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Teango
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 Message 1009 of 3740
16 August 2010 at 12:07am | IP Logged 
nuriayasmin wrote:
when you hope that it will rain tomorrow so that you have a good reason to stay at home and study languages.

Your water witchcraft is very impressive - it's been raining cats and dogs here today (not literally of course, that would simply be too distracting)! [edit]

Edited by Teango on 16 August 2010 at 1:49am

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psy88
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 Message 1011 of 3740
16 August 2010 at 1:07am | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
nuriayasmin wrote:
when you hope that it will rain tomorrow so that you have a good reason to stay at home and study languages.

You're water witchcraft is very impressive - it's been raining cats and dogs here today (not literally of course, that would simply be too distracting)!


In Spanish, they don't say "raining cats and dogs". They use "llover a cántaros", literally "to rain pitchers", kind of like the English "raining buckets".

PS It has started to rain here, too, after a few weeks of very hot and dry weather, but I am working tomorrow anyway :-(
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mashmusic11235
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 Message 1012 of 3740
16 August 2010 at 6:13am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
You know you are a genuine Language Nerd when your Nerdery reveals disturbing things about yourself . . . .

I say that because this week Language Nerdery almost made me purchase explosives. Happens to everyone, I guess. When I am waiting in line at the grocery store, I entertain myself by reading multilingual packaging on any item within reach. So there was a display of fireworks by the counter, and I picked up a few and started to study the directions in Spanish and French on it. And I realized that my current vocabulary for blowing things up is sadly insufficient.

"You are NOT buying this explosive device just because it has a lot of interesting words about fire hazards. If you need to detonate something, you can do it in English!" I told myself. But, really, these little bombs and rockets are so very enticing when the directions for use are in another language . . . which actually makes them much more dangerous, but I admit that I wanted some. I really, really wanted some.

Why the sudden love for certain disaster? Is this just language nerdery, or do I have some hidden powderkeg of anger within me? Um, no, it's not hidden. I've been trying to win the Great Grocery Giveaway every day for months now, and never, not ONCE . . . no, no, I won't give in to gunpowder, I won't. Because what would happen if I took these home and the house caught fire, and the whole place went BOOM! how, then could I explain that I had that stuff just to study vocabulary?

I didn't buy any fireworks. I figured I could just learn multilingual pyrotechnics from the dictionary. That's so boring, though . . .

(if you are wondering why cheap explosives are available for impulsive purchase at an ordinary checkout counter, that's legal here in South Carolina. Strange, but legal)


You never struck me as the blow-stuff-up-so-that-I-can-lean-some-blowing-stuff-up-words type :)

Actually, explosives are availible for impulsive purchase here in Pennsylvania, as well. They should have a warning on them saying: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND LANGUAGE NERDS!

Edited by mashmusic11235 on 16 August 2010 at 6:16am

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deej
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 Message 1013 of 3740
16 August 2010 at 1:18pm | IP Logged 
When you ask your wife/girlfriend(who speaks only English) to shout 'Oui, oui!' or 'Si,
si!' instead of 'Yes, yes!' when you're in bed as it helps you reach orgasm.
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LazyLinguist
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 Message 1014 of 3740
16 August 2010 at 4:54pm | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
johntm93 wrote:
ReneeMona wrote:
You know you're a language nerd
when adding languages to your hit list
feels a lot like being a kid in a candy store; “Oh, I want this one! Ooooh, and that
one!”
When you don't add languages to your hit list for this very reason.


Good strategy. I have "upgraded" several languages (Finnish, Hungarian, Georgian,
Romanian, Persian) to high priority on there and now I want to learn all of them really
badly! I don't know what I'm going to do, because I just don't have time right now...

EDIT: Originally I wrote "a couple languages" and then realized that five is a bit more
than that...


...When you are slightly ashamed that you only have 2 languages on your hit list after
reading this..... better go add some more, excuse me for a moment.....:)
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psy88
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 Message 1015 of 3740
17 August 2010 at 4:04am | IP Logged 
when you have been studying your second target language for several months (while continuing with your first, of course!)and finally get it posted on your profile and now, when you see it posted, it gives you such a great feeling of pride that you redouble your efforts,committing yourself even more fully to the challenge of learning the second language. When, by making a public statement about it, you feel a greater sense of responsibility to pursue your goals.   
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Pau20
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 Message 1016 of 3740
17 August 2010 at 6:15am | IP Logged 
When you punish yourself not buying a Dutch dictionary because you feel haven't studied enough French and German on this summer vacays :/


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