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Phantom Kat
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 Message 1505 of 3735
18 March 2011 at 5:47pm | IP Logged 
- when you're watching "Detective Conan" and you notice that in the first part of the opening the word "detective" passes by in multiple languages. You immediately press pause and try to catch all of the words to try and guess their languages. Sadly the episodes I'm on right now use a different opening. :c

- when you're watching your Spanish novela and one of the characters, who is drunk, utters, "Arigatou goizamasu," to the woman who is helping him on his feet. You flip out and immediately translate for your mom.

- Kat

Edited by Phantom Kat on 18 March 2011 at 5:48pm

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mashmusic11235
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 Message 1506 of 3735
19 March 2011 at 4:50pm | IP Logged 
When you spend a good hour fanboying to your girlfriend about a torrent you're downloading which has resources for 30-some languages (squeeeeeee!).

When one of the first of those language resources you open is for Avestan (the language of Zoroastrian scripture) and (even though you're neither Zoroastrian nor will really get any use out of this language) spend an hour learning the script.

When you're in Panera Bread with your mom, and you're elated/trying to listen in to a tutor teaching Arabic at the next table.
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LazyLinguist
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 Message 1507 of 3735
19 March 2011 at 6:57pm | IP Logged 
When your first call for new bands is the music forum on this website.
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ReneeMona
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 Message 1508 of 3735
21 March 2011 at 10:16pm | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you nearly get hit by a car because you're so engrossed in your new Berlitz Essential Spanish book that you crossed the street without looking up. (Don't walk and read at the same time, kids!)
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psy88
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 Message 1509 of 3735
22 March 2011 at 3:19am | IP Logged 
ReneeMona wrote:
You know you're a language nerd when you nearly get hit by a car because you're so engrossed in your new Berlitz Essential Spanish book that you crossed the street without looking up. (Don't walk and read at the same time, kids!)




I am glad you didn't get run over. Now, if the driver was also a language nerd doing his Berlitz while driving,things might have been very different.
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patuco
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 Message 1510 of 3735
25 March 2011 at 6:59pm | IP Logged 
Jinx wrote:
Alois M. wrote:
.... when language learning-related material occupies 25 GB of your PC's hard-disk.


Oh yeah? How about... SIXTY gigabytes?


Nowhere nearly enough for a true language nerd. I've got nearly 1 TB, in just about every language under the Sun. This is after burning all my foreign films because my 2TB external hard drive was running out of space. Instead, I've now got over 500 DVDs, with two or three films on each.

I'm never going to read (or watch) everything I've got, but there's no way I would ever get rid of them.
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LanguageSponge
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 Message 1511 of 3735
25 March 2011 at 7:10pm | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you're in hospital and you get given the dinner menu, on which one of the options is "mandarins" - you're confused because to you, Mandarin is only a language, not anything else.

Also you know you're a language nerd when the consultant comes in regarding the (fairly serious) operation you're going to be having the next day, and the only thing you can concentrate on is not what she's telling you, but trying to work out what part of Germany she comes from :P
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Jinx
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 Message 1512 of 3735
26 March 2011 at 1:22am | IP Logged 
patuco wrote:
Jinx wrote:
Alois M. wrote:
.... when language learning-related material occupies 25 GB of your PC's hard-disk.


Oh yeah? How about... SIXTY gigabytes?


Nowhere nearly enough for a true language nerd. I've got nearly 1 TB, in just about every language under the Sun. This is after burning all my foreign films because my 2TB external hard drive was running out of space. Instead, I've now got over 500 DVDs, with two or three films on each.

I'm never going to read (or watch) everything I've got, but there's no way I would ever get rid of them.


Hey, no fair, I didn't realize we could count our foreign-language films! I was going by academic material alone! *goes running off to re-calculate* Okay... I think you still win, patuco. ;)

EDIT: Got any recommendations for a dependable and not absurdly expensive external drive? The only good brand I know is Western Digital, but I'd like to be able to do some comparison shopping. The one I've got is 360 gigs, I think, and cost maybe $70. Is that a good price, or could I get better? I was hoping to find a 1TB without breaking $100, but if that kind of price comes at the expense of quality, I don't want to risk it. My language material is too important. :)

Edited by Jinx on 26 March 2011 at 1:26am



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