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    Poll: NO. Thinking and language are absolutely...

    NO. Thinking and language are absolutely inseparable. If you can't give your thoughts a distinct form by the means of a language, you wouldn't be able to have concise thoughts in the first place....
  2. Well, I think articles and gendered words are...

    Well, I think articles and gendered words are totally antiquated and don't belong into our time anymore. TThere's no good reason for using articles anymore, and gendered words should be replaced by...
  3. Poll: I wouldn't say that German is any more difficult...

    I wouldn't say that German is any more difficult than English. While it has a little more grammar (like verb conjugations), it has a nice and regular spelling, unlike English, where the spelling is...
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    Looked around and found some statistics:...

    Looked around and found some statistics:
    http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/o/overweight/stats.htm

    * Overweight prevalence statistics for men in the USA:
    o 58% of men aged 20-34 are...
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    Sauerkraut, bleh... now that's something I'm...

    Sauerkraut, bleh... now that's something I'm really not fond of :relief:
    Even worse is pork's knuckle... even though I really like pork otherwise (actually, pork is the only meat I eat :D ), but...
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    Ok, here's my version: rough with ou as in grow...

    Ok, here's my version:
    rough with ou as in grow or oh (rhyming with dough)
    dough eith ou as in grow
    thoughtful with long o as in port
    ploughman with au as in now
    through with long u as in too...
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    As bossel already said, it's common in Germany as...

    As bossel already said, it's common in Germany as well:
    2) immerse in detergent, wipe off mess, wipe w dry cloth, to rack

    Dunno about the UK, but here there's a norm that all detergents are 98%...
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    Very interesting... it's not surprising that...

    Very interesting... it's not surprising that English has the most non-native speakers, but I didn't know that German had the most native speakers :D
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    "der" is male, "die" is female and "das" is...

    "der" is male, "die" is female and "das" is neutrum.
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    You'll have to set the Codepage to "Western"...

    You'll have to set the Codepage to "Western" (Iso-8859-1), then it displays fine.
    I used the charmap to look for the Ipa chars.
  11. Now that's really something to be proud of: "I...

    Now that's really something to be proud of: "I can say 'Nice ass!' in ten languages!" :D
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    The issue is probably that the Bavarian dialect...

    The issue is probably that the Bavarian dialect is very different from Standard German, so much that I'd say it's a language of its own, as it's actually pretty much incomprehensible to any German. I...
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    がんばってね! :cool: Don't hesitate to ask if you...

    がんばってね! :cool:
    Don't hesitate to ask if you have any problems.
  14. Exactly, the tones are a real pain :okashii: ...

    Exactly, the tones are a real pain :okashii:
    Learning the hanzhi is quite annoying too - even if you know already what one character is read in Japanese, you still have to learn how it's...
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    Poll: [x] Non-smoker. Do agree on bans I think smoking...

    [x] Non-smoker. Do agree on bans
    I think smoking bans are a good thing. If you want/have to enter certain places, I don't want any nasty fumes there - it stinks really awful and is very unhealthy as...
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    The French orthography makes my hair stand on end...

    The French orthography makes my hair stand on end as well, but it is at least somewhat more regular and predictable than the English spelling.


    Those are some very good examples indeed :D
    True...
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    Hmm, let's see - I'd say 4. fits clearly the...

    Hmm, let's see - I'd say 4. fits clearly the best.
    Of the others, 9. isn't half bad either.
    Let's see, that would be...

    British English and German! :D
    Wow, that's very interesting indeed......
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    Poll: I know several of then at least by name, but I...

    I know several of then at least by name, but I don't like Classic in General :D
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    Sure. Just take a look at the JPS bible issued by...

    Sure. Just take a look at the JPS bible issued by the Jewish Publication Society. You can find it online here in its entirety:
    http://www.breslov.com/bible/

    The "Tower of Babel" story is here,...
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    Well, it should be crystal clear to anyone by now...

    Well, it should be crystal clear to anyone by now that the reasons for the Iraq war were all just a fantasy born in the sick brain of the Bush-man :okashii:
    WMD: The only WMD you'll find in Iraq are...
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    I'd say something of either... some would become...

    I'd say something of either... some would become more open minded, but some others are quite preconceived and won't change their opinions no matter what.
    Luckily, this is a very friendly forum here,...
  22. It's certainly the most horrible disaster in a...

    It's certainly the most horrible disaster in a long time...
    The death toll will probably still rise quite a bit, as there are still a vast amount of people missed - it's quite likely that the vast...
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    Poll: For me it would be: - Political Extremists I...

    For me it would be:
    - Political Extremists
    I wouldn't want to live next to people who are totally screwed in the head.
    - Drug Addicts
    Not for being drug addicts by themselves, but rather for the...
  24. Poll: I think it would equate to "Between 2000 and 5000...

    I think it would equate to "Between 2000 and 5000 yen".
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    Yes, there's nothing left out here, the teaching...

    Yes, there's nothing left out here, the teaching about it was quite extensive.
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