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carcajou May 10th 2020 4:23 am

Re: Top Reasons to Move (and Not Move) to Canada
 
In reverse: last week I used "if ifs were skiffs, we'd all be sailors" which I first heard used by Denis Potvin during a hockey broadcast a few decades ago. The Australians I said it to did not know what I was talking about even after I broke it down.

Pulaski May 10th 2020 6:46 pm

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Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12850498)
Back on topic, a reason for not moving here is the difficulty in communication consequent upon the lack of common expressions. At work recently I was asked if someone was likely to complete a project he had undertaken "nah" I said "he's all mouth and trousers". .....

Maybe that's because the expression is "..... all mouth and no trousers." :unsure: Even Google/ Chrome prepopulated that as the complete phrase when I had typed in "all mouth and " to check that I wasn't misrembering the phrase.

dbd33 May 10th 2020 6:57 pm

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Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12850963)
Maybe that's because the expression is "..... all mouth and no trousers." :unsure: Even Google/ Chrome prepopulated that as the complete phrase when I had typed in "all mouth and " to check that I wasn't misrembering the phrase.

Were people familiar with the expression, I'm sure they would have corrected me. As, I'm sure, would have carcajou had she, or he, caught the dig.

carcajou May 10th 2020 10:30 pm

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Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12850969)
Were people familiar with the expression, I'm sure they would have corrected me. As, I'm sure, would have carcajou had she, or he, caught the dig.

I caught the dig. I simply ignored you and responded to Tumbling_Dice. Whenever a political radical takes a shot at me, it means whatever I said wasn't far off the mark.

dbd33 May 11th 2020 1:39 pm

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Originally Posted by carcajou (Post 12851036)
I caught the dig. I simply ignored you and responded to Tumbling_Dice. Whenever a political radical takes a shot at me, it means whatever I said wasn't far off the mark.

Chuckling at "political radical". I think my positions, that Trump is an evil narcissist and Johnson a bumbling fool, the welfare state and especially socialised medicine are good things, are very much in the mainstream. They also represent a good reason to move to Canada. At least Trudeau isn't going to kill you for the profit of his mates.

Hurlabrick May 11th 2020 2:17 pm

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Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12851291)
Chuckling at "political radical". I think my positions, that Trump is an evil narcissist and Johnson a bumbling fool, the welfare state and especially socialised medicine are good things, are very much in the mainstream. They also represent a good reason to move to Canada. At least Trudeau isn't going to kill you for the profit of his mates.

Sounds like 'political radical' is right. With those views, you are clearly one of those dangerous commie liberals Trumps has been warning us all about! :wink_smile:

Teaandtoday5 May 11th 2020 2:45 pm

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Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12850969)
Were people familiar with the expression, I'm sure they would have corrected me. As, I'm sure, would have carcajou had she, or he, caught the dig.

bbc America feel it needs explaining https://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophen...h-and-trousers

dbd33 May 11th 2020 2:59 pm

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Originally Posted by Teaandtoday5 (Post 12851322)
bbc America feel it needs explaining https://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophen...h-and-trousers


At the risk of courting controversy, I think that piece is rather hard on Paris Hilton. The Simple Life much amused me.

cheeky_monkey May 11th 2020 10:06 pm

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Originally Posted by TheWorldIsMyOyster (Post 12850506)
Oh I'd be interested in a clarificationof that myth as I have a child. So quality of life is on par with the UK? Is that province-specific or nationwide?

There is a lot of BS when i hear people say we are emigrating due to a better quality of life and or its better place to bring up children..as stated its all about the context of where you are moving from to where you are moving too..i found not one jot of difference living in Calgary or Edmonton to living in a large provincial city in the UK..when it comes to quality of life or in how children are brought up..each has their pros and cons but essentially they are the same..the easiest way to improve the quality of life for you and your children is to look in the mirror.

carcajou May 11th 2020 10:20 pm

Re: Top Reasons to Move (and Not Move) to Canada
 

Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12851291)
Chuckling at "political radical". I think my positions, that Trump is an evil narcissist and Johnson a bumbling fool, the welfare state and especially socialised medicine are good things, are very much in the mainstream. They also represent a good reason to move to Canada. At least Trudeau isn't going to kill you for the profit of his mates.

Exhibit 1A - you continually equate people on the centre-left, and who have never voted for the right-wing, like me, with Trump and Johnson and their supporters. Not because I am a Trump and Johnson supporter, but because the centre-left is so far away from where you sit that you are unable to distinguish between it, the centre, and the right. All I have done is challenge blanket (and, frankly, wrong) assumptions of how working class people would automatically be better off under a universal system - and all it took to do so was a calculator. Why has that triggered you? It should not have done so. You're "not a radical."

Not to mention your wild-eyed conspiracy theories. "At least Trudeau isn't going to kill you for the profit of his mates." Nutter talk.

Again - this is not the thread for this. Go open something up in TIO.

bats May 12th 2020 12:04 am

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Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 12850963)
Maybe that's because the expression is "..... all mouth and no trousers." :unsure: Even Google/ Chrome prepopulated that as the complete phrase when I had typed in "all mouth and " to check that I wasn't misrembering the phrase.

All fur coat and no knickers is another version. One I use

bats May 12th 2020 12:06 am

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Originally Posted by carcajou (Post 12851548)
Exhibit 1A - you continually equate people on the centre-left, and who have never voted for the right-wing, like me, with Trump and Johnson and their supporters. Not because I am a Trump and Johnson supporter, but because the centre-left is so far away from where you sit that you are unable to distinguish between it, the centre, and the right. All I have done is challenge blanket (and, frankly, wrong) assumptions of how working class people would automatically be better off under a universal system - and all it took to do so was a calculator. Why has that triggered you? It should not have done so. You're "not a radical."

Not to mention your wild-eyed conspiracy theories. "At least Trudeau isn't going to kill you for the profit of his mates." Nutter talk.

Again - this is not the thread for this. Go open something up in TIO.

Wtf is "centre left"? Anyone who does not support a welfare state and socialised medicine can't claim to be any kind of lefty.

MillieF May 12th 2020 12:55 am

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Originally Posted by Hurlabrick (Post 12851313)
Sounds like 'political radical' is right. With those views, you are clearly one of those dangerous commie liberals Trumps has been warning us all about! :wink_smile:

That’s a bit scary! I’ve always held the same beliefs but saw myself as ‘whishey washy left of central’ :blink:

Siouxie May 12th 2020 2:21 am

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:banghead: Do not turn this thread into yet another bloody political one ............... any more and they will be moved.

:focus:
Now back to the OP's topic.............


Originally Posted by TheWorldIsMyOyster (Post 12849514)
Seeing as we're waiting for the world to go back to normal before we can get documents sorted, can I just ask what your top reasons are for moving to Canada? And what are your dealbreakers?

If you moved to Canada and then moved back, what was the one catalyst behind the return?

Thanks.


iaink May 12th 2020 2:28 pm

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Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12851628)
:banghead: Do not turn this thread into yet another bloody political one ............... any more and they will be moved.

:focus:
Now back to the OP's topic.............

To be fair, politics is the number one reason I am mulling a move back to Canada right now.


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