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The French and the Spinish are the worst in giving Portugal a bad name.. most of the times when I read a Spanish or a French news item on Portugal my eyes start roliing and my head twisting.. I've been known to throw the newspaper directly in the bin also :bash:


Last time a French paper was saying that the average wage in Portugal was 350 euros!!! :bash: When the miminum wage is 400 euros!! Can anyone explain to them that that is actually impossible ?? :bash:
 

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^and I'd like to apologize for this person right above me.

I don't like Bush, but Im not going to apologize for him, we voted for him (as a majority) so he can apologize, not us.
I'd like to see him apologize for warmongering, environmental attacks, etc. But that'll never happen. So until then, every time I go on vacation I have to specify to people that I hate the guy as much as they do. Or more, because he makes all the rest of us in the US look like idiots by association.

We're talking about opinions from outside our countries here. Bush is more hated than liked worldwide. In this country, too many people (and media) give him a free pass.

See, world? We have to put up with people like SDfan. And so do you if you're in a country we want to attack.
 

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The UK gets a bad rap, people outside of the UK have very outdated views about us, like rain, fog, food, teeth and the rest. People don't really recognise the reality of the UK.
 

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We are basically hanging around up here that I don't think we get any publicity let alone bad publicity.
Sometimes you do:

For examples when you kill cute animals.

It's intresting that people care more if you kill a cute animal, if you kill an ugly one, no-one cares.
 

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The French and the Spinish are the worst in giving Portugal a bad name.. most of the times when I read a Spanish or a French news item on Portugal my eyes start roliing and my head twisting.. I've been known to throw the newspaper directly in the bin also :bash:


Last time a French paper was saying that the average wage in Portugal was 350 euros!!! :bash: When the miminum wage is 400 euros!! Can anyone explain to them that that is actually impossible ?? :bash:
Most of the bad reputation Portugal has here, is that portugese women are hairy like hell :D
 

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My cleaner is Portugese....I know about 20 portugese people.....Its an invasion I tells ya, they taking us out from the inside!

But they dont get any negative press over here....I see nothing wrong with them!

Infact its makes me feel proud that so many people have chosen my country of theirs ;)
 

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Oh, stop whinging PriceMazda ;) Your own food is still crap, hence today's new campaign. Sexy vegetables to conquor dear ol'Blighty.

Stimulating sales
How sexy is a man brandishing a salad ingredient?
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Does sex sell a serious message?
By Susannah Cullinane
BBC News



A suggestive campaign encouraging Britons to be meat-free is being launched to promote National Vegetarian Week, which begins on Monday.

The Vegetarian Society campaign's poster "Can you keep it up for a week?" is the latest take on the idea that sex sells.

But does this technique work in getting a serious message across to young adults or is it more likely to cause offence?

The idea behind the Vegetarian Society's latest advertising campaign was to encourage vegetarians "to stay meat-free for the rest of their lives", according to the society's spokeswoman Kerry Bennett.

She said the sexual innuendo was aimed at over 18-year-olds.

It comes after risqué posters were launched last week by the charity ENCAMS to promote the Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

One poster shows a woman with his shirt and the top button of her jeans undone, holding a bottle, beside the words: "While you're down there...".

Next to the Keep Britain Tidy logo further down, and in smaller type is: "... can you put that in the bin for me?".



ENCAMS has produced double sided beer mats to convey its message

"We're aiming at 18 to 24-year-olds because research shows it's one of the worst age groups for littering, so we really wanted a campaign that was targeted at them, "ENCAMS spokeswoman Emma Brennan explained.

"We've put it up in the places that that age group is going to be in," she said.

"We've taken a cheeky sort of approach but obviously hope people will take on a message to use a bin at the same time."

But not all the feedback has been good.

Claire Beale, editor of advertising magazine Campaign, voted ENCAMS' campaign "turkey of the week".

She wrote: "...it's beyond belief that (ENCAMS has) chosen such a naff series of images and one of the worst strap lines ever."

Taste and decency

About 20-25% of the complaints the Advertising Standards Authority receives relate to standards of taste and decency, according to spokeswoman Donna Mitchell.

The ENCAMS campaign attracted only one complaint and that was directed at press coverage of the campaign rather than at an advertisement itself.

Sexy sells much better than sex, unless you're actually selling sex products

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"We always say you have to see the advertisement to complain about it," she said. "If an advertisement is well-targeted it shouldn't cause complaints.

"For example an advertisement in Loaded is likely to have a different audience reaction from running that advertisement in the Times."

