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July 26 2018

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tumblr helped me learn english more than school did woah
respektvoll (via bintalghazi.tumblr.com)
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英語を勉強すべきだと信じている英語の信者は、小学校から英語が必修化される、英語を社内公用語にする企業が増えているという情報に踊らされているのである。その情報が正しいのかどうかも検証せずに、無批判で信じ込んでいる。そのような人が今、英語を熱心に勉強している信者だといえる。英語だけを勉強するのは、意味も分からずにお経を覚えるのと変わりはない。
— 成毛眞『日本人の9割に英語はいらない』 (via across the boundaries)

June 20 2015

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April 24 2015

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日本首相に対する韓国と中国の憤慨

To Iran IRIB’s report on historical dispute in East Asian countries titled “indignation of South Korea and China at Japan PM,” a Japanese reader posted the following comment:

This article is not fair.
Why are not described Japan's opinion ?
せめて現在の日本で起こっている中韓への反論も、併載すべきでは?

もっと反論しない日本側の問題でもあるんですけどね。
The Japanese government should rebuttal to the world

韓国については下記サイトをご参照ください。
慰安婦の真実 The Truth about Comfort Women
日本文ダウンロード
http://hassin.org/01/wp-content/uploads/Women.pdf
英文ダウンロード
http://www.sdh-fact.com/CL02_1/130_S4.pdf

日本の朝鮮半島統治について。
about Korean Peninsula governance of Japan.
Japanese rule of the Korean Peninsula
http://nadesiko-action.org/?page_id=3744
http://nadesiko-action.org/?page_id=3401

China and South Korea , Europe and the United States at the time to blame the Japanese , it is an article in which it is in a reference
(中国や韓国、欧米が日本を非難する際に参考とする記事)
http://www.asahi.com/english/inhouse_news/

By the way, Islamic countries ignore Muslims in China ?
http://saveeastturk.org/en/index.php

Learn English more, along with history.

February 03 2015

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goddessolga: If you hate America so much then why are you talking in our language

uoa: bc u guys cant speak any other language

October 09 2014

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“broken english”

from decolonizehistory.tumblr.com (via souada):

when my mother struggles to spell a word in english
I want to break the entire language
into little pieces
so the edges of these letters
will stop cutting her

September 14 2014

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June 25 2014

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April 16 2014

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January 09 2014

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January 08 2014

December 18 2013

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December 13 2013

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We inhabit a deeply imagined world that exists alongside the real physical world. Even the crudest utterance, or the simplest, contains the fundamental poetry by which we live. This mind fabric, woven of images and illusions, shields us. In a sense, or rather, in all senses, it’s a shock absorber. As harsh as life seems to us now, it would feel even worse — hopelessly, irredeemably harsh — if we didn’t veil it, order it, relate familiar things, create mental cushions. One of the most surprising facts about human beings is that we seem to require a poetic version of life. It’s not just that some of us enjoy reading or writing poetically, or that many people wax poetic in emotional situations, but that all human beings of all ages in all cultures all over the world automatically tell their story in a poetic way, using the elemental poetry concealed in everyday language to solve problems, communicate desires and needs, even talk to themselves. When people invent new words, they do so playfully, metaphorically — computers have viruses, one can surf the internet, a naive person is clueless. In time, people forget the etymology or choose to disregard it. We dine at chic restaurants from porcelain dinner plates without realizing that when the smooth, glistening porcelain was invented in France a long time ago, someone with a sense of humor thought it looked as smooth as the vulva of a pig, which is indeed what porcelain means. When we stand by our scruples, we don’t think of our feet, but the word comes from the Latin scrupulus, a tiny stone that was the smallest unit of weight. Thus a scrupulous person is so sensitive he’s irritated by the smallest stone in his shoe. For the most part, we are all unwitting poets.
— Diane Ackerman, from her essay “Language at Play,” In Fact (via Booklover)

November 17 2013

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15 Wonderful Words for Delightful Experiences

from booklover.tumblr.com:

  1. PETRICHOR
    The scent of rain on dry ground.
  2. EYESOME
    Easy on the eyes.
  3. TOOTHSOME
    Delicious.
  4. JUCUNDITY
    Merry enjoyment, delight.
  5. SALUBRIOUS
    Good for the health.
  6. VOLUPTUATE
    To take luxurious pleasure in something.
  7. DULCILOQUENT
    Having a gentle, sweet way of speaking.
  8. SNUGGERY
    A cozy little room.
  9. SUAVILOQUENCE
    Soothing, agreeable speech.
  10. EUPHONY
    The quality of sounding good or pleasing to the ear.
  11. VISCEROTONIC
    Having a comfort-loving, easygoing, social personality.
  12. ADLUBESCENCE
    Pleasure, enjoyment.
  13. OBLECTAMENT
    A source of delight.
  14. PULCHRITUDINOUS
    Beautiful.
  15. PHILOCALIST
    A lover of beautiful things.

August 24 2013

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August 13 2013

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Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (via In-Allah-We-Believe)

July 22 2013

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The term boy is reserved for young males, bellhops, and car attendants, and as a putdown to those males judged inferior. ‘Boy’ connotes immaturity and powerlessness. On the other hand, women of all ages may be called ‘girls’. Grown females ‘play bridge with the girls’ and indulge in ‘girl talk’. They are encouraged to remain childlike, and the implication is that they are basically immature and without power.
— Gender Stereotyping in the English Language, Laurel Richardson (via Booklover)

July 02 2013

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June 21 2013

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May 06 2013

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“Don’t fool yourself.”

from maarnayeri.tumblr.com (May 1 2013):

“Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.”

my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations.

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