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janalisa
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 Message 41 of 3735
19 September 2009 at 2:56am | IP Logged 
Bao wrote:
My list has a whole category for all the things that are not languages. ^^;


Wow man... That's bad. I bow to your superior nerdiness. =P

Some more:

-When you carry your language study materials with you everywhere and take them out on the train or on the bus or in a restaurant while waiting for your food

-When you've changed the default language of your computer, cell phone, etc. to a foreign language

-When you're watching a movie in which a few lines are spoken in a foreign language, and your friend immediately turns to you and asks, "Did you understand that?"

-When you plan all your trips based on the languages you're learning
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Levi
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 Message 42 of 3735
19 September 2009 at 3:34am | IP Logged 
...when you decide to learn a language just because you're intrigued by its grammar.
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psy88
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 Message 43 of 3735
19 September 2009 at 3:56am | IP Logged 
When you order food in your target language and the waiter is very surly because your accent is identical to those of a rival town in his home country
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janalisa
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 Message 44 of 3735
19 September 2009 at 4:24am | IP Logged 
When you get annoyed at coworkers who chat with you during break, because they're taking away from your precious study time.
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Bao
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 Message 45 of 3735
19 September 2009 at 4:25am | IP Logged 
janalisa wrote:
Wow man... That's bad. I bow to your superior nerdiness. =P

Call it by its name: megalomania.

... when you refuse to watch a movie in a language you aren't already learning because it would make you pick up that language and that doesn't fit into your current schedule. And overdubs are completely out of question.

... when you only notice you've been translating everything you just heard to a target language when you want to laugh at the pun and have to realize that there is no pun in the source language.
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Yukamina
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 Message 46 of 3735
19 September 2009 at 4:58pm | IP Logged 
...when you're watching a subtitled movie with someone and you have to tell them what's really being said because the subtitles suck.
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Choscura
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 Message 47 of 3735
19 September 2009 at 5:24pm | IP Logged 
When you swear in another language to someone who doesn't speak it, and, realizing what you've done, you immediately apologize and explain what you said.

I won't imply the connected step of beginning an impromptu (unwanted?) language lesson because of this.
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LanguageSponge
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 Message 48 of 3735
19 September 2009 at 10:36pm | IP Logged 
OneEye wrote:
...when you major in one language, minor in another, and plan on studying a third in your spare time.


I laughed at this one because I'm very much guilty of it. And, in other circumstances, have been guilty of it since starting secondary school. When I started French, after a few weeks I began German as well, and after I started German in classes, a few weeks later I was on Spanish, too. After completing a GCSE in Spanish (which was shamefully easy, but that's another story, really), I began Russian. Now I'm doing Russian as my major, Slovene as my "minor" and am learning Italian :]

Choscura wrote:
When you swear in another language to someone who doesn't speak it, and, realizing what you've done, you immediately apologize and explain what you said.
- guilty.

Levi wrote:
...when you decide to learn a language just because you're intrigued by its grammar.
- guilty.

janalisa wrote:
-When you've changed the default language of your computer, cell phone, etc. to a foreign language
- guilty.

And now to add one of my own

- When you listen to E Nomine (a German band) for no other reason but to listen to the very small amount of Latin they put in their songs :]

Edited by LanguageSponge on 19 September 2009 at 10:43pm



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