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Iversen
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 Message 2225 of 3735
10 April 2012 at 9:50am | IP Logged 
When you spend 6 days on an Easter Holiday with your sister, and the most enduring experience was the spot in the Roman Museum in Colonia Ulpia Traiana (Xanten in Germany) where you can stand between two Roman soldiers who have a chat in Latin - without any translation so that you can have it totally for yourself.
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Warp3
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 Message 2226 of 3735
15 April 2012 at 6:47am | IP Logged 
...when you are exploring a new map (for a first-person shooter) in a private match with friends and discover that there is Korean writing on the trucks. While your friends spend the remainder of the round exploring the layout of the map, you spend that time reading every sign and billboard you can find.
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Cavesa
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 Message 2227 of 3735
15 April 2012 at 8:19am | IP Logged 
An addition to my previous bookshop-themed post:

When you get an e-mail and the shop-assistant announces an early arrival of the book you
have asked about and that she has already put a copy aside for you. (It is a good
strategy, when someone cares that much, I can't just postpone the buy till I have more
money :-D )

When you must tell yourself on the way around smaller bookshops: "I must not go inside,
it would look stupid to roam around the foreign language shelves so often and not buy."
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Einarr
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 Message 2228 of 3735
15 April 2012 at 9:47am | IP Logged 
..when you can understand and translate better the meaning of a phrase in Spanish (in my case), than a friend who went to courses in it, while you've never studied it for real.
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Johnnysd
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 Message 2229 of 3735
15 April 2012 at 10:46pm | IP Logged 
When you see a movie, they speak a language you don't know and it's not subtitled, and
you wanna learn that language just so you can understand that dialogue.

Edited by Johnnysd on 15 April 2012 at 10:46pm

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meramarina
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 Message 2230 of 3735
15 April 2012 at 11:58pm | IP Logged 
When you are editing a document and instead of Check in you unthinkingly type Czech in !

I like that much better and was very sad when I had to fix the error.
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Mauritz
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 Message 2231 of 3735
16 April 2012 at 12:32am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
When you are editing a document and instead of Check in you unthinkingly type
Czech in !

I like that much better and was very sad when I had to fix the error.

I had a similar experience today! I was watching a documentary about NASA and the prelude to the first moon
landing. At one point I wasn't paying that much attention when I suddenly one of the crew say "We had to read
Czech". Struggling to figure out why they had to do that, I realized that he was talking about rechecking something
on the rocket.
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Teango
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 Message 2232 of 3735
16 April 2012 at 3:12pm | IP Logged 
When you go all the way to Russia and somehow manage to return with a collection of classic Russian folk tales...in Japanese!




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