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Post time 2006-2-11 15:42:30 |Display all floors
I am telling you folks here two different incidents in the use of English.   Ladies have to watch out when they use English.  When in doubt, consult the dictionary.  When I say dictionary, I mean English only dictionary or online English dictionary (not  金山快译 or the handheld electronic dictionary).

Story One :  AROUSAL
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Two years back, I was posting in a certain forum of a local university.

One lady appreciated my English writing and wrote back:-

...  Thank you Martin for your beautiful writing, and thank you for the arousal. ...

When I read that response, I nearly jumped up from my chair.  What have I written that can make this lady sexually excited.

The problem here is with the word AROUSAL.    Used alone, the English dictionaries tell us specifically that it is nothing but related to sex i.e. sexual arousal.

I checked the 金山快译 software, there was no mention of sex at all.   At that point in time, I wrote a small piece called 都是金山快译惹的祸。


Story Two :   Horrible to the highest degree!
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I accidentally bumped into an application letter (In fact, it was one of my ex-colleague girl in the office.  She actually worked illegally in Hong Kong for two years.  I pray that she will never read this post.)

....  I am step-solid.  I am willing to ^^ ^^. ....

As a Chinese, I have no problem figuring out what she wants to say.  I am sure she doesn't mean to do the F**King.

我是踏实的。我会不顾一切地责备不遵守规律的员工。

We cannot say step-solid as it's not English at all.  However, if that term is introduced into Chinglish like LONG TIME NO SEE.   That's a different story.

When we are talking about things, we may say something along the line:   I will ^^ ^^ those who don't get things done the right way.   However, as a girl, I don't believe any girl will use that word anyhow.

MODERATOR:   I don't know if that 4-letter word is going to cause a problem here.  You are most welcome to replace the two letters in the middle i.e.  F**K.   Hopefully, those reading it will understand it.

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[ Last edited by mdoinit at 2006-2-11 07:25 PM ]

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Post time 2006-2-11 15:50:53 |Display all floors

hahaha, maybe she did mean it...

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Post time 2006-2-11 16:02:04 |Display all floors
What made you think so, ROVI?

Originally posted by rovi297 at 2006-2-11 15:50
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Post time 2006-2-11 16:17:18 |Display all floors

well, anything possible in China...

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Post time 2006-2-11 16:26:37 |Display all floors

Sorry, I was just kidding------being sarcastic

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Post time 2006-2-11 18:17:10 |Display all floors
Another lady just approached me.  I saw her MSN carrying the label  "No pains  no gains."

I told her to change it back to "No pain, no gain!"

She is murdering English in broad day light again!
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Post time 2006-2-11 19:23:28 |Display all floors
Here  I am sure ROVI is referring to Intellectual Intercourse!    Please therefore don't get too excited.

Originally posted by rovi297 at 2006-2-11 18:46
hahaha, they may tell you they want to have "intercourse" with you...
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