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The many questions-not-worth-their-own-thread question thread XVII

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Cutlass, Sep 2, 2011.

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  1. Gamemaster77

    Gamemaster77 PC > Mac

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    ahh well that's a good reason for a lot of people. I don't text a lot though but what I do I honestly wouldn't care if anyone saw. Anytime I would care I delete before any occasion that someone would have my phone.
     
  2. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    You can always delete old texts.....
     
  3. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    How come people who learn English as a second language better native writers/speakers?
     
  4. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Retired Moderator

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    The top 20% of second-language speakers probably better the bottom 20% of first-language speakers, but that's a horrible generalisation and I don't think it's true at all.
     
  5. aimeeandbeatles

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    Perhaps its because they pay more attention to it?

    Actually once in a while I laugh when someone somewhere posts "Sorry my English is bad, it's a second language" when their posts are actually more coherent than a lot who have it as a first language!
     
  6. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    A lot of native speakers have habits of speech and writing that are perfectly common where they come from, but are not formal uses of the language. The more advanced 2nd language speakers have learned the correct usage.
     
  7. Yared

    Yared That Guy

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    Makes sense. Presumably, most of the people of which you'd be communicating with (e.g. Yared) are capable of communicating with you over an English platform (e.g. CFC) due to their confidence in their English proficiency.

    Also, we are more conscious of grammatical errors. For example, I'm sure mixing up "their" and "there" can be rationalised away if you "know that a lot of people do it, so whatever". But me messing that up continuously in an essay might lower my grade. And I don't want people to think I'm a dumb foreigner :(

    But yeah, there are probably a lot of different things that build up that impression, including that it might not be as true as you think like Flying Pig said.

    Also, I am just that awesome.

    Interesting side-note: I wonder how you guys would react to hearing me speak English, and if it is in line with what I sound like in your head.
     
  8. aimeeandbeatles

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    Question that sounds pretty ridiculous out-of-context: I have a single interview from Playboy magazine.... no pictures. (If you don't know what I'm talking about it's best not to ask... or better yet, pm me.) I need a description of it for the magazine index that won't get my site filtered by Google SafeSearch or something and I'm half-afraid to Wiki it. Can someone help me here? :blush:
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I think it's around 4 out of 5 non-native English speakers I encounter on the net, it is rarely possible to tell that English is not their first language. People tend to learn written English very well. So if meeting these people, it would probably feel weird if their spoken English is heavily accented or not as clear.



    You can probably mention Playboy and not have any problems. After all, PB is mentioned in many contexts that do not include nude pictures. For example, if you Google Pamela Anderson then the second and third links that come up are Wikipedia and IMDB, both of which talk about her Playboy appearances being the a big part of her early career.
     
  10. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Jimmy Carter did an interview with Playboy. Why, I don't know; but I can affirm there wouldn't be any dirty picture of an aging Georgian Peanut farmer who served in the navy with a brother who tried to sell 'Billy Bob Beer'.
     
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    If you need to describe the magazine itself, "Gentleman's Magazine" is the standard accepted euphemism.
     
  12. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Is it true that the magazine has some in-depth interviews? If so, it might say something like "It is known mostly as a 'Gentleman's Magazine,' although it is also known for interviews with public figures.' Or does someone have a better description?
     
  13. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Just say Playboy :p For the past 50 years PB has done excellent in depth interviews with many people of all sorts.

    Partial list.

    1962: Miles Davis, Jackie Gleason, Peter Sellers

    1963: Frank Sinatra, Helen Gurley Brown, Malcolm X, Billy Wilder, Jimmy Hoffa

    1964: Vladimir Nabokov, Ayn Rand, Jean Genet, Ingmar Bergman, Salvador Dali, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali)

    1965: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., The Beatles, Sean Connery, Al Capone

    1966: Princess Grace (Kelly), Federico Fellini, Bob Dylan, Sammy Davis Jr.

