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josh_badgley
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United States
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Spanish, Portuguese

 
 Message 2945 of 3740
11 May 2013 at 1:43pm | IP Logged 
When the first thing you consider in buying a new smartphone is "Which languages come pre-installed?"

When your Netflix queue has absolutely nothing in your native language.

When you'd rather play with Google Translate than Angry Birds.

When you're excited to get a new Blu-ray player, not because of the improved picture quality, but because you can finally watch Harry Potter in Catalan and Danish!


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Serpent
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Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 2946 of 3740
18 May 2013 at 9:48am | IP Logged 
When you don't notice what's funny here because you're looking at the Chinese characters.
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Paco
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 Message 2947 of 3740
18 May 2013 at 4:57pm | IP Logged 
When your deadly boring schedule (to others) comprises of: studies, HTLAL, readings,
Textkit, exercises and a Facebook homepage with lots of foreign words you actually don't
know.

Serpent wrote:
When you don't notice "what's funnyhere" because you're looking at the
Chinese characters.

The trick must be made by another language nerd! I was drawn to that bottle too...

Edited by Paco on 18 May 2013 at 5:05pm

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agantik
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France
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 Message 2948 of 3740
19 May 2013 at 5:35pm | IP Logged 
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 ...
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Zireael
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Poland
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Speaks: Polish*, EnglishB2, Spanish
Studies: German, Sign Language, Tok Pisin, Arabic (Yemeni), Old English

 
 Message 2949 of 3740
19 May 2013 at 9:01pm | 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 ...


Laughs out loud.
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Phantom Kat
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Studies: Finnish

 
 Message 2950 of 3740
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 2951 of 3740
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 2952 of 3740
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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