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  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13080 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:



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13081 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 #13082 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.)
___________________ ________
 
ďSouth Korea has decided to impose the strictest Level Four social distancing scheme in the greater Seoul areaĒ

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

ďAfter 6 p.m., private gatherings of more than two people will be banned.Ē


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13083 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 #13084 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 #13085 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 #13086 on: July 09, 2021, 11:55:41 am »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13087 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 #13088 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 #13089 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 #13090 on: July 09, 2021, 12:11:08 pm »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13091 on: July 09, 2021, 12:12:58 pm »
You donít mind not being able to leave Korea for years on end?

Many of us donít feel that way.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13092 on: July 09, 2021, 12:19:24 pm »
You donít mind not being able to leave Korea for years on end?

Many of us donít feel that way.

I swear you're a ****** algorithm.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13093 on: July 09, 2021, 12:21:21 pm »


That's the tourism bureau's slogan these days: "It's not the vacation you want to take, it's the vacation you have to take"  I can have fun travelling around Korea, but when my expectation is to be in North America or Europe and I find myself in Korea, it's a downer. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13094 on: July 09, 2021, 12:55:18 pm »
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?

We were hoping to meet up with some friends from back home and go for a vacation abroad.
What with the delta variant ramping up here, I worry that social distancing and lockdown regulations will make it difficult to travel.
I also worry that if the vaccines don't prove to be effective against Covid-delta, travel restrictions might come into play again.

I'm certain of nothing, of course, but I do worry.  :sad:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13095 on: July 09, 2021, 01:06:40 pm »
We were hoping to meet up with some friends from back home and go for a vacation abroad.
What with the delta variant ramping up here, I worry that social distancing and lockdown regulations will make it difficult to travel.
I also worry that if the vaccines don't prove to be effective against Covid-delta, travel restrictions might come into play again.

I'm certain of nothing, of course, but I do worry.  :sad:

Oh, I see you're just concerned about it.  Yeah, me too.  But, I worried you had seen some notice from an office of education banning overseas travel for the remainder of the school year.  I am banking on a few weeks abroad next February to get me through another summer in Korea. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13096 on: July 09, 2021, 01:14:56 pm »
That's the tourism bureau's slogan these days: "It's not the vacation you want to take, it's the vacation you have to take"  I can have fun travelling around Korea, but when my expectation is to be in North America or Europe and I find myself in Korea, it's a downer. 
I think that's fair. People who wish they were able to take a trip back home to see the folks or came over here as part of a greater tourism plan, or had a plan set for some vacation spectacular in Europe or China or wherever, I can sympathize with their frustrations.

The "Dude, I need to get out of here to some SE Asian country so I can do a bunch of drugs and hookers. They need to change the laws!!!!" crowd? Like, get some perspective. Same with the people upset with Level IV because they can't hang out. And same with the people who need to head to Cheonan to party. You can't always think with your glands.

But yeah, some people here seem to have this almost compulsive need to travel and they start to get really selfish about it if anything disrupts that.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13097 on: July 09, 2021, 01:15:33 pm »
That's the tourism bureau's slogan these days: "It's not the vacation you want to take, it's the vacation you have to take"  I can have fun travelling around Korea, but when my expectation is to be in North America or Europe and I find myself in Korea, it's a downer. 

To each their own, but it's always baffled me how people think they NEED to leave a country to take a holiday.

For me, travelling is not about relaxing, it's about exploring and discovering. Perhaps I'm getting old, but after a hellish semester like this one, I'm happy staying right where I am during the holiday period.
I've got A/C, a grill, a balcony, a gym, a track, boardgames, music equipment and video games, that's more than enough to charge my batteries.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13098 on: July 09, 2021, 01:23:19 pm »
The "Dude, I need to get out of here to some SE Asian country so I can do a bunch of drugs and hookers. They need to change the laws!!!!" crowd? Like, get some perspective.
I used to think that this was just some kind of crass exaggeration, but I've met some uni instructors who were actually bragging about how they enjoyed that kind of debauchery every winter (minus the drugs because Wow! That might jeopardize their jobs back in Korea!) over in Thailand. It kinda blew my mind how unaware they were about how they were creeping the rest of us totally out. Just gross.

Honestly, I don't think that particular crowd should be teaching in Korea in the first place.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #13099 on: July 09, 2021, 01:23:21 pm »
To each their own, but it's always baffled me how people think they NEED to leave a country to take a holiday.

For me, travelling is not about relaxing, it's about exploring and discovering.
Then the beaches of Guam and Thailand aren't for you.