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  • stoat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11640 on: April 21, 2020, 04:45:31 pm »
Haven't you got anything more mature to do than tell people you don't know and you're never going to meet that they smell?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11641 on: April 21, 2020, 05:25:55 pm »
Haven't you got anything more mature to do than tell people you don't know and you're never going to meet that they smell?

Like telling people you don't know and you're (sic) never going to meet that they should change their Religious views to whatever you deem correct?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11642 on: April 21, 2020, 05:55:30 pm »
Quote
   

Like telling people you don't know and you're (sic) never going to meet that they should change their Religious views to whatever you deem correct?
 

Oh, you're still going on about that, i thought you were claiming to be bored of it a few posts ago. Also there's nothing wrong with 'you're never going to meet.' Try giving the weight lifting/guitar playing/perfume sniffing a break for a while and look at a few grammar books. It is your job afterall.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11643 on: April 21, 2020, 06:14:02 pm »
Oh, you're still going on about that, i thought you were claiming to be bored of it a few posts ago. Also there's nothing wrong with 'you're never going to meet.' Try giving the weight lifting/guitar playing/perfume sniffing a break for a while and look at a few grammar books. It is your job afterall.

OK...

Grammar Lesson 1:

after all not "afterall"
...and are never going to meet, not  "and you're never going to meet"

Practice what you preach



  • stoat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11644 on: April 21, 2020, 06:20:52 pm »
General teaching lesson 1.

Learn the difference between grammar and vocabulary. 

Grammar lesson 1.

You're talking crap. It's perfectly OK to repeat the subject in a sentence.

E.g. 'I went to the shops and I bought some cheese. ' You don't have to say 'I went to the shops and bought some cheese.'


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11645 on: April 21, 2020, 06:48:28 pm »
General teaching lesson 1.

Learn the difference between grammar and vocabulary. 

Grammar lesson 1.

You're talking crap. It's perfectly OK to repeat the subject in a sentence.

E.g. 'I went to the shops and I bought some cheese. ' You don't have to say 'I went to the shops and bought some cheese.'

The joke doesn't quite deliver if I'm pedantic enough to say "Grammar and Vocab"

I'm trying to figure out why you have such a problem with me. I've been in Korea a while, don't have kids and haven't really studied Korean, which means I've had plenty of free time to improve my skills and develop my interests in a variety of fields.
I speak about these things with passion because I'm passionate about them. If it bothers or intimidates you that I take I have gathered knowledge in a number of fields then that's your problem.

If it bothers you that I follow a Religion you have an issue with, that is, again, your problem. My account says I've been a member since 2014, I challenge you to find a single post where I mock someone's beliefs, even Atheists. You come across as far more intolerant than any Muslim I've ever met. Ironic, isn't it?
If I come across as a know-it-all, I'm not apologizing. I speak with passion and conviction, not arrogance. If you think otherwise, don't engage. I'll continue to post and start threads on anything that tickles my fancy.

That aside, I'm not looking to make enemies here are for things to get ugly. So, I'll just forget everything that happened up to this point.





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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11646 on: April 21, 2020, 06:59:44 pm »
As I said before, you can dish it out (stick) but you can't take it. Not interested in debating relaigion with you either, I just react when someone has an unecessary go at someone, like you did to Titus Groan.  Also as I said before I don't see religion as a sacred cow.  He made some comment about drinking instead of exercising so you took the piss out of him. You made some comment about not eating during day time and I took the piss out of you. Same thing IMO. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11647 on: April 22, 2020, 07:35:46 am »
He made some comment about drinking instead of exercising so you took the piss out of him. You made some comment about not eating during day time and I took the piss out of you. Same thing IMO. 

you really can't see the difference between making fun of someone for saying "i'm drinking for exercise" and "i'm fasting for religious reasons"?
more gg more skill


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11648 on: April 22, 2020, 07:58:38 am »
I can't. Because the person who is not religious doesn't see religion as an excuse for something. Some catholic priests abused some kids? Yes, but they are catholic. Some Muslims murdered some people at at concert, a beach promenade, at a gay club? Yes, but they are muslim. No, mate. Some pedos and some terrorists.

Being religious is not an excuse for something. It is YOUR excuse for something.

Also, park the whole, you can't make fun of someone for 'religious reasons'. You can make fun of anything someone chooses to do. For example, you can take the piss out of someone who chooses to go birdwatching, you can't take the piss out of someone for having a big nose. This whole, '<insert whatever type of person>...phobia' bs needs to die, and fast. Things need criticising so they fit into our societies.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2020, 08:36:43 am by Colburnnn »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11649 on: April 22, 2020, 08:02:54 am »
enter "corporate needs you to find the difference between these sentences" meme here

i need to lose weight
- don't drink alcohol then

i need to get more energy while exercising
- don't fast then



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11650 on: April 22, 2020, 08:24:04 am »
Aristocrat is 100% right on all of this. Anti-perspirant/Deoderant should be unscented with a cologne as your scent or nothing at all. Smelling like "Mountain Fresh" smells more like an air freshener than anything else.