    1967: Fidel Castro, Orson Welles, Woody Allen, Johnny Carson

    1968: Alex Haley, Truman Capote, Ralph Nader

    1969: Marshall McLuhan, Lee Marvin, Gore Vidal, Bill Cosby, Joe Namath

    1970: Ray Charles, Tiny Tim, Joan Baez, William Kunstler

    1971: Mae West, John Wayne, George McGovern, Charles Evers

    1972: Howard Cosell, Germain Greer, Sam Peckinpah, Jack Nicholson

    1973: Joe Frazier, Tennessee Williams, Walter Cronkite, Pete Rozelle

    1974: Clint Eastwood, Groucho Marx, Hank Aaron, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt

    1975: Billie Jean King, Dustin Hoffman, Joseph Heller, Erica Jong

    1976: Elton John, Norman Lear, David Bowie, Robert Altman, Jimmy Carter

    1977: Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Saturday Night Live cast, Barbra Streisand

    1978: Don Meredith, David Frost, Anita Bryant, Sylvester Stallone, Geraldo Rivera

    1979: Marlon Brando, Neil Simon, Pete Rose, Al Pacino

    1980: Steve Martin, Gay Talese, George C. Scott, G. Gordon Liddy

    1981: John and Yoko Ono, Ed Asner, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, James Michener

    1982: George Carlin, Lech Walesa, Billy Joel, Luciano Pavarotti

    1983: Dudley Moore, Gabriel Garcia Marqez, Sam Donaldson, Ansel Adams

    1984: Paul Simon, Calvin Klein, Jesse Jackson, Dan Rather, Paul and Linda McCartney

    1985: Steven Jobs, 60 Minutes team, Wayne Gretzky, Sting

    1986: Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Sally Field, Kathleen Turner, Carl Bernstein

    1987: Don Johnson, Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, John Scully

    1988: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Oliver Stone, Don King, Yasser Arafat

    1989: Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, The Irish Republican Army, Gary Kasparov

    1990: Tom Cruise, Donald Trump, Quincy Jones, Leona Helmsley

    1991: Lee Iacocca, Martin Scorsese, Robert Maxwell, Robin Williams

    1992: Lorne Michaels, Liz Smith, Michael Jordan, William Safire, Sharon Stone

    1993: Steve Martin, Anne Rice, Barry Bonds, Jerry Seinfeld

    1994: David Letterman, Howard Stern, Ron Howard, Bill Gates

    1995: Vladimir Zhirinovsky, David Mamet, Joyce Elders, Cindy Crawford

    1996: Bruce Willis, Salman Rushdie, Mike Wallace, Nicolas Cage

    1997: Saul Bellow, Christopher Walken, Brett Favre

    1998: Mike Tyson, Matt Drudge, Jerry Springer, Paul Reiser

    1999: Michael Crichton, Samuel L. Jackson, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.)

    2000: Hugh Hefner, Jon Stewart, Pete Rose, Drew Barrymore

    2001: Vince McMahon, Bobby Knight, Dale Earnhardt Jr, The West Wing cast

    2002: Bill O'Reilly, Brit Hume, Lennox Lewis
     
  14. aimeeandbeatles

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    Well it would be out of place to just say that as I put in descriptions for even the well-known magazines.
     
  15. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    I've looked and looked for the results of a study where one's facial configuration is correlated with their political leanings, but I can't find it. All I can find is just BS about the results and the study, but nothing about what they actually determined. Where can I find the actual study and the actual results and what they actually determined?[

    Moderator Action: The bold and large text was hard on the eyes and not really necessary. Changed to normal font.
     
  16. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Did you check Google Scholar?

    Why big text?
     
  17. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    How about, you know, plugging in details about the study mentioned in its discussion such as author/s, title, etc. into a search engine and then pressing enter?
     
  18. PlutonianEmpire

    PlutonianEmpire Socially Awkward Goofball

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    That's the problem. I don't know any of the details.
     
  19. aimeeandbeatles

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    Uh, the "BS" talking about the study didn't even mention anything about the study? I find that patently ridiculous.
     
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