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And now a step backwards…

Posted by Ryan on November 16, 2014 in Technology, Transworld |

It is often customary when an item breaks to replace it with an item of similar functionality (a lateral transition) or an item of enhanced functionality (an advance). Not so in Taiwan, however, and not at TransWorld. Case in point: our old water machine. I do not have a picture of the old water machine, […]

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Even old technology is technology

Posted by Ryan on October 23, 2014 in Technology, Transworld, Transworld Policy |

As a university of technology, one might expect that TransWorld would be on the ball with up-to-date systems, servers, and equipment, but that isn’t always the case.

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TransWorld Engrish 2

Posted by Ryan on April 24, 2011 in Transworld |

I’ve got a bunch of pictures of random Engrish (bad English) that I’ve found around TransWorld. If only people would ask for help or use spell check or pull out a dictionary, this could all be avoided. The Transworld Ambassadord? AmbassadorS. This was a booklet that was handed out for some reason or another. I […]

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Transworld Engrish

Posted by Ryan on August 10, 2010 in Transworld |

Engrish is “unusual English originating in East Asian countries. The term itself arises from the ethnic stereotype that Japanese people often confuse the English phonemes “r” and “l”, since the Japanese language has one alveolar consonant in place of both.” (from Wikipedia). Engrish basically refers to any badly worded, ungrammatical, misspelled English found in Asian […]

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Some Positive Things

Posted by Ryan on May 14, 2010 in Transworld |

I don’t like to spend all my time pointing out things I disagree with. I thought I would point out a few things I love about Transworld. 1. My students. My students are awesome. No doubt about it. They are funny, most are eager to learn, and make for some pretty fun classes. Some of […]

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