[Techtalk] Ubuntu menu falling apart

Little Girl littlergirl at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 10:33:18 UTC 2010

Hey there,

Kathryn Marks wrote:
> Little Girl wrote:
> > Chris Wilson wrote:

> > > As English is a bastard mix of just about every language on the
> > > planet, I think we should be grateful that it has any rules at
> > > all.

> > True, although it might be better if we'd just officially admit
> > that it's a complete free-for-all. (:

> You should try teaching it as a second language :)
> Now that's fun.

Oh, I can only imagine. (:

My son is learning Japanese, and until recently I was learning it
with him. My dusty old brain couldn't keep up with all the rules that
were required, though, so he's currently continuing and I've happily
given up. I've just never been one for rules. I speak two languages
by ear. I couldn't tell you the rules for either one (other than a
select few like the I before E one that just stays with you).

Since I don't do language by rules, I can't make sense of them -
especially when there are exceptions. I feel sorry for anyone who has
to, and I'll bet the only ones who do are students. An English
speaking person probably doesn't give a thought to any rules when
formulating a reply to this. More likely the words just come
tumbling out all by themselves. (:

> I end up telling my students that English is just weird.

LOL, I'll bet!

Little Girl

There is no spoon.

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