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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
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2018-03-13 02:26:49 UTC
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
I say the people in USA speak American, why is it not correct????
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2018-03-13 03:30:16 UTC
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
I say the people in USA speak American, why is it not correct????
its not a language
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
I say the people in USA speak American, why is it not correct????
its not a language
Harsh, very harsh.

Americans used to speak and write English, but then they
messed around with spellings. From there it was but a
short step to their invention of all sorts of strange
usage, jargon and slang so that now we have the invidious
situation that Britain and the USA are two nations divided
by a common language.

It's very, very sad; so sad that it makes the baby Jesus cry.
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2018-03-13 08:14:09 UTC
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
out of the group & band for life & this is your last warning!!!!
If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
I say the people in USA speak American, why is it not correct????
its not a language
Harsh, very harsh.
Americans used to speak and write English, but then they
messed around with spellings. From there it was but a
short step to their invention of all sorts of strange
usage, jargon and slang so that now we have the invidious
situation that Britain and the USA are two nations divided
by a common language.
It's very, very sad; so sad that it makes the baby Jesus cry.
Lingusitically 'english' is a language spoken around the world with many
variants. Two major variants are 'american english' and 'british english', each
with many subvariants in them. Some unintelligible languages are also mistakenly
called english such as scottish and bostonian.

As a california english speaker all the words in the following imperative are
pronounced identically: 'Marry merry Mary.'
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Americans used to speak and write English, but then they
messed around with spellings. From there it was but a
short step to their invention of all sorts of strange
usage, jargon and slang so that now we have the invidious
situation that Britain and the USA are two nations divided
by a common language.
It's very, very sad; so sad that it makes the baby Jesus cry.
Lingusitically 'english' is a language spoken around the world with many
variants. Two major variants are 'american english' and 'british english',
each with many subvariants in them. Some unintelligible languages are also
mistakenly called english such as scottish and bostonian.
As a california english speaker all the words in the following imperative
are pronounced identically: 'Marry merry Mary.'
There's a big difference between English and [variant] english.
I am an Englishman so I should know.

By the way, the Leith police dismisseth us.
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2018-03-14 03:16:13 UTC
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Americans used to speak and write English, but then they
messed around with spellings. From there it was but a
short step to their invention of all sorts of strange
usage, jargon and slang so that now we have the invidious
situation that Britain and the USA are two nations divided
by a common language.
It's very, very sad; so sad that it makes the baby Jesus cry.
Lingusitically 'english' is a language spoken around the world with many
variants. Two major variants are 'american english' and 'british english',
each with many subvariants in them. Some unintelligible languages are also
mistakenly called english such as scottish and bostonian.
As a california english speaker all the words in the following imperative
are pronounced identically: 'Marry merry Mary.'
There's a big difference between English and [variant] english.
I am an Englishman so I should know.
A floor is a floor and not a flaw.
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By the way, the Leith police dismisseth us.
Does Lilith liveth in Leith?
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As a california english speaker all the words in the following imperative
are pronounced identically: 'Marry merry Mary.'
There's a big difference between English and [variant] english.
I am an Englishman so I should know.
A floor is a floor and not a flaw.
A flea and a fly in a flue
Said we're trapped here, what shall we do?
Let us flee said the fly
Let us fly said the flea
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
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2018-03-15 04:45:38 UTC
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As a california english speaker all the words in the following imperative
are pronounced identically: 'Marry merry Mary.'
There's a big difference between English and [variant] english.
I am an Englishman so I should know.
A floor is a floor and not a flaw.
A flea and a fly in a flue
Said we're trapped here, what shall we do?
Let us flee said the fly
Let us fly said the flea
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
Flea fly flow fum.
I smell the poem of an englishman.
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2018-03-13 22:19:39 UTC
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Americans used to speak and write English, but then they
messed around with spellings. From there it was but a
short step to their invention of all sorts of strange
usage, jargon and slang so that now we have the invidious
situation that Britain and the USA are two nations divided
by a common language.
It's very, very sad; so sad that it makes the baby Jesus cry.
Lingusitically 'english' is a language spoken around the world with many
variants. Two major variants are 'american english' and 'british english', each
with many subvariants in them. Some unintelligible languages are also mistakenly
called english such as scottish and bostonian.
As a california english speaker all the words in the following imperative are
pronounced identically: 'Marry merry Mary.'
Accents are local, while the grammar may be, largely, national,
or even international.

Raised East New York City, on Long Island, I would say:

Marry rhymes with "carry" and "harry."* (short "a.")
Merry rhymes with "berry" and "ferry." (short "e.")
Mary rhymes with "fairy" and "hairy." (long "a.")

It is otherwise, elsewhere on the North American continent.

Kevin R

* Not the proper name, but the verb.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harry
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As a california english speaker all the words in the following imperative are
pronounced identically: 'Marry merry Mary.'
Accents are local, while the grammar may be, largely, national,
or even international.
Marry rhymes with "carry" and "harry."* (short "a.")
Merry rhymes with "berry" and "ferry." (short "e.")
Mary rhymes with "fairy" and "hairy." (long "a.")
It is otherwise, elsewhere on the North American continent.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_English
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duke
2018-03-20 17:17:29 UTC
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
out of the group & band for life & this is your last warning!!!!
If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
I say the people in USA speak American, why is it not correct????
Because we speak English.

the dukester, American-American


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2018-03-21 07:33:36 UTC
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
out of the group & band for life & this is your last warning!!!!
If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
I say the people in USA speak American, why is it not correct????
Because we speak English.
Why would Americans loose their lives to fight off Brits and yet valued English??? It did not make any sense....

However, seeing the Western Whites adopt Middle-Eastern cultures, I should not be surprise at such unfathomable practice.
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2018-03-13 05:45:11 UTC
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
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2018-03-13 06:04:24 UTC
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
out of the group & band for life & this is your last warning!!!!
If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
WRONG. Here is a map of languages spoken in the USA


https://www.buzzfeed.com/hunterschwarz/14-maps-that-show-what-languages-people-speak-in-the-us?utm_term=.rnnBXvN4b#.px7VxNR7k


American is not listed.
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2018-03-13 08:23:18 UTC
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
out of the group & band for life & this is your last warning!!!!
If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
WRONG. Here is a map of languages spoken in the USA
https://www.buzzfeed.com/hunterschwarz/14-maps-that-show-what-languages-people-speak-in-the-us?utm_term=.rnnBXvN4b#.px7VxNR7k
American is not listed.
American is inherited from English which is the language of Great Britain.
American speak American language as you don't refer yourself to be a British!!
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2018-03-13 20:19:07 UTC
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On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
WRONG. Here is a map of languages spoken in the USA
He's rite, rumdum!!!! In England they speak English!!!! Why are you
so dum?????????????
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2018-03-13 21:44:46 UTC
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
out of the group & band for life & this is your last warning!!!!
If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
WRONG. Here is a map of languages spoken in the USA
https://www.buzzfeed.com/hunterschwarz/14-maps-that-show-what-languages-people-speak-in-the-us?utm_term=.rnnBXvN4b#.px7VxNR7k
American is not listed.
What about British?
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2018-03-13 22:35:02 UTC
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
And Canadians speak Canadian.
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2018-03-13 23:42:14 UTC
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And Canadians speak Canadian.

Eh?
Street
2018-03-14 04:20:31 UTC
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
Exactly. You got it.
Olrik
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
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Street
2018-03-15 00:26:14 UTC
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
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Street
2018-03-15 04:51:19 UTC
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
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LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't understand French...
That's unfortunate, especially because Canada is officially bilingual.
Olrik
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
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LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't understand French...
That's unfortunate, especially because Canada is officially bilingual.
It's only bilingual for federal government services and some public
stuff, like food labelling.

Like Belgium, Switzerland or India, countries with more than one
official languages, groups tend to stick together and don't easily mingle.

It's just human, I guess.
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Street
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
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LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't understand French...
Post by Street
That's unfortunate, especially because Canada is officially bilingual.
It's only bilingual for federal government services and some public
stuff, like food labelling.
Like Belgium, Switzerland or India, countries with more than one official
languages, groups tend to stick together and don't easily mingle.
It's just human, I guess.
I suppose so. Interesting, though.
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
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LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't understand French...
That's unfortunate, especially because Canada is officially bilingual.
It's only bilingual for federal government services and some public
stuff, like food labelling.
Like Belgium, Switzerland or India, countries with more than one
official languages, groups tend to stick together and don't easily mingle.
It's just human, I guess.
My Belgian GF is a Walloon (French speaking), but her genes are mostly
Vlaans. In her father's generation, one could go though high school
speaking Vlaans, but college entry required French literacy. He was
born just north of the language border, but as he wished to be a
teacher, he learned and spoke French. Now that the economic center of
gravity has shifted north, expect to see more Flemish laws kicking
Walloon arse. Payback is alive and well across the linguistic divide.
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
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LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't understand French...
That's unfortunate, especially because Canada is officially bilingual.
It's only bilingual for federal government services and some public
stuff, like food labelling.
Like Belgium, Switzerland or India, countries with more than one
official languages, groups tend to stick together and don't easily mingle.
It's just human, I guess.
My Belgian GF is a Walloon (French speaking), but her genes are mostly
Vlaans. In her father's generation, one could go though high school
speaking Vlaans, but college entry required French literacy. He was
born just north of the language border, but as he wished to be a
teacher, he learned and spoke French. Now that the economic center of
gravity has shifted north, expect to see more Flemish laws kicking
Walloon arse. Payback is alive and well across the linguistic divide.
Because humans like to compare each other, and note all the difference.
Skin colour, language are maybe the greatest dividers.
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Malte Runz
2018-03-15 11:53:59 UTC
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
Post by Street
Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
I guess it goes both ways... During my seven years in Montreal I met a
lot of people, who didn't speak any English at all, and had refused to
learn it. Many young people too. I also heard people complaining about
not being able to get a French speaking doctor in rural hospitals in
Alberta, whilst my doctor in Montreal refused to speak English when I
came to see him. I will say though, that most francophones had no
problem speaking English with me, being a foreigner, and they did
appreciate my efforts to speak French. I'm not shaming on anybody.
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Olrik
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
Post by Street
Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
I guess it goes both ways... During my seven years in Montreal
Really? Wow!
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I met a lot of people, who didn't speak any English at all, and had refused to
learn it.
English is not required for living or working in Québec... But when were
those "7 years"? Because 7 years in the 60's or 70's are truly not them
same as 7 years in the '90s or the 21st century...
Post by Malte Runz
Many young people too. I also heard people complaining about
not being able to get a French speaking doctor in rural hospitals in
Alberta,
Quite understandable.
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whilst my doctor in Montreal refused to speak English when I
came to see him.
Quite understandable. English people have their own hospitals and
medical institutions. A francophone doctor may be not comfortable enough
in the English language to discuss medical matters.
Post by Malte Runz
I will say though, that most francophones had no
problem speaking English with me, being a foreigner, and they did
appreciate my efforts to speak French. I'm not shaming on anybody.
Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
The result is that, too frequently, children from immigrants are reared
and schooled in French, but talk among themselves in English. I don't
blame them, I blame globalization, the actual creation right now of a
vast English centrist culture that's atomizing individuals and
destroying common sharing.

