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I laugh at this, Japan does it with high tech dunnies that flush and blow dry your bum, India and much of Asia does it with a hose or pot and you need to dry your own bum. And we panic because there may be a run (sic) on toilet paper.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
i fly the flag of haiku, rather than the white rag of surrender:
news infested with rumors
begets more rumors:
plain truth drowns in memes
sharp pain: homeopathic
remedy for the
dull ache of habits
between in, out: the middle
of nowhere where we
sort it out, or in
might as well go fly the kite
made you the loose string
you forget you are
«One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.» Salvador Dali
The way Dutch is written isn't that bad, it's the way it is spoken. You certainly need to cough to spread Corona, if you're speaking Dutch
True enough: Not all Dutch dialects are equally bad. As far as I known, that hawking when speaking is most pronounced in the dialects from the northern part of the country. I was mostly in contact with people from the very south (without learning the language), who you meet face to face with without regularly wiping your face.
By default, you are anonymous on CP. Adding a nickname and personal information is optional. I think that the statements made by any person, should be jugdged by its contents, regardless of who makes the statement. So I have left the CP defaults untouched.
Every now and then, I write posts where my nationality or cultural background is essential for the understanding of what I write, and then I indicate this clearly in my statement. If I do not, I consider my nationality to be insignificant. Judge what I say, not by who I am!
That is also the reason why I have not set up a nickname. While some readers may learn and recognize my "member number", and correlate my statements in one discussion with those of another, to the majority of readers, a member number is "someone", so they can relate to what I write in that post, regardless of who I am.
When you obviously consider what I say based on the assumption that I am from the USA, you are obviously free to do so, even if it isn't correct. I have deliberately left CP defaults untouched: When an assumed US nationality steers the readers' understanding of what I say, so would it be steered if I change it to my true, Norwegian nationality. I prefer not to have my statements rejected, praised or whatever, based on my nationality, but by the statements alone. I defeat such judgements by leaving the defaults untouched.
I really do not understand why CP cannot handle an unspecified nationality in the same way as an unspecified nickname.