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the awkward moment when everyone around you speaks english but chooses not too...anyone else get frustrated by this?
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Old Feb 1st 2012, 5:07 am
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Not at all.

In fact, there is nothing I like better than slipping into my Aberdonian Doric and conversing with a fellow sheep-shagger whilst the remainder of the company has no idea what is being said...
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the awkward moment when everyone around you speaks english but chooses not too...anyone else get frustrated by this?
no, happens to me almost daily. The flip side is that not one of them realizes when I'm taking the piss.
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i'm talking about other europeans mainly...the asians have no idea what im saying so i can say what i want...but having to deal with clients or collegues...when they switch languages right in front of me to talk over me...really pisses me off.
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Old Feb 1st 2012, 5:29 am
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no, happens to me almost daily. The flip side is that not one of them realizes when I'm taking the piss.
Can you use the epithet flip?

Isn't Filipino the more PC word to use?
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Personally I have difficulty understanding Indian English. Why do they always speak so fast?
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Personally I have difficulty understanding Indian English. Why do they always speak so fast?
Its the Victorian English they use that cracks me up....
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I hadn't actually ever heard anyone use the word thrice in a sentence until I moved here.
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Its the Victorian English they use that cracks me up....
Even worse is when they say "what to do" !!
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I hadn't actually ever heard anyone use the word thrice in a sentence until I moved here.
And the radio adverts are the worst...... or best, depending on how you look at it...
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or 'closing the lights' and 'on-ing the lights' maaaan
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i'm talking about other europeans mainly...the asians have no idea what im saying so i can say what i want...but having to deal with clients or collegues...when they switch languages right in front of me to talk over me...really pisses me off.

And how many languages do you speak?
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And how many languages do you speak?
English, broken english, english peppered with various arabic phrases, english peppered with hindi phrases and sarcastic english...

i'm fairly fluent in middle eastern bullshit also...
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Can you use the epithet flip?

Isn't Filipino the more PC word to use?
We use the term Pips.
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We use the term Pips.
They are also fake tits, arent they???
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