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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6540 on: September 06, 2017, 11:45:13 am »
I'm 32, never seen an episode, but it's cultural now. Any North American who has eyes and ears over 25 should have picked it up at that point.

Buddy Holly music video. Is that the Forrest Gump treatment? Same FX process?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6541 on: September 06, 2017, 11:53:00 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

It's just so weird to specify that jeans are blue outside of a song, but I do a teachers class and in it they're always trying to over-complicate words too. Or find a word so scientifically specific that the majority of English speakers have never heard it used in a conversation with a non doctor. One tried to tell me she had Chondromalacia patella the other day (I had to google it to find the term again). I told her "knee problems" or "knee pain" would be something better and easier to say but no. Naver wins again. She can't even say it, she'll just type it out and be like "this!" and expect someone to be like "oh yeah I know what that is!"

I think this week has just been especially bad for people not trusting my word choice o.o


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6542 on: September 06, 2017, 11:58:57 am »
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?
I'm 35. But I think it's people 30 and under.

I'm 29 and British. I remember it being on tv loads when I was a kid, back when we only had 4 channels as well haha. I was just singing the Happy Days theme song to my boyfriend the other day as we were watching him in Arrested Development.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6543 on: September 06, 2017, 12:04:16 pm »
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?
I'm 35. But I think it's people 30 and under.

I'm 29 and British. I remember it being on tv loads when I was a kid, back when we only had 4 channels as well haha. I was just singing the Happy Days theme song to my boyfriend the other day as we were watching him in Arrested Development.

I'm 55. You lost me...

GUFFER, MAKE THIS THREAD ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL PEOPLE!!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6544 on: September 06, 2017, 12:04:25 pm »


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?

27.  Only know it by having randomly picked up general pop culture, not from having actually seen an episode. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6545 on: September 06, 2017, 12:05:59 pm »
It's just so weird to specify that jeans are blue outside of a song, but I do a teachers class and in it they're always trying to over-complicate words too. Or find a word so scientifically specific that the majority of English speakers have never heard it used in a conversation with a non doctor. One tried to tell me she had Chondromalacia patella the other day (I had to google it to find the term again). I told her "knee problems" or "knee pain" would be something better and easier to say but no. Naver wins again. She can't even say it, she'll just type it out and be like "this!" and expect someone to be like "oh yeah I know what that is!"

I think this week has just been especially bad for people not trusting my word choice o.o

It's like going to a botanical garden here.

소나무/Pinus tabuliformis  대나무/Eremitis parviflora 은행/Salisburia adiantifolia

 :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: WTF am I looking at?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6546 on: September 06, 2017, 12:06:50 pm »
Pretty sure a lot of Americans in their 20s know who the Fonz is. Happy Days used to play all the time on Nick at Nite.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6547 on: September 06, 2017, 12:07:07 pm »


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?

I'm 27, it's the Fonz. Never crossed my mind that people wouldn't know him. "Ayyyyy" with 2 thumbs up is referenced in so many shows/jokes/etc. He's kind of a meme since before meme's were a thing.

They used to play the show on Nick At Night as well


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6548 on: September 06, 2017, 12:09:43 pm »


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?

I'm 27, it's the Fonz. Never crossed my mind that people wouldn't know him. "Ayyyyy" with 2 thumbs up is referenced in so many shows/jokes/etc. He's kind of a meme since before meme's were a thing.

They used to play the show on Nick At Night as well

I'm 85. I am WITH YOU all the way~!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6549 on: September 06, 2017, 12:19:14 pm »
It's just so weird to specify that jeans are blue outside of a song, but I do a teachers class and in it they're always trying to over-complicate words too. Or find a word so scientifically specific that the majority of English speakers have never heard it used in a conversation with a non doctor. One tried to tell me she had Chondromalacia patella the other day (I had to google it to find the term again). I told her "knee problems" or "knee pain" would be something better and easier to say but no. Naver wins again. She can't even say it, she'll just type it out and be like "this!" and expect someone to be like "oh yeah I know what that is!"

I think this week has just been especially bad for people not trusting my word choice o.o

It's like going to a botanical garden here.

소나무/Pinus tabuliformis  대나무/Eremitis parviflora 은행/Salisburia adiantifolia

 :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: WTF am I looking at?

Yeah thats cuz naver gives those insane never used words XD I got about half my teachers class using google translate now after I showed them the wonders of being able to translate from pictures so I'm hoping that gives them less weird answers although it can be weird sometimes still...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6550 on: September 06, 2017, 12:34:07 pm »
F********************************************k this week! That is all.

I think maybe venus is in retrograde or upside down or mercury is spitting fire and saturn needs a drink... I don't know I am not into astrology etc, but holy hell!

My planned double lesson after class today and tomorrow is a graffiti art project. I lugged paint and brushes and stencils and paper and glue and all sort of crap half way across the province by bus to this school for these lessons. These lessons for which they demand plans before school starts every semester. They know the plans.

