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On 30/04/2020 at 11:15, fred said:

 

We call it schadenfreude.  I don't think that there is a word for it in German?

 

 

 

Schadenfreude sounds like German to me.   So what language is it then.

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1 hour ago, Mr Plodd said:

Careful Dave! 

 

Someone might say thats “Fake News” I am more than happy what you have said is correct. 

I know one young doctor and another who is a young teacher. Both rabid left wing in their views with not the slightest interest in listening to, or even discussing, anything other than their (frankly highly distorted) view of the world. The trouble being that the entire education system is now left wing, so future generations will grow up already indoctrinated by their (not impartial or balanced view) teachers/University lecturers. Just look at the “Non platforming” that’s now going on because students disagree with the viewpoint of others, so deny them the opportunity of even presenting  it. Cannot be viewed as anything other than censorship can it? 

 

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As George Orwell said in "The Road to Wigan Pier" some people go so far left they become or drive others to move to the extreme right.

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1 hour ago, rovinmad said:

 

Schadenfreude sounds like German to me.   So what language is it then.

I’m not sure,  l’m not a linguist cunning or otherwise.  But I assume it comes from the same language, that entrepreneur comes from.    Because it is a well known fact the French don’t have a word for entrepreneur. 

 

Ps a Buglet, the question mark that you added when you edited your post doesn’t appear in the quoted part I used🤔

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2 hours ago, Mr Plodd said:

My major concern is how the BBC continually push the (left wing) negative side of everything the Government are doing and nothing positive.

A prime example is the latest Panorama programme where they featured five medical personnel, all of who had nothing but criticism. Auntie Beeb failed to inform the viewing public that ALL FIVE were either activists for, or had strong affiliations to the Labour Party. Difficult to view that as unbiased editorial control isn’t it?

 I believe the head of the NHS has written to the DG complaining of the lack of bias or balance. 

 

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Some people claim the BBC is left-wing biased, others claim it's right-wing biased - it's probably fairly balanced !!!

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Whether the BBC is left or right it shouldn't be acting as an opposition to every utterance the (any) Government makes, we`ve taken to listening to the headlines then switching off.  I doubt if any group of people will come out glowing after the situation we have found ourselves in and the inevitable inquiry will all be criticism in hindsight. What would be interesting to see is an inquiry into the behaviour of the media.

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2 hours ago, rovinmad said:

 

Schadenfreude sounds like German to me.   So what language is it then.

You are joking? Is this a Waaaaaaah!

 

If not I’ll tell you what it means.

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When restrictions are lifted and we can go away in our caravans and Motor homes,  I wondered if we will be welcomed to places like Devon and Cornwall.

 

A friend in Devon tells me he doesn't want people coming to his village, "we don't have many cases down here, we don't want people bringing it to our villages".

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As a retired lecturer (ex RAF) married to a retired nurse (ex RAF too) I can assure you neither of us are lefties !:angry: 

I have met some teachers and uni lecturers who made Lenin look conservative!

My wife was quite senior when she retired and had issues with some of the ways the NHS was run- but was dedicated to her profession and loved her job.

 

 

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Cornwall is our favourite place and we have many friends there.

 

There's been Talk of blockading the A30 and A38 the feelings are that strong.

 

The infection rate has been low and they are worried about a large influx of holiday makers and second home owners.

 

But on the flip side they need the trade.

 

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12 minutes ago, 664DaveS said:

As a retired lecturer (ex RAF) married to a retired nurse (ex RAF too) I can assure you neither of us are lefties !:angry: 

My wife was quite senior when she retired and had issues with some of the ways the NHS was run- but was dedicated to her profession and loved her job.

 

In every walk of life, you will find some people are dedicated doing their job but do not like the way the firm is run, some of them will just moan and get on with it but some will go out of their way to tell the world how bad the firm is run through the media. 

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On 30/04/2020 at 08:47, Fang2260 said:

I live in Cornwall near Bude and as you would imagine a lot of touring sites are suffering as I am sure they are in other regions.

I know three owners of large sites in Cornwall and the interesting comments from them were two fold.

First and not surprisingly they have scaled back all investment in the site for this year. All three are waiting on the next Government announcement on the lockdown but non said they thought they would be open before July if not later.

Secondly when they do reopen they will look at where possible replacing touring pitches with statics as they feel its more of a guaranteed income. Assuming they have the funds to do so.

Sadly I know several people who work in tourism near Bude and now have no job and no prospect of one .

However I still see tourists here not many but a few.

I'd have thought that it would be the other way,less statics and more tourers. The reason being that from what I've heard most of the people won't be able to afford the site fees after being furload and short time working for a long time

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25 minutes ago, G-a-r-y said:

When restrictions are lifted and we can go away in our caravans and Motor homes,  I wondered if we will be welcomed to places like Devon and Cornwall.

 

A friend in Devon tells me he doesn't want people coming to his village, "we don't have many cases down here, we don't want people bringing it to our villages".

