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ahem ... I beg your pardon??!!
..well, you're pretty like a flower..so that doesn't really apply to you.
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..well, you're pretty like a flower..so that doesn't really apply to you.
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I believe you !they have to try harder
I believe there may be some truth in that statement ... but it surely does not apply only to the English
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Old 04.02.2011, 15:50
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im sure we yanks can outpork even the brits.
Yes, but we will never count Amercia as part of Europe, sorry, all the places have been taken.
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Now there is a mushroom I can think about called a 'stinking horn' - that could be the ideal match for that flower.
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Old 04.02.2011, 16:20
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Geography wasn't that journalist's strongest subject, was it?
The article doesn't mention that phrase, just the headline . . . so I suspect the subeditor is responsible for the mistake.
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Old 04.02.2011, 16:21
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Where does it mention Switzerland in that article?
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Intriguingly, the study explodes the myth that Italian women are fat. With a BMI of 24.8, they are the only group to have shed the pounds over the decades, and are now as svelte as their French cousins. Only Swiss women are slimmer.
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Old 04.02.2011, 16:22
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/he...rn-Europe.html

and , I'm French , phew we're saved coming second...

Articles like this just make me think "so what?"


Around and around... yes, yes, being fat is a matter of opening your mouth and putting food in without doing the necessary work to burn off all of those calories (taking into account that some - like me - due to other health reasons should eat way less than everyone else in order to avoid having to do way more burning than everyone else )

BUT

I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets a stubborn attitude of "I'll do what I want" every time someone tuts at me about something they feel I shouldn't do, particularly when it truly isn't any of their business, even when it comes to something I actually should be taking a cautionary approach to (like eating).

So, while it isn't the media's "fault" that so many people are fat, constantly going on about it really doesn't help... at all. Best thing would be to stfu about it.

On the other hand, if people (including the media) weren't criticizing others for this, that or the other, whatever else would they talk about?
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Or food prices here!
The article doesn't say anything about causes . . . it's just about how heavy people are.
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I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets a stubborn attitude of "I'll do what I want" every time someone tuts at me about something they feel I shouldn't do, particularly when it truly isn't any of their business, even when it comes to something I actually should be taking a cautionary approach to (like eating).
In a country with socialised medicine, health is everybody's business.
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Old 04.02.2011, 16:26
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Beer-swilling British women are branded the 'ugliest in the world'




There is must be something in that British beer cause it appears to affect the Beer -swilling British mens appearance.

There is nothing wrong with us wine drinking Essex girls!

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Articles like this just make me think "so what?"


Around and around... yes, yes, being fat is a matter of opening your mouth and putting food in without doing the necessary work to burn off all of those calories (taking into account that some - like me - due to other health reasons should eat way less than everyone else in order to avoid having to do way more burning than everyone else )

BUT

I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets a stubborn attitude of "I'll do what I want" every time someone tuts at me about something they feel I shouldn't do, particularly when it truly isn't any of their business, even when it comes to something I actually should be taking a cautionary approach to (like eating).

So, while it isn't the media's "fault" that so many people are fat, constantly going on about it really doesn't help... at all. Best thing would be to stfu about it.

On the other hand, if people (including the media) weren't criticizing others for this, that or the other, whatever else would they talk about?
This seems to have really ruffled your feathers. Are you over weight?
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I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets a stubborn attitude of "I'll do what I want" every time someone tuts at me about something they feel I shouldn't do, particularly when it truly isn't any of their business, even when it comes to something I actually should be taking a cautionary approach to (like eating).

So, while it isn't the media's "fault" that so many people are fat, constantly going on about it really doesn't help... at all. Best thing would be to stfu about it.
So, I suppose you'd apply the same to anti-smoking campaigns in the media?

Are you suggesting people are more likely to give up smoking without any information and that information that suggests that smoking will drastically decrease your life expectancy and harm your unborn children will actually cause people to smoke more?
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Are you suggesting people are more likely to give up smoking without any information and that information that suggests that smoking will drastically decrease your life expectancy and harm your unborn children will actually cause people to smoke more?
If you follow the threads on smoking on platforms, gun control and dealing with poverty, yes, most seem to think that making laws will help more than telling people the truth.
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Old 04.02.2011, 17:18
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Haha, just found this.....
Arn't they just so cute...nice going media campaign!
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Old 04.02.2011, 17:23
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Articles like this just make me think "so what?"
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In a country with socialised medicine, health is everybody's business.
Lifestyle choices have a huge impact on families. This is the first time in recorded history where parents outlive their children.

A friend from Geneva visiting me here in Zurich commented on the greater number of podgy people than in the French speaking areas. I hadn't noticed after being in the UK recently, where it was startling how many fat women there are compared to healthy / shapely types.

Diabetes is fun!
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