But that's another debate!

:-)
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
I guess it goes both ways... During my seven years in Montreal
Really? Wow!
Do I detect sarcasm? No need to be on the defensive.
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Post by Malte Runz
I met a lot of people, who didn't speak any English at all, and had refused to
learn it.
English is not required for living or working in Québec... ...
One could equally argue that French is not required for living and
working in Alberta, no?
Post by Olrik
... But when were
those "7 years"? ...
November 1996 to February 2004. Back when the 'language police' were
checking people's business cards to make sure they followed the rules
regarding the size of the letters use in the French text compared to
the English text.
Post by Olrik
... Because 7 years in the 60's or 70's are truly not them
same as 7 years in the '90s or the 21st century...
Post by Malte Runz
Many young people too. I also heard people complaining about
not being able to get a French speaking doctor in rural hospitals in
Alberta,
Quite understandable.
Why not encourage Francophone to also be bilingual?
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
whilst my doctor in Montreal refused to speak English when I
came to see him.
Quite understandable. English people have their own hospitals and
medical institutions. A francophone doctor may be not comfortable enough
in the English language to discuss medical matters.
So Francophones can rightfully complain, but Anglophones need to go to
"their own hospitals"? It smacks of intolerance of the other side.
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
I will say though, that most francophones had no
problem speaking English with me, being a foreigner, and they did
appreciate my efforts to speak French. I'm not shaming on anybody.
Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
The result is that, too frequently, children from immigrants are reared
and schooled in French, but talk among themselves in English. I don't
blame them, I blame globalization, the actual creation right now of a
vast English centrist culture that's atomizing individuals and
destroying common sharing.
But that's another debate!
:-)
Don't get me wrong. I have great sympathy for the struggle French
Canadians have gone through. The historic discrimination, the
deliberate efforts to destroy their culture, the deportation of large
groups of people to the swamps of Louisiana and so forth. Their fight
is a just one, no doubt about it. The rift between the two groups was
far greater than I imagined before I moved there. One thing both sides
could agree on, though, was that the Anglophones ought to be ashamed
of not speaking better French... ;-)
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Malte Runz
v***@gmail.com
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
I guess it goes both ways... During my seven years in Montreal
Really? Wow!
Do I detect sarcasm? No need to be on the defensive.
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
I met a lot of people, who didn't speak any English at all, and had refused to
learn it.
English is not required for living or working in Québec... ...
One could equally argue that French is not required for living and
working in Alberta, no?
Post by Olrik
... But when were
those "7 years"? ...
November 1996 to February 2004. Back when the 'language police' were
checking people's business cards to make sure they followed the rules
regarding the size of the letters use in the French text compared to
the English text.
Post by Olrik
... Because 7 years in the 60's or 70's are truly not them
same as 7 years in the '90s or the 21st century...
Post by Malte Runz
Many young people too. I also heard people complaining about
not being able to get a French speaking doctor in rural hospitals in
Alberta,
Quite understandable.
Why not encourage Francophone to also be bilingual?
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
whilst my doctor in Montreal refused to speak English when I
came to see him.
Quite understandable. English people have their own hospitals and
medical institutions. A francophone doctor may be not comfortable enough
in the English language to discuss medical matters.
So Francophones can rightfully complain, but Anglophones need to go to
"their own hospitals"? It smacks of intolerance of the other side.
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
I will say though, that most francophones had no
problem speaking English with me, being a foreigner, and they did
appreciate my efforts to speak French. I'm not shaming on anybody.
Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
The result is that, too frequently, children from immigrants are reared
and schooled in French, but talk among themselves in English. I don't
blame them, I blame globalization, the actual creation right now of a
vast English centrist culture that's atomizing individuals and
destroying common sharing.
But that's another debate!
:-)
Don't get me wrong. I have great sympathy for the struggle French
Canadians have gone through. The historic discrimination, the
deliberate efforts to destroy their culture, the deportation of large
groups of people to the swamps of Louisiana and so forth. Their fight
is a just one, no doubt about it. The rift between the two groups was
far greater than I imagined before I moved there. One thing both sides
could agree on, though, was that the Anglophones ought to be ashamed
of not speaking better French... ;-)
--
Malte Runz
I grew up in Chicago, which has immigrants from most all of Europe: Poles, Italians, Germans, Swedes, Jews,and Russians.
All of them speak English in public and their ethnic languages at home.
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Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
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French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
I guess it goes both ways... During my seven years in Montreal
Really? Wow!
Do I detect sarcasm? No need to be on the defensive.
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I met a lot of people, who didn't speak any English at all,
and had re=
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fused to
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learn it.
English is not required for living or working in Québec... ...
One could equally argue that French is not required for living and
working in Alberta, no?
Post by Olrik
... But when were
those "7 years"? ...
November 1996 to February 2004. Back when the 'language police' were
checking people's business cards to make sure they followed the rules
regarding the size of the letters use in the French text compared to
the English text.
Post by Olrik
... Because 7 years in the 60's or 70's are truly not them
same as 7 years in the '90s or the 21st century...
Post by Malte Runz
Many young people too. I also heard people complaining about
not being able to get a French speaking doctor in rural
hospitals in
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Alberta,
Quite understandable.
Why not encourage Francophone to also be bilingual?
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whilst my doctor in Montreal refused to speak English when I
came to see him.
Quite understandable. English people have their own hospitals and
medical institutions. A francophone doctor may be not
comfortable enough=
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in the English language to discuss medical matters.
So Francophones can rightfully complain, but Anglophones need to go to
"their own hospitals"? It smacks of intolerance of the other side.
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
I will say though, that most francophones had no
problem speaking English with me, being a foreigner, and they did
appreciate my efforts to speak French. I'm not shaming on
anybody.
Post by Olrik
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Post by Olrik
Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
The result is that, too frequently, children from immigrants are
reared=
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Post by Olrik
and schooled in French, but talk among themselves in English. I don't
blame them, I blame globalization, the actual creation right now of a
vast English centrist culture that's atomizing individuals and
destroying common sharing.
But that's another debate!
:-)
Don't get me wrong. I have great sympathy for the struggle French
Canadians have gone through. The historic discrimination, the
deliberate efforts to destroy their culture, the deportation of large
groups of people to the swamps of Louisiana and so forth. Their fight
is a just one, no doubt about it. The rift between the two groups was
far greater than I imagined before I moved there. One thing both sides
could agree on, though, was that the Anglophones ought to be
ashamed
Post by Olrik
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of not speaking better French... ;-)
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Malte Runz
Poles, =
Post by Olrik
Italians, Germans, Swedes, Jews,and Russians.
All of them speak English in public and their ethnic languages at home.
Lot's of Polish ppl in Chicago. I was surprised.
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
I guess it goes both ways... During my seven years in Montreal
Really? Wow!
Do I detect sarcasm? No need to be on the defensive.
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
I met a lot of people, who didn't speak any English at all, and had refused to
learn it.
English is not required for living or working in Québec... ...
One could equally argue that French is not required for living and
working in Alberta, no?
Post by Olrik
... But when were
those "7 years"? ...
November 1996 to February 2004. Back when the 'language police' were
checking people's business cards to make sure they followed the rules
regarding the size of the letters use in the French text compared to
the English text.
Post by Olrik
... Because 7 years in the 60's or 70's are truly not them
same as 7 years in the '90s or the 21st century...
Post by Malte Runz
Many young people too. I also heard people complaining about
not being able to get a French speaking doctor in rural hospitals in
Alberta,
Quite understandable.
Why not encourage Francophone to also be bilingual?
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
whilst my doctor in Montreal refused to speak English when I
came to see him.
Quite understandable. English people have their own hospitals and
medical institutions. A francophone doctor may be not comfortable enough
in the English language to discuss medical matters.
So Francophones can rightfully complain, but Anglophones need to go to
"their own hospitals"? It smacks of intolerance of the other side.
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
I will say though, that most francophones had no
problem speaking English with me, being a foreigner, and they did
appreciate my efforts to speak French. I'm not shaming on anybody.
Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
The result is that, too frequently, children from immigrants are reared
and schooled in French, but talk among themselves in English. I don't
blame them, I blame globalization, the actual creation right now of a
vast English centrist culture that's atomizing individuals and
destroying common sharing.
But that's another debate!
:-)
Don't get me wrong. I have great sympathy for the struggle French
Canadians have gone through. The historic discrimination, the
deliberate efforts to destroy their culture, the deportation of large
groups of people to the swamps of Louisiana and so forth. Their fight
is a just one, no doubt about it. The rift between the two groups was
far greater than I imagined before I moved there. One thing both sides
could agree on, though, was that the Anglophones ought to be ashamed
of not speaking better French... ;-)
--
Malte Runz
I grew up in Chicago, which has immigrants from most all of Europe: Poles, Italians, Germans, Swedes, Jews,and Russians.
All of them speak English in public and their ethnic languages at home.
A lot the immigrant's kids I know through work speak the parent's
language with them, but Danish with their siblings and friends. Often
the kids speak the parent's language as poorly as the parents speak
Danish.
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Malte Runz
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
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Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
I guess it goes both ways... During my seven years in Montreal
Really? Wow!
Do I detect sarcasm? No need to be on the defensive.
No sarcasm there. I would have been surprised at 6 months... 6 years
*is* quite an experience.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
I met a lot of people, who didn't speak any English at all, and had refused to
learn it.
English is not required for living or working in Québec... ...
One could equally argue that French is not required for living and
working in Alberta, no?
Why would it be? Alberta is an anglophone province. No French-Canadian
would expect to be served or addressed in French except in some federal
institutions in large cities.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Olrik
... But when were
those "7 years"? ...
November 1996 to February 2004. Back when the 'language police' were
checking people's business cards to make sure they followed the rules
regarding the size of the letters use in the French text compared to
the English text.
You'll have to provide me with a link for that. Part of the mandate of
the Office québécois de la langue française deals with public commercial
displays. I'm not sure it covers business cards...

