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Old Nov 30th 2017, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by Shard
It's a bit unpatriotic, but my fave blend is probably Jameson's. Malt would be Bowmore, Dalwhinney or occasionally a Laphroaig.
I used to drink Jamesons - still do on occasion - but I tend to go for the single malts these days. I've a bottle of 25 year old Glen that I shall indulge in around Christmas (it was a gift) and I will only drink it straight up, no ice, no water, no mixers.

The whisky mac will be made with some generic blend or other.
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Old Nov 30th 2017, 10:05 am
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The whisky mac will be made with some generic blend or other.
On a speed read I saw garlic
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
On a speed read I saw garlic
Well, once you've accepted the ginger....

This caught my eye:
Quebec lawmakers pass motion calling on store clerks to use 'bonjour' greeting | CTV News
and it seemed a bit dictatorial, so I wondered if 'allo would be acceptable;
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=allo

But why is this necessary (it passed unanimously)? Everyone is going to understand bonjour, hi, bonjour/hi, or allo and probably greetings in a host of other languages. Legislating against advertising to preserve language and cultural identity is one thing, but a long as it's true and civil, how is anything you say a crime?
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Old Dec 1st 2017, 12:21 am
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Originally Posted by caretaker
Well, once you've accepted the ginger....


This caught my eye:Quebec lawmakers pass motion calling on store clerks to use 'bonjour' greeting and it seemed a bit dictatorial

But why is this necessary (it passed unanimously)?
That's the bit that caught my eye. I mean, maybe a committee of 5 or something but 111 to zero!! Not one person thinking attendez une minute (is that right for hold on a minute)

What's particularly strange and something I notice from living in bilingual NB is that whenever the anglo nutters (there are a few on the other side too) complain, use of both languages is put across as a positive whereas in Quebec apparently there are "too many speaking both"
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Originally Posted by caretaker
But why is this necessary (it passed unanimously)? Everyone is going to understand bonjour, hi, bonjour/hi, or allo and probably greetings in a host of other languages. Legislating against advertising to preserve language and cultural identity is one thing, but a long as it's true and civil, how is anything you say a crime?
Language politics have been quiet for a while from Quebec but this one really takes the cake. I'm sure many shopkeepers in Montreal and even Gatineau will continue to say both. Most shopkeepers in those areas if they hear the customer speaking first with one another in english will greet the customer(s) in english as it is the natural thing to do in order to get a sale.

Really, it seems like a solution looking for a problem...that really isn't there.
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Originally Posted by Partially discharged
...if they hear the customer speaking first with one another in english will greet the customer(s) in english as it is the natural thing to do in order to get a sale
Not to mention polite, friendly and helpful.
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Old Dec 1st 2017, 2:08 am
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Originally Posted by Partially discharged
Language politics have been quiet for a while from Quebec but this one really takes the cake. I'm sure many shopkeepers in Montreal and even Gatineau will continue to say both. Most shopkeepers in those areas if they hear the customer speaking first with one another in english will greet the customer(s) in english as it is the natural thing to do in order to get a sale.

Really, it seems like a solution looking for a problem...that really isn't there.
The staff in my local Couche Tard only address me in English, even if I talk to them in French. They seem to like the practice and, of course, the accent.

It would probably a bit different in Trois Rivieres or Chicoutimi.
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Originally Posted by Partially discharged
Language politics have been quiet for a while from Quebec but this one really takes the cake.
Really, it seems like a solution looking for a problem...that really isn't there.


I was alerted to this nonsense by Son who made a rather pithy (bilingual to boot) comment on social media about it, which has stirred up a hornets’ nest.

We’re all a bit abasourdi on the one hand, shrugging and rolling our eyes on the other. And are thinking about incorporating “bonjour-hi” into our regular vocabulary...
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I was alerted to this nonsense by Son who made a rather pithy (bilingual to boot) comment on social media about it, which has stirred up a hornets’ nest.
We’re all a bit abasourdi on the one hand, shrugging and rolling our eyes on the other. And are thinking about incorporating “bonjour-hi” into our regular vocabulary...
If I see my friend Reggie I hope I can remember to say bonjour-hi, he will piss himself.
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Originally Posted by Shirtback


I was alerted to this nonsense by Son who made a rather pithy (bilingual to boot) comment on social media about it, which has stirred up a hornets’ nest.

We’re all a bit abasourdi on the one hand, shrugging and rolling our eyes on the other. And are thinking about incorporating “bonjour-hi” into our regular vocabulary...
Should it not be more like “Bonjour-hi comment are you?”
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Originally Posted by Oink
Imagine how beautiful life would be if they did lamb bhuna and pawn tikka flavours.
Oink. For a min there I thought you were going on your holidays.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Never heard of it but the ingredients sound okay, if a bit summery . Apart from needing a bottle of all three parts. We might have some gin left.
Negroni should be drunk on a sunny afternoon in Milan at about 4.30 pm with a selection of nibbles- salami, proscuitto, parmigiano etc 😋 But rules are meant to be broken 😻
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Does anyone have soup as a starter for their Christmas dinner?
No. It's too filling
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Negroni should be drunk on a sunny afternoon in Milan at about 4.30 pm
He could be smashed by noon, who are we kidding? It probably depends how hot it is.
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Negroni should be drunk on a sunny afternoon in Milan at about 4.30 pm with a selection of nibbles- salami, proscuitto, parmigiano etc 😋 But rules are meant to be broken 😻
At my daughter's wedding there was a Negroni stand with these snacks. Is it a particularly Milanese thing?
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