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Old 02-27-2017, 06:14 PM
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There was a crack between their buttocks? :vapours:
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They were probably plumbers.
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Been there done that.




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That's easy for you to say! :shakegerman:

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We investigated whether and how foreign language influences moral judgment.

Foreign language prompted more lenient judgments for moral transgressions.

Foreign language reduced confidence in people's moral evaluations.

Violations of everyday norms were judged less harshly in a foreign language.

Foreign language might act through a reduced activation of social and moral norms.

Participants judged the moral wrongness of several private actions, such as consensual incest, that were depicted as harmless and presented in either the native or a foreign language. The use of a foreign language promoted less severe moral judgments and less confidence in them. Harmful and harmless social norm violations, such as saying a white lie to get a reduced fare, were also judged more leniently. The results do not support explanations based on facilitated deliberation, misunderstanding, or the adoption of a universalistic stance. We propose that the influence of foreign language is best explained by a reduced activation of social and moral norms when making moral judgments.
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So there, that's my excuse. But you evil bastards have none (except some of you wot do).
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Words are symbols and acquire connotations that affect our perceptions. A rose by any other name might smell as sweet but the other name won't trigger the same reactions/associations in our minds. The local word for some act deemed immoral brings with it a host of associations that a description if the act does not, especially in crimes which mihht be deemed victimless.
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Yesterday was my favorite 10 11 year-old's birthday party.

Now Anna seems to work on the assumption that hugs are strange things that some adults do. For some strange, inexplicable reason. But real people don't hug. Ever.

I can sympathize, as I have a rather similar attitude -- toward most people, anyway.


So when she gave me a serious, completely genuine hug, I knew that I'd done well with my choice of gifts. And it pretty-much made my day.
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:35 AM
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We investigated whether and how foreign language influences moral judgment.

Foreign language prompted more lenient judgments for moral transgressions.

Foreign language reduced confidence in people's moral evaluations.

Violations of everyday norms were judged less harshly in a foreign language.

Foreign language might act through a reduced activation of social and moral norms.

Participants judged the moral wrongness of several private actions, such as consensual incest, that were depicted as harmless and presented in either the native or a foreign language. The use of a foreign language promoted less severe moral judgments and less confidence in them. Harmful and harmless social norm violations, such as saying a white lie to get a reduced fare, were also judged more leniently. The results do not support explanations based on facilitated deliberation, misunderstanding, or the adoption of a universalistic stance. We propose that the influence of foreign language is best explained by a reduced activation of social and moral norms when making moral judgments.
How foreign language shapes moral judgment

So there, that's my excuse. But you evil bastards have none (except some of you wot do).
Well I put pineapple on a pannakoek today!

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Old 03-07-2017, 01:59 AM
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That's just conformism.

Pineapple is, if anything, less arbitrary as a name than ananas, which is simply a borrowing from an Amazonian Tupi language and has no semantic connection to anything else in non-Tupi languages. Pineapples do kinda look like pinecones, and like apples they are fruits (pinecones used to be called pineapples, actually, but the fruit made them switch the word).

It's also not unanimously ananas and variants (Swahili nanasi, Haitian zannanna, etc.)... English pineapple and Spanish piña (also due to the resemblance to pinecones) are also the source of a number of languages' names for the fruit (e.g. Afrikaans pynappel, Japanese painappuru, Tahitian painapo, Tagalog pinya). Other languages were like English and Spanish and came up with their own names instead of borrowing the name as well...

And of course other indigenous languages of the Americas have their own, and completely different, names for pineapples, like Quecha chirimaway, Nahuatl matzahtli, Aymara achupaya. Ananas isn't special, it's just the first word the Portuguese heard for it.

But yes, most languages use some variation of ananas.
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That's pannekoek.

Also: you monster!
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Also in Dutch we have aardappel (earth apple, like French pomme de terre) and sinaasappel (I suppose it comes from Chinese apple somehow but it means orange).
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That's pannekoek.
And I actually knew that. Bad typo, bad.

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And I used maple syrup.
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Maple syrup is allowed. We used apple syrup when I was a wee lad.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_butter
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That sounds crazy good.
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Even in Finnish it's ananas. And Finnish likes to be different.
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That's pannekoek.
That's pannenkoek. :professor:

Ever since the spelling reform of 1995 :unnod:

Which is an unholy abomination :egad:

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Dutch orthography fight!
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