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philosophyshitscribble:

arabellesicardi:

names are very important because words are spells. some people say your name in a way that makes you feel like you are being shaped by the way their tongue moves, like you are being hugged and loved and coddled. other people make your name feel like a graveyard. do not trust ghostmakers. don’t let people mangle your bones

I like the idea, but what does it mean if my family calls me ‘spud?’

The important thing is how we say it, obvs. *tugs collar*

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One thing I really like about reading academic writing is - because of the citations - getting to see all the last names people have.  Today’s favorites:

Lembo

Spitulnik

Conquergood

Lickona

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Am I sitting in a corner that is somehow catching all the sound or is everyone in this cafe shouting?

Filed under sigh

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philosophyshitscribble:

cappenstance:

Today at a conference I shushed an older man on questionable grounds, which was uncomfortable enough - and then I found out he is a former minister. That’s right, my pink-plastic-shoe-wearing ass told someone who used to advise the president of South Korea to stop turning the pages of his…

Oof, that’s rough.  Gotta love those moments. 

Clearly, the only choice left now is to own it. He’d better get damn comfortable with criticism, because his turning-pages-too-loudly old ass is in for a WORLD OF HURT, COURTESY OF YOU.

I thought you meant just to be proud of it (which is also the conclusion that I’ve come to) but are you also suggesting that I follow him around and make sure he doesn’t do it again??

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Today at a conference I shushed an older man on questionable grounds, which was uncomfortable enough - and then I found out he is a former minister.  That’s right, my pink-plastic-shoe-wearing ass told someone who used to advise the president of South Korea to stop turning the pages of his conference booklet so loudly. It seemed like a good idea at the time, because the speaker wasn’t using the microphone and so the page turning genuinely was drowning him out, but… eek. Not my finest moment.

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So it got exciting, but my dad didn’t get on Korean TV after all. =/

He was interviewed on Haeundae Beach about Busan’s new tourist police force, and the reporter said the segment would probably air tonight - but it didn’t. And all I could find online was this article.

It’s probably because he didn’t 100% understand what she was asking, and thus his answer was a little off. At the time she was very encouraging, but we think she probably listened to it again later and went, “Oh wait, no.”