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Re: American vs. British accents

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Wheels2050 wrote:

@TBD: I've worked retail, and I can understand the occasional confusion. However, this was a merchandise store for the University I work at - they don't sell jewelry.

so? lol, do you know how many times I've been asked directions to a random nearby landmark, which restaurant has the best blah-blah-blah, or what other store would carry (insert item you have absolutely no experience with here)? surely you got those sorts of questions during your own retail days :3

Wheels2050 wrote:

Nevertheless, my problem isn't that she didn't understand, but that I've noticed a lot of people don't even ATTEMPT to help you out and offer suggestions or figure out what you're looking for. They just stare at you while you fumble around in your brain trying to remember what an American calls it. I've had this happen on multiple occasions. I'm not assuming all Americans do that - that would be unfair - but in my experience, it happens a lot.

that's retail, man — it happens to all of us — and a University store? i'm assuming students are behind the counter at that kind of place? if so, that's like double-retail in terms of 'they probably don't give a crap' (no offense to college kids, it's just that i've worked alongside too many of you :3)... either way, in a retail situation i'd chalk that kind of thing up to laziness or apathy long before i'd chalk it up to any sort of potential language barrier, lol.

Wheels2050 wrote:

(Another one I love is getting food. Me: "Can I please have a ... to take away?" Them: "Is that for here or to go?")

that question is drummed into their brains... it's like 'would you like fries with that' even if you already ordered them — i've done food service before too. your brain kinda goes numb after a while, and you won't even realize you said something totally idiotic until about an hour after you said it, even if the person called you out on it right when it happened.
food service does strange things to you

@Waltz: ... did they even have that item on their menu? if not, you can't really fault them for not knowing what you're talking about when you come in and ask for it by name, lol... even a big international chain like Starbucks has its regional quirks :3 to be honest, though, i kinda hate going into coffee shops sometimes; they've all got their own names for stuff the other chains carry, and sometimes you'll get the wrong thing entirely if you ask for Shop A's item-name at Shop B on accident

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Re: American vs. British accents

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... so there's something wrong with asking someone to repeat themselves if you don't understand what they're saying? i'm confused now.

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Re: American vs. British accents

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Wheels2050 wrote:

A lot of the words I use are met with questioning stares (even stuff that SHOULD be obvious to figure out - my wife wanted to buy what we would call a 'keyring', but the girl had no idea what she wanted until my wife thought to ask for a 'keychain').

to be fair, that could just as easily be attributed to the fact that new stuff hits all the time — for all the girl knew, you may have been asking for a new type of actual ring, like for a finger, but in the shape of a key. I know i've made that sort of mistake myself while working retail, someone will come in asking for something totally weird and i'll be about to send them in the wrong direction until they explain exactly what it is they want, and we'll carry it under a different term than what they were using. that sort of thing isn't limited to foreigners or immigrants, my friend; we do it to our own too :3

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Re: FF Theatrhythm

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there was like two pages' worth of DLC songs up when i checked it out last night... is the DLC region-locked too?

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Re: What do you think the future of the Wii U will be?

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@WaveBoy: My mom had one of those she used for work (she worked for a home healthcare agency at the time and they'd transfer the office phone over to that big old clunky cell for weekend emergencies)... it wasn't that great. the sound is much clearer on newer phones than it was on that old thing, it didn't hold that long of a charge if you had to use it a lot iirc, and it was honestly just awkward and heavy to carry around. It's fun to say you'd like one of those things, but i'd wager in practice you'd set it aside for an average modern not-quite-smartphone soon enough — and that's if you could find a carrier willing to give you a plan for the thing in the first place. :3

Now if we could get back to the topic at hand, please, I'd greatly appreciate it, guys. Thank you! :3

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Re: Xenoblade Chronicles

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@MetalGearZelda: If you're maining Shulk (or if you have him in your party), that's probably your problem right there. remember that the Monado won't hurt people from the Bionis [the assassins]... if you pay close attention to the damage numbers, you'll see Shulk isn't hitting for beans. Switch up your party (i switched Shulk out for Rikii myself) and you should be good to go (unless you're somehow massively underleveled, in which case, go level s'more lol).

