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beano
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 Message 2897 of 3735
15 April 2013 at 11:35am | IP Logged 
You actively seek out a film because you know there is a language theme running through it.
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Jinx
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 Message 2898 of 3735
15 April 2013 at 9:12pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
When you need some random HP info, and you google Cho Chung instead of Cho Chang.


That reminds me of this slam poetry piece I found the other day. Commenters say the linguistic aspects of the poem have some inaccuracies – e.g. one person says "both Cho and Chang ARE Chinese words pronounced in the Cantonese dialect and can be used as first and last names" – but I mainly just like it for the comment about 'a Frenchman named García Sanchez'. :)
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Zireael
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 Message 2899 of 3735
16 April 2013 at 8:38am | IP Logged 
When you start wondering about a possible connection between die Traume (sleep in German) and traumatic...
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Josquin
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 Message 2900 of 3735
16 April 2013 at 1:52pm | IP Logged 
Zireael wrote:
die Traume (sleep in German)

"Der Traum" (pl. die Träume) means "dream" not "sleep". I don't think it's related to "trauma".
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DaraghM
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 Message 2901 of 3735
16 April 2013 at 3:01pm | IP Logged 
You notice that most of the language materials are missing from your local bookshop, and you fear it's not just an inventory issue, but the start of the language book Rapture. The LBR when all the good books are taken to heaven, leaving only the bad ones behind, like some Teach Yourself and the Tony Buzan courses.


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osoymar
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 Message 2902 of 3735
16 April 2013 at 7:15pm | IP Logged 
Or when your local bookshop has only ever carried terrible language materials and you
fear that any day you may end up standing outside with a copy of assimil like a deranged
street preacher.
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Jinx
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 Message 2903 of 3735
16 April 2013 at 7:52pm | IP Logged 
Other people: get all flustered when spoken to by someone they have a crush on.
Me: gets all flustered when spoken to in a language I have a crush on.

My BCSM teacher asked me yesterday "Da li imaš 'Handy'?" (Do you have a cellphone?) and although I understood the question with no problem, I was so thrilled to have just been asked my first ever question in Serbo-Croatian that I just sat there smiling at him like an idiot.

Edited by Jinx on 16 April 2013 at 7:53pm

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cacue23
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 Message 2904 of 3735
16 April 2013 at 8:04pm | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
You know you are a language nerd when all the gifts from friends and family are books to help you learn your target language(s). You are even a bigger(greater?) language nerd if you have to return all of them because you already own them all. And you are the biggest (or greatest) language nerd if you not only own them, but most have yet be opened.


And your friends and family have no other choice but to use these books themselves and years later you are totally confused when your friends and family say to you: "You know, if it weren't for you I wouldn't have learned such and such language."

I haven't had a chance to make the above-mentioned situation real though.


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