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apatch3
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 Message 521 of 3735
08 April 2010 at 10:39pm | IP Logged 
When you pause every now and again and try translating something directly from one language to another (intentionally disregarding the cultural/contextual gap) and find yourself laughing out loud at the result
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 Message 522 of 3735
09 April 2010 at 12:02am | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
When you can't help but point out spelling mistakes in local graffiti and tagging to your friends, and feel a deep secret urge to come back at night and add your own graffiti corrections in red spray...


When you refuse to watch "The Pursuit of Happyness" because of the spelling.
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Johntm
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 Message 523 of 3735
09 April 2010 at 2:08am | IP Logged 
WortDrauf wrote:
Teango wrote:
When you can't help but point out spelling mistakes in local graffiti and tagging to your friends, and feel a deep secret urge to come back at night and add your own graffiti corrections in red spray...


When you refuse to watch "The Pursuit of Happyness" because of the spelling.
Come on man, it's a really good movie. And if you watch it, you'll get why it's spelled that way in the title.

Or just take white-out to the DVD cover.
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ellasevia
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 Message 524 of 3735
09 April 2010 at 5:19am | IP Logged 
Johntm wrote:
WortDrauf wrote:
Teango wrote:
When you can't help but point out spelling mistakes in local graffiti and tagging to your friends, and feel a deep secret urge to come back at night and add your own graffiti corrections in red spray...


When you refuse to watch "The Pursuit of Happyness" because of the spelling.
Come on man, it's a really good movie. And if you watch it, you'll get why it's spelled that way in the title.

Or just take white-out to the DVD cover.


On that note, when you take out white-out in the middle of your PE class to fix the spelling of a word on a yoga poster that has been bothering you for days. And then you proudly point out your handiwork to your classmates.
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Johntm
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 Message 525 of 3735
10 April 2010 at 8:31am | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
Johntm wrote:
WortDrauf wrote:
Teango wrote:
When you can't help but point out spelling mistakes in local graffiti and tagging to your friends, and feel a deep secret urge to come back at night and add your own graffiti corrections in red spray...


When you refuse to watch "The Pursuit of Happyness" because of the spelling.
Come on man, it's a really good movie. And if you watch it, you'll get why it's spelled that way in the title.

Or just take white-out to the DVD cover.


On that note, when you take out white-out in the middle of your PE class to fix the spelling of a word on a yoga poster that has been bothering you for days. And then you proudly point out your handiwork to your classmates.
You sound like my English teacher last year. She carried around sharpies and white out to fix grammar mistakes. She admitted that in college she vandalized a billboard just to fix a grammar error (she didn't fully vandalize it, just fixed it).
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m.alberto1
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 Message 526 of 3735
11 April 2010 at 6:50am | IP Logged 
When you refuse to watch a film unless it's in a foreign language =)
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ellasevia
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 Message 527 of 3735
11 April 2010 at 6:53am | IP Logged 
When you can't concentrate all day long and then you put on a YouTube video in Polish in the background and suddenly you can concentrate (and then you find yourself looking all sorts of information on Polish).
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Levi
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 Message 528 of 3735
11 April 2010 at 8:11am | IP Logged 
Johntm wrote:
ellasevia wrote:
Johntm wrote:
WortDrauf wrote:
Teango wrote:
When you can't help but point out spelling mistakes in local graffiti and tagging to your friends, and feel a deep secret urge to come back at night and add your own graffiti corrections in red spray...


When you refuse to watch "The Pursuit of Happyness" because of the spelling.
Come on man, it's a really good movie. And if you watch it, you'll get why it's spelled that way in the title.

Or just take white-out to the DVD cover.


On that note, when you take out white-out in the middle of your PE class to fix the spelling of a word on a yoga poster that has been bothering you for days. And then you proudly point out your handiwork to your classmates.
You sound like my English teacher last year. She carried around sharpies and white out to fix grammar mistakes. She admitted that in college she vandalized a billboard just to fix a grammar error (she didn't fully vandalize it, just fixed it).

I gave up correcting the word "stationery" at my workplace when our stationery products started coming in boxes marked "stationary".


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