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Thread: Why are MERB posts/threads/ads overwhelmingly in English?

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    Why are MERB posts/threads/ads overwhelmingly in English?

    I find it interesting that most MERB postings, reviews, even agency advertisements are overwhelmingly in English. However Montreal escorts are overwhelmingly French. And we are in Montreal. Does this mean that most customers are Anglophones? BTW i'm an Anglophone so this is not a comment about English/French politics in Quebec, just curious. Thanks

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    Interesting question, but using 2 handles and posting from both of them is forbidden on the board.

    I am waiting for your PM to straight things out or i will ban your both accounts, one permantly and the other for a month.

    Thread closed for now.

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    Last edited by Mod 10; 09-03-2013 at 07:13 PM.

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    Because my favorites friends are americans or english?
    Because I found since I meet that seeing sp is more ''normal'' in the life of my english speaking friends-to-be, which translate by less angst and explanation before booking?
    Also no english guy tries to bargain ,it is the kiss of death by the way, while I lost count of french guys who did?
    Because if a man comes here and book in advance I feels he is more serious in his choice?...
    Because I am french but work (in real life) in english, read and watch tv in english...I guess I am more english the french??
    And they finds my accent cute lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilyForYou View Post
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    Because I found since I meet that seeing sp is more ''normal'' in the life of my english speaking friends-to-be, which translate by less angst and explanation before booking?
    Also no english guy tries to bargain ,it is the kiss of death by the way, while I lost count of french guys who did?
    Because if a man comes here and book in advance I feels he is more serious in his choice?...
    Because I am french but work (in real life) in english, read and watch tv in english...I guess I am more english the french??
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    Quote Originally Posted by LilyForYou View Post
    Because my favorites friends are americans or english?
    Because I found since I meet that seeing sp is more ''normal'' in the life of my english speaking friends-to-be, which translate by less angst and explanation before booking?
    Also no english guy tries to bargain ,it is the kiss of death by the way, while I lost count of french guys who did?
    Because if a man comes here and book in advance I feels he is more serious in his choice?...
    Because I am french but work (in real life) in english, read and watch tv in english...I guess I am more english the french??
    J'ai peine à définir si ce post est juste plein de préjugés ridicules ou si vous avez juste intelligemment écrit le post parfait qu'aurait voulu lire votre clientèle merbiste très anglophone...

    Je pense que je préférerais la 2ème solution. Les préjugés collés à des personnes en fonction de leurs origines ou cultures étant vraiment des idées extrémistes qu'on rencontre (thx god !) de moins en moins dans le monde...
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    man77777,

    Maybe she is being honest? I don't think an honest post should draw such criticism. It is her opinion, not a prejudice.

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    EB, If you knew the number of stupid people I met in my job who told me that englishspeakers are less reliable than frenchspeakers ones... I told them exactly the same thing : stupid préjudices..

    Thinking that a culture or origin can make you more or less reliable or honnest or anything else = having préjudices.

    My opinion is that Lily is too intelligent to have such stupid opinions, that's why I guess she was flattering her very englishspeakers merbist costumers... After all, I could easily understand such a behaviour...
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    Quote Originally Posted by man77777 View Post
    My opinion is that Lily is too intelligent to have such stupid opinions, that's why I guess she was flattering her very englishspeakers merbist costumers... After all, I could easily understand such a behaviour...
    Actually that is a condescending interpretation that Lily has the view that her English speakers need and require flattery from her.......I can assure you they do not, and if Lily is as intelligent as you say, she would know this.
    Last edited by EagerBeaver; 09-04-2013 at 09:36 PM.

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    No matter where we come from, flattery is a part of a good Courtisane job...
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    Sapman, moi je me sens pas le bienvenue chez Lily seulement...

    Cependant, pour moi c'est clair que les agences outcall se déplacent principalement dans les hotels... Il y a probablement une grande portion des gens qui habitent dans les hotels de montréal qui sont soit Touristes ou des hommes d'affaire tous de l'extérieur du QC. En grande partie, ces gens parlent qu'une langue et je te laisse deviner laquelle...

    C'est pourquoi la majorité des Agences et Indies, s'annoncent en anglais, et souvent en anglais seulement. Prenons exemple du site de GG (Et annonces sur Merb), C'est en anglais, bon plutôt en franglais parfois, car y a pas plus Québécois França que Mike, mais c'est clair qu'il ne connaitrait pas autant de succès en s'annonçant en français seulement.

    Est-ce qu'en s'annonçant en anglais, il perd sa clientèle franco... ça bien l'air que non... Car à Montréal, la majorité des Francos sont bilingues ou se débrouillent bien...

    Merb suit cette tendance obligatoirement... Si la majorité de la clientèle sont Anglos, une bonne partie des reviewers sont Anglos aussi...

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    Très intéressant comme débat. Les bonnes et les mauvaises personnes. Les bons et les mauvais comportements.
    Eux, sont "better" à cause de tels et tels raisons mais ceux-là sont correct aussi mais pas autant.
    On va sûrement lire de beaux chefs d'oeuvres ici. Ça s'en vient, c'est sur la table à dessin présentement.

    Mod have fun lololol

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    Originally Posted by LilyForYou

    Also no english guy tries to bargain ,it is the kiss of death by the way, while I lost count of french guys who did?
    Si je comprend bien ces juste les francais qui sont '' Cheap '' est vraiment bonne celle la,

    De toute fâcon tu étais pas sur ma liste a voir et ces pas avec des phrase comme ca que tu vas l'etre.

    Et si tu est pas capable de lire le francais demande a un de très bon amis anglophone ou americain comme tu dit, de te faire la traduction.
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    1 Because it was created in english, was english right from the beginning;
    2 Because even if it attracted more and more francophones, the people who right the most are anglophones;
    3 Because most thread starters know that more people will contribute if they write in english;
    4 Because the tradition is that, when you are able to, you respond to a thread in its original language;
    5 Because merb is mostly about mid and higher end escorts (indys and agencies) who have a larger part of the traveling clientele market, mostly anglophones;
    6 Because if you live in Montreal you have a lot other places to inquire about escorts. For an outsider merb is certainly the most valuable source;
    7 Because among the 20 most prolific writers, half are Americans and half of the remaining are from Ontario and the West.

    I would not qualify Lily's post as the quote of the year, but in her defense I have heard that from many escorts both in Montreal and Québec. However, "No" english guy and "lost count of" french guys, is certainly an exaggeration.

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    Lily from Montreal
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    First...
    En passant,je suis francophone pure laine...alors je n'ai pas de problème à te lire malgré les fautes...ce que je dis c'est que la clientèle d'ici n'est pas ma clientèle visée car en géneral les hommes d'affaires de Montréal ne résident pas à l'hotel ...ce qui explique que je préfère annoncer en anglais..
    en ce qui concerne le "bargainage" ,pour un américain ou un anglophone de Toronto les tarifs des sp ici est déjà un rabais alors pourquoi bargainer? L'inverse est vrai pour celui qui rencontre juste ici...il peut-être plus tendance a essayer de négocier pour étirer son budget hobby...
    Last edited by Lily from Montreal; 09-04-2013 at 10:46 PM.

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    No gugu...no exageration, of course my sampling is not statistically valid because I do not have big enough numbers..but that's my experience...
    Last edited by Lily from Montreal; 09-04-2013 at 10:46 PM.

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