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Author Topic: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0  (Read 1225794 times)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6520 on: September 05, 2017, 11:46:28 AM »
My favourite thing is being asked a "What do you call this?" question then the person deciding they don't like your word because it doesn't match the 1500s English word they found on naver so they wander off and use the atrocious naver word instead.

Oh my goodness, yes.

People will look something up on Naver dictionary or translate, come to you, ask you how to say something, see that it doesn't match, and then either argue with you or just ignore your advice. Also, even people who are near-fluent in English will never, ever use an English dictionary to see what something means. They'll always go throw it into Naver and get some inaccurate nonsense.

I wish I had some hilarious examples to cite, but it's surely happened to me. I can't imagine, for instance, asking a native speaker about a word and then being like WELL GOOGLE TRANSLATE TOLD ME THIS SO I'M NOT SO SURE.  :undecided:

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« Reply #6521 on: September 05, 2017, 11:47:31 AM »
My favourite thing is being asked a "What do you call this?" question then the person deciding they don't like your word because it doesn't match the 1500s English word they found on naver so they wander off and use the atrocious naver word instead.

Or asking to "language exchange" but not accepting any critiques/even arguing with you.

"I feel hard" is not the right way to express that you're having a hard time, that you're tired, or that your task is difficult. But okay, keep on saying it if it means that much to you.

Maybe that's not what he's trying to express... :-[

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« Reply #6522 on: September 05, 2017, 11:49:49 AM »
My favourite thing is being asked a "What do you call this?" question then the person deciding they don't like your word because it doesn't match the 1500s English word they found on naver so they wander off and use the atrocious naver word instead.

Or asking to "language exchange" but not accepting any critiques/even arguing with you.

"I feel hard" is not the right way to express that you're having a hard time, that you're tired, or that your task is difficult. But okay, keep on saying it if it means that much to you.

Maybe that's not what he's trying to express...  :afro:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6523 on: September 05, 2017, 12:02:25 PM »
Online translation tools can be great tools, if they're used together with other tools. That's where a lot of people seem to fall flat.

I'll use google translate for a Korean word if it's something I can't remember how to spell, or something I know I learned before but can't remember now, so I know just seeing the correct word will set off an "A-ha!" in my head.

For stuff I don't know, though, I won't use any translation tool that doesn't provide example sentences and several different options (with their own example sentences). That way I can at least be able to tell if the word I'm using is completely wrong, and I can follow up by asking a coworker if the word I chose is the best choice. It isn't always, but is more often than it'd be if I just busted out the google translate app and used whatever it gave me.

It reminds me of a time I texted a friend to ask what she was up to, and she replied in Spanish (my major): "I'm cleaning my props." She was a circus performer, so she meant her performing props, but google translate gave her a word that meant a prop as in something you use to prop something up. I pointed out that she used the wrong word, but she wasn't having it and argued with me about it. Awkward.

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« Reply #6524 on: September 05, 2017, 12:49:15 PM »
Yeah my female CT is constantly going on about how hard she is while we teach 3rd graders  :rolleyes:

Not sure what that's about...  :sad:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6525 on: September 05, 2017, 02:05:34 PM »
I've been trying to buy Olympic tickets for an hour now, and it just says, ""좌석 배정중입니다." I'm not sure if the seating actually is in progress or the site has just forgotten about me.  :cry:

Update: After two hours I have a ticket for figure skating and for the opening ceremony!
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« Reply #6526 on: September 05, 2017, 04:33:52 PM »
I've been trying to buy Olympic tickets for an hour now, and it just says, ""좌석 배정중입니다." I'm not sure if the seating actually is in progress or the site has just forgotten about me.  :cry:

Update: After two hours I have a ticket for figure skating and for the opening ceremony!

