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TIL: Today I Learned

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, May 24, 2013.

  1. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Blackpilled Idealist

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    I don't know if I want to agree or disagree.
    American English would have been more practical, but British is more classy or pretentious (and who doesn't want to be pretentious if they they can get away with it ?).

    It's a real bummer for us second/third language speakers.
     
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  2. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I feel stupid when I go to a foreign country and don't speak the language. Knowing two or more languages puts you a cut above regardless of which version of the second you speak.
     
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  3. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Flailing around your arms and yelling is probably a universal language, though
     
  4. GoodSarmatian

    GoodSarmatian Blackpilled Idealist

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    I know !
    I take a certain arrogant pride in knowing multiple languages.
    Still makes me sound like an idiot if I mix British and American with a German accent.
     
  5. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    same and same. I feel a certain colonial satisfaction in bothering people in their native language. it's one of those sadistic traits deeply embedded into European DNA.
     
  6. Hrothbern

    Hrothbern Warlord

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    I really like to hear English with a French accent :)
     
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  7. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I'm sure there is a gif for that.
     
  8. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    *merovingian.jpg*

    What's this about hideaway offices?
     
  9. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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  10. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    TIL that Toyota has added exoskeletons to to the daily uniform of 200 workers at its Princeton Indiana plant. Heavy lifting is going to be a thing of the past. Their use has been picking up over the past year, but appear to be going mainstream now.
     
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  11. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Europe not having root beer saddens me. But their mouthwash having its flavor gives me ideas.
     
  12. Synsensa

    Synsensa Warlord Retired Moderator

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    No eating the forum members! :nono:
     
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  13. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    So eating non-forum members is ok?
     
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  14. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    root beer is very common here :confused::confused: karamalz is the most popular brand in Germany
     
  15. SS-18 ICBM

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    ...malt? I guess they take the "beer" part more literally. Here in North America "root beer" is a softdrink flavored with sassafras.
     
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  16. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    hmmh, I thought there was also Kara with sassafras flavoring, but I don't know if they have that where you live, probably not! but no, i am also talking about a type of non-alcoholic softdrink which is flavored with all kinds of things, but as you correctly pointed out, malt is preferred by most people.

    if you're anywhere near a big city specialty shops should have it. I can get American brands of root beer in Frankfurt. think I've seen A & W on the menu of some diners.
     
  17. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    Oh please, please, I need the links. For documentation.
    I think he just meant to drink him. we've no idea how delicious Mouthwash is, do we?
     
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  18. Bamspeedy

    Bamspeedy We'll dig up the road!

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  19. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Only the people from these both countries care, and unless you visit either of them, you're unlikely to run into too many of them...so at the end, not really anyone who matters cares ;).
     
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