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Old 09.08.2011, 21:37
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

Good lord! Thankfully, and finally, with so many trivial distractions in the world this evening someone has found a genuinely important cause to get to grips with.
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

This wasn't a trolling attempting and it did happen. I don't see either how I would be seen as a huge stick in the mud either or totally negative. I have a contrast between complaining and injecting some humour into it , but I guess some people just love to hang onto one sentence out of context and swing off it like a chandelier as though their life depended on it.

What happened happened. They were a couple who had British accents, never said they were English. They just annoyed most of the people there, which I realise is our own fault in some people's view, the lack of consideration for others just irks me when I see it. If I was a vegetarian I wouldn't like some bloke wearing a wife-beater running over and slapping a steak off my head.
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If I was a vegetarian I wouldn't like some bloke wearing a wife-beater running over and slapping a steak off my head.
Certainly not at stupidly high Swiss prices and mediocre Schweizer Qualitäten
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Old 10.08.2011, 00:36
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

What's a "wife-beater" as an item of clothing?

I guess as a British couple, one should be grateful that they were having a riot, rather than rioting...
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Old 10.08.2011, 00:38
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They just annoyed most of the people there,
Just curious, but how do you know the other people were annoyed and not that it was just time for their nap/train/dinner/hanky panky so they left?
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I think his post is just an affectionate comment on the informality of the British but posted as a jokey complaint.

There are more things to get wound up about - like Lyme Disease which I am currently having to deal with.

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You have it? Best of luck with treatment. I hope it all goes well for you.
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Old 10.08.2011, 01:16
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This wasn't a trolling attempting and it did happen. I don't see either how I would be seen as a huge stick in the mud either or totally negative. I have a contrast between complaining and injecting some humour into it , but I guess some people just love to hang onto one sentence out of context and swing off it like a chandelier as though their life depended on it.
I do admire the people who take the plunge and start a thread in the Complaints Corner on the EF. They are the brave ones who walk right into the lion's den.

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Old 10.08.2011, 01:27
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Just curious, but how do you know the other people were annoyed and not that it was just time for their nap/train/dinner/hanky panky so they left?
That constipated look, which is, in reality, how the Swiss express mirth and amusement, is often mistaken for annoyance and...yes...constipation.
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What's a "wife-beater" as an item of clothing?

I guess as a British couple, one should be grateful that they were having a riot, rather than rioting...
A wife-beater is a tank-top undershirt. It gets the name from the fact that it seems to be the undershirt of preference for men who beat their wives, and usually they are Italian or Latino (as depicted in the movies). I think Stanley from "Street Car" wore a wife beater.

Personally I don't understand how said style of undershirt is effective, since there is nothing to keep your pits from staining your shirt.
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Old 10.08.2011, 08:18
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(I hope I made the image of me and some old men watching semi naked kids playing in a fountain as less perverted as possible hehe Dark glasses are a must)
Am I the only one to find this sentence rather disturbing?
I don't understand how you can add "perverted" into the sentence, unless you really have an issue with watching kids play with water.
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Old 10.08.2011, 08:25
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This thread has really made me chuckle and smile a few times this morning...
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A wife-beater is a tank-top undershirt....
Now you've destroyed my image of a guy dressed up in flattened stella cans.
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Old 10.08.2011, 09:24
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A wife-beater is a tank-top undershirt. It gets the name from the fact that it seems to be the undershirt of preference for men who beat their wives, and usually they are Italian or Latino (as depicted in the movies). I think Stanley from "Street Car" wore a wife beater.

Personally I don't understand how said style of undershirt is effective, since there is nothing to keep your pits from staining your shirt.
"A garment worn by Italian or Latino men, who are likely to beat their wives." Amazing how much prejudice (racial or other) can be found in a single definition. I thought it was called a wifebeater because it's popular with supporters of North Melbourne Football Club, who look like they would you-know-what.
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What's a "wife-beater" as an item of clothing?

I guess as a British couple, one should be grateful that they were having a riot, rather than rioting...
Yeah, I was going to say, have you watched the news lately? THAT is out of order behaviour!
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You sound really bitter, why would laughter upset you so much? I know the scene would have given me warm feelings and a big smile...loooove
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

I say, bloody hell! That's terrible.

And your lack of action at the time resulted in the middle-aged lady being attacked with a pork sword later on that day.
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Old 10.08.2011, 09:58
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Mr D's Breakfast, explain yourself ! Frolicking in a fountain at your age !
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Re: Really out of order behaviour.

If its not an unacceptable question Pearshakes, which nationality are you?
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Old 10.08.2011, 10:04
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If its not an unacceptable question Pearshakes, which nationality are you?
He said he's Swiss.
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You sound really bitter, why would laughter upset you so much? I know the scene would have given me warm feelings and a big smile...loooove
Eh? Laughter doesn't upset me, but their attitude and demeanour did at the time. I don't know why I would be seen as really bitter because I'm not like that. We turned the other cheek and left and they didn't seem to care either way what people thought so bully for them I guess.
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