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garyb
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 Message 3353 of 3740
04 July 2014 at 11:37am | IP Logged 
Your manager is installing new software on your work PC and he asks you which language you'd like it in.
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Teango
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 Message 3354 of 3740
04 July 2014 at 11:51am | IP Logged 
polyglottis wrote:
... you want to start learning a weird language just for the fun of it, but you realize the few books on the topic are written in a language you don't know yet.

Hmm...you mean like learning Anicient Egyptian through French Assimil, or perhaps a jot of Chukchi through Russian and Japanese - yep, I think I can relate. ;)

Edited by Teango on 04 July 2014 at 11:52am

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luke
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 Message 3355 of 3740
04 July 2014 at 11:51am | IP Logged 
you check HTLAL as often as other people check Facebook.
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jeff_lindqvist
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 Message 3356 of 3740
04 July 2014 at 6:12pm | IP Logged 
When you let language-related events plan your holidays.
When you go to Polyglot Gathering Berlin (which you wouldn't have heard a lot about outside HTLAL).
When you are at PG Berlin, recognize people from the forum and feel like you already know them in person.
When people recognize you from the forum!

Bonus:
When you've talked so much about the Irish language that people from your hometown decide going to a village in Ireland just to learn Irish.
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soclydeza85
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 Message 3357 of 3740
04 July 2014 at 8:25pm | IP Logged 
luke wrote:
you check HTLAL as often as other people check Facebook.


Oh man, this is so true
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yuhakko
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 Message 3358 of 3740
05 July 2014 at 9:26am | IP Logged 
when you try showing this thread to some friends and you realize you're the only one
recognizing himself in it

When reading a book in your native language feels like a waste of time

When even reading the news in your native language feels like that as well!
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eyðimörk
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 Message 3359 of 3740
05 July 2014 at 10:42am | IP Logged 
Warp3 wrote:
...when you've apparently started collecting junk mail now. After subscribing to a Spanish-language magazine a few months back you received your first piece of Spanish-language junk mail and it seems wrong to just throw it out.

But it's not "junk mail"! It's cultural immersion!

The dog and I (ok, mostly I, but he always came a long) had a weekly ritual when we moved to France. Every Tuesday, the day when all the leaflets and catalogues were delivered, we would sit own on the sofa and go through every single page. I even took photos of the more "unusual" cultural aspects and shared them on Facebook.They were very popular with friends and family back in Sweden. Especially the one where sexy Mrs Christmas lingerie was advertised in between the Baby Christmas onesies and the toy trains.
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soclydeza85
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 Message 3360 of 3740
09 July 2014 at 2:35am | IP Logged 
When you're cruising steadily down the highway and all of a sudden you come upon a huge traffic buildup, but it's okay (you might even be glad)........ now you have time to finish your Pimsleur lesson before reaching your destination.

Edited by soclydeza85 on 09 July 2014 at 2:36am



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