You might want to tell your friend, it’s not his village 🤔

25 minutes ago, 664DaveS said:

As a retired lecturer (ex RAF) married to a retired nurse (ex RAF too) I can assure you neither of us are lefties !:angry: 

I have met some teachers and uni lecturers who made Lenin look conservative!

My wife was quite senior when she retired and had issues with some of the ways the NHS was run- but was dedicated to her profession and loved her job.

 

 

Who said you were a lefty DaveS?  Tell me,  I’ll have em!! 😂😂

 

Of course you’re not a lefty, you’re ex-military, Good Man 💪🏻

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25 minutes ago, logiclee said:

Cornwall is our favourite place and we have many friends there.

 

There's been Talk of blockading the A30 and A38 the feelings are that strong.

 

The infection rate has been low and they are worried about a large influx of holiday makers and second home owners.

 

But on the flip side they need the trade.

 

I like the village I live in, lived here 16 years, we have had ZERO cases of Covid 19. As much as I like my village and even though we have had no cases of Corona, I have NO rights to stop other folk from coming here, regardless of where they come from. If someone tried to stop me entering Cornwall or anywhere else for that matter I’d knock them out 💪🏻

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3 hours ago, fred said:

I’m not sure,  l’m not a linguist cunning or otherwise.  But I assume it comes from the same language, that entrepreneur comes from.    Because it is a well known fact the French don’t have a word for entrepreneur. 

 

Ps a Buglet, the question mark that you added when you edited your post doesn’t appear in the quoted part I used🤔

Well this is becoming very educational indeed.  I'm glad I asked.  

I had to Google the word Buglet, never heard of that either.  I tried several times to edit my post when I noticed I'd missed the question mark but no joy.

Very interesting, thanks.

1 hour ago, Borussia 1900 said:

You are joking? Is this a Waaaaaaah!

 

If not I’ll tell you what it means.

No joke on my part.  I was just curious when Fred said there was no word for it in German.

Just googled it and it came back as German meaning the pleasure one derives from another's misfortune.

Perhaps you have an alternative meaning.

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14 minutes ago, rovinmad said:

 

No joke on my part.  I was just curious when Fred said there was no word for it in German.

Just googled it and it came back as German meaning the pleasure one derives from another's misfortune.

Perhaps you have an alternative meaning.

No, that’s it. Good work 👍🏻

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 English is a very rich language but we have no word for it so use the German one - a bit like Kindergarten - except now we have nursery as well.

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18 minutes ago, rovinmad said:

I had to Google the word Buglet, never heard of that either.  I tried several times to edit my post when I noticed I'd missed the question mark but no joy.

I’m not surprised when you googled Buglet, it  came up with nothing.  That is because I had just made the word up 😄.    I notice you added a ? To your post.  But when I quoted it it came up with a full stop.  Not a huge bug, which is why I termed it a Buglet.  

Schadenfreude, is of course a German word, which I take to mean to take pleasure in the misfortune of others.  My expertise is German is limited to a grade 3 CSE, which I believe proves that after  5 years of German  lessons I learnt almost nothing. 

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3 minutes ago, WispMan said:

 English is a very rich language but we have no word for it so use the German one - a bit like Kindergarten - except now we have nursery as well.

Quite a lot of German words (and French) in modern English but hundreds of English words in modern German. Not a drama for youngsters like my daughter and her mates but my in-laws generation find it annoying and insist on using the ‘German’ equivalent where possible. My mother-in-law insists on calling a Computer a ‘Rechner’.

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2 hours ago, Borussia 1900 said:

You are joking? Is this a Waaaaaaah!

 

If not I’ll tell you what it means.

 

..it means epicaricacy

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Rucksack is a favourite German word used in English........ this has potential for serious thread drift 😂😂😂

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47 minutes ago, rovinmad said:

Well this is becoming very educational indeed.  I'm glad I asked.  

I had to Google the word Buglet, never heard of that either.  I tried several times to edit my post when I noticed I'd missed the question mark but no joy.

Very interesting, thanks.


 

It means small bugle.

 

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33 minutes ago, fred said:

I’m not surprised when you googled Buglet, it  came up with nothing.  That is because I had just made the word up 😄.    I notice you added a ? To your post.  But when I quoted it it came up with a full stop.  Not a huge bug, which is why I termed it a Buglet.  

Schadenfreude, is of course a German word, which I take to mean to take pleasure in the misfortune of others.  My expertise is German is limited to a grade 3 CSE, which I believe proves that after  5 years of German  lessons I learnt almost nothing. 

Actually I meant that I had never heard of it myself.    When I googled Buglet it was given as meaning a "minor bug in a program".  So you can congratulate yourself if you thought of it independently.

 

Lots of words have more than one meaning.  Alternatively Buglet can mean a small bugle as JCloughie informs us.

 

Perhaps we should leave it there before we get into trouble over thread drift.

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