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Cheyenne Lin

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Imagine if there was no pop culture.

The world seems to be more obsessed with celebrities than real world issues. What if there was only traditional culture of countries and no popular culture. Imagine it... where would we be without pop culture idols? In a better or worse place?

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    Aug 30 2011: Definately would be in a better place, at least with the pop culture idols we have today. The result of idolizing those that have met manufactured success, or success by chance is tragic. Consider the vast majority of successful pop songs deal with the ego in it's shallowest form, and the implications it has.

    Being Canadian I see a variety of traditional art forms all around me. Though they are with merit, interesting and enjoyable let's not forget that art is supposed to reflect current culture. What we truly need are artists topping the charts who are saying something worthwhile.
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      Aug 30 2011: This is about the 10th time in recent weeks I have seen the word "definitely" spelled "definately."

      And seeing as this particular scribe is "anon-ymous," I figure it is a good opportunity to point it out without embarrassing anyone.

      Definitely is definitely spelled d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y. Or to put it another way: Definitely is definitely not spelled d-e-f-i-n-a-t-e-l-y.

      Pass it on.
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        Aug 30 2011: I type fast and rely heavily on spell check. You seem smart enough to understand what I meant without resorting to petty corrections. As for Lennon, he said something imortant and got people thinking, we need more of that.
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          Aug 30 2011: im with you on that, people know exactly what you said, but chose to correct it anyways. shows how stupid the english language is.
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          Aug 30 2011: Hi Anon Ymous,

          It's a joke ... based in reality ... but a joke

          Seriously, I chose to correct a common spelling mistake with you because - well I like words to be spelled correctly* - and you are "anonymous" and, as such, you are personally shielded from embarrassment.

          I apologize if the humour was not evident.

          Tim, from time to time, I teach English as a second language; you're right: English is a pretty stupid language. How many ways are there to pronounce "ough?" Through, enough, bough, dough, thought, etc, etc.

          * I am a terrible speller; I'm dyslexic. Without spellcheck, I would be lost. BTW my spellcheck does catch definately.
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          Aug 31 2011: its cool i am slightly defensive, as i dont attempt to edit for spelling in anything i do and have a few friends who think i care when they correct it lol. :) HAVE AN AMAZING DAY THOMAS!

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