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yuhakko
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 Message 3281 of 3740
06 April 2014 at 6:39am | IP Logged 
When you realize that you haven't watched anything in your mother tongue since the
beginning of the year and that it's been a month that what you do watch is in one TL and
the subs in another TL
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Mooby
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 Message 3282 of 3740
07 April 2014 at 12:21pm | IP Logged 
When you return from holiday and realise that your photos include a pretty strange collection of language-related images like signs, billboards, menus, directions, warnings, graffiti etc. - all for future reference of course.

This one is of a dog waste disposal bin from my recent trip to Poland - now my friends really think I'm wierd!





Edited by Mooby on 08 April 2014 at 12:24pm

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Serpent
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 Message 3283 of 3740
07 April 2014 at 1:41pm | IP Logged 
Hehe
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yantai_scot
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 Message 3284 of 3740
08 April 2014 at 11:30am | IP Logged 
My German friend living here in the UK almost posted a letter into the red dog bins we
have locally when she came visiting...Managed to stop her with a 'nooooooo!'
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stifa
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 Message 3285 of 3740
09 April 2014 at 12:43am | IP Logged 
...when you feel dirty after watching a film or a TV show episode in English.

I definitely do. :p
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meramarina
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 Message 3286 of 3740
09 April 2014 at 7:36pm | IP Logged 
1. When you are doing some cleaning up around the house, and find a note, in your handwriting, that you made for some reason that you cannot remember. The note says: "Grammar Conjugation Tables !!! "

And that's it. Spontaneous enthusiasm for grammar analysis, I guess, with excessive exclamation points. Happens to everyone.

2. When your handwriting is so bad that you look at your shopping list and wonder why you wrote it with IPA symbols.

Then, you think that might actually be an interesting thing to do.

Edited by meramarina on 09 April 2014 at 7:36pm

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Serpent
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 Message 3287 of 3740
10 April 2014 at 12:08am | IP Logged 
stifa wrote:
...when you feel dirty after watching a film or a TV show episode in English.

I definitely do. :p
me too! and yes, much of the time this applies to English too and not just Russian.
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Serpent
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 Message 3288 of 3740
10 April 2014 at 12:57am | IP Logged 
Ari wrote:
I always had a hard time understanding how native speakers could mess up these things, until I accidentally wrote "you're" instead of "your". That was a very good day. I finally felt like my command of English was up to native standards, because now I was making the same mistakes they are making.



When you're ridiculously excited to find the thread in question and to know that this moment happened on HTLAL.

Edited by Serpent on 10 April 2014 at 12:58am



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