This is my last response to angry alcoholic redneck who seems to make a habit of referring to other people's families when he has nothing else. I could list a reference to alcoholism demographics, but I will refrain.DetroitMuscle wrote:I guess I'd be offended if it weren't coming from a man who couldn't hack it back in his country so left and became a life long TEFL teacher in Cambodia, barely able to provide for his family.
1. You couldn't hack it as a TEFLer even in Cambodia. For you to criticise someone who has, for 16 years, is a joke.
2. 16 years is not 'life'. I suspect your concept of what 'life' is may be influenced by whatever experience you may have had with Correctional Institutions in Murika. It's scary that you were a teacher here, but cannot even understand the following:
'Most grammarists agree that lifelong – meaning lasting through one’s existence, as in a lifelong friendship – should be one word rather than two words or hyphenated.
Confusion over the spelling arises because punctuation rules say that compound words, when used as an adjective, usually require a hyphen, as in well-known man. “Usually” is the operative word here, as lifelong is an exception. The same applies to other “long” words that show a length of time, such as daylong, monthlong, weeklong and yearlong.
Life long is never correct. Typically compound words with a space consist of two nouns, such as ice cream.'
Perhaps the 'school' you taught at just wanted another incompetent white face to fool parents.
I will no longer indulge in this back and forth with you. You're blocked.
Oh, I forgot: LOL