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Real Ataturk or Western-backed plot?
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80.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:04 pm

 

Quoting lady in red

And I guess being British makes you thick skinned as well.... This is the way we are.   We aren´t in an Eastern country tempering our language/speech for the sake of politeness - we are on a website basically set up to teach foreigners the Turkish language.  Well maybe we Brits and Americans should just carry on insulting each other in our normal friendly way and let the rest of them sit back in horror!

 

Agreeing with you too much today Beddy!

Maybe it is a cultural thing, but I find there is more humour and creativity in a cleverly worded insult, than in all the compliments in the world!  Also, as you implied earlier, there is some truth in the saying "you only tease the ones you love"

 

However, if you personaly insult during a serious argument, it is actually a sign of weakness.  It shows you have run out of facts for your debate, and have had to resort to personal insult as your only means of defence.  There are some great examples of this in this forum  

81.       CANLI
5084 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:04 pm

 

Quoting lady in red

And I guess being British makes you thick skinned as well.  This is the way we are.  Maybe instead of us having to think all the time that ´certain people´ might be insulted by our (to us) fairly innocuous comments, those people should learn to realise that from us these comments don´t have the same offensive value they seem determined to perceive and learn to stop taking so much offence to them.  Why do we have to change the way we are used to speaking?  We aren´t in an Eastern country tempering our language/speech for the sake of politeness - we are on a website basically set up to teach foreigners the Turkish language.  Well maybe we Brits and Americans should just carry on insulting each other in our normal friendly way and let the rest of them sit back in horror!

 

 Certain people ?!!!hmmmmm

Ok,and why do WE have to take your comments as fairly innocent comments ´to you´ and not understand it as offensive commenst ´to us´ ?

Why dont you learn to be sensetive ´as you call us´ as we are´?

Why do we have to change the way we think?

What would make your ways are the right ways and not ours?

We are not in an Western country so we have to adapt to how you think/behave/believe.

We are on a website basically set up to teach foreigners the Turkish language

Foreigners,dont have to be just Brits and Americans you know,there are other people too in the universe.

Beside who teach you/us the Turkish language here,are Turks too.

 

See,that wont take us anywhere will it ?!

82.       lady in red
6947 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:06 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

Agreeing with you too much today Beddy!

Maybe it is a cultural thing, but I find there is more humour in a cleverly worded insult, than in all the compliments in the world!  Also, as you implied earlier, there is some truth in the saying "you only tease the ones you love"

 

However, if you personaly insult during a serious argument, it is actually a sign of weakness.  It shows you have run out of facts for your debate, and have had to resort to personal insult as your only means of defence.  There are some great examples of this in this forum  

 

 {#lang_emotions_head_bang}  - you did it again!!!!

83.       lady in red
6947 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:07 pm

 

Quoting CANLI

 Certain people ?!!!hmmmmm

Ok,and why do WE have to take your comments as fairly innocent comments ´to you´ and not understand it as offensive commenst ´to us´ ?

Why dont you learn to be sensetive ´as you call us´ as we are´?

Why do we have to change the way we think?

What would make your ways are the right ways and not ours?

We are not in an Western country so we have to adapt to how you think/behave/believe.

We are on a website basically set up to teach foreigners the Turkish language

Foreigners,dont have to be just Brits and Americans you know,there are other people too in the universe.

And who teach you/us the Turkish language,are Turks too.

 

See,that wont take us anywhere will it ?!

 

 Basically because you are the ones moaning about it all the time.

84.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:08 pm

 

Quoting lady in red

 {#lang_emotions_head_bang}  - you did it again!!!!

 

 Did what?

And please don´t quote me until I have finished editing and adding to my posts!

85.       CANLI
5084 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:08 pm

 

Quoting Elisabeth

 There is no telling what is insulting to one person or another.  I think this is going a bit far.  Why can´t we just be grown ups?  Many things are said with no intent to insult.  Maybe we can just delete posts with "harmful intent"?  {#lang_emotions_lol_fast}  I think handsom´s comment about paranoia was somewhat innocent.  Perhaps Canli could have just accepted that it wasn´t a personal insult to her or any other easterner and handsom could have gracefully apologized for any "perceived" wrong doing?  Do we need to start having tribunals to determine what is insulting and what is not?  {#lang_emotions_lol_fast}

 

 Just a small note,i wasnt involve personally in that matter as a part.

handsom nor armegon did not adress any insult to me.

86.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:09 pm

 

Quoting lady in red

 Basically because you are the ones moaning about it all the time.

 

 Shouldn´t you mods discuss differing issues you have with moderating in some kind of private forum?

87.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:10 pm

 

Quoting CANLI

 Just a small note,i wasnt involve personally in that matter as a part.

handsom nor armegon did not adress any insult to me.

 

 However we have (hopefully temporarily) lost a valuable member of TC because of your rather over zealous deleting.  Personally I have lost a valuable favourite sparring partner

88.       lady in red
6947 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:11 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

 Did what?

And please don´t quote me until I have finished editing and adding to my posts!

 

 OK - I fixed it

89.       lady in red
6947 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:12 pm

 

Quoting TheAenigma

 Shouldn´t you mods discuss differing issues you have with moderating in some kind of private forum?

 

 Sorry - I forgot {#lang_emotions_shy}

90.       CANLI
5084 posts
 19 Nov 2008 Wed 09:14 pm

 

Quoting lady in red

 Basically because you are the ones moaning about it all the time.

 

 Ohhh i see,so the one who dont like anything,should be neglected and you should act/do whatever you like the way you like without taking anyone/anything into consideration!

That is the solution?!

 

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