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RE: Gender

Postby Infidel » Thu 03.15.2007 3:17 pm

yes, it is important to try to spell all words correctly so our non-natives can look the words up in the dictionary.
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RE: Gender

Postby suhui » Fri 03.16.2007 1:16 am

I think of myself as pretty up on 1337 or textgo, but i find myself scratching my head and wondering what in the name of Hades you actually just said.

sch? wtf is that?

while chatting or texting, this might be appropriate, but with the number of non-english speakers this is most innapropriate and very confusing. While, after the 5th read I finally figured out what I think you meant (and who knows, I am probably wrong anyways), no one should have to go through that.


Hahax sorry sometimes we just got off track and use sms language..
sch=school
fren=friend
bcos=because
dunno= don't know
:D
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RE: Gender

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 03.16.2007 10:59 am

suhui wrote:


Hahax sorry sometimes we just got off track and use sms language..
sch=school
fren=friend
bcos=because
dunno= don't know
:D



yes, i got those.. but I would imagine that many many others did not..
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RE: Gender

Postby keatonatron » Fri 03.16.2007 11:10 am

two_heads_talking wrote:
yes, i got those..


Did you really?

two_heads_talking wrote:
I think of myself as pretty up on 1337 or textgo, but i find myself scratching my head and wondering what in the name of Hades you actually just said.

sch? wtf is that?
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RE: Gender

Postby skrhgh3b » Fri 03.16.2007 3:12 pm

AJBryant wrote:
I rather think it's JAPAN that is changing ITSELF. We have no direct power to influence squat.


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RE: Gender

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 03.19.2007 10:06 am

keatonatron wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:
yes, i got those..


Did you really?

two_heads_talking wrote:
I think of myself as pretty up on 1337 or textgo, but i find myself scratching my head and wondering what in the name of Hades you actually just said.

sch? wtf is that?


Yes, I did. after the 5th read, I got it in context.. but thanks for bringing it to my attention.. did it really bother you so much?
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RE: Gender

Postby keatonatron » Mon 03.19.2007 12:31 pm

What bothers me is when, on occasion, you make a post that seems to have the only purpose of showing that you know it all.

First you posted saying you don't understand. Then when it's explained, you reply with "Yes, yes, I already know".

That kind of post offers nothing to the conversation, and only makes you look insecure :|
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RE: Gender

Postby Infidel » Mon 03.19.2007 2:00 pm

This reminds me of what it was like listening to girls in grade school.

They would criticize boys, "You're Sooo immature, Like, Gawd!"
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RE: Gender

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 03.19.2007 2:21 pm

keatonatron wrote:
What bothers me is when, on occasion, you make a post that seems to have the only purpose of showing that you know it all. :|


then you have totally mistaken my intent. simple as that.
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RE: Gender

Postby burstandbloom » Mon 03.19.2007 2:50 pm

I still can't figure out why you'd use sms when typing on a computer, on a phone texting it makes more sense even though I still don't use it.
But where is the praticality in using it when typing on the computer?

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RE: Gender

Postby keatonatron » Mon 03.19.2007 2:55 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
then you have totally mistaken my intent.


Your conscious intent :D

This reminds me of what it was like listening to girls in grade school.


It's just something that has been bothering me for about a year now. I'm usually good at holding my tongue.
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RE: Gender

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 03.19.2007 3:58 pm

keatonatron wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:
then you have totally mistaken my intent.


Your conscious intent :D
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i resemble that statement.
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RE: Gender

Postby Tajoumaru » Mon 03.19.2007 6:17 pm

Some thoughts & observations:

- My girlfriend is 33; all of her friends in Japan are within two or three years of her age. Only two out of a dozen or so of her closest friends are married; the rest are career women, though one is a lazy ne'er-do-well who still lives with mom and dad and does nothing but work in her little garden and complain about how boring her life is.

- The few married Japanese men that I've met are utterly dependent on their wives and do almost nothing in the way of chores, though the same thing could be said about a lot of American men (esp. those living in the Bible Belt).

- It would make sense that more married Japanese women are turning to some kind of work not terribly long after having kids, as the cost of living is getting so absurd, especially in the major cities. The proportion of part-time/temporary jobs has swelled dramatically in the past several years, and I'm guessing that married women are filling most of these positions.

- I knew several (native) Japanese guys in high school and college. The main reason they "feared" Western women is that they felt their English language skills might not have been up to par, and could have been a source of major embarrassment. The Japanese women living here that I've known are, for whatever reason, not as nearly self-conscious about their English speaking and comprehension ability. Must be a macho thing.

- One Japanese college student I knew said he found American women very beautiful but that their feet were always dirty. Go figure. :|
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RE: Gender

Postby VivaLaBang » Mon 03.26.2007 12:20 pm

terence_hideyoshi wrote:
Scavengist wrote:
I kind of feel like America is changing Japan to a western style.. :( Is it because of foreigners, or is it natural?


Well, no one will actually be influenced by anyone else unless one's is willing to change and accept to change.




Iagree.....although there are so much influence in the world, its basically up to them to decide to change or not. and if any change do come across, its because they want to ; its not forcing. then again, the world is bound to change anyways.
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