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Re: Bulgnais (was Re: Old Norse (was Re: New to the list))

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Thursday, June 29, 2000, 2:30
Chollie/Vima wrote :
 I don't know. I'm dealing with that now. Actually, my current goal is to
become a house husband. As you can see, I have rather high aspirations. Too
high, perhaps; a German colleague of mine has said in no uncertain terms that
no one would ever marry me unless I had money (some of the other philologists
refer to her as "Ilsa, She-Wolf of the S.S.," but I don't suppose anyone on
this list would get the reference).

 There is always work in teaching languages. Many of the linguists that I know
earn their living teaching ESL (English as a second language, aka EFL English
as a foreign language). Most of them end up in East Asia, in some teaching
capacity - but *I* wouldn't trust most of the linguists I know with
impressionable youth (lock up your daughters!).



 Ilsa: Is that the lampshade lady? The name's on the tip o'my tongue, but.....
Or perhaps it's the amazing female Kommandant in "Seven Beauties"?

 As for jobs, there's East Asia (generally good beer and civilized people) as
you say, also Saudi Arabia (good pay, but no alcohol-- that would kill it for
me.) Closer to home, there's carpentry/handymanship-- people are always
impressed when you quote Dylan Thomas, or correct their French.

 When my last job-- teaching ESL MA's at a nameless institution-- evaporated, I
returned to the womb at Ann Arbor; as I drove into town I said to myself, well,
you can always drive a cab. Fortunately it didn't come to that-- a very
competitive field in that town anyway.

    And house-husband can be a very noble profession.  :-))