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Re: probably a bloody obvious question...

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Sunday, August 20, 2000, 22:37
On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Padraic Brown wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Yoon Ha Lee wrote: > > >Needless to say, I didn't consider it worth my time. :-/ And I'm phobic > >about college-level chemistry simply because I have *no* background. > > That could certainly be a problem! But I think it's something that > you shouldn't have too much trouble handling. Especially if your > maths are good.
My GPA in math courses alone is very good...for what *that's* worth. I'm unfortunately not as good at computational math, but everytime I tell someone I want to learn more theoretical math (I'm taking abstract algebra and intro to topology this semester, which ought to be fun) they just shudder. <G>
> >> A man of many talents! I never had the patience for beaded jewellery
> > > ><cough/wry grin> Woman. But my name is (my parents tell me) more often > >male than female. > > Bugger. You know, when I was writing that, a suspicious little part > of my mind said "You know, that might just be a woman you're writing > to!" Alas for our text only medium! Well, same thing happens to me; > as it's an uncommon name to most English speakers. > > Padraic.
Know the feeling. <G> Is your name rendered "Patrick" by English-speakers who know no better? I'd love to learn any Celtic language, but it's not something I'm going to attempt without guidance. I borrowed an Irish Gaelic grammar from a friend for a week once, and I couldn't figure out what was meant by "broad" and "narrow" vowels (?), among other things, so I just gave up. I've been mistaken as male many times, simply because my name's ambiguous even in Korean! Go máire tú i bhfad agus rath, (I *hope* I have the accents right...) YHL