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Random Babbling - 114

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Dec 2, 2010.

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  1. Saber

    Saber A revolution without dancing is not worth having! Veteran

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    As a tax payer I think LKD is well within his rights to give immigrants headaches. Failing that, he can attempt to teach them stuff
     
  3. Blades of Vanatar

    Blades of Vanatar Vanatar will rise again Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    The New year starts and my comapany cuts more budget and increases our workloads. Lovely. Good thing we put hte request in for more help, producing several reports showing how more help in our ofice could be major money savings and give us better standing with the US Government as an importer. Maangement basically told us to shut up and get back to work. Methinks me resume will be out soon.....
     
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    They get headaches from trying to understand fun concepts like Simple Present tense, Simple Past tense, the dreaded two-headed Simple Future tense, and the extremely complicated Present Progressive tense. God help them once I introduce the Present Perfect tense and the nigh incomprehensible Past Perfect tense.

    Plus vocab, work etiquette, idiomatic expressions, basic pragmatics and poilte use of the aforementioned tenses, negative, interrogative, and imperative sentence constructions, modals, and of course pronunciation!

    Sadly, I have been teaching a lower level for the past 2 sessions -- I loved blowing their little minds with the Passive Voice!

    The government pays me to give them headaches and get them in return, but they sure as hell don't pay me enough . . . .
     
  5. Silvery

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    So many words! I'm getting a little tense myself
     
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    I've learned crap I never thought of before. No native speaker carries this feces around in his head on a day to day basis, but if you are learning it for the first time you've gotta boil it down and makes lists. Which verbs are followed by a gerund (if followed by a nominal)? Which verbs are followed by and infinitive (if followed by a nominal)? I sure as hell couldn't make up a definitive list. Thank heavens the textbook lays them all out. I mean, we all know it reflexively, but try breaking it down and getting an immigrant with a 3rd grade education in his OWN language to get it so he doesn't say things like "I will consider to buy a new dictionary" or "I intend buying a new dictionary" -- which I of course understand but some of their errors render them nearly freaking incomprehensible and as such unemployable -- it's an adventure!

    babble babble babble
     
  7. Marceror

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    Everyone's talking about the headaches you give the immigrants. It sounds like, at least at first, you were talking about the headaches the immigrants are giving you. I suppose it works both ways though.
     
  8. Taluntain

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    Remembered to go through the SP link by any chance?
     
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    LKD, I'm no immigrant but you're giving me headaches already with your short lecture about tenses... I can't imaging what'll I do if I ended up in your class. :grin:
     
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    Part of the reason I end up with headaches is that I frigging do cartwheels trying to make it fun and interesting for my students.
     
  11. Ofelix

    Ofelix The world changes, we do not, what irony!

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    I'm afraid not, I thought that was only available through the .com, .uk. , and .de variant of amazon ?
     
  12. Morgoth

    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    Three parties in four days is too much. I need to sleep :(
     
  13. Master of Nuhn

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    No! You don't! You need pills to enhance your abilities. Ladies are waiting. Chop chop! Back to work now, boy! :D

    I applied for a job again today. During the conversation I learned there are more then 100 people aiming at the job and they need only 5. Somebody roll a d20 (dc20) and tell me if I'm lucky!
     
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    Doh! Just look at the top of the page; Amazon.ca is right after Amazon.com... And BTW, Newegg.ca is there as well.
     
  15. Splunge

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    Wondering if there's a past tense for tents makes me tense.
     
  16. Morgoth

    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    @MoN, when are you going to give another party? :)
     
  17. Triactus

    Triactus United we stand, divided we fall Veteran

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    Tents made me tense?
     
  18. Morgoth

    Morgoth La lune ne garde aucune rancune Veteran

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    That makes no sense
     
  19. Silvery

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    The question of if there is a past tense for the things that we call tents makes him uncomfortable.

    Tented perhaps?
     
  20. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Um, no? Amazon.ca's been there for years too... just look at the top of the page.

    Edit: Ah, BTA's beat me to it.
     
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