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2021 Census yes or no?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Catriona, Feb 13, 2020 at 7:01 PM.

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  1. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    My experience is they mostly do.
     
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  2. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Why? Everyone else in occupied Europe still spoke the same language as they had prior to occupation.
     
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  3. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Why don't the Americans speak Vietnamese? :confused:
     
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  4. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    why don't they speak proper English like what we do....;)
     
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  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    It was really only the Russians that sought to impose their language on countries they dominated.
     
  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    In many respects they speak more traditional English than we do, because to some extent the core of the language evolves less the further you go from the centre of it.
     
  7. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Not just language manners also. Descriptions of tudor banquets describe meat being cut up into "fair gobbets" and the knife then being put away, none of our modern nonsense of eating with both knife and fork simultaneously which seems to have come in here from the continent. Some say that the discarding of the knife was to prevent fights breaking out with lethal weapons.
     
  8. John King

    John King Well-Known Member

    Because we didn't impose it upon them. The Germans surely would have done
     
  9. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    The French imposed their language after 1066 over the German dialect that we had been previously speaking.
     
  10. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Braveheart would have been a lot better if Mel Gibson had played William Wallace by speaking in his first language - Norman French.

    Cheers, Jeff
     
  11. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Rubbish! No true Saxons would speak anything resembling a Germanic tongue. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    FTFY. You're welome!
     
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  13. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Saxons = Saxony = southeast Germany. Not one of the more popular dialects since it's a bit to closely tied up with GDR and party officials..........Or have I missed the irony?

    Lynn
     
  14. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Maybe your display didn't show the rolled eyes emoji?
     
  15. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Like they did in France, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Czechoslovakia, The Channel Islands, Norway, Denmark...?
     
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  16. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    A polarising figure, Winston. I was surprised to overhear a fellow English immigrant's comment about him, when the news of his death was in the newspaper. This person was definitely not a fan.
     
  17. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Neither am I... The English £5 note features the redeemingly-witty white supremacist and I have defaced every single such £5 note that I have possessed, in protest.
     
  18. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Just post them to me if they cause you distress...
     
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  19. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    :D

    You should have been the new chancellor!
     
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  20. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I
    Ken Clarke would be pleased with that remark
    (Same school):cool:
     

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