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by jmcd
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19396

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

He is proposing that part of the reason for a general trend among men to not disclose potentially emotionally damaging information. I don't understand this sentence. Yes, of course. That's because I forgot to reread it and complete it: "He is proposing that mental health is part of the reason for a...
by jmcd
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19396

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)

I get the impression that Sal's argument is not to excuse VampireShark's father, but to propose the idea that mental health may be a potential factor in the evasive behaviour of some people, mostly men. He is proposing that part of the reason for a general trend among men to not disclose potentially...
by jmcd
Fri May 25, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80563

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

That doesn't sound good. What sort of work is it?
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We could maybe find a moment that suit all three of us?
by jmcd
Thu May 24, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80563

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Oh What's up with your work?

You don't happen to be in Edinburgh this summer yourself, do you?
by jmcd
Wed May 23, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80563

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

Ripe pun indeed. I assume, given the context, that is an ellipsis for 'we can have a Réunion', rather than an imperative. We can decide on the exact date via PM nearer the time, can't we?
by jmcd
Mon May 21, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80563

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

@Finlay: I'll probably be mostly in Edinburgh as well, and travelling a bit to the Highlands and Islands as well. We could maybe meet up sometime.
by jmcd
Wed May 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80563

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

jesus. well at least you've got g*** :roll: good luck. come visit tokyo sometime :) I am now trying to figure out what g*** is. :P EDIT: oh doh I figured out what it is I definitely want to visit Tokyo sometime. Probably this summer... I'll be in the UK most of the summer. :/ So will I, and mostly ...
by jmcd
Wed May 09, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: French politics thread

Mélenchon has since recanted concerning the suspicions of far right groups ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBjtm6bZHn4&t=1152s ). For the count, pretty much every newspaper and other media outlet repeated the statistics offered them by an organisation called Occurence ( https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by jmcd
Mon May 07, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: French politics thread

Macron himself said that "France is missing a king".

Can you elaborate on your impressions of the recent protests the past week?
by jmcd
Sat May 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80563

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

jmcd wrote:To update on my girlfriend issues, I left her earlier, citing the fact that I consider it a matter of principle to not hitting children.
...and I miss her and I regret the mistakes I made with her.
by jmcd
Sat May 05, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: French politics thread

Part of the reason that the French parliament is so right-wing at the moment is the level of abstention at the legislative elections (roughly 30% of the eligible voters voted in the presidential election last year, but not in the legislatives), which I hypothesise as partly due to legislatives being...
by jmcd
Thu May 03, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Contradictory Feelings Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 80563

Re: The Contradictory Feelings Thread

To update on my girlfriend issues, I left her earlier, citing the fact that I consider it a matter of principle to not hitting children.
by jmcd
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: the Old Granny thread
Replies: 624
Views: 91957

Re: the Old Granny thread

Oh thanks. So it's really while it's simmering that it's an addded extra then.
by jmcd
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: French politics thread

Doublespeak In Action: https://www.marianne.net/politique/video-effarante-reaction-de-la-ministre-gourault-furieuse-qu-l-oblige-repondre-l-assemblee?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1524126946 According to an En Marche minister, having a governme...
by jmcd
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 19396

Re: Venting thread that still excludes eddy

there's nowhere around here that has decent takeout breakfast breakfast is important. fuck to capitalism. i demand fully automated luxury breakfast Breakfast is indeed important. So is preparation. I used to take takeout meals and it's so much more expensive, and with less choice, than making it my...
by jmcd
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: French politics thread

I note, though, that Melenchon ran for President, not to be Prime Minister - which rather suggests that his party will continue to be committed to the primacy of the presidency! Nobody can run for prime minister technically: in the legislative elections, the prime minister is chosen by the presiden...
by jmcd
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: French politics thread

It's interesting your idea about the cange in number of years. I never would have thought that it would have made such a difference. That can't happen if the government changes ever couple of months. Without stability, you can't have change - it's like trying to push something while you're standing ...
by jmcd
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: French politics thread

@rotting: I suppose you could say there is some apathy in the left in France because Hollande was disappointing: people voted for 'the enemy of finance' because they were fed up with the mega-rich getting richer, while poor people's wages stagnate, power concetrated in the hands of a few and bankers...
by jmcd
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: French politics thread

The next legislative and presidential elections are far enough off that only a single French poll has yet been produced on the presidential election 2022. The next election in France is the European elections. The predictions for this are on an EU-wide basis. So much less reliable than other polls I...
by jmcd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Faites-le le
Replies: 10
Views: 1638

Re: Faites-le le

The second le will often be reduced to /l/ with the schwa elided, if the following word starts with a consonant that isn't /l/. Except for southern French where the schwa is never elided... Would that be Occitan influence? I get the impression now from looking at different langues d'oïl and langues...
by jmcd
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: French politics thread

Yeah, exactly. The way 'liberal' is used and perceived depends largely on the country you're in. What is called 'libéral' in France is maybe closer to 'libertarian' or 'economically conservative' in America; it's very much a term referring to right-wing hypercapitalists. 'laissez-faire' doesn't even...
by jmcd
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: French politics thread

OK so there are obvious examples of who could be worse. Trump is an example (especially on a personal level), and just about any dictator is obviously even worse. And I still would have voted for him on the second round of the presidential election. The question was a bit rhetorical though. It was m...
by jmcd
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: French politics thread
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

French politics thread

Thread for discussing French politics Can this En March government get any worse? Their general rule thus far was *just* to steal from the poor to give to the rich, whether it's taking money from students or pensioners they're willing to do that to reduce tax for the rich. And if anyone else talks, ...
by jmcd
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Relative clauses: cross-linguistic comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 2241

Re: Relative clauses: cross-linguistic comparison

More suggestion that anythng, but surely the alignement will affect things? Ergative languages will do relative clauses differently, as will Austronesian alignement languages, I'd expect.