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Vecchio 29-10-2005, 23.09.59
Padraig Breathnach
 
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[email]michaelnewport@yahoo.com[/email] wrote:
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>
>Padraig Breathnach wrote:[color=green]
>> [email]michaelnewport@yahoo.com[/email] wrote:
>>[color=darkred]
>> >
>> >Padraig Breathnach schreef:
>> >
>> >> [email]michaelnewport@yahoo.com[/email] wrote:
>> >>
>> >> >
>> >> >Padraig Breathnach schreef:
>> >> >
>> >> >> [email]michaelnewport@yahoo.com[/email] wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> >do you think the bovines were stressed when they had their throats slit
>> >> >> >?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Not unless it was for kosher or halal meat.
>> >> >>
>> >> >but have you seen the blood gush ?
>> >>
>> >> Yes.
>> >>
>> >how about 'bernie the bolt'[/color]
>>
>> They say it's humane. Compared with pig-sticking, it probably is.
>>[/color]
>when you say they, I guess you don't mean the animals ?[/color]

I think the animals say it's human. In their lexicon, that's not a
good thing.

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  #62  
Vecchio 31-10-2005, 13.59.20
Miss L. Toe
 
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"Padraig Breathnach" <padraigb@MUNGEDiol.ie> wrote in message
news:t5r4m1padjfj2u8uk82iup4q4aqi0scqfo@4ax.com...[color=blue]
> "Miss L. Toe" <missltoemissltoe@hotmail.com> wrote:
>[color=green][color=darkred]
> >> 3. How Very French!
> >>
> >> Two car-related events. Pick whichever one best suits your set of
> >> prejudices. A caveat: these things happened in Brittany, so French
> >> people might disown one or both of them as being Breton rather than
> >> French experiences.
> >>
> >> When I came out in the morning one of my tyres was fully deflated. I
> >> pumped it up (a battery-powered pump is a great motoring accessory)
> >> and the tyre held long enough to get me to a repair shop. The young
> >> man there removed the wheel and spent about 20 minutes tricking about
> >> with it. Then he replaced it and came over to tell me that he had
> >> found no puncture, so had replaced the valve on the supposition that
> >> the problem was there, and advised that I keep an eye on things just
> >> in case he was wrong. How much did I owe him for his time and the
> >> valve? Nothing, as he couldn't guarantee the repair. (I have driven
> >> about 1000 km. since, and the tyre is holding its pressure.)
> >>
> >> I drove into a filling station and had ?40 convenient to hand (to be
> >> more exact, in my shirt pocket) so decided that would be the amount of
> >> my purchase. I overshot, and pumped ?40.01 worth -- a whole cent over,
> >> or .025%. I tendered the ?40, and the attendant asked me for the cent.
> >>
> >> So which is the typical French experience?
> >>[/color]
> >
> >My guess is that the garage man was the owner and allowed to give away[/color][/color]
his[color=blue][color=green]
> >own time, but the filling station attendant was an employee who would[/color][/color]
have[color=blue][color=green]
> >had to make up the difference (and all the other few cents) him/her self.
> >[/color]
> What's the point in my trying to satisfy people's appetite for
> stereotypes if you undermine it by trying to explain individuals'
> actions as being determined by their particular circumstances?
>
> How very English.[/color]

ENGLISH !!! What an insult.
I'll call you British next....
:-)


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  #63  
Vecchio 31-10-2005, 13.59.20
Miss L. Toe
 
