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Everybody knows somebody...

...is what the Blues Brothers should have been singing! I was reminded, and I accepted it, that one needs to be cautious when mentioning someone else on this forum, because Switzerland is such a small country that, whatever one might believe, connections can potentially be made.


So, I decided to retell my story in a far more acceptable way for Switzerland:


"I once met this girl (or perhaps it was a man?) who was coming from a village that in fact was the suburb of a big, anonymous city. She (or he?) had beautiful, colourless hair and her eyes were, well, just her/his eyes.
We shared the same passion, which could have be anybody's passion, and we enjoyed walking, respecting social distancing, which means we could have never been holding hands (but we may have touched elbows).
When, in some vague past period of time, I visited her, which was quite some distance from where I live, we talked in a few of the many languages that we share and decided to use the same one to declare our love to each other (but do rest assured, there might have been a bit of anger in there, too!).


So, here I am, unable to describe my feelings but one thing is absolutely certain...I cannot keep sulking from EF for very long!"


Lost Inbroad, are you single????
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Old 27.05.2020, 15:12
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Christ, spare us the details.

Next thing you'll be saying (s)he's one of those people with two arms and more than one leg.
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My wife matches the description. Should I be worried?
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Is she by any chance called Dolly?
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Old 27.05.2020, 16:59
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I read it with Dean Martin singing in my ears.
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Old 27.05.2020, 17:03
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...is what the Blues Brothers should have been singing! I was reminded, and I accepted it, that one needs to be cautious when mentioning someone else on this forum, because Switzerland is such a small country that, whatever one might believe, connections can potentially be made.


So, I decided to retell my story in a far more acceptable way for Switzerland:


"I once met this girl (or perhaps it was a man?) who was coming from a village that in fact was the suburb of a big, anonymous city. She (or he?) had beautiful, colourless hair and her eyes were, well, just her/his eyes.
We shared the same passion, which could have be anybody's passion, and we enjoyed walking, respecting social distancing, which means we could have never been holding hands (but we may have touched elbows).
When, in some vague past period of time, I visited her, which was quite some distance from where I live, we talked in a few of the many languages that we share and decided to use the same one to declare our love to each other (but do rest assured, there might have been a bit of anger in there, too!).


So, here I am, unable to describe my feelings but one thing is absolutely certain...I cannot keep sulking from EF for very long!"


Lost Inbroad, are you single????
Thanks for the story but knowing people with ovaries (I think I will no longer dare to say girls considering the gender scale), I bet she will be mad at you keeeping her so anonymous and not contributing to her internet fame (she doesn't have a fat insta account full of followers?)!!!!

Anyways - that's awesome that you came back!

We will throw a beach volley session of teachers one of these days, will ping you if it happens.
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Old 27.05.2020, 17:29
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Thanks for the story but knowing people with ovaries (I think I will no longer dare to say girls considering the gender scale), I bet she will be mad at you keeeping her so anonymous and not contributing to her internet fame (she doesn't have a fat insta account full of followers?)!!!!

Anyways - that's awesome that you came back!

We will throw a beach volley session of teachers one of these days, will ping you if it happens.


Have dry cleaners reopened? ... I'm thinking of all this sand stuck under the kilt!
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Old 27.05.2020, 17:33
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I’m very happy for you and the unknown person, from an unspecified place somewhere in this beautiful country you both live in.
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Old 27.05.2020, 17:33
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Have dry cleaners reopened? ... I'm thinking of all this sand stuck under the kilt!
Ew. Ok, scratch that, beach volley with a kilt is...hot. Like warm, I mean.

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McT is de retour, hurrah - et merde x onwards, forwards - enjoy.
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I’m very happy for you and the unknown person, from an unspecified place somewhere in this beautiful country you both live in.


Me too. Btw you forgot genderless. Actually no, person included all of them.
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I’m very happy for you and the unknown person, from an unspecified place somewhere in one or more countries somewhere this beautiful country you both live in.
Fixed that for you.
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...is what the Blues Brothers should have been singing! I was reminded, and I accepted it, that one needs to be cautious when mentioning someone else on this forum, because Switzerland is such a small country that, whatever one might believe, connections can potentially be made.


So, I decided to retell my story in a far more acceptable way for Switzerland:


"I once met this girl (or perhaps it was a man?) who was coming from a village that in fact was the suburb of a big, anonymous city. She (or he?) had beautiful, colourless hair and her eyes were, well, just her/his eyes.
We shared the same passion, which could have be anybody's passion, and we enjoyed walking, respecting social distancing, which means we could have never been holding hands (but we may have touched elbows).
When, in some vague past period of time, I visited her, which was quite some distance from where I live, we talked in a few of the many languages that we share and decided to use the same one to declare our love to each other (but do rest assured, there might have been a bit of anger in there, too!).


So, here I am, unable to describe my feelings but one thing is absolutely certain...I cannot keep sulking from EF for very long!"


Lost Inbroad, are you single????
This looks like my students’ attempts at narrative writing
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Old 27.05.2020, 21:10
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Re: Everybody knows somebody...

<<the many languages that we share and decided to use the same one to declare our love >>
Blimey, you live your affairs at the speed of a movie.
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Old 27.05.2020, 21:31
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<<the many languages that we share and decided to use the same one to declare our love >>
Blimey, you live your affairs at the speed of a movie.
Can I take a wild guess here. It's that lady who did the sign language translations on tv today.
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Old 27.05.2020, 21:40
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Can I take a wild guess here. It's that lady who did the sign language translations on tv today.
AH! He met yet an other one to declare love to? It's no longer the one over the Röstigraben who's professional at what is just a hobby for him?

Or maybe the translator was just a virtual fling on the side. Very virtual, he thought she was waving at him 'cause he doesn't know sign language

Well, McTavge, thanks for an other nice, relaxed, banter thread. I sure hope this one stays that way.
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Old 27.05.2020, 21:51
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Can I take a wild guess here. It's that lady who did the sign language translations on tv today.
I hope it's her. Her used to popularity, he can share saucy details here with us!
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Old 27.05.2020, 22:15
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I’m very happy for you and the unknown person, from an unspecified place somewhere in this beautiful country you both live in.
Ha, yes, but do we live in the same country?
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I hope it's her. Her used to popularity, he can share saucy details here with us!


It would be short lived. The only sign language we know in Scotland is the two fingers up! This makes conversation very limited and aggressive!
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Old 27.05.2020, 22:22
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It would be short lived. The only sign language we know in Scotland is the two fingers up! This makes conversation very limited and aggressive!
Although I could follow Mr Vertigo's thread on sign language, I guess.
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