British Expats

British Expats (https://britishexpats.com/forum/)
-   Canada (https://britishexpats.com/forum/canada-56/)
-   -   Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th (https://britishexpats.com/forum/canada-56/canada-5th-happiest-country-uk-18th-753880/)

Oink Apr 5th 2012 5:21 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by Tony-the-Tigger (Post 9990098)
Blinkered by emotion.

Tempered by reality?

Tony-the-Tigger Apr 5th 2012 5:23 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 9990877)
Tempered by reality?

Homesickness?

Oink Apr 5th 2012 5:29 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by Tony-the-Tigger (Post 9990881)
Homesickness?

Hasn't your experience of living in Canada changed your perception of the place even a little bit?

Tony-the-Tigger Apr 5th 2012 5:40 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 9990891)
Hasn't your experience of living in Canada changed your perception of the place even a little bit?

I can't speak of the whole of Canada but, of the GTA, yes. However, within 6 months of returning to Glasgow I knew I'd made a big mistake by basically suffocating my whole career.

rdashmore Apr 5th 2012 7:40 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 
As a Canadian and British Expat I appreciate Jenny's honesty and message, living in a rugged country like Canada is a challenge and not for everyone. I beg to differ with the mention that we fain our happiness or lack thereof, we love to be honest and grind peoples gears at the same time, possibly when folks left the UK it wasn't because they were desperate for a new beginning but more likely sick of the 'whining/moaning' of those left behind.

As for drugs in highschools, a large majority of teenagers across the globe experiment during those years. Having gone to school in both at that age, the UK is no different by comparison.

For a straight forward talking Canadian like myself that may lack the creativity to go above sarcasm in his humour, "we will certainly miss you Jenny", have fun back home!

I love the UK, I love Canada, and I love that they are not the same place, and that much is an honest declaration.

cheeky_monkey Apr 5th 2012 7:48 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by rdashmore (Post 9991122)

As for drugs in highschools, a large majority of teenagers across the globe experiment during those years. Having gone to school in both at that age, the UK is no different by comparison.



I would disagree drinking is a huge problem for UK teenagers in comparison to Canadian teenagers..where as drugs seems more prevalent here in Canada..probably because UK kids are too busy drinking to have time to take drugs to the same extent.

Oink Apr 5th 2012 7:55 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by cheeky_monkey (Post 9991143)
I would disagree drinking is a huge problem for UK teenagers in comparison to Canadian teenagers..where as drugs seems more prevalent here in Canada..probably because UK kids are too busy drinking to have time to take drugs to the same extent.

At least the UK teenagers are paying taxes and not contributing to the violence and exploitation of the illegal drug trade.

MarylandNed Apr 5th 2012 8:14 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 9991150)
At least the UK teenagers are paying taxes and not contributing to the violence and exploitation of the illegal drug trade.

Oh really?

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/881841-b...se-deaths-soar

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...ld-use-cocaine

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nnabis-16.html

Oink Apr 5th 2012 8:17 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 
In proportion to Canadian teenagers who seem to be held up as some of model of ethical standards because they merely druggies.

MarylandNed Apr 5th 2012 8:33 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by rdashmore (Post 9991122)
As a Canadian and British Expat I appreciate Jenny's honesty and message, living in a rugged country like Canada is a challenge and not for everyone. I beg to differ with the mention that we fain our happiness or lack thereof, we love to be honest and grind peoples gears at the same time, possibly when folks left the UK it wasn't because they were desperate for a new beginning but more likely sick of the 'whining/moaning' of those left behind.

As for drugs in highschools, a large majority of teenagers across the globe experiment during those years. Having gone to school in both at that age, the UK is no different by comparison.

For a straight forward talking Canadian like myself that may lack the creativity to go above sarcasm in his humour, "we will certainly miss you Jenny", have fun back home!

I love the UK, I love Canada, and I love that they are not the same place, and that much is an honest declaration.

+1

Former Lancastrian Apr 5th 2012 8:42 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 9991150)
At least the UK teenagers are paying taxes and not contributing to the violence and exploitation of the illegal drug trade.

How is nicking booze from the local off licence or breaking into working mens clubs and nicking the booze paying taxes?:confused:

iaink Apr 5th 2012 8:45 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 9991232)
How is nicking booze from the local off licence or breaking into working mens clubs and nicking the booze paying taxes?:confused:

What makes you think its nicked?

Supermarkets sell booze, disinterested 16 year old checkout staff have no interest in policing other kids.

As the parallel thread points out, these studies are mostly carried out in a fairly well thought out acaedmically rigid way, with well defined, statistically valid data parameters. I havent looked at the study, but if its anything like the international literacy/ numeracy comparisons the difference between 5th and 18th (or 38th) in real terms is usually pretty microscopic. I dont know why people get all heated over it to be honest.

Oink Apr 5th 2012 8:50 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 9991232)
How is nicking booze from the local off licence or breaking into working mens clubs and nicking the booze paying taxes?:confused:

That's so 1970s. These little Herberts.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...gh-Cho-008.jpg

iaink Apr 5th 2012 8:52 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 9991243)
That's so 1970s. These little Herberts.

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...gh-Cho-008.jpg

That's Former Lancastrian 3rd from the left, on the chopper!.... have you been hacking his private picture files again:sneaky:

Former Lancastrian Apr 5th 2012 9:00 pm

Re: Canada 5th happiest country...UK 18th
 

Originally Posted by iaink (Post 9991238)
What makes you think its nicked?

Supermarkets sell booze, disinterested 16 year old checkout staff have no interest in policing other kids.

As the parallel thread points out, these studies are mostly carried out in a fairly well thought out acaedmically rigid way, with well defined, statistically valid data parameters. I havent looked at the study, but if its anything like the international literacy/ numeracy comparisons the difference between 5th and 18th (or 38th) in real terms is usually pretty microscopic. I dont know why people get all heated over it to be honest.

I did an academic study when I was a copper in Preston in the 80s.
It was purely based on the number of arrests I had made or break ins attended and subsequent enquiries led to the arrest of teenagers responsible for nicking booze.
Smart teenagers get adults to buy the booze for them so in reality taxes were being paid. Plus isnt it illegal for a 16 yr old to be selling booze never mind iding persons of their age.
Good picture Oink brings back memories.


All times are GMT. The time now is 5:54 pm.

Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.