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ThisIsGina
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 Message 1529 of 3740
02 April 2011 at 3:33pm | IP Logged 
When you're at church and you look at the leaflets in the porch to try and find some information about Lourdes. You don't see anything relevant, but you do see a leaflet written all in Polish, so you take one of those instead, despite not knowing Polish and not having any spare time to learn a new language until at least September. Then you spend the journey home looking at the leaflet trying to pronounce the words.
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BartoG
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 Message 1530 of 3740
02 April 2011 at 7:40pm | IP Logged 
When you can watch the evening news without batting an eye, but an April Fool's joke about Assimil going bankrupt causes a wave of anguish to come over you.
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darkwhispersdal
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 Message 1531 of 3740
03 April 2011 at 12:25am | IP Logged 
When you squeal with delight when you find product information in Russian on labels in an accessory shop and squeal again later when you find a film in both French and Vietnamese. I think I pretty much embarrassed my sister today
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ellasevia
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 Message 1532 of 3740
03 April 2011 at 4:41am | IP Logged 
When you almost crash into multiple people head-on while walking on the mall because you're caught up in reading your Japanese grammar book. Oh, and you were reading it aloud to ensure maximum retention so people were probably staring, but I really wouldn't know since I never looked up. My brother was trying desperately to get as far away from me as possible so that he wouldn't be associated with me. :)
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meramarina
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 Message 1533 of 3740
03 April 2011 at 3:22pm | IP Logged 
When you are very, very sad to find out, too late, that yesterday, April 2, was International Pillow Fight Day. It's a worldwide event, so of course it's multilingual. I consoled myself by reading about pillow fights in my target languages.

But this kind of gives a whole new meaning to "target" language!

Make your plans for next year!

International Pillow Fight Day
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OliSayeed
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 Message 1534 of 3740
03 April 2011 at 6:35pm | IP Logged 
When you really ought to spend time doing GCSE revision, but are getting distracted by learning five languages
simultaneously...
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LanguageSponge
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 Message 1535 of 3740
03 April 2011 at 9:37pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
When you are very, very sad to find out, too late, that yesterday, April 2, was International Pillow Fight Day. It's a worldwide event, so of course it's multilingual. I consoled myself by reading about pillow fights in my target languages.

But this kind of gives a whole new meaning to "target" language!

Make your plans for next year!

International Pillow Fight Day


My friend linked a German article to me about this. It was very simple, unfortunately, but it was definitely enough to get annoyed at myself for not finding out about it sooner and going to Vienna to join in with her :]
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Iversen
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 Message 1536 of 3740
03 April 2011 at 11:03pm | IP Logged 
When you are less than two weeks into your no-I'm-not-studying-Polish-just-having-a-look-a-look-at-it and you already have started writing your own Polish grammar because you think you could do a better job.

And no, I have not really decided to learn Polish yet - at least not before I find a big fat Polish-something dictionary which doesn't hide the imperfective verbs (try to look up "beißen" in the Pons Kompaktwörterbuch, - it mentions "ugryźć", but not "gryźć"!)


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