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    acko
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    The title of this thread has to be IMO one of the most moronic statements one sees posted on internet forums. I can think of loads of reasons why people can’t or don’t want to move back to where they came from. For a couple of contributors to this forum this is a standard reply to any gripes about France.
    Anyone else any thoughts ? Other than if you don’t like reading it then you can always read another forum. :lol:


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    khasiofkalabar
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    Nice one Acko, there are also the very helpful and brigade who just want to see their names on line…..


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    meadows
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    I recall someone who would use every opportunity to knock the UK …….
    Then they removed the rose tinted specs and returned to reality and a life in guess where? :lol:


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    Chanceux
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    The comment (thread title is of little use to the French) who are unhappy with their country!!!


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    alittlebitfrench
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    How many times is that phrase used in the UK refering to immigrants or ethic minorities in the UK ? Alot !

    How times is that phrase used in Scotland/Wales refering to the Engish complaining about the weather ?

    How many times is that phrase used by the Cornish refering to Londoners ?

    I’ve shown some nasty little threads on here to my wife. I wonder what she said ?

    Its a knee jerk reaction phrase that everyone uses, and I agree its not very nice.


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    I find that offensive.

    That’s not an opinion on any of the above.

    It’s another one of these over used sentences. Usually uttered by someone taking offence on behalf of another.


    #sexysocialism Never enter a battle of wits unarmed.

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    steptoe
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    In reply to the original posting, I tend to think theres nothing wrong with the suggestion, as if there are lots of things you don’t like there’s no way you are going to change it, also in reality you have no right to try; as it is what it is for the locals. We bought a house here years ago and considered whether to become residents, as because of my employment I could live anywhere, well as long as I was reasonably close to an airport. After testing the water we decided to stay resident in the UK, and enjoy France as long term holiday makers. That way the things that we feel are downsides of France don’t really affect us too much, same as in the UK, so we win all round, best of both. I do feel sorry for those who have sunk their financial future into a failed dream, and then spend all their time on Anglo French forums sniping about the UK. I think they tend to be the “go home etc.” mob who miss use the term.


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    The thing that really annoys me is the members and we all know who they are who post on here that cannot spell or use any grammar wot so ever. :wink:


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    alittlebitfrench
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    @ally wrote:

    I find that offensive.

    That’s not an opinion on any of the above.

    It’s another one of these over used sentences. Usually uttered by someone taking offence on behalf of another.

    If someone uses the ‘said’ phrase, it does not necessarily mean its their opinion. Like the use of millions of other phrases.

    It could be the opinion, but on a forum its difficult to tell. Often it can be said in jeste. Even you said yourself in another thread, you say somthing as a joke, then feel the need to take a step backwards.

    Its like swearing. How often do people swear in a context but not actually want imply its meaning.

    I dont think there is anyone here (or maybe there are…..I really dont care) that would use the phrase in its literal meaning.


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    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    @ally wrote:

    I find that offensive.

    That’s not an opinion on any of the above.

    It’s another one of these over used sentences. Usually uttered by someone taking offence on behalf of another.

    If someone uses the ‘said’ phrase, it does not necessarily mean its their opinion. Like the use of millions of other phrases.

    It could be the opinion, but on a forum its difficult to tell. Often it can be said in jeste. Even you said yourself in another thread, you say somthing as a joke, then feel the need to take a step backwards.

    Its like swearing. How often do people swear in a context but not actually want imply its meaning.

    I dont think there is anyone here (or maybe there are…..I really dont care) that would use the phrase in its literal meaning.

    I find that *****ing offensive.


    #sexysocialism Never enter a battle of wits unarmed.

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    @steptoe wrote:

    I do feel sorry for those who have sunk their financial future into a failed dream …

    That applies to most of the people who told me I should move to Ireland, like them, in the period 2000-2005. I tried to tell them they were standing on the edge of a financial abyss and they should take refuge in France with me instead. No-one listened … but I’m happy I took my own advice and didn’t end up with a 6-figure negative equity mortgage! :D


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    maricopa
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    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    Its a knee jerk reaction phrase that everyone uses, and I agree its not very nice.

    So what is the difference in saying

    @alittlebitfrench wrote:


    If you dont like it in France, there is a Ferry that goes on the opposite direction.

    and the above, just asking?


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    @maricopa wrote:

    @alittlebitfrench wrote:

    Its a knee jerk reaction phrase that everyone uses, and I agree its not very nice.

    So what is the difference in saying

    @alittlebitfrench wrote:


    If you dont like it in France, there is a Ferry that goes on the opposite direction.

    and the above, just asking?

    But that is true….for all of us.

    ……… if you look 8-10 posts down in that thread….I explained that I have been through exactly what the OP had been through and it cost me an awful ot of money……and I sometimes still get annoyed when thinking about it.


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    It’s not true for “all of us” – there are people here (in France and/or on this forum) that have moved from country to country over several decades, usually a deliberate, positive choice. Telling anyone they can just “go back” is simplistic and, to me at least, suggests that the person saying it lives in their own simplistic bubble-world. That applies equally to forum posters and anti-Asian-Arab-African BNP supporters.


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    zombywoof
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    Perhaps the OP can explain why he thinks the comment is moronic and at the same time why it is any more moronic than moving to a foreign country and then joining a francophile forum and moaning about the country.
    I don’t usually say ‘go back’, but ‘naff off somewhere else’.
    By staying here and taking issue with everything they encounter they’re just making life more difficult for everyone else.


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