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Mirza
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8/12/2010 1:20:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I am used to critique and I honestly do not care if people tell something bad about me to insult me. However, in many discussions, people insult my English.

My question is just out of curiosity: Do you think it is to insult me or because it is meant?
Mirza
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8/12/2010 1:26:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 1:25:06 PM, Koopin wrote:
Where are you from?
Bosnia & Herzegovina. I have lived in Denmark slightly more than 50% of my life.
Korashk
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8/12/2010 1:32:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I've never noticed anything wrong woth your english.
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belle
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8/12/2010 1:36:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
your english isn't perfect, but its understandable. are you talking about online or irl?
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
CrysisPillar
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8/12/2010 1:40:32 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 1:20:13 PM, Mirza wrote:
I am used to critique and I honestly do not care if people tell something bad about me to insult me. However, in many discussions, people insult my English.

My question is just out of curiosity: Do you think it is to insult me or because it is meant?

If anyone on this site, I would say that you have a talent for the best use of words. there's nothing wrong with your English.
Mirza
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8/12/2010 1:41:28 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 1:36:52 PM, belle wrote:
your english isn't perfect, but its understandable. are you talking about online or irl?
Online is the only way you can see it, but in real life, is it just as good I would say.
Mirza
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8/12/2010 1:42:22 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 1:32:13 PM, Korashk wrote:
I've never noticed anything wrong woth your english.

At 8/12/2010 1:40:32 PM, CrysisPillar wrote:
If anyone on this site, I would say that you have a talent for the best use of words. there's nothing wrong with your English.

Thank you.
I-am-a-panda
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8/12/2010 1:46:02 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
This thread is in response to the fact he said the following:

"That is another case. A child suffers from a drunkard if his father suffers from alcoholism."

He didn't know drunkard meant alcoholic, not alcoholism.
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innomen
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8/12/2010 1:47:51 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 1:46:02 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
This thread is in response to the fact he said the following:

"That is another case. A child suffers from a drunkard if his father suffers from alcoholism."

He didn't know drunkard meant alcoholic, not alcoholism.

Huh? I don't see anything wrong with the sentence, but i might be missing more of the context.
Korashk
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8/12/2010 1:54:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 1:46:02 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
This thread is in response to the fact he said the following:

"That is another case. A child suffers from a drunkard if his father suffers from alcoholism."

He didn't know drunkard meant alcoholic, not alcoholism.

Yeah...there's nothing wrong with that sentence.
When large numbers of otherwise-law abiding people break specific laws en masse, it's usually a fault that lies with the law. - Unknown
Xer
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8/12/2010 2:07:52 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 1:46:02 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
This thread is in response to the fact he said the following:

"That is another case. A child suffers from a drunkard if his father suffers from alcoholism."

He didn't know drunkard meant alcoholic, not alcoholism.

There is nothing wrong with this sentence.
Volkov
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8/12/2010 2:10:20 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Your English, grammatically, is fine, Mirza.

The problem I find is with your communication, and how you structure your sentences. They strike me as very odd sometimes, and I can't really understand what you mean, which leads to quite a few of the non-disagreements we have.
belle
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8/12/2010 2:10:40 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 1:46:02 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
This thread is in response to the fact he said the following:

"That is another case. A child suffers from a drunkard if his father suffers from alcoholism."

He didn't know drunkard meant alcoholic, not alcoholism.

it doesn't seem he is trying to imply that the child suffers from alcoholism... rather he's trying to say that the child suffers from having an alcoholic father... he suffers from a drunkard!
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
Volkov
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8/12/2010 2:13:23 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 2:10:40 PM, belle wrote:
At 8/12/2010 1:46:02 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
This thread is in response to the fact he said the following:

"That is another case. A child suffers from a drunkard if his father suffers from alcoholism."

He didn't know drunkard meant alcoholic, not alcoholism.

it doesn't seem he is trying to imply that the child suffers from alcoholism... rather he's trying to say that the child suffers from having an alcoholic father... he suffers from a drunkard!

