Attacking one’s customers is not a good idea yet this is happening in comics, video games, and movies. If the customers are saying that they do not like something, attacking them for their opinions is not the way to win.
And calling them toxic is just going crazy.
In Google Maps, Odawara Castle in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan has the description “Storied castle with exhibits & artifacts”
The issue: “Storied” as in multiple stories tall or the subject of stories?
You have a piece of fudge which you are going to share with two friends. The fudge is square and consists of 3×3 smaller squares. Each of you are going to have a three-square piece.
You could simply cut the fudge into 3 1×3 strips, but where is the fun then?
How many other different ways can you cut up the fudge?
To count as different, the resulting set of shapes must be unique. Rotations do not count as different.
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If you saw a lost/unclaimed coin, would you pick it up? I expect that many in Canada or the U.S.A. would. I know I probably would. In Japan, it is different.
YouTube has such good pickings. In yet another Youtube video at 2:45-2:50 is “The face of global conflict had been altered for good.”
The issue: Does “for good” mean “toward good” or “forever”. Unfortunately, the latter. (Insert sigh here.)
The English language has approximately 144,000 distinct syllables. Some languages have far fewer. For example, Japanese has well less than 1,000.
Many of these syllables are words in their own right. Come up with sixteen syllables that are English words. The words should be of the form 0 to 3 consonants followed by a vowel followed by 0 to 3 consonants. The sixteen words should be one each of the combinations of number of consonants at the beginning and at the end.
[Note: This goes according to pronunciation, not spelling. For example, “stow” has two consonants at the beginning and zero at the end, and “chair” has one consonant at the beginning (as “ch” is not a C sound followed by an H sound but is just one sound) and one consonant at the end.]
Naturally, there are many possible answers.
Submit your answer to Gene Wirchenko <email@example.com>. Your answer should be in the form of a proof. That means to show how your answer must be correct. The deadline is Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at noon Pacific Time. I will post the answer shortly after.
I have been studying Japanese, the language and the culture. I have not learned that much of the language, but I seem to have absorbed a certain amount of the culture. I had to apologise to my boss recently. I bowed Japanese style. It seemed the reasonable thing to do to show that I was sincere about it.
I was recently writing a post and my draft contained “… to the south of Afghanistan”.
The issue: The area I meant was south of Afghanistan (in Pakistan), but the phrase could also be read as referring to the south part of Afghanistan.