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Observation of people on Internet apologizing for language skills

Discussion in 'The OT' started by dpeters11, May 16, 2012.

  1. May 21, 2012 #81 of 118
    SayWhat?

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    S'awright.

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    ;)
     
  2. May 21, 2012 #82 of 118
    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    As does the use of punctuation:

    "Is it time to eat, Grandma?"

    has a completely different meaning than:

    "Is it time to eat Grandma?"

    There is another one about helping your uncle Jack and a horse.;)


    But it is usually followed by the canine derivative dawg as in:

    S'up dawg?
     
  3. May 28, 2012 #83 of 118
    Stewart Vernon

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    Since we have this thread... Long story short, I had a reason to be searching for something on the internet... and stumbled upon a Q&A blog whereupon I spied this little nugget of anti-wisdom:

    "what we learned in culinary school is that food that in sold to us in a metal can is ok it keeps longer of course but that metal can is just that metal once you have a can that is dented it changes that malectural structure of the metal and it sends the change in the metal through your food now this may sound funny but by this process it's pudding bad things that our body can't process in food that we are to consume and may cause health problems and even "lock jaw" from botulism but these occurrences are not all that common but if you buy a can in the store and it has a dent I wouldn't buy it b/c you don't know how long it has been sitting there and mutating your food"

    I think it kind of speaks for itself... and is a glowing example of why people sometimes need to be corrected for their own good.
     
  4. May 28, 2012 #84 of 118
    SayWhat?

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    what we learned in culinary school ....

    I guess they went to the wrong skool.
     
  5. May 28, 2012 #85 of 118
    Nick

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    Eye did knot no thier was a shortness of periods in culamara skules.
     
  6. May 28, 2012 #86 of 118
    Laxguy

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    Interesting to think lock-jaw is the biggest problem if you encounter botulism!
    And frightening to think our culinary artists are spending much time with canned (not can!) goods.
     
  7. May 28, 2012 #87 of 118
    SayWhat?

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    Is it really so incredibly difficult to type the y and o before the u?
     
  8. May 28, 2012 #88 of 118
    dpeters11

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    Institutional culinary school?
     
  9. May 28, 2012 #89 of 118
    Laxguy

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    Yes, schools and prisons! :sure:

    Just musing on the number of folks apologizing for language skills.... Prolly kin countem on one hand.....
    Er, sorry!

    :D
     
  10. May 28, 2012 #90 of 118
    Rich

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    Lots of canned goods in most restaurants I've been inside of. Big cans.

    Rich
     
  11. May 28, 2012 #91 of 118
    Rich

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    I wondered about that, too. I don't recall anyone apologizing for language skills.

    Rich
     
  12. May 28, 2012 #92 of 118
    TBlazer07

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    There is because it is mostly men. :lol:
     
  13. May 28, 2012 #93 of 118
    TBlazer07

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    Cudda bin me. My mammary has become indecapitated.

    (Remember Norm Crosby with all his malaprops?)
     
  14. May 28, 2012 #94 of 118
    Laxguy

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    Malapropisms? :D It was a stupendifying mountain of them! Also, Emily Latella (SNL), GW Bush, and.....?
     
  15. May 28, 2012 #95 of 118
    Shades228

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    When people learn a second language, and are not living in that country, they learn the proper way of doing it. The small nuances and slang that create the culture of the language is lost. Most of the time an apology is there more to stave off grammar nazi's and comments about education so they get an answer to their question. Some are just learning and truly are sorry because they know it's going to be hard on those who want to help.
     
  16. Jun 1, 2012 #96 of 118
    Rich

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    Yeah, I remember Norm. I worked with a guy for a couple years that talked using words completely out of context constantly. Guess it made him feel smarter. He'd get highly insulted if you corrected him, so we just sat thru it and tried to figure out what he was talking about. Norm was funny, this guy wasn't.

    Rich
     
  17. Jun 1, 2012 #97 of 118
    Rich

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    My dictionary says both of you are correct...is that possible?

    Rich
     
  18. Jun 1, 2012 #98 of 118
    SayWhat?

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    Spaces after commas, periods and other punctuation marks work wonders.
     
  19. Jun 1, 2012 #99 of 118
    Laxguy

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    Winters,...
    What dictionary?? :eek2:
     
  20. Jun 1, 2012 #100 of 118
    Rich

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    Google Dictionary. Been using it for awhile. So I don't sound like Norm.

    Saw an article in the Daily News the other day about Loyola winning at lax and knew what the article pertained to, all because of you! Now tell me why lax is in lower case in the newspaper article. Conflict with the airport?

    Rich
     

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