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So presumably then you think that a subject on whether the English are dim is relevant and useful to a forum "in which people from all over, who share a common language (the language in question being english), to be able to swap stories and information regarding - and preferably relevant to - their "new" lives in Switzerland.

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Old 28.02.2011, 12:20
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So presumably then you think that a subject on wether the English are dim is relevant and useful to a forum "in which people from all over, who share a common language (the language in question being english), to be able to swap stories and information regarding - and preferably relevant to - their "new" lives in Switzerland.

Not necessarily, and obviously neither does grynch - hence the location of the thread being in the "off topic" area of the forum.
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Re: Are the English dim ?

I should amend the title to indicate that I don't think ALL English are dim.
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A bit like the Swiss, or the Americans, or the ...
some are, some aren't.
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Old 28.02.2011, 12:35
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best answer yet !!
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I should amend the title to indicate that I don't think ALL English are dim.
Liar!! .....
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So presumably then you think that a subject on wether the English are dim is relevant and useful to a forum "in which people from all over, who share a common language (the language in question being english), to be able to swap stories and information regarding - and preferably relevant to - their "new" lives in Switzerland.
I have been asking myself what is wrong with you since a while.... What is all about you and Grynch? You fancy him? I have difficulties to understand what is all about that you need to follow him everywhere and annoyed him...

It is quite boring and doesn't entertain much. You might want to rethink the way you can get attention.

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Liar!! .....
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Old 28.02.2011, 12:41
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Very true, very true.

And, for many of us, it is a matter of "dim moments" rather than necessarily being dim in general... at least I keep telling myself that.
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This is a thread on the ENGLISH forum ?
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I must be getting confused with the heading at the top of my page, Grytchie, < English Forum Switzerland >
Ummmm, English as in the language, not the people.

Are you trying to live up to the thread title?
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Old 28.02.2011, 12:43
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Ummmm, English as in the language, not the people.

Are you trying to live up to the thread title?
spoken by an Englisher I hasten to add.

This next sentence is difficult to say to a mod... or former mod even.

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Very true, very true.

And, for many of us, it is a matter of "dim moments" rather than necessarily being dim in general... at least I keep telling myself that.
...and for some it's also quite the opposite....you know, bright moments rather than necessarily being bright in general....won't name people here buuuut, it wouldn't be hard to pinpoint.
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Very true, very true.

And, for many of us, it is a matter of "dim moments" rather than necessarily being dim in general... at least I keep telling myself that.

From today onwards I almost have an excuse! Off to Engeland to collect my buspass as soon as the ski/snowboarding season over.
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...and for some it's also quite the opposite....you know, bright moments rather than necessarily being bright in general....won't name people here buuuut, it wouldn't be hard to pinpoint.
Ahhh! Such modesty LiB
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Ahhh! Such modesty LiB
Where is a groan button when you need one...
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He just phoned to say he needs to quit. ( the first guy that we fired that is.. he just quit. )

so again my question as per the title of this thread.
LOL, these are typically people who can not deal with not having control of the situation. Some years ago I had a boyfriend who was an arse, he was becoming a bit aggressive so I called him (for my protection) and told him I wanted things to change, he yelled, I said I did not love him and was not even sure I liked him anymore and that I did not want to be with him anymore...he said he would come over and try to fix things, I said whatever...Half an hour later he calls me and tells me he thinks moving in together is not a good idea and that if I want to break up with him it is my choice...he was an idiot and not English....
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he was an idiot and not English....
See grynch, they do exist...
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This is a thread on the ENGLISH forum ?
Ummmm, English as in the language, not the people.

Are you trying to live up to the thread title?
So, if I understand you correctly, what you're saying is... err, is that... ...is that... ....sometimes words have two meanings

How's that ever going to work?
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LOL, these are typically people who can not deal with not having control of the situation. Some years ago I had a boyfriend who was an arse, he was becoming a bit aggressive so I called him (for my protection) and told him I wanted things to change, he yelled, I said I did not love him and was not even sure I liked him anymore and that I did not want to be with him anymore...he said he would come over and try to fix things, I said whatever...Half an hour later he calls me and tells me he thinks moving in together is not a good idea and that if I want to break up with him it is my choice...he was an idiot and not English....
Idiot is not a nationality!
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Where is a groan "wham bam why thank you ma'am" button when you need one...
Dude, fixed that for ya!
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