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mashmusic11235
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United States
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85 posts - 122 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Cantonese

 
 Message 2041 of 3735
04 December 2011 at 5:40am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:

I recently picked up trash from the street and took it home. It was language travel trash, now, so I'm sure you can all understand why the brochures for Costa del Sol y Córdoba had to be MINE.

So what if they were a bit wet and have tire tread marks? One person's trash is a language nerd's treasure. Next, I will revisit the street and wait for my tickets and reservations to fall out of a garbage truck.

Travel brochures in other languages and destinations are also acceptable, of course.


I almost did this the other day. I was taking a walk at a local park with my mom, and what did I see but a Korean newspaper! I thought about picking it up and taking it home, and I would have if I were learning Korean, and if I didn't think it would've been too... weird (it would've been "look mom! I found a Korean newspaper on the ground!"). Now that I know other people do this, I don't feel so odd about wanting to pick up a random piece of thoughtlessly-discarded language treasure!
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19901
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Kuwait
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2 posts - 3 votes
Speaks: Arabic (Gulf)*, English
Studies: Japanese, Irish, French

 
 Message 2042 of 3735
04 December 2011 at 1:32pm | IP Logged 
strikingstar wrote:
When you start seeing 2,3,5,6,7,9,3',7' and 9' as letters instead of
numbers.

E.g.: As-salaamu 3laykum


M3arab 7adda 3ajeeb!xD
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Kafea
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Sámi

 
 Message 2043 of 3735
04 December 2011 at 10:10pm | IP Logged 
YKYALN when you pick up a language program on sale, and when you bring it home your children moan, "Oh, no! We're already doing Saami, German and Korean, Dutch is on hold for now and we tried Mandarin, and now you want us to learn Swedish too?"
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cathrynm
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United States
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910 posts - 1232 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Japanese, Finnish

 
 Message 2044 of 3735
05 December 2011 at 9:57am | IP Logged 
I catch myself pondering a possible Euro collapse -- maybe a trip to Finland might become a little cheaper.   No, no, no. Don't think this...
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jellyfish
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Japan
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50 posts - 70 votes 
Speaks: English, German*, Japanese
Studies: Thai, Persian, Russian

 
 Message 2045 of 3735
06 December 2011 at 4:10pm | IP Logged 
...when you're studying abroad in Japan, have taken up Russian taught in Japanese just for the hell of it, and just when you should really be studying for your Japanese and Russian exams at the end of the month, you decide to start teaching yourself Farsi NOW, rather than at some point in the future, as you were originally planning. I can't decide if this is procrastination or the opposite.

Edited by jellyfish on 06 December 2011 at 4:16pm

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vikavictoria
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Speaks: Persian, English*, German, Spanish, Tajik
Studies: Russian

 
 Message 2046 of 3735
07 December 2011 at 6:24am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when...you get a bunch of new books and materials and can't fall asleep that night because you can't wait until the next day to start reviewing them!!
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languageguy13
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9 posts - 13 votes
Speaks: Spanish, French
Studies: Mandarin, Portuguese

 
 Message 2047 of 3735
09 December 2011 at 12:50pm | IP Logged 
when you can't help but get annoyed when English speakers say 'would of' instead of
'would have' and try to explain that the 've abbreviation replaces have even though it
sounds like of.
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LanguageSponge
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Speaks: English*, German, French
Studies: Welsh, Russian, Japanese, Slovenian, Greek, Italian

 
 Message 2048 of 3735
09 December 2011 at 12:55pm | IP Logged 
languageguy13 wrote:
when you can't help but get annoyed when English speakers say
'would of' instead of
'would have' and try to explain that the 've abbreviation replaces have even though it
sounds like of.


The annoying thing for me is that I think a lot of people know that, it's just that
they're too lazy to write "have". And this is the native speakers I'm talking about!


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