xenolingual t1_jbtxez2 wrote

They always have lanes open and I rarely need to wait more than a few minutes to see a cashier. The only real complaint I have about them is that the bagging is generally poor, unlike most Market Baskets I've been to. I'm sure that will improve with time. Suffering a few more people in the shop is worth it to not have to deal with Shaw's/Price Chopper.


xenolingual t1_jbazdzi wrote

You can refuse the graft. My partner had 2 molars pulled there and they pressured us to get them; every time we said no, both verbally and in writing. No graft was given.

They do seem to try to pad the bill. We just refuse and demand the basic services we desire; haven't had a problem with them (yet), but are constantly wary.


xenolingual t1_jaab2gw wrote

Language is a very personal thing, and speakers generally don't realise how little they know about language. It's not worth my time to engage further with someone who isn't open to the possibility that their understanding is narrower than they believed. I hope that you'll find the curiosity to look into things, or at least take a nice walk listening to music you enjoy to help yourself feel better. Good luck with your day.


xenolingual t1_jaa6pch wrote

Linguists observe and describe how people use language. Different languages and dialects use words differently, especially when they cross cultures. "Latine", for example, may be used by some in the Hispanosphere in the same manner that certain Anglophones use "Latinx", and both are equally valid words which are attested through popular use.

The word "Latinx" can sound odd to you, and that's totally fine. It sounds odd to me, too -- my cohort all use "Latin" to describe the same when we speak English. The word not being a part of your or my idiolects or local dialects doesn't mean that it isn't valid to others, though.


xenolingual t1_ja8nvuq wrote

And as the Latin[insert preferred suffix, or none at all]-identifying people I know who do use "Latinx", including those born in Latin America and relocated to the US, also exist. Your experiences and preferences are as valid as their experiences and preferences are valid. There's no one Latin[insert preferred suffix, or none at all] opinion or identity.


xenolingual t1_j89gl81 wrote

This opinion isn't uncommon in Chinese and Chinese diaspora communities throughout East/Southeast Asia. In Malaysia, where Chiang is from, Indians are the next largest ethnic minority group after Chinese, but don't hold nearly the economic power that the Chinese community does, though there's definitely an Indian elite/professional class. Usually this comes with a dollop of Han-centricism (the only cultures which matter are touched culturally or politically by the various dynasties of the Middle Kingdom [minus the non-Han ones, save when they Hanified]).

Not excusing it, just saying that it's consistent with where he's from, as well as really disappointing if that's an indication of his beliefs rather than something put on for a joke.


xenolingual t1_j89esz2 wrote

I remember when he first started working in China and had terrible Chinese. Proper ABC and proper hot. Stuck in traffic? At least there's an ad with Daniel Wu on a building to look at!

Unfortunately like many shit celebrities who participate in Chinese entertainment he's also anti-HK/pro-Beijing.


xenolingual t1_j7b4had wrote

Like many smaller cities: Investments in public resources, infrastructure, transportation, mixed-income housing, walkable residential areas with convenient, walkable access to businesses (pharmacies, groceries, etc), small parks and sitting areas. Prioritising resident human-owned property development over commercial legal entity-owned property development. etc.