The K-man's finest hour(s)


#402

You’re dark, man. I was thinking of a plucky hero and lots of upbeat musical numbers.


#403

Some friends become enemies, some enemies friends. At the end your main character is richer from the experience.


#404

As is the broth.


#405

I was already feeling pretty crabby but this story really stuck in my craw.

Thanks for nothing K-man!


#406

So you are saying that these two things are incompatible:

  • non-native [English] speakers
  • professional journalists

Bad bear…


#407

In Chinese, we call this 做賊心虛. :grin:


#408

How can I stop liking your comments if they are like this one xD


#409

We all do things we regret…


#410

No idea what that means!


#411

Probably for the better. You can ask your ex to explain it for you.


#412

Who is my ex? I’m overly confused.

Explain it in plain Latin if you are a man-cow.


#413

No, just in Taiwan. Non-natives shouldn’t write for an English newspaper unless there is a native editor to fix their copy.


#414

E pluribus bite me.


#415

Damn, I forgot to bring the Latin dictionary to Taiwan…


#416

Hmmmmm… it sounds like an biassed, interested stand point. I mean, I get that it would be more than advisable to have writers and editors with English as mother tongue, but… a requirement for having a website with some news in English? hmmmm… you can just laugh at their English if you want, but to be a non-native English speaker writing news in a Taiwan based online “newspaper” doesn’t make you less professional as a journalist.

To copy crappy stories from facebook on the other hand makes you a very shitty journalist, a bottom feeder. although that’s the general trend anywhere nowadays…


#417

He said editor, probably to clean up any grammar and usage issues . Nobody would question a non native English speaker journalist.


#418

Didn’t he?


#419

No one working at the Taiwan News could call themselves a professional journalist regardless of native or non-native status. A professional journalist researches a story and verifies and double-checks facts. These guys just translate Chinese media reports or Facebook posts badly.


#420

Agreed, but… still I …

I’ll come back later.


#421

What rock have you been hiding under for the last several years?