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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3570 on: March 22, 2021, 08:19:37 PM »
I literally applied 3 days too early :(
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3571 on: March 22, 2021, 08:24:33 PM »
VIAC?

No. And don't expect me to post any of my holdings publicly. Sorry.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3572 on: April 08, 2021, 05:29:54 PM »
When the dollar sign is placed after the amount.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3573 on: April 08, 2021, 05:38:57 PM »
When the dollar sign is placed after the amount.
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3574 on: April 08, 2021, 05:40:18 PM »
¿Spanish
BTW, I think the Spanish way of doing this makes so much more sense. Why do you have to read the whole sentence before knowing if it's a question or an exclamation? Why can't you get that info before you start reading it?

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3575 on: April 08, 2021, 05:55:26 PM »
BTW, I think the Spanish way of doing this makes so much more sense. ¿Why do you have to read the whole sentence before knowing if it's a question or an exclamation? ¿Why can't you get that info before you start reading it?

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3576 on: April 08, 2021, 06:03:01 PM »
BTW, I think the Spanish way of doing this makes so much more sense. Why do you have to read the whole sentence before knowing if it's a question or an exclamation? Why can't you get that info before you start reading it?
English is definitely not an optimal language. But when in Rome...

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3577 on: April 08, 2021, 06:10:01 PM »
English is definitely not an optimal language. But when in Rome...
They speak English in Rome?  :P

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3578 on: April 08, 2021, 08:37:28 PM »
BTW, I think the Spanish way of doing this makes so much more sense. Why do you have to read the whole sentence before knowing if it's a question or an exclamation? Why can't you get that info before you start reading it?
For the same reason that in English all the modifiers are after the noun.
It's much nicer having the noun first. So you know the big black prickly item is a fruit not a monster.

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3579 on: April 08, 2021, 08:50:46 PM »
For the same reason that in English all the modifiers are after the noun.
It's much nicer having the noun first. So you know the big black prickly item is a fruit not a monster.
"It's about to fall, that box!"
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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3580 on: April 08, 2021, 08:56:02 PM »
"It's about to fall, that box!"
That's why Hungarian is a LOT worse:

"I'm always putting my eineklach in the oven, a batch of rugulach."

or even worse...

"Cut me up, and schmear me up, and throw me down the stairs, a piece of bread and butter."

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3581 on: April 08, 2021, 09:08:58 PM »
As long as it's not like French where it's like << so you were saying ? >> I can't believe it !

It's almost like C;) (or perhaps C++)

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Re: Master Thread of Pet Peeves
« Reply #3582 on: April 08, 2021, 11:19:46 PM »
That's why Hungarian is a LOT worse:

"I'm always putting my eineklach in the oven, a batch of rugulach."

or even worse...

"Cut me up, and schmear me up, and throw me down the stairs, a piece of bread and butter."
I'd always assumed that syntax was translated from Yiddish.  I'm glad to learn it's Hungarian.