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Einarr
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 Message 3305 of 3740
22 April 2014 at 3:54pm | IP Logged 
When you have colleagues from Poland, India and Lithuania at work and feel excruciatingly
dull for being unable to have at least a small chat in their mother tongues. Then you go
back home and search for stuff in Polish, because you know you can pick something up in
it faster than in the other two.
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Cavesa
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 Message 3306 of 3740
22 April 2014 at 4:50pm | IP Logged 
When you are looking forward to the awesome bookfair in May and plan what foreign books will be available. This year's honorary guest will be Hungary. Hmm, Hungarian is one of the few languages that have never appeared on my hit list :-(

P.S. the lingq forum thread is sooo funny!
Speaking about htlal censorship while putting asterisks instead of competitor's name and saying: "a lot of those people seem to have drunk the kool-aid that says that you can be a C2, native level that lets you do "anything in target language that you can do in native language" in 3 months" as the opposite of their approach, that made me laugh :-D
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soclydeza85
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 Message 3307 of 3740
27 April 2014 at 8:51pm | IP Logged 
You go to use the ATM and you set your TL as the transaction language.................and it was exciting
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Luso
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 Message 3308 of 3740
28 April 2014 at 4:46am | IP Logged 
When you strike a conversation with a group of foreigners speaking your exotic target language on the subway and you decide to tag along, regardless of the direction they're going in (for a while at least).


Cavesa wrote:
P.S. the lingq forum thread is sooo funny!

Yes, I liked it. In the end, I agree with the guy that wrote: "It never ceases to amaze me how much time people spend complaining on the internet." When you come to think of it, it all boils down to that, one way or the other.
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Mooby
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 Message 3309 of 3740
01 May 2014 at 11:59pm | IP Logged 
When you check a sentence on 'Google Translate' and, out of curiosity, spend the next 15 minutes seeing how it looks (and sounds) in 25 of the 81 other languages available - thus triggering severe wanderlust.

After which you spontaneously swear that you absolutely have to learn Finnish some day.




Edited by Mooby on 02 May 2014 at 12:00am

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Henkkles
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 Message 3310 of 3740
02 May 2014 at 12:59am | IP Logged 
Mooby wrote:
After which you spontaneously swear that you absolutely have to learn Finnish some day.

This delights me.
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Teango
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 Message 3311 of 3740
02 May 2014 at 4:04am | IP Logged 
When you realise that one of the biggest buttons on your microwave says "Clear / Off", and wonder how this bold-faced insult was left unnoticed until now.

Edited by Teango on 02 May 2014 at 4:05am

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ElComadreja
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 Message 3312 of 3740
02 May 2014 at 4:51am | IP Logged 
Well, I meant to update it before, but here's the whole thing:

When the best part of the Once and Future King was the magic words of Merlin.
Quote:
"Oh please do, You could take me to some [knight] like you did to the fish."

"I suppose it's educational in a way."

"It's very educational", said the Wart. "I can't think of anything more educational
than to be with some real knights fighting. Oh, Won't you please do it?"

"Do you prefer any particular knight?"

"King Pellinore," he said immediately. He had a weakness for this gentleman ever since
their strange encounter in the forest.

Merlin said, "That will do very well. Put your hands to your sides and relax your
muscles. Cabricias arci thuram, catalamus, singulariter, nominativa, haec musa.
Shut your eyes and keep them shut Bonus,Bona,Bonum. Here we go. Deus
Sanctus, est-ne oratio Latinas? Etiam, oui, quare? Pourquoi? Quai substantivo et
adjectivum concordat in generi, numerum et casus.
Here we are."

While this incantation was going on, the patient felt some queer sensations.



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