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Message 2289 of 374008 May 2012 at 5:47pm | IP Logged
|when someone you're casually seeing knows to put foreign subtitles on any movie you watch
....and you prefer to read the subtitles .....?
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Message 2290 of 374008 May 2012 at 8:45pm | IP Logged
When your shelves of dvds are organised alphabetically...but not by title...by language!|
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Message 2291 of 374009 May 2012 at 8:02am | IP Logged
...when you're asked to identify the period/style of a work of art you've never seen before on an exam, and
are about to guess randomly when you notice a short text on the side and recognize the language as
Macedonian, which gives away the answer.
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Message 2292 of 374009 May 2012 at 6:07pm | IP Logged
when your dog responds to commands in multiple languages!
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Message 2293 of 374009 May 2012 at 7:49pm | IP Logged
when you change your mobile phone settings into another language =]]
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Message 2294 of 374010 May 2012 at 1:05am | IP Logged
When you decide to organize your 4,000+ Polish flashcards and are extremely excited by this massive
organization, because you know it will improve your Polish quite a bit. (Plus it's fun to come across words you
haven't seen in a while.)
When you read a fantasy book that has a rather grim man in it named Serek, and you keep on chuckling to
yourself and thinking about cheese because "serek" means "little cheese" in Polish. You also keep on
rereading the biographical information about the author, looking for hints to see if she intentionally named her
character after a kind of food.
When you have added Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Greek, Korean, Russian, Cherokee, Latvian, and Norwegian
keyboards to your iPad in addition to the English one, in spite of the fact that you only know two of the
aforementioned languages and can only read one of the other alphabets. (You wanted to add Latin and
Welsh keyboards, too, but they weren't available.)
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Message 2295 of 374010 May 2012 at 4:24am | IP Logged
When you really, really want to buy a Spanish language Mother's Day day card for your Mom, but then you remember that she refuses to use your computer because - true quote! - There's all this stuff in other languages! So, obviously, such a card wouldn't be much of a success.
Annoying one's monolingual parent by forgetting to change your computer's language settings is, beyond all doubt, solid evidence of language nerdery !
I thought it was pretty hilarious when German-language text appeared when she was trying to book domestic travel reservations. She did not agree.
She also disapproves of my bookshelves full of language resources. "Do you actually use these ? Oh, only every single day !
I believe, despite compelling and irrefutable evidence, that I may be adopted.
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Message 2296 of 374010 May 2012 at 4:42am | IP Logged
when you like going to your dead-end factory job, just because you get to listen to at least six different languages every day. And you would miss them if you didn't go to work. The languages, not the people.
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