But sure, the Office had its shares of zealous, almost comical
interventions.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Olrik
... Because 7 years in the 60's or 70's are truly not them
same as 7 years in the '90s or the 21st century...
Post by Malte Runz
Many young people too. I also heard people complaining about
not being able to get a French speaking doctor in rural hospitals in
Alberta,
Quite understandable.
Why not encourage Francophone to also be bilingual?
A lot of us are bilingual, especially in Montréal :

<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_demographics_of_Quebec>

"Bilingualism
According to the 2011 census,[6] the rate of bilingualism (the
percentage of the population that said they had knowledge of both
English and French) is at 42.6 per cent in 2011, up from 40.6 per cent
in 2006. (It is at 17.5 in Canada overall)"

So the right question is, "Why not encourage anglophones to also be
bilingual?"
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whilst my doctor in Montreal refused to speak English when I
came to see him.
Quite understandable. English people have their own hospitals and
medical institutions. A francophone doctor may be not comfortable enough
in the English language to discuss medical matters.
So Francophones can rightfully complain, but Anglophones need to go to
"their own hospitals"? It smacks of intolerance of the other side.
Why are we always to blame? Why do you even *expect* to be served in
English in a francophone hospital?

BTW, the English minority clamours for their own institutions, and they
have them : universities, hospitals, services in English in almost all
Québec service points.

As for their hospitals, the main one is the brand new McGill University
Health Centre (MUHC).

<https://muhc.ca/>

This is to ensure that a patient can be served in English in all
departments, form the cafeteria to nurses to any kind of caretakers.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
I will say though, that most francophones had no
problem speaking English with me, being a foreigner, and they did
appreciate my efforts to speak French. I'm not shaming on anybody.
Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
The result is that, too frequently, children from immigrants are reared
and schooled in French, but talk among themselves in English. I don't
blame them, I blame globalization, the actual creation right now of a
vast English centrist culture that's atomizing individuals and
destroying common sharing.
But that's another debate!
:-)
Don't get me wrong. I have great sympathy for the struggle French
Canadians have gone through. The historic discrimination, the
deliberate efforts to destroy their culture, the deportation of large
groups of people to the swamps of Louisiana and so forth. Their fight
is a just one, no doubt about it. The rift between the two groups was
far greater than I imagined before I moved there. One thing both sides
could agree on, though, was that the Anglophones ought to be ashamed
of not speaking better French... ;-)
True!
--
Olrik
aa #1981
EAC Chief Food Inspector, Bacon Division
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Eh?
Post by Street
Exactly. You got it.
Et plus de 25 % d'entre-eux parlent français, faut-il le rappeler...
LOL. Thanks Olrik but, although I'm a bilingual 'mer'can, I know zero
French. :)
That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
I guess it goes both ways... During my seven years in Montreal
Really? Wow!
Do I detect sarcasm? No need to be on the defensive.
No sarcasm there. I would have been surprised at 6 months... 6 years
*is* quite an experience.
OK. I got it wrong.
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Post by Malte Runz
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
I met a lot of people, who didn't speak any English at all, and had refused to
learn it.
English is not required for living or working in Québec... ...
One could equally argue that French is not required for living and
working in Alberta, no?
Why would it be? Alberta is an anglophone province. ...
That was my point.
Post by Olrik
... No French-Canadian
would expect to be served or addressed in French except in some federal
institutions in large cities.
It was just another story I remember from the news. I found the woman,
'demanding' to have a French speaking doctor in rural Alberta, to be
very entitled.
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Olrik
... But when were
those "7 years"? ...
November 1996 to February 2004. Back when the 'language police' were
checking people's business cards to make sure they followed the rules
regarding the size of the letters use in the French text compared to
the English text.
You'll have to provide me with a link for that. Part of the mandate of
the Office québécois de la langue française deals with public commercial
displays. I'm not sure it covers business cards...
But sure, the Office had its shares of zealous, almost comical
interventions.
I believe the business card episode took place in Trois-Rivieres. I
remember they interviewed people on the street, and the everybody,
anglo- and francophones alike, agreed that it was not what they
wanted. I tried to google it, but alas, the story is 20+ years old,
and I couldn't find it.
Post by Olrik
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Olrik
... Because 7 years in the 60's or 70's are truly not them
same as 7 years in the '90s or the 21st century...
Post by Malte Runz
Many young people too. I also heard people complaining about
not being able to get a French speaking doctor in rural hospitals in
Alberta,
Quite understandable.
Why not encourage Francophone to also be bilingual?
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_demographics_of_Quebec>
Montreal is pretty much 50/50 isn't it? The last 5 years of my stay in
Montreal the ex, ma blonde, and I lived in Pointe Saint-Charles. A
poor very mixed neighborhood on the surface, but in many ways very
segregated. Anglophone bars, francophone churches and so on.
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"Bilingualism
According to the 2011 census,[6] the rate of bilingualism (the
percentage of the population that said they had knowledge of both
English and French) is at 42.6 per cent in 2011, up from 40.6 per cent
in 2006. (It is at 17.5 in Canada overall)"
So the right question is, "Why not encourage anglophones to also be
bilingual?"
I might have been a tad on the defensive myself here. Sorry. 90% of
the people I knew were Francophone, and I was told the story of Quebec
as they saw it. But being a foreigner maybe I could see things that
those who were more emotionally engaged in the dispute couldn't. And I
did spot cases, on both sides, of double standards. I chose to keep
quite most of the time, and continue my daily life as a Francophone
with a weird accent.
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Post by Olrik
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whilst my doctor in Montreal refused to speak English when I
came to see him.
Quite understandable. English people have their own hospitals and
medical institutions. A francophone doctor may be not comfortable enough
in the English language to discuss medical matters.
So Francophones can rightfully complain, but Anglophones need to go to
"their own hospitals"? It smacks of intolerance of the other side.
Why are we always to blame? Why do you even *expect* to be served in
English in a francophone hospital?
I'm certainly not blaming anybody, and my experience with the doctor,
who didn't want to speak English, was out of the ordinary.
Post by Olrik
BTW, the English minority clamours for their own institutions, and they
have them : universities, hospitals, services in English in almost all
Québec service points.
As for their hospitals, the main one is the brand new McGill University
Health Centre (MUHC).
<https://muhc.ca/>
This is to ensure that a patient can be served in English in all
departments, form the cafeteria to nurses to any kind of caretakers.
Glad to hear it. Of the Anglophones I knew many felt very much on the
defensive. 'I'm born here, I love Quebec just as much as the
Francophones do, but I feel like I'm being treated as a second rate
citizen', they'd say.
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Post by Olrik
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I will say though, that most francophones had no
problem speaking English with me, being a foreigner, and they did
appreciate my efforts to speak French. I'm not shaming on anybody.
Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
The result is that, too frequently, children from immigrants are reared
and schooled in French, but talk among themselves in English. I don't
blame them, I blame globalization, the actual creation right now of a
vast English centrist culture that's atomizing individuals and
destroying common sharing.
But that's another debate!
:-)
Don't get me wrong. I have great sympathy for the struggle French
Canadians have gone through. The historic discrimination, the
deliberate efforts to destroy their culture, the deportation of large
groups of people to the swamps of Louisiana and so forth. Their fight
is a just one, no doubt about it. The rift between the two groups was
far greater than I imagined before I moved there. One thing both sides
could agree on, though, was that the Anglophones ought to be ashamed
of not speaking better French... ;-)
True!
What'll happen when the Hispanics and Chinese want to be recognized as
distinct groups! Trudeau will have to listen, won't he.

But that's another debate!
--
Malte Runz
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language. We lose this ability around age 11. Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it. Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native. On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language. We lose this ability around age 11. Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it. Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native. On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are, the
more we learn a language by instinct and imitation. Learning a language
in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with a teacher
who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed role model,
and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of absorbing the
language. I have seen kids who grew up with a second language from
birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks, right?) but who did
not do well at all because they knew how to speak and write it, but who
were quite unable to point out and correctly label a subordinate clause
or the "subjonctif" even as they employed these entirely correctly.

