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CHAT: Coming out

From:Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>
Date:Thursday, November 4, 1999, 9:26
>>> Daniel Seriff <microtonal@...> 11/04 5:47 >>>
Steg Belsky wrote:
> "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops."
Steg, this quote made my day! My fiancee didn't appreciate it nearly as much as I did. She thinks I'm a nerd. Speaking of which, does anyone else run into this kind of attitude from your loved ones? Mind you, she doesn't think I should stop conlanging, she just lovingly teases me about my super-nerdy hobby. ;) (no offense if someone on the list doesn't yet realize just how nerdy we all are) I think my wife does know it, but she doesn't care about linguistics at = all. Two weeks ago I was in a training. People told that I was too introvert = and challenged me there to tell a secret so they could 'reach me' better. = I told them I had a hobby no one knew about, not even my wife. When I = explained conlanging they were disappointed. They hoped I was a sex = pervert or something like that. They liked the idea of conlanging and said = that it wasn't nerdy. That 's what they said, I don't know what they = thought ... Rob --