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Re: Question for people in Great Britain

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@FonistOfCruxis: I'm American, and so is the person I was speaking to, which is why I spoke the way I did. idk what they call the Korean war over in Britain, to be honest. Good for you that you learned those things, though? :3

all righty, then — I do believe we've covered what this topic set out to cover. no, the American Revolutionary War isn't covered in detail in British schools (and on a slight tangent, Retro reports that supposedly Spanish schools don't teach about Mexicans gaining their independence either; take that as you will :3). now, go on out and enjoy the rest of your 4th if you celebrate it, guys — there's plenty of fireworks out there to be seen :3

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Re: Question for people in Great Britain

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@TrueWiiMaster: It may seem odd to some Americans, since it's pretty much the founding of our country, but what about all the other colonies Britain had during their days of Empire? the 13 original colonies weren't the first British colonies, and they weren't the last, either. this amazing list details all the territories they've had their hands on over the centuries, can you see yet why perhaps we form only a small portion of their curriculum, if any at all? and that's just their days of Empire — again, they've got an incredibly rich history to cram into however many years of mandatory schooling they put their children through (which isn't nearly enough to go into all of it in detail, I'm sure).

if you consider all of that, it doesn't seem that odd at all.

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Re: Question for people in Great Britain

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@GuardianKing: According to our profiles, both myself and SamuraiShyGuy are from the US, therefore I spoke to him the way I did.

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Re: Question for people in Great Britain

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@Waltz: lol idk, but if people think it's strange that other countries don't focus on our Revolutionary War, perhaps they should consider the Koreans and Vietnamese may already feel similarly.

@SamuraiShyGuy: i wouldn't go flinging the word 'better' around like that — every teacher has their priorities and methods of teaching that work best for them and what they're trying to get across to their classes. in the end, it's not reasonable to expect a child to make it through the K-12 school system and have learned everything about the history of every single country in the world throughout their educational career up to that point; it's up to the child to have the drive and curiosity to do their own research, make their own choices, and learn these intricacies on their own afterthefact.

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Re: Question for people in Great Britain

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SamuraiShyGuy wrote:

I'm very surprised to hear in this thread that it's not even taught in Britain. In America we have classes in American history and world history, so for British students not to be taught about their own history seems absurd to me. You can't just cut out the pieces in history you don't like.

you're joking, right? Our own history classes gloss over Vietnam and the Korean Wars at best (they don't call Korea 'the forgotten war' for no reason). why is it so surprising to learn that what's a big deal in one country's history is just a blurb to another country? they've got other things to learn about — like the rest of their countries' histories, lol.

you gotta remember that America is a pretty young country when compared to places in Europe. We can take the time to focus on a blip in history like the Revolutionary War because we have the luxury of doing so. They've got monarchies and/or dynasties to trek through in order to know themselves.

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Re: Question for people in Great Britain

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@Morphtroid: That's a decent question too, lol. idk if we have any users from Spain around (and reading this topic) who'd be up to answering that one for us, though...

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Re: Happy 4th Of July "2012"

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Enjoy, mang! If anyone else would like to discuss their plans for the evening, please feel free to do so in this thread here. Thank you :3

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Re: TL;DR: No, you don't have to LOVE Nintendo to post here, and derailing threads by calling out fellow users as trolls may get you temp-banned

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@edhe: it depends on the situaion — that kind of thing is very borderline. if you find it questionable, report it, but under most circumstances as long as no one's being directly attacked, we may merely step in to ask people to chill and focus on the topic at hand, not one another.

