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WentworthsGal
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 Message 1801 of 3735
10 July 2011 at 3:37pm | IP Logged 
...When you've read all the 1805 messages before this one.

...and have tears rollng down your cheeks through laughter! (Becuase you recognise many replies)

...When a friend goes to some obscure country on holiday and you offer to lend them a phrase book (which you have yet to read yourself of course!)

Love this thread btw :o) x
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psy88
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 Message 1802 of 3735
10 July 2011 at 9:48pm | IP Logged 
when you are bored (I know, I know, a true language nerd would never be bored because there is always another language to study, but I needed to take a break) and you flip channels on the TV only to find I Love Lucy, an American sit-com from the 50's. It is show you haven't seen in years, nor were you ever a big fan of it, but this time WOW! You hit the jackpot.It is an episode you have not seen before. Lucy is arrested in France.The police are trying to interrogate her. In the finale, Lucy tells Desi in English what has happened, he tells another prisoner(who speaks German and Spanish, but no English or French) in Spanish, this person in turn tells a French policeman(who speaks German and French but no English or Spanish) in German, who in turn tells the French officer in charge in French. They go back and forth several times. You are laughing hysterically because they are using your two target languages and you are understanding everything,. You wish you were there to help. You also think that perhaps German would be a good third target language.
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janalisa
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 Message 1803 of 3735
11 July 2011 at 12:47am | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
when you are bored (I know, I know, a true language nerd would never be bored because there is always another language to study, but I needed to take a break) and you flip channels on the TV only to find I Love Lucy, an American sit-com from the 50's. It is show you haven't seen in years, nor were you ever a big fan of it, but this time WOW! You hit the jackpot.It is an episode you have not seen before. Lucy is arrested in France.The police are trying to interrogate her. In the finale, Lucy tells Desi in English what has happened, he tells another prisoner(who speaks German and Spanish, but no English or French) in Spanish, this person in turn tells a French policeman(who speaks German and French but no English or Spanish) in German, who in turn tells the French officer in charge in French. They go back and forth several times. You are laughing hysterically because they are using your two target languages and you are understanding everything,. You wish you were there to help. You also think that perhaps German would be a good third target language.


Look, I found it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtbbo_lHqAs
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nway
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 Message 1804 of 3735
11 July 2011 at 1:09am | IP Logged 
janalisa wrote:
Look, I found it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtbbo_lHqAs

Gah, that's the best thing I've seen on YouTube all month. ._.

I wish that scenario was a regular comedic routine in contemporary TV shows...
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FireViN
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 Message 1805 of 3735
11 July 2011 at 2:54am | IP Logged 
janalisa wrote:
psy88 wrote:
when you are bored (I know, I know, a true language nerd would never be bored because there is always another language to study, but I needed to take a break) and you flip channels on the TV only to find I Love Lucy, an American sit-com from the 50's. It is show you haven't seen in years, nor were you ever a big fan of it, but this time WOW! You hit the jackpot.It is an episode you have not seen before. Lucy is arrested in France.The police are trying to interrogate her. In the finale, Lucy tells Desi in English what has happened, he tells another prisoner(who speaks German and Spanish, but no English or French) in Spanish, this person in turn tells a French policeman(who speaks German and French but no English or Spanish) in German, who in turn tells the French officer in charge in French. They go back and forth several times. You are laughing hysterically because they are using your two target languages and you are understanding everything,. You wish you were there to help. You also think that perhaps German would be a good third target language.


Look, I found it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtbbo_lHqAs


You know you're a language nerd when you realize this video has subtitles in Portuguese and that way you can't pay total attention to the spoken languages, and that makes you upset.
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LebensForm
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 Message 1806 of 3735
11 July 2011 at 5:38am | IP Logged 
nway wrote:
janalisa wrote:
Look, I found it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtbbo_lHqAs


Hahaha, Ich liebe es!! That just made my day, thanks for that!
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hjordis
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 Message 1807 of 3735
16 July 2011 at 6:14am | IP Logged 
When one of the very first things you do when you get your new ipod is figure out how to set up foreign keyboards on it.
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Levi
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 Message 1808 of 3735
16 July 2011 at 8:16am | IP Logged 
hjordis wrote:
When one of the very first things you do when you get your new ipod is figure out how to set up foreign keyboards on it.

And change the language, of course.


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