The Rosy EU

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by kingfisher » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:01 am

Good morning Jim. Now, the last thing I wish to do is become a pedantic nitpicker, but your last sentence ends with the line “ leavers and Remainers”.
I feel that the capital initial should be accorded to the side which won the Referendum in 2016 by 1,350,000 votes, so whilst I’m sure it was only an oversight, I would prefer:”Leavers and remainers”.
Thank you Jim,
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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Dominic » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:08 am

Ooo you pedantic NiTpIcKeR you.
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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Devil » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:51 am

To settle an argument, read what the SOED says about expatriot (my bolding):
expatriot
E19.
[formed as EXPATRIATE verb: see -ATE2.]

A. noun. Orig., an exile. Now, a person who lives from choice in a foreign country. E19.
C. P. Snow An American expatriate, corrupted by Europe in the Jamesian style. e=1>E19<

B. adjective. Orig., exiled. Now, living in a foreign country from choice. Also, of or relating to an expatriate or expatriates. E19.
C. Thubron Many of his contemporaries never forgave Turgenev for his expatriate life. >.

• expatriatism noun the condition or fact of being an expatriate L20.
So, I've been an expatriot since 1963!

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Post by PhotoLady » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:53 pm

I think the word "immigrant" sums it up pretty well.... certainly a word I never worried to use about myself when we moved to live and work in Cyprus from UK.

immigrant
/ˈɪmɪɡr(ə)nt/
noun
noun: immigrant; plural noun: immigrants
a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
It is I, LeClerc :lol:

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Jim B » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:18 pm

kingfisher wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:01 am
Good morning Jim. Now, the last thing I wish to do is become a pedantic nitpicker, but your last sentence ends with the line “ leavers and Remainers”.
I feel that the capital initial should be accorded to the side which won the Referendum in 2016 by 1,350,000 votes, so whilst I’m sure it was only an oversight, I would prefer:”Leavers and remainers”.
Thank you Jim,
Jon.
Jon
Guilty as charged; my only mitigating circumstances are I send all my posts on my mobile and was being rushed to the shops by the wife so can only apologise for this oversight. I have edited my post which I hope is to your liking.
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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by kingfisher » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:02 pm

Jim- thank you- you are a REMAINER- and a gentleman!
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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Devil » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:56 pm

Back to my SOED
expat
colloq. M20.
= EXPATRIATE noun.
If it's good enough for Oxford, it's good enough for me in speech and in a forum, even if it's a colloquialism

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Jimgward » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:02 pm

I think Ronk learnt English on t’internet...

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:26 am

ronk, have you been forgetting to take the medication the doctor in the white coat gave you :?

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by jeba » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:29 am

ronk wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Isn't that why you do "due diligence" before you make the decision to leave a country and go live somewhere else?
Do you think any kind of "due diligence" could have foreseen something like Brexit and / or the consequences thereof?

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Jim B » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:39 am

Ronk
Like most people who decided to move abroad I didn't have a crystal ball and could only do due diligence on information available at the time.
I can't see anywhere I said I personally will be badly affected, again you're using poetic licence to try to make a point.
One final point, you keep referring to the EUSSR in your posts; as someone who spent over ten years working in the old Soviet States I can only say you just have no idea.

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by kingfisher » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:29 am

“The most puzzling development in modern politics is the apparent determination of Western European leaders to re-create the Soviet Union in Western Europe”.
Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Devil » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:31 am

ronk wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:40 pm
"Expatriate is the Standard spelling of the noun meaning "someone either excluded from or self-exiled from the native land," and the adjective is spelled and pronounced the same way. The verb expatriate means "to be exiled or to withdraw from one's own country," "to leave it permanently." Expatriot is either a misspelling (on analogy with patriot, no doubt) or a nonce word meaning "former patriot," which might better be spelled ex-patriot; presumably it would refer to one’s loyalties but not one’s location. "
It makes me laugh when ignorami like you contradict what the Oxford English dictionary tells us. See my post Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:51 am on this thread. Please get your facts right before you ignorantly try to correct others.

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Jim B » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 am

kingfisher wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:29 am
“The most puzzling development in modern politics is the apparent determination of Western European leaders to re-create the Soviet Union in Western Europe”.
Mikhail Gorbachev.
Jon

My wife who is from an ex Soviet State finds comments like this and Ronks highly amusing, she and her friends from other ex States laugh out loud when I comment on statements comparing the EU with the Soviet Union and Gorachev is about as popular as David Cameron is in his home country.
To compare both is like comparing chalk and cheese.

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by jeba » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:08 pm

ronk wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:48 pm
>Jeba..yes..why not? When was UKIP founded? ..do tell Jeba..look it up
Because it was unpredictable? Claiming that those who left the UK without accounting for Brexit were negligent because their "due diligence" hadn´t anticipated Brexit means adding insult to injury.

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Jim B » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:41 am

As I stated, how can one carry out due diligence including the affects of Brexit when emigrating to another EU country when due dilligence was carried out 20 years ago and Brexit became a factor only about ten years a go.
That is the question Jeba is asking as well, as I understand it. To me his written English is as good as most on here and better than some.

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Devil » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:16 am

ronk wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:48 pm
Please get your facts right before you ignorantly try to correct others...your original post on this is the funniest thing I've seen in years!
The Oxford English Dictionary is the standard for English and always has been ('The OED is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English.' - my emphasis!). Unfortunately, I haven't got the full OED (not enough shelf space!) but I do have the Shorter OED, which consists of two very large and heavy volumes. For me, this is the criterion for English definitions and is constantly updated to meet modern usage. I certainly mistrust any definitions found or not found on the Internet, especially from unknown or foreign sources.

Carry on laughing, if you will!

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:29 am

And there, ladies and gentlemen, you have a rant which demonstrates the damaging effect of having too much Cyprus sun, without wearing a hat ;)

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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Dominic » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:24 am

And so we witness the end of the posting career of yet another angry old man.

So Ronk, farewell. Find another tinpot forum to post on. You have overstayed your welcome here. That last post was the thin end of a very long wedge.
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Re: The Rosy EU

Post by Jimgym » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:59 am

Dominic wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:24 am
And so we witness the end of the posting career of yet another angry old man.

So Ronk, farewell. Find another tinpot forum to post on. You have overstayed your welcome here. That last post was the thin end of a very long wedge.
Given the insults he had thrown at him to which he responded in kind, it should come as no surprise that he was angry.

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