then.




What the hell's that supposed to imply?

The only thing I could read into it is that people of those nationalities are a lot more progressive and forward thinking than the Swiss.
Is that what you meant? I somehow doubt it.

You really are doing the Swiss a lot of discredit on this forum.

What I mean is that a football coach can be a Swiss national or a Kosovari national or a Turkish national or whatever.
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Old 22.02.2015, 21:44
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Alright, so that it is not so much football-coaching but keeping children entertained, a kids animator, and so wants to give all the kids a chance to play
At the age of 6, yes- of course- what do you expect- which does not mean they are not learning proper football skills! I've regularly watched the training sessions for our grandchildren, for rugby (starting age 4) and they definitely train properly, not just entertained- wonderful- same training for boys and girls together.

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Old 22.02.2015, 22:06
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At the age of 6, yes- of course- what do you expect- which does not mean they are not learning proper football skills! I've regularly watched the training sessions for our grandchildren, for rugby (starting age 4) and they definitely train properly, not just entertained- wonderful- same training for boys and girls together.


There is no reason why the kids should not learn about football, but sure not in the way teenagers are tought
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Old 22.02.2015, 22:12
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Soccer sucks, football is great.!

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Old 22.02.2015, 22:14
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Alright, so that it is not so much football-coaching but keeping children entertained, a kids animator, and so wants to give all the kids a chance to play
They work pretty hard doing drills, practicing ball skills and running around the field to call it "being entertained". If that is what they are there for the coach would probably go home...
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Old 22.02.2015, 22:36
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There is no reason why the kids should not learn about football, but sure not in the way teenagers are tought
Woolli arrghhhhh...

of course 4 to 6 years old are not taught the way teenagers are! They are not at school either, are they - but that does not mean they are just being 'entertained', doh. Same for reading, skiing, tennis or maths.... or whatever!

(we were born a few months apart in the same country, but sometimes I really feel we are living on a different planet )

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Soccer sucks, football is great.!

Tom

What you call soccer is World Football
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what you call football is just American Football
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