There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues. We tend to have this bias that because the rest of the
world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we bother
learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do so? This
goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view that
monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there is such
a thing as genuine bilingualism. Which is a big steaming pile of
codswallop, of course.
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school.  Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language.  We lose this ability around age 11.  Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it.  Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native.  On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are, the
more we learn a language by instinct and imitation.  Learning a language
in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with a teacher
who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed role model,
and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of absorbing the
language.  I have seen kids who grew up with a second language from
birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks, right?) but who did
not do well at all because they knew how to speak and write it, but who
were quite unable to point out and correctly label a subordinate clause
or the "subjonctif" even as they employed these entirely correctly.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues.  We tend to have this bias that because the rest of the
world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we bother
learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do so?  This
goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view that
monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there is such
a thing as genuine bilingualism.  Which is a big steaming pile of
codswallop, of course.
My gf is a linguist by formation and a translator by trade. She grew up
a francophone in an English context (Ottawa). She's truly bilingual, but
also a "Chomskian". For her, there are indeed no such thing a "genuine
bilingualism", unless your thinking process is in shambles...
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Alex W.
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school.  Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language.  We lose this ability around age 11.  Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it.  Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native.  On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are,
the more we learn a language by instinct and imitation.  Learning a
language in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with
a teacher who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed
role model, and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of
absorbing the language.  I have seen kids who grew up with a second
language from birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks,
right?) but who did not do well at all because they knew how to speak
and write it, but who were quite unable to point out and correctly
label a subordinate clause or the "subjonctif" even as they employed
these entirely correctly.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues.  We tend to have this bias that because the rest of
the world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we
bother learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do
so?  This goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view
that monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there
is such a thing as genuine bilingualism.  Which is a big steaming pile
of codswallop, of course.
My gf is a linguist by formation and a translator by trade. She grew up
a francophone in an English context (Ottawa). She's truly bilingual, but
also a "Chomskian". For her, there are indeed no such thing a "genuine
bilingualism", unless your thinking process is in shambles...
I would like to debate that with her sometime (possibly over a glass of
wine or three), the reason being that I not only know several people who
are perfectly bilingual, but am so myself. I speak, read, write, think
and dream in both English and German. Moreover, I have relatives whose
very culture is bilingual (German and Swiss-German, Letzeburgisch, and
Platt) and where code-switching is a part of everyday life.
Olrik
2018-03-17 07:46:43 UTC
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school.  Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language.  We lose this ability around age 11.  Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it.  Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native.  On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are,
the more we learn a language by instinct and imitation.  Learning a
language in high school is to do so in a formal context and often
with a teacher who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a
flawed role model, and learning the actual rules of grammar get in
the way of absorbing the language.  I have seen kids who grew up with
a second language from birth and who chose that language at HS (easy
marks, right?) but who did not do well at all because they knew how
to speak and write it, but who were quite unable to point out and
correctly label a subordinate clause or the "subjonctif" even as they
employed these entirely correctly.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues.  We tend to have this bias that because the rest of
the world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we
bother learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do
so?  This goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread
view that monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that
there is such a thing as genuine bilingualism.  Which is a big
steaming pile of codswallop, of course.
My gf is a linguist by formation and a translator by trade. She grew
up a francophone in an English context (Ottawa). She's truly
bilingual, but also a "Chomskian". For her, there are indeed no such
thing a "genuine bilingualism", unless your thinking process is in
shambles...
I would like to debate that with her sometime (possibly over a glass of
wine or three), the reason being that I not only know several people who
are perfectly bilingual, but am so myself.  I speak, read, write, think
and dream in both English and German.  Moreover, I have relatives whose
very culture is bilingual (German and Swiss-German, Letzeburgisch, and
Platt) and where code-switching is a part of everyday life.
Cool.

But ask them what language they use to think when they're all alone.
That'll the one they identify with the most...
--
Olrik
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EAC Chief Food Inspector, Bacon Division
Smiler
2018-03-19 00:32:24 UTC
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school.  Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language.  We lose this ability around age 11.  Learn a
foreign language in middle school or later, and you will probably
always sound like a foreigner when speaking it.  Learn the language
before that loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a
native.  On top of that, primary school kids are practically
vocabulary sponges, soaking up more words per hour than they ever
again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are,
the more we learn a language by instinct and imitation.  Learning a
language in high school is to do so in a formal context and often
with a teacher who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a
flawed role model, and learning the actual rules of grammar get in
the way of absorbing the language.  I have seen kids who grew up with
a second language from birth and who chose that language at HS (easy
marks, right?) but who did not do well at all because they knew how
to speak and write it, but who were quite unable to point out and
correctly label a subordinate clause or the "subjonctif" even as they
employed these entirely correctly.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues.  We tend to have this bias that because the rest of
the world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we
bother learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do
so?  This goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread
view that monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that
there is such a thing as genuine bilingualism.  Which is a big
steaming pile of codswallop, of course.
My gf is a linguist by formation and a translator by trade. She grew
up a francophone in an English context (Ottawa). She's truly
bilingual, but also a "Chomskian". For her, there are indeed no such
thing a "genuine bilingualism", unless your thinking process is in
shambles...
I would like to debate that with her sometime (possibly over a glass of
wine or three), the reason being that I not only know several people
who are perfectly bilingual, but am so myself.  I speak, read, write,
think and dream in both English and German.  Moreover, I have relatives
whose very culture is bilingual (German and Swiss-German,
Letzeburgisch, and Platt) and where code-switching is a part of
everyday life.
Cool.
But ask them what language they use to think when they're all alone.
That'll the one they identify with the most...
I heard it as:- "What language do you dream in?"
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2018-03-17 12:15:22 UTC
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school.  Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language.  We lose this ability around age 11.  Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it.  Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native.  On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are, the
more we learn a language by instinct and imitation.  Learning a language
in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with a teacher
who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed role model,
and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of absorbing the
language.  I have seen kids who grew up with a second language from
birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks, right?) but who did
not do well at all because they knew how to speak and write it, but who
were quite unable to point out and correctly label a subordinate clause
or the "subjonctif" even as they employed these entirely correctly.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues.  We tend to have this bias that because the rest of the
world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we bother
learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do so?  This
goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view that
monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there is such
a thing as genuine bilingualism.  Which is a big steaming pile of
codswallop, of course.
My gf is a linguist by formation and a translator by trade. She grew up
a francophone in an English context (Ottawa). She's truly bilingual, but
also a "Chomskian". For her, there are indeed no such thing a "genuine
bilingualism", unless your thinking process is in shambles...
According to that theory, our trolls here ought to be genuinely
bilingual.
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school.  Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language.  We lose this ability around age 11.  Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it.  Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native.  On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are, the
more we learn a language by instinct and imitation.  Learning a language
in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with a teacher
who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed role model,
and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of absorbing the
language.  I have seen kids who grew up with a second language from
birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks, right?) but who did
not do well at all because they knew how to speak and write it, but who
were quite unable to point out and correctly label a subordinate clause
or the "subjonctif" even as they employed these entirely correctly.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues.  We tend to have this bias that because the rest of the
world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we bother
learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do so?  This
goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view that
monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there is such
a thing as genuine bilingualism.  Which is a big steaming pile of
codswallop, of course.
My gf is a linguist by formation and a translator by trade. She grew up
a francophone in an English context (Ottawa). She's truly bilingual, but
also a "Chomskian". For her, there are indeed no such thing a "genuine
bilingualism", unless your thinking process is in shambles...
According to that theory, our trolls here ought to be genuinely
bilingual.
Te znayesch nichto y gavoresch erunde.Panimayesch?
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Te znayesch nichto y gavoresch erunde.Panimayesch?
You don't no French liar stop pretending.
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school.  Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language.  We lose this ability around age 11.  Learn a
foreign language in middle school or later, and you will probably
always sound like a foreigner when speaking it.  Learn the language
before that loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a
native.  On top of that, primary school kids are practically
vocabulary sponges, soaking up more words per hour than they ever
again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are,
the more we learn a language by instinct and imitation.  Learning a
language in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with
a teacher who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed
role model, and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of
absorbing the language.  I have seen kids who grew up with a second
language from birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks,
right?) but who did not do well at all because they knew how to speak
and write it, but who were quite unable to point out and correctly
label a subordinate clause or the "subjonctif" even as they employed
these entirely correctly.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues.  We tend to have this bias that because the rest of
the world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we
bother learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do
so?  This goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view
that monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there
is such a thing as genuine bilingualism.  Which is a big steaming pile
of codswallop, of course.
My gf is a linguist by formation and a translator by trade. She grew up
a francophone in an English context (Ottawa). She's truly bilingual, but
also a "Chomskian". For her, there are indeed no such thing a "genuine
bilingualism", unless your thinking process is in shambles...
According to that theory, our trolls here ought to be genuinely
bilingual.
They are...They're fluent in Gibberish and Gobbledegook.
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language. We lose this ability around age 11. Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it. Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native. On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are, the
more we learn a language by instinct and imitation. Learning a language
in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with a teacher
who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed role model,
and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of absorbing the
language. I have seen kids who grew up with a second language from
birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks, right?) but who did
not do well at all because they knew how to speak and write it, but who
were quite unable to point out and correctly label a subordinate clause
or the "subjonctif" even as they employed these entirely correctly.
I have seen that first hand with my first wife, whose formative years
as an Army brat were spent in Frankfort am Main; her German was far
better than mine, but grammatically she couldn't explain her way out
of ein Papiertüte. In my own case, I had no idea that we conjugated
verbs in English--I had always done it correctly by instinct and
imitation--until I took Spanish and figured out that "Oh, yes, we do
that, too!"
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There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues. We tend to have this bias that because the rest of the
world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we bother
learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do so? This
goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view that
monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there is such
a thing as genuine bilingualism. Which is a big steaming pile of
codswallop, of course.
The more languages learned, and the sooner they are learned, the
easier it is for kids to learn more. The best at it seem to get the
concept of how languages "work," and know where to look for the engine
room of new ones.
--
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BAAWA Chief Assistant to the Assistant Chief Heckler
Fidei defensor (Hon. Antipodean)
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language. We lose this ability around age 11. Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it. Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native. On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are, the
more we learn a language by instinct and imitation. Learning a language
in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with a teacher
who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed role model,
and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of absorbing the
language. I have seen kids who grew up with a second language from
birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks, right?) but who did
not do well at all because they knew how to speak and write it, but who
were quite unable to point out and correctly label a subordinate clause
or the "subjonctif" even as they employed these entirely correctly.
I have seen that first hand with my first wife, whose formative years
as an Army brat were spent in Frankfort am Main; her German was far
better than mine, but grammatically she couldn't explain her way out
of ein Papiertüte. In my own case, I had no idea that we conjugated
verbs in English--I had always done it correctly by instinct and
imitation--until I took Spanish and figured out that "Oh, yes, we do
that, too!"
Post by Alex W.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues. We tend to have this bias that because the rest of the
world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we bother
learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do so? This
goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view that
monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there is such
a thing as genuine bilingualism. Which is a big steaming pile of
codswallop, of course.
The more languages learned, and the sooner they are learned, the
easier it is for kids to learn more. The best at it seem to get the
concept of how languages "work," and know where to look for the engine
room of new ones.
And some are "key" languages.
I myself learned Latin and classical Greek at school. While the Greek
was of very limited usefulness (although the ability to recite portions
of Homer's Illiad is extremely handy in cadging free drinks in any
taverna in Greece), Latin was and remains invaluable to me in helping me
to navigate many European languages, including those that I do speak
myself. Learn Latin, and you are halfway to learning a dozen living
languages, not least Spanish, the third most international tongue.
Don Martin
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language. We lose this ability around age 11. Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it. Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native. On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are, the
more we learn a language by instinct and imitation. Learning a language
in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with a teacher
who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed role model,
and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of absorbing the
language. I have seen kids who grew up with a second language from
birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks, right?) but who did
not do well at all because they knew how to speak and write it, but who
were quite unable to point out and correctly label a subordinate clause
or the "subjonctif" even as they employed these entirely correctly.
I have seen that first hand with my first wife, whose formative years
as an Army brat were spent in Frankfort am Main; her German was far
better than mine, but grammatically she couldn't explain her way out
of ein Papiertüte. In my own case, I had no idea that we conjugated
verbs in English--I had always done it correctly by instinct and
imitation--until I took Spanish and figured out that "Oh, yes, we do
that, too!"
Post by Alex W.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues. We tend to have this bias that because the rest of the
world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we bother
learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do so? This
goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view that
monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there is such
a thing as genuine bilingualism. Which is a big steaming pile of
codswallop, of course.
The more languages learned, and the sooner they are learned, the
easier it is for kids to learn more. The best at it seem to get the
concept of how languages "work," and know where to look for the engine
room of new ones.
And some are "key" languages.
I myself learned Latin and classical Greek at school. While the Greek
was of very limited usefulness (although the ability to recite portions
of Homer's Illiad is extremely handy in cadging free drinks in any
taverna in Greece), Latin was and remains invaluable to me in helping me
to navigate many European languages, including those that I do speak
myself. Learn Latin, and you are halfway to learning a dozen living
languages, not least Spanish, the third most international tongue.
GF and I plan a jaunt to Lisboa this June. My high school Spanish
makes a lot of Portuguese decipherable.
--
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BAAWA Chief Assistant to the Assistant Chief Heckler
Fidei defensor (Hon. Antipodean)
Je pense, donc je suis Charlie.
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language. We lose this ability around age 11. Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it. Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native. On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are, the
more we learn a language by instinct and imitation. Learning a language
in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with a teacher
who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed role model,
and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of absorbing the
language. I have seen kids who grew up with a second language from
birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks, right?) but who did
not do well at all because they knew how to speak and write it, but who
were quite unable to point out and correctly label a subordinate clause
or the "subjonctif" even as they employed these entirely correctly.
I have seen that first hand with my first wife, whose formative years
as an Army brat were spent in Frankfort am Main; her German was far
better than mine, but grammatically she couldn't explain her way out
of ein Papiertüte. In my own case, I had no idea that we conjugated
verbs in English--I had always done it correctly by instinct and
imitation--until I took Spanish and figured out that "Oh, yes, we do
that, too!"
Post by Alex W.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues. We tend to have this bias that because the rest of the
world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we bother
learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do so? This
goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view that
monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there is such
a thing as genuine bilingualism. Which is a big steaming pile of
codswallop, of course.
The more languages learned, and the sooner they are learned, the
easier it is for kids to learn more. The best at it seem to get the
concept of how languages "work," and know where to look for the engine
room of new ones.
And some are "key" languages.
I myself learned Latin and classical Greek at school. While the Greek
was of very limited usefulness (although the ability to recite portions
of Homer's Illiad is extremely handy in cadging free drinks in any
taverna in Greece), Latin was and remains invaluable to me in helping me
to navigate many European languages, including those that I do speak
myself. Learn Latin, and you are halfway to learning a dozen living
languages, not least Spanish, the third most international tongue.
GF and I plan a jaunt to Lisboa this June. My high school Spanish
makes a lot of Portuguese decipherable.
Yup, and both are grandchildren of Latin.

