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by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 18905

Re: British Snap Election - Meh result

No it isn't, I just made it up. I suspect a larger number of Brits are vegetarian (not necessarily vegan) than the French for instance, and that animal rights are more serious as well. But I don't think this is a well set stereotype.
by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 18905

Re: British Snap Election - Meh result

And I thought everyone was vegan in the UK. Can they really use goat's skin?
by Grop
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4875
Views: 378033

Re: Trump presidency

I wish quite a few foreign head of states and princes would take a hint.
by Grop
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3729
Views: 464911

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Likewise, Prometheus 2 was not dark enough.
by Grop
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4875
Views: 378033

Re: Trump presidency

A few weeks ago, I heard someone from French government say that they wouldn't negociate with Trump on this topic. They said they weren't interested in a lose-lose agreement, whatever that means. But it certainly makes no sense for countries that care about ecology to be nice with countries that don...
by Grop
Fri May 26, 2017 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: “good big”
Replies: 7
Views: 2658

Re: “good big”

Is it really a matter of word order, is "big good" more or less likely to happen? Could big (or good) be replaced with a synonym for some reason?
by Grop
Mon May 22, 2017 8:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 4875
Views: 378033

Re: Trump presidency

Diadem wrote:I have to say, the 242nd season of The United States is definitely the best so far. I hope they'll renew the show for another season, though it's hard to see where they can go from here, plot wise.


Let's hope it doesn't end in a big cliffhanger.
by Grop
Tue May 09, 2017 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Parlons Français ! [French practice]
Replies: 616
Views: 183730

Re: Parlons Français ! [French practice]

C'est une possibilité (il a pri s le nom de X ). Ce n'est en effet pas très pratique, en français on dit Il s'appelle X là où en anglais on dirait His name is X . On peut aussi dire Il se fait appeler X ou encore Il dit se nommer X pour exprimer l'idée que c'est un comportement de sa part, et pas ju...
by Grop
Tue May 09, 2017 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 747
Views: 240223

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of

I haven't seen either movie, but the wikipedia page for The Island says the story is very similar to Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979).
by Grop
Mon May 08, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Well, let's say that is quite surprising.
by Grop
Mon May 08, 2017 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

CorruptUser wrote:Le Pen did get something around 1/3 of gay voters


Citation needed, perhaps?
by Grop
Mon May 08, 2017 7:21 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

(Ninja2: From my own reading of the article, the Instructor had to be brought to the stopped vehicle (from the Test Centre, and the Examiner at least would have needed to get a lift back there anyway). And, good catch: the Instructor doesn't run the exam. They're usually only involved as far as bei...
by Grop
Sun May 07, 2017 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Soupspoon wrote:Bitter-sweet humour: Learner prevented from passing driving test due to instructor. (As a bonus, though, police Twitterer fails basic grammar test.)


But then couldn't the examiner give the learner their license? How do police have their say in this?
by Grop
Sun May 07, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Mutex wrote:Hoping this is the high point of the FN and not the direction politics in France are going to continue.


We will see; quite a few people predict much unrest for five years, and higher FN results in 2022.
by Grop
Tue May 02, 2017 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Exactly, he is showing no humility. He apparently expects people to be shamed into voting against the other candidate.
by Grop
Tue May 02, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I still think Macron will be elected, but he's doing a great job at making everyone hate him.
by Grop
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 290
Views: 145093

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

Sorry for suggesting you would be mocking me, I may have been playing games with trolls and become paranoid.
by Grop
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 290
Views: 145093

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

That was a typo for animation. Not sure if your post is sarcasm or sincere.
by Grop
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 290
Views: 145093

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)

I haven't finished watching it yet, but I think I should make some free advertising for Lastman ( English teaser ). It seems to be the first French animated tv series aimed at adults ever. (There was animated movies for adults before). It looks like American animation of American comics, and actuall...
by Grop
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-french-election-is-way-too-close-to-call/ French elections are too close to call as herding poisons the polling data. Still better than any UK polling though. Apparently Le Pen and Macron were ahead today, which should lead to a very predictable second round...
by Grop
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 714096