May I ask where did you buy the tickets from? I'm also interested in potentially attending both the opening ceremony and one of the figure skating events.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6527 on: September 05, 2017, 05:31:21 PM »
how come people say something is "below par" meaning that it is bad, yet to be "below par" in golf is good? once again, it's one rule for golfers and another for the rest of us

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« Reply #6528 on: September 05, 2017, 05:56:09 PM »
how come people say something is "below par" meaning that it is bad, yet to be "below par" in golf is good? once again, it's one rule for golfers and another for the rest of us

I realize you're just being goofy, but for anyone who's curious: "Par" just means something like "average" or "standard." In golf terminology, it'd mean the average number of shots it takes to finish a hole, in which case finishing below par is good. Outside of golf, though, something being below par would just mean it's "below average," which could very well be a bad thing.

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« Reply #6529 on: September 05, 2017, 05:58:34 PM »
how come people say something is "below par" meaning that it is bad, yet to be "below par" in golf is good? once again, it's one rule for golfers and another for the rest of us

...Par for the course... you might say... :sad:  :blank:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6530 on: September 05, 2017, 06:42:02 PM »
I have a ticket for figure skating and for the opening ceremony!

How much were those tickets?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6531 on: September 05, 2017, 07:51:28 PM »
how come people say something is "below par" meaning that it is bad, yet to be "below par" in golf is good? once again, it's one rule for golfers and another for the rest of us

'Cuz par originally meant the face value of something :D

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« Reply #6532 on: September 05, 2017, 09:17:51 PM »
how come people say something is "below par" meaning that it is bad, yet to be "below par" in golf is good? once again, it's one rule for golfers and another for the rest of us

Don't they say "UNDER" par in golf, not below par?

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« Reply #6533 on: September 06, 2017, 07:59:40 AM »
My favourite thing is being asked a "What do you call this?" question then the person deciding they don't like your word because it doesn't match the 1500s English word they found on naver so they wander off and use the atrocious naver word instead.

Or asking to "language exchange" but not accepting any critiques/even arguing with you.

"I feel hard" is not the right way to express that you're having a hard time, that you're tired, or that your task is difficult. But okay, keep on saying it if it means that much to you.

Maybe that's not what he's trying to express... :-[

She asked me what you call a kindergarten attached to a public school. So I told her we'd call it a kindergarten because other kinds of kindergartens are kind of rare so we typically would specify that it's a different kind of kindergarten, but if you just use the word kindergarten people will typically associate it with being part of a legitimate school. That's what we'd say in my area of Canada at least, I don't know if in other countries private kindergartens are super popular. Anyways she didn't want to believe that we wouldn't have some insanely specific term for a plain old kindergarten so she went to try naver again for some term no one's ever used in the last 300 years.

We also had an argument over her demanding students say "blue jeans" when talking about jeans because according to her it's more proper and according to me no one says that outside of country songs, but hey, naver's more reliable right?

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« Reply #6534 on: September 06, 2017, 08:06:15 AM »

We also had an argument over her demanding students say "blue jeans" when talking about jeans because according to her it's more proper and according to me no one says that outside of country songs, but hey, naver's more reliable right?

omg for some reason the idea of saying "blue jeans" is just antiquated enough to sound really funny to me

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« Reply #6535 on: September 06, 2017, 08:34:45 AM »
But..But baby makes her blue jeans talk.

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« Reply #6536 on: September 06, 2017, 08:43:10 AM »
Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the baaaanndddd.

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« Reply #6537 on: September 06, 2017, 08:47:59 AM »
Angel in blue jeans...

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« Reply #6538 on: September 06, 2017, 08:50:41 AM »
Blue Jeans forever!



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« Reply #6539 on: September 06, 2017, 08:52:23 AM »

We also had an argument over her demanding students say "blue jeans" when talking about jeans because according to her it's more proper and according to me no one says that outside of country songs, but hey, naver's more reliable right?

omg for some reason the idea of saying "blue jeans" is just antiquated enough to sound really funny to me


I've had a coT try to dictate how I pronounce "a."   :undecided: :rolleyes: