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Old 02-27-2014, 04:42 PM   #21
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Darn straight! Keep it in English people! No weaksauce spainglish or anymore of that binary bs.
No problem. On a lighter note, did you realize that today is International Polar Bear Day?
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:51 PM   #22
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No problem. On a lighter note, did you realize that today is International Polar Bear Day?
Yes, I saw that; I hope everybody kills their limit and tags out on polar bears, preferably in a way very painful for the bears.



edit* http://www.livescience.com/17500-global-warming-driving-polar-bears-cannibalism.html

The only thing that bothers me about polar bear cannibalization, is that at least one will be left over, a reeeeeeally fat one. (boo yahoo for no pics)
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I have seen intentional misspelling to avoid filter recognition. I guess that's out too.
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I would like to say something. For one, I have no problem following the rules. For two, I think the no swearing rule is reasonable.

HOWEVER....

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2. Can we curse in another language like German or Italian?
3. Can we curse in another alphabet. For example, Russian
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2. NO
3. NO
Here's my issue with this. If I type an Arabic word, صديق, probably 90% of the forum population can't read it. For the record, that particular word means "friend." So, it is a perfectly acceptable word. For the record, I don't know Arabic so I don't know precisely how to pronounce it.

However, given that we have been at war with Arabs for about a decade, I would wage enough people deployed to the Middle East that they know some Arabic, hence why I said 90%.

However, let's take a less common language, from a country that we haven't been at war with. Farsi, for example. A lot of you may not even know what country speaks Farsi. Well, its Iran. If I were to write the word دوست, which is the Farsi word for friend, I'm willing to wager that 99.999999% of the forum population cannot read it, without looking it up.

Now, if I were to call Jaeger my دوست , and then in the same sentence say that Jaeger " شگر خورده ", well that wouldn't mean anything to probably anyone on this forum. Even if you looked it up, which I doubt you could, it would mean nothing. Because it is an idiomatic expression in Farsi which doesn't translate accurately to English. But I assure you, its very rude to a Farsi speaker.

I know this, because I know some Persians and they taught me a little.

What I'm getting at, is I could greet someone with سلام, which means "hello" in Farsi, yet few people would understand it. But it could be inferred that it is a swear word, SIMPLY because we don't know what it means.

That being said, the only possible way to know if someone is swearing in a foreign language is if you know that language. Otherwise, who knows if he's swearing or not?

So should I not be allowed to type anything in Farsi, and Jaeger can't type anything in German, because a lot of people don't know what it says and it could be construed as a swear word?


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For the record, Jägermeister -

Может мы проклинаем в другом алфавите, например, по-русски?
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I can't read the squiggly line Arabic but use the Latin letter Arabic and I know a few things I can speak it better than I can read it definitely


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I can't read the squiggly line Arabic but use the Latin letter Arabic and I know a few things I can speak it better than I can read it definitely


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I'm upping my 90% guesstimate to about 94% now. You were one of the chief ones I figured might be able to read some of it.
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lol don't get me wrong i can read a tiny bit of it like my name and "stay back 50 feet or you will be shot" ya know the key ones ,but when its written out using our alphabet I can sound it out and figure out the word meaning easier. All the extra letters they have in the squigglies screws me up you know like "pleghm sound"
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Just for the record, I don't read Farsi, Arabic or Deutsch, but I can read "lay your soul to waste." Yo comprendo!
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Geeze, you guys. . . I have my hands full wrangling English to the mat!!
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