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Re: FF Theatrhythm

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Mine's 'Damnably moderate Dragoon'; i thought it was funny at the time. i'll probably change it up eventually :3

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Re: Tales of the Abyss 3DS impressions

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@Edilicious: i do that too... are we not supposed to? lol :3

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Re: Tales of the Abyss 3DS impressions

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i think it'd benefit by being on the XL if only so that you'd be able to see their faces properly — those little animated portraits, sometimes it's hard to see their eyes or mouth expressions, lol.

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Re: TL;DR: No, you don't have to LOVE Nintendo to post here, and derailing threads by calling out fellow users as trolls may get you temp-banned

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@Tasuki: Too Long; Didn't Read. It's a common response to walls of text on the internet, therefore sometimes you'll see people post a TL;DR footnote or something with a shortened version of whatever it was they were trying to say so everyone gets the gist, at least :3

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Re: Tales of the Abyss 3DS impressions

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i just wish the little 'skits' had been voice-acted, though. there's so darn many of 'em, and i hate being forced to sit there and read them because if you look away they'll progress automatically and you'll miss something. i really am enjoying the voice-acting in this game, i'll give it that — even Mieu doesn't annoy me :3

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Re: Flood the Servers on Need For Speed the Run 3ds!!!

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here you are, Krom — and i thought the same, actually, haha. glad to see everything's on the up-and-up :3

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Re: Tales of the Abyss 3DS impressions

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there, fixed. i couldn't find an impressions thread, so hopefully i wasn't just blind while looking over the forums or anything :3

that said, i have to admit that i'm about halfway-ish through and i'm struggling to push myself to continue on. i really, really wanted to like this game, and i'm sure i'll like it once i'm closer to the end, but right now it's a bit tough to want to continue — though that could be Theatrhythm talking :3

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Re: TL;DR: No, you don't have to LOVE Nintendo to post here, and derailing threads by calling out fellow users as trolls may get you temp-banned

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@Electricmastro: no offense, but don't kid yourself — it was the entire thread. after reading through the latter few pages, and considering the fact that that wasn't the only thread this sort of thing has been happening in lately, this honestly needed saying.

part of it has probably been the way i've been handling the issue... i've cleaned up quite a few threads lately and individually contacted people. the problem is that just cleaning up afterward isn't solving the problem, therefore i made it a full-blown announcement. :3

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Re: Good Games You Might Not Be Aware Of (Look at Post #1)

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CapnPancakez wrote:

Coming to an all Nintendo site you are expected to have some good things to say and not just bash the Wii >.>

Please point out the part in our Community Rules that says users are expected to say good things about anything, whether Nintendo or not. What we expect from our users is civil discussion from all sides of an argument without resorting to personal attacks and accusations of 'trolling'. Please assume good faith, and if you honestly think someone's trolling, just ignore them. That way, if that's what they really are doing, you won't be feeding them, and if they weren't trolling in the first place, you won't spark a thread-derailing argument.

That said, I'd like to take this opportunity to clear up some misconception: The moderation team consists of myself, @Philip_J_Reed, and on occasion other members of the admin team. So far as I can tell, no moderators have been in this thread arguing what it's about — that's been on you guys, and congratulations — you've all managed to make a mess out of this thread with the accusations of trolling and whatnot. IT ENDS NOW. Consider yourselves all on warning: I'm going to start temp-banning the people who start pointing fingers and calling names. I'm tired of the BS, and newsflash — the people you're accusing of being the problem aren't the problem in the first place.

BOTTOM LINE: From this point on, if you try to start up the 'durr this is a Nintendo site you have to love Nintendo or don't post here!!!1' game, you're going to lose. I advise you not to play if you value posting here at Nintendo Life. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

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Re: What is the thing you miss most about retro gaming & consoles?

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misswliu81 wrote:

nintendo vs sega was quite fun actually- it may have been heavy handed, but the console wars back then was no where as competitive and dare i say it, catty and nasty as it is today.

maybe it was different for you growing up, but IMO the only thing that's making it seem worse now is the fact that we've got it playing out all across the internet as opposed to just the schoolyard and the local playground. it was just as bad when i was a kid as it is now.

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