Belle pointed out what's wrong with the sentence - "a child suffers from a drunkard" is just a very awkward way to frame what he means.
Xer
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8/12/2010 2:23:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 2:13:23 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 8/12/2010 2:10:40 PM, belle wrote:
At 8/12/2010 1:46:02 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
This thread is in response to the fact he said the following:

"That is another case. A child suffers from a drunkard if his father suffers from alcoholism."

He didn't know drunkard meant alcoholic, not alcoholism.

it doesn't seem he is trying to imply that the child suffers from alcoholism... rather he's trying to say that the child suffers from having an alcoholic father... he suffers from a drunkard!

Belle pointed out what's wrong with the sentence - "a child suffers from a drunkard" is just a very awkward way to frame what he means.

It's awkward, not wrong.
Korashk
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8/12/2010 2:28:49 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 2:27:01 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
He also once said Attention Prostitute. http://www.debate.org...

That's awesome.
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8/12/2010 2:31:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 2:13:23 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 8/12/2010 2:10:40 PM, belle wrote:
At 8/12/2010 1:46:02 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
This thread is in response to the fact he said the following:

"That is another case. A child suffers from a drunkard if his father suffers from alcoholism."

He didn't know drunkard meant alcoholic, not alcoholism.

it doesn't seem he is trying to imply that the child suffers from alcoholism... rather he's trying to say that the child suffers from having an alcoholic father... he suffers from a drunkard!

Belle pointed out what's wrong with the sentence - "a child suffers from a drunkard" is just a very awkward way to frame what he means.

I don't even see it as being all that awkward.
Xer
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8/12/2010 2:34:42 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 2:25:15 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 8/12/2010 2:23:59 PM, Nags wrote:
It's awkward, not wrong.

That's ironic. xD

No it's not.

At 8/12/2010 2:31:47 PM, innomen wrote:
I don't even see it as being all that awkward.

Well, it kinda is. Not too hard to decipher what he's trying to say though.
Volkov
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8/12/2010 2:35:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 2:31:47 PM, innomen wrote:
I don't even see it as being all that awkward.

Really? "He suffers from a drunkard" - it seems very awkward wording to me. Like saying "Innomen suffers from a Russian," or "Volkov suffers from an orange."
belle
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8/12/2010 2:39:09 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 2:35:08 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 8/12/2010 2:31:47 PM, innomen wrote:
I don't even see it as being all that awkward.

Really? "He suffers from a drunkard" - it seems very awkward wording to me. Like saying "Innomen suffers from a Russian," or "Volkov suffers from an orange."

it is awkward in the sense of uncommon and strange sounding to the ears of a normal english speaker... but i think its a rather poetic way of phrasing it.
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
innomen
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8/12/2010 2:43:54 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 2:35:08 PM, Volkov wrote:
At 8/12/2010 2:31:47 PM, innomen wrote:
I don't even see it as being all that awkward.

Really? "He suffers from a drunkard" - it seems very awkward wording to me. Like saying "Innomen suffers from a Russian," or "Volkov suffers from an orange."

No it's not, you're being ridiculous. The term drunkard isn't common, but it's fine. I think this is nit picking for someone who's first language isn't English. I give him a lot of credit, and hope my Spanish is so good someday.
Koopin
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8/12/2010 2:50:02 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 1:20:13 PM, Mirza wrote:
I am used to critique and I honestly do not care if people tell something bad about me to insult me. However, in many discussions, people insult my English.

My question is just out of curiosity: Do you think it is to insult me or because it is meant?

To insult.
kfc
Volkov
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8/12/2010 2:50:46 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 8/12/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
No it's not, you're being ridiculous. The term drunkard isn't common, but it's fine. I think this is nit picking for someone who's first language isn't English. I give him a lot of credit, and hope my Spanish is so good someday.

Is it nit-picking? Yes. But it's still a valid point, thank you very much.