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Levi
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 Message 633 of 3735
18 May 2010 at 4:01am | IP Logged 
...when you refuse to speak to someone in English if you have some other language in common.
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Rabochnok
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 Message 634 of 3735
18 May 2010 at 4:43am | IP Logged 
When you look for L2 words on licence plates.
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Teango
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 Message 635 of 3735
19 May 2010 at 9:09pm | IP Logged 
When you start noticing adverts in your Google Mail for "spam breakfast burritos", and you bizarrely click on the link in the hope of learning a little more about Spanish culture and cuisine...
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meramarina
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 Message 636 of 3735
20 May 2010 at 1:20am | IP Logged 
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When you start noticing adverts in your Google Mail for "spam breakfast burritos", and you bizarrely click on the link in the hope of learning a little more about Spanish culture and cuisine...


Ha, that's a good one! The person who invents a way to send burritos by email will earn my undying respect. And I don't even like burritos . . . I just like the idea of opening up mail and finding food.

I have another language nerd experience to tell. A few days ago I decided to stop at the bookstore on the way home from work, and I was browsing around, thinking of the million + books I'd like to buy and the one book I can possibly, actually afford, when I noticed something extremely interesting going on in the bookstore cafe. A man and a lady were sitting there with a lot of Spanish grammar and reference books spread out before them on the table, and they were absorbed in some very earnest Spanish study! I lurked around as long as I could without causing too much suspicion, and I so, so badly wanted to go talk to them, but they were really involved in their work. I wanted to say:

HI! I LIKE YOU! You study languages, and I do, too! Can I listen, please, please, pleeeeeeesee!? I like languages too! We can talk! We are from the same tribe! Language people! Where do you live? Can I come over? Please???? I'll share my books . . .

Yes, it was just pathetic.

I did not interrupt them. I went away. Sadly. Where did I go? To the language aisle. That should help, right? Well, what did I see there? There was a bookstore clerk there, and she was . . . she was . . oh, I can't say it, it's just too much . . she was TAGGING language books! I wanted to say:

HI! You are tagging language stuff! This is great! I do this too, isn't it fun? You like tags and languages, too? We must have a common ancestor, right? Some cave guy, probably, who tagged a lot of stuff milleniums ago, and today we carry on the great tradition! TAGS!

I did not.

Obviously I need to find more people who share my interests.

I'll probably go back tomorrow. It's incurable.


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Thaorius
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 Message 637 of 3735
20 May 2010 at 2:27am | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
Quote:
When you start noticing adverts in your Google Mail for
"spam breakfast burritos", and you bizarrely click on the link in the hope of learning
a little more about Spanish culture and cuisine...


Ha, that's a good one! The person who invents a way to send burritos by email will
earn my undying respect. And I don't even like burritos . . . I just like the idea of
opening up mail and finding food.

I have another language nerd experience to tell. A few days ago I decided to stop at
the bookstore on the way home from work, and I was browsing around, thinking of the
million + books I'd like to buy and the one book I can possibly, actually afford, when
I noticed something extremely interesting going on in the bookstore cafe. A man and a
lady were sitting there with a lot of Spanish grammar and reference books spread out
before them on the table, and they were absorbed in some very earnest Spanish study! I
lurked around as long as I could without causing too much suspicion, and I so, so badly
wanted to go talk to them, but they were really involved in their work. I wanted to
say:

HI! I LIKE YOU! You study languages, and I do, too! Can I listen, please, please,
pleeeeeeesee!? I like languages too! We can talk! We are from the same tribe!
Language people! Where do you live? Can I come over? Please???? I'll share my books
. . .

Yes, it was just pathetic.

I did not interrupt them. I went away. Sadly. Where did I go? To the language
aisle. That should help, right? Well, what did I see there? There was a bookstore
clerk there, and she was . . . she was . . oh, I can't say it, it's just too much . .
she was TAGGING language books! I wanted to say:

HI! You are tagging language stuff! This is great! I do this too, isn't it fun? You
like tags and languages, too? We must have a common ancestor, right? Some cave guy,
probably, who tagged a lot of stuff milleniums ago, and today we carry on the great
tradition! TAGS!

I did not.

Obviously I need to find more people who share my interests.

I'll probably go back tomorrow. It's incurable.



I think I can confidently say it. You have issues :). [Just kidding]

You are a language nerd when... your personal emails with your mother are a mix of
Spanish, English, and Esperanto; your mother responds in bits and pieces of Esperanto
(she has no clue of Esperanto), and this doesn't even give raise to so much as a
comment, complain, or petition to stop. After all, you are known and expected to do
that kind of thing...
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Warp3
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 Message 638 of 3735
21 May 2010 at 4:43pm | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
When I visited YouTube this morning, I saw that the site can now be viewed in five more languages, one of which is Finnish. This news has made my day, even if I'm not quite ready to switch my language preference to Finnish just yet.


When this post makes you annoyed for not noticing that you could even change the UI language on Youtube (or you'd have already done so).
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Levi
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 Message 639 of 3735
21 May 2010 at 8:46pm | IP Logged 
...when your YouTube is in German, your e-mail is in French, and your Facebook is in Chinese.
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Teango
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 Message 640 of 3735
21 May 2010 at 9:40pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
Obviously I need to find more people who share my interests.

I've got the perfect solution, let's form a Spanish tag team! ;)

Edited by Teango on 21 May 2010 at 9:41pm



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