These are really weird times to be living in. Overwhelming racism and division is making some normal, kind, non-racist people very awkward.I see no colour only men women and children. that's how it should be. But alas....
These are really weird times to be living in. Overwhelming racism and division is making some normal, kind, non-racist people very awkward.
No one knows what can they say anymore.
There are different races, there are different cultures. We shouldnt deny it. We should just treat everyone the same. I know that this is what you meant when you wrote this, but it reminded me of few stories.
There's a black guy on one of the shifts at work. We were talking and someone mentioned James. He only started back then and I didnt know who he was.
- who's James?
- you know.. the tall fella..
- which one?
- the young one..
- which young one?
- he came the other day to our room..
..we were at it for about 10 minutes. Not one person mention his colour, even tho he is the only black person on that shift.
It was so damn awkward...
And James can see all this awkwardness. Now fortunately - he is sound as a bell and he is taking the piss out of people to make them even more uncomfortable, which at the end is some weird way of getting people to relax.
He was looking for a label printer one day. Came to my mate and asked did he see it.
- yeah, its in the airlock.
- i was looking there. Didnt see it.
- its on the table. In a black box
James eyes got bigger and he said
- you cant say that.....
- say what..?
My mates face just dropped.. he didnt know what to say, until James burst his bollox laughing and said he was just messing with him.
But thats the thing - James is black and its grand. He doesnt need people around him to be on tippy toes. It just makes everything uncomfortable. But there is so much hate and racism in the world these days, that a lot of people dont even know how to act around others in fear that they will offend someone. Which itself, ironically, can end up offending them.
English is not my first language and honestly it baffles me how people who speak it natively can even commit that kind of mistake.I think you're/your and they're/their/there are worse. But the problem with its/it's is that it's lesser known and doesn't get corrected as quickly. All hope is lost. :-(
English is not my first language and honestly it baffles me how people who speak it natively can even commit that kind of mistake.
I already feel like crap when I don't get "in, on or at" exactly right, but the more I learn English, the more I realize that native speakers don't care that much about these little things when talking to each other in the everyday life, and that's something I never learned in any English class: there's place for Casual English and place for Formal English, it's always as if not speaking perfect Formal English to someone asking you information on the street is gonna make the person laugh at you or something lol
Scum like this.... like the article mentions, the youth of today do what they like because they know that little if anything will happen to them. If this was my family member, i would have gone on the warpath!
Scum is too nice a word mate, and yes me nor my kids were ever brought up to behave like that, but if they had dared do anything like that, i would have chucked them in the river myself.Scum describes them nicely. Maybe too easy to be judgemental but you can almost be certain the parents are of similar type.
This is where I live but I swear it wasn't me.Scum like this.... like the article mentions, the youth of today do what they like because they know that little if anything will happen to them. If this was my family member, i would have gone on the warpath!
Anyone that can learn English when we have the likes of Sew, So, Sow, Cow, Bow (and Bow!), Bough, Cough, Sought, Taught, Taut, Tort, Fought, Slough, Draught, Raft, Laugh, Calf and so on has my total respect!
Products being changed under the same Amazon listing.
I bought an external CD/DVD drive to rip PS1 and PS2 games. After realising it doesn't read black-backed PS1 games, I looked at the listing to see if there was any mention of that. The listing was now for an internal drive. All the reviews and product rating remained, but for a totally different product. So you could be purchasing something on the back of false pretences. And that's BEFORE fake reviews.
Interestingly, I looked at this item again so see if it could illustrate the point. And it's returned to the external drive. Weird, and unfair from a consumer point of view.
Plot twist - it was always an external drive, you are slowly being poisoned and it's affecting your brain brain brain brain brain. I only wrote "brain" once.
Well said mate, also in reverse. Stupid people who listen to politicians.Stupid people.
Stupid people on TV.
Stupid people made in to celebrities because they've acted stupid on TV.
Idiot's on twitter.
Politicians who listens to stupid people.
So...stupid people,that pisses me off.
Cheers!Well said mate, also in reverse. Stupid people who listen to politicians.