Oh, and if you are going to Lisbon, do try to go up the coast to the
Douro Valley if you have the time. It's a UNESCO World Heritage area
for a very good reason!
Don Martin
2018-03-20 23:49:14 UTC
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language. We lose this ability around age 11. Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it. Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native. On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are, the
more we learn a language by instinct and imitation. Learning a language
in high school is to do so in a formal context and often with a teacher
who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a flawed role model,
and learning the actual rules of grammar get in the way of absorbing the
language. I have seen kids who grew up with a second language from
birth and who chose that language at HS (easy marks, right?) but who did
not do well at all because they knew how to speak and write it, but who
were quite unable to point out and correctly label a subordinate clause
or the "subjonctif" even as they employed these entirely correctly.
I have seen that first hand with my first wife, whose formative years
as an Army brat were spent in Frankfort am Main; her German was far
better than mine, but grammatically she couldn't explain her way out
of ein Papiertüte. In my own case, I had no idea that we conjugated
verbs in English--I had always done it correctly by instinct and
imitation--until I took Spanish and figured out that "Oh, yes, we do
that, too!"
Post by Alex W.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues. We tend to have this bias that because the rest of the
world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we bother
learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do so? This
goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread view that
monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that there is such
a thing as genuine bilingualism. Which is a big steaming pile of
codswallop, of course.
The more languages learned, and the sooner they are learned, the
easier it is for kids to learn more. The best at it seem to get the
concept of how languages "work," and know where to look for the engine
room of new ones.
And some are "key" languages.
I myself learned Latin and classical Greek at school. While the Greek
was of very limited usefulness (although the ability to recite portions
of Homer's Illiad is extremely handy in cadging free drinks in any
taverna in Greece), Latin was and remains invaluable to me in helping me
to navigate many European languages, including those that I do speak
myself. Learn Latin, and you are halfway to learning a dozen living
languages, not least Spanish, the third most international tongue.
GF and I plan a jaunt to Lisboa this June. My high school Spanish
makes a lot of Portuguese decipherable.
Yup, and both are grandchildren of Latin.
Oh, and if you are going to Lisbon, do try to go up the coast to the
Douro Valley if you have the time. It's a UNESCO World Heritage area
for a very good reason!
Noted, and sent on to GF who remembers such things better than I.
Thanks!
--
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BAAWA Chief Assistant to the Assistant Chief Heckler
Fidei defensor (Hon. Antipodean)
Je pense, donc je suis Charlie.
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2018-03-20 05:48:20 UTC
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language. We lose this ability around age 11. Learn a
foreign language in middle school or later, and you will probably
always sound like a foreigner when speaking it. Learn the language
before that loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a
native. On top of that, primary school kids are practically
vocabulary sponges, soaking up more words per hour than they ever
again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are,
the more we learn a language by instinct and imitation. Learning a
language in high school is to do so in a formal context and often
with a teacher who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a
flawed role model, and learning the actual rules of grammar get in
the way of absorbing the language. I have seen kids who grew up with
a second language from birth and who chose that language at HS (easy
marks, right?) but who did not do well at all because they knew how
to speak and write it, but who were quite unable to point out and
correctly label a subordinate clause or the "subjonctif" even as they
employed these entirely correctly.
I have seen that first hand with my first wife, whose formative years
as an Army brat were spent in Frankfort am Main; her German was far
better than mine, but grammatically she couldn't explain her way out
of ein Papiertüte. In my own case, I had no idea that we conjugated
verbs in English--I had always done it correctly by instinct and
imitation--until I took Spanish and figured out that "Oh, yes, we do
that, too!"
Post by Alex W.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues. We tend to have this bias that because the rest of
the world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we
bother learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do
so? This goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread
view that monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that
there is such a thing as genuine bilingualism. Which is a big
steaming pile of codswallop, of course.
The more languages learned, and the sooner they are learned, the
easier it is for kids to learn more. The best at it seem to get the
concept of how languages "work," and know where to look for the engine
room of new ones.
And some are "key" languages.
I myself learned Latin and classical Greek at school. While the Greek
was of very limited usefulness (although the ability to recite portions
of Homer's Illiad is extremely handy in cadging free drinks in any
taverna in Greece), Latin was and remains invaluable to me in helping me
to navigate many European languages, including those that I do speak
myself. Learn Latin, and you are halfway to learning a dozen living
languages, not least Spanish, the third most international tongue.
GF and I plan a jaunt to Lisboa this June. My high school Spanish makes
a lot of Portuguese decipherable.
And a lot of Portuguese is entirely different to Spanish. It's a difficult
language to learn.
One tip; the "J" is pronounced as it is in English, not as in Spanish, where it's
pronounced as an "H".
Also, the Portuguese won't thank you for speaking Spanish.
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language. We lose this ability around age 11. Learn a
foreign language in middle school or later, and you will probably
always sound like a foreigner when speaking it. Learn the language
before that loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a
native. On top of that, primary school kids are practically
vocabulary sponges, soaking up more words per hour than they ever
again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are,
the more we learn a language by instinct and imitation. Learning a
language in high school is to do so in a formal context and often
with a teacher who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a
flawed role model, and learning the actual rules of grammar get in
the way of absorbing the language. I have seen kids who grew up with
a second language from birth and who chose that language at HS (easy
marks, right?) but who did not do well at all because they knew how
to speak and write it, but who were quite unable to point out and
correctly label a subordinate clause or the "subjonctif" even as they
employed these entirely correctly.
I have seen that first hand with my first wife, whose formative years
as an Army brat were spent in Frankfort am Main; her German was far
better than mine, but grammatically she couldn't explain her way out
of ein Papiertüte. In my own case, I had no idea that we conjugated
verbs in English--I had always done it correctly by instinct and
imitation--until I took Spanish and figured out that "Oh, yes, we do
that, too!"
Post by Alex W.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries about
foreign tongues. We tend to have this bias that because the rest of
the world speaks English (to one degree or another), why should we
bother learning a foreign language or encourage our children to do
so? This goes so far that even in academia there is a widespread
view that monolingualism is best, to the point where they deny that
there is such a thing as genuine bilingualism. Which is a big
steaming pile of codswallop, of course.
The more languages learned, and the sooner they are learned, the
easier it is for kids to learn more. The best at it seem to get the
concept of how languages "work," and know where to look for the engine
room of new ones.
And some are "key" languages.
I myself learned Latin and classical Greek at school. While the Greek
was of very limited usefulness (although the ability to recite portions
of Homer's Illiad is extremely handy in cadging free drinks in any
taverna in Greece), Latin was and remains invaluable to me in helping me
to navigate many European languages, including those that I do speak
myself. Learn Latin, and you are halfway to learning a dozen living
languages, not least Spanish, the third most international tongue.
GF and I plan a jaunt to Lisboa this June. My high school Spanish makes
a lot of Portuguese decipherable.
And a lot of Portuguese is entirely different to Spanish. It's a difficult
language to learn.
One tip; the "J" is pronounced as it is in English, not as in Spanish, where it's
pronounced as an "H".
Also, the Portuguese won't thank you for speaking Spanish.
When they see me enjoy their wine and food, they may forgive me.
--
aa #2278 Never mind "proof." Where is your evidence?
BAAWA Chief Assistant to the Assistant Chief Heckler
Fidei defensor (Hon. Antipodean)
Je pense, donc je suis Charlie.
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2018-03-21 05:10:26 UTC
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching
language in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any
sound heard in any language. We lose this ability around age 11.
Learn a foreign language in middle school or later, and you will
probably always sound like a foreigner when speaking it. Learn
the language before that loss, and you are much more likely to
speak it like a native. On top of that, primary school kids are
practically vocabulary sponges, soaking up more words per hour
than they ever again shall manage.
At the risk of kicking off a debate on Chomsky: the younger we are,
the more we learn a language by instinct and imitation. Learning a
language in high school is to do so in a formal context and often
with a teacher who is not a native speaker: kids end up imitating a
flawed role model, and learning the actual rules of grammar get in
the way of absorbing the language. I have seen kids who grew up
with a second language from birth and who chose that language at HS
(easy marks, right?) but who did not do well at all because they
knew how to speak and write it, but who were quite unable to point
out and correctly label a subordinate clause or the "subjonctif"
even as they employed these entirely correctly.
I have seen that first hand with my first wife, whose formative
years as an Army brat were spent in Frankfort am Main; her German
was far better than mine, but grammatically she couldn't explain her
way out of ein Papiertüte. In my own case, I had no idea that we
conjugated verbs in English--I had always done it correctly by
instinct and imitation--until I took Spanish and figured out that
"Oh, yes, we do that, too!"
Post by Alex W.
There is a particular blind spot in English-speaking countries
about foreign tongues. We tend to have this bias that because the
rest of the world speaks English (to one degree or another), why
should we bother learning a foreign language or encourage our
children to do so? This goes so far that even in academia there is
a widespread view that monolingualism is best, to the point where
they deny that there is such a thing as genuine bilingualism.
Which is a big steaming pile of codswallop, of course.
The more languages learned, and the sooner they are learned, the
easier it is for kids to learn more. The best at it seem to get the
concept of how languages "work," and know where to look for the
engine room of new ones.
And some are "key" languages.
I myself learned Latin and classical Greek at school. While the Greek
was of very limited usefulness (although the ability to recite
portions of Homer's Illiad is extremely handy in cadging free drinks
in any taverna in Greece), Latin was and remains invaluable to me in
helping me to navigate many European languages, including those that I
do speak myself. Learn Latin, and you are halfway to learning a dozen
living languages, not least Spanish, the third most international
tongue.
GF and I plan a jaunt to Lisboa this June. My high school Spanish
makes a lot of Portuguese decipherable.
And a lot of Portuguese is entirely different to Spanish. It's a
difficult language to learn.
One tip; the "J" is pronounced as it is in English, not as in Spanish,
where it's pronounced as an "H".
Also, the Portuguese won't thank you for speaking Spanish.
When they see me enjoy their wine and food, they may forgive me.
Try their sardines. (Grilled on the beach is best)
They are not the little tiddlers that come in cans, but a full size fish.
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2018-03-17 04:12:36 UTC
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school. Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language. We lose this ability around age 11. Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it.
Exactly. As it should be. It's a *second* language.
Post by Don Martin
Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native.
And that's why I'm against it.

