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Old 06-19-2008, 09:48 AM   #6
Misogi-no-Gyo
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Re: Meaning of Shisei

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Ani Forbes wrote: View Post
Is this not an example of where using japanese instead of equally useful english confused the meaning of the sentence? the japanese shisei and the english posture or stance is the same, and therefore I don't see any reason to use shisei in the first place.
okay, I'll bite

...and while we're at it, let's get rid of all the silly latin words from the medical field. Using a dead language just makes it all so confusing. I mean, come on, wouldn't it be just grrrrreat if everyone could be a doctor? Wouldn't it?

Of course, it would be totally outlandish to consider that, while we don't have the context from which the statement was quoted, that perhaps, just maybe, the person saying it was Japanese?

Hope I didn't leave a mark...
okay, that last line might have been just a little sarcastic.

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