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*End Is Forever*
01-08-2006, 10:45:27
French Youth Seek Jobs In Britain (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5048428.stm) - BBC News Online

King_Ghidra
01-08-2006, 10:52:37
"In London you feel you can do anything - whether learning how to salsa, or starting a company," she says.

obviously these things are impossible in france

And this thread would have been much better titled 'French Fanny comes to London'

maroule
01-08-2006, 10:55:19
"Fanny Lehideux"
I won't comment on Fanny, but Lehideux means "the hidious one"

I was one of them, and still work a big chunck of my time in London/UK, for an English company, so don't expect me to disagree

Gary
01-08-2006, 11:23:45
Ha ! You're no fun :(

Kitsuki
01-08-2006, 11:33:06
I bet Fanny is fun.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
01-08-2006, 11:40:34
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
obviously these things are impossible in france

And this thread would have been much better titled 'French Fanny comes to London'


Fanny Ardant ?

King_Ghidra
01-08-2006, 11:51:46
no thank you, i just ate.

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 11:56:55
So France is the new Poland?

Fergus & The Brazen Car
01-08-2006, 12:01:22
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
no thank you, i just ate.


Tuna ? Crab sticks ?

maroule
01-08-2006, 12:28:28
Originally posted by Drekkus
So France is the new Poland?

Poland is the new France
when I arrived in London in 94, there were already about 200.000 french there, making it comparable to a sizable french town... it only grew from there

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 12:37:14
If the French bring their wine and cheese then things can't be so bad.

Funko
01-08-2006, 12:42:01
If there are 350,000 French, that's a bigger population than all but the 4 biggest French cities. (according to http://www.citypopulation.de/France.html)

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 12:50:19
So if a guy wants to nail a French girl he'd stand a better chance in London then in most of France?

maroule
01-08-2006, 12:52:24
real figures are probably higher (a lot of young people do declare themselves at the embassy, and don't pay taxes, so difficult to track)

but certainly you keep hearing a lot of french spoken in London

maroule
01-08-2006, 12:53:30
Originally posted by Oerdin
So if a guy wants to nail a French girl he'd stand a better chance in London then in most of France?


for you, better in France, where they don't feel so special and exotic, and where you would

Funko
01-08-2006, 12:53:47
Yeah, that's why I used the higher estimate not the Embassy figure.

Vincent
01-08-2006, 12:53:55
Originally posted by Funko
If there are 350,000 French, that's a bigger population than all but the 4 biggest French cities. (according to http://www.citypopulation.de/France.html) Those aren't real cities anyway

Funko
01-08-2006, 12:56:12
Look at the German ones, sehr grösser

http://www.citypopulation.de/Deutschland.html

Funko
01-08-2006, 12:56:49
Und der ooooh kay

http://www.citypopulation.de/UK.html

Vincent
01-08-2006, 13:03:31
Deuschland hat die grossten Ballen in die Hose! Respekt, Alter!

King_Ghidra
01-08-2006, 13:07:14
Reading 232,662

Even the germans know we're a city.

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:16:56
21st biggest in the UK. WOO!

Vincent
01-08-2006, 13:17:04
Almost as big as Krefeld

Mr. Bas
01-08-2006, 13:20:14
The site has some problems though, there are several obvious flaws in the Dutch data. I guess it's hard to define what exactly is part of a city and what's not.

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:20:26
That site also puts to bed the claim that Manchester is the second city...

smaller than Birmingham both in city population and in terms of the urban area.

http://www.citypopulation.de/UK-England.html

Vincent
01-08-2006, 13:21:57
They have reliable sources: Many population figures of 1981 and 1991 have been provided by Ulrich Buys and Clive Thornton.

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:22:42
The dutch ones are done by "municipalities" not cities, I assumed that was some kind of local government division?

King_Ghidra
01-08-2006, 13:22:50
:lol:

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:23:03
I am funny.

Vincent
01-08-2006, 13:24:08
I think the word "local" makes people laugh

Mr. Bas
01-08-2006, 13:24:54
Lokaal is much funnier though.

:lol:

Vincent
01-08-2006, 13:27:25
Oh you lucky people!

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:30:16
Lokale winkels :lol:

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 13:30:35
Bokaal is much funnier.

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:36:55
:lol:

jumbo derrick eel

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 13:43:46
Wow, I never knew cities were so small in Europe. Only London, Paris, Berlin, and Hamburg on that list are larger then where I live. The funny thing is we're considered that little place south of LA.

Gary
01-08-2006, 13:46:11
:lol: Kingswood is important enough to show on the map. Must tell my woman :D

Yay ! Hatfield too !

Vincent
01-08-2006, 13:46:20
It's not the size that matters

King_Ghidra
01-08-2006, 13:46:37
Hey give us a chance Oerdin, your country's population is five times the UK's. If you just took the most populous cities in europe we would have a different list.

Vincent
01-08-2006, 13:48:24
We would also have a different list if we took a different background color

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 13:49:47
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
Hey give us a chance Oerdin, your country's population is five times the UK's. If you just took the most populous cities in europe we would have a different list.

True.

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:51:47
Er...

Hamburg has 1.7 million population and the US only has 9 cities with more than a million population. Only New York, LA, Chicago and Houston are bigger than Hamburg.

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:52:27
Where Oerdin lives obviously isn't listed?

Vincent
01-08-2006, 13:52:56
But a lot of the 1.7 million people are on holiday right now

maroule
01-08-2006, 13:53:02
anyway, big cities are not exactly a hallmark of development or quality of life... as people who worked in DF, Bombay or Cairo will testify...

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 13:53:57
Originally posted by Funko
:lol:

jumbo derrick eel What???

Bokaal is a real dutch word you know.

Funko
01-08-2006, 13:55:37
That's what babelfish gave me as the translation of Bokaal.

