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Posted in: Pronunciation anxiety: Many Japanese people don’t want to speak English unless it’s perfect See in context

“He said ‘My name is’;” complained one Japanese commenter, “nobody actually says that in English, it sounds old-fashioned!”

Wait, really? Is this a thing? I'm seriously asking. I use it quite a bit. Hm.

Also, yes, the whole katakana-izing words (making them Japanese instead of English) doesn't really help the situation.

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Posted in: Attention U.S. taxpayers: Are you ready for FATCA? See in context

Yes, it's annoying, but we don't necessarily have to pay US taxes if we can do the foreign earned income exclusion or show that we are paying taxes here. Also, it's not taxation without representation because we can still vote by absentee ballot. I hate it, too, but these are the facts. Pretty much exactly as Shinjuku no Yaju explained.

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