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Do I really need ESL?

By Scorpion Sting, published on May 15, 2013

Do I really need English as a second language? That is a question I had to ask myself shortly before I left work today. Why? Well, right before I was to go home for the day I got an e-mail from our Human Resources Department. It actually wasn't just sent to me, it was sent companywide. I wasn't sure if I should be offended or flattered to be honest. I had to read the entire thing twice to fully gather what was being said. Where it all pisses me off quite a bit is because, out of my own pocket, I took courses in both Spanish and Portuguese, both to help me be able to communicate both verbally... (more)

Tags: language, second, english, esl

The Things People Say

By Scorpion Sting, published on Apr 5, 2013

The things people say right in front of you are sometimes very disturbing, Especially when what is being said is in another language that you don't understand. For years my wife and now 17 y/o daughter have been coming home telling me they just know the Asian women working at the nail salon are talking about them in a negative way. To be honest, I have always just blown it off. It has been my experience that most women always think someone is whispering something about them. I have seen this my whole life with family, friends, spouses, daughters, co-workers, and yes, even with the strippers... (more)

Tags: japan, korea, philippines, words, slang, language, foreign, nails, tongue, manicure, pedicure, salon

Please, Thank you, You're Welcome

By evidentlyblog, published on Oct 29, 2011

The foibles of parents can create blind spots for kids and even as a parent when you want to provide broad, correct and useful guidance--sometimes you can't get out of your own way to see that you are biased. Case in point: niceties.

Please, Thank you, You're Welcome. Are they necessary to get you what you want in life? Yes. Are they what civilized, enlightened people say to one another? Yes. Do they expend extra energy & time to say and sometimes smack of formality and expose weakness? Yes. Back in college, when I was learning to direct television programs and television news... (more)

Tags: manners, language, thank you, please, you're welcome, nicety bootcamp

Real Dishes Break

By nothingprofound, published on May 2, 2011

-Some lives, like some remarks, only make sense out of context.

-Words make known. But we live in the unknown.

-Tell the truth. It's more disturbing than telling lies.

-Rain is the picnic when it rains.

-Press your lips to the fountain and drink life in.

-Death is. That's its only excuse.

-Priceless things are things you put no price on.

-Real dishes break. That's how you know they're real.

-Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they'll be pleasantly surprised.

-If you paint a black picture, the picture will be black.

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Tags: poetry, philosophy, language, aphorisms

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