Wasn’t trying to ‘pass it off’ as anything – I was explaining to Patrice that the social impact of the phrase ‘playing with toy soldiers’ is precisely the same in England as he said it was in France:
”I’ve always avoided to say “toy soldiers” because the French equivalent is quite derogatory (sounds like playing with Playmobils)’
If you say someone is playing ‘toy soldiers’ in Britain it means a childish pursuit. Many of us have no problem with this, (although not all of it is done with toy soldiers ) but I can point you towards many who do object quite strongly at the implied criticism.
I rarely mention wargames at parties.
- This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by Guy Farrish.