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Forum: Canada
Nov 19th 2021, 3:01 pm
Replies: 162
Views: 10,757
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Canada is a scam

Wow. Way to double-down on the racism.

"They were not well liked" because of "horrid" and "obnoxious" cooking odours. To the extent that immigrants were hounded out of the apartment building. And...
Forum: Canada
Aug 10th 2021, 8:13 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Marriage in Quebec, uk guy and Quebec girl

My wedding was in Montreal, back in 2000; we were both living in the UK at the time but OH's family were in Montreal. Pretty sure we did all the paperwork by mail (would probably be email or through...
Jul 22nd 2021, 7:52 pm
Replies: 15,475
Views: 544,155
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Tories in chaos

Quite (and, besides, how many other times is there a legitimate opportunity to use "sesquipedalianism" in a post? ;) )
Jul 22nd 2021, 5:52 pm
Replies: 15,475
Views: 544,155
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Tories in chaos

"Lies" or "lying" are considered "unparliamentary language" - it's a bit archaic and it's time the convention was done away with, IMO, but it has given rise to some excellent circumlocutions in the...
Jul 21st 2021, 7:20 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 1,298
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Dundas

Coming to this a little late... but is that not a rather, um, insensitive turn of phrase considering the number of unmarked grave sites found on the property of former residential schools?

On the...
Jul 21st 2021, 6:49 pm
Replies: 7,702
Views: 489,616
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Let's talk about cars

Ah, so another bizarre adoption of the wrong word, then. A bit like "chase lounge" for "chaise longue," which I have long since given up worrying about even though it still makes my skin crawl. A...
Jul 21st 2021, 6:11 pm
Replies: 7,702
Views: 489,616
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Let's talk about cars

I'm really hoping that's an autocorrect error for "bimini" :rofl::rofl::rofl:. I don't think your car has the right anatomy to need a bikini!
Jul 21st 2021, 6:07 pm
Replies: 15,475
Views: 544,155
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Tories in chaos

clearly one in which whistle-blowers working in the public interest to expose government corruption and hypocrisy are seen as a greater threat to the way (this) government operates than potentially...
Forum: Canniversary
Jul 21st 2021, 6:04 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,983
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: 40 Years

Blimey indeed! One or two old-timey folks have reared their heads in this thread!

To dbd - not sure whether congratulations on sticking it out or comiserations on having to stick it out are more...
Jul 21st 2021, 3:44 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 3,768
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Canada to ban sales of conventional cars by 2035 - Trudeau

This has a whiff of "many people are saying..." about it. Perhaps, in some areas where the bulk of electricity is still generated by coal-fired power stations, there may be an argument that EVs...
Forum: Canada
Apr 21st 2021, 9:39 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: School Admission - Ontario

You seemed to suggest that you're comfortable in French, and profess Catholicism. If your kids are fluent (or nearly fluent) Francophones then consider the French boards (Catholic or "other," in...
Forum: Canada
Feb 17th 2021, 9:33 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 6,148
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Places to live in Ontario

I've seen that recently as well. Two houses on my street sold within days of listing in the last couple of weeks; the first I know sold for over $1.6m, about $250k over asking, and I would be...
Jan 30th 2021, 1:17 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,255
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Gamestop trading

Hedge funds are poisonous vultures. While it's not intrinsically wrong, IMO, to short stocks and make money on a price drop, the sums of money now involved in this game mean that the hedge funds can,...
Jan 28th 2021, 7:21 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,255
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Gamestop trading

I had fun at lunchtime today trying to explain this to my kids when one asked "what's all this GameStop stuff about?" The best analogy we could come up with is taking a leaf from Animal Crossing (to...
Jan 28th 2021, 3:44 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,255
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Gamestop trading

I have been absolutely delighted to read about this the last couple of days. To see the hedge funds being played at their own game - and losing badly - is gleeful stuff. The lack of awareness of...
Nov 27th 2020, 1:37 am
Replies: 1,613
Views: 85,704
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Harry & Meghan are ‘stepping back’

...because losing a pregnancy only affects the woman, of course, doesn't it.

Christ, people, I know this is a sensitive subject. Believe me, I know this is a sensitive subject from about as direct...
Nov 26th 2020, 4:02 am
Replies: 1,613
Views: 85,704
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Harry & Meghan are ‘stepping back’

Indeed. There's a balance somewhere, a couple of posters in this thread seem to have lost sight of it in one direction or the other...
Nov 26th 2020, 1:30 am
Replies: 1,613
Views: 85,704
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Harry & Meghan are ‘stepping back’

Bollocks. You’re being spiteful because you don’t like her. It’s beneath you.
Nov 25th 2020, 11:08 pm
Replies: 1,613
Views: 85,704
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Harry & Meghan are ‘stepping back’

That is way, way out of order, JG. She's not played the victim, she's written (or had ghost-written for her, whatever) an op-ed highlighting the still-too-common taboo and stigma around miscarriage,...
Nov 25th 2020, 4:06 pm
Replies: 3,203
Views: 111,504
Posted By Oakvillian

re: President Biden

Mods - or site tech leadership: can we get a "this nutbar conspiracy theory has been debunked so many times it's gotten well beyond tedious" flag to put on posts like this, like the ones on Twitter...
Nov 20th 2020, 6:51 pm
Replies: 25,687
Views: 833,005
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

In case you care to, it's here https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2020/11/17/majorities-in-the-european-union-have-favorable-views-of-the-bloc/ ...
Nov 20th 2020, 6:45 pm
Replies: 25,687
Views: 833,005
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

What you pointed out, though, has little-to-nothing to do with the ability of the polling company to extrapolate from their sample to the population as a whole. I don't even know what point you're...
Nov 20th 2020, 5:55 pm
Replies: 25,687
Views: 833,005
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Yes. Read the textbook. :rolleyes:

I have no idea what you mean by "the size of individual populations is not valid in this poll." Population size and sample size have a complex correlation,...
Nov 20th 2020, 5:47 pm
Replies: 15,475
Views: 544,155
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Tories in chaos

Wait - is the opposing captain Boris Johnson here? Or is it Priti Patel? Who is playing the part of the opposing hooker - is that supposed to be the civil servants who are tired of all the abuse...
Nov 20th 2020, 5:41 pm
Replies: 25,687
Views: 833,005
Posted By Oakvillian

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Good heavens, there's some sketchy understanding of statistics going on here. The mathematics behind polling is quite detailed but none of it is hideously complex. The concept of "confidence levels"...
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