Language is not about the language you use to order a pizza, it's the
language of your thoughts.

I'm all for imperfect bilingualism...
Post by Don Martin
On top
of that, primary school kids are practically vocabulary sponges,
soaking up more words per hour than they ever again shall manage.
--
Olrik
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Alex W.
2018-03-17 07:15:54 UTC
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Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school.  Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language.  We lose this ability around age 11.  Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it.
Exactly. As it should be. It's a *second* language.
Post by Don Martin
Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native.
And that's why I'm against it.
Language is not about the language you use to order a pizza, it's the
language of your thoughts.
I'm all for imperfect bilingualism...
That is a pity. A true understanding of how the other speaks is to
understand how they think -- and hence true social and cultural empathy.
Olrik
2018-03-17 07:35:16 UTC
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Post by Olrik
Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school.  Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language.  We lose this ability around age 11.  Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it.
Exactly. As it should be. It's a *second* language.
Post by Don Martin
Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native.
And that's why I'm against it.
Language is not about the language you use to order a pizza, it's the
language of your thoughts.
I'm all for imperfect bilingualism...
That is a pity.  A true understanding of how the other speaks is to
understand how they think -- and hence true social and cultural empathy.
?

There are no "true social and cultural empathy" even between
English-speaking countries... Just jokes about (aboot) accents, cultural
differences, etc. The cultural in-fighting between the UK, the USA,
Canada, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, over peculiarities on language,
vocabulary is outstanding!
--
Olrik
aa #1981
EAC Chief Food Inspector, Bacon Division
Alex W.
2018-03-18 22:18:55 UTC
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Post by Olrik
Today, English is taught from primary school, for which I am against.
Sure there are downsides to pretty much any teaching you'd care to
name, but there is at least one great advantage to teaching language
in primary school.  Most of us, when small, can make any sound heard
in any language.  We lose this ability around age 11.  Learn a foreign
language in middle school or later, and you will probably always sound
like a foreigner when speaking it.
Exactly. As it should be. It's a *second* language.
Post by Don Martin
Learn the language before that
loss, and you are much more likely to speak it like a native.
And that's why I'm against it.
Language is not about the language you use to order a pizza, it's the
language of your thoughts.
I'm all for imperfect bilingualism...
That is a pity.  A true understanding of how the other speaks is to
understand how they think -- and hence true social and cultural empathy.
?
There are no "true social and cultural empathy" even between
English-speaking countries... Just jokes about (aboot) accents, cultural
differences, etc. The cultural in-fighting between the UK, the USA,
Canada, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, over peculiarities on language,
vocabulary is outstanding!
It's less infighting than mostly good-natured whinging and bickering.
It's arguing with your cousins, trotting out the same old stories time
and again because we all have the same back-stories, the same experiences.

Moreover, because we speak the same language, idioms and expressions are
either common to us all or can be decyphered by context. We simply do
not come across concepts and ideas that are untranslatable. But when I
talk wine, I have to use the French "terroir" because there is no
comparable English term, no word with exactly the same connotations.
Nor can I properly translate the German "Heimat" because there is no
word in English with the same meaning. Or ask Malte to come up with an
English translation of "hyggelig" that exactly captures the flavour of
the idea. The Irish have "craic", the Portuguese have "saudade", the
Finnish have "sisu", the Japanese will confuse us with "wabi-sabi". In
short, different languages mean different thoughts ... and to find and
be properly aware of these, we need to have a true understanding of the
other's language.
Kevrob
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......The Irish have "craic", ...
"Crack" or "craic" may have started on the English side of the Irish
Sea, and migrated back. There's an argument about where it began,
to be sure.

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/nelson-mccausland/the-irish-word-craic-it-sure-isnt-all-that-its-cracked-up-to-be-34463086.html

{Nelson McCausland}

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That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
_______________

IIRC the French spoken by people in Louisiana is very different than the French spoken in France because in Louisiana it's 17th century French.

Is it similar in Canada?
Olrik
2018-03-16 03:35:26 UTC
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That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
_______________
IIRC the French spoken by people in Louisiana is very different than the French spoken in France because in Louisiana it's 17th century French.
Is it similar in Canada?
Quite. French spoken here in Québec is different in accent, vocabulary,
vernacular, pronunciation and the weird usage of *different* anglicisms...

But the grammar is the same, so it's still the same language.