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"Padraig Breathnach" <padraigb@MUNGEDiol.ie> wrote in message
news:t5r4m1padjfj2u8uk82iup4q4aqi0scqfo@4ax.com...[color=blue]
> "Miss L. Toe" <missltoemissltoe@hotmail.com> wrote:
>[color=green][color=darkred]
> >> 3. How Very French!
> >>
> >> Two car-related events. Pick whichever one best suits your set of
> >> prejudices. A caveat: these things happened in Brittany, so French
> >> people might disown one or both of them as being Breton rather than
> >> French experiences.
> >>
> >> When I came out in the morning one of my tyres was fully deflated. I
> >> pumped it up (a battery-powered pump is a great motoring accessory)
> >> and the tyre held long enough to get me to a repair shop. The young
> >> man there removed the wheel and spent about 20 minutes tricking about
> >> with it. Then he replaced it and came over to tell me that he had
> >> found no puncture, so had replaced the valve on the supposition that
> >> the problem was there, and advised that I keep an eye on things just
> >> in case he was wrong. How much did I owe him for his time and the
> >> valve? Nothing, as he couldn't guarantee the repair. (I have driven
> >> about 1000 km. since, and the tyre is holding its pressure.)
> >>
> >> I drove into a filling station and had ?40 convenient to hand (to be
> >> more exact, in my shirt pocket) so decided that would be the amount of
> >> my purchase. I overshot, and pumped ?40.01 worth -- a whole cent over,
> >> or .025%. I tendered the ?40, and the attendant asked me for the cent.
> >>
> >> So which is the typical French experience?
> >>[/color]
> >
> >My guess is that the garage man was the owner and allowed to give away[/color][/color]
his[color=blue][color=green]
> >own time, but the filling station attendant was an employee who would[/color][/color]
have[color=blue][color=green]
> >had to make up the difference (and all the other few cents) him/her self.
> >[/color]
> What's the point in my trying to satisfy people's appetite for
> stereotypes if you undermine it by trying to explain individuals'
> actions as being determined by their particular circumstances?
>
> How very English.[/color]

ENGLISH !!! What an insult.
I'll call you British next....
:-)


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  #64  
Vecchio 31-10-2005, 13.59.20
Miss L. Toe
 
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"Padraig Breathnach" <padraigb@MUNGEDiol.ie> wrote in message
news:t5r4m1padjfj2u8uk82iup4q4aqi0scqfo@4ax.com...[color=blue]
> "Miss L. Toe" <missltoemissltoe@hotmail.com> wrote:
>[color=green][color=darkred]
> >> 3. How Very French!
> >>
> >> Two car-related events. Pick whichever one best suits your set of
> >> prejudices. A caveat: these things happened in Brittany, so French
> >> people might disown one or both of them as being Breton rather than
> >> French experiences.
> >>
> >> When I came out in the morning one of my tyres was fully deflated. I
> >> pumped it up (a battery-powered pump is a great motoring accessory)
> >> and the tyre held long enough to get me to a repair shop. The young
> >> man there removed the wheel and spent about 20 minutes tricking about
> >> with it. Then he replaced it and came over to tell me that he had
> >> found no puncture, so had replaced the valve on the supposition that
> >> the problem was there, and advised that I keep an eye on things just
> >> in case he was wrong. How much did I owe him for his time and the
> >> valve? Nothing, as he couldn't guarantee the repair. (I have driven
> >> about 1000 km. since, and the tyre is holding its pressure.)
> >>
> >> I drove into a filling station and had ?40 convenient to hand (to be
> >> more exact, in my shirt pocket) so decided that would be the amount of
> >> my purchase. I overshot, and pumped ?40.01 worth -- a whole cent over,
> >> or .025%. I tendered the ?40, and the attendant asked me for the cent.
> >>
> >> So which is the typical French experience?
> >>[/color]
> >
> >My guess is that the garage man was the owner and allowed to give away[/color][/color]
his[color=blue][color=green]
> >own time, but the filling station attendant was an employee who would[/color][/color]
have[color=blue][color=green]
> >had to make up the difference (and all the other few cents) him/her self.
> >[/color]
> What's the point in my trying to satisfy people's appetite for
> stereotypes if you undermine it by trying to explain individuals'
> actions as being determined by their particular circumstances?
>
> How very English.[/color]

ENGLISH !!! What an insult.
I'll call you British next....
:-)


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  #65  
Vecchio 31-10-2005, 13.59.20
Miss L. Toe
 
