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Postby anneteoh » Mon, 07 Sep 2009 4:51 pm

What do you say to 'oldhands' newcomer, a true expat. What does 'pat' stand for, by the way.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Sep 2009 5:54 pm

If you are an oldhands 'expat' then you would already know what the 'pat' stands for. Anyway, Google is your friend..... :wink:

But just in case you went throughout your career blindly, expat stands for "Expatriate" which mean living and/or working away from your country of origin/citizenship. :-|

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Postby anneteoh » Mon, 07 Sep 2009 11:15 pm

Of course, a career was an adventure for me; materialism was hardly my muse before. Come to think of it... I could have benefitted from some information; but then that's nothing like knowledge ( which cannot be passed on, can it?) I was thinking of patricians rather than expatriate - the word has such a colonial nuance. You're quick to grasp, and my situation, as always, is rather contradictory. I am a post-empire grown up though. So now, I think Expats in Singapore are in a new world - perhaps a fusion world that I hope is round and not serrated.
I woder what everyone thinks of the stance for Singlish -it's not Chinglish -Chinese speakers have a huge repertoire of Sino-English but Singlish is just the way some Singaporeans prefer their English. Well...if you work in a school, you'll know what I mean.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 12:21 am

Which kind of suprises me. If you worked in a school, then surely you have enough common sense to look up the meaning of the word Expat. It can be found in any collegiate or secondary school dictionary. Who's pulling who's leg here.

Glad you didn't teach my kids! :o

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 8:00 am

anneteoh wrote: - the word has such a colonial nuance.


Not at all. It comes from the Latin word expatriat-, past participle stem of expatriare, literally “to leave your native country".

Perhaps you could discuss this with Bafana who has a certain problem with coming to terms with the 'past', colonialism in particular.
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Postby anneteoh » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 3:19 pm

It surely takes a certain grade of mind to write the last reponse . That will never work in communications . So quick to judge and draw conclusions. No, if Mozart were as materialistic, we'd never have his music. Expatriate is not even a difficult word - it happened that I chose to create some reponses to a goony question - and at that time, I was thnking about 'patrician.' In fact, if given an alternative, i rather like to be an ex-patrician. So you can see the divide, satisfied?
There're all kinds of teachers and learners and I wouldn't advocate narrow-mindedness and quarrelsome as good tools for learning or teaching. Anyone who is quick to judge need not bother to communicate their self- centered interests. No serrated replies please. Let's see what quality you have instead - that are truly creative.
As someone said, 'enuff.' This, being the first time I'm communicating in a forum on a website - I hope will be a quality one at least in some ways, rather than a dated and stupid one. Especially when the name's hidden so let's not pollute space as well. Ha ha.

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Postby anneteoh » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 3:28 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
anneteoh wrote: - the word has such a colonial nuance.


Not at all. It comes from the Latin word expatriat-, past participle stem of expatriare, literally “to leave your native country".

Perhaps you could discuss this with Bafana who has a certain problem with coming to terms with the 'past', colonialism in particular.


Yeah, this is more like it. I hope this is the right way to make a reply to the above reponse. To follow the gist of your definition, then I guess, we're all rather ancient Africans, except that I'm more Cro-magnon than Neanderthal...but that's too far back without scientific gadgets to verify.

I'll check out Bafana. Ta.

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Postby anneteoh » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 4:47 pm

My reply was lost several times but some teachers have the patience of Confucius. The spelling in your second 'who's' should be corrected to 'whose' - a possessive case rather than an imperative. You should at least trust that teachers are either qualified or non-qualified before you make a personal judgement. There is such a thing as civilisation where there are examing boards that decide one's qualifications to be or not to be this or that... even though it's only paper work and truly, one's intelligence can be tested in many, many different ways...however...there's such a thing as 'standard, if you go for it.

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Postby Nath21 » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 6:24 pm

The way you expressed yourself in the last post hurts my brain when I read. Its like you have learned the English language purely from a text book and then added weird thoughts and strange comprehension such as...between..words. In the end I can only slightly understand what you are saying.

So I will add you own words to close off my sentence as they make about as much sense to any closing statement.
"however...there's such a thing as 'standard, if you go for it."

Did you work on my tenancy agreement by chance? :P

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Postby anneteoh » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 6:39 pm

Say Nath 21, I'm sorry. The ellipsis are in place for anyone to fill in with whatever they think falls in line in that premise. Textbooks are rather limited, aren't they? I'm sorry, I rather like ..., especially for speaking, which is what the forum's all about...not boring grammatical structures. I like to think more in line with poetry.
Well, it doesn't really matter. Take it easy.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 9:15 pm

anneteoh wrote:I woder what everyone thinks of the stance for Singlish -it's not Chinglish -Chinese speakers have a huge repertoire of Sino-English but Singlish is just the way some Singaporeans prefer their English. Well...if you work in a school, you'll know what I mean.


anneteoh wrote:My reply was lost several times but some teachers have the patience of Confucius. The spelling in your second 'who's' should be corrected to 'whose' - a possessive case rather than an imperative. You should at least trust that teachers are either qualified or non-qualified before you make a personal judgement.


Regarding the misspelling of my "whose", methinks you have been hoist by your own petard. What is a woder? If you want to be a spelling/grammar Nazi, by all means do so, but please, sweep off your own back porch first. Okay?

Oh, if you want to bring it out here on the open board, please feel free do so. I don't particularly like getting PM's stridently condemning me and then have the originator of the PM come back at me for replying via PM instead of out here on the forum. You want to play that way, it's find by me. I'll play until I get bored with your peculiar type of ego trip, And, when that happens, like all the other trolls, I'll just ignore you and if the other's want to continue to play with you? They will, at least until, they also get bored. Then we will all just ignore you.

Are you sure you are not related to ceej1979?

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 9:59 pm

anneteoh wrote:My reply was lost several times but some teachers have the patience of Confucius. The spelling in your second 'who's' should be corrected to 'whose'


That shows just how ignorant you are; this was the statement you were referring to:

Who's pulling who's leg here.


A more formal way of spelling would be who is, the apostrophe denotes the omission of a letter therefore the sentence is correct.

You wouldn't happen to be ceej1979 would you? :roll:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 10:11 pm

Actually, Plavt, she was correct as she was referring to my second 'who's', not the first. But as all here know, I, like V., have a habit of typing the wrong word spelling or dropping or transposing letters when in a hurry and not proofreading.

She decided to come on like a spelling/grammar Nazi in a PM and I pretty much told her off so she was threatening to "have the moderators post it in open forum" as if we had access to the PM's of others! But you've seen her kind before. So have I.

I do think the poster is related to ceej1979 though.

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 10:53 pm

I see, my error is I often miss words out and make a few typos too. Maybe I will be chastised for that too. 8-[

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Postby Nath21 » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 11:02 am

As you like poetry and spelling I found this amusing dity for you annetoch.

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequertolled me sew.

Dont take things too seriously this is in the chat/joke/rubbish forum section.


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