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  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4625

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6520 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


  • Mister Tim
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1806

    • September 08, 2013, 10:33:54 am
    • SK
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6521 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.

Because knowledge is power!



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6522 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:


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5837

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6523 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?


  • gprinziv
  • Adventurer

    • 49

    • March 02, 2017, 10:47:15 am
    • Sangju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6524 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


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6525 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?


  • kriztee
  • Expert Waygook

    • 764

    • December 18, 2015, 01:33:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6526 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?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6527 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


  • What?What?
  • Expert Waygook

    • 602

    • October 14, 2016, 10:29:17 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6528 on: September 06, 2017, 08:34:45 am »
But..But baby makes her blue jeans talk.

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne


  • kobayashi
  • Expert Waygook

    • 988

    • August 18, 2016, 11:14:47 am
    • Nibiru
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6529 on: September 06, 2017, 08:43:10 am »
Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the baaaanndddd.


  • Pecan
  • The Legend

    • 3769

    • December 27, 2010, 09:14:44 am
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6530 on: September 06, 2017, 08:47:59 am »
Angel in blue jeans...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6531 on: September 06, 2017, 08:50:41 am »
Blue Jeans forever!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQLWF_ItzYs

In stereo~ :shocked:


  • yirj17
  • The Legend

    • 2782

    • September 16, 2015, 02:23:16 am
    • Korealand
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6532 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:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6533 on: September 06, 2017, 09:07:14 am »
I was doing a game with my classes today. One group was being especially rowdy and would not listen. So I subtracted a point from their team. My co then goes and adds the point back when I'm not looking.
Frustrates me so much how teachers will baby these students. No wonder they won't listen to us.


  • CJ
  • Super Waygook

    • 463

    • November 15, 2010, 08:11:00 am
    • Down south
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6534 on: September 06, 2017, 09:16:21 am »
Enough of the rice cakes already. Enough. I don't care if they're delicious, they're not for me. Stop offering them, please; as in, every day.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2017, 10:46:23 am by CJ »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6535 on: September 06, 2017, 10:08:20 am »
Enough of the rice cakes already. Enough. I don't care if they're delcious, they're not for me. Stop offering them, please; as in, every day.

FFS yes. Sometimes they're so vile I can't even give them away to students.


  • What?What?
  • Expert Waygook

    • 602

    • October 14, 2016, 10:29:17 am
    • Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6536 on: September 06, 2017, 10:12:07 am »
I hate rice cakes. Of any kind.
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
-A.A. Milne


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6777

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6537 on: September 06, 2017, 10:24:35 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:



OR


The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6538 on: September 06, 2017, 10:37:46 am »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:


  • JNM
  • The Legend

    • 4748

    • January 19, 2015, 10:16:48 am
    • Cairo, Egypt (formerly Seoul)
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6539 on: September 06, 2017, 10:39:21 am »


I wonder how many people on this forum know who that is.  :sad:
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?