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Ari
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 Message 2049 of 3735
09 December 2011 at 2:11pm | 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.

You know you're a language nerd when you accept that language changes and find plurality of expression exhilarating and interesting rather than annoying.
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Serpent
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 Message 2050 of 3735
09 December 2011 at 5:34pm | IP Logged 
Ari wrote:
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.

You know you're a language nerd when you accept that language changes and find plurality of expression exhilarating and interesting rather than annoying.
this. http://linguafrankly.blogspot.com/2011/07/common-errors-my-m istake-hmmm.html

i AM still annoyed by things like "can't help but", though :D
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LanguageSponge
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 Message 2051 of 3735
21 December 2011 at 9:57pm | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when it's 5 in the morning and you're running around your
flat in a blind panic trying to pack in time to catch a flight home. Your girlfriend is
writing a letter in German to her landlord asking to check bits and pieces. You look over
her shoulder as she signs off and despite all the stress of packing and writing the
letter, you still have the presence of mind and the cheek to tell her "you need to revise
the passive, dear".

Jack
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Rivso
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 Message 2052 of 3735
22 December 2011 at 12:34am | IP Logged 
When you start revising flash cards while chatting with friends without even noticing and
then wonder why they think you're weird >_<
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birthdaysuit
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 Message 2053 of 3735
22 December 2011 at 1:43am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you somehow manage to steer every conversation you
have towards the topic of language learning, and watch the blank expressions or hear the
heavy silences on the phone, but you continue talking. And you don't care... because
you're a language nerd.
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meramarina
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 Message 2054 of 3735
22 December 2011 at 2:40am | IP Logged 
When you love and respect all animal life, but if one of them gets in the way of your language learning, you have no problem using it as an impromptu lap desk:



*IMPORTANT ! This is not recommended, however, if the intrusive pet is a cat.

Edited by meramarina on 22 December 2011 at 2:52am

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Amerykanka
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 Message 2055 of 3735
22 December 2011 at 5:41pm | IP Logged 
When learning how to count up to ten in Welsh gives you an enormous and entirely disproportionate satisfaction.

When your friend brings you a song written in Russian and asks you to teach her the pronunciation, and you don't say, "You're crazy; I don't know any Russian!", but instead are thrilled because now you finally have a genuine excuse to learn to read Cyrillic.

When your chemistry teacher announces an extra credit assignment to your class by saying that you will really like it, and the assignment turns out to be finding the etymologies of the names of ten of the elements. (Due to your enthusiastic reaction, most of your chemistry class probably thinks you are insane now.)
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LebensForm
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 Message 2056 of 3735
23 December 2011 at 5:59pm | IP Logged 
When you write "Fröhliche Weihnachten" on soneone's whiteboard on their door, than you come by later and Merry Christmas is written in 5 other languages on this person's door inclusing Manderin Chinese and Welsh, and you are deeply pleased with yourself.

When you find this to be absoultely adorable even though you don't care much for Rosetta Stone

I do want a little boy like that :)


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