From past comments on here, it seems a number of posters are ignorant and/or dismissive of hygiene. Ignorance regarding breathable fabrics. Not bathing everyday. Not wearing an undershirt. Taking a dump post-morning bathing and just using dry toilet paper. Not using a fresh towel every day. Not understanding about unscented deoderant and whatnot. Not showering twice a day during the summer. Etc. Etc.

You encounter these people on a regular basis. Most are already somewhat slovenly in appearance. But there's a few who seem to have gotten 8~9/10 things right but missed the last, and on a hot summer day, boy can you tell.

If you don't do these things or a few others, say these words: "I'm foul and I need to step up my game." The key is admitting where you have a problem.

I disagree on the deodorant/antiperspirant needing to be unscented thing. I've always used a scented one and unless it has a really strong smell, tends to be really subtle, to the point you can't even smell it after a couple mins anyway. There are also some really nice smelling ones.
But like I mentioned, where I'm from, guys who get perfumes / colognes are gay. So when I saw the original post about it, I couldn't, and still don't, understand how someone, who claims to be straight, puts that much effort into choosing and using that stuff, when there are much simpler solutions out there; but again, it stems from guy culture from where I was raised.

Before Korea, I worked out every day, I always shower twice a day, and have never had a complaint about smell; unless after farting counts. :P


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11651 on: April 22, 2020, 08:28:01 am »
I can't. Because the person who is not not religious doesn't see religion as an excuse for something. Some catholic priests abused some kids? Yes, but they are catholic. Some Muslims murdered some people at at concert, a beach promenade, at a gay club? Yes, but they are muslim. No, mate. Some pedos and some terrorists.

Being religious is not an excuse for something. It is YOUR excuse for something.

Also, park the whole, you can't make fun of someone for 'religious reasons'. You can make fun of anything someone chooses to do. For example, you can take the piss out of someone who chooses to go birdwatching, you can't take the piss out of someone for having a big nose. This whole, '<insert whatever type of person>...phobia' bs needs to die, and fast. Things need criticising so they fit into our societies.

This. If someone chooses to do something they can't claim victim status when someone mocks them. Like the BJ letterbox comment, those women are choosing to wear that gear.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2020, 08:30:02 am by stoat »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11652 on: April 22, 2020, 08:29:00 am »
Steels is clearly not a Lynx man.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11653 on: April 22, 2020, 08:31:17 am »
Steels is clearly not a Lynx man.

Lol god, the smell of Lynx  :laugh: Remember at school most of the lads would just drown themselves in Lynx rather than shower after PE. You could taste it in the back of your throat for the rest of the day.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11654 on: April 22, 2020, 08:41:43 am »
you really can't see the difference between making fun of someone for saying "i'm drinking for exercise" and "i'm fasting for religious reasons"?

I can see the difference in terms of one is more likely to get people like you riled up, but I don't think there's any difference in principle no. As I said before, in the modern world  people have religious-like fervour about a lot of things that aren't religions, like exercise for example, so why shouldn't they be off limits too?  And before someone accuses me of it, I wouldn't go around making fun out of people for religious practices willy nilly, but if they had a pop at someone else's non-religious practices first then sure, they're fair game.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2020, 08:49:21 am by stoat »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11655 on: April 22, 2020, 08:53:08 am »
This. If someone chooses to do something they can't claim victim status when someone mocks them. Like the BJ letterbox comment, those women are choosing to wear that gear.

The thing is, some people have a delusion and think that people are ONLY taking the piss out of them. Example, one day in the life of Secondary school.

Wake up and eat breakfast, take the piss out of Dad because he always eats Shredded Wheat with raisins on top.
Get the school bus, take the piss out of your mate for wearing yellow shoes,
In class, take the piss out of the teacher for having his tie tied too high.
Break time, take the piss out of your mate for having his baseball hat peak not curved and thinking he's a 'G'
Lunch time, take the piss out of the vegan for eating a salad instead of the chicken baguette.
Last class, take the piss out of the nerd for going to computer club after school.
Bus home, take the piss out of the young kids for playing Pokemon as it was 'so last year'
Walking home, take the piss out of the muslim for wearing a pair of curtains and looking like a black ghost.
Go round mates house, take the piss out of him playing Final Fantasy instead of FIFA.
Eat dinner, take the piss out of Mum for not wanting spicy food and eating ketchup with jacket potato.
Watch TV, take the piss out of contestants on Big Brother crying about losing a challenge on national TV.
Go to sleep, take the piss out of that stupid thing you did 2 years ago at the party you went to and did something embarrassing.

