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The English Language (What, another poll?)

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Is English your first language?

Yes [ 44 ]  [83.02%]
No [ 9 ]  [16.98%]
Total Valid Votes [ 53 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: June 8, 2006, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

no - second

what was your first emily?

surely you jest Lottomike?  Kitty talk of course      Kitty 3 





                                             

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    Posted: June 8, 2006, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

    no - second

    what was your first emily?

    surely you jest Lottomike?  Kitty talk of course      Kitty 3 





                                                 

                                                   " You can not control the Wind, but you can direct the Sail "

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      Posted: June 8, 2006, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

      thanks maddog!!

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        no - second

        what was your first emily?

        surely you jest Lottomike?  Kitty talk of course      Kitty 3 





        yes!!!    Polish kitty talk

                             

        love to nibble those micey feet.

         

                                     

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          Posted: June 8, 2006, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

          I speak and write Bryanese.

          It has it roots in English, but somewhere on the lonely backroads of Missouri it lost all structure and became intermingled with the language others know as "Hick", forming the new language I attempt to communication with on a daily basis. It's not pretty, but it can be somewhat effective until I have to convince someone I actually know English too, then....things don't go so good. (I mean, well)<---I think?

          Later,

          Bryan  :)

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            English is my second language....the Chicago accent is my first..

            Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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              Posted: June 9, 2006, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

              English is my first language. 

               But, having been married for forty years (yes, to the same woman) I have learned how to speak finger (including the dirty kind), hand, eyes, tone of voice, body language, and mood swing.  All these "languages" have served me well.  I still have most of my hair, a little of my money, and all of my handsome looks. If you don't believe me, just ask me.

               

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                English is my first language. 

                 But, having been married for forty years (yes, to the same woman) I have learned how to speak finger (including the dirty kind), hand, eyes, tone of voice, body language, and mood swing.  All these "languages" have served me well.  I still have most of my hair, a little of my money, and all of my handsome looks. If you don't believe me, just ask me.

                 

                 

                 

                                                      ROFL

                love to nibble those micey feet.

                 

                                             

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                  Posted: June 9, 2006, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                  English is my second language, as you probably can guess.

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                    Posted: June 9, 2006, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                    I only speak American. As a matter of fact, I'm glad I don't live in England 'cause I can't speak a lick of English.

                    With the lottery I get all the exercise I need.

                                      In futility.


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                      Posted: June 10, 2006, 7:01 am - IP Logged

                      English is my first language. 

                       But, having been married for forty years (yes, to the same woman) I have learned how to speak finger (including the dirty kind), hand, eyes, tone of voice, body language, and mood swing.  All these "languages" have served me well.  I still have most of my hair, a little of my money, and all of my handsome looks. If you don't believe me, just ask me.

                       

                      Ha, ha. Gasmeterguy, you speak the best language of all - the language of love. It sure has served you well through the years.

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                        English is my second language, as you probably can guess.

                        I wouldn't know it if I were only looking at your posts. Some foreigners write better in English than people who were born and raised here.

                        English is my first and only language. Of course I took French and Spanish in high school and college like most students, but I soon forgot most of what I learned.  After all, how often am I going to say "Oh, Maria, it is raining outside and the record player is broken. What shall we do today?"  Now that I'm typing this, I'm starting to realize they used the same scenarios in high school French as they did in my college Spanish class, except the friend's name wasn't Maria.  I remember "il pleut encore" which might come in handy during the hurricane season in FL if I could remember the Spanish translation!

                          está lloviendo otra vez    (but I'm cheating..I looked it up online)

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                          Posted: June 10, 2006, 5:19 pm - IP Logged


                          With translators on the net I can write a lot of languages.

                          Yankee is my first language.
                          Took me two years to understand southerners.

                          They have a few local languages around Charleston S.C. area too.
                          Nothing like trying to understand someone with a mouthful of marbles.

                          Oo'Ka

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                            English is my first language but I spent a lot of time at my grandparent's house where Italian were spoken most of the time.

                            I kept emphasizing to those speaking Italian how important it was to learn English, but like an idiot I didn't pick up the Italian.  

                            This really hit me when I was 18 and on a plane on the way to Viet Nam as an infantryman in the paratroopers when had I learned the Italian I might have been a translator.  

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                              Posted: June 10, 2006, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

                               

                               

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                              i'm bi-lingual







                              love to nibble those micey feet.