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Old 05-23-2012, 02:17 AM
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The rest of you (yes you who speak English as your native language), try to keep up with the rest of the group!
That reminds me of one American exchange student quite a few years ago who abruptly asked for something as I wasn't seated not too far from the guy, and everyone else in typical Finnish fashion was too shy to communicate without rally-english. So the guy asked the question, I answered, and then he immediately said “Holy **** are you Australian?!” “No, I am not.” “I mean, Irish! Wait, British!” “Close, but no cigar.” “Scottish?” “...Aye, you got me weegie-self there.”

The funny part was, he was completely serious, and when I eventually dropped the act and told him I am not a foreign exchange student he utterly refused to believe it.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:05 AM
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I've been living in a foreign country (France) for more than twenty years.
In the Eastern regions the local dialect is well, local, neither nor either French or German (Alsacien), and the dialect changes as we move north.
Add to that about three years in Greece (6 months here, 4 months there and so forth, (I was there before €urope).

Beleave peeps, I got mi sometymes confused all bymy self......

Maybe I'm the only one who understands what Jahangir is on about, his Killing Ceiling had me in tears, I didn't even look at the grammar.

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Old 05-23-2012, 08:31 AM
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That reminds me of one American exchange student quite a few years ago who abruptly asked for something as I wasn't seated not too far from the guy, and everyone else in typical Finnish fashion was too shy to communicate without rally-english. So the guy asked the question, I answered, and then he immediately said “Holy **** are you Australian?!” “No, I am not.” “I mean, Irish! Wait, British!” “Close, but no cigar.” “Scottish?” “...Aye, you got me weegie-self there.”

The funny part was, he was completely serious, and when I eventually dropped the act and told him I am not a foreign exchange student he utterly refused to believe it.
Some English/Irish/Scottish bloke (can't remember which) on Comedy Central said something about this.

He was working in a gift shop and a United Statesian walks in. They get talking and he says: "I love your accent; you must be Scottish."

Now that's annoying, so he replies: "No i'm Irish. Don't worry, you Mexicans all make the same mistake."
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Dara Ó Briain was the comedian.
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Dara Ó Briain was the comedian.
Thanks for that. I couldn't remember the name.
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:01 PM
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I wonder how Olivier is doing.
You think they were looking for him to beat him up with kitchen utensils???
Poor Olivier...
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To Americans: Happy memorial day. Thank you for all those keeping the fight away from home.

To everyone else: Thank you for your contributions in all wars you have fought alongside us, especially to all nations in the ongoing Insurgency in Afghanistan. With today the 50th anniversary of the first American combat troop landings in Vietnam, I want to thank the ROK, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, modern-day Cambodia, Laos, and the hundreds of thousands of South Vietnamese that fought and died to protect the people and the rice patties from being forced to a communist way of life. Your deaths were not in vain.
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I want to thank North Vietnam,Pathet Lao,China,Ussr,Cuba and the hundreds of thousands of Viet Cong that fought and died to protect the people and the rice patties from being forced to a capitalist way of life. Your deaths were not in vain.
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I'd like to thank all resistance movements in countries who are currently oppressed by US sponsored regimes and the citizens of countries who rid themselves of these imperialist aggressors. The citizens of Syria, Iran, Tibet, Guatemala, Cuba, DR Congo, Brazil, Ghana, Chile, Nicaragua who suffered at the hands of CIA sponsored Regime changes.

Also its Border Guard day so long live the pogranichniki of Russia and the Soviet Union! The brave men who gave their lives to defend the borders of the USSR against countless imperialist and fascist aggressors! Urrah!
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I want to thank North Vietnam,Pathet Lao,China,Ussr,Cuba and the hundreds of thousands of Viet Cong that fought and died to protect the people and the rice patties from being forced to a capitalist way of life. Your deaths were not in vain.
It's interesting to see that with the recent economic reforms, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is evolving to capitalism, the very thing the northern government tried to fight against years ago.

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I'd like to thank all resistance movements in countries who are currently oppressed by US sponsored regimes and the citizens of countries who rid themselves of these imperialist aggressors. The citizens of Syria, Iran, Tibet, Guatemala, Cuba, DR Congo, Brazil, Ghana, Chile, Nicaragua who suffered at the hands of CIA sponsored Regime changes.