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"Padraig Breathnach" <padraigb@MUNGEDiol.ie> wrote in message
news:t5r4m1padjfj2u8uk82iup4q4aqi0scqfo@4ax.com...[color=blue]
> "Miss L. Toe" <missltoemissltoe@hotmail.com> wrote:
>[color=green][color=darkred]
> >> 3. How Very French!
> >>
> >> Two car-related events. Pick whichever one best suits your set of
> >> prejudices. A caveat: these things happened in Brittany, so French
> >> people might disown one or both of them as being Breton rather than
> >> French experiences.
> >>
> >> When I came out in the morning one of my tyres was fully deflated. I
> >> pumped it up (a battery-powered pump is a great motoring accessory)
> >> and the tyre held long enough to get me to a repair shop. The young
> >> man there removed the wheel and spent about 20 minutes tricking about
> >> with it. Then he replaced it and came over to tell me that he had
> >> found no puncture, so had replaced the valve on the supposition that
> >> the problem was there, and advised that I keep an eye on things just
> >> in case he was wrong. How much did I owe him for his time and the
> >> valve? Nothing, as he couldn't guarantee the repair. (I have driven
> >> about 1000 km. since, and the tyre is holding its pressure.)
> >>
> >> I drove into a filling station and had ?40 convenient to hand (to be
> >> more exact, in my shirt pocket) so decided that would be the amount of
> >> my purchase. I overshot, and pumped ?40.01 worth -- a whole cent over,
> >> or .025%. I tendered the ?40, and the attendant asked me for the cent.
> >>
> >> So which is the typical French experience?
> >>[/color]
> >
> >My guess is that the garage man was the owner and allowed to give away[/color][/color]
his[color=blue][color=green]
> >own time, but the filling station attendant was an employee who would[/color][/color]
have[color=blue][color=green]
> >had to make up the difference (and all the other few cents) him/her self.
> >[/color]
> What's the point in my trying to satisfy people's appetite for
> stereotypes if you undermine it by trying to explain individuals'
> actions as being determined by their particular circumstances?
>
> How very English.[/color]

ENGLISH !!! What an insult.
I'll call you British next....
:-)


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  #66  
Vecchio 31-10-2005, 14.19.38
Martin
 
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On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 11:59:20 -0000, "Miss L. Toe"
<missltoemissltoe@hotmail.com> wrote:

[color=blue][color=green]
>> What's the point in my trying to satisfy people's appetite for
>> stereotypes if you undermine it by trying to explain individuals'
>> actions as being determined by their particular circumstances?
>>
>> How very English.[/color]
>
>ENGLISH !!! What an insult.
>I'll call you British next....
>:-)
>[/color]

Typical stereotyping. :-)
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  #67  
Vecchio 31-10-2005, 14.19.38
Martin
 
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On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 11:59:20 -0000, "Miss L. Toe"
<missltoemissltoe@hotmail.com> wrote:

[color=blue][color=green]
>> What's the point in my trying to satisfy people's appetite for
>> stereotypes if you undermine it by trying to explain individuals'
>> actions as being determined by their particular circumstances?
>>
>> How very English.[/color]
>
>ENGLISH !!! What an insult.
>I'll call you British next....
>:-)
>[/color]

Typical stereotyping. :-)
--
Martin
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  #68  
Vecchio 31-10-2005, 14.19.38
Martin
 
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On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 11:59:20 -0000, "Miss L. Toe"
<missltoemissltoe@hotmail.com> wrote:

[color=blue][color=green]
>> What's the point in my trying to satisfy people's appetite for
>> stereotypes if you undermine it by trying to explain individuals'
>> actions as being determined by their particular circumstances?
>>
>> How very English.[/color]
>
>ENGLISH !!! What an insult.
>I'll call you British next....
>:-)
>[/color]

Typical stereotyping. :-)
--
Martin
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  #69  
Vecchio 31-10-2005, 14.19.38
Martin
 
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On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 11:59:20 -0000, "Miss L. Toe"
<missltoemissltoe@hotmail.com> wrote:

[color=blue][color=green]
>> What's the point in my trying to satisfy people's appetite for
>> stereotypes if you undermine it by trying to explain individuals'
>> actions as being determined by their particular circumstances?
>>
>> How very English.[/color]
>
>ENGLISH !!! What an insult.
>I'll call you British next....
>:-)
>[/color]

Typical stereotyping. :-)
--
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