Language enthusiasts

Simon   Wednesday, September 24, 2003, 08:41 GMT
"I'm a language enthusiast" he announced to the beautiful lady who until had appeared quite interested...
Tremmert   Wednesday, September 24, 2003, 11:57 GMT
Point? Don't reveal that gerunds interest you more than soccer goals?
Simon   Wednesday, September 24, 2003, 12:22 GMT
Don't have hobbies. This is a very male thing and frankly we've been doing it far too long already.
wassabi   Thursday, September 25, 2003, 03:53 GMT
so the 'malething' to do is write random stuff?
mjd   Thursday, September 25, 2003, 05:09 GMT
We all have to keep it a secret that we're antimoon language enthusiasts....I mean, you don't want people to think we're nerds, do you?
Jim   Thursday, September 25, 2003, 05:47 GMT
Nerds, are we nerds. Oh, no! Maybe that's why I have no friends.
Simon   Thursday, September 25, 2003, 06:23 GMT
Am I opening a can of worms here? Ok, I'll shut up.
Jamie On   Thursday, September 25, 2003, 13:21 GMT
What's wrong with liking languages? At least it can be a useful hobby unlike stamp collecting, watching sport, ....
Simon   Thursday, September 25, 2003, 13:28 GMT
I think the only real point I was making was about the word "enthusiast".

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Sima   Thursday, September 25, 2003, 18:39 GMT
What's the thread here in ?!
Boy   Thursday, September 25, 2003, 21:28 GMT
Sima, After reading all posts what I have understood so far and it says that the thread name could be a little bit mixture of 'hobby, nerd, enthusiast, and language'.

I hope it helps.
Christian   Friday, September 26, 2003, 18:23 GMT
Yes! let's change the topic then heheheh
Antonio   Friday, September 26, 2003, 20:34 GMT
if I say ´I´m a language enthusiast´ I´ll certainly get strange looks.
hm... there is a point here. Simon, go on.
Ryan   Sunday, September 28, 2003, 00:27 GMT
I don't know. Chicks usually seem impressed if you can tell where they are from by the way they talk, especially if you lie and say it's because you travel a lot rather than because you're a language nerd.

Clark   Sunday, September 28, 2003, 01:25 GMT
Yeah, I have always found that when you tell people you are conversational in three or four languages, they are always impressed. And generally, students always think it is so cool that I am a French major. As for older adults (and some younger ones too), they often times say something to my face bad about the French.