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    Yea, but they insist on speaking French which noone understands anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post

    Takes me back to when I first came across Americans discussing Sid Meier's Civ game. They were discussing how much they enjoyed nuking Paris.

    EDIT: Though now I think about I really hated the French when I still had French lessons. In retrospect I am not sure why.
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    Most French teachers I've met seem to work to make you hate everything French. Maybe you had one of those?

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    I too had bad French teacher, and I disliked it very much. Sadly, now that I'm adult. I don't remember almost any word.
    However, as I am from near the border, I can speak an Italian dialect that is actually near enough French to understand it a little, in case of need.

    And I loved Asterix too, I have a huge collection of movies, only that they are old VHS I can't watch anymore :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Humanist View Post
    EDIT: Though now I think about I really hated the French when I still had French lessons. In retrospect I am not sure why.
    I know exactly why in my case: too many vowels. I could never get e, ť and Ť correct (nor could I tell them apart when spoken to me), and I thus never got any traction into the language. I could write it and read it well enough that I passed several DELFs, but the orals where painful.

    (The other usual issue with French - their insane verb conjugation system - was not that bad for me, having already become reasonably fluent with the very similar Spanish one. But I think that was also my issue: once you've accustomed to the so much easier to pronounce correctly Spanish vowel system, it is really hard to leave).

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    I feel so hated now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    I know exactly why in my case: too many vowels. I could never get e, ť and Ť correct (nor could I tell them apart when spoken to me), and I thus never got any traction into the language. I could write it and read it well enough that I passed several DELFs, but the orals where painful.

    (The other usual issue with French - their insane verb conjugation system - was not that bad for me, having already become reasonably fluent with the very similar Spanish one. But I think that was also my issue: once you've accustomed to the so much easier to pronounce correctly Spanish vowel system, it is really hard to leave).

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    More than me.

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    I know exactly why in my case: too many vowels. I could never get e, ť and Ť correct (nor could I tell them apart when spoken to me) and I thus never got any traction into the language.
    You don't actually need to tell them apart when speaking though. But I understand than when writing remebering whichh one to use would be difficult. Frankly even we have trouble with that sometimes. That and the ridiculous amount of silent letters we burden ourselves with.
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    I could write it and read it well enough that I passed several DELFs, but the orals where painful.
    That's already quite impressive. Truth be told, no amount of schooling will give you a good pronunciation, you need to either consume an enormous quantity of local media or live there. Preferrably both.
    Which is why my own accent, when speaking English, is some unholy mix of French, Queen's English, several american accents and Irish.
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    Dang, dude, how many languages do you speak?
    Far fewer than I once did, I can tell you that much. Practice is crucial, and these days it is so easy to just use English for everything. Heck, the other day a friend made fun of me because I'm starting to tumble over my native language.

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    Heck, the other day a friend made fun of me because I'm starting to tumble over my native language.

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    Far fewer than I once did, I can tell you that much.
    I remember my dad once jokingly lamented that he had forgotten more languages than he remembered. I laughed at the time. Now, though, I just feel like a lazy jerk.
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    New in "THINGS I NEVER NOTICED!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Far fewer than I once did, I can tell you that much. Practice is crucial, and these days it is so easy to just use English for everything. Heck, the other day a friend made fun of me because I'm starting to tumble over my native language.

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    I remember my dad once jokingly lamented that he had forgotten more languages than he remembered. I laughed at the time. Now, though, I just feel like a lazy jerk.
    Well, that's just sad.
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    I feel so hated now.
    Please don't take it personally. I regret my younger self far more than I ever hated French. I was an ignorant and insecure young person with less common sense than a slug.
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    It seems that even Nale was not 100% sure about if Sabine was to be hurt by silver or cold iron, at least, according to his plan.
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    It seems that even Nale was not 100% sure about if Sabine was to be hurt by silver or cold iron, at least, according to his plan.
    Huh. Who would make silver scissors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.One View Post
    It seems that even Nale was not 100% sure about if Sabine was to be hurt by silver or cold iron, at least, according to his plan.
    See strip 882.
    As long as the protagonists don't know a specific detail, the antagonists speak very circumspectly about it.

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    I have never thought before that in 257 second panel, the fact that the girls talk about boys and wands in the same sentence may not be a coincidence......

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    I have never thought before that in 257 second panel, the fact that the girls talk about boys and wands in the same sentence may not be a coincidence......
    And now that I've read that strip again, I'm curious to see LG's business cards.
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    We're underdogs, but we rise up to the challenge to be heroes.
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    And now that I've read that strip again, I'm curious to see LG's business cards.
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    I have never thought before that in 257 second panel, the fact that the girls talk about boys and wands in the same sentence may not be a coincidence......
    Only now I noticed that they said those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    I know exactly why in my case: too many vowels. I could never get e, ť and Ť correct (nor could I tell them apart when spoken to me), and I thus never got any traction into the language. I could write it and read it well enough that I passed several DELFs, but the orals where painful.
    I agree. Being a native portuguese speaker, the french grammar was never the issue, because both portuguese and spanish share with french many structures, but phonetics is painfully different and graphic accentuation works in a completely different approach.
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    Our powers pale compared with the great heroes
    Our battles donít hit theheadlines or shake the earth
    But they are few, canít be everywhere, and we, many
    So, when the world or universe needs saving, they come
    But when people needs saving, we are the ones to appear
    We're underdogs, but we rise up to the challenge to be heroes.
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    And now that I've read that strip again, I'm curious to see LG's business cards.
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    Huh just realized Roy's "Stop Talking" in 808 is a callback to Thog's, and I only noticed bc I've been reading these threads and a bunch of people have mentioned Miko and Thog both saying it and I just realized Roy did too lol

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    Xykon know and remember Nale's name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martianmister View Post
    Xykon know and remember Nale's name.

    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0097.html
    And there's a "performance joke" in the same strip...
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    Our powers pale compared with the great heroes
    Our battles donít hit theheadlines or shake the earth
    But they are few, canít be everywhere, and we, many
    So, when the world or universe needs saving, they come
    But when people needs saving, we are the ones to appear
    We're underdogs, but we rise up to the challenge to be heroes.
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    So when 1146 arrived today, I was notified about via Twitter on my phone. I was playing photosynthesis at the time (quite ironic given it's about very smiteable trees). So I read the comic on my phone during downtime. In the process I completely missed the third row of panels. It still seemed to make sense. Is that too big to be a detail?
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    This was pointed out in the trivia thread, and I think it should go here. I had not noticed that Vaarsuvius's attitudes to divine magic had changed.
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