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Jens
2011-Apr-15, 11:56 AM
I know I'm not quite so prolific a poster that people would really note my absence, but I haven't been visiting the board as much as I used to. It's nothing about the board itself. I started a new job in April, at a governmental laboratory (doing translation), so I've been concentrating on my work during the day. But I still check from time to time and will respond to personal messages when I find the time.

Strange
2011-Apr-15, 12:07 PM
I know I'm not quite so prolific a poster that people would really note my absence, but I haven't been visiting the board as much as I used to.

Well, I noticed you weren't around!

captain swoop
2011-Apr-15, 07:58 PM
Who are you?

Jim
2011-Apr-16, 02:38 AM
Considering the current state of things in Japan, it's good to know why you aren't present as much.

baric
2011-Apr-16, 02:51 AM
Good luck on your job!

megrfl
2011-Apr-16, 03:22 AM
I know I have missed your 2.73 posts per day. Glad you're ok. :)

meg

baric
2011-Apr-16, 04:11 AM
Maybe we can start up a group of rotating substitute posters to cover her 2.73 posts/day until she comes back?

HenrikOlsen
2011-Apr-16, 10:24 AM
her?

Jens
2011-Apr-16, 12:23 PM
her?

Yeah, thanks for the response. Sometimes it seems a lot of people don't realize that Jens is a boy's name. Probably it's because it's so close to the English short name for Jennifer.

And once I post this, I've got 1 post for today. I've still got 1.73 to go. What shall I do?

Jeff Root
2011-Apr-16, 12:23 PM
That was what I wrote, but then I went on to write a whole
bunch more, and decided to chuck it all and backed out
without posting.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

Jens
2011-Apr-16, 12:25 PM
That was what I wrote, but then I went on to write a whole
bunch more, and decided to chuck it all and backed out
without posting.


We posted at the same time, so I'm not sure what you meant by "that was what I wrote." Were you quoting Henrik's message? "Her?"

Jens
2011-Apr-16, 12:26 PM
He, he, he, I'm over my quota!

Jeff Root
2011-Apr-16, 12:34 PM
Okay, Jenny, here's a question for you:

How do I address my neighbor, whose name is Zhongsomething Lu?
Do I say, "Hello, Mr. Lu" or "Hello, Mr. Zhongsomething"? Do I say,
"Hey, Lu!" or "Hey, Zhongsomething!"? His language is Mandarin.

-- Shirley, in Minneapolis

Jeff Root
2011-Apr-16, 12:40 PM
Yes, I was responding to Henrik's brief post. Several hours ago
I started a response like Henrik's but then started babbling about
the question of Nereid's gender, and finally decided it detracted
too much from the star of the thread.

-- Jeff, in the land of Scandinavian immigrants

Ara Pacis
2011-Apr-16, 06:24 PM
Just remember, Jens, to double check that millisieverts are millisieverts and not microsieverts. Translation so far have been a little error prone.

Jens
2011-Apr-17, 06:22 AM
How do I address my neighbor, whose name is Zhongsomething Lu?
Do I say, "Hello, Mr. Lu" or "Hello, Mr. Zhongsomething"? Do I say,
"Hey, Lu!" or "Hey, Zhongsomething!"? His language is Mandarin.


Well, Zhongsomething doesn't seem like a very Mandarin name to me. But still, I assume that Lu is the family name, because typically a name like say Lu Zhongzhi would be last name Lu, and first name Zhongzhi, because Chinese names only have one character as a rule. So it would be "Hello Mr. Lu," and "Hey, Zhongsomething."

But Shirley you're kidding.

Jeff Root
2011-Apr-17, 07:40 AM
No, unfortunately I don't have any goats.

Thanks for the info. Mr. Lu's wife is the person who seemed to
confirm my guess that their language is Mandarin. I asked if that's
what it was and she indicated agreement, but I can't be sure what
she thought I was asking. I've spoken with them very little, and
those are the only times I've ever heard either of them speak any
English. I asked what the baby's Mandarin name is, but it was a
blur to my ears. His English name is Maxwell.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis