Best place in Europe to argue?

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Jan 5th, 2018, 01:23 PM
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Well just talk about politics, etc with any French person!
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Jan 5th, 2018, 01:31 PM
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Our dinner table.
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Jan 5th, 2018, 01:36 PM
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Jan 5th, 2018, 01:37 PM
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France?
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Jan 5th, 2018, 01:52 PM
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Forget Speakers Corner. It had a role 50 (no, 70) years ago: now it's a weird tourist curiosity where people from dodgy countries come to watch something touted as free speech. Some British (if you're lucky) nutters wittering eccentricities: more often (I think) seriously unpleasant people from countries where nationalism means killing The Other.

To hear decent arguments: Radio 4 6-9 am every morning.
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Jan 5th, 2018, 03:44 PM
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Let’s plan a get-together so we can all argue in person. We can start by arguing where and when to meet. My friends and family will all be relieved.
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Jan 6th, 2018, 05:39 AM
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Jan 6th, 2018, 06:28 AM
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Having argued this out with myself I have decided to turn my own question around and ask what is the worst place in Europe to argue. For me that would be Germany as, after my limited german is exhausted, I can't tell if Germans are telling me to go &*%$ myself or that they are thrilled to see me.

You need to be able to read who you are arguing with and I can't read Germans.
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Jan 6th, 2018, 10:34 AM
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Go into a bar in Madrid and and yell "Independentisme català."
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Jan 10th, 2018, 01:42 PM
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One of the worst places to argue: in the middle of a 180 degree turn on the Amalfi Coast. Did it recently.
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Jan 10th, 2018, 02:02 PM
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Let's not forget that when "Freedom Fries" were invented, the French ambassador said "we don't really care what Americans call their potatoes."
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Jan 12th, 2018, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by xcountry View Post
Having argued this out with myself I have decided to turn my own question around and ask what is the worst place in Europe to argue. For me that would be Germany as, after my limited german is exhausted, I can't tell if Germans are telling me to go &*%$ myself or that they are thrilled to see me.

You need to be able to read who you are arguing with and I can't read Germans.
Then you’ve never driven the wrong way on the road to King Ludwig’s castle.
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Jan 12th, 2018, 11:57 PM
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I could easily be mistaken, but I have the impression that the Valley of the Fallen still evokes quite a variety of opinions among people who are willing to express them – but I don’t know if people with different views actually exchange words (as required for debate or argument) or simply opine (loudly and with vehemence). If you mean debate (not necessarily argument), I heard some fascinating, and sometime heated, discussions about Turkish politics, and Greece’s approach to Turkey, while in Thessaloniki. (I can’t elaborate on their arguments, as my command of Greek was too limited.) Friends who have visited Lesbos in the past year or so spoke of the honest and painful discussions they overheard about how to deal with the then immigration crisis. And I trust you’re aware of otherchelebi’s observations of the “debates” and “arguments” in Istanbul.
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Jan 13th, 2018, 04:51 PM
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Jan 13th, 2018, 05:05 PM
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@ Sue_xx_yy: Priceless! Thank you SOoooo much!
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Jan 13th, 2018, 10:05 PM
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If you were willing to pay for her tickets, my Mother-in-Law would meet you anyplace in Europe you would like, and that would automatically be the best place to argue. I am afraid you would be seriously mismatched, though.

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Jan 14th, 2018, 04:51 AM
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@ Sue_xx_yy: Priceless! Thank you SOoooo much!
You are welcome, glad you enjoyed it too.
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Jan 14th, 2018, 05:00 AM
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Let’s see, how can I say this without starting an argument.

It was great to see that video, again.
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Jan 14th, 2018, 06:46 AM
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Jan 14th, 2018, 07:52 AM
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This is arguably the best thread on Fodors right now.
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