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 14:01:35
:lol: It did?? Wow.

Funko
01-08-2006, 14:03:00
Alternatively...

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokaal

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 14:11:30
http://www.ridder.net/enews/0306/images/bokaal.jpg

maroule
01-08-2006, 14:14:20
considering the black hands, this is not Italian.... and considering the 4 white hands, it ain't Brazilian either... so that's probably French!!!!

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 14:24:30
In that respect UK isn't all that better then france. Well, of course they're much better, but just have bad luck, ever since 1965.

Funko
01-08-2006, 14:27:07
I don't really know why the Dutch would need a word for that.

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 14:29:21
:lol:

In german it's a Diepreisediezweimalgenaunichtgewunnenist.

Funko
01-08-2006, 14:33:28
Diepreisdasswirzweimalgenaunichtgewinnenhaben

mr_G
01-08-2006, 14:34:43
:lol:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
01-08-2006, 15:07:34
Originally posted by Oerdin
Wow, I never knew cities were so small in Europe. Only London, Paris, Berlin, and Hamburg on that list are larger then where I live. The funny thing is we're considered that little place south of LA.

Considering the urban sprawl that you difine as "cities", we could brand everything in the Paris - Hamburg - Milan triangle as a single city of 100 million - Pahamil.

Funko
01-08-2006, 15:09:29
Milambis

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 15:11:52
Originally posted by Funko
Where Oerdin lives obviously isn't listed?

City I live in had 1.3 million as off 2000 census.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
01-08-2006, 15:12:37
Hamparmi! (yummy)

Funko
01-08-2006, 15:21:03
That must be a different measure than that site then:

http://www.citypopulation.de/USA.html

Maybe it's the Urban Area that's 1.3 million rather than the city size?

http://www.citypopulation.de/USA-UA.html

Funko
01-08-2006, 15:23:14
Or is it San Diego? "small city south of LA" AKA the 7th biggest city in the US...

maroule
01-08-2006, 15:27:33
I seem to remember Oerdin said he did live in San Diego, a while ago

Funko
01-08-2006, 15:30:02
I thought it was southern California....

Cool. So, 21 European cities bigger than that and 6 US ones...

Basically having wasted a lot of the day looking at it, the citys are very similar sizes in the US and Europe.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
01-08-2006, 15:31:09
Man with Encyclopaedic Knowledge

Funko
01-08-2006, 15:31:31
Man with Google.

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 15:33:11
Originally posted by Funko
Diepreisdasswirzweimalgenaunichtgewinnenhaben Scheisse, dein Deutsch is besser als meiner.

Funko
01-08-2006, 15:36:47
aber naturlich

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 15:43:12
You moffenhoer

Funko
01-08-2006, 15:45:56
you hoffenmoer

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 15:48:22
Don't call my mother a hoffen, you bastard!

Mr. Bas
01-08-2006, 15:49:20
Hoffenjong!

Funko
01-08-2006, 15:57:24
Originally posted by Drekkus
Don't call my mother a hoffen, you bastard!

What's the mutter?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
01-08-2006, 16:24:51
Alter Schraubenzieher.

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 16:32:32
Originally posted by Funko
What's the mutter? utter schmutter!

Vincent
01-08-2006, 17:16:48
Pißköppe alle zusammen

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 19:01:55
Originally posted by maroule
I seem to remember Oerdin said he did live in San Diego, a while ago

Yeah, I live in San Diego. We aren't a small town but because LA is so much larger (5-6 times larger) we are often refered to as a small city. I was remarking that perceptions must be different since what people here call small in the UK or France would be larger then all cities but the capitals.

http://www.sandiegohistory.org/links/sandiegopopulation.htm

I was slightly off with the numbers. 200 census had 1,223,400 in the city and 2,813,833 for the county.

C.G.B. Spender
01-08-2006, 19:04:15
Which one of 1,223,400 are you?

Oerdin
01-08-2006, 19:06:08
Some where near the bottom I think.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
01-08-2006, 20:08:14
And LA is crap. I hope it reverts to desert soon.

Drekkus
01-08-2006, 20:11:22
How does it rate versus france or britain?

notyoueither
02-08-2006, 01:55:59
Originally posted by Funko
Und der ooooh kay

http://www.citypopulation.de/UK.html

Holy shit! Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton would be 2nd through 6th on that list.

Vincent
02-08-2006, 05:46:37
Yeah, but they are full of canadians!

Oerdin
02-08-2006, 05:49:47
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
And LA is crap. I hope it reverts to desert soon.

Except it never was a desert?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
02-08-2006, 07:06:15
It wasn't?

Funko
02-08-2006, 08:24:34
Originally posted by Oerdin
Yeah, I live in San Diego. We aren't a small town but because LA is so much larger (5-6 times larger) we are often refered to as a small city. I was remarking that perceptions must be different since what people here call small in the UK or France would be larger then all cities but the capitals.

http://www.sandiegohistory.org/links/sandiegopopulation.htm

I was slightly off with the numbers. 200 census had 1,223,400 in the city and 2,813,833 for the county.

Yes, but you said it's small and it's the 7th most populous city in the US... so maybe perceptions in San Diego are skewed but I'm sure in most of the US San Diego would be considered a large city.

Cruddy
02-08-2006, 08:49:06
Well, English is becoming something of a minority language in London.

Personally I've got nothing against French Fanny.

It's not for lack of trying. <sigh>

C.G.B. Spender
02-08-2006, 08:56:17
Well, at least they're not coming to Germany

maroule
02-08-2006, 09:21:11
why on earth would we want to do that?

notyoueither
04-08-2006, 09:03:28
Originally posted by Vincent
Yeah, but they are full of canadians!

Every silver lining has a cloud.