Yoichi Oishi

Japan

Age: 81

I'm living in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan. I worked in both local and multi-national advertising agencies for 40 years. After retiring ad agency, I studied Chinese language (now almost forgotten) in a Beijing university one and a half year. Then coming back to Japan, I worked as a freelance marketing consultant. I'm now totally retired. I still keep learning English and reading English news papers everyday to be abreast with trends du jour. I like travel and photographing. I'm living with my wife as an empty-nester.

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comment What does “Empedocles’ sandal” mean in terms of English usage?
@Amphiteoth. Thank you for providing me a valuable source. Since I didn't know anything about Empedocles, it's very informative, and will give me a clue to this phrase.
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@Erik Kowal. Thanks a lot. My original text became clearer,smoother, and much more "English like" by your editing.
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comment Is “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet” a common or respectable English expression?
In addition to the valuable answers I received from our colleagues, I found the definition and examples of "double negative" including "You ain't nothin yet" provided in the Free Dictionary comprehensible through the search I made after posting this question.
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accepted Is “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet” a common or respectable English expression?
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asked Is “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet” a common or respectable English expression?
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revised Completing something just to finish it despite lack of interest - is called …?
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accepted What does “Legacy of the void” in terms of “Gray tsunami” mean?
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revised Is “Grey tsunami” a mere metaphor, or acknowledged phrase to represent for accelerated global increase of old age population?
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comment What does “Legacy of the void” in terms of “Gray tsunami” mean?
Robusto-san. I understood this (Legacy of the void) is a forced application of the words. But could you elaborate a bit more about what the author really mean by this phrase? I cannot get the idea. Perhaps only the author may know.
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revised What does “and counting” in “Bits of plastic in oceans: 5.25 trillion and counting” mean?
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