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Andrei in the office
lordandrei

They say....

That one of the biggest turn-offs on LiveJournal are people who don't use proper English. I can understand that. But, I admit... I also fall prey to it.

I have my English foibles or more properly my one English f&$k ups.

So, here is today's quote and the conversation that caused it.

After discussing with jnanacandra the complexity of the forms of affect and effect.

jnanacandra: gotta love english
lordandrei: No, I'd say it's more of a contemptuous understanding and forced appreciation. I love Japanese. It follows rules. I respect French. It has anal defenders of it's chaste purity. English?... It's those ruffians playing Chess in the park.
jnanacandra: yep
lordandrei: And that's your quote for the day
jnanacandra: just fix the typos before posting it
lordandrei: Typos there, too?
jnanacandra: an its/it's; and chess should be decapitalized
lordandrei: Ah, misused the first one.
pause
lordandrei: As for Chess. I could mean they are playing soundracks... yeah.. that was it
jnanacandra: heh

So...
Do I love English? No, I'd say it's more of a contemptuous understanding and forced appreciation. I love Japanese. It follows rules. I respect French. It has anal defenders of its chaste purity. English?... It's those ruffians playing chess in the park.


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I forget the exact quote, but I saw a great T-shirt on sale at Arisia this weekend that said "English doesn't borrow from other languages. English chases other languages down a dark alleyway, beats them up, and takes their wallet away."

That's just beautiful. I must now find this shirt or a close relative.

Actually, these days I see English as having been dragged under a bush and molested by ruffians in the park.

Thing is, those ruffians play REAL chess!

Look at the bright side, it's not actually possible to "decapitalize" anything. I guess your friend misunderestimated your abilities!

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