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I think I'd like to go to Best Korea once, just to personally experience that bizarre land of lies. I'm interested in it.

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+Yudha Inggar I thought that'd be the case, since going over from China is the only way I recall people in documentaries doing it.
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Why I continue to read a manga that a) has a main character this stupid and b) has made it really obvious which girl is gonna win is beyond me.
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I was informed that next semester, there'll be an independent study of Classical Chinese, so of course I contacted the professor and asked if I could join. He told that before he could let me, he needed me to come into his office the next day to evaluate my Chinese level. At first I felt confident, but I started to feel more and more unsure as the day went on, so to prepare, I read some of The Analects of Confucius and Mao's little red book. I even brought them with me should they be needed for some reason.

Next day, after seating myself and exchanging pleasantries, it was time to be tested. The professor pulled out a book from a stack on his desk, opened it to a random page, and set it before me. He then pointed to a single sentence written in Classical Chinese and asked me, "Can you read this?" Now, he wasn't asking if I could understand any of it, he was only asking if I knew the pinyin for the characters. ...I don't know what exactly I was expecting when I walked into his office, but needless to say I ended up feeling silly.

Well, I'm glad I checked out with the professor and will finally be able to study what I've had an interest in for a couple of years now. I'm excited for the class.


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+Leandro Martinez Better than this semester was, since I've gotten almost all of the classes that I have to take out of the way.
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My friend got a wizard guide for Dungeons and Dragons. When he began reading it, this was the very first paragraph that he saw:
So, you're a wizard. Or rather, you're a geek, pretending to be a wizard, while the guy to your right pretends to be charismatic and good with people plus a master at assassinating people, the guy to your left pretends to be a slutty lesbian elf princess, and the guy across the table and behind the screen is indulging his power fantasies and would probably be getting off on it if not for his erectile difficulties--but hey, it's not like he's ever touched a girl, so the only person he's disappointing is himself.
Anyway--you're a wizard. What does this mean?
Traditionally, it means that at level 1 a house cat is a serious threat to you, while at level 20 you're "weak" to the same extent that OJ is "looking for the real killers".
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哦, 你不会进去在有邪恶的幽灵的那房间吗?直美你不用为了逞强而这样牺牲自己。
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<JonJonB> Purely in the interests of science, I have replaced the word "wand" with "wang" in the first Harry Potter Book
<JonJonB> Let's see the results...

<JonJonB> "Why aren't you supposed to do magic?" asked Harry.
<JonJonB> "Oh, well -- I was at Hogwarts meself but I -- er -- got expelled, ter tell yeh the truth. In me third year. They snapped me wang in half an' everything

<JonJonB> A magic wang... this was what Harry had been really looking forward to.

<JonJonB> "Yes, yes. I thought I'd be seeing you soon. Harry Potter." It wasn't a question. "You have your mother's eyes. It seems only yesterday she was in here herself, buying her first wang. Ten and a quarter inches long, swishy, made of willow. Nice wang for charm work."
<JonJonB> "Your father, on the other hand, favored a mahogany wang. Eleven inches. "

<JonJonB> Harry took the wang. He felt a sudden warmth in his fingers. He raised the wang above his head, brought it swishing down through the dusty air and a stream of red and gold sparks shot from the end like a firework, throwing dancing spots of light on to the walls

<JonJonB> "Oh, move over," Hermione snarled. She grabbed Harry's wang, tapped the lock, and whispered, 'Alohomora!"

<JonJonB> The troll couldn't feel Harry hanging there, but even a troll will notice if you stick a long bit of wood up its nose, and Harry's wang had still been in his hand when he'd jumped - it had gone straight up one of the troll's nostrils.

<JonJonB> He bent down and pulled his wang out of the troll's nose. It was covered in what looked like lumpy gray glue.

<JonJonB> He ran onto the field as you fell, waved his wang, and you sort of slowed down before you hit the ground. Then he whirled his wang at the dementors. Shot silver stuff at them.

<JonJonB> Ok
<JonJonB> I have found, definitive proof
<JonJonB> that J.K Rowling is a dirty DIRTY woman, making a fool of us all
<JonJonB> "Yes," Harry said, gripping his wang very tightly, and moving into the middle of the deserted classroom. He tried to keep his mind on flying, but something else kept intruding.... Any second now, he might hear his mother again... but he shouldn't think that, or he would hear her again, and he didn't want to... or did he?
<melusine > O_______O
<JonJonB> Something silver-white, something enormous, erupted from the end of his wang

<JonJonJonB> Then, with a sigh, he raised his wang and prodded the silvery substance with its tip.

<JonJonJonB> 'Get - off - me!' Harry gasped. For a few seconds they struggled, Harry pulling at his uncles sausage-like fingers with his left hand, his right maintaining a firm grip on his raised wang.
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Before, I might not have been looking forward to baseball girl's chapter all that much. But now, yeah, I'm glad she'll be getting her time to shine. Hopefully I won't have to wait so long for the next chapter.
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Linguistics saves the day again!
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I just realized that the Chinese characters chosen to translate the word "miniskirt" (迷你裙) can be translated as "the skirt (裙) which enchants (迷) you (你)". Very well done, China.
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The Chinese government apparently banned the One Piece anime yesterday.
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"[f.lux] makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

"It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better."
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I study Mandarin Chinese. That's about all I do.
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I use the Colemak keyboard layout instead of the mess that is QWERTY. I can spin writing utensils in my hand.