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[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

A Short History:

When I first made the "Anything Is Possible" bottle, I honestly had no idea how well it would be received. I wanted to make a piece of art that would inspire people every time they looked at it, something that was three-dimensional and that could be placed on a desk, shelf, or table and bring wonder into people's home or office.

Not being a classically trained artist, however, I focused on what I know and love - the art of magic. But the Anything Is Possible bottle isn't a magic trick. I came up with the solution, that I still have kept completely secret to this day, after years of hard work. The deck of cards has gone in through the hole at the top of the milk bottle, the bottle hasn't been altered in any way; but it wasn't placed there by magic. It was set inside with patience, tenacity, and with a deep love for art. I like to think of it as the one secret left in magic that isn't for sale. I hope that it represents the wonder that we've all felt at some time in our lives.

https://www.sendwonder.com/products/the-anything-is-possible-bottle

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[–]beermeem 1 insightful - 4 fun1 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

I love the house boats of Amsterdam. And... that's only one house boat.

This woman is adding litter to the streets of Manchester, UK, to make it look more like New York, for filming by Chipit in pics

[–]the-ham-bummer 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's CuLtUraL aPpRoPrIaTiOn!1!1111

This woman is adding litter to the streets of Manchester, UK, to make it look more like New York, for filming by Chipit in pics

[–]beermeem 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The production team paid the city to rent out part of it for shooting. Fairly certain the city would have cleaned it for them first.

I’ve been to London, Paris, New York, multiple times and have never noticed much difference. New York in particular has done a lot to “clean up” it’s (apparently still held) image.

This woman is adding litter to the streets of Manchester, UK, to make it look more like New York, for filming by Chipit in pics

[–]Chipit[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's not a purpose-built movie set. It's the streets of Manchester.

Most cities in the world aren't full of trash. In first world countries, anyway.

This woman is adding litter to the streets of Manchester, UK, to make it look more like New York, for filming by Chipit in pics

[–]beermeem 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

To make it look more like what people think NYC looks like.

It’s a movie set. Of course there was no trash on it.

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[–]la_cues 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A beaut of a city!

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[–]anonrandom 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

when i was growing up in the 70s i seen these women and it made me look forward to getting older flash forward to 97 and the women were burned out and never actually recovered the glamour of the 50-80s. most of us were born at the start of a pussy recession that peaked in our prime

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That is amazing. The subtilty of the ears.

Bonus respect if it's tires all the way through.

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[–]AbeFroman 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I wonder if he has a spare tire in his trunk.

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[–]a_man_a_plan_pancake 5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

That elephant is tired

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[–]black_hole_son 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Conman, whore, pedo, pedo, human sex trafficker.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Creepy.

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[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Correct! Buy yourself a cigar!

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[–]macadoum 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Freemasons signs.

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[–]Racist 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Weird pussy

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[–]Racist[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

no he is barak obama or black monkey

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[–]Tiwaking 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

this guy should be a President of USA by Racist in pics

[–]macadoum 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Haha, black homer simpson.

Ballinastoe Woods in Ireland by EndlessSunflowers in pics

[–]SierraKiloBravo 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Beautiful, makes me want to go on a quest

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[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Oh yeah. It was a bitch to change.

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[–]Tiwaking 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This place had downvotes??

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[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What did you name it?

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I was joking.

But I have an open mind, if for nothing else, to see the best of opposing views.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Do you think it's flat?

I don't. However, I've seen quite a few interesting things recently.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The Earth is flat. You're referring to the curvature of the lens.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Is the ISS high enough from the Earths surface to observe that degree of global curvature???

Uh oh... ;-)

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No, because the new millennium ended in 1999.

It's 2019, so it's consistent.

/u/x0x7

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[–]Popper 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

in january it was a super blood wolf moon. I member freezing outside to see it, moon looked like it was bleeding

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[–]x0x7[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah. I messed up. But this is good news! We still have more moons!

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[–]yetanotherone_sigh 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Farewell, 2010s. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

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[–]beermeem 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Doesn't the new decade begin with the '01 technically?

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nice! I decided to check the date and I noticed that there are a bunch of crazy names given to full moons.

https://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html

Tonight's full moon: Cold Moon!

