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Arguing? Is that what you call it?

Bless your cotton socks!
I can think of another definition, if you object to that one: patronising, pompous, supercilious discourse. Is that better?
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Why do people like the UK ?

I like the UK and CH. Both of them. Very much, as it happens. Neither is better than the other. They're too different to compare.

Yes, if you're a teenage single drug-addict mother living on benefit in a sh1tty highrise somewhere in a slum area of a grotty inner city, with violent crime lurking right outside the door, then life in the UK probably isn't very nice. If, on the other hand, you're educated, working, living in the country, have nice view out the window to the sea and can watch the ships go by whilst you're working, see lots of pretty sunsets over the water, make shopping trips that don't need a hypothek and be ten minutes drive from the marina, it's probably bearable.


I think this man summed it up beautifully...

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I can think of another definition, if you object to that one: patronising, pompous, supercilious discourse. Is that better?
Can we call it paposudi for short?
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If, on the other hand, you're educated, working, living in the country, have nice view out the window to the sea and can watch the ships go by whilst you're working, see lots of pretty sunsets over the water, make shopping trips that don't need a hypothek and be ten minutes drive from the marina, it's probably bearable.

Have you been spying?? It's only a one minute walk to the marina though ...
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Arguing? Is that what you call it?

Bless your cotton socks!
We aren't in some scummy country like England. We have silk through our socks here!
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Can we call it paposudi for short?
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Fear of crime out of proportion to actual crime. Examples, see above.

There are bad areas, no one has denied it, but even in what we think of as bad areas, it's still usually in very small areas, a particular estate, some run down streets, not entire districts. Gun crime is pretty much among the hardcore gangs, who don't have much interest in threatening random passers by for small change and unleashing a shitstorm of police heat.

totally agree, also looking like a scared victim usually means you'll end up as one, but trying to argue somewhere like brixton isn't that bad really is a hopeless task lol

also if you live in that sort of area you generally take precautions, eg decent locks, alarm, aware of your surroundings, have no valuables left in the car, wipe the gps marks off the window etc etc if you where silly enough to leave a gps in the car overnight you can bet large amounts of money it wouldn't be there in the morning.
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I like the UK and CH. Both of them. Very much, as it happens. Neither is better than the other. They're too different to compare.

Yes, if you're a teenage single drug-addict mother living on benefit in a sh1tty highrise somewhere in a slum area of a grotty inner city, with violent crime lurking right outside the door, then life in the UK probably isn't very nice. If, on the other hand, you're educated, working, living in the country, have nice view out the window to the sea and can watch the ships go by whilst you're working, see lots of pretty sunsets over the water, make shopping trips that don't need a hypothek and be ten minutes drive from the marina, it's probably bearable.


I think this man summed it up beautifully...

I like the extremely focused view:
1 man in 1 lovely country side... I'll tell you what: i'm 100% sure I won't hate it there!

It's only when the government will charge me "viewing fee" + i'll get mugged + chavs wandering about + horrible grey buildings growing everywhere etc, etc... that I will stop bearing it
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I like the UK and CH. Both of them. Very much, as it happens. Neither is better than the other. They're too different to compare.

Yes, if you're a teenage single drug-addict mother living on benefit in a sh1tty highrise somewhere in a slum area of a grotty inner city, with violent crime lurking right outside the door, then life in the UK probably isn't very nice. If, on the other hand, you're educated, working, living in the country, have nice view out the window to the sea and can watch the ships go by whilst you're working, see lots of pretty sunsets over the water, make shopping trips that don't need a hypothek and be ten minutes drive from the marina, it's probably bearable.


I think this man summed it up beautifully...

hang on, did the film crew move the burnt out car and fly tipped rubbish? (or does that only happen in the south east?)
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I like the extremely focused view:
1 man in 1 lovely country side... I'll tell you what: i'm 100% sure I won't hate it there!

It's only when the government will charge me "viewing fee" + i'll get mugged + chavs wandering about + horrible grey buildings growing everywhere etc, etc... that I will stop bearing it
I'm pretty sure Switzerland are the kings of horrible grey buildings.

Or do they not count because they paint them bland colours sometimes?
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totally agree, also looking like a scared victim usually means you'll end up as one, but trying to argue somewhere like brixton isn't that bad really is a hopeless task lol

also if you live in that sort of area you generally take precautions, eg decent locks, alarm, aware of your surroundings, have no valuables left in the car, wipe the gps marks off the window etc etc if you where silly enough to leave a gps in the car overnight you can bet large amounts of money it wouldn't be there in the morning.

I was just having a honest look, I swear!

See? it's 100% safe You just need "positive thinking"; the glass is not always 50% empty, etc...
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Old 05.08.2011, 16:06
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I'm pretty sure Switzerland are the kings of horrible grey buildings.

Or do they not count because they paint them bland colours sometimes?
It's a bit off topic, no?
I'm not saying UK has the monopole of grey buildings...So no comparisions to anywhere else-
And there's certainly, in my opinion, a lot and lot of beautiful victorian old buildings in the UK-

I was just saying that in that very focused example, well there's 1 guy in the nice countryside, which I find very hard to hate...


So yes UK has beautiful landscapes but the troubles only happen in place where people actually do live...
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I was just having a honest look, I swear!

See? it's 100% safe You just need "positive thinking"; the glass is not always 50% empty, etc...
I can forgive him, being born a ginger the poor man didn't stand a chance
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A patronising snob to boot.
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I can forgive him, being born a ginger the poor man didn't stand a chance
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It's a bit off topic, no?
I'm not saying UK has the monopole of grey buildings...So no comparisions to anywhere else-
And there's certainly, in my opinion, a lot and lot of beautiful victorian old buildings in the UK-

I was just saying that in that very focused example, well there's 1 guy in the nice countryside, which I find very hard to hate...


So yes UK has beautiful landscapes but the troubles only happen in place where people actually do live...
Hey. How about you stop derailing my attempts to derail this thread?
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I can forgive him, being born a ginger the poor man didn't stand a chance
You should be jailed for obvious hair color discrimination!!! (called Facial discrimination?)!!

That innocent man is a victim and you abuse him!

JAIL! or a fine.


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I like the UK and CH. Both of them. Very much, as it happens. Neither is better than the other. They're too different to compare.

Yes, if you're a teenage single drug-addict mother living on benefit in a sh1tty highrise somewhere in a slum area of a grotty inner city, with violent crime lurking right outside the door, then life in the UK probably isn't very nice. If, on the other hand, you're educated, working, living in the country, have nice view out the window to the sea and can watch the ships go by whilst you're working, see lots of pretty sunsets over the water, make shopping trips that don't need a hypothek and be ten minutes drive from the marina, it's probably bearable.


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Best place to post a letter? When was this made 1963?
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A patronising snob to boot.
Cool.
I don't think anyone from Cannock could be called a patronising snob.
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