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Old 22.06.2011, 17:16
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Sorry, what is 'longkang'? gahmen as in gay men??? i have never heard of such words in Singapore.
Okay okay okay - I give up.

You are simply a German or whatever you are, whose first language is English, happen to write like a typical Singaporean, said you are from Singapore because you've spent so much time there and is sooooo proud to be Asian but not even knowing what "longkang" and "gahmen" are (heck, even my expat friends who havent been there for long do), and chose a nickname synonymous with its National flower, an orchid. All coincidence of course. My bad.

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Old 22.06.2011, 17:20
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Okay okay okay - I give up.

You are simply a German or whatever you are, whose first language is English, happen to write like a typical Singaporean, said you are from Singapore because you've spent time there and is sooooo proud to be Asian, and chose a nickname synonymous with our National flower, an orchid. All coincidence of course. My bad.

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Ok lah ok lah....
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Old 22.06.2011, 17:24
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and chose a nickname synonymous with its National flower
I thought that was the Durian...
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Old 22.06.2011, 17:26
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Re: Naked kids at the park, brought by the teachers!

I have something to say that to my surprise, seems to fit with the debate here:

I have never used a bathing costume in Germany. Ever, child or teenager or adult. Never needed one.


EDIT: thinking of it, my cousins had one because of school swimming. I was schooled in France so Germany was only hollidays.
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Old 22.06.2011, 17:34
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...If I walk naked in my own flat... [snip]...here, I can happily invite the neighbour to look elsewhere if she doesn't like what she is seeing.


Oh! So it was you all along...
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Old 22.06.2011, 17:36
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Oh so it was you all along...
Are you in any form suggesting that I do or ever have lived in BASEL!?

P.S: Can't be me, I don't put stickers in my windows to blur anything.
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Old 22.06.2011, 18:04
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I didn't mean to get anyone 'heated up' with my mere comment.
Oh pleeese! We weren't born yesterday.

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I was just concern about any passer by who might take a picture.... that's why i was shocked and disgusted, not because of the kids, but because of those paedophiles who do exist in the world!
Really? So finally you get round to telling us what got you wound up, shocked and disgusted. The hypothetical risk of hypothetical paedophiles. I have no problem with that but why didn't you say so. It would've saved us a whole lot of bother if you'd made your own thread clear and then kept it on topic.

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For those who don't mind this, and for those who mind, let it be what you prefer. Let's not fuss over my comments. Period.
C'mon. If you start a thread in the complaints forum with words like "shocked" and "disgusted" then you're taking a stand and inviting people to fuss over your comments. Otherwise what's the point of starting the thread. If you have principles, at least stand up for them.
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Old 22.06.2011, 18:08
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I always thought that 'shocked and disgusted' only came from Tunbridge, lol
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Old 22.06.2011, 18:46
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Okay okay okay - I give up.

You are simply a German or whatever you are, whose first language is English,
No, I don't think English is their first language. I'd be willing to bet a few pints on that. Non-natives make fairly common mistakes in English (as does everyone in every language).

I've often thought a book of, say, the top 20 English mistakes by each country in the world would be an interesting teaching tool as I can so often narrow down, if not outright peg, English speakers to a country or region by what they stumble upon. I've made a few friends in my travels by identifying total strangers by said linguistic tics in English. Good times.
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Old 22.06.2011, 19:24
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No, I don't think English is their first language. I'd be willing to bet a few pints on that. Non-natives make fairly common mistakes in English (as does everyone in every language).

I've often thought a book of, say, the top 20 English mistakes by each country in the world would be an interesting teaching tool as I can so often narrow down, if not outright peg, English speakers to a country or region by what they stumble upon. I've made a few friends in my travels by identifying total strangers by said linguistic tics in English. Good times.
Well, to be honest: Singaporeans are native speaker and still manage to have "linguistic ticks"... can can!
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Old 22.06.2011, 19:49
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Oh pleeese! We weren't born yesterday.



Really? So finally you get round to telling us what got you wound up, shocked and disgusted. The hypothetical risk of hypothetical paedophiles. I have no problem with that but why didn't you say so. It would've saved us a whole lot of bother if you'd made your own thread clear and then kept it on topic.



C'mon. If you start a thread in the complaints forum with words like "shocked" and "disgusted" then you're taking a stand and inviting people to fuss over your comments. Otherwise what's the point of starting the thread. If you have principles, at least stand up for them.
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The Daily Mail must have reached the shores of Singapore
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Old 22.06.2011, 20:09
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The Daily Mail must have reached the shores of Singapore
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Old 22.06.2011, 20:20
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Re: Naked kids at the park, brought by the teachers!

