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I use Subway for lunch sometimes.
... the difference between British English and American English when...
Putting the words "British" and "English" together in that way is redundant. If you just refer to a spelling or grammatical construction as being in the English language, , this implies that it is not "American English". Only if you want to include serial commas, drop the letter U from some words, replace S with Z and so on, do you need to identify it as something other than just plain English.
This guy isn't bitching and moaning about people's grammar, he's just quietly going about fixing the signs...
We don't bitch at people. We are British!
iMesssage/SMS is two..
Not to me. Until Apple reverses their appalling business actions of the past, iMessage does not exist.
You want to call me? Don't use any Apple specific tools or I will never hear you.
My Fiance is on iMessage [...] There are genuinely islands of people I'd lose touch with if I dropped any of those, so they clutter my phone...
So you say you are forced by your fiance to get an iPhone (otherwise, no iMessage)? Are you still sure you want to marry?
Or what would happen if you were not only technically aware but had a strong dislike of a company with as ghastly business practices as Apple?
The attitudes towards alcohol in the USA are quite bizarre to most of the rest of the planet but we didn't have prohibition.
When I went to the USA with the British Army, I found that although I was old enough to be an ally with a rifle, I was not old enough to have a beer at 20! I was old enough to go in harms way but not old enough for Budweiser! Your troop transport aircraft was supposed to be dry. I have heard that your naval vessels are dry.
I have heard that your prohibition was brought about by a, misnamed, temperance movement. Certainly, there are some people who can only be teetotal or drunk. In most cases, this is a matter of education. The best way is to demystify it. I remember at college, you could tell the students who had never been allowed even a glass of shandy. They were the ones who propped up bars every night. They "didn't do morning lectures"! Your country is treating you the same...
Those people are Arab Muslims, and if they have to flee Syria, they should flee to countries in the neighbourhood that are not totally alien to them - Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, maybe even Turkey or Iran. They would find them more culturally compatible, and in Arab countries.
Not all brown people living in hot places are Arab or Muslim. Even if a particular refugee is both, there are types of Arab and types of Muslim.
Iran has always been keen to point out that it not an Arab country. They are not the same sort of Muslim as most of their neighbours to the north or west. Look up the words "Sunni" and "Shia" and think about 16th century European Catholics & Protestants but without always the same level of tolerance.
Instead, ONE EU member country - Germany - decides to take in everyone, and in the process, sours everybody
That depends on what you mean by "everybody". If you mean the right-wing press, which we have so much of, then certainly. If however you mean all the people, or even the vast majority numerically, not so. I have talked to some Germans who were very angry about the lies published as "news" saying what was going on in their country. Basically, it wasn't. We wouldn't know though because of the garbage we hear from our papers. I saw photographs of a male only train unloading but when did we see any of the women and children train another day? I suspect that there will be some on snopes.com but not in the Sun or the Daily Wail.
What Germany did was excellent and an example to us all. They have a little more money that we do at present, but perhaps about the same amount of free space. No we are not "full up" and we weren't broke either. The UK offer to resettle perhaps 8 per week was just silly and embarrassing/shaming.
but once it also started meaning the free flow of Jihadists b/w European countries,
These are people running away from jihadists. We seem to be able to grow our own anyway. I am more worried about those and you should be too.
So "the market" is a roomful of MBAs and other sociopaths sitting down together to decide what something is worth?
Yes, that is called a cartel and yes, they are still around.
I honestly don't get why some people view this almost as if it's a crime against humanity.
... why is it so offensive to refer to a trans person as the gender they don't identify as?
I would just see it as unnecessary and bad manners. It's like telling someone that she has a really big nose and she really ought to see a plastic surgeon or someone at the gym that they shouldn't bother since there is no way that some weed like them is going to look anything other than a total wimp.
Perhaps you do do those things. Perhaps they make you happy. Why? What difference does it make to you to call someone "she" or not tell Miss Pinocchio that she has better streamlining than an F35?
If someone wants to have long blonde hair and wear lipstick, what difference does it make that they have had an operation and the contents of their underwear have changed? They are probably not my type so I'm not going to check anyway!
"Carefree grasshopper" also has on average more money for retirement (or self-insuring against bad health for that matter)
Except that they are using it to pay mortgages, rent, fuel, food or whatever.
How about patents not being renewable anyway?
They run for 17 years as they once did. For that period, the inventor has a state sanctioned and enforced monopoly.
In return for this, when the patent expires, it is made free to all. We probably shouldn't call it GPS as that is scary to the uninformable.
They only should be transferrable upon some shortening of the remaining period. 10% sounds like a good figure.
In January 2020 "Bob" invents a new widget and immediately patents it - expiry january 2037
For 2 years, he sells the widget himself. Then sells it to "Peter". New expiry date July 2035. - 10% of the remaining 15 years deducted.
3 years later, Peter sells it to "Holdings Corp". 10% of the remaining 12 years is 14 months meaning expiry date now May 2034
The more changes of hands, the more is deducted. These two changes would fix most problems.
Just watch, Trump's response will either to be to continue to complain about the wind farm near his golf course in Scotland
He can complain as much as he likes. I come from a very rural part of Scotland. My friends and relatives are pleased about the wind turbines and there are plenty. There probably won't be many more large ones for a while but there are plenty smaller ones going up the whole time.
They don't spoil the view and they don't pollute. Bring it on!
Moral of the story? High CO2 levels are just fine for life on earth.
Not so good for humans who increasingly want to live in vast concrete, steel and glass deserts.
Not so good for those deserts that will be flooded when the sea rises to levels not seen for millenia (or longer).
Not so good for the vast mega farms needed to support humanity as they are flattened by the stormier and unpredictable weather,
Agreed. It cannot.
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