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#2183430 - 11/16/13 02:57 PM The single best tip I ever learned for improvement
transitstrike Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
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This series has helped me out tremendously, and it's lighthearted! Could help you guys out too perhaps.



Edited by Rickster (11/16/13 05:19 PM)
Edit Reason: Vulgar language in video

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#2183446 - 11/16/13 03:37 PM Re: The single best tip I ever learned for improvement [Re: transitstrike]
Dave Horne Offline
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Registered: 07/07/04
Posts: 5276
Loc: Vught, The Netherlands
Wow! That's almost two minutes of my life I won't get back.

Don't waste your time on this nonsense.

Since this is your first post I can only hope it's your last.
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#2183449 - 11/16/13 03:40 PM Re: The single best tip I ever learned for improvement [Re: transitstrike]
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Registered: 03/13/10
Posts: 852
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It's a joke about a hand in a sock trying to play a chord.

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#2183466 - 11/16/13 04:26 PM Re: The single best tip I ever learned for improvement [Re: transitstrike]
Jean Claude Offline
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Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 354
Loc: France


Nearly as funny as haemorrhoids.

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#2183487 - 11/16/13 05:23 PM Re: The single best tip I ever learned for improvement [Re: transitstrike]
Rickster Online   content


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8412
Loc: Georgia, USA
Sorry, transitstrike, you'll have to do better than that.

I thought your video was pretty good until you used the "F" word. That kind of language may be allowed on YT, but not PW.

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#2183492 - 11/16/13 05:41 PM Re: The single best tip I ever learned for improvement [Re: Rickster]
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Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 3450
Loc: Northern England.
Hello Rick; do we have a list of semiacceptable expletives on P/W? Some of us are old Shipyard workers . . .and we were all well versed in the Ancient Language (Anglo-Saxon) expressionism which is part of our heritage and national identity . . . .
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#2183511 - 11/16/13 06:13 PM Re: The single best tip I ever learned for improvement [Re: transitstrike]
Rickster Online   content


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8412
Loc: Georgia, USA
Originally Posted By: peterws
Hello Rick; do we have a list of semiacceptable expletives on P/W? Some of us are old Shipyard workers . . .and we were all well versed in the Ancient Language (Anglo-Saxon) expressionism which is part of our heritage and national identity . . . .

We don't necessarily have a list, per-se, but here is an excerpt from the PW rules: "3.) What Is/Isn't Allowed?We are a family-oriented web site. Please be careful what you post. Keep it clean, refrain from vulgarity or slander."

I can tell you that the "F" word is on that list... as far as I'm concerned, and I know Frank will back me up on that.

You can read all the forum rules here: http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthrea...ite_id/1#import

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#2183520 - 11/16/13 06:26 PM Re: The single best tip I ever learned for improvement [Re: transitstrike]
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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 466
Loc: Northern Virgina
I saw that earlier, and couldn't pull the link up on my iPhone. I assumed it was a sales pitch for some technique product… guess I was wrong.
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#2183521 - 11/16/13 06:26 PM Re: The single best tip I ever learned for improvement [Re: transitstrike]
PhilipInChina Offline
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Registered: 10/19/13
Posts: 704
Loc: China
If tehre were a list posting it would be prohibited.
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#2183527 - 11/16/13 06:42 PM Re: The single best tip I ever learned for improvement [Re: transitstrike]
Jean Claude Offline
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Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 354
Loc: France


Here is a sample list which may be useful:

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Please feel free to add any others that you may wish to.

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#2183553 - 11/16/13 07:30 PM Re: The single best tip I ever learned for improvement [Re: transitstrike]
Retsacnal Online   content

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Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 466
Loc: Northern Virgina
Words are funny, and they have different meanings from place to place, especially "colorful" words.

When I went to work in Switzerland, there were all sorts of anglophones working in my office. I was shocked on day one at the "four letter words" that were flying around! Then I realized that to a lot of folks, what I took for profanity (as an American), were just "colorful" words to others. But that they had their own "bad" words. For example, Brits who might toss out an "F-bomb" without a second thought, would be horrified by other expressions that we thought sounded comical (I won't type them here, lest I offend anyone).

Once on a trip to England, we were staying with the mother of a friend of mine. We were relaxing in their back garden, and could overhear the neighbor couple having a spat. Another American started imitating them, because he thought it sounded funny, but then realized that our host--an elderly lady--was about to have a heart attack that he would say such a thing in her garden!

And it's not only this way in English. A French Canadian friend of mine says that the French laugh when they hear a Quebecer "swearing" (maybe Jean Claude can confirm this), and vice versa.

Learning a foreign language is fraught with peril too, especially when one tries to venture into using slang and/or profanity. For example, many Europeans learn some words by literal translation, such as the "S" word--which apparently is rather innocuous for them--and then use it here in America and end up sounding rude and boorish.

My own brother, who speaks German very well, related a tale once from visiting some sort of clinic while a student at Universität Tübingen, and he couldn't remember the clinical word for "vomit," so he used the only one he did know/remember--which he thought was analogous to "barf," or "puke"--but ended up being much worse and offensive to the lady checking him in.

That same French Canadian friend shared a story with me, of the day he learned that the "F" word was "really bad." He was traveling across Canada with his cousin, and neither spoke English very well (at that time). His cousin was injured somehow, and they were trying to check him into a hospital. Frustrated, he said to the lady, "do you know what the F--- I'm trying to say?" Clearly, she hadn't, but he said he thought it was just a "magnifier," to give your statement more oomph, but realized instantly from the little old lady's body language and demeanor that it was a very "bad" word indeed.
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