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  1. Oh, I remember a video they did where Jun explained how tall he was as a kid. That was rather amusing.
  2. There are a bunch of Japanese language and culture channels on YouTube, and so I thought I'd start a list here. If you know any others, then post them as a comment here. "Japanese for Morons": The channel features a westerner named Victor who lives in Japan and is married to a Japanese woman. http://www.youtube.com/user/japaneseformorons/
  3. While looking at Japanese YouTube channels, I came across this one for Chinese called, "Learn Chinese Now", http://www.youtube.com/user/learnchinesenow. The reason this caught my eye was because it features a white guy who can apparently speak perfect Mandarin (as far as I can tell). Also, here's a video with him on another channel where they demonstrate and discuss the differences between Cantonese and Mandarin.
  4. I use proper English regardless of the circumstances, though I will make some of the substitutions as mentioned above. There are, however, cases where I am able to convey my thoughts "better" by speaking in a less-than-grammatical manner. Sometimes people find my way of speaking-- a tad "intimidating"... I will also try to change the "style" of my language in order to better fit the social context. So I end up with problems similar to this, .
  5. I don't know much about those particular rap bands, but yet, there is "japanese rap", though I think they use the term "hip hop" more. This group "Rip Slyme" is in that genre, I think. I don't know anything more specific than that. RIP SLYME - Super shooter
  6. wow, I did not realize so many people attached a negative stigma to "lol". What about laughter onomatopoeias, like "hah"?
  7. Oh, that actually reminded me of a video I found awhile back. It involves Durarara again, but that's only because someone brought it up. :-p Some Japanese fans reenacted the opening video theme to Durarara, but in real life with cosplay and stuff. Real-life Cosplay version:
  8. Wow, that sounds sort of interesting. I did not realize such a thing existed. I know there are fandubs, but doing it for a song like that seems clever. Do you happen to have any links to them? If that's okay with you.
  9. Hmm, I actually hadn't thought of that one. Though, alternatively, they could have invented the "space". heh :-p
  10. I once knew someone who named their dog, "ROFL". They pronounced it as "Raw-Ful". I should add that this was in a college town and he was another student.
  11. I have two; both of a philosophical nature. Often I see others who scoff at talking about the "philosophical implications" of some scientific theory, as though it is possible to do science without any regard to philosophical thought. Simply put, it is not. This next one is in German, so I also included various "popular" ways it is "translated" into English: Popular Translations: People are far too often willing to tell you their opinion, while prefacing their opinion with an admission that they actually don't know what they are talking about. "I don't know much about X, but I know this..." Ignorance is not a sin, as it is so often treated. Everyone is born into ignorance, but it is how we handle that ignorance that really defines our cognitive character.
  12. Oh? It is not derived from "bug"? Well in any case, its similarity to "buzz off" seemed worth mentioning. *shrugs* Also, "bluer" as in melancholy? Vulgar, yes, melancholic-- I'd have to disagree there.
  13. "Buzz off": To leave immediately. Mainly used in US English. "Bugger off": To leave immediately (only more vulgar and rude). Mainly used in UK English, but is much stronger than the US equivalent.
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