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Amerykanka
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 Message 2625 of 3735
20 September 2012 at 7:26pm | IP Logged 
When it really annoys you that your iPad doesn't have a Latin keyboard, because it would make typing words
into Anki so much easier.

When, since lamentably there is no Latin keyboard, you use the English keyboard to type Latin words, and
now, due to the frequency with which you do this, your English spellcheck suggests Latin alternatives to
English words (even if these English words are spelled correctly). For example, today you tried to type
the word 'for' and the spellcheck told you to change it to 'prō' (complete with the macron).

When your brother, while using your iPad, yells, "Rebecca, can you please come turn the Spanish keyboard
off? I can't type anything in English!"

Do the horrors of spellcheck never end?

Edited by Amerykanka on 20 September 2012 at 7:28pm

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Levi
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 Message 2626 of 3735
21 September 2012 at 9:35pm | IP Logged 
Ugh, I hate spell check.

You know you're a language nerd when you don't use spell check because (a) you use too many languages for it to be worthwhile, and (b) your orthographic pedantry prevents you from misspelling words in the first place.

Edited by Levi on 21 September 2012 at 9:35pm

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Serpent
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 Message 2627 of 3735
21 September 2012 at 9:45pm | IP Logged 
Hehe same here!
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Warp3
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 Message 2628 of 3735
23 September 2012 at 4:37pm | IP Logged 
DaraghM wrote:
a3 wrote:
6. When somebody sees you wear earphones and asks you "What kind of music are you listening to?" you answer "I'm not listening to music, but to <insert your favourite audio course here>."


Or when asked what music you have on your MP3 player, and you respond none, it's all language courses and foreign audio books.


cmmah wrote:
When you couldn't name a single song in your native country's charts, but you know who's all the rage in Ecuador.
When "what type of music do you listen to?" is an awkward question to answer. "Umm...do you mean in English?"


I can relate with a lot of that above. In fact, I never even owned an MP3 player until I got one to use for language learning. Thus my first MP3 player had nothing but Pimsleur on it for the longest time. Now I have one MP3 player for language courses and other various listening material (audiobooks, podcasts, etc.) and the other two have music. However, none of the 3 have a single English song anywhere on them.

I could list tons of songs from memory that I know are high up in the Korean music charts right now, but I wouldn't be able to even make a ballpark guess at single song on the U.S. Billboard chart.
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Darustet
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 Message 2629 of 3735
23 September 2012 at 5:14pm | IP Logged 
When you get interested in languages after finding this forum,

..find this thread,

..and after reading ten pages in a row, you realize that to you these people are all heroes
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meramarina
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 Message 2630 of 3735
23 September 2012 at 8:02pm | IP Logged 
Quote:
When you get interested in languages after finding this forum,

..find this thread,

..and after reading ten pages in a row, you realize that to you these people are all heroes


After a few hundred more pages, though, we probably look more obsessive that heroic !

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Darustet
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 Message 2631 of 3735
24 September 2012 at 3:39pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:


After a few hundred more pages, though, we probably look more obsessive that heroic !


And reading all the +300 pages would be any less obsessive?
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LanguageSponge
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 Message 2632 of 3735
27 September 2012 at 1:14pm | IP Logged 
...when you're making a list of stuff to pack to move to China and you smile to yourself
when you realise the first thing you write down is the list of study materials you're
taking with you. *And* this almost looks longer than the rest of the list put together.


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