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Hey, but the Swiss are not European neighbours - we are Europeans, as are the Norwegians, though we are EU neighbours and thats different. Actually Switzerland is the heart of Europe if you look on a map.
by Fran on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 04:39:07 PM EST
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The joy of English is that you can read a phrase in more than one way.

European Neighbours = Neighbours of Europe (Russia, Turkey)

European Neighbours = Neighbours in Europe (Switzerland, Norway)

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 05:08:06 PM EST
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Also Fran, I don't have any problem in labeling Switzerland and Norway as just "Europe" but then it might be good to have the "EFTA" label or something for diaries that involve issues specific to their position as not part of the EU. Likewise the UK needs a term to highlight that it's not in Schengen for some diaries.

I get the feeling you're trying to turn my ramblings about possible ways to tag diaries geographically into some statement about what "Europe" consists of, which wasn't ever my intention and feels a bit unfair.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 05:16:50 PM EST
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Perhaps we should also avoid having too many tags ; we don't want to go to the point where a tag fits only one diary, do we ?

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by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2007 at 05:27:54 PM EST
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Thanks for explaining these nuances to me. Amazing how to letters can make a difference.

And no, I didn't want to turn your "ramblings" into anything (your comment below). Your explaining the term solved the meaning for me. :-)

by Fran on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 12:42:35 AM EST
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Amazing how to letters can make a difference.

Oh, come one. In german there isn't even two letters' difference as you use the genitive.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Dec 31st, 2007 at 05:42:48 AM EST
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