See it as like the differences between English spoken in the City and
Australian English, or American English, whether from Boston, New York
or Texas...
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Olrik
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2018-03-16 03:48:40 UTC
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That's OK. Most English-speaking Canadians ignore us and don't
understand French...
_______________
IIRC the French spoken by people in Louisiana is very different than the French spoken in France because in Louisiana it's 17th century French.
Is it similar in Canada?
Quite. French spoken here in Québec is different in accent, vocabulary,
vernacular, pronunciation and the weird usage of *different* anglicisms...
But the grammar is the same, so it's still the same language.
See it as like the differences between English spoken in the City and
Australian English, or American English, whether from Boston, New York
or Texas...
The word you are searching for is "dialect."
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a toony, how
much money would you have????
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know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English
class.
Post by j***@gmail.com
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Post by v***@gmail.com
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a toony, how
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
--
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap Honghor
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
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enough to
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know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English
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class.
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a toony, how
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your rite.
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap Honghor
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:06:36 PM UTC-7, John Baker
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be
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out of the group & band for life & this is your last
warning!!!!
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be
smart
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enough to
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know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English
Post by Malte Runz
class.
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a toony,
how
Post by Malte Runz
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your rite.
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in Europe.
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in Montreal
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
--
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On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:35:02 -0700 (PDT),
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap
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On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
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out of the group & band for life & this is your last
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be
smart
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enough to
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know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English
Post by Malte Runz
class.
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a toony,
how
Post by Malte Runz
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your rite.
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in Europe.
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
--
Malte Runz
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
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Post by Gospel TT
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap
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On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying
you'll
Post by Malte Runz
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be
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throne
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out of the group & band for life & this is your last
warning!!!!
Post by j***@gmail.com
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be
smart
Post by Malte Runz
enough to
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know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English
Post by Malte Runz
class.
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a toony,
how
Post by Malte Runz
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your rite.
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in Europe.
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
--
Malte Runz
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again. My
German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
--
Malte Runz
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Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:31:46 -0400, Gospel TT
Post by Gospel TT
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:23:23 +0100, Malte Runz
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On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:35:02 -0700 (PDT),
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap
Honghor
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On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:06:36 PM UTC-7, John
Baker
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying
you'll
Post by Malte Runz
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be
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out of the group & band for life & this is your last
warning!!!!
Post by j***@gmail.com
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be
smart
Post by Malte Runz
enough to
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English
Post by Malte Runz
class.
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a toony,
how
Post by Malte Runz
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your rite.
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in Europe.
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
--
Malte Runz
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again. My
German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
--
Malte Runz
But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So I'm
counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's very
impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to speak
anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Malte Runz
2018-03-15 11:38:09 UTC
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On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:38:11 -0400, Gospel TT
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:16:38 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:31:46 -0400, Gospel TT
Post by Gospel TT
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:23:23 +0100, Malte Runz
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On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:43:48 -0400, Gospel TT
On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:35:02 -0700 (PDT),
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap
Honghor
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On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
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Baker
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying
you'll
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be
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throne
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out of the group & band for life & this is your
last
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warning!!!!
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would
be
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Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
smart
Post by Malte Runz
enough to
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English
Post by Malte Runz
class.
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England.
Duh.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by j***@gmail.com
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a
toony,
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
how
Post by Malte Runz
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
--
Malte Runz
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again. My
German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
--
Malte Runz
But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So I'm
counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's very
impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to speak
anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how much
French I speak.
--
Malte Runz
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:38:09 +0100, Malte Runz
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On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:50:26 -0400, Gospel TT
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:44:30 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:38:11 -0400, Gospel TT
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:16:38 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:31:46 -0400, Gospel TT
Post by Gospel TT
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:23:23 +0100, Malte Runz
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On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:43:48 -0400, Gospel TT
On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:35:02 -0700 (PDT),
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap
Honghor
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On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
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Baker
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group
moderator
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Post by Malte Runz
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I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying
you'll
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be
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throne
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out of the group & band for life & this is your
last
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warning!!!!
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would
be
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
smart
Post by Malte Runz
enough to
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English
Post by Malte Runz
class.
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in
England.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Duh.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by j***@gmail.com
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a
toony,
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
how
Post by Malte Runz
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
--
Malte Runz
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again. My
German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
--
Malte Runz
But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So I'm
counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's very
impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to speak
anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how much
French I speak.
--
Malte Runz
Oh, now I see. Thanks for straightening me out on that. I have to
keep in mind that commas are decimal points in Europe.
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2018-03-16 01:17:30 UTC
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On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:38:11 -0400, Gospel TT
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:16:38 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:31:46 -0400, Gospel TT
Post by Gospel TT
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:23:23 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:43:48 -0400, Gospel TT
On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:35:02 -0700 (PDT),
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 1:45:13 AM UTC-4, Sam
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:06:36 PM UTC-7,
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop
lying you'll be throne
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Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
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out of the group & band for life & this is your
last warning!!!!
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Ted
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she
would be smart enough to know how to spell 'thrown.'
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Ted
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention
in English class.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Ted
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He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in
England. Duh.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a
toony, how much money would you have????
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite. What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
Post by Malte Runz
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It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
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Post by Malte Runz
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again.
My German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So I'm
counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's very
impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to speak
anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how much
French I speak.
Oh, now I see. Thanks for straightening me out on that. I have to keep
in mind that commas are decimal points in Europe.
Only in _mainland_ Europe.
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On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:35:02 -0700 (PDT),
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lying you'll be throne
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay
attention
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in English class.
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He attended American class, not English
class....
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People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in
England. Duh.
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a
toony, how much money would you have????
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Post by Malte Runz
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite. What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again.
My German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So I'm
counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's very
impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to speak
anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how much
French I speak.
Oh, now I see. Thanks for straightening me out on that. I have to keep
in mind that commas are decimal points in Europe.
Only in _mainland_ Europe.
Something else I didn't know. Thanks.
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
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Baker
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
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be
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out of the group & band for life & this is your
last
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warning!!!!
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smart
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enough to
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know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English
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class.
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He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England.
Duh.
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a
toony,
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
how
Post by Malte Runz
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
--
Malte Runz
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again. My
German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
--
Malte Runz
But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So I'm
counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's very
impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to speak
anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how much
French I speak.
That gets us into the minefield that is the issue "what is the
difference between a language and a dialect". Danes, Swedes and
Norwegians can and do understand each other without translation. Does
that mean they all speak dialects of the same language, or are they
separate languages? IMO, you may legitimately claim to also speak
Norwegian and Swedish....
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On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:38:11 -0400, Gospel TT
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On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:31:46 -0400, Gospel TT
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On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:23:23 +0100, Malte Runz
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On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
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Baker
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
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you'll
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be
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out of the group & band for life & this is your
last
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warning!!!!
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would
be
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smart
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enough to
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know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England.
Duh.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by j***@gmail.com
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a
toony,
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
how
Post by Malte Runz
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again. My
German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So I'm
counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's very
impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to speak
anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how much
French I speak.
That gets us into the minefield that is the issue "what is the
difference between a language and a dialect". Danes, Swedes and
Norwegians can and do understand each other without translation. Does
that mean they all speak dialects of the same language, or are they
separate languages? IMO, you may legitimately claim to also speak
Norwegian and Swedish....
But I've heard that "There's nothing like a Dane."
--
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:44:30 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:38:11 -0400, Gospel TT
Post by Gospel TT
On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:16:38 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:31:46 -0400, Gospel TT
Post by Gospel TT
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:23:23 +0100, Malte Runz
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On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:43:48 -0400, Gospel TT
On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:35:02 -0700 (PDT),
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap
Honghor
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On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:06:36 PM UTC-7, John
Baker
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying
you'll
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be
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throne
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out of the group & band for life & this is your
last
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warning!!!!
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would
be
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Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
smart
Post by Malte Runz
enough to
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England.
Duh.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by j***@gmail.com
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a
toony,
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
how
Post by Malte Runz
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again.
My >>>> German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
Post by Alex W.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So I'm
counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's very
impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to speak
anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how
much >> French I speak.
Post by Alex W.
That gets us into the minefield that is the issue "what is the
difference between a language and a dialect". Danes, Swedes and
Norwegians can and do understand each other without translation.
Does that mean they all speak dialects of the same language, or are
they separate languages? IMO, you may legitimately claim to also
speak Norwegian and Swedish....
But I've heard that "There's nothing like a Dane."
I prefer a Dane Dame.
--
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On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:50:26 -0400, Gospel TT
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:44:30 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:38:11 -0400, Gospel TT
Post by Gospel TT
On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:16:38 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:31:46 -0400, Gospel TT
Post by Gospel TT
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:23:23 +0100, Malte Runz
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On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:43:48 -0400, Gospel TT
On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:35:02 -0700 (PDT),
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap
Honghor
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On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:06:36 PM UTC-7, John
Baker
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying
you'll
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be
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throne
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out of the group & band for life & this is your
last
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Post by Gospel TT
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warning!!!!
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would
be
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Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
smart
Post by Malte Runz
enough to
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England.
Duh.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by j***@gmail.com
And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a
toony,
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
how
Post by Malte Runz
much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again.
My >>>> German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
Post by Alex W.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So I'm
counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's very
impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to speak
anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how
much >> French I speak.
Post by Alex W.
That gets us into the minefield that is the issue "what is the
difference between a language and a dialect". Danes, Swedes and
Norwegians can and do understand each other without translation. Does
that mean they all speak dialects of the same language, or are they
separate languages? IMO, you may legitimately claim to also speak
Norwegian and Swedish....
But I've heard that "There's nothing like a Dane."
I prefer a Dane Dame.
A Danish pastry?
--
Smiler, The godless one. a.a.# 2279
All gods are tailored to order. They're made
to exactly fit the prejudices of their believers.

