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    lucabrasi

    There's way too much reliance on computer translation.

    On a train I use regularly, there's a notice in the toilet which in English would be

    "push button to flush", saying

    "lavation occurs when I press the button."

    Lovely.

    Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?

  • -2

    lucabrasi

    @wanderlust

    At least they recognise what they've done and apologise.

    Back in the UK, politicians seem more concerned that they've been caught out, and are either bewildered or angry when the unwashed masses dare to complain....

    Posted in: 2 more ministers acknowledge political fund improprieties

  • 1

    lucabrasi

    @Soka

    Or even simpler, give every official an official credit card and upload every transaction to a website that can be accessed by anyone.

    Posted in: 2 more ministers acknowledge political fund improprieties

  • 3

    lucabrasi

    "Today is" means "Kyou wa" in Japanese.

    No it doesn't. And until we get that established, there are always going to be similar mistakes.

    My favourite is "The train now stopping at platform 11 is...." It's "standing", not "stopping". Why not ask a native???

    Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?

  • -1

    lucabrasi

    @yabits

    Ha! : )

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

  • 0

    lucabrasi

    @Pukey

    Oops, mixing up my geeks! : )

    Posted in: Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

  • -1

    lucabrasi

    @eatup

    In China, women don't change their names when they marry, so there's no reason to suppose that the grandmother's surname is also Chan.

    All we can tell from this is that Gates's wife's father's name is Chan.

    Posted in: Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

  • 1

    lucabrasi

    It's certainly "right" to remove any clothing. Even a hairy chest can affect the AED's performance, though it'd be a very lucky person who was attended by someone who just happened to have a razor in their pocket.

    Maybe they should include a razor inside the AED case....

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

  • 0

    lucabrasi

    @Strangerland

    world-wide I don't believe population has ever declined.

    From Wikipedia:

    "From 1347 to 1351, the Black Death, a massive and deadly pandemic originating in China, spread along the Silk Road and swept through Asia, Europe and Africa. It may have reduced the world's population from 450 million to between 350 and 375 million."

    I only mention it because of the potentially grave threat from ebola.

    Posted in: Abe's troubles may not end despite resignations of two ministers

  • 2

    lucabrasi

    @Alpha

    why do parents think that they are responsible for a son's stock lossess?

    We humans do all kind of things for each other out of love. It's not always about the balance sheet. : )

    Posted in: 3 members of phone fraud group arrested

  • -1

    lucabrasi

    @AManInJapan

    Why don't they try to focus on something that will actually raise the quality of peoples lives or do they really care?

    Are you serious? Are you new to the capitalist system?

    Posted in: Japan casino plan likely to be delayed again, official says

  • 0

    lucabrasi

    @Strangerland

    I tend to like and thumbs-up your posts, but can't agree this time.

    This chap made his gun and posted himself doing so on the net. Criminals don't tend to publicise their actions.

    Gaoling him achives nothing,

    Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer

  • -1

    lucabrasi

    Seems to me he's guilty merely of performing an act of public service. The legal authorities are now aware of how easy it is to manufacture a firearm.

    Question is, what are they going to do about it? Locking up a clearly harmless guy achieves nothing.

    Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer

  • 28

    lucabrasi

    When I was thirteen I used to pray for guys like this to visit my local park....

    Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park

  • 0

    lucabrasi

    @harvey

    He said, you're on your own, I'm saving myself! The Captain of the Titanic.

    That's absolutely not what the captain of the Titanic said. He was a brave and honourable man, though admittedly panicked as his ship was going down.Don't be dragging good people's name through the mud.

    Posted in: Justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

  • 0

    lucabrasi

    @taiga

    2016

    Posted in: Making a point

  • 1

    lucabrasi

    @Cortes

    Glad the mom died

    Really, really? Because that's a very sad way to be glad, if it's true.

    But it's not really true, is it?

    Posted in: Woman found dead in car; 11-year-old son also found with stab wounds

  • 2

    lucabrasi

    @Reckless

    Oh yes. The funniest book ever written. I lost it a couple of times reading it: coffee out of the nose first time, and a (very slight) bladder problem the second. It's a dangerous document....

    Posted in: From Sanskrit to Schroders

  • 2

    lucabrasi

    Nasty pair.

    I bet they got on very well.

    Posted in: Like me

  • 1

    lucabrasi

    Seems like a decent bloke, but the idea that Sanskrit is the hardest language to learn is just wrong. Try Finnish, not Indo-European and with fifteen cases (Sanskrit has eight), or Lithuanian, which has only seven cases but is crammed with irregularities and exceptions.

    Sanskrit's a doddle in comparison....

    Posted in: From Sanskrit to Schroders

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