When my son was born he didn't have a stitch on! And I had to carry him all the way through the delivery room totally naked. There were doctors and nurses looking! Any one of them could have been a paediatrician! One of them even took a photograph!

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Old 22.06.2011, 20:45
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No, I don't think English is their first language. I'd be willing to bet a few pints on that.
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Old 22.06.2011, 21:15
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No, I don't think English is their first language. I'd be willing to bet a few pints on that. Non-natives make fairly common mistakes in English (as does everyone in every language).

I've often thought a book of, say, the top 20 English mistakes by each country in the world would be an interesting teaching tool as I can so often narrow down, if not outright peg, English speakers to a country or region by what they stumble upon. I've made a few friends in my travels by identifying total strangers by said linguistic tics in English. Good times.
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Old 22.06.2011, 22:16
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This morning at chinagarten, I was totally shocked and disgusted with the group of young boys and girls went totally naked running and playing around at the playground and the park. What really shocked me further was these group of young kindergarten kids were brought by two or three teachers to the park. And these teachers allowed them to go around naked!! These teachers supposed to be educating the young children, and should also understand that there are such paedophiles around, and they should keep the kids from such harm. Where is the morale here? I wonder what would the parents feel if they see their kids were running around naked like this??
Or tell me, does the society in Switzerland allows this to happen?
What I find disturbing is not that the children were naked, but they were during kindergarten time and in a public place...I will check with my son's kindergarten, I really hope that they are not letting him run around naked in a public place...
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This morning at chinagarten, I was totally shocked and disgusted with the group of young boys and girls went totally naked running and playing around at the playground and the park. What really shocked me further was these group of young kindergarten kids were brought by two or three teachers to the park. And these teachers allowed them to go around naked!! These teachers supposed to be educating the young children, and should also understand that there are such paedophiles around, and they should keep the kids from such harm. Where is the morale here? I wonder what would the parents feel if they see their kids were running around naked like this??
Or tell me, does the society in Switzerland allows this to happen?

This is simply INAPPROPRIATE. No, there is nothing wrong with childrenbeing naked however this is in a SCHOOL setting in a PUBLIC place and at theages of 5-6-7, they should be taught that we need to leave our clothes on! Children are children but they do need togrow-up.
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Old 22.06.2011, 23:27
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This is simply INAPPROPRIATE. No, there is nothing wrong with childrenbeing naked however this is in a SCHOOL setting in a PUBLIC place and at theages of 5-6-7, they should be taught that we need to leave our clothes on! Children are children but they do need togrow-up.
If there was a prolblem it is a legal one. Would any single person in visual distance have complained by mobile phone to the police, it would have become illegal immediately. "LiB" above somewhere has pointed to this speciality of laws in Switzerland. That you can do many things and get tolerated until/unless someone takes offence. Then you suddenly have the legal apparatus against you. As a cousin of me, who is a lawyer, once told me, the law here in many fields only starts when you can deliver evidence that your personal interests/feelings/belongings got "damaged"

In other words, had the O.P. been a Swiss, equipped with a Mobile Phone and the required routine to complain, hell would have broken loose
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Old 22.06.2011, 23:31
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If there was a prolblem it is a legal one. Would any single person in visual distance have complained by mobile phone to the police, it would have become illegal immediately. "LiB" above somewhere has pointed to this speciality of laws in Switzerland. That you can do many things and get tolerated until/unless someone takes offence. Then you suddenly have the legal apparatus against you. As a cousin of me, who is a lawyer, once told me, the law here in many fields only starts when you can deliver evidence that your personal interests/feelings/belongings got "damaged"

In other words, had the O.P. been a Swiss, equipped with a Mobile Phone and the required routine to complain, hell would have broken loose
curiously, what would have happened if a parent of one of those kids found out, complained afterwards and wasn't swiss?
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Old 22.06.2011, 23:43
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If there was a prolblem it is a legal one. Would any single person in visual distance have complained by mobile phone to the police, it would have become illegal immediately. "LiB" above somewhere has pointed to this speciality of laws in Switzerland. That you can do many things and get tolerated until/unless someone takes offence. Then you suddenly have the legal apparatus against you. As a cousin of me, who is a lawyer, once told me, the law here in many fields only starts when you can deliver evidence that your personal interests/feelings/belongings got "damaged"

In other words, had the O.P. been a Swiss, equipped with a Mobile Phone and the required routine to complain, hell would have broken loose
That is pretty much the same as UK law. Being naked in a public place is not illegal unless it 'offends public decency'.

Recently in the UK there have been two large gatherings of nudists in public that have not caused any particular issues: cyclists in Brighton and a sponsored 'skinny dip'on a National Trust beach in Wales.



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