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Old 10.03.2016, 09:44
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Me neither but this story must have touched a sensible nerve in some EFers... Hilarious.
Sensible or sensitive?

I'm not trying to nitpick for mistakes but 'sensible' in French is one of those 'false friends' which actually means sensitive in English. I think sensitive makes more sense in the context of your post so trying to be helpful rather than judgemental.
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Old 10.03.2016, 10:02
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Sensible or sensitive?

I'm not trying to nitpick for mistakes but 'sensible' in French is one of those 'false friends' which actually means sensitive in English. I think sensitive makes more sense in the context of your post so trying to be helpful rather than judgemental.
You are right, I meant sensitive, I even knew the right word in English. I dont know why I wrote sensible...it was a mistake, sorry.
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If this is EF at its best... well...
Only compared to EF at its worst...
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It crossed my mind that women earning on average 20% less than men (depending on skin colour, i'm assuming cathrine is white) if she should ask for a 20% discount on her fine.

seems only fair doesnt it?
The keyword being 'earn.' I earn 500% less than top female CEOs. I should ask for 500% discount on the next car I buy. Seems only fair, doesn't it?
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Old 03.05.2016, 17:58
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Re: Fine at the COOP shoplifting incident

Next time, pop over the border to Italy. It's OK to steal food there as long as you can prove you're hungry. Maybe walking around the supermarket licking your lips first would help in any future court case.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36190557
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Old 03.05.2016, 23:42
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Next time, pop over the border to Italy. It's OK to steal food there as long as you can prove you're hungry. Maybe walking around the supermarket licking your lips first would help in any future court case.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36190557
Naah, it only proves the Italian judge has read Les Miserables in his childhood...

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Judges overturned a theft conviction against Roman Ostriakov after he stole cheese and sausages worth €4.07 (£3; $4.50) from a supermarket.
Mr Ostriakov, a homeless man of Ukrainian background, had taken the food "in the face of the immediate and essential need for nourishment", the court of cassation decided.
Therefore it was not a crime, it said.
A fellow customer informed the store's security in 2011, when Mr Ostriakov attempted to leave a Genoa supermarket with two pieces of cheese and a packet of sausages in his pocket but paid only for breadsticks.
In 2015, Mr Ostriakov was convicted of theft and sentenced to six months in jail and a €100 fine.
Btw, was it you Adrian who turned him in?

In all seriousness, that could open Pandora's box....I guess.

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In all seriousness, that could open Pandora's box....I guess.
Not if 'hungry' means having had far too little food for days or weeks, bordering on or actual starvation. Wouldn't be much of a surprise if it applied to the homeless. So not having had lunch today would be no excuse.

It's important to note that "state of the accused as well as the circumstances" ("la condizione dell’imputato e le circostanze")are key to why the accused was let off the hook.

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