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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:11 am

...when a coworker at the library asks:
-"Why the h*ll do we have this book in Esperanto?"
-"I don't know when/why purchased it, but I happen to speak it". (Then I read from the back cover, aloud.)
Another coworker joins:
-"I once studied it! If I had maintained it, we could have used it as our secret language!"
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Deinonysus » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:32 pm

Your book: "You don't need to memorize this."
You: "I'm going to memorize this."
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Ccaesar » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:18 am

The struggle of explaining to someone that this is a pleasure that takes work and isn't encoded in your DNA
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby kelvin921019 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:51 pm

Me to a friend: Have you heard about (certain news), I read it on el país
Friend: It's on local news yesterday, why you have to read it on el país?
Me: because I want to?
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Cavesa » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:00 am

When you get excited to see a Playstation ad that's basically a screen of moving kanji, and then disappointed. It's just an ad for a new rpg set in Japan, not a new and revolutionary learning tool on that platform.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby sanjiu27 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:51 pm

When you realize, speaking with other people, that it is not normal at all to become interested in weird and relatively unknown languages from [put here some remote place of the world, such as Siberia] :D
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby JLS » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:54 pm

Me: "Hey, I'm gonna make my own language!"

My wife: "Just another day..."
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:02 pm

...it's time for the first closing announcement at work and you decide to do it in Spanish (after Swedish and English).
-Cerramos dentro de treinta minutos. (Yep, that was it.)
Half an hour later, one of the co-workers shows up with two tourists, and points in my direction.
Girl: -Are you the guy who made that announcement? I thought you were Spanish! (Glancing at the Polyglot Gathering t-shirt) Now I see that...you are a polyglot! He's a polyglot too! (pointing to her companion)
Guy nods and confirms: -Poligloto.

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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby mick33 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:58 pm

I was at a park with my mom and a niece and nephew. A woman jogs past us speaking into her phone in another language.
Mom: "What language was she speaking?"
Me: "No idea, I didn't hear enough of it.

Now I'm hoping to cross paths with this woman again and try to figure out what language it was, but I doubt this will happen.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Cavesa » Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:48 pm

When a movie without subtitles suddenly shows a supervillain meeting, where people speak several languages, and you don't miss the subtitles at all (I even got the basics of what the German villain was talking about)!
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