Full moons in 2019 This is when full moons will occur in 2019, according to NASA:

Date Name U.S. Eastern Time UTC
Jan. 21 Wolf Moon 12:16 a.m. 4:16
Feb. 19 Snow Moon 10:53 a.m. 15:53
Mar. 20 Worm Moon 9:43 p.m. 1:43
Apr. 19 Pink Moon 7:12 a.m. 11:12
May 18 Flower Moon 5:11 a.m. 21:11
Jun. 17 Strawberry Moon4:31 a.m. 8:31
Jul. 16 Buck Moon 5:38 p.m. 21:38
Aug. 15 Sturgeon Moon 8:29 a.m. 12:29
Sep. 14 Harvest Moon 12:33 a.m. 4:33
Oct. 13 Hunter's Moon 5:08 p.m. 21:08
Nov. 12 Beaver Moon 8:34 a.m. 13:34
Dec. 12 Cold Moon 12:12 a.m. 5:12

I wish i had known about the Beaver moon... I'm into that...

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[–]Tiwaking 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Japan and Mandarin had a cultural exchange during the Tang dynasty. 600 years of non-communication and a whole bunch of mistakes has created the Kanji system which is basically Chinese, but with some changes.

Thankfully, Japan reduced the number of Kanji required to 2,136 characters in 2010. The total number of Chinese Characters used in Japan is more than 600,000.

Internet K-Hole 13 (scanned photos from the 70s, 80s, and 90s) by SierraKiloBravo in pics

[–]SierraKiloBravo[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I love these pics and things like these too! I haven't found another site that is specific to scans like this, but Tumblr in general is a good source of old stuff like this.

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[–]Drewski 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

These are super cool, really takes you to a different time. Do you know of any other sites like this?

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[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Okay Google", "Alexa" or "Siri"

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[–]SkrrrahhPapPapKakaKa 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Laura

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[–]Jesus-Christ 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Bungus Scrungus.

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[–]useless_aether 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

+1!

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[–]dark_devil_dd 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Mr.Snuggels

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[–]Vigte 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Truman - meaning "loyal one"... I assume it's a boy? Lyall is the female version of it (also means wolf, sweet).

What a good looking dog, I hope you two are best friends for life.

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[–]DffrntDrmmr 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Cuttie

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[–]black_hole_son 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Dog McDogface

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[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Seal

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[–]SierraKiloBravo 5 insightful - 5 fun5 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Anderson Pooper

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Wife says rooster.

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Wally

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[–]Tiwaking 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Sherlock Bones

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[–]critias 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Most of the people who speak ESL don't actually know much about English and can't construct a sentence and have no grammar or spelling whatsoever. Spoken/written I can barely understand them. I wouldn't call that knowing a second language

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[–]BillionDollarEgg3 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This graph to me says its just another one of those shitty things that goes viral on reddit and the people who made this graphic they do not really know or speak the langauges. Japanese is very easy to speak, there is also so much material out there from movies to tv documentary, from chats, to Japan tv shows. It would be easy to speak Japanese in a neutral way but to sound like a native and use honorifics, how to talk down to others, talk up to others, when to address people by their title and again you have regional dialects, the Osaka-Ben OOookini comapred to the typical arigato from a store keeper in Tokyo.

I would find Chinese a little more difficult to Japanese speaking, the dialects in China feel and sound and structure totally different to each other, Mandarin, Wu (Shanghainese), Gan, Xiang, Min, Hakka, and Yue and not to mention the overseas diaspora and ex-Pats and the fact Cantonese from Guangzhou (Canton) seems like a totally seperate langauge and sounds more like maybe Thai or Vietnamese, simplified Chinese might be the easier to read but Japanese with its 4 alpabets would be close to the level of reading and writing difficulty, Cantonese seems far more complex as a langauge to write using the old style of Hanzi or kanji. Arabic to me is disgusting, i HATE the sound of it the moaning, hacking, groan, cough hack noises, i guess me regional variations are less worse than others, I would also HATE islam I read some of that Koran or Quran and seen the founder of that shit religion was something like a cross between pedo Epstein and the terrorist bin Laden, maybe its just psychoacoustics why some person just hates say the tones inside a trumpet or a banjo or some instrument and they can't explain why they don't like the instrument. I don't really have anything against the people, Arab atheist are fine, or ex muslims who coverted to another religion but I have little time for the langauge or culture, it would be almost impossible for me to learn Arabic simple reason for me because it tells me its a language of decacy and death, it was once a garden of learning and open ideas and I hate what the region has become over time, I hate Arabic it disgusts me and I can never learn it.

