Originally posted by <zirf>:
There were three suppositions: 1 - zirf is Slavic; 2 - zirf is female; 3 - zirf is recent immigrant from Russia.
One of it is true.
I only met one criteria. I think you have to be at least part slavic to be a member. Nothing else matters.
Originally posted by Alan Labout:
The only question is whether you still qualify for membership in our Slavic Union since you only met one of these criteria.
Mapraputa Is: I once was talking to a woman, a complete stranger on the street, and she said I am from Russia after I said 2,5 words. Turned out she teaches English as a Second Language and can tell where people are from by accent. I thought that maybe there are similar patterns in writing too. Typical grammar mistakes, something like this. Kinda "written accent".
What you used can be called "intellectual accent"
Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
I doubt Howard Kushner is ethnically Slavic, but all his grandparents came for Russia... You see, definitions are a tricky business.
As to the former, I am half Czech and half Swedish, born in NY. You have to go back to the 1800's to find a direct relative of mine not born in the US. So I think membership is based on Map's whim. As to the second, membership cards are not required but feel free to make one for yourself.
Originally posted by Howard Kushner:
I am insanely curious now, what are the criteria for membership in the Slavic Union and when will we be issuing membership cards. Shall I design it myself?