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Dan?
Yes, I am Dan.
23%
 23%  [ 5 ]
No, me not Dan.
57%
 57%  [ 12 ]
Not sure.
19%
 19%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 21

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dandan



Joined: 25 Jun 2003
Posts: 183
Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:07 am    Post subject: Dan? Reply with quote

Just thought I'd run a quick check on the proportion of people in ESL called Dan.
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dyak



Joined: 25 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely that's a bit Dan-ist?
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dandan



Joined: 25 Jun 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take that as a no then.
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grahamb



Joined: 30 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:19 am    Post subject: Not another Dan Poll! Reply with quote

Publish and be Danned!
Your full name isn't Dan D. Lion, by any chance?
Do you hang out with your friends or just Dan-gle?
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Linda L.



Joined: 03 Jul 2003
Posts: 146

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who gives a Dan?
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Irish



Joined: 13 Jan 2003
Posts: 371

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 8:59 pm    Post subject: Dannation Reply with quote

Dan the torpedos, full speed ahead!
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Linda L.



Joined: 03 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Irish your post is dan tacky in light of the real submarine history of Pearl Harbor.
Where is that Dan Kimo when ya need him?
The Japs sent a sub that the US navy sank one hour before the surprise air attack.
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Lucy Snow



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Posts: 218
Location: US

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh, Linda, "Jap" is a pretty offensive term for "Japanese."
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Linda L.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucy thanks.

Politicaly correct or not, that is what I read in a recent newspaper article from Honolulu.
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Lucy Snow



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a matter of being PC or not. If I use the word n***** to refer to a black person, am I simply being non-PC?

Somehow I doubt that a newspaper in Honolulu would use the word "Jap" in an article, unless they're directly quoting from something that written before or during WWII. Provide a link to prove me wrong.
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Linda L.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankly Lucy I do not give a rip what you chose to believe or not believe and if you want to prove me wrong, do your own GDF research. I stand by my post!
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PanamaTeacher



Joined: 26 Jun 2003
Posts: 278
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucy--"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson Wink So true, so sad. Smile

Tu Amigo en Panama Smile
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dandan



Joined: 25 Jun 2003
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Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! Who's been hijacking my thread? Evil or Very Mad

What I want to know is: What are we going to do about the serious lack of Dans in the teaching profession. my survey clearly shows that I am the only Dan currently working in ESL. This can surely only be put down to massive anti-Dan discrimination.

This is a short-sighted approach from employers who are failing to capitalise on the extensive pool of talent that people called Dan represent. The only solution as far as I can see is positive discrimination so to all you employers out there, next time you have a well-paid teaching job, give it to a bloke called Dan!

Maybe there should be some sort of Dan quota, every employer should have at least one Dan in their employ.

I'm off to write to my MP now, I may be some time.
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Lucy Snow



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Dan, I know that the lack of Dans in ESL is a pressing issue, but I've been provoked.

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Frankly Lucy I do not give a rip what you chose to believe or not believe and if you want to prove me wrong, do your own GDF research. I stand by my post



You raised the issue, my dear, by using a frankly racist term in your post and saying that you read it in a Honolulu newspaper. Again, I find it hard to believe that a newspaper in Hawaii, with its large Japanese population, would use the term "Jap" in an article. If you're standing by your post, then give me a link (or at least the name of the paper and the issue date) so I can see for myself. Couldn't be simpler.
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grahamb



Joined: 30 Apr 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:21 pm    Post subject: Is the term "Japs" offensive? Reply with quote

I've always regarded the term as a simple abbreviation and not as something "frankly racist." Then again, I'm not Japanese.
Are there any Japanese teachers out there who can give us their opinion of it?
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