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Ninja Bunny
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 Message 249 of 3735
12 January 2010 at 8:58pm | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when the highlight of your day is digging through a box of discarded free books outside a shop, with a few centimeters of snow on them...and finding an old Teach Yourself Swahili book from 1966! :D


...when you read that post and feel green with envy! :)

Edited by Ninja Bunny on 12 January 2010 at 8:59pm

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QiuJP
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 Message 250 of 3735
12 January 2010 at 9:29pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
. . . when you become so accustomed to typing on a German-style keyboard (where y and z are reversed) that you begin to switch these two letters in your handwriting as well--and in English!--so zou write zour words in a verz strange waz and zou don't even realiye it!


Hmm.... What about someone who is so accustomed to a Russian keyboard?
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ruskivyetr
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 Message 251 of 3735
13 January 2010 at 3:37am | IP Logged 
Here's a good one that I recently experienced:

When you switch to writing in another language for faster note taking.

When I was in my advanced English class the other day, I was taking notes from the bored and instead of writing "he is" and "he has", I just wrote Он и у него because it just seemed so much faster while writing, and then I continued making little notes in Russian all over my paper, and then I realized I had to hand it in, and it was all in PEN! :O
My teacher now thinks I'm a freak.
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psy88
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 Message 252 of 3735
13 January 2010 at 3:58am | IP Logged 
ruskivyetr wrote:
Here's a good one that I recently experienced:

When you switch to writing in another language for faster note taking.

When I was in my advanced English class the other day, I was taking notes from the bored and instead of writing "he is" and "he has", I just wrote Он и у него because it just seemed so much faster while writing, and then I continued making little notes in Russian all over my paper, and then I realized I had to hand it in, and it was all in PEN! :O
My teacher now thinks I'm a freak.

Taking notes from the "bored": did you mean "board" or were you making a clever pun?
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genini1
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 Message 253 of 3735
13 January 2010 at 4:53am | IP Logged 
ruskivyetr wrote:
Here's a good one that I recently experienced:

When you switch to writing in another language for faster note taking.

When I was in my advanced English class the other day, I was taking notes from the bored and instead of writing "he is" and "he has", I just wrote Он и у него because it just seemed so much faster while writing, and then I continued making little notes in Russian all over my paper, and then I realized I had to hand it in, and it was all in PEN! :O
My teacher now thinks I'm a freak.

That's how I take my notes, whenever I find a syllable that can by a kana I sub it in and kanji as well, most German words end up being longer so I can't sub them in often unfortunatly.
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Iris-Way
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 Message 254 of 3735
13 January 2010 at 12:57pm | IP Logged 
Similar to ruskivyetr's post.

When you're taking your notes and slip in other languages because they're shorter and faster to write.

I do this all the time in Theology class because we write an average of 6 pages a day.
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ruskivyetr
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 Message 255 of 3735
13 January 2010 at 6:43pm | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
ruskivyetr wrote:
Here's a good one that I recently experienced:

When you switch to writing in another language for faster note taking.

When I was in my advanced English class the other day, I was taking notes from the bored and instead of writing "he is" and "he has", I just wrote Он и у него because it just seemed so much faster while writing, and then I continued making little notes in Russian all over my paper, and then I realized I had to hand it in, and it was all in PEN! :O
My teacher now thinks I'm a freak.

Taking notes from the "bored": did you mean "board" or were you making a clever pun?


Haha my bad. I was going to say "I was bored" but I guess I just thought "I was taking notes from the board" and mixed up the two words :).
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Rikyu-san
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 Message 256 of 3735
13 January 2010 at 10:04pm | IP Logged 
When you dream that your family will become a samskrita griham, at least in part.


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