Author Topic: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom  (Read 2011 times)

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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #75 on: September 18, 2020, 09:27:04 am »
Hey!  I may be ugly, and wait... what were talking about?
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #76 on: September 18, 2020, 09:30:41 am »
The stereotype that Americans are grammar Nazis?
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #77 on: September 18, 2020, 09:53:05 am »
There were some Grandma Nazis back in the day. 
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #78 on: September 18, 2020, 10:00:07 am »
Is the second language love?
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #79 on: September 18, 2020, 10:05:12 am »
Oex's response is much better.  University professors should not be condescending pricks. 
they should also have the capacity to transmit information to their students in a way they can comprehend at their level.  they should also have a genuine interest in teaching students at the level they are, not only doing research with a few assistant.

But that does not always happen either.

It's obvious they don't teach grammar or punctuation too.

 :lol:

When you can converse fluently in a second language you might be able to comment on the linguistic shortcomings of another person speaking a second language.  But after reaching that level of sophistication you will likely have realized it would not be appropriate to be so childish. 

In the meantime, keep up the stereotype of the Ugly American.

I know you have trouble with the English language, but that doesn't excuse the fact that you are being an asshole and trying to gig me for something I am not doing.  11B4V does not have English as a second language - it is his first language.  That's why he knew that he was making both a grammar and a punctuation error in his post, which made it deliberately ironic and funny, which induced me to reward his little joke with a :lol:

Maybe if you can take that stick out of your ass you will be better at reading comprehension.  It would certainly make you a less unpleasant poster.

You will note (if you actually looked for evidence) that I do not gig posters for second-language errors and, to the contrary, argue against other posters when they do that.  But seeing that evidence would also require reading comprehension.
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Re: Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom
« Reply #80 on: September 18, 2020, 01:46:37 pm »
Oex's response is much better.  University professors should not be condescending pricks. 
they should also have the capacity to transmit information to their students in a way they can comprehend at their level.  they should also have a genuine interest in teaching students at the level they are, not only doing research with a few assistant.

But that does not always happen either.

It's obvious they don't teach grammar or punctuation too.

 :lol:

When you can converse fluently in a second language you might be able to comment on the linguistic shortcomings of another person speaking a second language.  But after reaching that level of sophistication you will likely have realized it would not be appropriate to be so childish. 

In the meantime, keep up the stereotype of the Ugly American.

You're way to defensive on this. You must be French.
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