DEBITO.ORG NEWSLETTER APRIL 26, 2017
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When a Japanese person trips, it means he had an accident. When a foreigner trips, it means he doesn't know how to walk.
"I'll probably stay on the mountain tonight. Will it be safe?"
"Of course. There might be a little rain… but no problem."
"What if I don't have a reservation, is that a problem?"
...the first selling points are travel and “no experience required”. Well, guess what, Asia? You get what you ask for. Travelers. I doubt more than 5% of the native speakers who go abroad are committed to teaching, in that they have a reasonable amount of experience, and they actually try to get the kids to learn. A rarity. Instead, they (we, rather) focus efforts on the next weekend trip, the next vacation, the walk around their Beijing neighborhood, the exciting chance to learn a language in the country of origin. That’s all well and good for the teachers, but what of the students? If men and women’s passions aren’t in educating these kids, progress will be slow, to say the least.
Whether you like a mosque or don't like a mosque, you don't have to go! There's already another mosque down there within four blocks of the World Trade Center. There's porno places... there's fast food places... I mean it's a vibrant community! It's New York!
Sometimes, things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most — that people are basically good... Doesn't matter if they're true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Robotic Voice Simulator & Foreign Accent Syndrome|
I'd finally unlocked the key to karaoke's heart; it wasn't about showing off, being good or bad. It was an impersonal group activity that allowed emotional expression behind the safeguard of someone else's words. Hidden behind a song familiar to everyone, you could be as personal as you wanted. That was why it was never an issue whether someone sang or not. It wasn't about yes or no, but rather it depended on the mood.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|