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I want patience and I want it now.

Also, I find that nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Laziness is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

正宗で大根を切る。

言い出しっぺ。

Some of the smartest things people have ever said:

No language makes perfect sense. — John McWhorter

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. — Carl Jung

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. — George Santayana

Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. — Savielly Tartakower

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision — Bertrand Russell

Every good thing that happens in your life is a gift. — Yours Truly


Sep
2
comment Is it possible to tell whether a word is kanji or hiragana without reading it?
Working the other way, though, you might not know whether 只今 would be read as しこん or ただいま if the context were not clear. Granted, this one is pretty easy to distinguish, but there are others that are not so clear. That said, +1. ^_^
Aug
23
accepted ご無沙汰いたしました — OK for electronic communications?
Aug
19
asked ご無沙汰いたしました — OK for electronic communications?
Aug
4
comment “You don't have to be so polite.” Really?
Thanks. And speaking as a musician myself, I wish I could give you an extra upvote for the music analogy.
Aug
4
comment “You don't have to be so polite.” Really?
Thanks and +1. This is also good advice, and much of it has crossed my mind in an inchoate state from time to time, but it is good to hear someone else articulate it so well.
Aug
4
accepted “You don't have to be so polite.” Really?
Aug
4
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
3
revised “You don't have to be so polite.” Really?
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Aug
3
comment “You don't have to be so polite.” Really?
@Derek: At a lunch after a business meeting. I was using standard TV keigo: -desu, -masu, plus o- and go- where appropriate, plus a bit of nasaimasu and itashimasu to senior people.
Aug
3
revised “You don't have to be so polite.” Really?
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Aug
3
asked “You don't have to be so polite.” Really?
Jun
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
comment How rude is it to say 寝ぼけてるんじゃねぇよ!
@Pacerier: Sometimes people speak really fast and that's what it sounds like. Possibly I'm mishearing 寝ぼけんじゃねぇよ! and it's not really a contraction of the longer expression, but I feel fairly sure this is at least a pretty good guess. When people speak quickly they can be hard to understand, especially if they're eating. In American English we say things like "Wutchagunnado?" ("What are you going to do?"), and that kind of utterance has to be incredibly difficult for a non-native speaker to parse.
Jun
8
comment How to say “Hey hurry up! you'll be late!”?
ぞ is pretty rough.
Jun
8
awarded  Scholar
Jun
8
accepted How rude is it to say 寝ぼけてるんじゃねぇよ!
Jun
7
awarded  Beta
Jun
3
comment What does 思いっきりどうぞ mean?
+1: And thanks, I was trying to construe this as a slangy variation of 思いつく and getting nowhere.
Jun
2
answered Can somebody explain the various words and combinations thereof used for thanking?
Jun
2
comment Where does なう on Twitter come from?
The oddest thing I find about it is that it's rendered in hiragana rather than katakana.