User Comments - nimpo
Posted on: Olympic SwimmingJuly 19, 2007, 08:52 AM
Hi, The dialogue suggests that freestyle and crawl are the same, however, in a freestyle event you are allowed to use any style you wish (hence 'free') and front crawl describes the movement of the arms (as though the swimmer were crawling). My question is: does this distinction exist in chinese? Thanks!
Posted on: JaywalkingAugust 04, 2007, 10:56 PM
Nice lesson! Rules one might break because, in your own contry, there is no such rule... Jaywalking is not a crime in the UK and, when abroad, it's often difficult to stop the urge to cross at will. (At least I find it difficult). I read somewhere recently that an eminent history professor was arrested for Jaywalking in the US (Actually there's a newspaper blog article about it here: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/mortarboard/2007/01/post_8.html). Isn't there a proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime -- Lead a man across the road and he gets to the other side, teach a man to cross the road and he can commute by himself for the rest of his life. :-S