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Swisstree probably talks about Haribo ..... still a possibility of digestive problem depending on the size of her stash ..... and the age of the finder.
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You mentioned Haribo.

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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I have been so confused for the past two days until I figured out that when people in the USA talk about "Asians" they mean someone totally different than when people from the UK talk about "Asians".

All is clear now - but I felt very confused and very dumb for 2 days!
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Old 10.08.2017, 08:40
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I have been so confused for the past two days until I figured out that when people in the USA talk about "Asians" they mean someone totally different than when people from the UK talk about "Asians".

All is clear now - but I felt very confused and very dumb for 2 days!
It took me four years of EF to figure that out!

Meanwhile, the Italian word 'asiatici' means the same as the US usage of 'asians'.

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Old 10.08.2017, 08:59
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I have been so confused for the past two days until I figured out that when people in the USA talk about "Asians" they mean someone totally different than when people from the UK talk about "Asians".
I first came across the different meaning of "Asians" in the UK circa 1995, and I am a Brit, although by then I'd been out of the UK for a good chunk of my working life.

If I remember correctly, the UK version covers the Indian subcontinent, i.e. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. I think it started out as "Asian community (of UK immigrants)", but I'm not entirely sure.
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I have been so confused for the past two days until I figured out that when people in the USA talk about "Asians" they mean someone totally different than when people from the UK talk about "Asians".

All is clear now - but I felt very confused and very dumb for 2 days!

huh?

What is the difference?

I'm from New Zealand - we seem to always be left in the dark...
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huh?

What is the difference?

I'm from New Zealand - we seem to always be left in the dark...
When you say "Asian" in the USA, people generally mean and have in mind: Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean,...

As far as the UK goes, as I've come to find out in the past couple of days...what he said below.

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If I remember correctly, the UK version covers the Indian subcontinent, i.e. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. I think it started out as "Asian community (of UK immigrants)", but I'm not entirely sure.
Technically everyone is correct I suppose, it's just that I have been talking to a UK-based person, and for 1-2 days they kept talking about so and so whom I was supposed to meet and the fact that he is Asian. Mind you, this particular person's name was not indicative at all either - Jay. Being used to the American way, I went to meet the guy expecting and looking out for a Chinese/Taiwanese/etc. person, I approached several asking if they were Jay, got a lot of nos and blank stares, until this Indian fellow approaches me and says "Hi, I am Jay".

The heck you are, you are not Asian!!!! You are Indian!!! Obviously I kept that to myself but now at least I know who to look out for the next time.
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Old 10.08.2017, 17:04
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When you say "Asian" in the USA, people generally mean and have in mind: Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean,...

As far as the UK goes, as I've come to find out in the past couple of days...what he said below.



Technically everyone is correct I suppose, it's just that I have been talking to a UK-based person, and for 1-2 days they kept talking about so and so whom I was supposed to meet and the fact that he is Asian. Mind you, this particular person's name was not indicative at all either - Jay. Being used to the American way, I went to meet the guy expecting and looking out for a Chinese/Taiwanese/etc. person, I approached several asking if they were Jay, got a lot of nos and blank stares, until this Indian fellow approaches me and says "Hi, I am Jay".

The heck you are, you are not Asian!!!! You are Indian!!! Obviously I kept that to myself but now at least I know who to look out for the next time.
And then there are the smug "Iamsosmart" types who have to add that Russians are also Asian to fulfill their superiority complex, before you have to politely ask them to leave the party if they continue to be social poison.
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I got a nice series of podcasts...just to find out that it is in a really thick Aussie accent. Dios mio. Is there hope? Does it get easier with time?
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Sorry, bit serious for the spirit of this thread, but it is a First World problem.

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I first came across the different meaning of "Asians" in the UK circa 1995, and I am a Brit, although by then I'd been out of the UK for a good chunk of my working life.

If I remember correctly, the UK version covers the Indian subcontinent, i.e. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. I think it started out as "Asian community (of UK immigrants)", but I'm not entirely sure.
Now I've had some time to mull this over, my recollection is that some guy on a UK forum started using the above definition of "Asian" and left me just as confused as the non-Brits here.

I had grown up in a textile area which was crying out for immigrant labour in the 60s and 70s and was fully aware of the differences in country of origin (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Sri Lanka too). You had better get that right when addressing them or they would get quite upset, so learning the differences was quite important.

It appeared that Brits who lived in areas with few if any immigrants from that part of the world couldn't differentiate, so lumped them all in as "Asian". Our local papers would refer to them as "the Asian community", but we ourselves would split them according to where they came from.

I almost forgot the East African Asians. These were folks originating on the Indian subcontinent who had lived in Uganda and Kenya until things got too hot for them there. The ones I met all had a good head for business - they had run businesses in East Africa.
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Sorry, bit serious for the spirit of this thread, but it is a First World problem.



Now I've had some time to mull this over, my recollection is that some guy on a UK forum started using the above definition of "Asian" and left me just as confused as the non-Brits here.

I had grown up in a textile area which was crying out for immigrant labour in the 60s and 70s and was fully aware of the differences in country of origin (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Sri Lanka too). You had better get that right when addressing them or they would get quite upset, so learning the differences was quite important.

It appeared that Brits who lived in areas with few if any immigrants from that part of the world couldn't differentiate, so lumped them all in as "Asian". Our local papers would refer to them as "the Asian community", but we ourselves would split them according to where they came from.

I almost forgot the East African Asians. These were folks originating on the Indian subcontinent who had lived in Uganda and Kenya until things got too hot for them there. The ones I met all had a good head for business - they had run businesses in East Africa.
Does that belong in this thread. The UBS IT microwaves were recently banned to Indians .
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Does that belong in this thread. The UBS IT microwaves were recently banned to Indians .
Now THAT wasn't mentioned in Inside Paradeplatz
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Old 10.08.2017, 22:06
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Next Tuesday is a day off.
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Old 10.08.2017, 22:50
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Next Tuesday is a day off.
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Next Tuesday is a day off.
Yes, but why is that a problem?

(unless you live in Ticino and want to go shopping in Italy due to it being a holiday in Ticino, only to find that everything in Italy is also closed)

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I can't decide on my Fantasy Football team, and there's only 9 hours and 45 minutes until deadline.
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I have a day off today and its raining
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I can't decide on my Fantasy Football team, and there's only 9 hours and 45 minutes until deadline.
There are two in this house driving me nuts with the non-stop talk about their fantasy football teams.

No pressure, but you better hurry.. the clock is ticking
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