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Phantom Kat
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 Message 2945 of 3735
19 May 2013 at 11:10pm | IP Logged 
... when you play with an audio card for graduation that says "Congratulations" and
similar phrases in many languages

... when you buy a book of Calvin and Hobbes in Portuguese in Half Price because it'll be
a great way to increase your passive knowledge of Portuguese

- Kat

Edited by Phantom Kat on 19 May 2013 at 11:10pm

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montmorency
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 Message 2946 of 3735
20 May 2013 at 2:18am | IP Logged 
agantik wrote:
When you inadvertently type " how to learn ant language" instead of "any
language" in the Google search bar
and you immediately think how cool it would be to be able to learn the language of ants
...



That would really make you a language bug!
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Cavesa
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 Message 2947 of 3735
20 May 2013 at 6:31pm | IP Logged 
montmorency wrote:
agantik wrote:
When you inadvertently type " how to learn ant
language" instead of "any
language" in the Google search bar
and you immediately think how cool it would be to be able to learn the language of ants
...



That would really make you a language bug!


Oh, could you translate "How the hell did you get into the tightly closed jar of honey?!"
phrase into Ant for me, please? I'd be very curious about the answer. :-)
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meramarina
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 Message 2948 of 3735
20 May 2013 at 7:34pm | IP Logged 
But are you nerd enough to NEED to know, NOW, the word for the study of ants as well as its etymological origin?

Yes, I thought so:

Myrmecology (pron.: /mɜrmɨˈkɒlədʒi/; from Greek: μύρμηξ, myrmex, "ant" and λόγος, logos, "study") is the scientific study of ants

Edited by meramarina on 20 May 2013 at 7:35pm

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montmorency
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 Message 2949 of 3735
20 May 2013 at 11:43pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
But are you nerd enough to NEED to know, NOW, the word for the study of ants as well as its
etymological origin?

Yes, I thought so:

Myrmecology (pron.: /mɜrmɨˈkɒlədʒi/; from Greek: μύρμηξ, myrmex, "ant" and λόγος, logos, "study") is the scientific study of ants


See also

formica

and cf. formic acid & formaldehyde.
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Serpent
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 Message 2950 of 3735
31 May 2013 at 10:41pm | IP Logged 
when you're excited at midnight that tadoku has started...
and then it takes you 40 mins to remember that this means june has started. (and that's the month in which i celebrate my birthday!)
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Kevin Hsu
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 Message 2951 of 3735
01 June 2013 at 8:20am | IP Logged 
When you feel ecstatic when you find out that the next polyglot conference is going to be
in Montreal, because it gives you an excuse to learn French, but then feel really
disappointed because that will mean less time for German!

When you're willing to avoid restaurant food for the entire school year just to save up
money for a summer trip to a foreign country.

When you have so many Skype language exchange partners that your study schedule is
seriously threatened by it.
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Serpent
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 Message 2952 of 3735
03 June 2013 at 9:21pm | IP Logged 
when you want to have a multilingual funeral


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