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g-bod
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 Message 3657 of 3740
04 August 2015 at 11:44pm | IP Logged 
When upon realising that you messed up when you booked train tickets online for your upcoming trip to Germany, your first thought is "at least it will be a good opportunity to practice if I try and sort this mess out at the ticket office".
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Via Diva
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 Message 3658 of 3740
06 August 2015 at 1:42am | IP Logged 
When you're glad to see that in Windows 10 the area in which the typing language is
mentioned, now uses three-letter code in the language which is used. Basically, instead
of RU and EN we how have РУС and ENG. And this is good.
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meramarina
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 Message 3659 of 3740
06 August 2015 at 3:01am | IP Logged 
When you are shopping for a new computer and you change the language settings on all the display computers.

Sometimes you just have to remind the general public that English is not the only language.
It's a public service.
You're welcome!




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Luso
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 Message 3660 of 3740
06 August 2015 at 3:37am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
When you are shopping for a new computer and you change the language settings on all the display computers.

When you get a new phone, start messing with the languages, accidentally choose one you don't understand and spend some 15+ minutes worrying about whether you'll get it back to one you recognise without having messed up all the definitions first.

(N.B.: This actually happened to me and the 15 minutes are probably an understatement. The language in question seemed Czech, Polish, or a similar one.)
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meramarina
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 Message 3661 of 3740
06 August 2015 at 4:02am | IP Logged 
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When you get a new phone, start messing with the languages, accidentally choose one you don't understand and spend some 15+ minutes worrying about whether you'll get it back to one you recognise without having messed up all the definitions first.


I did this too. I mistakenly changed the language to Korean! I know no Korean, so I was not nerd enough to know how to fix it.

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Serpent
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 Message 3662 of 3740
06 August 2015 at 10:02am | IP Logged 
I once switched my grandma's phone to Finnish when I wasn't learning it yet. Fortunately I knew kieli at least!
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Via Diva
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 Message 3663 of 3740
06 August 2015 at 1:21pm | IP Logged 
When you start to doubt whether you remember the conjugation of a Russian verb after
looking at its Czech analogue for some time
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soclydeza85
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 Message 3664 of 3740
11 August 2015 at 2:19pm | IP Logged 
When you can't tell if your getting sick or if you've just been practicing too much
French.

Seriously, the French must have calluses an inch thick on the back of their throats.


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