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Haaretz (and The Slot) - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
July 5th, 2002
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From:ling_tso
Date:July 5th, 2002 05:05 am (UTC)

Proof that the adjective "wanky" may also be applied to women:

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I liked the link a lot. Perhaps with my pluterperfectly pedantic impulses, copy editing is the proper profession for me. (Except, I cheated with "impulses." And I began one sentence with "except" and the following sentence with "and." Oh dear.)

I've decided that the difference between annoyingly specific examples and unobtrusive specific examples is that the unobtrusive ones don't attempt to be funny or call attention to themselves. (A loose connection too. Maybe I'd better not edit my own work. As to parenthetical asides, they have a charming leveled quality, not to mention coding overtones. I refuse to object to them. My mind is too tangential; I simply cannot do without them.)

Good luck in Poland. May the moose flock to you.
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From:ijon
Date:July 7th, 2002 07:44 am (UTC)

Re: Proof that the adjective "wanky" may also be applied to women:

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Thank you!

Your English is very good. Should I think highly of Kyrgyzstani schools?
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From:ling_tso
Date:July 7th, 2002 12:45 pm (UTC)

Thank you also.

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Sadly, I speak only English (not counting what litle French I've been trying to improve.) I am not really from Kyrgyzstan. I'm from central New York, which is much less of a conversation starter. As a matter of fact, Ling Tso isn't my real name; it's just one of my tamer aliases. I've been Eliot George, Delores Delay, Norma DePlume, Polly Andrews (which isn't even true), and the palindromic Dr. Awkward.

You may still think highly of Kyrgyzstani schools, if you wish. Just don't base your opinion on anything I've said. Your English ain't half bad itself, to say the least. Did you pick it up as a small child?

P.S. Have you read Falkner's The Sound and the Fury? I just started it, and can't put it down.

P.P.S. If we ever by some bizarre coincidence run into each other, we must arrange an impromptu staging of No Exit, which you seem to have enjoyed. We can take two roles each if necessary. Dibs on the valet.
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