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So, no experience with "Teaboos" then. Just over-enthusiastic anime LARPers?

We have something like teaboos in my country,but they are generally nostalgic for the days when we used to be a British colony and most of them have visited or been to school in England. Quite a number of people in my country went through this stage as children and most of us either grow out of it or just up and move to England. *shrug*

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Ehh unless your an idiot you should be able to pick up the correct meaning through the context. I mean Latin is entirely built around that.


Well, it's a good thing we all speak Latin, then.

"Unless your[sic] an idiot," huh? What a brazen thing to say. So when's the last time you tried to learn a foreign language?
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So, no experience with "Teaboos" then. Just over-enthusiastic anime LARPers?

We have something like teaboos in my country,but they are generally nostalgic for the days when we used to be a British colony and most of them have visited or been to school in England. Quite a number of people in my country went through this stage as children and most of us either grow out of it or just up and move to England. *shrug*


From my understanding most LARPers know when to stop/know that they are not actually the thing they are roleplaying. I'm not sure if the Naru-tards knew they were pretending.
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staphen wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

Ehh unless your an idiot you should be able to pick up the correct meaning through the context. I mean Latin is entirely built around that.


Well, it's a good thing we all speak Latin, then.

"Unless your[sic] an idiot," huh? What a brazen thing to say. So when's the last time you tried to learn a foreign language?


When I took 4 years of Latin.
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Never met one and hopefully I never will.
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megahobbit wrote:


staphen wrote:


megahobbit wrote:

Ehh unless your an idiot you should be able to pick up the correct meaning through the context. I mean Latin is entirely built around that.


Well, it's a good thing we all speak Latin, then.

"Unless your[sic] an idiot," huh? What a brazen thing to say. So when's the last time you tried to learn a foreign language?


When I took 4 years of Latin.


So at least four years ago. Then it's possible you simply don't remember when you couldn't pick up on contextual cues to understand the nuances of a language you were trying to read.
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So at least four years ago. Then it's possible you simply don't remember when you couldn't pick up on contextual cues to understand the nuances of a language you were trying to read.


Well no. But even before that I remember being an 7th grader and still being able to read Trainspotting were nearly everything is spelled out phonetically. Its really not that hard of a skill.
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Dang! I thought we'd be discussing tea. Rather fond of the stuff. . .
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fuckn crumpets, get me a cup of tea mum
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megahobbit wrote:


staphen wrote:


So at least four years ago. Then it's possible you simply don't remember when you couldn't pick up on contextual cues to understand the nuances of a language you were trying to read.


Well no. But even before that I remember being an 7th grader and still being able to read Trainspotting were nearly everything is spelled out phonetically. Its really not that hard of a skill.


It's pretty widely accepted that people, in general, are able to master a skill after having practiced it for 10,000 hours or approximately 10 years. By seventh grade, the average person ought to have their native language pretty well mastered. Holding everyone on a public forum to the same standard is kind of unreasonable.

But never mind how easy you think it is to recognize homonyms, it's easy enough for people to misunderstand each other even without muddying the language. The refusal to learn the proper usage of homonyms on the basis that others should be able to understand you anyway is just simple negligence.
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fuckn crumpets, get me a cup of tea mum


u wot m8

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maxgale wrote:


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Teaboos. You might not know what it means, but everyone's dealt with them.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=teaboo

You know what I'm talking about. Teenage girls obsessed with Doctor Who and Harry Potter faking British accents on a daily basis. Who wear Harry Potter earrings ----------




Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait. Wait a minute.



If that's what the average teenage cumbucket is like nowadays, why are there so many defeatist posts around here by the younger forumites about how they can't get dates or whatever.


Mmmmmm.....teenage cumbuckets.

Most I met had ridiculously high standards though.




If they watch Doctor Who and wear Harry Potter earrings I doubt it.
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ZENI7H wrote:

fuckn crumpets, get me a cup of tea mum


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bloody hell mate, can't you fuckn read?
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ZENI7H wrote:


stars201 wrote:


ZENI7H wrote:

fuckn crumpets, get me a cup of tea mum


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bloody hell mate, can't you fuckn read?


oi m8 don't h8
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I feel bizarrely honoured that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has its own weeaboo variant. GG GB

Fun fact: the UK has an entirely different accent every 20 miles. Seriously, I bet that I could convince someone who does not understand English that the Geordies, Scousers, Scots, Yorkshiremen and Brummies are all speaking different languages.
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