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    Curses... In the words of charlie brown, "always the basson!"

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    They look so unlike the Peanuts characters.... as if they were chosen deliberately to look nothing like lucy & charlie brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhao View Post
    uptight euro upper class rigid little rules for every social function - how to dress, what shoes to wear with what jacket in what season. especially when it comes to dining - why oh why are you horrified if i have another helping of pasta AFTER i finish my creme brule??!! there is a midnight sausage snack coming up in 20 minutes ANYWAY.
    haha..I love all that shit. Knowing the "rules" really impresses the girls too, and I need all the help I can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    I'm guessing that Mr Tea has a problem with eating dick, not the fact that dogs are cute.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhao View Post
    re: dog dick in China - only a tiny little region of the country traditionally has dog and cat on the menu, as a delicasee, like bird's nest soup or shark fin, though now it's become more popular in the big cities because of tourism. and that's another western stupid: just because it's cute we shouldn't it? baby chickens, cows, pigs are all cute. hypocrites!
    You mis-understand me: I'm not objecting becayse it's 'cute', I'm objecting because it's disgusting!
    (it was the 'dick' bit, rather than the 'dog' bit, I was getting at. Plus, I bet dophlin tastes awesome...)
    And let's not forget the species being driven to extinction because their ovaries or hypothalamuses are a vital ingredient in 'traditional Chinese medicine'...

    Edit: why is it that eating doplhin is 'abhorrent', btw? I mean, if a particular species of dolphin is on the verge of extinction, that's fair enough - although the same thing can be said of the distinctly non-cute North Sea cod.
    So unless they're about to die out, you seem to be guilty of exactly the same 'cuteness bias' you dismiss as a Western hypocrisy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    I'm guessing that Mr Tea has a problem with eating dick, not the fact that dogs are cute.
    *nyom nyom nyom*
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    Quote Originally Posted by swears View Post
    haha..I love all that shit. Knowing the "rules" really impresses the girls too, and I need all the help I can get.
    yeah i can see myself getting into it too. it's like figure skating, precarious, yes, but when it becomes natural it's nice. hmmm maybe an ettiquette thread...

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    As a child i was very taken with this line on a Talking Heads record sleeve that I saw in WHSmiths:

    "table manners are for people with nothing better to do"

    I had it all drummed into me by my very class-conscious mum. I know exactly which fork to pick up.
    on the other hand she also taught me useful stuff like how to read and how to put on a record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    on the other hand she also taught me useful stuff like how to read and how to put on a record.
    That neatly sums up the two most important life skills of any self-respecting Dissensian!
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    "table manners are for people with nothing better to do"
    I was under the impression that originally manners were invented as a way to behave to make people feel comfortable, it's now become so twisted round that they are used by those who know as a way to make others who don't feel uncomfortable.

    "Knowing the "rules" really impresses the girls too, and I need all the help I can get."
    This is a recurring theme with you Swears, are you really ugly or something? What's the problem?

    why is it that eating doplhin is 'abhorrent', btw?
    Again I'd be guessing but I reckon that Zhao thinks that because of their intelligence level.

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    When you give someone a quote for a job and they come back 3 times trying to shave costs off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2stepfan View Post
    BMW drivers talking on the phone while taking up the whole fucking road and not looking where they are going.

    Cunts.

    Definitely a grumpy old man moment for me.
    that has to be the most openly flouted law in the uk - some days it seems like every driver i see in london is on the phone while driving.

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    Mercurial tradesmen

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    I was under the impression that originally manners were invented as a way to behave to make people feel comfortable, it's now become so twisted round that they are used by those who know as a way to make others who don't feel uncomfortable.
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    I'd recommend you read Levi-Strauss's essay 'On the Origin of Table Manners' in The Raw & The Cooked - very illuminating.

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