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Windows 7: What's your quirk?

01 Sep 2009   #11
wallyinnc

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I knew I could count on you, Antman!

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I loathe litter and will accost anyone I see who should throw trash on the ground in my field of view.
That is no quirk, that's just right

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I say hello to everyone I make eye contact with. If I am reasonably confident of their native tongue, I like greeting them in their language.
Boa Noite e ate' logo!
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01 Sep 2009   #12
Antman

 

That is a tough one. I have not spent enough time in the Portuguese speaking countries of South America to determine by sight if a person might speak Portuguese rather than Spanish. Don't want to get that one wrong.

It would be like saying 早晨好 to someone from Japan. The last man that knocked me down was Japanese. I never saw his foot.
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02 Sep 2009   #13
Kari

 

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It would be like saying 早晨好 to someone from Japan. The last man that knocked me down was Japanese. I never saw his foot.
Question 1: Not knowing Japanese, are you sure you would not be knocked out when saying this?

Question 2: If you are knocked out more often after saying something in the other persons language, shouldn't you first consult a dictionary before saying anything?

Kari
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02 Sep 2009   #14
mickey megabyte

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antman doesn't need to consult a dictionary, he writes them.
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02 Sep 2009   #15
Antman

 

早晨好 is Chinese.
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02 Sep 2009   #16
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

My #1 pet peve is getting what I pay for .. case in point ... I pay extra for a 30Mb line ... I expect to get it ... this morning, I'm not even getting 3Mb... I plan on bending the ear of my ISP ...
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02 Sep 2009   #17
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

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早晨好 is Chinese.
I was told Kanji and traditional chinese ideograms look pretty much the same. As I can only recognize 出口 and 入口, I can't really tell the difference. I only know you should avoid calling someone's mother a horse when trying to say good morning in Chinese. Is that what 早晨好 means in Japanese? Or he just got ofended by Ni Hao instead of Ohayou gozaimasu?
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02 Sep 2009   #18
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

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That is a tough one. I have not spent enough time in the Portuguese speaking countries of South America to determine by sight if a person might speak Portuguese rather than Spanish. Don't want to get that one wrong.
It is really not possible. The Brazilian population being a mixture of White European, Black African and Native South Americans, you can imagine you can find pretty much all looks. I used to be thought to be Dutch when I was there (until I opened my mouth). I have Brazilian friends you would swear they come from India.

We are anyway pretty used to people not knowing we speak Portuguese and not Spanish, since everybody else South of Texas does. But a Brazilian will answer "bom dia" if you say "buenos dias"...
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02 Sep 2009   #19
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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My #1 pet peve is getting what I pay for .. case in point ... I pay extra for a 30Mb line ... I expect to get it ... this morning, I'm not even getting 3Mb... I plan on bending the ear of my ISP ...
I guess the old addage about the squeaky wheel works... they sent a tech out and replaced the modem, gave me some free credit, and all is good...
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02 Sep 2009   #20
Antman

 

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...Or he just got ofended by Ni Hao instead of Ohayou gozaimasu?
He was offended because I was "seeing" his girlfriend.
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