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Quote: Originally Posted by suited&booted I hope it's okay for me to hazard my 2 cents on this thread. What could have been an educational and enjoyable discussion has been marred by ugly racial epithets disguised as humour. However I'm glad and encouraged by the numerous postings condemning the offending post and at the same time giving their experiences about Peter Lee and the other HK tailors. Grace under fire is a worthy mark of a gentleman from...
Quote: Originally Posted by the_sartorialist Really? He speaks 'Myanmar'? I believe the language and nationality in both instances is referred to as 'Burmese'. That only makes you laugh because you aren't used to it. "Burmese" ist one of the two adjectives that go with the noun Burma (the other being "Burman"). The fact is, English has no adjective that corresponds to the noun Myanmar. So using "Myanmar" to refer to the language...
Quote: Originally Posted by Frodo Irishman. Scotsman. Welshman. Indiaman. (OK, that's a ship. Bad example.) But: Mexican. Algerian. Uruguayan. A person can be Chinese, but can they also be "a Chinese"? A person can be Scottish, but can they also be "a Scottish?" It's just convention. I don't think it's convention but clear and simple rules of English: English has three ways of referring to people and nationalities. For most...
Quote: Originally Posted by Valor Google translate, the definitive source for subtleties of language. Exactly. I was going to say that, too.
Quote: Originally Posted by AriGold I think it looks great. Young people can pull this off alot better than older guys I guess and you'd have to be in good shape. I'm an athletic build 6'2" and 190lbs, and i don't find it uncomfortable at all with a shirt that slim - but it is neccesary to have high arm holes to allow comfortable movement. Looks great, and if you are in great shape does not look feminine at all. TOO TIGHT: SLIM...
A native of China is, quite simply, a Chinese. No need to add a term like "fellow", "person" or anything else. Just like a native of Germany is a German, a native of Canada a Canadian and a native of America an American. You don't go around referring to people as Germanymen, Canadamen and Americamen. Chinaman is false English (as would be Chineseman obviously). +1 on Svenn's distinction between adjectives and nouns.
I have a couple of shirts that fit like that. Great as long as you hardly ever move your limbs.
Honestly, if 20 euros per person per meal is your budget I don't think there is anything to worry about. That isn't even shoestring-budget travelling, certainly not in Berlin anyway. Forget getting groceries from supermarkets. All areas of Berlin I've ever been to are rife with restaurants where you can eat for less than that - throw a stone and you'll hit one. That said, if you go to Hackescher Markt - which I assume you will, who doesn't? - there is a very small...
HRoi, your previous post seemed to imply you never had much to complain about with your wardrobe until SF came along and "educated" you, if you want to call it that, that what you were wearing was poor quality. Certainly that kind of behaviour, while apparently nothing unusual among SFers, deserves a facepalm? If on the other hand what you are saying is that you were never happy with HB, Armani et al but didn't know where to look for better before you found SF, then I...
Quote: Originally Posted by Exit English I wonder if they spent all day complaining about the quality of the uniforms.
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