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Things you just don't get

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

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Chinese has the same forms of qualifiers and "grouping" words (classifiers). I am only superficially familiar with Japanese (which, I understand is more complicated in this regard) but this "practice" or "method" if you will actually gets into the logic of the culture.... how the language represents the worldview and the way(s) in which it developed. I actually have "learned" or more correctly adapted to think differently in Chinese...
     


  3. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Stylish Dinosaur

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    One of the students I failed for plagiarizing last semester is retaking the class in the current summer session. She has a permanent scowl on her face and is clearly angry at me. Why the hell is she angry at me? She's the one who copied and pasted her whole damn paper. What was I supposed to do, give her a B?
     


  4. Liam O

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    Had the same shit in mandarin. Except its usually specific to a noun. biggest pain in my ass in the whole language.
     


  5. Liam O

    Liam O Distinguished Member

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    obv. yes, der.

    Do u no how hard she had 2 luk 4 that paper?

    WTF who u thnk u R? Dissrespeckin her like dat, she don got 2 rite no paper 2 prove she smart.
     


  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Would you have given her a passing grade if she gave you a beege?
     


  7. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Distinguished Member

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    :lurk:
     


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    indesertum Stylish Dinosaur

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    korean has the same thing. my mom would always correct me when i used the counting word for things cuz i would always get annoyed at trying to think of the proper counting word.
     


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    That'd depend on the earned grade of the beege and whether he thought she plagiarized her technique from another student.
     


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    I thought I remembered him saying he bats for the other team, so probably not.
     


  11. Liam O

    Liam O Distinguished Member

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    Beege is beege. Football helmet?
     


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    So you would like a gay man to blow you, even though you're straight?

    I can't say I understand the sentiment...
     


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    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    Easy answer: tell her to drop or be failed again.
     


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    Liam O Distinguished Member

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    only if he wore a WNFL helmet.
     


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    or give a beej
     


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