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Serpent
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 Message 3649 of 3735
29 July 2015 at 7:09am | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
Also, when you're choosing a new laptop and for a week you look only at the ones with a numeric keyboard until you decide to look into other ways of inputting special characters.

And when you find yourself choosing between acer and vivobook and it's honestly not because of the names
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jeff_lindqvist
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 Message 3650 of 3735
04 August 2015 at 7:57pm | IP Logged 
...when you're extra worried about the future of HTLAL since you're on holiday and don't know if it will exist when youre back (it does!).
...when you're on holiday and speak Irish, English, Spanish, German and Swedish (in that descending order).
...when you fill your luggage with Irish reading material which will keep you busy for the next two years.
...when you despite the intensive days and lack of sleep spend the five hour bus trip back to Dublin chatting with your polyglot friend about languages in general, learning methods, language blogs etc.
...when you wish that you and your friends from the Polyglot Gathering could all synchronize your holidays next year.
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Teango
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 Message 3651 of 3735
04 August 2015 at 11:11pm | IP Logged 
When you dream in Toki Pona!
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g-bod
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 Message 3652 of 3735
04 August 2015 at 11:44pm | IP Logged 
When upon realising that you messed up when you booked train tickets online for your upcoming trip to Germany, your first thought is "at least it will be a good opportunity to practice if I try and sort this mess out at the ticket office".
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Via Diva
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 Message 3653 of 3735
06 August 2015 at 1:42am | IP Logged 
When you're glad to see that in Windows 10 the area in which the typing language is
mentioned, now uses three-letter code in the language which is used. Basically, instead
of RU and EN we how have РУС and ENG. And this is good.
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meramarina
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 Message 3654 of 3735
06 August 2015 at 3:01am | IP Logged 
When you are shopping for a new computer and you change the language settings on all the display computers.

Sometimes you just have to remind the general public that English is not the only language.
It's a public service.
You're welcome!




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Luso
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 Message 3655 of 3735
06 August 2015 at 3:37am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
When you are shopping for a new computer and you change the language settings on all the display computers.

When you get a new phone, start messing with the languages, accidentally choose one you don't understand and spend some 15+ minutes worrying about whether you'll get it back to one you recognise without having messed up all the definitions first.

(N.B.: This actually happened to me and the 15 minutes are probably an understatement. The language in question seemed Czech, Polish, or a similar one.)
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meramarina
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 Message 3656 of 3735
06 August 2015 at 4:02am | IP Logged 
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When you get a new phone, start messing with the languages, accidentally choose one you don't understand and spend some 15+ minutes worrying about whether you'll get it back to one you recognise without having messed up all the definitions first.


I did this too. I mistakenly changed the language to Korean! I know no Korean, so I was not nerd enough to know how to fix it.



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