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Forum: Philippines
Today, 12:37 am
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By abner

Re: Opposite meanings

It is always useful to be reminded that the British didn't invent every form of easily misinterpreted phrases of apparent agreement.

:hysterical:
Forum: Philippines
Today, 12:24 am
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By abner

Re: Opposite meanings

Seeing flashing vehicle headlights doesn't mean anything consistent *anywhere* I've driven -- most of Europe, most of Asia, North America.

Really, all one can take it to mean is "I see you coming...
Forum: Australia
Jan 26th 2022, 12:10 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 2,227
Posted By abner

Re: Salaries question

So what was...
"Ah, I was right, you really are a charming chap. Conjures up an image of a curmudgeonly old bloke bashing away at his ancient PC because somebody has dared to have an opinion that he...
Forum: Australia
Jan 26th 2022, 9:14 am
Replies: 55
Views: 2,227
Posted By abner

Re: Salaries question

And that's the problem then, isn't it, the capacity to pull out the big gun that nobody else has, to forcibly solve (or even eliminate the record of) a difference of opinion.

Forums don't work...
Forum: Australia
Jan 25th 2022, 8:27 am
Replies: 55
Views: 2,227
Posted By abner

Re: Salaries question

Free to post in the Swindon bedsitter context, why not.

But posting as a "Super Moderator" in a specific country thread, with an inherent bias against the desirability of relocating to that...
Forum: Australia
Dec 22nd 2021, 7:50 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,780
Posted By abner

Re: Moving to Brisbane

North Lakes is a decent bet; lots of Brits, a variety of recently-built housing stock in your general price range.

But if the airport run is going to be at all frequent, you might look harder at...
Forum: Australia
Dec 21st 2021, 5:28 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,780
Posted By abner

Re: Moving to Brisbane

So, now that previous posters on the thread have perhaps beat to death the "football codes" argument :thumbdown:, can you perhaps tell us more about where you want to live in other respects, e.g.
-...
Dec 18th 2021, 10:12 am
Replies: 5,998
Views: 254,970
Posted By abner

Re: Coronavirus

It will be very interesting to replay this post about 2 months down the track...
Forum: Canada
Dec 18th 2021, 10:00 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,707
Posted By abner

Re: Winnipeg

Well, you can't say you weren't warned then, after experiencing that... :p

Yeah, it's cold in winter, and winter lasts a long time there. In most years, it offers the second-most challenging...
Dec 16th 2021, 7:46 am
Replies: 953
Views: 55,324
Posted By abner

Re: real estate prices in Canada sustainable?

So, like, I was trying to understand where this thread was at, after a long time away. And it looks like one of its major protagonists has been recently ghosted. Not my bestie or nothin', but just...
Forum: Philippines
Dec 10th 2021, 6:27 am
Replies: 5,896
Views: 801,762
Posted By abner

Re: Me and My Family

Truly, this thread deserves to become a film or a reality TV series. And Philosophical 11, and his erstwhile "wife", would likely both benefit if they played their cards right, gaining cash and...
Dec 10th 2021, 5:57 am
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By abner

Re: The Ashes 21/22

Police 'launch investigation' after England's Ashes woes (yahoo.com) (https://sports.yahoo.com/police-launch-investigation-englands-ashes-091033832.html)
Forum: Philippines
Dec 9th 2021, 3:49 am
Replies: 5,896
Views: 801,762
Posted By abner

Re: Me and My Family

CLAIM!!!

For P11's last post on this thread.

:amen:

...or rather...

:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical:
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 9th 2021, 3:03 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By abner

Re: Favourite Christmas present as a youngster

A scale-model of a sports car: a "DeTomaso Mangusta 5000", received at age 5. Hooked me on cars forever afterwards--much to my financial detriment, tbh. But I've loved nearly all of them...
Forum: Canada
Nov 30th 2021, 8:38 am
Replies: 162
Views: 11,118
Posted By abner

Re: Canada is a scam

So in your first paragraph, you describe the adoption of a term of opprobrium -- variously on religious / racial / sexual-orientation grounds -- by the oppressed group as a term of pride, and...
Forum: Philippines
Nov 30th 2021, 8:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By abner

Re: Mandatory Pinoy music

"British pubgoers trapped in bar with Oasis cover band amid blizzard"To be fair, they probably all wanted to be there.

But as one who got thoroughly sick of "Champagne Supernova" after less than...
Nov 22nd 2021, 4:12 am
Replies: 953
Views: 55,324
Posted By abner

Re: real estate prices in Canada sustainable?

The problem with any "not complicated" political/economic plan to correct some 'Bad Thing', that involves 6 different steps, is that that's 4 - 5 steps too many.

Each separate step pisses off some...
Forum: Canada
Nov 19th 2021, 2:45 am
Replies: 162
Views: 11,118
Posted By abner

Re: Canada is a scam

Fun fact: Prince Andrew spent 6 months of his secondary education years at an elite private college near Peterborough.

More fun facts: Prince Andrew at Lakefield...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 19th 2021, 1:25 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,943
Posted By abner

Re: New adventure ?

Yeah, and "peak times" are not limited to the M-F morning and afternoon peaks. The Bruce Highway/M1 is also a huge traffic bottleneck every weekend, for extended periods of time, as it represents the...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 12th 2021, 5:04 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,943
Posted By abner

Re: New adventure ?

"Most of the good schools are fee paying"--well maybe, but that is true of most of Australia.

To offer a (gently) different perspective from Brisbannite's: if providing educational opportunities...
Forum: Australia
Oct 31st 2021, 10:56 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By abner

Re: Cost of a return flight to London from Brisbane

I wouldn't go near HK for a layover, or any other Chinese city. Way too much (i.e. non-zero) random political risk, from a country that clearly has it in for Oz at the moment, and has recent form in...
Oct 31st 2021, 10:38 am
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By abner

Re: Renewing a Canadian passport ............

So, just how long is renewal taking at the moment, end-to-end? Even anecdotal evidence would be appreciated.

Recent events have green-lighted an international trip for us, but the youngest...
Oct 25th 2021, 7:02 am
Replies: 953
Views: 55,324
Posted By abner

Re: real estate prices in Canada sustainable?

It's worth taking a closer look at why. The whole primary and secondary educational culture in Canada is geared towards maximising and exhorting a path towards a university degree, of whatever type....
Oct 21st 2021, 3:50 pm
Replies: 953
Views: 55,324
Posted By abner

Re: real estate prices in Canada sustainable?

Sorry, no. Driving further efficiencies in blue-collar work-practices (e.g. "time-on-tools" for carpenters, "time-on-throttle" for bus drivers) continues to be possible even today, enabling a...
Oct 21st 2021, 2:29 pm
Replies: 953
Views: 55,324
Posted By abner

Re: real estate prices in Canada sustainable?

Why would one expect that lifestyle to be achievable from those 'same' jobs, 2 generations further on?? The cars, the housing amenities, and the vacations (CoVID-period aside) have improved beyond...
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