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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 1:38
In a message dated 2002.02.19 12.51.48 AM, christophe.grandsire@FREE.FR

>En réponse à J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>: > >> I like dictionaries a lot myself (esp'ly foreign language >> dictionaries and polyglot ones)... but I also like "continous text" too.
But I have
>> also had the recent politico-aesthetic joy of reading the Constitution of
>> Netherlands [thanx Christophe]. > >He he, you're welcome! How did you find it? :)
::confused look, then mischievious grin:: a.> I found it via the URL you gave me. 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."
>> Occasionally I have been known to read gum wrappers, phone books, >> and ingredient lists on cereal boxes ;) > >I read everything that comes at sight :)) .
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 ;) 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.
>Don't leave a box of anything >edible near me, because I'm gonna read the ingredient lists in all languages >where it is present :)) . I love Kinder products because the ingredient >lists are in so many languages! :)) I wonder if my interest in languages
>arisefrom eating too many Kinder Surprise :)) .
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).
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