European languages are probably easy once you start another because they will have some Nordic roots or Salvic Balkan or common Latin root which will help one go into another language to learn, i guess the trick here is not to mix them up and again local dialects with each European language.

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[–]useless_aether 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

what's more interesting is that the rockefellers were setting up themselves well in advance. https://rockfound.rockarch.org/china

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[–]useless_aether 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Syntax error.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How many and from what source?

More than +40 million?

Does the death to population ratio factor into atrocity ranking?

Should it? I doubt that Russia has a comparable total population.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

STOP SPEAKING GERMAN YOU FUCKING NAZI!"

That is hilarious on many levels. 🤣

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[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Haha

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[–]Mnemonic 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Grammar and spelling are two different things and it's mostly (if not always) spelling that is affected by typos. An error like 'gooder' is a grammar error but is most certainly not the result from a typo but a mis- or non-understanding of grammar rules.

As English isn't my first language it mostly helps when people point out errors, because sometimes it really messes up the meaning of a sentence. Only when it's used as a argument against [whatever I wrote] I pity the situation for stooping to that level.

Now there are also the phonetic error, as I call them: the There/their you're/your etc. Especially when typing in English it just happens because of muscle memory I guess; "you're and there" are mostly used by me so "their and your" are the two I might just reflex wrong. I also brain-fart sometimes on words like actually: I start typing ex- and then my mind goes blank until I remember what it actually is.

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[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's cool how many mandarin and cantonese speakers can read a bit of japanese just because of the shared character history

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[–]Jesus-Christ 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Capitaliz- what? STOP SPEAKING GERMAN YOU FUCKING NAZI!"

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[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I know, I try to think of it like putting emphasis on the right syllable in English. If you emphasize the wrong syllable it sounds so very wrong. But this hasn't really "clicked" yet for me in a deep way. I think I just need more practice.

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[–]Chipit[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It helps a lot if you don't think of them as separate "tones" but rather completely different phonemes. That's how Chinese think of it, they would never confuse a second tone word with a fourth tone one.

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[–]basedaf1 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also, where is this magical language learning world you speak of? What is the mother tongue there?

The language learning world is simply a reference to any place language learners unite and discuss language learning. We often marvel at each other's highly different grammatical structures, or exchange cool phrases that simplify complex thoughts. The language we speak to each other is of course English. In most countries every educated person speaks English very well. In my country in order to get into college you need to have higher levels of English than her's. It's actually really not uncommon to mock another person's abilities, but it's on the sole condition they get too high and mighty about their own limits. In my case I can certainly take a college level course in English, which is exactly where every language learner stops spending time learning, unless of course they have a higher need. For example politician's may want to sound like an above average educated English speaker. In u/snow 's case she of course is no where near completing a class in college, the reason I have gracefully offered to help her learn more is because she wants to study incels. Unfortunately she believe's she's in a position to give opinions on our language speaking abilities (she doesn't understand celibacy can be voluntary, and thinks involuntarily black sounds just as dumb even though it's redundant.) She is in a great position to just ask questions, there are new mods who might unban her conditionally, the old one's were nazis. She just isn't ready to give any opinions just yet.

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[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I agree about the Classical Chinese, it's not important really. But I'd say the idioms are important to fluency in modern Chinese. But it depends on how many idioms you include... there are a lot that are completely unused in the mainstream for hundreds of years. They collect their chengyu like pokemon cards

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[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

For fun, I started studying it after I lived there for a while. I'm also learning traditional and simplified simultaneously, which doesn't make things any easier.

But the dirty little secret is that most Chinese people aren't that good at Chinese. A lot of them suck at it, frankly.

Heh that's funny, I could believe it. And I agree I can get to a passable level, but sounding educated and articulate in Chinese is another decade of work. I have trouble remembering the tones too. I can pronounce them fine, but I have trouble retaining them despite my best efforts, unlike the written characters which I can remember fairly easily. So I can actually read Chinese a lot easier than listen to it, which I guess is opposite from normal for most Chinese learners.

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[–]Chipit[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, John Pasden used to be the man, back in the blog era. But nobody goes for Classical Chinese except bonafide scholars. And the idioms are greatly overrated. It's just something that certain learners focus on for their "bling" value. They just want to look clever, which you already get plenty of being able to put two words together in Chinese.

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[–]Chipit[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, really? Hah! Didn't know you were into Chinese. For work, or personal enrichment?

