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[snip]
> ><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.
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...)