It is now 20 minutes before those lessons. 5 minutes ago I receive a message that I need to do my after school classes today and tomorrow in the library. THE LIBRARY!!!! A graffiti art project.  :blank: :huh: :blank: :cry:

I have asked where else I can do it, my they are saying only the library and I must just change lessons. Frak it, we are going outside.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :cry: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I am getting so drunk come Friday
« Last Edit: September 06, 2017, 12:44:32 pm by What?What? »
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6551 on: September 06, 2017, 12:45:37 pm »


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?

I'm 27, it's the Fonz. Never crossed my mind that people wouldn't know him. "Ayyyyy" with 2 thumbs up is referenced in so many shows/jokes/etc. He's kind of a meme since before meme's were a thing.

They used to play the show on Nick At Night as well

I'm 85. I am WITH YOU all the way~!

25, I "ayyyyyy" and thumbs up at stuff way too much. I don't think I ever got past the theme song with this show tho. I just know a lot of pop culture references and my parents would watch it to get me to go outside and play.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6552 on: September 06, 2017, 12:54:37 pm »


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?

I'm 27, it's the Fonz. Never crossed my mind that people wouldn't know him. "Ayyyyy" with 2 thumbs up is referenced in so many shows/jokes/etc. He's kind of a meme since before meme's were a thing.

They used to play the show on Nick At Night as well
I'm 55, and he's the guy Peter Griffin based his religion on.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6553 on: September 06, 2017, 01:01:44 pm »
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?
I'm 35. But I think it's people 30 and under.

I'm 29 and British. I remember it being on tv loads when I was a kid, back when we only had 4 channels as well haha. I was just singing the Happy Days theme song to my boyfriend the other day as we were watching him in Arrested Development.

I'm 55. You lost me...

GUFFER, MAKE THIS THREAD ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL PEOPLE!!

싫어!!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6554 on: September 06, 2017, 01:11:29 pm »
It's like going to a botanical garden here.

소나무/Pinus tabuliformis  대나무/Eremitis parviflora 은행/Salisburia adiantifolia

 :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh: WTF am I looking at?

  A red pine, Brazilian bamboo, and a ginkgo tree, apparently. The latin name for the latter is especially obscure, as it's only one of the proposed names, not the actual official one.

And shame on you for not recognising a ginkgo when you see one!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6555 on: September 06, 2017, 01:18:20 pm »
And shame on you for not recognising a ginkgo when you see one!

I know what all of these trees are, I just think it's stupid to name them like that. Like, I'd never seen a gingko tree til I'd come here. So if I was only here for a few weeks and read that, I would have seen a gingko tree without even knowing it. Life would pass me by!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6556 on: September 06, 2017, 01:36:54 pm »
And shame on you for not recognising a ginkgo when you see one!

I know what all of these trees are, I just think it's stupid to name them like that. Like, I'd never seen a gingko tree til I'd come here. So if I was only here for a few weeks and read that, I would have seen a gingko tree without even knowing it. Life would pass me by!
An item on your bucket list that you would forever leave unscratched.  Tragedy. :cry:

Look, I know that you know what a ginkgo is, but I've been searching for excuses to post that gif: my goal for this period of desk-warming is to use it at least 5 times -- or maybe 10 if I can bring myself to visit one of the political threads...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6557 on: September 06, 2017, 01:39:04 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.
Here. https://tickets.pyeongchang2018.com/Session Use your ARC card to sign up, and when you buy the tickets you can either pay for them with your Visa card or do a bank transfer.

How much were those tickets?
The opening ceremony was 220,000, and the figure skating was 150,000. I got the cheapest tickets for each event.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6558 on: September 06, 2017, 01:54:18 pm »
I only teach 4 pages out of my least favorite school's book, and I'm having a hard time trying to stretch this chapter to fit 3 weeks.  :cry:

ALSO, my landlady complained to my CoT how messy my room is because she had to enter to fix my toilet. Like, wtf, does it matter? Because of that my CoT felt it necessary to remind me that I need to clean the room before I left. Did he really think I was going to leave all my clothes and suitcases that are strewn about? I would understand if it was actually dirty, but it's just messy because I'm preparing to ship a suitcase home and have torn up my room trying to decide what to send.

TL;DR Who cares if my room is messy. It's mine until November.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2017, 02:00:40 pm by jddavis7 »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6559 on: September 06, 2017, 02:05:36 pm »
I do.

How old do you have to be?

I'm 45... any younger?
I'm 35. But I think it's people 30 and under.

I'm 29 and British. I remember it being on tv loads when I was a kid, back when we only had 4 channels as well haha. I was just singing the Happy Days theme song to my boyfriend the other day as we were watching him in Arrested Development.

I'm 55. You lost me...

GUFFER, MAKE THIS THREAD ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL PEOPLE!!

Showing a picture that some people might or might not recognise is of course communicating in a medium everyone recognises - a photo. Just as If I asked everyone on here whether they knew who the Fonz was, English speakers would understand the question, even if they didn't recognise the name.

If you are advocating that we make the subject matter more accessible to everyone,  that's another issue.