Try the Chinese Grammar Wiki, it's tremendously helpful. https://resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar Chinese grammar does get more difficult at the end, when you have to sound like an educated person. But the dirty little secret is that most Chinese people aren't that good at Chinese. A lot of them suck at it, frankly. That's what happens when most of your population didn't make it past 9th grade.

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[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

yes, because more people were killed by mao

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

He also forgot to capitalize the first letter, of the first sentence.

I guess we're Nazi Nazis.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Do you think Mao was worse than the Holodomors?

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[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think it's actually the opposite. I know about 1200 Chinese characters. The thing with Japanese is that the grammar is very formulaic so once you master that you're good. But Chinese has a random patchwork quilt of grammar that isn't as logical or consistent as Japanese, and that's the real hard part imo.

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[–]useless_aether 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

stalin was worse than hitler, but mao was the worst of all

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[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Its well known in the language learning world. In either case outside of English speaking countries its often seen as

Since this is a Grammar Nazi thread, and you are the self-appointed lead Grammar Nazi, I'm going to politely point out that in the above quote both "its" should read "it's", the contraction for "it is."

Also, where is this magical language learning world you speak of? What is the mother tongue there?

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's finally been discovered! And by accident?! What luck!

Of course, the grammar is terrible. Nazis....

That reminds me of one of my favorite Nazi jokes...

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[–]basedaf1 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

thank you, thank you. If you like helping people who speak English as a second language learn the language, come check out s/teachsnowenglish

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[–]Chipit[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Once you handwave away the characters (that's a big handwave!) Chinese isn't actually that difficult. It's SVO and most characters have a single pronunciation. Japanese grammar is devilishly difficult and every character may have 5 pronunciations. However there are only 2000 characters in Japanese and 10,000 in Chinese.

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[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No, why? Those people are deplorable and deserve no sympathy. They will happily destroy valuable things. They are uncivilized.

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[–]cumguzzler 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Douchy meme points out other douchy behaviour

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[–]basedaf1 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

well they didn't invent that joke. Its well known in the language learning world. In either case outside of English speaking countries its often seen as embarrassing to not know English past a certain age, or at least it is in my country.

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[–]basedaf1 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

are you trying to imply I don't know a foreign language? If so false.

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[–]Timmy 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Know your lan gauges people!

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[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If programming languages counted then I'd know around 9 languages haha. I'm not sure they should count

Even all my programming languages combined is still less memorized content than becoming fluent in only Chinese from English, imo

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[–]Tiwaking 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Programming languages count. As do conlangs.

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[–]useless_aether 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

this must be the grammar nazi banner! who knew it existed

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[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

all hail our bester spracher schwester!

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[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I certainly hope you're being sarcastic :/

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[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting they ranked Japan the highest. I've seen similar rankings by the military, and they consistently rate Russian, Arabic, and Chinese at the very top. (coming from English, same as the infographic)

Japanese has a partial-phonetic alphabet, so that makes things easier than Chinese. Maybe it's that Japanese has more of a consistent subtlety to it to sound like a native speaker, which can be hard to master. I've heard that for foreigners this small level of intonation and inflection can be almost impossible to master, even after a decade of immersion.

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[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting color scheme.

Is that "G" supposed to be a swastika?

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[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Keep important artifacts out of the hands of deplorables. Put them in reach of intellectuals who can make use of them. I certainly hope you're not anti-intellectual.

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[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

When I lived abroad, I would sometimes joke there are 3 kinds of people: Trilinguals, Bilinguals, and Americans

It's truly amazing how many people around the world know more than one language, I am bit envious at times.

Do programming languages count? /s

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[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Our featured hues today: Loden. Brandywine. Mummy.

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[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm not sure what part of African grave-robbing and dusty rooms piled with things no one will ever look at sounds scholarly. I understand your point, but there has been a lot of shady activity under the guise of "scholarship." I agree that in some cases important artifacts are safer outside of their place of origin. Does that justify stealing though? It's a grey area sometimes for sure. And also, asking, even for decades, isn't always getting: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-britain-marbles/greece-proposes-parthenon-marbles-swap-says-still-wants-their-permanent-return-idUSKCN1VO1AZ

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[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

¡Por supuesto que sí!

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[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You mean where these relics could be studied by intelligent scholars? Some ISIS would just destroy these things anyway. In our countries they can be kept safe. Give them back, why? What are they going to do with them? Are they even asking for them?

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[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Erm, I think "civilization" robbed their graves and is hoarding them in a dusty back room along with all the other spoils from their culture.