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## #126 2012-01-21 08:01:01

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### Re: weight lifting miracle today

Wow, I had to read the Tale of two cities, but I couldn't concentrate back as a kid, and would daydream when I read, so I got "C"'s in his class as a sophmore in high school.

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## #127 2012-01-21 08:03:26

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That was another tough one for me as well. David Copperfield nearly killed me.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #128 2012-01-21 08:06:12

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Oh, but the Christmas Carol with Old Marley as a ghost coming to visit Scrooge was awesome!!  I have it in francais and english on left and right of the pages.  Got it in Quebec city.

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## #129 2012-01-21 08:07:54

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That is my favorite one. Really good story.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #130 2012-01-21 08:13:25

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For woods or forest, you say "les bois" or (ou) "le foret" with a hat ^ over the e (for^et) I think (je crois).
I may be wrong however.

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## #131 2012-01-21 08:16:16

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Yes, my french is even worse than my latin which is worse than my german.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #132 2012-01-21 08:17:41

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Do you know keifer?  I'll let you guess the language.  It is your 2nd best language after english I presume.

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## #133 2012-01-21 08:19:49

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No I do not. I have no language after english. My parents did not think it was necessary for me to learn my native tongue.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #134 2012-01-21 08:24:31

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It's pine tree in German.  I have known two German families, maybe three actually.

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## #135 2012-01-21 08:28:05

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I only know a few words in german, no where near enough to converse in it.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #136 2012-01-23 02:14:43

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Moi n'aussi pas.

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## #137 2012-01-23 02:19:16

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Hi;

But you are probably ahead of me.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #138 2012-01-23 02:53:30

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No LeaHozens and Keifer and Dunkashun are basically all I know of Allemand (German).

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## #139 2012-01-23 03:42:43

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No, I meant in french compared to my german.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #140 2012-01-23 03:53:17

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Oh, perhaps you are right.  (Peut-etre vous etes vraiment.)  I don't know "Oh" in French though.

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## #141 2012-01-23 04:04:21

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### Re: weight lifting miracle today

When I was playing chess I absorbed a little russian and a little german. But that was long ago.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #142 2012-01-23 04:07:46

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Wow, where did you travel, or who travelled to you for the tournament?

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## #143 2012-01-23 04:09:55

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### Re: weight lifting miracle today

Did not do any travelling at all. Played in tournaments in NY. Chess books are usually written in german or russian and have to be translated.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #144 2012-01-23 04:17:05

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Oh, also remember i mentioned that at my college, they only taught German, an engineering college.

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## #145 2012-01-23 04:19:30

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Do you prefer a formal way to learn a language such as schooling or self taught?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #146 2012-01-23 04:36:17

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I think you should study a book for a week, then take a course to get the "sounds" down a bit, then read a lot more after the course, and then take a second course.

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## #147 2012-01-23 04:38:00

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I have heard that actually living in the country where they speak the language really makes you learn ultra fast.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #148 2012-01-23 04:41:49

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Yes, I know that is true from visiting Quebec for weekends 12 years ago.   Once someone pronounced tomato in francais in quebec with an "s" sound in it, which is not like France (paresian).  I had her say it four times at the deli counter when she made me a grinder (sub).  Really weird.

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## #149 2012-01-23 04:43:49

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I know you can learn school italian and then speak to some native and not understand anything he says.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.

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## #150 2012-01-23 04:52:03

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Yes, they understand your basic francais in Quebec, but many times, you can't understand their reply is what usually happens.  Sometimes I have to repeat and use hand gestures or try different words or multiple words with similar meanings to get past my (mal) bad (prononciation) pronunciation.

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