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LebensForm
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Austria
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 Message 1801 of 3740
06 July 2011 at 4:20am | IP Logged 
You know you are a language nerd when you go to a bar and order a dark German beer, pronouncing it the correct German way (W said like a v etc) and you become annoyed when she keeps pronoucing the W like a W, and then after about 6, you finally lose enough sense or ability to bite your tongue and you tell the poor Black waitress the correct pronunciation... apparently going on German language and grammar tangents in public means I'm cut off...

Edited by LebensForm on 06 July 2011 at 4:22am

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Iversen
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 Message 1802 of 3740
06 July 2011 at 9:02am | IP Logged 
So basically that waitress cut you off from your supply of dark German beer when you corrected her pronunciation? What a mess ... people have no respect for knowledge.
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LebensForm
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 Message 1803 of 3740
06 July 2011 at 4:03pm | IP Logged 
No my friend did... lol. But I don't think the waitress really appreciated me correcting her. What an interesting night...
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Levi
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 Message 1804 of 3740
10 July 2011 at 4:23am | IP Logged 
...when you take delight in the fact that the past participle of the English loanword "upload" in German is "upgeloadet".
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WentworthsGal
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 Message 1805 of 3740
10 July 2011 at 3:08pm | IP Logged 
J-Learner wrote:
You listen to foreign pop music even though you absolutely hate it in English.

(yes...I love Turkish pop music :D Ok? I said it!)


Lol, I love Turkish pop music too :-p Yey for Tarkan!! :oD x
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WentworthsGal
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 Message 1806 of 3740
10 July 2011 at 3:37pm | IP Logged 
...When you've read all the 1805 messages before this one.

...and have tears rollng down your cheeks through laughter! (Becuase you recognise many replies)

...When a friend goes to some obscure country on holiday and you offer to lend them a phrase book (which you have yet to read yourself of course!)

Love this thread btw :o) x
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psy88
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 Message 1807 of 3740
10 July 2011 at 9:48pm | IP Logged 
when you are bored (I know, I know, a true language nerd would never be bored because there is always another language to study, but I needed to take a break) and you flip channels on the TV only to find I Love Lucy, an American sit-com from the 50's. It is show you haven't seen in years, nor were you ever a big fan of it, but this time WOW! You hit the jackpot.It is an episode you have not seen before. Lucy is arrested in France.The police are trying to interrogate her. In the finale, Lucy tells Desi in English what has happened, he tells another prisoner(who speaks German and Spanish, but no English or French) in Spanish, this person in turn tells a French policeman(who speaks German and French but no English or Spanish) in German, who in turn tells the French officer in charge in French. They go back and forth several times. You are laughing hysterically because they are using your two target languages and you are understanding everything,. You wish you were there to help. You also think that perhaps German would be a good third target language.
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janalisa
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 Message 1808 of 3740
11 July 2011 at 12:47am | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
when you are bored (I know, I know, a true language nerd would never be bored because there is always another language to study, but I needed to take a break) and you flip channels on the TV only to find I Love Lucy, an American sit-com from the 50's. It is show you haven't seen in years, nor were you ever a big fan of it, but this time WOW! You hit the jackpot.It is an episode you have not seen before. Lucy is arrested in France.The police are trying to interrogate her. In the finale, Lucy tells Desi in English what has happened, he tells another prisoner(who speaks German and Spanish, but no English or French) in Spanish, this person in turn tells a French policeman(who speaks German and French but no English or Spanish) in German, who in turn tells the French officer in charge in French. They go back and forth several times. You are laughing hysterically because they are using your two target languages and you are understanding everything,. You wish you were there to help. You also think that perhaps German would be a good third target language.


Look, I found it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtbbo_lHqAs


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