User Comments - sydcarten
Posted on: 5000 Years of HistoryMay 06, 2011, 03:23 AM
//australia has 70000 years of history//
depends on your definition of history
if we are talking about written records, there's very little before 1770
if we are talking about events themselves, including those unrecorded, then the statement becomes rather meaningless
The world has about 5 billion years of "history"
Life on Earth has about 3.5 billions years of "history"
Posted on: A Visit to the In-lawsDecember 30, 2010, 11:52 PM
I think it's rather mean spirited to criticize someone's English when it is obviously not their first language and they are making their best effort to use it properly.
I'll tell you what I have no patience for, and that is people who are native English speakers and they still mangle the language. If a person only speaks one language and still can't manage to be articulate in it then that is a matter of concern, I should think
Posted on: A Visit to the In-lawsDecember 30, 2010, 11:46 PM
sorry if I seem to be harping on about this
but I've been wondering for quite a while why some people write a romanized chinese that seems to differ from standard pinyin
I see people write Kong, when to me it sounds like Gong
and they write Tang when it sounds like Dang
and they write Pa when it sounds like Ba
what is going on here? am I missing something?
Posted on: This Needs to be Dry CleanedDecember 13, 2010, 12:02 AM
i can still remember my laundromat days.
lugging clothes back and forth was good exercise
and I used to catch up on a lot of reading there, too
Posted on: Talking NumbersJune 07, 2010, 10:36 AM
I never liked Cantonese romanizations that use numbers to indicate tones
it looks messier and more complicated that way.
I'll go with Yale every time