Also its Border Guard day so long live the pogranichniki of Russia and the Soviet Union! The brave men who gave their lives to defend the borders of the USSR against countless imperialist and fascist aggressors! Urrah!
If you seem to so idolize the communist way of life, who is stopping you from going to your nearest DPRK embassy and booking a one-way ticket there? They are the closest you'll get to your wet-dream of an "equal" workers' society, definitely not the UK.
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:08 PM
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It's interesting to see that with the recent economic reforms, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is evolving to capitalism, the very thing the northern government tried to fight against years ago.
Those people are traitors and are a disgrace to their ancestors who fought
Long live North vietnam,best vietnam:
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:11 PM
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If you seem to so idolize the communist way of life, who is stopping you from going to your nearest DPRK embassy and booking a one-way ticket there? They are the closest you'll get to your wet-dream of an "equal" workers' society, definitely not the UK.
I don't live in the UK anymore, i moved to St Petersburg a month or so back. I see Communist party rallies at least once a month if not more so, the communist party being the second largest party in Russia after Putin's. Babushki i dedushki still refer to the city as Leningrad, i have never met one that does not miss the Soviet Union.
A country where the standard of living was higher than that in the US, a country that pioneered space exploration and science.

You seem to idolise CIA sponsored dictatorships whose track record of torture and death compared to the size of the population far exceeds that of any "communist" (non-US friendly) countries.
Travel to Cuba, see the free healthcare, free education up to degree level and the constitutional right to a job. I already have
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To Americans: Happy memorial day. Thank you for all those keeping the fight away from home.

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That's rice paddies i think - rice patties are, i imagine, a flattened mix of cooked rice and assorted vegetables - probably with spices added - bound with egg and cornflour and then shallow fried. Probably.
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Do I get rice patties at the krusty krab?
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I might knock up a few plates of them and then sit and wait for communists.
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lol Tibet. I didn't realise China was a US puppet-state.
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I don't live in the UK anymore, i moved to St Petersburg a month or so back. I see Communist party rallies at least once a month if not more so, the communist party being the second largest party in Russia after Putin's. Babushki i dedushki still refer to the city as Leningrad, i have never met one that does not miss the Soviet Union.
A country where the standard of living was higher than that in the US, a country that pioneered space exploration and science.

You seem to idolise CIA sponsored dictatorships whose track record of torture and death compared to the size of the population far exceeds that of any "communist" (non-US friendly) countries.
Travel to Cuba, see the free healthcare, free education up to degree level and the constitutional right to a job. I already have
Oooooh wow, communist rallies. Russia is not communist anymore, and rallies don't make it as such. And living in your fantasy land you call "Leningrad" is quite sad and delusional. That would be like me being a neo-Nazi living in Kaliningrad and only recognizing it as Koenigsberg. That's truly screwed up.

It seems as though the entire Russian population has forgotten the purges of the Soviets and the Chinese. Over 100 million people have died as a result of communist governments. Go ask any Ukrainian, and I'm sure they will be glad to tell you how communism helped their people.

And no. Despite neither of us having exact records of the numbers killed by both parties, it is generally accepted that no other types of government has killed, tortured, brainwashed, and enslaved as much as communist governments have.

Don't get me wrong, I know socialism can work and I am not completely against it. The only place I would be against it is in the US, simply because our population is too lazy and it could never work here (even though it's heading that way with the amount of people having government dependency). The sole reason we are able to sustain as a country is because we can take advantage of impoverished people who have no means to escape their rulers. I have no delusions to this, as this is what our country has been founded on. But what I am against is the communism that evolved through the 20th century. It's killed too many people, people that could have contributed to society and the world.

And personally I feel bad for Cuba being taken advantage of by the Soviets, just as other countries we have taken advantage of. I have nothing against Cuba, as they do moderately okay for themselves.

The only thing I can applaud communism on was their progression in women's rights. Afghan women truly flourished under communist rule, as did those of East Germany and other eastern bloc countries.

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