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On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:50:26 -0400, Gospel TT
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:44:30 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:38:11 -0400, Gospel TT
Post by Gospel TT
On Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:16:38 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:31:46 -0400, Gospel TT
Post by Gospel TT
On Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:23:23 +0100, Malte Runz
Post by Malte Runz
On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:43:48 -0400, Gospel TT
On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:35:02 -0700 (PDT),
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6:21 PM (23 minutes ago)
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap
Honghor
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Post by j***@gmail.com
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Post by v***@gmail.com
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:06:36 PM UTC-7, John
Baker
Post by Malte Runz
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Post by Malte Runz
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying
you'll
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
be
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throne
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out of the group & band for life & this is your
last
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Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
warning!!!!
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would
be
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Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
smart
Post by Malte Runz
enough to
Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by Ted
Post by v***@gmail.com
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England.
Duh.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a
toony,
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how
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much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite.
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What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
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'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
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for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again.
My >>>> German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
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But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So I'm
counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's very
impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to speak
anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how
much >> French I speak.
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That gets us into the minefield that is the issue "what is the
difference between a language and a dialect". Danes, Swedes and
Norwegians can and do understand each other without translation. Does
that mean they all speak dialects of the same language, or are they
separate languages? IMO, you may legitimately claim to also speak
Norwegian and Swedish....
But I've heard that "There's nothing like a Dane."
I prefer a Dane Dame.
A Danish pastry?
I did not write the above "witticism:" after all these years, I
appear to have attracted a dullard foger.
--
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
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He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England.
Duh.
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toony,
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how
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much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite.
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What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
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'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
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for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again.
My >>>> German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
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But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So
I'm counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's
very impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to
speak anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how
much >> French I speak.
Post by Alex W.
That gets us into the minefield that is the issue "what is the
difference between a language and a dialect". Danes, Swedes and
Norwegians can and do understand each other without translation.
Does that mean they all speak dialects of the same language, or are
they separate languages? IMO, you may legitimately claim to also
speak Norwegian and Swedish....
But I've heard that "There's nothing like a Dane."
I prefer a Dane Dame.
A Danish pastry?
I did not write the above "witticism:" after all these years, I appear
to have attracted a dullard foger.
I see now that you didn't write it.
You must have royally pissed off some idiot. Well done!
You should be proud of your achievement.
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know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England.
Duh.
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And Canadians speak Canadian.
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toony,
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Post by Malte Runz
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how
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much money would you have????
Trois 'piass'.
Thx Malte but I don't no French. But if trois is 3 then your
rite.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
What does piass mean??? Are you Canadian?????
It comes from 'piastre', an old generic term for currency in
Europe.
Post by Malte Runz
Post by Gospel TT
Post by Malte Runz
'Piass' is French Canadian slang for 'dollar'. And I lived in
Montreal
Post by Malte Runz
for seven years (1997-2004). Now back in Denmark again.
Thanks Malte. Wow. So you speak at least 3 languages?????
My French is dormant, and I'm not sure it'll ever wake up again.
My >>>> German is still pretty damned good, so I'd say 3,2 languages.
Post by Alex W.
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But isn't Danish a language? (Please forgive my ignorance.) So
I'm counting 4 now. English, French, Danish (?), German. That's
very impressive, especially to an American, for it's rare here to
speak anything other than English if you're not Hispanic .
Sure, Danish is a language and my mother tongue. The 0.2 is how
much >> French I speak.
Post by Alex W.
That gets us into the minefield that is the issue "what is the
difference between a language and a dialect". Danes, Swedes and
Norwegians can and do understand each other without translation.
Does that mean they all speak dialects of the same language, or are
they separate languages? IMO, you may legitimately claim to also
speak Norwegian and Swedish....
But I've heard that "There's nothing like a Dane."
I prefer a Dane Dame.
A Danish pastry?
I did not write the above "witticism:" after all these years, I appear
to have attracted a dullard foger.
I see now that you didn't write it.
You must have royally pissed off some idiot. Well done!
You should be proud of your achievement.
Now, had I but managed to put the "r" in "forger," I could feel
superior.
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Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a toony, how
much money would you have????
$2.30 in "real money?"* :)

Kevin R

* Neither USD nor Canbucks are "real money, actually."
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2018-03-16 00:47:09 UTC
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Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a toony, how
much money would you have????
$2.30 in "real money?"*
* Neither USD nor Canbucks are "real money, actually."
Not even gold is "real money" with intrinsic value matching its market
value. There's stuff, and there's barter for stuff. Money makes barter
more convenient and efficient.
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Quiz on the Canadian language. If you had a loony and a toony, how
much money would you have????
$2.30 in "real money?"* :)
Usually about that much, yeh.
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Kevin R
* Neither USD nor Canbucks are "real money, actually."
I think I no what you mean.
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
From wikipedia:

Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S. population. The most commonly used language is English."
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the
United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S. population.
The most commonly used language is English."

Then why do English ppl say word's different then American's
????????????
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English
class.
Post by v***@gmail.com
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Post by v***@gmail.com
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the
United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S. population.
The most commonly used language is English."
Then why do English ppl say word's different then American's
????????????
A very few words. You're so fucking ignorant, you never heard the word "dialect?"DAMN YOU ARE STUPID.
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English
class.
Post by v***@gmail.com
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Post by v***@gmail.com
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the
United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S. population.
The most commonly used language is English."
Then why do English ppl say word's different then American's
????????????
A very few words. You're so fucking ignorant, you never heard the word "dialect?"DAMN YOU ARE STUPID.
No....it is slang or dialect that we are talking about!
Just the same as we say of Scottish!
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English
class.
Post by v***@gmail.com
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He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the
United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S. population.
The most commonly used language is English."
Then why do English ppl say word's different then American's
????????????
A very few words. You're so fucking ignorant, you never heard the word "dialect?"DAMN YOU ARE STUPID.
No....it is slang or dialect that we are talking about!
Just the same as we say of Scottish!
Scots and English are separate languages with common descent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_language

There's enough different vocabulary to make meaning difficult
to figure out for English speakers who aren't familiar with it.

Ya ken?

Kevin R
(not Scottish, far as I know)
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class.
Post by v***@gmail.com
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He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the
United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S. population.
The most commonly used language is English."
Then why do English ppl say word's different then American's
????????????
A very few words. You're so fucking ignorant, you never heard the word "dialect?"DAMN YOU ARE STUPID.
No....it is slang or dialect that we are talking about!
Just the same as we say of Scottish!
Scots and English are separate languages with common descent.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_language
There's enough different vocabulary to make meaning difficult
to figure out for English speakers who aren't familiar with it.
Ya ken?
Kevin R
(not Scottish, far as I know)
Kevrob, thanks.
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GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English
class.
Post by v***@gmail.com
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He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the
United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S.
population.
Post by Kevrob
The most commonly used language is English."
Then why do English ppl say word's different then American's
????????????
A very few words. You're so fucking ignorant, you never heard
the word "dialect?"DAMN YOU ARE STUPID.
Post by Kevrob
No....it is slang or dialect that we are talking about!
Just the same as we say of Scottish!
Scots and English are separate languages with common descent.
Interesting.
Post by Kevrob
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_language
There's enough different vocabulary to make meaning difficult
to figure out for English speakers who aren't familiar with it.
Ya ken?
Kevin R
(not Scottish, far as I know)
Never had your DNA read?
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be
smart enough to know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the
United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S.
population. The most commonly used language is English."
Then why do English ppl say word's different then American's
????????????
A very few words. You're so fucking ignorant, you never heard the
word "dialect?"DAMN YOU ARE STUPID.
No....it is slang or dialect that we are talking about!
Just the same as we say of Scottish!
Scots and English are separate languages with common descent.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scots_language
There's enough different vocabulary to make meaning difficult to figure
out for English speakers who aren't familiar with it.
Ya ken?
Kevin R (not Scottish, far as I know)
Yur a sassenach!
(I am too)
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2018-03-16 14:21:39 UTC
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On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 4:40:36 PM UTC-7, Yap Honghor
On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5:11:36 AM UTC+8,
On Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:06:36 PM UTC-7, John Baker
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying
you'll be
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throne
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out of the group & band for life & this is your last
warning!!!!
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If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart
enough to
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know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in
English
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class.
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He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the
United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S.
population.
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The most commonly used language is English."
Then why do English ppl say word's different then American's
????????????
A very few words. You're so fucking ignorant, you never heard the
word "dialect?"DAMN YOU ARE STUPID.

I no dialectical rumdum I got a doctor degree do you??????
Yap Honghor
2018-03-16 03:48:44 UTC
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
out of the group & band for life & this is your last warning!!!!
If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S. population. The most commonly used language is English."
Americans gained independence from Britain long ago in blood and they are proud to speak American, not English!
v***@gmail.com
2018-03-16 03:50:44 UTC
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On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 14:59:02 -0400, group moderator
I'm the group moderator & if you don't stop lying you'll be throne
out of the group & band for life & this is your last warning!!!!
If we had a moderator, which we don't, he/she would be smart enough to
know how to spell 'thrown.'
GOSPEL was too busy masturbating to pay attention in English class.
He attended American class, not English class....
People in the USA speak English, idiot.
We speak American, idiot. English is spoken in England. Duh.
Many languages are used, or historically have been used, in the United States. Over 500 languages are spoken by the U.S. population. The most commonly used language is English."
Americans gained independence from Britain long ago in blood and they are proud to speak American, not English!
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"American" is not a language; "American English" is a dialect of English. "Americans write and speak differently than citizens of England" is just barely true. The differences between the two dialects are limited and superficial. There is no problem of mutual unintelligibility.
Is 'American' a language? - Quora
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teresita
2018-03-17 12:23:31 UTC
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My gf is a linguist by formation and a translator by trade. She grew up
a francophone in an English context (Ottawa). She's truly bilingual, but
also a "Chomskian". For her, there are indeed no such thing a "genuine
bilingualism", unless your thinking process is in shambles...
Q. What do you call a person who can speak three languages?

A. Trilingual.

Q. What do you call a person who can speak two languages?

A. Bilingual.

Q. What do you call a person who can speak only one language?

A. An American.
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Alex W.
2018-03-17 23:18:14 UTC
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My gf is a linguist by formation and a translator by trade. She grew up
a francophone in an English context (Ottawa). She's truly bilingual, but
also a "Chomskian". For her, there are indeed no such thing a "genuine
bilingualism", unless your thinking process is in shambles...
Q. What do you call a person who can speak three languages?
A. Trilingual.
Q. What do you call a person who can speak two languages?
A. Bilingual.
Q. What do you call a person who can speak only one language?
A. An American.
Or a Brit, sad to say.

The truly sad thing is how many immigrants (to the US and UK both)
arrive with the advantage of bilingualism and then become infected with
the "English is enough for me" virus.
aaa
2018-03-19 07:13:45 UTC
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My gf is a linguist by formation and a translator by trade. She grew up
a francophone in an English context (Ottawa). She's truly bilingual, but
also a "Chomskian". For her, there are indeed no such thing a "genuine
bilingualism", unless your thinking process is in shambles...
Q. What do you call a person who can speak three languages?
A. Trilingual.
Q. What do you call a person who can speak two languages?
A. Bilingual.
Q. What do you call a person who can speak only one language?
A. An American.
Or a Brit, sad to say.
The truly sad thing is how many immigrants (to the US and UK both)
arrive with the advantage of bilingualism and then become infected with
the "English is enough for me" virus.
Nowadays, many westerners both British and American speak perfect
Chinese that is no different from the local people here in China. They
can even have a nice local accent like they are born here. I'm more than
impressed.

Take a look at the video of Trump's granddaughter, she is amazing.
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