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FirebrandRoaring  ·  709 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: In The Game: The Game, It's You Vs. Pick-Up Artists

    but apparently this shit still hasn't died out yet.

Nor should it. It's built by men with no self-confidence for men with no self-confidence. As long as the Internet exists and some young horny men continue to want to get laid without giving the derogatively-called "target" any sort of respect a human being, regardless of gender, deserves, this shit is going to continue to live on.

It's easy to abandon the basic notions of humanity and respect when you feel so empty inside, no woman would want to stay around you unless you negg her into doing so.

am_Unition  ·  709 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You English really good for a not-English.


But when you say:

    Nor should it.

It signals that you are in agreement with the thing that keeps on persisting, i.e. the ideology of the pick-up artists. The phrase that would suit you better is:

    Nor will it.

"Will", in this case, implies an autonomy that removes you from the process, and doesn't imply that you have a vested interest in the outcome of "this shit" NOT "dying out". "Should" implies that it aligns with your personal ideology. I gathered from the rest of your context that such is not the case.

I'm real English, and I'm here to tell you that you're really good @english almost all of the time, and I'd love to be comparably proficient @russian. Like seriously, respect, I see you 'round!

^^^more slang & @slang

PM me for any clarifications, and if I have belittled you, kill me herein.

FirebrandRoaring  ·  709 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I appreciate your concern, and I appreciate you speaking up about this.

I thought the phrase might sound as you say it does, but I've decided to leave it as is, with the following reasoning:

"Should" here does not indicate agreement, as you've well picked up from the rest of the message. "Should" here indicates that what's happening is within the order of things, given the circumstances. It's meant to imply that, should circumstances change, the object — the prominence of the pick-up culture — shall change accordingly with them. "Will" here would give a false sense of permanence to the derogative and inhumane culture, which I recognize to be an inaccurate description.

I know I'm no master of the English language, but I think studying its grammar to the letter has given me an insight into how it works enough to justify playing with the language on the same level as its native speakers as long as I can afford it. I appreciate an outside perspective, of course, and if you think I made a mistake, I would appreciate it if you — or anyone with an explanation — would correct me in the future.

_refugee_  ·  709 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ehhhhh Uniton’s still right tho

tacocat  ·  708 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He's an argumentative little git ain't he

_refugee_  ·  708 days ago  ·  link  ·  

it's just don't tell me you welcome feedback/criticism in the same breath that you publicly refuse to agree with, let alone take, very politely, well-intended (not to mention accurate) feedback

tacocat  ·  708 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Seen him do it before. Also if I write, "Fuck you and die in Hell," it doesn't matter that my intent was to convey, "I love and cherish you as a human." Words don't work like that

_refugee_  ·  706 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Pretty sure I seen his alt do it b4

tacocat  ·  706 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He's ThatFanficGuy, right?

_refugee_  ·  706 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I mean, I’m not god, but I’d feel pretty comfortable betting on that position.

am_Unition  ·  709 days ago  ·  link  ·  

fair Anglish

FirebrandRoaring  ·  708 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I gave this more thought.

"Would" would be the most appropriate. You were right on using "will" for direct continuity of events, but subjunctive mood is required for those events that are vague on happening.

am_Unition  ·  707 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I dunno anymore, I have a near-total disregard for the formal rules of English, and my knowledge is entirely based on ~25+ years of accrued usage data. So it probably skews towards improper usage all too often.

Thank god (or whatever) that math is identical all around the world, slight notation differences aside. <3 math

_refugee_  ·  706 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It’s almost like people who’ve learned a language natively can tell you the grammatically correct phrasing for a sentence but can’t explain why because it’s so innate

Devac  ·  700 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fun fact: higher/formal math? Yes. Numbers? Not even close.

am_Unition  ·  697 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fascinating... thanks, Devac.

I wanna see stuff like Landau's handwritten proof for Landau damping. Or Boltzmann's notebooks. Stuff like that, to check their notations. Hell, even their penmanship and how many steps they showed in their derivations would be fascinating.

Devac  ·  697 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Hell, even their penmanship and how many steps they showed in their derivations would be fascinating.

Everything I heard[1] or read about Landau says he was extremely meticulous. And probably wouldn't hesitate from calling it "Landau's damping" in his own derivation. ;) There are some anecdotes in one of the biographies I have at home, but I don't think there were any bits of correspondence attached. I'll send you a scan if there will indeed be some of Landau's handwriting.

[1] - That's mostly second hand, unfortunately. I think it got to me from prof Woronowicz, mentored by prof Maurin, who in turn worked with Landau for some time in the '50s.