Author Topic: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners  (Read 21367 times)

Steph

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #200 on: October 04, 2019, 04:07:51 pm »
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #201 on: October 04, 2019, 05:52:24 pm »
When I was a PSO, I had a housemate with a T-shirt featuring the old, rainbow-striped, Mega-Global Fruit Corp logo, and the caption "F*ck different.".  So they clearly have form for this sort of thing.   ;D
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #202 on: October 10, 2019, 09:59:17 pm »
While on the subject of places apparently not existing - or at least, going missing from maps...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/24/russia-today-puts-japan-on-the-map-where-new-zealand-should-be

Then there's this one, used by $US_GOVERNMENT_DEPARTMENT:


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No, it wasn't an historical article.
Dorpat, Kovno & Vilna - ahhh, I remember them! But they'd changed the names by the time I got there, & taken away the border between Kovno & Vilna.

Perhaps this was the result of some almost but not quite completely brain dead junior drone being aware that Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania had become independent with the fall of the USSR - & only being aware of that.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #204 on: October 11, 2019, 04:59:41 pm »
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.


spesh

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #206 on: October 12, 2019, 12:11:32 pm »
when the headline starts with "Florida man … "

My work here is done.  ;D


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Steph

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #208 on: October 15, 2019, 08:00:58 pm »
Good case of geographical nominative determinism there.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #209 on: October 15, 2019, 10:35:44 pm »
First thing the chap does is hit the beers.  Getting his priorities right  ;)
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #210 on: November 02, 2019, 06:07:09 am »
when the headline starts with "Florida man … "
My work here is done.  ;D

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/us/politics/trump-new-york-florida-primary-residence.html


Perhaps he wants to take credit for all of the crazed things "Florida Man" is about to do

spesh

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #211 on: November 02, 2019, 02:05:15 pm »
when the headline starts with "Florida man … "
My work here is done.  ;D

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/31/us/politics/trump-new-york-florida-primary-residence.html


Perhaps he wants to take credit for all of the crazed things "Florida Man" is about to do

Covered that in the Trump thread in P&OBI - it's possibly more to do with him being up the creek financially, and Florida protects your primary residence from seizure if you declare bankruptcy.
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

spesh

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #212 on: November 02, 2019, 02:06:47 pm »
Halloween in Japan...

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One of the many awesome things about Halloween in Japan is the annual "Mundane Halloween" costume contest sponsored by website @dailyportalz

The goal is to dress up like some mundane, everyday situation.

Here is a thread of my favorites from this year!

Thread: https://twitter.com/nick_kapur/status/1190108711576051712
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #214 on: November 02, 2019, 09:10:38 pm »
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The kit, labelled by manufacturers as the ‘best baby gender reveal ever’, involves parents-to-be firing a rifle at an explosive powder-filled tub which bursts in a blast of blue or pink.
How very...
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #215 on: November 02, 2019, 09:19:34 pm »
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The kit, labelled by manufacturers as the ‘best baby gender reveal ever’, involves parents-to-be firing a rifle at an explosive powder-filled tub which bursts in a blast of blue or pink.
How very...

Yes, I had to look that one up.  It appears to be a novelty product from an established molisher of exploding targets (the idea being that you can see whether you've hit them from a long way away).
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ian

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #216 on: November 03, 2019, 12:13:49 pm »
On some massively fundamental level I just don't get the entire 'gender reveal' thing.
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Kim

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #217 on: November 03, 2019, 12:30:09 pm »
On some massively fundamental level I just don't get the entire 'gender reveal' thing.

A pregnant woman baked a cake once, and it got completely out of hand.  I assume it appeals to people's sense of heteronormativity, or something.  I dunno, if I had a baby, I'd be trying not to reveal its sex, so I completely fail to grok.

That the USAnians use it as an excuse to shoot at things is the least baffling bit.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #218 on: November 03, 2019, 01:39:38 pm »
You do not need to speak German to get the gist of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I46SII5c34w.
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #220 on: November 07, 2019, 09:07:56 pm »
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Steph

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #221 on: November 08, 2019, 09:03:47 am »
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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #222 on: November 08, 2019, 10:59:23 am »
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Canada's Quebec province has denied immigrant status to a French citizen because she was unable to demonstrate adequate French-language proficiency.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50241254

 ??? :facepalm:
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ian

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #223 on: November 08, 2019, 11:52:52 am »
They do try to be Frencher than the French (who, being French, mock their bastardized form of French). Even the STOP signs are ARRÊT. And when they do the double-language thing, they put the English in teeny-tiny letters.
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Steph

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Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
« Reply #224 on: November 08, 2019, 12:14:00 pm »
They also get a lot of grief from the First Nations, who not unreasonably point out that they were there well before the French.

At Shrewsbury Festival, a French-Canadian band mocked the celebration of so many centuries of Canada on the basis of how long Montreal has been there. From the audience:

"You not heard of Newfoundland, then?"

Similar note: The Chair were playing during Indyref, and some topless wanker in a kilt decided to wave a huge saltire flag in the mosh pit, blocking views of the stage. The Chair, a damned good band, unrolled a huge flag of their own. An Orkney one. There were also a few comments from them re not being 'Scoatish'.
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