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JNetto
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 Message 1929 of 3735
05 September 2011 at 6:15pm | IP Logged 
LanguageSponge wrote:
When you are playing word association in a mixture of French, German and
Russian with
your girlfriend at 2 in the morning and both fall asleep on the sofa in the process. And
directly we wake up at 10 in the morning we start it again.


You know your KIDS will be language nerds when... Your relationship starts that way!! :)
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LebensForm
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06 September 2011 at 3:35am | IP Logged 
JNetto wrote:
Are you attending BYU?


Nope, I am attending a school here in Iowa, why? :)
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graaaaaagh
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06 September 2011 at 9:04am | IP Logged 
When you hear the word 'antioxidant' and misremember it as 'approximant'
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Phantom Kat
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 Message 1932 of 3735
06 September 2011 at 10:37am | IP Logged 
... when you get a kick (and a boost of confidence) out of correcting Google Translate.

- Kat
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Kartof
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06 September 2011 at 11:04pm | IP Logged 
YKYALNW you get excited that a combination lock's instructions are printed in 6 different languages
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meramarina
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 Message 1934 of 3735
07 September 2011 at 2:13am | IP Logged 
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Just a post-Irene follow up. Are you okay? I hope you survived Irene without too much damage to your books , home, or to you.s


Yes I'm OK, thank you! Had an unfortunate hospitalization following the storm (not really storm-related, unless you count the stress) but I'm on the mend now.

And you know you are a language nerd when you're ill and the doctor asks so, what's the problem, and you look down in embarrassment, hesitate, then stammer: "It's . . . it's . . . (sigh) . . . it's nerdery (flop onto cot).

And everyone, doctors, nurses and fellow patients, back away from you . . . No, not that! Isolation! Contamination!   This condition is extremely contagious!

(I knoww, I should have learned by now NEVER to make jokes!)
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JNetto
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 Message 1935 of 3735
07 September 2011 at 2:44am | IP Logged 
LebensForm wrote:
JNetto wrote:
Are you attending BYU?


Nope, I am attending a school here in Iowa, why? :)

Just because BYU happens to have a multilanguage Cable TV service too, so I thought it would be the
case:) I keep on going through the many channels to until my wife gets sick of it and takes possession of
the remote! :(
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LebensForm
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 Message 1936 of 3735
07 September 2011 at 3:37am | IP Logged 
JNetto wrote:
LebensForm wrote:
JNetto wrote:
Are you attending BYU?


Nope, I am attending a school here in Iowa, why? :)

Just because BYU happens to have a multilanguage Cable TV service too, so I thought it would be the
case:) I keep on going through the many channels to until my wife gets sick of it and takes possession of
the remote! :(


Haha, the other day, there was a show about an overweight couple on the German channel and it was just uhhhh neat. See, I wouldn't even watch these kinds of shows on English channels but they are just so much better auf Deutsch. I am glad I am single now, so the remote is all mine, I never let him have control anyway ;)

When you are known in your German class as the girl who answers questions no one can answer, seriously, now everyone just looks at me, if the teacher asks something. It is actually rather awkward, because now there is like this implied expectation to know stuff... otherwise I just sit in the back and don't say much, just enough to get my participation points :)

When, in your science class, about AIDS, someone mentions the movie "The Gift" and your mind instantly goes to "the Poison" Gift is poison in German, and you actually mentally devote maybe 5 minutes to how that play on words actually fits the original meaning, sharing the "Gift" of HIV with people...



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