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I have just watched Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, a Gainax movie from 1987. I wouldn't say I am fond of the story, but it looks so good especially characters.
by Grop
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 61
Views: 11477

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

I saw this movie lately (for free, in a plane). It was very good. I would only complain that the humor lacks subtlty, for instance the funny grandma in the beginning is a stereotype of all cool American movie grandmas. (Also she doesn't feel like a Japanese character). (I have nothing bad to say abo...
by Grop
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1119
Views: 142097

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

These 70+ pounds are quite similar to the cost of renewing m'y French passport (86€).
by Grop
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1119
Views: 142097

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Isn't dark blue the color of Scotland ? Will the UK pick a new color if Scotland leaves ?
by Grop
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3729
Views: 464911

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I am not so sure about the intent of the dead people who ruled France in the seventies, but I am pretty sure our policy has been to assimilate/integrate the people from Marocco, Algeria and Tunisia for quite a while (as opposed to trying to have them leave).
by Grop
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 549
Views: 69680

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Except when improperly discarded on the ground, I suppose.
by Grop
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3729
Views: 464911

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Turkey calling any other country a nazi remnant should belong in the humorous news thread.
by Grop
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:32 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 714096

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Demi-chan looks decent, but I am already reading the manga. It's funny how the author can't draw a nose.

kiniget wrote:Gakkou Gurashi! has surpassed all my expectations

I had no idea what I was getting into to begin with, but now I'm very glad that I did


I have just seen it, very good indeed.
by Grop
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 714096

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Taiga Fujimura 2 : Who the hell is a teacher at 25? You haven't watched GTO have you? (Also I think I have met teachers as young as that). I am watching Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon ; nothing special but I like it. It is cute and funny. (I am a bit sad to say that this is almost my favorite 201...
by Grop
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 549
Views: 69680

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Is there a name for the thing French speakers do with the tense high vowel at the end of words in English? (I mean the vowel at the end of "happy", which is /i:/ in my dialect where happy-tensing is in full effect). It's a weird kind of...aspiration-y type thing? Almost as though they add...
by Grop
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:29 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 941
Views: 218965

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Angua wrote:FEB-ru-ARY


The r in ru in pronunced right?

Monika wrote:Infrared, past participle of infrare


Remove a d, and it suddenly looks Latin.
by Grop
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 714096

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Well the main series would be the Fate/stay night series from 2006 and Fate/Zero. Fate/Zero is a sequel prequel to F/SN and is generally agreed to be much better. F/SN(UBW) is a sort of F/SN reboot: it takes place at the same moment and with the same characters. I think it is better. F/SN (2006) was...
by Grop
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 714096

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

These days I am watching The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1993) because I didn't do that before; it is surprisingly good. Quite fun and decently pretty for that time. Some of the jokes actually feel clever. http://ipic.su/img/img7/fs/when_you_join_the_military.1486942747.jpg I don't mean this on...
by Grop
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:09 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 77
Views: 16443

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Sizik wrote:
gd1 wrote:You know what Germany said to France in WW2 when they conquered it? Allemagne.

"All mine"


Incidently, Alle in the ethymology of Allemagne seems to mean "all" as well.
by Grop
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 714096

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I didn't notice it, but it seems good indeed.
by Grop
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 714096

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I almost missed 3-gatsu no Lion (aka March Comes in like a Lion). Anyone watching this show? It's produced by Shaft and is quite nice I think (only seen 6 episodes so far).

Apart from that, this season was quite disappointing, and I mostly watched sequels.
by Grop
Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:22 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3729
Views: 464911

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Also lambs are cute as well.
by Grop
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14627
Views: 2162502

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

He didn't speak to the why of celibacy. His claim was that church members of superior intelligence fell out of the gene pool by not reproducing. Which is a reach given that avowing celibacy and actually being celibate are two different things. On the other hand, church members of inferior intellige...

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