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Things you just don't get

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Racist shit as usual from you.
     
  2. lasbar

    lasbar Well-Known Member

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    No I really did...

    I was really surprised...

    I met some Black Redskins (left wing skins) but I was quite shocked..

    They also had a Jewish guy in their group..


    BTW Can you continue to ignore me please?
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    It's racist to assume people cannot be whatever they want to be regardless of their race or ethnic background.

    All of us more or less do this but once in a while you say something so egregious it needs to be commented on.
     
  4. lasbar

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    When an ideology is based on a race superiority ( white here ) over the other ones, it is surprising to see the persons in question following it..

    We have a term in French to describe what you're doing..

    It's called Mauvaise foi.

    You're trying to negatively deconstruct my thoughts to serve your interest.

    I'm not interested in justifying myself to you on that particular matter.

    Your hatred of me is quite tiresome .

    I'm not interested in some kind of useless and senseless online feuding.

    We will never meet each other therefore let's not spoil everybody else's SF experience for some futile reasons.

    Let's agree to disagree and continue to ignore me.
     
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  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    You have no idea what I agree with but are just sure you disagree with it (we have terms in English for this), but yes, let us not bicker more.

    I will say though there's a reason I was employing mauvaise foi with you though. In English the phrase is, "Turn about is fair play."
     
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  6. ethanm

    ethanm Well-Known Member

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    It looks like lasbars English usage is positively correlated with his rage.
     
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  7. GreenFrog

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    lasbar and piobaire
     
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  8. Piobaire

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    That's kind of insulting to me as this would indicate you feel lasbar is my peer. He just thinks he has a nemesis in me and I just think there's some scum on the bottom of my AE.
     
  9. L'Incandescent

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    I have numerous friends from other parts of the world such as Middle East, Brazil, and France. When I meet with them I am reminded of how much I am a midwestern American. After meeting up with some of those friends, they send me e-mails be like "Oh it was so wonderful to see you again those joy-betrunken hours we spent in the cafe speaking of matters great and small, personal and professional, aye those times shall form a memory trace in the mente of which shall never be forgotten for time without limit as the ribbit of the frog bespeaks the royalty of the loyalty of the friendship eternal." And I'm like "Uhh, it was good seeing you too. Umm, the Rams sure had a good win today (discomfort with intimacy)."
     
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  10. lasbar

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    :D

    If only they knew..
     
  11. Find Finn

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    Do some people purposely give their children names, that are difficult to spell.
     
  12. lasbar

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    Some of them are borderline child cruelty if you ask me.
     
  13. L'Incandescent

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    I just received another e-mail of the kind I described (somewhat parodically, of course) in my previous post. For the sake of courtesy I should really learn how to respond in kind, but it feels soooooo unnatural to me.

    In my e-mails with this person, I used the formal vous, but the person was all like "oh hell's no must needs tutoyer (use the informal mode of address)."
     
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  14. MrG

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    Yes. It's so that they can give their kids "unique" names.

    For example, my daughter's name is spelled A-N-T-H-O-7-N-Y, but we pronounce it "Jane" because the "7" is (obviously) silent.
     
  15. Gibonius

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    I'm just going to name my kid "Special Flower" and cut right to the chase.
     
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  16. L'Incandescent

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    This is a pain in the ass for me. On the first day of class I go through the roster, and there are always names whose letters do not combine to form any recognizable sound. Sometimes the students are understanding, but other times they seem offended that a person would not know how to pronounce their names.
     
  17. Piobaire

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    And buy them a Mini Cooper on their 16th birthday?
     
  18. RedLantern

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    True story:

    My sister refused to get her license until nearly her 18th birthday when my mother bought her a mini. It is unclear weather she was explicitly holding out or my mother bribed her of her own accord. My sister still refuses to drive anything else. Also, despite having a tiny car, she she found it too difficult to pull in alongside my mothers car in the two car garage :/
     
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  19. HRoi

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    You guys are touching on a pet peeve of mine.

    If anyone asks me for my opinion on a differently spelled name I say "you realize that for the rest of your child's life, people will assume that you are unintelligent?"
     
  20. ethanm

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    Everybody knows that 7 is the transliteration of the letter ح.
     

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