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Marc94
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 Message 1433 of 3740
07 February 2011 at 12:52am | IP Logged 
When you have German in school again for the first time in a year (I have been self-studying a lot, so I certainly didn't lose any knowledge, in fact quite the opposite!) and everyone has no idea what they are reading in the textbook. So after a friend asks you what the article says, you get carried away and end up translating the whole thing and then you realize everyone is staring at you as in a 'how did he just do that?!' kind of way.
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meramarina
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 Message 1434 of 3740
07 February 2011 at 8:23pm | IP Logged 

You are a language nerd if you find this as disturbing as I do: finding a package of imported cookies with the package printed in fourteen languages, yes fourteen! and that's a fantastic and magnificent feeling until you try to open the package, and rip right through English, Italian, French, German, Portuguese and Dutch . . .



Oh, the sadness.


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Chung
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 Message 1435 of 3740
07 February 2011 at 8:24pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:

You are a language nerd if you find this as disturbing as I do: finding a package of imported cookies with the package printed in fourteen languages, yes fourteen! and that's a fantastic and magnificent feeling until you try to open the package, and rip right through English, Italian, French, German, Portuguese and Dutch . . .



Oh, the sadness.



"Neeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrd!" (yelled in the same way as Homer Simpson did in that episode where he goes back to college)
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Teango
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 Message 1436 of 3740
07 February 2011 at 9:46pm | IP Logged 
I feel your pain, meramarina. Quickly...get the sellotape, all's not lost! :D
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ellasevia
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 Message 1437 of 3740
08 February 2011 at 12:09am | IP Logged 
Aww, don't be sad meramarina! Here's a nice picture for you which I saved from the last time I was in Greece. Not fourteen languages, but twelve is almost as good. :)



Above we have: English, French, Spanish, German; Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Danish/Norwegian (I can't tell); Greek, Russian, Japanese, Chinese

And I have pictures of other things with languages like Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, and Arabic too!

Edited by ellasevia on 08 February 2011 at 11:49pm

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meramarina
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 Message 1438 of 3740
08 February 2011 at 3:30am | IP Logged 
I was so upset I had to eat the whole bag of wafers and then spend the evening deciphering the wrapper of a mysterious Slavic chocolate bar I also have. I do not dare open it because I'm still looking at it (Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Russian, I think . . . ) I hope you enjoyed my artistic depiction of grief, worthy of a not-very-adept three year old.
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GibberMeister
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 Message 1439 of 3740
08 February 2011 at 5:47pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:

You are a language nerd if you find this as disturbing as I do: finding a package of imported cookies with the package printed in fourteen languages, yes fourteen! and that's a fantastic and magnificent feeling until you try to open the package, and rip right through English, Italian, French, German, Portuguese and Dutch . . .



Oh, the sadness.



And THAT is me. I find myself trying to figure out meanings of languages and words by comparing the ones I know with the ones I've no idea of!

My wife has to bring me back to Earth sometimes at breakfast!
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Jinx
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 Message 1440 of 3740
08 February 2011 at 6:39pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:

You are a language nerd if you find this as disturbing as I do: finding a package of imported cookies with the package printed in fourteen languages, yes fourteen! and that's a fantastic and magnificent feeling until you try to open the package, and rip right through English, Italian, French, German, Portuguese and Dutch . . .

(img)

Oh, the sadness.



I literally winced when I read that. And then immediately started imagining what sort of linguistic amusements could take place due to an imperfectly aligned reconstruction of the package... this may be my geekiest moment.

(edited to avoid re-posting the picture)

Edited by Jinx on 08 February 2011 at 6:40pm



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