May 18, 2017 11:03 am at 11:03 am #1280454
The information is not inherently negative. How it’s said could impart negativity.May 18, 2017 11:22 am at 11:22 am #1280468HealthParticipant
SG -“Carlos and Gabby closed. There is a new dairy place there, haven’t tried it (yet).”
What’s the reason they closed down? I’d assume because it was in that corner, a bad location!
So Upper Crust will have the same problem.May 18, 2017 11:22 am at 11:22 am #1280480
What is the difference between saying “store x sells item “a” cheaper than store y does” (which you think is inherently fine) and writing that I charge more for my product than someone else does (which you think is only okay l’toeles)?May 18, 2017 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm #1280519
I’m not saying; I’m questioning.May 18, 2017 1:14 pm at 1:14 pm #1280567
Joseph, you wrote as follows:
“There’s zero problem making a public announcement from the Bimah that Reuven charges $2 for apples while Shimon charges $3 for apples, assuming both prices are within halachicly accepted parameters?”
That is a statement, not a question.May 18, 2017 1:23 pm at 1:23 pm #1280572
Lilmod, did you miss noticing the question mark in both my comment and in your quote of my comment?May 18, 2017 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm #1280582
Lilmod – did you miss noticing the question mark in both my comment and in your quote of my comment?May 18, 2017 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm #1280654
Joseph, I probably did not notice the question mark for the following reason: the sentence started off with “There’s zero problem..”
In english (to the best of my knowledge) such a statement can not end with a question mark. It is true that in yinglish, it can 🙂 , but I am not the biggest expert on yinglish and usually stick to english.
Also, if it was a question, it’s a bit odd to have the second question right afterwards before the first question was answered. It makes it sound like you are already assuming that the answer to the first question was yes. If you had started the second question with the words “if so..”, your meaning would have more understandable.
In any case, I understand now that it was a question. Thank you for clarifying. I think the answer is “no”. There is not “zero problem” with it, and in fact I think it would be a problem.May 18, 2017 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm #1280655
I answered above.May 18, 2017 7:04 pm at 7:04 pm #1280746
Lilmod, your English lesson is incorrect. Haifagirl can back me up on this. 🤣 My comment, as a question indicated with a question mark, is linguistically correct in posing and wording.May 18, 2017 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #1280752
I’m not sure. I’ll have to ask my mom – she’s an expert on correct english.
In any case, it’s certainly not the normal way to phrase a question. Certainly not this type of question. Maybe if I had previously written that I thought there was zero problem with the case in question, it would make sense to throw it back at me and ask rhetorically, “There’s zero problem…?”
But under the circumstances it’s a strange way to phrase the question. It would have made much more sense to write, “is there any problem with …..” “If not, then…”
On second thought, I’m not asking my mother. I don’t want to tell her about the CR. Let’s ask Haifagirl instead.May 18, 2017 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #1280762
What makes you think the question was primarily posed to you? It was a follow up to DY’s comment.May 18, 2017 8:20 pm at 8:20 pm #1280772
Which one? It was after mine, so I thought it was in response to my post. I realize now that it should have been slanted more to the right if it were a reply to my post, but I’m still not sure which post it’s in response to. Can you clarify for me? Thanks!May 18, 2017 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm #1280798
To DY’s comment right above mine. Your comment in-between was a “Reply” to his, so it is indented. But mine was posted as a primary comment, not using the “Reply” feature, so it is on the same level as DY’s, one below.
Also notice the timestamp of your “Reply” comment between his and mine. Your comment was made after mine, so mine couldn’t have been a reply to yours.May 21, 2017 11:38 am at 11:38 am #1281360
DY – I’m still waiting for a response…May 21, 2017 11:38 am at 11:38 am #1281363
Joseph – I asked my mother in the end. She said that it’s not correct English; it’s a Yiddishism. She said that the correct way to say it would be: “There’s zero problem with…. , right?”
(funny how our responses were so similar. I guess I’m my mother’s daughter…)May 21, 2017 11:41 am at 11:41 am #1281379
DY – I’m still waiting for a response…
To what?May 21, 2017 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm #1281391
Your mom’s incorrect about the English quoted being incorrect. Her suggestion is also correct and may have made the understanding easier, but the original post is linguistically correct as well.May 21, 2017 1:48 pm at 1:48 pm #1281386May 21, 2017 1:51 pm at 1:51 pm #1281427
I’ve had several responses on this thread.May 21, 2017 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #1281704
in case that gets blocked: It was supposed to be the link for post #480May 21, 2017 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #1281701
it was supposed to be th link for post #480May 21, 2017 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #1281816
That was already addressed in #185 and #454.May 22, 2017 9:48 am at 9:48 am #1282459FuturePOTUSParticipant
Lilmod, no disrespect intended, your position on Lashon Hara seems to be coming from something other than what it seems to be. Why do you have such an attachment to this issue?
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