Week 14 Roundup

Tuesday 14 April 2009, 2.06pm HKT

[Roundup for 06 -12 April 2009]

“Sometimes it isn’t the mould as much as the clay …”

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“Truth is, most Hongkongers only want to learn a few words in English or some other foreign language to impress.”

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checklist_full“In my experience, you could become hardwired to go stark raving bonkers just from reading this kind of literarified long sentences we usually see from Hongkongers—what with their painful litany of comma splices, broken parenthetical phrases and strange usages of English words with no known English meanings.”

(Conversation in the office about a current project, 5pm, 08 April 2009)

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“Pictures are hung but people are HANGED. Like you should’ve been one or the other.”

(I finally snapped at a certain someone who kept refusing to use English words English-style.  Si la façon dont le monde est de cette façon, je ne veux pas en faire partie …)

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