Updates to the About me page (and a little remark thereof)

Monday 3 January 2011, 3.18am HKT


Updated the About me page.

New stuff in purple — minor.

Last update had been in 13 December 2008, so not much happened since then.

Leave comments/complaints in the About me itself or in the Guestbook.

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By the by, list of people and personages who apparently like and don’t like my About me page.

Those who don’t like it (and probably nothing else in this blog):

  • Miaow-miaow” somewhere in China (who at least had the gumption to say so)
  • Most schoolteachers I am acquainted with in Hong Kong
  • Most of the schoolteachers whom I don’t know in Hong Kong
  • Most people who are clearly grammar nazis
  • Most academics who work in sociology, linguistics and the English language
  • Most of the people who consider motorcars are better than motorcycles
  • Most of the people who consider motorcycles are better
  • D.W., who, despite high education, couldn’t even write anything
  • Hong Kong civil servants (all of them): “… but this is not a CV!” (Groan)
  • Insurance agents (worldwide!)
  • Bankers (now ex-bankers) at now-defunct Lehman Brothers
  • Practising lawyers: solicitors, barristers, attorneys, etc, worldwide *

Those who liked it (and told me so):

  • Fabulous people
  • My blog subscribers (150+ so far!)
  • Non-practising lawyers worldwide *
  • People who are tolerant and knowledgeable about their use of language
  • People who can’t read or write English but know a good thing when they see one

* Just so you know, in jurisdictions where the legal profession is a split one (i.e. into solicitors and barristers), you can’t strictly call yourself a solicitor or barrister when you’re not practising law. You’re just a ‘lawyer’ until you practise — in which case you practice either as a solicitor or as a barrister. Don’t ask a non-practising lawyer if he/she is a solicitor or barrister. You’re just embarrassing yourself in the process. So there.

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2011. Updated 09 August 2011.

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