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"Sardonic Old-man Land". (Many of whom may even point out that the acronym for such a place is S.O.L., which also happens to be the position they think that you are in for requesting them to tone things down just a little bit)
Just ignore all of the hot air that blows around here, and you'll be fine.
This was actually good advice.
Anyone that argues on the internet is a looser, even if they win.
All of these were serious answers and that "hot air" isn't condescending, it's wisdom. So appreciate that you get a response and realize it's truth whether its the kind of truth you want to hear or not.
Of course we were condescending. All our answers are serious--seriously condescending, that is--when a question deserves it. Of course there is wisdom within our condescension too, but any question asked without making an effort to answer it oneself is a stupid question.
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Some of you are very cynical, can't someone do something just for the hell of it anymore? but that's not the point, I wasn't. I wanted to learn something about another language and therefore culture, if I had a preference I wouldn't be asking about it. I've never learned another language before and obviously know little about Japanese except that it's more different, so how am I supposed to 'decide for myself'? fyi I did ask the same questions on other language sites and they were nowhere near as discouraging as some of you have been. I could search the internet for this stuff but I find actual people to be more insightful. I know learning a language is involved and ongoing, if I weren't willing to put in that effort I wouldn't even be talking about it, so quit worrying about my motives so much.
regardless, Thank you, some of you have been very helpful
So what language did you decide on?
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It's not that I'm not knowledgeable, I just have trouble explaining the things I know ;)
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