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mick33
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 Message 1217 of 3735
04 November 2010 at 7:45am | IP Logged 
I truly believe that misplacing my Langenscheidt Swedish-English Dictionary on Saturday morning was a major catastrophe... Yes, this really bothered me all weekend.
ellasevia wrote:
When you see a Slovene book in a university bookstore and have an urge to buy it just because you'd never seen another Slovene book before, and because you just might consider it for your linguistic future, but don't buy it. And then when you dream of the same book a couple nights later in a nightmare when you return to the bookstore only to discover that it has been bought already...you should have bought it when you had the chance!
I had a similar experience in Barnes & Noble a few weeks ago, but it was Teach Yourself Estonian that I didn't buy.

Edited by mick33 on 05 November 2010 at 3:51am

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troglodyte
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 Message 1218 of 3735
04 November 2010 at 6:21pm | IP Logged 
...you are happy because GMail started showing ads in your target languages.

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 Message 1219 of 3735
04 November 2010 at 6:25pm | IP Logged 
When the best part of your week so far has been playing old RPGs in Russian and German and only having having to use the dictionary on a number of occasions that you can count on one hand. Also when you're amazed that your inexcusable lack of I.T knowledge managed to sort out a cookie problem you've been having for half the day which meant that you weren't able to access this site. This inexcusable lack of IT know-how extends so shamefully far that you had to look up what a "cookie" even was.
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maydayayday
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 Message 1220 of 3735
04 November 2010 at 6:34pm | IP Logged 
When you are sat in a back street restaurant in Venice and you realise that the swarthy guy on the next table is actually Arab rather than Italian and his girlfriend is Italian from Piedmont though she looks German: and you can tell the difference because of their accent! His Italian is good but his accent is rubbish.

Then the conversation goes on in Italian & Arabic.

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Sierra
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 Message 1221 of 3735
04 November 2010 at 8:13pm | IP Logged 
Building on my contribution from last week...

When you realize that your idea of a rockin' Friday night is puzzling over Turkish word
order so you can manage to send a message to your new language exchange partner. I have
a social life, really guys, I promise.

But I just can't pause in the middle of working out a particularly knotty sentence, you
know? If I hadn't stayed in to finish untangling it, I'd probably be in town right now,
drowning the guilt of linguistic laziness with a succession of pint glasses. They would
have to carry me home, drunkenly bellowing out verb conjugations. I would be a Public
Menace.




So what I guess I'm saying here is that you know you're a language nerd when you
concoct elaborate and unlikely scenarios in your head to justify spending your weekend
hunched over a grammar book?
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jimbo
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 Message 1222 of 3735
05 November 2010 at 6:06am | IP Logged 
Sierra wrote:
So what I guess I'm saying here is that you know you're a language nerd when you concoct elaborate and unlikely scenarios in your head to justify spending your weekend hunched over a grammar book?


You know you're a language nerd when you get your buzz from the grammar books, not the contents of the pint glasses. (... You know that you've taken things too far when the idea of going out doesn't even occur to you.)
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mick33
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 Message 1223 of 3735
05 November 2010 at 7:33am | IP Logged 
The last time I babysat my two-year-old nephew I sang a Finnish song to him and he tried to sing along.
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ellasevia
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 Message 1224 of 3735
05 November 2010 at 10:22pm | IP Logged 
When, in the school library you hear the people (whom you don't know) at the table behind you talking about how one of them is taking a Russian class at the local university and the conversation quickly progresses to why Russian and learning languages in general, you desperately want to skip over to them and join in the conversation--like meramarina said earlier in the thread, "You're my people!" (or something like that). But perhaps that would be too weird, so sadly you decide against it.


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