i think maybe teenagers are so unhappy because the naive expectations they developed over a carefree childhood are now being relentlessly crushed and they’re slowly realizing life isn’t going to be so easy and you can’t be an astronaut without a bunch of qualifications and they’re really sad about that and that’s why i think we should all be mean to babies more often and introduce the hunger games
South Korean police say that text messages and kaokao talk messages claiming to be from survivors inside the ferry had been faked. The messages surfaced at around 10 pm on Wednesday and quickly spread through twitter and Facebook.
POLICE say that those behind the messages hurt the families of the missing and caused confusion in the search efforts, will face criminal charges including defamation and obstruction of justice by deception.
A ferry carrying 459 passengers and crew sank off the coast of Jindo Island earlier today, resulting in at least four.deaths and over 290 missing. To make the tragedy worse, 324 among the passages were students from Danwon High School, leaving for a school trip to Jejudo Island.
As it would be highly inappropriate to engage in celebratory or otherwise insensitive activities in face of such a tragedy, weekly music programs and similar programs and activities are likely to be canceled, as has been the case on similar occasions in the past. We hope you will show your understanding and will avoid making inappropriate comments, regardless of how much you have been looking forward to the commencement of EXO’s comeback promotions.
We wish to express our sincere condolences to the victims’ families, and to convey our prayers for the safe deliverance of the missing passengers and the safety of the rescue workers.
Imagine you’re in a cafe and someone asks you whether you want a coffee. In English, the conversation might go like this:
"Do you want a coffee?"
And a few minutes later you’d have a coffee in front of you. But if you said this is French, the result would be very different:
"Voulez-vous un café?"
No coffee would arrive. Because ‘merci’ on its own like that means “thanks but no thanks”. You’re refusing. If you want to say “yes”, you would have to say “yes” (“oui”) or “please” (“s’il vous plaît”) or “yes thanks” (“oui merci”) or the like.
”—A Little Book of Language by David Crystal, page 123. (via linguaphilioist)
So it turns out you can be dyslexic in one language but not another, depending on the kind of linguistic processing problem you have. For example, if you have trouble with phonemes, if can be hard to learn alphabetic writing systems like English, but easier to learn logographic writing systems like Chinese. China has dyslexic people obvs, but they seem to have different stuff going on in their brain than English dyslexic people. Huh.