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Old 23-11-2011, 08:00   #16
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Its been said down here in the Caribbean that the English equip to cruise while the French cruise to equip. Think about it.
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Its been said down here in the Caribbean that the English equip to cruise while the French cruise to equip. Think about it.
LOL.... thats said in the Med islands as well... when the Marseilles fleet is on the move...
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What are comparing here, under arm hair to hair on a head?
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Many very very happy memories of the mixed french showers !!!!!!!!!!!
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I know it's just a culturally defined aesthetic, but YIKES!!
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I'll take the Japanese toilets. Water wash and warm air dry.......
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I'll take the Japanese toilets. Water wash and warm air dry.......

warm air dry, I can just see the stock of laxatives going up
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Although you do need a computer science degree to use some Japanese toilets.
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Here in Canada the biggest difference between English and French as far as I can tell is the choice between natural or synthetic fibers. French Canadians love spandex. They probably wear it to Sunday brunch. Seems like they want everyone to get a good look at their gibblies.

Yeah, but while we do speak different languages, we're not really English and they're not really French. Not any more. When it comes to cultural differences, though, how about poutine?

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It's called a Pissoir.
No. It's called an "urinoir", or a "pissotière" (in slang) . "Pissoir" is a Swiss word.

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When we say 'wee wee' we mean 'wee wee', when they say 'wee wee' they mean 'oui oui'...
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I remember in Kabul a three storey hotel with WC at every level. The problem is that they did not have any pipe. The safer floor was the top one with only one round floor opening, the next floor had two openings and so on. It was imperative if not on the top floor to choose the correct opening.
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I remember in Kabul a three storey hotel with WC at every level. The problem is that they did not have any pipe. The safer floor was the top one with only one round floor opening, the next floor had two openings and so on. It was imperative if not on the top floor to choose the correct opening.
Can see that being interesting, sitting on the kasi with the sunday newspaper spread open for a relaxing read
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So why do they have to anchor right next to me???
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