But the Vegetarian Society and Keep Britain Tidy campaigns fall short of the mark in getting their messages across effectively, believes Hamish Pringle, director general of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA).

He said: "I think the problem with the two campaigns is that they're obviously trying to use sex to sell, and I don't think it's working.

"Sexy sells much better than sex, unless you're actually selling sex products.

"For most brands the gratuitous use of sexual imagery is a turn-off and a sexy sell is much more engaging, as the IPA Effectiveness Awards have proven."

The annual awards measure the success of advertising campaigns in terms of sales and impact on target markets.

Mr Pringle cited the award winning Haagen Dazs campaign and the Wonderbra's Hello Boys advertisement as "good examples of when sexy sells".

Audience targeting

But, he continued, "in advertising terms blatant sex doesn't sell".

"If it's a bit gentle and a bit more engaging that probably works for a wider target audience.

"The Vegetarian Society campaign looks to me rather heavy-handed, bearing in mind it's very easy for advertising to cause offence and that that tends to backfire on advertisers."

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wink, wink, know what I mean eh?
 

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I'd like to see him apologize for warmongering, environmental attacks, etc. But that'll never happen. So until then, every time I go on vacation I have to specify to people that I hate the guy as much as they do. Or more, because he makes all the rest of us in the US look like idiots by association.

We're talking about opinions from outside our countries here. Bush is more hated than liked worldwide. In this country, too many people (and media) give him a free pass.

See, world? We have to put up with people like SDfan. And so do you if you're in a country we want to attack.
Well whoever started this forum, Im sorry for getting off topic...again...lol.

But what exactly are you putting up with? We are who we are, as a majority. If you feel like your being treated as an "idiot" by just association then I feel sorry for you. America is not just the president and the world should realize that were not all like Bush. Im not going to scream to the world "IM SORRY FOR VOTING HIM IN OFFICE!" You really need to stop being so compliant to the rest of the world. :)

Please dont take any of this personally, these forums are on cities, its not like were on Fox. :lol:
 

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Obviously I'm not trying to convince the pottebaum types. I just want the rest of the world to remember that not all Americans support the administration.

Which has the side benefit of putting me more in line with the people I meet elsewhere!
 

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Thats whats sad about that. The world should already know that were not all like Bush, I don't think we should apologize for us being Americans. Nor should a Frenchmen say sorry for being a French because there socialists. The world already knows there are anti-Bush people in the United States, don't go to other countries and say sorry...you'll look stupid and compliant to them.

No offence to non-us citizens :)
 

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My cleaner is Portugese....I know about 20 portugese people.....Its an invasion I tells ya, they taking us out from the inside!

But they dont get any negative press over here....I see nothing wrong with them!

Infact its makes me feel proud that so many people have chosen my country of theirs ;)
don't be ridiculous, if anything there are more French people choosing Portugal to live now than the other way around. The POrtuguese don't immigrate to France anymore since the conditions in Portugal are in fact in many ways better than the conditions in France.


The French have a terrible image of Portugal, because of the immigration taht took place in the 60/70s.. but the poeple you received, they neither represent the whole population of Portugal, nor they are good representants of their own clture, since the POrtuguese community in France seem to have stopped in time, and came from a very poor/rural background which obviously doesn't represent even the population of Portugal by then in the sixties.....
and you know what, I find it pretty damn awful when I read in a French paper that Portugal's average wage is 350 euros, when the average wage in the industry is of about 1300 euros payed in 14 months. I hope you realise the difference, and understand that the image you're passing to the rest of the French population is terribly bad and does not correspond to the truth..
 

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don't be ridiculous, if anything there are more French people choosing Portugal to live now than the other way around. The POrtuguese don't immigrate to France anymore since the conditions in Portugal are in fact in many ways better than the conditions in France.


The French have a terrible image of Portugal, because of the immigration taht took place in the 60/70s.. but the poeple you received, they neither represent the whole population of Portugal, nor they are good representants of their own clture, since the POrtuguese community in France seems to have stopped in time, and came from a very poor/rural background which obviously doesn't represent even the population of Portugal by then in the sixties.....
and you know what, I find it pretty damn awful when I read in a French paper that Portugal's average wage is 350 euros, when the average wage in the industry is of about 1300 euros payed in 14 months. I hope you realise the difference, and understand that the image you're passing to the rest of the French population is terribly bad and does not correspond to the truth..

that's true, but maybe the emigration of portuguese people have began again due to the economical crisis in portugal
 
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