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The other day, we went out to dinner. The waitress handed us a copy of the menu and we couldn't help to frown. I think people would have a lot issues with eating "explosion pork" and "spray of green onions."
What they really meant was stir fry pork with green onion. I guess someone didn't check the translation before it was printed!
What do you use? Do you use one space or two spaces after the period? When I was in school, the teacher couldn't stress enough that we had to use two space after the period when you finish writing a sentence and start to begin another. Now, I just read this article that completely toppled that which completely shocks me.
Read it for yourself:
Can you tell what this poem is really about?
Eye Halve a Spelling Chequer
Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rarely ever wrong.
In a Nick of Time: Just in time 及時
You finished your paper in a nick of time! 你及時把論文作完!
Sarah got to to the conference in just a nick of time! Sarah及時到了會議現場。
Reposted from NPR (The original document is at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130103176&sc=fb&cc=fp):
Its National Punctuation Day! If that sentence made you cringe, then welcome to the fold. Its, it's. Your, you're. Why can't people get it right?
On Friday, Sept. 24, punctuation aficionados across the country celebrated the seventh annual National Punctuation Day. Last year's celebration featured a baking contest (here's the recipe for "Punctuation Meatloaf"), and this year, organizers kicked off a punctuation-inspired haiku challenge:
Em dash or en dash.
Learn the ropes - to learn the basics of something 從基礎學起
You have to learn the ropes when you start a new job. 當你開始一個新工作時，你要從基礎學起。
You have to learn the ropes first before you can start working on more difficult tasks. 你要先把基礎學好，然後可以做比較困難的工作。