HEY! You can't take the piss about the burka! You racist bigot!

Yes, yes I can. I can take the piss out of ANYTHING somebody CHOOSES to do. And you can do it back to me!

Doesn't mean they can't wear a burka. Feel free. But people are going to say you look like a letterbox. That's just how it goes.
Haven't you got some pictures of birds to be jacking off to, son?

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11656 on: April 22, 2020, 09:07:17 am »
I think the point is that certain topics are more sensitive than others. In order to maintain a semblance of civility, it's probably best to avoid them, or at least tread lightly around those topics on a professional web forum.

      Aside from the usual suspects like sexuality, religion, race identity, and politics, there are additional sensitive topics that can be unique to different forums. We have a pretty international crowd, so there are international topics that might need to be treated carefully (ie discussion of different government styles, and the critique of different national leaders). Also, a many of us English teachers are hopeless pedants, so discussions about things like the oxford comma, regional variations in spelling, the usefulness of the subjunctive mood, and whether people who say "irregardless", "I could care less", and "xir" should be publicly beaten, are all topics that can lead to heated internet arguments. Given the nature of online anonymity, this can quickly lead to flaming, trolling, and hurt feelings.

     Personally, I don't feel that any topic should be out-of-bounds, but I do think people should be a little more empathetic, and be aware that not everybody is as comfortable debating a topic as they might be.
   So basically, you know, chill out and be excellent to each other etc etc.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11657 on: April 22, 2020, 09:10:51 am »
that ricky gervais quote comes to mind

"just because you're offended, it doesn't mean you're right"



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11658 on: April 22, 2020, 09:14:08 am »
I think the point is that certain topics are more sensitive than others. In order to maintain a semblance of civility, it's probably best to avoid them, or at least tread lightly around those topics on a professional web forum.

      Aside from the usual suspects like sexuality, religion, race identity, and politics, there are additional sensitive topics that can be unique to different forums. We have a pretty international crowd, so there are international topics that might need to be treated carefully (ie discussion of different government styles, and the critique of different national leaders). Also, a many of us English teachers are hopeless pedants, so discussions about things like the oxford comma, regional variations in spelling, the usefulness of the subjunctive mood, and whether people who say "irregardless", "I could care less", and "xir" should be publicly beaten, are all topics that can lead to heated internet arguments. Given the nature of online anonymity, this can quickly lead to flaming, trolling, and hurt feelings.

     Personally, I don't feel that any topic should be out-of-bounds, but I do think people should be a little more empathetic, and be aware that not everybody is as comfortable debating a topic as they might be.
   So basically, you know, chill out and be excellent to each other etc etc.



Buuuuuuut mum, he started it! D:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #11659 on: April 22, 2020, 09:30:04 am »
I think the point is that certain topics are more sensitive than others. In order to maintain a semblance of civility, it's probably best to avoid them, or at least tread lightly around those topics on a professional web forum.

      Aside from the usual suspects like sexuality, religion, race identity, and politics, there are additional sensitive topics that can be unique to different forums. We have a pretty international crowd, so there are international topics that might need to be treated carefully (ie discussion of different government styles, and the critique of different national leaders). Also, a many of us English teachers are hopeless pedants, so discussions about things like the oxford comma, regional variations in spelling, the usefulness of the subjunctive mood, and whether people who say "irregardless", "I could care less", and "xir" should be publicly beaten, are all topics that can lead to heated internet arguments. Given the nature of online anonymity, this can quickly lead to flaming, trolling, and hurt feelings.

     Personally, I don't feel that any topic should be out-of-bounds, but I do think people should be a little more empathetic, and be aware that not everybody is as comfortable debating a topic as they might be.
   So basically, you know, chill out and be excellent to each other etc etc.



I'm all for that. If it were to be applied equally.

But you know that is just not the case. If it cannot, or will not be applied equally, then nothing should be out of bounds.

You can't say that about Islam, some people are uncomfortable with it. It is their religion and it means a lot to them even though it also impacts on your life. 'OK, I'm sorry, I will be more aware'

You can't say that about Trans people, some people are uncomfortable with it. They truly believe it is possible to switch biological sexes and become the other. It means a lot to them even though it also impacts on your and your children's lives. 'Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't understand, I will be more aware'

You can't say that about POTUS, some people are uncomfortable with it. He is a symbol of the traditional life that they believe in and it means a lot to them even though it also impacts your life. 'F YOU BIGOT! F YOUR FEELINGS RACIST DUMBASS!'

apply it equally or not at all.
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