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psy88
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 Message 1313 of 3735
13 December 2010 at 1:48am | IP Logged 
when you purposely do not bring music CD's into your car, lest you be tempted to play them instead of listen to your target language(s) CD's. And then you feel guilty that you would even be tempted to listen to music instead of practicing your language(s).
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Jinx
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 Message 1314 of 3735
13 December 2010 at 5:21am | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
when you purposely do not bring music CD's into your car, lest you be tempted to play them instead of listen to your target language(s) CD's. And then you feel guilty that you would even be tempted to listen to music instead of practicing your language(s).


...when you feel guilty for NOT listening to music anymore (due to the huge backlog of language material that must be listened to!), even though your friends have been telling you "You've gotta check out this band" for so long that you now have a similarly large backlog of music you "ought" to listen to. Sorry, music.

Also, this just happened today:

...when you're driving with your family through a city and your mother points to a billboard in Spanish and asks you "What does it say?" and you quickly roll down your window for a better view and translate on the fly (despite never having studied any Spanish) before the billboard has faded from sight: "In the middle of nothing, you are in the middle of everything."

Edited by Jinx on 13 December 2010 at 5:22am

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jimbo
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 Message 1316 of 3735
13 December 2010 at 3:24pm | IP Logged 
Kuikentje wrote:
In comparison with you (the people on this thread) I'm not a language nerd at all!


Yeah! Something along those lines.

You feel like a loser because you are ONLY studying x number of languages.
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dotdotdot
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 Message 1317 of 3735
13 December 2010 at 11:24pm | IP Logged 
When you're thinking of using the things on this thread as a checklist to rate your own language nerdiness
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clumsy
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 Message 1318 of 3735
14 December 2010 at 12:43am | IP Logged 
When you check on every occasion bookstore's language learning section, to check if they have something new.

Or when you go back with a book on language you were not learning.
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kyssäkaali
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 Message 1319 of 3735
14 December 2010 at 5:32am | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
when you purposely do not bring music CD's into your car, lest you be tempted to play them instead of listen to your target language(s) CD's. And then you feel guilty that you would even be tempted to listen to music instead of practicing your language(s).


When you haven't had any English language songs on your iPod in years.

Years.

The mere thought of listening to a song in English terrifies me, because I fear that I--God forbid--might even LIKE it and choose to download and listen to it on a regular basis instead of something in my L2.

I actually have not ever heard a single one of Lady Gaga's songs for this very reason (although an acquaintance did play the beats for a few on the piano once and they sounded quite catchy.. hehe).
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mick33
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 Message 1320 of 3735
14 December 2010 at 8:16pm | IP Logged 
While I haven't stopped listening to English music entirely, I can truthfully claim that I am now more familiar with some Swedish and Finnish musicians than English ones. For example, I have heard a few Lady Gaga songs but I'm actually more interested in the newest Säkert! album.

Edited by mick33 on 14 December 2010 at 8:25pm



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