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Old 05.02.2016, 12:54
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You need to read up about English grammar then. Do you also write macaronis, tortellinis and raviolis?
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You need to read up about English grammar then. Do you also write macaronis, tortellinis and raviolis?
Sometimes I say Pizzas if I feel like it.
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Old 06.02.2016, 15:48
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The fact smoking massively increases your risk of something serious - like death - isn't exactly news.
What? Smoking increases the risk of death?

So if you only smoke enough you may get to 200%, meaning you die twice?
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Old 06.02.2016, 17:34
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You need to read up about English grammar then. Do you also write macaronis, tortellinis and raviolis?
Why not? Once imported into another language the original grammar will tend to lose its meaning I'd say. Probably not immediately but definitely over time.

Though I'd expect better from the Swiss, many of whom have at least a fair notion about Italian. But the further away you are in time and space the more people will apply local grammar and other language rules, which in English may mean "spaguettis" (or however else you keep the "g" from being pronounced like the 2nd "g" in language, if necessary) instead of "spaghetti".

It's like "Portemonnaie" in German (from French "porte-monnaie" for purse) which nowadays can officially be written as "portmonee", which is a much better representation of its pronounciation. There are plenty imported words with similar background.

Language evolves and changes.
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Why not? Once imported into another language the original grammar will tend to lose its meaning I'd say. Probably not immediately but definitely over time.

Though I'd expect better from the Swiss, many of whom have at least a fair notion about Italian, the further away you are the more people will apply local grammar and other language rules, which in English may mean "spaguettis" instead of "spaghetti".

It's like "Portemonnaie" in German (from French "porte-monnaie" for purse) which nowadays can officially be written as "portmonee", which is a much better representation of its pronounciation. There are plenty imported words with similar background.

Language evolves and changes.
"Büro" for example
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Re: a disaster for the smoking lobby

A great 'interview' on the wonders of smoking, in French by my favourites, 26 minutes:

https://www.facebook.com/26minutes/v...6399269468163/
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Re: a disaster for the smoking lobby

The miracle of second hand smoke.

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What? Smoking increases the risk of death?

So if you only smoke enough you may get to 200%, meaning you die twice?
To clarify: Smoking increase the risk of death by cancer of the fingertip. Smoking increases the risk of dying prematurely.


Mind you, it is also worth noting that the risk of dying of "cancer of the fingertip" is 3 in 1000 - so doubling that takes it to 6 in 1000 - which is certainty.

My personal favourites are where scientists have published statistics which when processed by your tabloid of choice become "Eating fruit once a day massively increases your risk of bone cancer" - when you dig into the numbers that massive increase is indeed huge - a whopping 30% - it just turns out that the increase is from 1 in 1000 to 1.3 in 1000 and there is 0.2 margin for error in the statistic - meaning there could in fact be an overlap. Sells less papers though
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Re: a disaster for the smoking lobby

He he he... just came back from the annual village bonfire (Fridlifueuer) where we discovered that children are, indeed, allowed to smoke this one night of the year.

Quite a sight to see seven and eight year olds running about with lit cigarettes!
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Re: a disaster for the smoking lobby

Flipping Nora- surely not. Won't be long till you can give some to your own then
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Re: a disaster for the smoking lobby

As a smoker I was very anti the smoking ban in the UK. I quickly, and begrudgingly, found I preferred it being in place. I smoked less (saved some cash), my clothes didn't smell as bad, and there was a comaradery with the other smokers. It may not be so bad
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He he he... just came back from the annual village bonfire (Fridlifueuer) where we discovered that children are, indeed, allowed to smoke this one night of the year.

Quite a sight to see seven and eight year olds running about with lit cigarettes!
Which is proof that the attitude of the Swiss to smoking is different to the rest of Europe.

To be honest though, it probably just means there's going to be a few children feeling a bit sick this evening.
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Which is proof that the attitude of the Swiss to smoking is different to the rest of Europe.

To be honest though, it probably just means there's going to be a few children feeling a bit sick this evening.
Love the Swiss self responsibility attitude but was the event sponsored by Malboro😳
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