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Old 22.02.2015, 19:06
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Without being over PC, using the word Chinese and the description really smacks of total insensitivity, really (Down Syndrome?) - and in view of the post, even more so.
Wow. Where did the leap from Chinese to Down syndrome come from?
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:07
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Wow. Where did the leap from Chinese to Down syndrome come from?
Indeed.

Now, had she said 'Mongolian'...

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Old 22.02.2015, 19:07
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To address some of the hurtful and just bull shit statements, i am a male,
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OP is a she (or a Bruce Jenner wanna-be).

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I can assure you, I was not joking. One does not speak of /joke about physical attributes (exaggerated or not) in such a manner without losing credibility in front of me.



Yes, I would have. It is uncalled for. See above for explanation.
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Without being over PC, using the word Chinese and the description really smacks of total insensitivity, really (Down Syndrome?) - and in view of the post, even more so.
The world really is mental!
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:08
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You obviously haven't been to many kids football matches then.

If I had a pound for every dad who thought he knew better and went and had a go at the coach because he hadn't treated their kid right I'd be very rich by now.
No, I haven't, and I'm biased because the only kids football matches I've been to were the ones I watched with my childhood best friend and her dad, while her 8 years younger brother was playing.
At the end of matches, dad was always commenting things like "They don't like statues in the football field son" and other nice things like this... He's a professional football player now.
My geek brother was playing football only at school, during sport classes and I think he wasn't very fond of this sport.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:11
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and I loved watching Ab-Fab.
You're the last one I expected to hear that from.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:13
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Without being over PC, using the word Chinese and the description really smacks of total insensitivity, really (Down Syndrome?) - and in view of the post, even more so.
I really had to bite my tongue to not write what you did. Thanks for taking the words out of my mouth.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:15
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You're the last one I expected to hear that from.
And my niece spent 5 years going to fashion school in Milano (but now raises goats in Tennessee), after a couple months of living with us while she learned Italian.

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Old 22.02.2015, 19:15
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toontoon -

anything that goes against the hive mind on this forum gets met with animosity and aggression.

if you write ANYTHING anti-swiss, the only people who will agree with you are expats, everyone else thinks swiss living is 'perfect'.

re: your question, anything is possible... if he is ONLY doing it to your kid maybe something is up.
So, sock-puppet? Whose hand is up your backside?

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f283- the op is in ...... Germany not Switzerland. All the above comments have been made by ..... expats

You have ... 2 posts, and you come to that sort of conclusion
My conclusion: f283 is a duplicate account set up for trolling
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Oh I like that kid. Such a sweety, he is the only one in the class who can listen to the teacher and the gossip at the same time while tap-dancing all the parts of An American in Paris on his own.
A genius. Don't pull it out of any team, you'll loose.
And his parents are such co-operative sweeties.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:16
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Wow. Where did the leap from Chinese to Down syndrome come from?
I'm not even going to start about the horrifying discrimination people sometimes face because they actually have physical or mental disabilities. Some people can turn truly despicable as soon as one is in a wheelchair, has amputated limbs, etc. etc. I believe that's where Odile is coming from.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:18
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I really had to bite my tongue to not write what you did. Thanks for taking the words out of my mouth.
What? Why? Really; why?

I think a lot of things when I think of the Chinese (there are over a billion of them) but Downs Syndrome wouldn't even register in the top 100.

And the multi-limbed, poly-eared description enhances that how?
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:19
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Re: Anti female or anti English

great thread guys ( and girl), kept me amused
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:21
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Re: Anti female or anti English

This has all got very silly.
I'm sure that the OP just randomly plucked "Chinese" out of the air, they could have chosen any nationality.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:22
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I'm not even going to start about the horrifying discrimination people sometimes face because they actually have physical or mental disabilities. Some people can turn truly despicable as soon as one is in a wheelchair, has amputated limbs, etc. etc. I believe that's where Odile is coming from.
It seems to me that the only people that equate Chinese to mental or physical disability are you and Odile. That seems more offensive than anything the OP has written.

I have great respect for you both and the majority of your posts, but I definitely think you're barking up the wrong tree on this one.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:24
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Re: Anti female or anti English

As my family is half Chinese, I'm deeply insulted and upset by this thread.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:27
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I'm sure that the OP just randomly plucked "Chinese" out of the air,:
It was to honor Chinese new year. 新年快樂 resp. 新年快乐 everybody! Happy -year!
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:29
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Re: Anti female or anti English

As my family is half Chinese and doesn't speak or read Chinese, I'm now offended again. When will this torment end?
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What? Why? Really; why?

I think a lot of things when I think of the Chinese (there are over a billion of them) but Downs Syndrome wouldn't even register in the top 100.

And the multi-limbed, poly-eared description enhances that how?
I was born and 'bred' in a rural area where DS children were called 'Chinese'- sadly (in the 50s). I remember it vividly, hence the link.

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Old 22.02.2015, 19:33
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Re: Anti female or anti English

My wife always refers to her kids (from her ex) as being half-Chinese.

I always have to point out that they are in fact half-Vietnamese!

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Old 22.02.2015, 19:35
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It seems to me that the only people that equate Chinese to mental or physical disability are you and Odile. That seems more offensive than anything the OP has written.

I have great respect for you both and the majority of your posts, but I definitely think you're barking up the wrong tree on this one.
Thanks for your comment, but my disapproval of the post by OP definitely also is based on the mention of multiple limbs/ears which is not OK in this context. If OP had written "the 3-legged 4-eared Swiss" I would've been equally annoyed.
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Old 22.02.2015, 19:35
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I was born and 'bred' in a rural area where DS children were called 'Chinese'- sadly- I remember it vividly, hence the link.
It's maybe a generational thing.

I'm probably a bit older than the OP and also English, so I'd guess neither of us have ever heard of that. Mongol, or "mong", maybe, but never Chinese.

I'd bet (what's left of) my eye teeth that the OP absolutely was not referring to a Downs Syndrome sufferer.
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