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    >_> I didn't get excited, but you're right about it being shocking - although I was equally surprised by the Bookman figure...

    Pronounciation...? Of your students?
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    Come on now, I know you got a little thrill...

    And yeah, my students. CDS asked about them just earlier. I think. I dunno, that whole sex ed thing got in the way so now I'm not sure what we're talking about anymore. That was a joke, by the way. I wouldn't do that with my darling wee girls. Not until they graduate.

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    Er, not really... He isn't even drawn all that... sexy...

    (Illegal, right?) Are they good at learning English, at least - I mean, do they know how it works, even if their pronounciation is bad?
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    Like, grammar and stuff? Well, it depends. Some are. I've come to realise that English is a bloody hard language, though. There's loads of stuff that doesn't follow any rules at all. Getting it right all the time as a non-native speaker must be damn near impossible.

    But most kids see it as totally irrelevant and take the old "I'm Japanese, in Japan, so why should I have to learn English" approach - one which is almost universally regretted by almost anybody over the age of 20. Classic.

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    I'm always amazed when I talk to people who learned English as adults and speak it well. It's amazing. I can't imagine doing it at all. Rather unfortunate that some of the younger people don't care; I thought Western culture was becoming popular enough, though?

    (I'm thankful the worst Engrish we've seen in DGM is "chemistry section" instead of "science"...)
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    It's popular in the sense that maybe in America or somewhere, people might think it's cool to see some kanji written somewhere and have someone tell them what it means, or people might try and get a tattoo of "Love" or "Samurai" or something tattooed on their arm without being able to actually speak the language, or having any desire at all to sit down and study the grammar.

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    Oh, right, hence the well-known Engrish. It seems kind of unfortunate - on both sides, I mean. At least it's better than only knowing the curse words...
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