lucabrasi's past comments

  • -12

    lucabrasi

    Imagine if my next-door neighbour accidentally ran over and killed my daughter. Distraught, he apologises and sets up a memorial fund in her name to encourage safer driving.

    I accept his apology and then proceed to install a life-size portrait of her bloodied corpse opposite his front door. I think that would be pretty pathetically unfriendly behaviour.

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  • 1

    lucabrasi

    @Serrano

    Good question. Probably because the original meaning of "meat" was "food" or "meal"; "food monger" wouldn't have been a very useful clue to what was being sold.

    There was a word "flesh monger", but that referred to pimps....

    Posted in: Bargain-hunting

  • 4

    lucabrasi

    Strangerland

    Can't agree, for once. I attended university in Peru and Brazil, and travelled quite extensively in Ecuador, Chile and Bolivia. In every country "America" was the continent while "Los Estados Unidos" referred to the country. I heard the expression "Nosotros, Americanos," more than once when someone was contrasting Peru with Spain.

    Posted in: Michael Moore 'invades' Europe to teach us all some lessons

  • -1

    lucabrasi

    Right. Imagine if you found a speeding ticket and handed it in.... Yours to pay after six months!

    Posted in: Search on for owner of 2,000 lottery tickets left at Tochigi City Hall

  • -1

    lucabrasi

    Reminds me of Kume to the extent that they could be twins. Peas in a pod....

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  • 1

    lucabrasi

    @Fadamor

    It's a really messed-up system. Stilton cheese, from England can famously only be so-called legally if it's produced in Leicester, Nottingham or Derby. If it's made in Stilton (Cambridge), then it ain't "Stilton".

    Posted in: Premium Kobe beef, Yubari melons get brand protection

  • 5

    lucabrasi

    Gender or race doesn't determine a competent president.

    Certainly true of white males recently. With the exception of Carter, maybe....

    Posted in: Trump warns Clinton to 'BE CAREFUL' in using the woman 'card'

  • 0

    lucabrasi

    Wonder how they got into the country.

    Through Narita, probably. We're not living in Trumpland....

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  • 0

    lucabrasi

    @theeast

    Made-up names always sound vulgar in English

    I know what you mean, but aren't all names made-up? ; ) 

    Posted in: 'Kirakira' names still excite strong passions

  • 1

    lucabrasi

    An ingenious way to avoid actual human interaction.

    It'll be medicine-dispensers, next, in place of flesh-and-blood doctors or nurses.

    Posted in: Japan gears up for foreign visitors with new interactive vending machine

  • 3

    lucabrasi

    In the Constitution portion of the exam, the women had perfect scores on the multiple-choice questions and her answer in the essay was better than those of other examinees and similar to a sample answer Aoyagi had made and circulated to other members tasked with formulating questions or grading answers in the bar exam.

    She's clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed then. The legal profession is better off without her....

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  • 1

    lucabrasi

    Ah, but Jim, it's Villa. I imagine you' d be equally delighted to see Liverpool go down..... ; )

    Posted in: Leicester: The team that feared relegation now tops Premier League

  • 1

    lucabrasi

    People are dying for lack of calories in many parts of the world. "Spoilt rotten" comes to mind....

    Posted in: International students gripe about bad food at Ohio college

  • 3

    lucabrasi

    Oh, Leicester. As a Coventry fan I'm required by football law to despise you, but you're enticing this year.... the icing on the scorpion.

    At least Villa are going down.... ; )

    Posted in: Leicester: The team that feared relegation now tops Premier League

  • 1

    lucabrasi

    @lostrune

    Even as I typed it, that thought occurred to me..... !

    Posted in: 'Kirakira' names still excite strong passions

  • 8

    lucabrasi

    @Yoshimi

    It's an ambassador's job to be a paid mouthpiece. That's what they're for....

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  • 0

    lucabrasi

    Is "lonely" really a problem?

    I can go weeks talking only to my wife, kids or students. I don't feel "bad", as such. Just a little bit aware of my littleness in the universe...,.

    Posted in: Restaurant tells couples to stay away on Christmas Eve so staff won’t feel lonely

  • 6

    lucabrasi

    He reminds me a lot of David Attenborough; old, wise and kind but very upset about the way the world is heading, biologically or politically.

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  • 5

    lucabrasi

    My favourite is "明日", pronounced "ともろ". Clever and funny.

    My parents screwed up royally with my name; it means "God has given us another child", but I was the first-born....

    Posted in: 'Kirakira' names still excite strong passions

  • 1

    lucabrasi

    Sigh... this one again.

    I'm a Hispanicist. I speak fluent Spanish and Portuguese. I've lived in Latin America for a year, attending university in Lima and Rio.

    And I promise you, "Columbia" is a perfectly acceptable spelling in English. " Colombia" is fine, too....

    Posted in: Miss Philippines crowned Miss Universe after host mistakenly names Miss Colombia

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