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Old 26.01.2015, 13:56
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Teaches you to be so vague and uncommital.

I normally write "brambley" or "granny smith" and never have this problem.
I don't spend hundreds of [insert currency] on iCrap and buy phones that don't autocorrect normal words into smut...
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Old 26.01.2015, 14:08
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Isn't business casual = suit minus jacket and tie?
Not necessarily for women?
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Old 26.01.2015, 14:29
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Isn't business casual = suit minus jacket and tie?
In Europe it's suit minus tie, while our American colleagues will show up in polo shirts. And it's a total pain for women. So everybody will look either over- or underdressed, depending on whom they're talking to at the moment.
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Old 26.01.2015, 15:53
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Teaches you to be so vague and uncommital.

I normally write "brambley" or "granny smith" and never have this problem.
I would just turn off autocorrect. I did when I had an iDevice; with my Samsung there is the option for autocorrect but also the option to have the three suggested spellings above the keyboard. I turn off the former but keep the latter - works a charm.
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Old 26.01.2015, 15:54
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Had my first formal French class today (two week intensive for level A1/A2).

Made so many basic mistakes in class today that I wouldn't normally outside of class. Felt like you prepared for an exam and then you stuff up when you sit it.

Yes I know it is all part of the learning experience, but still felt like a dope and that's why I'm posting here.
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Old 26.01.2015, 16:46
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Isn't business casual = suit minus jacket and tie?
Wha!? Most certainly not. That's what I wear for conference presentations or interviews.

No, more like smart jeans (dark colour, not faded, not torn) and a normal long-sleeved collared shirt.
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Old 26.01.2015, 17:47
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No, more like smart jeans (dark colour, not faded, not torn) and a normal long-sleeved collared shirt.
That's just casual...

You really don't even wear a tie to interviews???? In this country?
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Old 27.01.2015, 19:05
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My carpet pile is so thick, my FitBit is only registering half my steps.
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Old 27.01.2015, 19:36
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My carpet pile is so thick, my FitBit is only registering half my steps.
My bones are so fat that I need an xl charge HR version and that's only available in the US and can't be shipped outside of US and Canada!
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My german teacher gave me a CD to listen to but i have nothing that takes a CD anymore...
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Old 28.01.2015, 17:57
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My german teacher gave me a CD to listen to but i have nothing that takes a CD anymore...
So no desktop or laptop at home or at work? I'll convert cd to mp3 for you for 20 CHF plus vat
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Old 29.01.2015, 13:37
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My Home to Work route requires only a 4 minute ride with the S-Bahn. Not enough time to reach the comic section of 20 Minuten
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Old 29.01.2015, 16:39
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Some pleb trespassed into first class, used our toilets and then helped themselves to the complimentary vol-au-vents.
Had I not been having a massage, I would have gotten up and confronted the blaggard
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Old 29.01.2015, 16:43
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Applied for a credit card (actually Bonviva package) with Credit Suisse. It took them two weeks to tell me that they are not going to offer me credit.

Now I need to brainstorm another way to get a reliable but cheap carry-on luggage.
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Old 29.01.2015, 16:46
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My Home to Work route requires only a 4 minute ride with the S-Bahn. Not enough time to reach the comic section of 20 Minuten
I think you'll find 4 minutes is plenty of time to read the entire 20 Minuten. Twice.
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Old 29.01.2015, 16:49
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I think you'll find 4 minutes is plenty of time to read the entire 20 Minuten. Twice.
Yes. The name relates to how long they spent writing it, not how long it'll take you to read it.
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Old 29.01.2015, 17:16
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Yes. The name relates to how long they spent writing it, not how long it'll take you to read it.
You meant copy and paste, right?
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Old 31.01.2015, 17:24
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My baby bit our dog
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Old 31.01.2015, 17:59
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My baby bit our dog
Your baby has "voluntarily" ( work with me here) gagged on a pen, has bitten you whilst being nursed and now has bit the dog.

I assume the dog was not happy and winced away.

Is there something you should be attempting to explain here?
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Old 31.01.2015, 18:03
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I got the same vegetarian lunch that I ate yesterday..guess what I ate as I dont eat non veg
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