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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 7:13
En réponse à J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>:

> > ::confused look, then mischievious grin:: > a.> I found it via the URL you gave me.
:))) (Damn expressions! :)) )
> b.> IMHO it is a better constitution than most - including the > American one. I really like the fact that the Dutch constitution was > actually > created by the input of the people living in the Netherlands rather than > just > an elitist cabal of politicians, capitalists, technocrats, > militarists, > police, priests, etc. creating a constitution behind closed doors and > then > foisting it on "their" people and saying: "we know what is best for you, > so > stop whining about 'democracy' and shutup." >
Hehe, something quite impossible in Holland :)) (I mean the "shut up" part :)) ).
> > LMAO being a person with A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder, > formerly > known as "hyperactivity" ;) , I have always been easily distracted. So > as > soon as I could read, I was reading EVERYTHING in sight. I had to > learn > pretty damn quickly to read either softly or silently ;)
I actually never went through a stage that I had to read loudly. In fact, I knew how to read years before I learnt to write (and I learnt to write at 6).
> BTW I learned to read from the _Curious George_ series and > Sendak's > _Where the Wild Things Are_. My Mum thinks this explains a lot about my > early > childhood development and core-character. >
Well, according to my Mum, I learnt to read on bottles of orange juice :)) . Or at least I was able to read them already when I was 4 :)) . I still remember distinctively reading (silently) a text about clowns in kindergarten (I was 5 or so). It seems we got reading lessons pretty soon in my town :)) (and even then I was faster, at least according to my parents :)) ).
> > One of my favourite items in my linguistics collection is a brochure > that > came with my French press for coffee-making :) The brochure is in 12 > languages! (Mostly European languages, but Japanese, Russian, Korean > and > Chinese are also represented). >
Like on Kinder Surprise IIRC :)) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


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