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lyzazel
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 Message 33 of 56
14 September 2009 at 9:47pm | IP Logged 
J-Learner wrote:
I've studied about 20 languages. Can I say I speak 20 languages?

Has he simply studied 58/59 languages and says that he speaks them all?

Silly mistake, I think.

Good on him for getting good in the ones he is good in though.


It depends. The blog post says that Ziad was tired and under a jet-lag and unprepared.

In my opinion, having said that you speak n languages, the reservation that you wouldn't necessarily speak all of the n languages whenever asked and under any emotional condition all of the time would in some cases be reasonable.
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J-Learner
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 Message 34 of 56
18 September 2009 at 9:35am | IP Logged 
I can't agree with that.

I'm an insomniac and I can still understand English perfectly after not sleeping for 48 hours and being in a bad mood.

It's nothing but wishful thinking...

Ziad got caught out...
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Volte
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 Message 35 of 56
18 September 2009 at 10:04am | IP Logged 
J-Learner wrote:
I'm an insomniac and I can still understand English perfectly after not sleeping for 48 hours and being in a bad mood.


When sufficiently tired, I can misunderstand English more often than when wide awake, though I still usually get it right. For other languages, depending on how well I know them and how much I've dealt with them when tired, the situation is a big uglier.
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Walshy
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 Message 36 of 56
18 September 2009 at 11:47am | IP Logged 
What's the time-zone difference between Rio de Janeiro and Santiago?

Can't be more than a couple of hours.

Jet-lag? Come on.

Edit: there's only a one hour difference in time zones.

Edited by Walshy on 18 September 2009 at 12:03pm

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Jiwon
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 Message 37 of 56
18 September 2009 at 4:40pm | IP Logged 
Guys, let's try not to make it another "Ziad Fazah bashing" thread.
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J-Learner
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 Message 38 of 56
22 September 2009 at 8:35am | IP Logged 
The thing that sucks ,Jiwon, is that the people who support this guy offer bogus intellectual reasoning as to why he FAILED.

I have no dishonesty to be ashamed of. Ziad and the people who blindly support him do.
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Jiwon
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 Message 39 of 56
22 September 2009 at 4:52pm | IP Logged 
J-Learner wrote:
The thing that sucks ,Jiwon, is that the people who support this guy offer bogus intellectual reasoning as to why he FAILED.

I have no dishonesty to be ashamed of. Ziad and the people who blindly support him do.


I don't support him either, but we already have a thread that's been closed because of too much Ziad bashing. If you can't help it, at least don't make it sound so blatant. There are ways to diss someone more subtly.
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J-Learner
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 Message 40 of 56
22 September 2009 at 5:51pm | IP Logged 
I'll keep that in mind Jiwon...though I always call fakes out loud and clear when I see them...


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