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yumyumtimtam 02-04-2010 01:55 PM

*Questions about English*Help me Pleeeeeez
 
Thank you for visiting here, and my questions about English below are already solved (thank u !), but I have new ones and I'll be happy if you can help me there too.
and I'll be happy to help you with Japanese!
So feel free to leave your questions!


Have a lovely day everyone:)



Hello everyone
How are you today?

I have some questions today...can you help?




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Is "See you Wednesday!" OK?

or it has to be

"See you on Wednesday!" ?



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How do you abbreviate "Thursday"?

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu? or Thur?
Fri
Sat
Sun

Im just curious...



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Is it true that you eat oysters in the months with R (I mean SeptemberR,OctobeR, NovenbeR and DecembeR) because it's good for you?
I heard this on a TV programme in Japan.

In that case, how about JanuaRy, FebruaRy, MaRch and ApRil ?


Thank you
and
Have a good weekend:ywave:


yuriyuri 02-04-2010 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yumyumtimtam (Post 798400)
Is "See you Wednesday!" OK?

or it has to be

"See you on Wednesday!" ?

Both are absolutely fine.

Quote:

Originally Posted by yumyumtimtam (Post 798400)

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How do you abbreviate "Thursday"?

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu? or Thur?
Fri
Sat
Sun

Im just curious...

You can write it as "T", "Th", "Thu", "Thur" or "Thurs" depending on the format

M T W T F S S
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
etc.

Quote:

Originally Posted by yumyumtimtam (Post 798400)

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Is it true that you eat oysters in the months with R (I mean SeptemberR,OctobeR, NovenbeR and DecembeR) because it's good for you?
I heard this on a TV programme in Japan.

In that case, how about JanuaRy, FebruaRy, MaRch and ApRil ?

I have never heard of this personally.

Hope this helps :)

yumyumtimtam 02-04-2010 02:30 PM

Thank you Yuriyuri-san
 
Thank you Yuriyuri-san !

Can I ask you again?

Quote:

Originally Posted by yuriyuri (Post 798403)
You can write it as "T", "Th", "Thu", "Thur" or "Thurs" depending on the format

I see.

How about you Yuriyuri san?
Thu or Thur
Which do you prefer to use?

Someone told me it's wrong to write
like this...
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thur
Fri
Sat
Sun

She said it has to be 3 letters "Thu"!

so I just wonder which is common Thu or Thur...

yuriyuri 02-04-2010 02:34 PM

I would use "Thu" just because all of the others are 3 letters long.

But in my opinion "Thur" is not wrong.

Something I forgot to mention is that I have also seen it as "Thr"

I would have to say write in whatever way you like.
If for some reason I thought "Thur" looked better, then that is how I would write it.

yumyumtimtam 02-04-2010 02:37 PM

thank you
 
Thank you very much ありがとう

StueyT 02-04-2010 02:39 PM

Thur is not wrong, but it is unusual. Thu is usually written on calendars because they limit all days to 3 letters. Just for consistancy.

On a side note, although it is usual to see 'Wed', you can also see 'Weds' sometimes...

Columbine 02-04-2010 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yumyumtimtam (Post 798400)
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Is it true that you eat oysters in the months with R (I mean SeptemberR,OctobeR, NovenbeR and DecembeR) because it's good for you?
I heard this on a TV programme in Japan.

In that case, how about JanuaRy, FebruaRy, MaRch and ApRil ?

This comes from England and France mostly. Native oyster (Ostrea edulis) season is from September until April because in the summer months (May, June, July, August) the Oysters are breeding. When they spawn, they go soft and milky, which is unpleasant to eat and means they spoil faster and can cause food poisoning more easily. It's also against the law to eat them when they're breeding.

You can eat another type of oyster called a 'rock oyster' (Crassostrea gigas) all year round.

yumyumtimtam 02-04-2010 03:22 PM

thank you StueyT
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StueyT (Post 798410)
On a side note, although it is usual to see 'Wed', you can also see 'Weds' sometimes...

I didn't know that, thank you!

yumyumtimtam 02-04-2010 03:34 PM

Thank you Columbine-san
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Columbine (Post 798414)
This comes from England and France mostly. Native oyster (Ostrea edulis) season is from September until April because in the summer months (May, June, July, August) the Oysters are breeding. When they spawn, they go soft and milky, which is unpleasant to eat and means they spoil faster and can cause food poisoning more easily. It's also against the law to eat them when they're breeding.

You can eat another type of oyster called a 'rock oyster' (Crassostrea gigas) all year round.

I see... なるほど...

Thank you very much!

Actually I had some oysters for dinner yesterday:) 牡蛎鍋(かきなべ)

have a good weekend Columbine:ywave:

TalnSG 02-04-2010 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yumyumtimtam (Post 798400)
Is it true that you eat oysters in the months with R (I mean SeptemberR,OctobeR, NovenbeR and DecembeR) because it's good for you?
I heard this on a TV programme in Japan.

In that case, how about JanuaRy, FebruaRy, MaRch and ApRil ?

Thank you
and
Have a good weekend:ywave:

Tradition is that is only in months ENDING in R. That is because of naturally occuring warm tides and algae blooms in spring and summer. Its not that they are better then, but there is less chance of contamination. Since my father used that as a guide in the U.S. and U.K., I have to wonder if it really applies in Japan since the currents are not quite the same.

Personally, I only eat oyster in months ending in Z.


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