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  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13080 on: July 07, 2021, 11:20:59 pm »
A record 1200+ infections Wednesday.But of course one knows that's DOCUMENTED infections. Many don't show symptoms or stay away from hospitals.Yet, the most alarming stat on Wednesday: 50+ new army recruits infected. Really? Dang. That suggests thousands of cases nationwide. ... So, um,... Please keep your social distance. Don't get into an occupied elevator. No masks on chin. Don't go into a restaurant or movie theater and sit anywhere near others, k? K?! The locals still seem to congregate with other strangers even though they don't say anything, don't give them the time of day, but breathe down their throat, nestled at the three tables in one corner of the huge restaurant. Gawd man. You don't know them. You don't talk to them. So why the hell do you feel compelled to sit by them?! ... cultural history, ugh, i know, i know.

(rant over)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13081 on: July 08, 2021, 05:55:30 am »
Koreans head into summer with prospects of ever harsher social distancing instead of more freedom earlier promised by political leaders and health officials.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210707000868

Korea “may need to consider the toughest degree of social distancing, if the COVID-19 situation does not improve in the next two or three days.” Under the country’s updated social distancing scheme, the strictest measures mean no more than two people can socialize at once past 6 p.m.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13082 on: July 08, 2021, 02:36:29 pm »
Korean websites or any website for that matter with a ****** USA flag for English language option. **** off. Why don't they just use abc instead of a flag?
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13083 on: July 08, 2021, 02:38:11 pm »
Koreans head into summer with prospects of ever harsher social distancing instead of more freedom earlier promised by political leaders and health officials.

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210707000868

Korea “may need to consider the toughest degree of social distancing, if the COVID-19 situation does not improve in the next two or three days.” Under the country’s updated social distancing scheme, the strictest measures mean no more than two people can socialize at once past 6 p.m.

No more gang bangs after 6pm. : (
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13084 on: July 08, 2021, 02:39:05 pm »
Korean websites or any website for that matter with a ****** USA flag for English language option. **** off. Why don't they just use abc instead of a flag?

get fucked canuck (i think?) :laugh:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13085 on: July 08, 2021, 02:48:03 pm »
Korean websites or any website for that matter with a ****** USA flag for English language option. **** off. Why don't they just use abc instead of a flag?
America wins.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13086 on: July 08, 2021, 03:18:36 pm »
COVID-19 transmissions in the capital Seoul are approaching a level where the government could impose the toughest restrictions.

http://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210708000173

Under the toughest restrictions, private gatherings of two or more people will be banned after 6 p.m.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13087 on: July 08, 2021, 03:55:32 pm »
No more gang bangs after 6pm. : (

There's always rotation.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13088 on: July 08, 2021, 07:32:44 pm »
Well, it looks like today's numbers will be similar. It's likely the new cases will exceed 1300.
Yet the government is still waiting until the end of this week to decide what to do. Two big mistakes made recently. One is to ease the regulations when only 30% of the population received one dose. And the other one is the hesitation now.
Remember how they struggled with hospital bed shortages when the daily cases were around 1000? Now it will be worse.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13089 on: July 09, 2021, 07:21:30 am »
Korean websites or any website for that matter with a ****** USA flag for English language option. **** off. Why don't they just use abc instead of a flag?

This meme always gets a chuckle out of me:



 :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13090 on: July 09, 2021, 07:44:48 am »
wack. everyone knows portuguese should be the brazilian flag
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13091 on: July 09, 2021, 08:28:18 am »
Two big mistakes made recently. One is to ease the regulations when only 30% of the population received one dose. And the other one is the hesitation now.

Did you see this? (Just announced.)
___________________ ________
 
“South Korea has decided to impose the strictest Level Four social distancing scheme in the greater Seoul area”

https://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?lang=e&Seq_Code=162713

“After 6 p.m., private gatherings of more than two people will be banned.”


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13092 on: July 09, 2021, 10:29:27 am »
This meme always gets a chuckle out of me:



 :laugh:
While it is fun. It's actually misleading. If you look at which country more and more develops new words and also injects technical terminology and academic lingo into its vernacular, it is undoubtedly the United States.

In fact, if you look at terms that are used for things, particularly those that are recently developed, American English appears to place a greater emphasis on distinction and concept.

I mean 'elevator vs. lift' and 'parking lot vs. car park' Someone sure is simplified and it's not the Americans.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13093 on: July 09, 2021, 10:49:24 am »
While it is fun. It's actually misleading. If you look at which country more and more develops new words and also injects technical terminology and academic lingo into its vernacular, it is undoubtedly the United States.

In fact, if you look at terms that are used for things, particularly those that are recently developed, American English appears to place a greater emphasis on distinction and concept.

I mean 'elevator vs. lift' and 'parking lot vs. car park' Someone sure is simplified and it's not the Americans.

I don't believe that I have to explain this, but... American English, when it differs from Commonwealth Standard, tends to regularize both spelling and conjugation, hence "simplified".
The reason you're not laughing right now is because the joke is funnier when it doesn't need to be explained....and/or when you're not American, I'm guessing.  :wink:

Of course you're right that the US does come up with a lot of technical terminology etc, but I would  say that this is a contribution to English as a whole rather than just AmE or BrE.
Also, just to pick at one of your examples, "car park" is a park for cars (a synonym for "car lot") as opposed to a hideously ungrammatical reference to parking. I wouldn't say one is particularly more simple than the other.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13094 on: July 09, 2021, 11:52:41 am »
oh i thought it was a park where cars went to play.

sorry to de-rail, but just curious re: covid: are we fucked?
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13095 on: July 09, 2021, 11:55:41 am »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13096 on: July 09, 2021, 12:01:09 pm »
oh i thought it was a park where cars went to play.

sorry to de-rail, but just curious re: covid: are we fucked?

I thought so too! It's why I included that really fun fact!

Also, yes, I think so.  There go my winter vacation plans :sad:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13097 on: July 09, 2021, 12:07:58 pm »
I thought so too! It's why I included that really fun fact!

Also, yes, I think so.  There go my winter vacation plans :sad:

Why?  What's happened that would affect winter vacation plans?  Looks like students won't be coming in much leading up to the break, but I was also told today our vaccination period would happen between July 28th and August 7th.  They're imposing more stringent restrictions for two weeks, are they not?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13098 on: July 09, 2021, 12:09:34 pm »
No vacation abroad until summer 2022, a little over a year from now?

Maybe because of variants countries will close their borders?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13099 on: July 09, 2021, 12:11:08 pm »