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by Flaneur
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Why are women so subordinate
Replies: 44
Views: 586

Re: Why are women so subordinate

As an aside, I got a strange look from the lady at the Impots when I took in our first French tax return a few years ago because I had put my name first and my husband's 2nd. I wasn't making any point but since I had put all the effort into doing the return it just seemed reasonable :D Our joint ba...
by Flaneur
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Welcome to the forum
Topic: Reincarnation AtS2
Replies: 21
Views: 359

Re: Reincarnation

Life began to pall on the private island with only JSKS and the labradors for company? Felt the need for more civilised conversation? Don't blame you.
by Flaneur
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: The Right To Hate - Please Discuss.....🤔
Replies: 75
Views: 1441

Re: The Right To Hate - Please Discuss.....🤔

Thanks, Spider, while I was thinking of how to put it you wrote it. I have friends who think as I do, and friends who don't. I think some of them are foolish, but that's to do with how they express themselves and the quality of their argument. I expect they think the same way about me. Friendship, f...
by Flaneur
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Why are women so subordinate
Replies: 44
Views: 586

Re: Why are women so subordinate

jsks wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:32 pm

You still see things addressed to Mr and Mrs John Smith when I suppose it should be Mr John and Mrs Janet Smith.
That always looks quaint to me.
by Flaneur
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Games? Puzzles and Quizzes
Topic: Définitions énigmatiques
Replies: 3314
Views: 45320

Re: Définitions énigmatiques

Tom wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:46 am
:D It was a great clue because "queen" always has me thinking about words containing 'er'.
'er indoors? :lol:
by Flaneur
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: Why are women so subordinate
Replies: 44
Views: 586

Re: Why are women so subordinate

Does anyone know any men who have taken their wife's name? I know one who did something similar, though he just appended the second part of her name to his. I won't mention his name, but if Dan Lakin married Sue England and Dan did the same thing, he would be calling himself Dan Lakin-Land. I don't...
by Flaneur
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The Café
Topic: Why are women so subordinate
Replies: 44
Views: 586

Re: Why are women so subordinate

This is called "begging the question". The question "Why are woman so subordinate in this day in age, 90% of woman take their husbands name?" contains an assumption, that a wife taking her husband's name is an example of subordination (not sure that's the right word). But that assumption is plainly ...
by Flaneur
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Is that about John MacLean? I've heard it mentioned in connection with his name? No, was written in 1914 by Robert Tressell and is about the life of a group of painters and decorators in a fictional town in the early days of socialism. It’s based on Tressell’s own life as an Irish painter and signw...
by Flaneur
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Snug
Topic: Does he ever stop to think?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Does he ever stop to think?

I think it was thought-through carefully.

This is the approach they're going to take. "We told you to do one thing; we were clear; you did something else; the spreading of the disease and the effects are, therefore, your fault."
by Flaneur
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Games? Puzzles and Quizzes
Topic: Définitions énigmatiques
Replies: 3314
Views: 45320

Re: Définitions énigmatiques

Fawlty?

If that's correct, I'm giving up!