1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    50,191
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Location:
    In My Douchemobile
    

    I always suspected you and Conne were one.
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. MrG

    MrG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,173
    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Location:
    On This Lonely Road, Tryin' to Make it Home
    L'Inconnedescent?
     
    3 people like this.
  3. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,833
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Okay I just checked with Conne turns out he does agree with me on this particular point. Sometimes Conne is just right, don't mean he's the same person as others who are right.

    I betcha lots of other posters would agree too, such as Teacher, Bamucci, and kwilkinson.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2014
  4. zarathustra

    zarathustra Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,591
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,400
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    

    this happens in spanish speaking countries as well (spanish is a "national language") but they have sub dialects with the different natives (who barely know how to speak proper spanish). In cuzco peru even the expats learned the native tongue in that area i think it was called quechua.

    the philippines has this to an extreme example... they freaking teach in english and "filipino" which is the "national language" but its just the capitol region's language dressed up with a few other dialects here and there. what ended up happening? the southern regions ended up not giving a shit, speaking/reading/writing in their own dialects.

    i think indonesia did the opposite... they decided to use a language/dialect spoken by a small far out region, and the majority had to learn it (even the capitol region) through reverse osmosis.

    wasn't the joke for GW bush that he was more eloquent and confident with his speeches in spanish while he bumbled through his regular old english ones?
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2014
  6. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,833
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    St. Louis
  7. SixOhNine

    SixOhNine Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,839
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    

    Lol.
    No. Not even close.
     
  8. SixOhNine

    SixOhNine Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,839
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    

    Lol.
    No. Not even close.
     
  9. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,833
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    St. Louis
    One of my favorite jokes of all time is this: "Jean Chrétien is the first Prime Minister who is not fluent in either of the official languages."
     
  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    50,191
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Location:
    In My Douchemobile
    

    That's very mean. He is a victim of Bell's palsy and therefore has severe ipsolateral facial paralysis and problems with speaking.
     
  11. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,833
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    St. Louis
    I did not know that; I have a lot of Canadian friends who used to say that joke. I would not have said it if I'd known.
     
    1 person likes this.
  12. clee1982

    clee1982 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,952
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2009
    Location:
    New York City, NY, USA
    

    No I don't, this is what happens when I sticking into a conversation couple hours later. Though, back to your point, Chinese will not achieve the dominance English has today, but English will not maintain its status quo, that was more or less my point. Also I don't see why Chinese is inherently harder to learn, as a native speaker in Mandarin Chinese I find English immensely difficult when I start to learn them in 7th grade.

    Perhaps colonization was a factor for south east Asia, but for us (East Asia, i.e. China/Taiwan/South Korean/Japan), technology and "coolness" was the main reason. We were not forced to learn English because there were some legacy colonial issue, we were learning English because we want catch up to the West, when we don't have to catch up then there will be less of us bother to learn English in the same way most American are not too serious about learning 2nd language. Of course given that globalization is going forward, there will be some common languages, it's just not clear to me why English will stay where it is today when Spanish speaking guys can stay in their market and Chinese speaking guys will stay in their market as each "domestic language" (i.e. people who can communicating well using those language) market is large enough on its own.

    In GDP per capita term US will probably still be the top dog in the foreseeable future, but overall economy size wise, China will surpass it in a decade or two decades at the most. I have a lot more faith in the US than I do in Europe, I am not sure how long Europe can stay relevant unless EU as an institution can act like a single voice with the clout of the biggest economy in the world (and that's isn't going to be the case two decades from now either) or a strong arm Germany/French can lead EU into a single direction in some meaningful way.
     
  13. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,400
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    




    ^this is why there are a lot of super successful Canadians in USA comedy/entertainment industry (when you think about it there are a ton in the highest echelons).
     
  14. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,833
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    St. Louis
    

    I disagree: I think it's more like a tonne.
     
    1 person likes this.
  15. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,400
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    

    i was going to write tonne.... but I suspect candadian comedy writer wouldn't.
     
    2 people like this.
  16. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,833
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    St. Louis
    If you read the m4m missed connections of Craigslist be all like "Saw you at the Hustler Club looking hot made me want to 'do it.' You had on jeans I had on a hoodie get in touch we can do it!!!"

    But then the w4m are all like "I saw you at the grocery store my heart started yearning of cherish think of the life we could lead to gether you could be the father my children never had (dead beat dad abandon us). You had glasses and a coat. Miss you so much even tho we never talkd."

    I think both of those were directed to me why did they think I'd respond well to that kind of notice?
     
    5 people like this.
  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    33,325
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    

    I don't see how that even makes sense. What does drinking wine have to do with Jesus? Jesus drank wine.
     
  18. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    33,325
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    

    I actually got a missed connection once. My friend sent me a link and was like, dude this is you, I was with you. Sure enough it was me. I sent the girl a message and she was so weirded out that I saw it she didn't want to meet up.

    Why the fuck would she post it then?
     
  19. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    50,191
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Location:
    In My Douchemobile
    

    You're just not interpreting that correctly. It's a mistranslation and "wine" really was just grape juice.
     
    1 person likes this.
  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    33,325
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
    

    Is that true? Also, still. I don't get it.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by