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JNetto
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 Message 1977 of 3740
30 September 2011 at 4:21am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
I got through a root canal once by thinking about accusative vs. dative pronouns in
German. And it really hurt.

I couldn't do anything nerdy like that this time because I had IV anesthesia. Sometimes people say strange
things when recovering - I don't think I did, but I'd be kind of proud of myself if I burbled or blurted out
something in another language.



It is funny that you said that because I actually had a weird experience when I had a knew surgery: as I
was coming back from the anesthesia I was able to day a word in Portuguese! Detail, it is my native
language! Though I tried I could not find the word to say anything, it was as I had never known the
language. Very weird! :/
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LebensForm
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 Message 1978 of 3740
02 October 2011 at 5:15pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
I got through a root canal once by thinking about accusative vs. dative pronouns in German. And it really hurt.



Haha, I go to the dentist next week.... this is something I will probably do.
I did something similar during a visit to my gynocologist, I got through that (it was a male doing it grr) by thinking about the dative preposition rhyme: roses are red violets are blue, aus ausser bei mit nach seit von zu (and gegenüber).

Oh and apparently, according to my ex bf, I speak German in my sleep, but what irks me is that I don't know if what I am saying is grammatically correct! And cf course he wouldn't know :(

Edited by LebensForm on 02 October 2011 at 5:17pm

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meramarina
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 Message 1979 of 3740
04 October 2011 at 3:05am | IP Logged 
You know you are a language nerd when . . . OK, you aren't so sure about it anymore, because your sister and her husband call you to say they've sent you a gift card for your birthday and you should go get yourself something nerdy . . .

. . . but what you hear is: Go get yourself something dirty!

You'd think with all the words I know, I'd at least recognize the word "nerdy" !

Just for the record, I'll take the nerd option, thanks!
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Kartof
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 Message 1980 of 3740
04 October 2011 at 3:28am | IP Logged 
YKYALNW you get excited that your Spanish teacher is mentioning the subjunctive tense as your next topic!
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Levi
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 Message 1981 of 3740
05 October 2011 at 10:53pm | IP Logged 
Kartof wrote:
YKYALNW you get excited that your Spanish teacher is mentioning the subjunctive tense as your next topic!

¡Espero que disfrutes la lección!
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 Message 1982 of 3740
06 October 2011 at 2:01pm | IP Logged 
YKYALNW... You start watching Stargate SG1 again and the first time the title comes up in your head you automatically pronounce it Swedish style because they use their symbol for Earth as the 'A'... You read it STARGÅTE instead...

...And everytime you watch it now, you can't help but chuckle at yourself :o)

I love learning languages!!! :o)

Linking a photo won't work for some reason but if you Google it, you should be able to see what I mean... x

Edited by WentworthsGal on 06 October 2011 at 2:04pm

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kottoler.ello
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 Message 1983 of 3740
07 October 2011 at 7:15am | IP Logged 
... when the girls down the hall in your dorm have written some French and some Chinese on their whiteboard... and you correct both.
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Remster
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 Message 1984 of 3740
07 October 2011 at 12:53pm | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you have to correct a mistake someone made.
Even during a wedding speech, which I did. Mind you though, I was only 12 at that time and not that good with social interaction.

You know you're a language nerd when your parents are typing a letter and they ask you to check the spelling. :P


This thread is so humongously big, that I'm not sure whether this has already been mentioned or not.


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