Are you Japanese or American?

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Mike Cash
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by Mike Cash » Sat 11.11.2006 5:25 am

datdo wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
No matter how reasoned, rational, or accurate a statement may be, there is an element of the population whose ears will automatically tune it out the moment it starts hearing those extraneous "likes". Probably something to do with it causing their estimation of the speaker's intelligence to drop about 70 IQ points. Even more if they can also see the person vigorously smacking their chewing gum at the same time.
duh its called writing in character. Most of my other posts don't have that kind of feel to them....right?(I hope so) Though I sometimes use the extraneous 'like'....and...I kind of use a lot more ellipses in a post that long.
I am aware of all that. I merely made an observation how some people view extraneous "likes".
hyperconjugated pertly chirped:
Mike, by the way, your posts
are good source for learning
new English vocabulary. Especially
for a non-native speaker.
Happy to help.

I suspect that there have been a few times some of the native speakers may have reached for a dictionary as well.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by Kagemaru » Sat 11.11.2006 5:58 am

Mike Cash wrote:
I suspect that there have been a few times some of the native speakers may have reached for a dictionary as well.
Hahahaha....only a few?

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by spin13 » Sat 11.11.2006 6:33 am

Kagemaru wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
I suspect that there have been a few times some of the native speakers may have reached for a dictionary as well.
Hahahaha....only a few?
Likely. Why learn when you can just ignore it? If you close your eyes they can't see you.

-Eric

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by Schattenjedi » Sat 11.11.2006 6:59 am

spin13 wrote:
Kagemaru wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
I suspect that there have been a few times some of the native speakers may have reached for a dictionary as well.
Hahahaha....only a few?
Likely. Why learn when you can just ignore it? If you close your eyes they can't see you.

-Eric
But his choice of words is so precise. It would be a shame not to know what he's going on about. :|

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by Mike Cash » Sat 11.11.2006 7:57 am

spin13 wrote:
If you close your eyes they can't see you.
-Eric
Obviously a veteran Tokyo subway rider.
Schattenjedi regaled the assemblage with:
It would be a shame not to know what he's going on about.
Why should you know what I'm going on about when I so seldom do?
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by Hatori » Tue 11.14.2006 10:46 pm

i'm an american... who wants to go to japan... and has a destiny there... :P
~ハトリ~

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by datdo » Tue 11.14.2006 11:11 pm

Hatori wrote:
i'm an american... who wants to go to japan... and have a destiny there... :P
...sorry....

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by clay » Wed 11.15.2006 12:09 am

datdo wrote:
Hatori wrote:
i'm an american... who wants to go to japan... and have a destiny there... :P
...sorry....
Correct me if I am wrong and it is pretty late and I have had too much coffee today, but I believe nationalities such as 'American' take plural verbs. So if the verb modifies 'American' it could be:
I'm an American who HAS a destiny there.
Unless the destiny begins when s/he gets to Japan:
I'm an American who wants to go to Japan and (once there) have a destiny.

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by datdo » Wed 11.15.2006 12:21 am

I understood it as the second sentance. You're completely right..wow...I just got pwnted by big man...I don't think I'll ever wash that ego bruise ever...wait no its festering like a dream defered(woot Langston Hughes) I better take care of that before it becomes vengeful(I think thats a word)

...I think I need a bigger knife...

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by keatonatron » Wed 11.15.2006 12:26 am

My guess is "I'm an American who wants to go to Japan" mixed with "I'm an American who wants to have a destiny there"

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by Mike Cash » Wed 11.15.2006 6:45 am

Hatori wrote:
i'm an american... who wants to go to japan... and has a destiny there... :P
Please elaborate on this "destiny" you have in Japan. I'd be very interested in hearing about it.

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by Rounin T » Wed 11.15.2006 3:00 pm

Come one, come all, and hear the tale
Of Hatori the late.
Named for a doctor, born in the West;
But the Orient held his fate.

He saved Japan's economy
But was killed by fearsome beasts.
Hatori died young, but he didn't mind,
For his destiny lay in the East.

---

Is that the kind of destiny you had in mind?

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Post by sexyjunko » Fri 11.17.2006 8:19 am

I am Japanese girl :) :)

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