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meramarina
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 Message 1177 of 3735
22 October 2010 at 11:18pm | IP Logged 
Playing with multilingual packaging is only the beginning.

All Nerds eventually must visit the Hothouse of Linguistic Difficulty, where we find that, despite the guidance we got from this good site, the limit isn't merely five cacti, oh no!



It's humbling.
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Jinx
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 Message 1178 of 3735
22 October 2010 at 11:23pm | IP Logged 
When you read this list of names through in awe and respect, squeeing like a fangirl (or -boy) every time you recognize the name of one of your own personal heroes.
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translator2
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 Message 1179 of 3735
23 October 2010 at 12:46am | IP Logged 
There is a sign in our local hardware chain store that reads:
STORE DIRECTORY
ALMANECE EL DIRECTORIO [Store, as in safeguard/warehouse, the directory]

There is another sign in my local car repair shop that says:
Your bill may include a fee for...
Su proyecto de ley puede.. [Your "bill placed before Congress] may include...

Further down the road there is a bilingual sign at a construction site:
Warning: Power Lines Above
Aviso: Arriba de las lineas de electricidad [Warning: Above the power lines]


Edited by translator2 on 23 October 2010 at 12:52am

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Sierra
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 Message 1180 of 3735
23 October 2010 at 2:28pm | IP Logged 
When your roommates go out partying for the weekend and you decide to stay home and spend
eight hours a day studying your target language. Bonus points if you enjoy a night out as
much as the next person, but still find yourself sitting in your kitchen making
flashcards and reflecting on how you're totally having a way cooler weekend than
they are anyway.
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John Smith
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 Message 1181 of 3735
23 October 2010 at 3:22pm | IP Logged 
When the number of languages you have ever attempted to learn is greater than the number of close friends you have.
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Levi
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 Message 1182 of 3735
23 October 2010 at 9:42pm | IP Logged 
John Smith wrote:
When the number of languages you have ever attempted to learn is greater than the number of close friends you have.

...or the number you are currently attempting.
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Teango
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 Message 1183 of 3735
23 October 2010 at 10:45pm | IP Logged 
When you spend the day looking around the area you're thinking of moving to, and one of the first things you do is check out the language sections in all the book shops and local library (and even language tuition cards in the post office window).
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LittleBoy
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 Message 1184 of 3735
24 October 2010 at 5:30pm | IP Logged 
You're working away on a text document (on constructed languages for your own amusement), then realise that you're getting a lot of red squiggly lines beneath words. You check the language settings and realise that your text editor is set to French rather than English.


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