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tarvos
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 Message 3265 of 3740
03 March 2014 at 4:33pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
When you randomly come up with the expression "let's cross the eyes and
dot the Ț's"


When you know that that letter needs a dot and not a cedilla.
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luke
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 Message 3266 of 3740
03 March 2014 at 10:06pm | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
Serpent wrote:
When you randomly come up with the expression "let's cross the eyes
and
dot the Ț's"


When you know that that letter needs a dot and not a cedilla.


When you even know what a cedilla is.
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Henkkles
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 Message 3267 of 3740
10 March 2014 at 3:14pm | IP Logged 
I collect language books. For languages I don't plan on learning. Guilty as charged.
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 Message 3268 of 3740
11 March 2014 at 2:20am | IP Logged 
..when you stop seeding most torrents around a ratio of 1.2:1 to 1.5:1 but you just can't
bring yourself to stop seeding the FSI torrent that was posted here last year. As a result it
is now at a ratio of over 17:1 and as of today has been seeding for exactly a year
(apparently I downloaded it March 10, 2013, which I didn't notice until I had already started
typing this post). Stopping that torrent just seems...wrong, somehow.
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ElComadreja
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 Message 3269 of 3740
11 March 2014 at 7:07am | IP Logged 
When the best part of The Once and Future King was the magic words of Merlin.
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soclydeza85
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 Message 3270 of 3740
15 March 2014 at 7:02pm | IP Logged 
-When you talk to your fiance in German and she constantly tells you to stop because she doesn't know German, but you continue to do it anyway because it's good practice.

-When someone is talking to you (in your native language) and you translate what they are saying (to your target language) in your head.

-When you're out with your friends and you meet a foreign person (even if they don't speak the language you are learning), you spend the majority of the night asking them about their culture and how to say things in their language.

-When it's your day off and you spend the day studying your target language simply for pleasure.

-When your friend texts you and asks you to go to a beer garden and it doesn't seem right, it should be spelled "Biergarten"

The list goes on. I'm sure I'll think of more.






Edited by soclydeza85 on 15 March 2014 at 7:04pm

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Iversen
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 Message 3271 of 3740
16 March 2014 at 10:44am | IP Logged 
When your cable provider finally after years of waiting makes it possible to exchange at least part of the programs in their packets to items chosen from a 100-odd channel list, and you promptly kick out their rotten childrens-youth-sports-pop- and coach potato programs and replace them by partly documentary programs (mostly in English), partly programs in anything but Danish and English, like Polish, Croatian and German - even though I don't even study Croatian yet. And I'm severely tempted to kick out a few more Danish and/or English programs to get a Serbian and an Albanian channel from Kosovo (but only if they promise not to fight). Unfortunately there aren't any Dutch, Portuguese, Catalan, Greek or Russian programs on the list - and I have already subscribed to all their Spanish, Italian and French programs.

Right now I'm watching (or rather listening) to Press club in Croatian from HRT1.

Edited by Iversen on 16 March 2014 at 10:47am

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beano
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 Message 3272 of 3740
16 March 2014 at 2:16pm | IP Logged 
You are on holiday in a place where a minority language exists and you overhear children using the language
in public. This really makes your day and you feel elated that the language has some sort of future, even
though you have zero intentions of ever studying the language yourself.


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