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Teango
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 Message 2545 of 3735
15 August 2012 at 4:44pm | IP Logged 
@Hekje
I can just imagine you sporting the python on one hand and holding an Assimil book in the other. In fact this would make a great motif for a Scout badge in dedication to language studies!

Hope you're ok now by the way. :)

Edited by Teango on 15 August 2012 at 4:46pm

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Serpent
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 Message 2546 of 3735
15 August 2012 at 6:40pm | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
When I change my YouTube language settings to Finnish only to find that I am still bombarded with English advertisements before almost every video I watch! Oh well, I can turn down the volume.
when you switch Adblock Plus off on sites that give you non-intrusive TL ads.
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Hekje
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 Message 2547 of 3735
15 August 2012 at 7:23pm | IP Logged 
@Teango: The Order of the Golden Python! Let's all do it. And I'm great now, it's very kind of you to ask.
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cmmah
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 Message 2548 of 3735
15 August 2012 at 11:40pm | IP Logged 
You're out walking your dog when you see a discarded cigarette box lying on the pavement. You're about to walk
past it, and then see the warning label; "FUMAR MATA". Now you have a small dilemma on your hands. Do you take
the box and look like a weirdo, or walk past and miss out on all of that Spanish tobacco-related vocabulary? I
hesitated before picking the latter.
You're walking down the street with a group of friends, and a family are walking in the opposite direction. As they
pass, you realise that the family are speaking French. You're tempted to turn and follow, but decide against it.

Actually, now that I think about it, a real language nerd would have lifted the cigarette box and followed the
family.
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montmorency
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 Message 2549 of 3735
16 August 2012 at 12:32am | IP Logged 
Hekje wrote:
@Teango: The Order of the Golden Python! Let's all do it. And I'm great
now, it's very kind of you to ask.



I've been struggling to work something in about The Full Monty, but it won't come...
:)


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Mae
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 Message 2550 of 3735
16 August 2012 at 12:54am | IP Logged 
My parents went to a Greek restaurant, and they brought me a paper napkin they had taken
from there. On that napkin there was Greek vocabulary printed on, and they handed it over
to me with the words: "Because we know you're a language nerd!" So cute!

Well, that is not the weird part of the whole story. The funniest thing is that I
couldn't sleep that night, because I spent hours browsing the WWW looking for Greek
vocabulary - that being tired to death (!) and even if I was not (yet) interested in
learning Greek at all!!!

Edited by Mae on 16 August 2012 at 12:56am

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psy88
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 Message 2551 of 3735
16 August 2012 at 1:49am | IP Logged 
montmorency wrote:
meramarina wrote:
Quote:
When your (housemate's) pet python leaps out of its cage and
sinks its fangs into your finger. It's wrapped so tightly around your arm that the fire
department has to pry it off. In the waiting room of the ER, you finish a book for the
Super Challenge


Two posts in a row, only because I have the say that I just saw this and it may be the
most bizarre, and the greatest, Language Nerd post of all time. True dedication!



And I was going to say, I nominate it for the "post of the month" (if not year)!







I agree but...it would be the post of the century if, after it happened you felt inspired to go to Burma and learn the language (assuming it was a Burmese python).
But seriously, all I can say is WOW!! That is dedication! I hope you have recovered.
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emk
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 Message 2552 of 3735
17 August 2012 at 5:04pm | IP Logged 
You know you're a family of language nerds when…

…your toddler runs past, inexplicably yelling, "Mouillé ! Mouillé ! I know French!" while
giggling madly.

…while walking with your wife, you look up the night sky, and observe km p.t ("
[The] sky [is] black"). This inevitably leads to a 15-minute discussion about Egyptian
grammar and the black and red earth of Egypt, from which
come the words km.t (Egypt) and dšr.t (desert, foreign lands).



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