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Old 02.01.2016, 10:29
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Sounds more like a tactic - had they served you the wine with the meal, there is a good chance you might have wanted another drink after the meal, or even in the middle of the meal.

If it wasn't a US-based airline then I would be rather surprised.
It was a European carrier, long-haul flight. On the first meal they got the order of service correct. On the second the service order was reversed and slow, which was frustrating. But still, clearly a FWP.

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Old 02.01.2016, 10:36
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It was a European carrier, long-haul flight. On the first meal they got the order of service correct. On the second the service order was reversed and slow, which was frustrating. But still, clearly a FWP.
Presumably you were in cattle class, in which case you have only yourself to blame
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Old 05.01.2016, 10:52
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My office doesn't have a wheelchair ramp, so I had to get off my hoverboard and walk inside like some sort of neanderthal man
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The train station (Hb) is too big.

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The canteen was out of egg mousse sandwiches
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Old 09.01.2016, 18:51
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My treadmill's on/off button just broke so i have to unplug it to turn it off. And i cant call someone to come fix it next week because im off to go skiing..
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Swiss Netflix doesn't appear to have Despicable Me 2 and I can't find our DVD copy.
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Old 15.01.2016, 18:09
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My face got snowed on. Despite my expeditioner outfit, on my hike to work, grr.

And, I am teaching at wee hours tomorrow..better look for skiing goggles.
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Old 16.01.2016, 20:33
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Probably more one particular country, but it bugs me that I can never find it on the drop down list, is it Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom or England (on one recent application for a Canadian eTA it was three of the above in three different drop downs)
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My 500++ bhp super saloon wouldn't get up a snow covered 1 in 10 hill
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Old 19.01.2016, 13:59
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Old 21.01.2016, 21:42
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I started reading books in German language; currently Tote Deine Nächsten by Michael Herzig. I read them on my ebook reader which has an English dictionary so if I fail to understand a word I just click on it to get a translation.
Problem is the dictionary does not have all the words.
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Old 21.01.2016, 21:48
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I started attending the advanced German language course again to refresh my knowledge but the teacher doesn't always write all articles next to the nouns. How am I suppose to differentiate between all those der die das?

Maybe I should put it in the First Word Problems.

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Probably more one particular country, but it bugs me that I can never find it on the drop down list, is it Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom or England (on one recent application for a Canadian eTA it was three of the above in three different drop downs)
Technically, forms should always have Great Britain (GB) as this is the name recognized according to International Standard Organisation (ISO).

If one manages to recognize the ISO currency code of a country then they will easily know the two digit country code. For example, GBP for GB, USD for US, CHF for CH etc etc.
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Old 22.01.2016, 10:56
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

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Technically, forms should always have Great Britain (GB) as this is the name recognized according to International Standard Organisation (ISO).

If one manages to recognize the ISO currency code of a country then they will easily know the two digit country code. For example, GBP for GB, USD for US, CHF for CH etc etc.
If a every country has a unique two character ISO code, and every currency has a unique three character ISO code with the first two characters being identical to the country ISO code, does this imply that the people who made up this system were allowing for every country to have up to 26 currencies?
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Old 22.01.2016, 12:06
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If a every country has a unique two character ISO code, and every currency has a unique three character ISO code with the first two characters being identical to the country ISO code, does this imply that the people who made up this system were allowing for every country to have up to 26 currencies?
Guess so.

In some cases, it is needed. For example, the Zimbabwean Dollar has been redenominated quite a few times; in that process, it has gone through new ISO currency codes - first ZWD, then ZWN, ZWR and the current Dollar in use, ZWL.
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Old 22.01.2016, 12:58
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My winter jacket is too big for just going to coop. I have to get another one out of the closet
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Old 22.01.2016, 13:04
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I started attending the advanced German language course again to refresh my knowledge but the teacher doesn't always write all articles next to the nouns. How am I suppose to differentiate between all those der die das?

Maybe I should put it in the First Word Problems.
That reminds me of a tutorial series I got from Youtube on teaching French.

There used to be a lot of lessons which were just vocabulary lessons, where he simply gave lists of words related to a topic, and their meaning.

He was good enough to indicate the gender of all nouns (and pronouncing the article too) - e.g. le or la - but when it came to nouns starting with a vowel or most starting with h, he would never say or indicate on the slides what the gender was (this is because with these words, the second letter of the normal article is elided, e.g. l'orange, and does not tell the gender). The same goes for nouns which were normally found as a plural, viz. les. (Same problem in German - all plurals have the article die but that gives no indication of gender).
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Old 22.01.2016, 13:51
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If one manages to recognize the ISO currency code of a country then they will easily know the two digit country code. For example, GBP for GB, USD for US, CHF for CH etc etc.
That was the one name that didn't come up!
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Guess so.

In some cases, it is needed. For example, the Zimbabwean Dollar has been redenominated quite a few times; in that process, it has gone through new ISO currency codes - first ZWD, then ZWN, ZWR and the current Dollar in use, ZWL.
Another classic example would be the Russian RUR changed to RUB.

The ISO also has unique numerical as well as alpha codes for currency and country codes to benefit those countries who do not use Latin characters.
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Old 02.02.2016, 09:28
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I want to discuss the Netflix series 'Making a Murderer' with my colleagues but nobody has Netflix.
I feel like Marty McFly stuck in the 1950s.
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