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*Questions about English*Help me Pleeeeeez - 02-04-2010, 01:55 PM

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!
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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 ?


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02-04-2010, 02:16 PM

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Is "See you Wednesday!" OK?

or it has to be

"See you on Wednesday!" ?
Both are absolutely fine.

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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.

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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

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Thank you Yuriyuri-san - 02-04-2010, 02:30 PM

Thank you Yuriyuri-san !

Can I ask you again?

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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...

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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.
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thank you - 02-04-2010, 02:37 PM

Thank you very much ありがとう
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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...


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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.
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On a side note, although it is usual to see 'Wed', you can also see 'Weds' sometimes...
I didn't know that, thank you!
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Thank you Columbine-san - 02-04-2010, 03:34 PM

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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
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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
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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