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morinkhuur
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Speaks: German*, Latin, English
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 Message 2577 of 3740
27 August 2012 at 2:43pm | IP Logged 
maydayayday wrote:
morinkhuur wrote:
...when while playing Counter Strike or Call of Duty with a friend you
try to read the supposedly arabic graffiti on the
walls and get annoyed when you notice that most of them are either complete gibberish or written from left to right
with only isolated forms of the letters and when you then stay in one area of the map where you can hear arabic
radio broadcasts as part of the background audio.


I don't like this post on so many levels!


Why is that?
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patuco
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 Message 2578 of 3740
27 August 2012 at 4:32pm | IP Logged 
...when you've been away from the forum for a few months, return, read this thread and think of Monty Python when you saw this post:

Ogrim wrote:
When visiting Hungary, you buy a pack of cigarettes even though you don't smoke, just so you can see what the health warning looks like in Hungarian.


some pages back.
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Ogrim
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 Message 2579 of 3740
27 August 2012 at 5:12pm | IP Logged 
patuco wrote:
...when you've been away from the forum for a few months, return, read this thread and think of Monty Python when you saw this post:

Ogrim wrote:
When visiting Hungary, you buy a pack of cigarettes even though you don't smoke, just so you can see what the health warning looks like in Hungarian.


some pages back.


LOL! I had completely forgotten this one. "My nipples explode with delight!!!"
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cmmah
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 Message 2580 of 3740
27 August 2012 at 5:45pm | IP Logged 
When people ask you what you want for your birthday/Christmas, and you genuinely can't think of anything not
language-related.
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Teango
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 Message 2581 of 3740
27 August 2012 at 9:22pm | IP Logged 
When you head off to London with the sole intention of buying some casual summer shirts from a Spanish store, but you also happen to....


i) spend most of the train ride into the City talking in Russian (in the vain hope of having a secret conversation);

ii) pop into "Herman Ze German" for Currywurst, Apfelschorle and a chinwag with the German staff;

iii) buy "Winnie Ille Pu" (Winnie the Pooh) and a new Latin dictionary along the way (well, not quite along the way...more of a slight detour or two);

iv) find a market stall on the way back to the station that cooks fresh takoyaki and gives you an opportunity to try out some Japanese;

and v) enjoy the train ride back listening in to a festive group of Portuguese football supporters to round off the day.

This was a good Bank Holiday Monday! :)





Edited by Teango on 27 August 2012 at 9:23pm

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g-bod
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 Message 2582 of 3740
28 August 2012 at 9:20pm | IP Logged 
When on your way back from your German lesson, not only do you cycle halfway through the city centre before you realise you've been repeating "Bruder, Bruder, Bruder" rather a little too loudly, but the cause of your embarassment is not the fact that you have just become "that crazy lady on a bike", it is actually that your pronunciation is still rather poor.
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hjordis
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 Message 2583 of 3740
28 August 2012 at 10:46pm | IP Logged 
When you're getting some stuff you need at an office supplies store while it's on sale and you pick up a writing practice book for little kids because it will be useful when you're learning new alphabets. You also get some graph ruled sticky notes because what if you want to write a sticky note in Japanese?(I have trouble writing kanji on lines though I guess i could always use normal sticky notes but where's the fun?)

(I MAY also have an office supplies problem. I went into an office supplies store when I was in Japan and the cashiers were laughing at me a little cause I got a lot of stuff. But who doesn't need fold up scissors for their keychain?)
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meramarina
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 Message 2584 of 3740
29 August 2012 at 12:03am | IP Logged 
re: Teango's post:

When you were concerned that our dear friend Teango might get himself into difficulties in New York later this week, but then you realize that you shouldn't worry about him - you should worry about the City of New York instead, because if he's like that at home in London . . . *shudder*

One day . . . one man . . . all language-learning materials in the big Northeastern American metropolis mysteriously vanish . . . and then, they turn up later in numerous suitcases headed for the Pacific . . .

Mrs. Teango will not be pleased.
So many language students in NYC will be confused and sad.
USA Homeland Security will be very, very suspicious.
And I hear that there's a language tsunami warning in effect for Hawaii next week.

Wait and see. It's going to happen.

I look forward to the local news that evening, and, of course, the TV specials, mystery novels, and action films that will interpret and reenact the event for years to come.

But who are we to judge? Any of us here would do the same.







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