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Just now, I1L2T3 said:

To be fair I have been to a Greek night run by Greek students at a students uniion. We must have smashed approximately 2,000 plates that night.

 

As I said though not real ones. They were very light and had a dull matt finish. Completely unsuitable for food.

Do you think that it's thus traditional behaviour in Greece?  Or were they playing up a stereotype?

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1 minute ago, Cyclone said:

Do you think that it's thus traditional behaviour in Greece?  Or were they playing up a stereotype?

It happens at some events. I wouldnt  expect people do it every day

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35 minutes ago, Cyclone said:

Do you think that it's thus traditional behaviour in Greece?  Or were they playing up a stereotype?

 

33 minutes ago, I1L2T3 said:

It happens at some events. I wouldnt  expect people do it every day

doesnt take much googling to find out where it came from and if it still exists

https://www.tripsavvy.com/greek-plate-smashing-tradition-1524266

 



But breaking plates is now considered a dangerous practice due to flying shards, and perhaps also because of intoxicated tourists who have poor aim and may hit the dancers or musicians.

It is officially discouraged and Greece actually requires a license for establishments who want to allow it. (Supposedly, plate smashing replaced another, earlier way of showing approval: throwing knives into the wooden floors at the dancer's feet.)

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1 hour ago, melthebell said:

 

doesnt take much googling to find out where it came from and if it still exists

https://www.tripsavvy.com/greek-plate-smashing-tradition-1524266

 

 

 

Fascinating. It is well over 20 years ago since I went to the Greek night.

 

I’m not surprised it’s discouraged. There was a lot of plate shrapnel.

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So let’s come full circle. Most non-Brits think the English sound like Prince Charles and have posh sandwiches in the back of their Rolls Royce whilst cruising from Fortnum and Mason to Harrods.

 

stereotypes don’t really have anything to contribute to any discussion.

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8 hours ago, tzijlstra said:

 “the practice is most typical of foreigners' stereotypical image of Greece”

 

straight from that wikipage.

 

 

Oh yes....... I must have got the Greeks mixed up with the people of Halifax.

Well spotted🔵

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More Brexit Good News

 

Britain will likely lose its place as the sixth biggest economy to France next year due to Brexit-related disruption, but should regain that position by 2023.

 

Brexit will be no more than a blip economically, making us wonder if the supposed economic benefits of belonging to an economic and political union have been wildly exaggerated by those who ride (or wish to ride) the EU gravy train?

 

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-global-economy-league/emerging-nations-will-take-longer-to-outpace-developed-economies-cebr-idUKKCN1OP005

Edited by Car Boot

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Oh good, so it'll only be 4 years of economic hardship rather than austeritys 10? Although this time it's completely our own making and totally avoidable? Oo

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1 hour ago, Car Boot said:

More Brexit Good News

 

Britain will likely lose its place as the sixth biggest economy to France next year due to Brexit-related disruption, but should regain that position by 2023.

 

Brexit will be no more than a blip economically, making us wonder if the supposed economic benefits of belonging to an economic and political union have been wildly exaggerated by those who ride (or wish to ride) the EU gravy train?

 

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-global-economy-league/emerging-nations-will-take-longer-to-outpace-developed-economies-cebr-idUKKCN1OP005

The size of your economy is just boys' bragging rights, it doesn't directly translate to anything. For that you need a more nuanced per-capita measure of wealth. And even that is likely to be misleading if you're trying to understand the security, health and wellbeing of a country and its citizens.

 

Edited by Phanerothyme

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How is that good news?

 

It’s a prediction that we will suffer but not for as long as originally expected.

 

The alternative is not suffering at all. Now  thats good news.

 

Forget the bogus pro-Brexit arguments. Let the people decide.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, I1L2T3 said:

How is that good news?

 

It’s a prediction that we will suffer but not for as long as originally expected.

 

The alternative is not suffering at all. Now  thats good news.

 

Forget the bogus pro-Brexit arguments. Let the people decide.

 

 

 

THE PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED!!!!

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6 minutes ago, REUBEN 123 said:

 

THE PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED!!!!

Really?

 

What have they decided?

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