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thephantomgoat
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 Message 1249 of 3740
15 November 2010 at 6:18am | IP Logged 
When you try to tell your dad about the organic ice cream place that doesn't use any
additives and say instead, "It's great! They don't use any ablatives."
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Sierra
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 Message 1250 of 3740
15 November 2010 at 10:40am | IP Logged 
I can sympathize. I made a similar slip of the tongue last time I went on a dative.
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TerryW
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 Message 1251 of 3740
16 November 2010 at 2:43am | IP Logged 
thephantomgoat wrote:
When you try to tell your dad about the organic ice cream place that doesn't use any additives and say instead, "It's great! They don't use any ablatives."


Sierra wrote:
I can sympathize. I made a similar slip of the tongue last time I went on a dative.


Very funny.

Who do you guys think you are, Gerund Seinfeld?
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ellasevia
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 Message 1252 of 3740
18 November 2010 at 5:56am | IP Logged 
When you learn to read and write Hangul to avoid doing your homework.
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Teango
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 Message 1253 of 3740
18 November 2010 at 5:38pm | IP Logged 
When you end up watching Welsh anime on S4C whilst waiting for a repairman to arrive and fix the boiler.
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horshod
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 Message 1254 of 3740
18 November 2010 at 6:25pm | IP Logged 
When you are at a book fair and buy Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Bengali and Urdu books even if you don't understand some of these languages but can read the script and you think you might learn the languages some time in the future :)
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meramarina
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 Message 1255 of 3740
18 November 2010 at 6:50pm | IP Logged 
Very funny language puns, guys, but be sure to remember this: always be careful in your language studies - you could catch an inflection!
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tornus
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 Message 1256 of 3740
18 November 2010 at 6:51pm | IP Logged 
when you have your first driving lesson and you pay more attention at listening to an interview of a Spanish tennis player on radio ( and trying to understand before the translation in french) than looking at the road!

btw i first start to drive at the left of the road like in england whereas in france we drive at the right.
in a period my father worked in england all the week long, then whe he returned to france he keep on driving in the English way

Edited by tornus on 18 November 2010 at 6:57pm



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