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I like English. I wish it were my native language. It has its issues though.
You seem to have a lot of issues with languages...
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You seem to have a lot of issues ...
My interpretation
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Indeed. Something wrong with her google. That's the problem here.
Google knows that I am picky while you are not.
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Google knows that I am picky while you are not.
Search Query : Human Race
Top Results : Here are some shoes
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Old 18.05.2018, 14:00
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And your's takes longer for less .....

human_race_google.pdf
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Better I go to work.
Yes, it's time you had a good lie-down.
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

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It had a troubled childhood, you see. It never knew its rightful parents and was brought up by Romans, Anglo Saxons, Celts, the French, and various nutjobs in between, endlessly pushed from pillar to post. Each era taking its sorry toll on it, influencing words, bending and shaping others. Poor kid didn't know which way it was supposed to go.

Later, in its recent years, there have been cases of abuse by adoptive parents; the Americans, the Australians, Europeans trying to crowbar badly pronounced and awkward alterations at its DNA-level into their own languages. It has been internationalised and bastardised to the point where its multiple personalities have been formally recognised and consigned to a dropdown menu. No wonder it has issues.

Then there was txt spk.

Should have left this job to the French language then....
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Old 18.05.2018, 15:14
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Better I go to work.
But it's not nighttime yet!

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I like English. I wish it were my native language. It has its issues though.

What the hell is a vacuum cleaner?

There is no vacuum inside. It does not clean vacuum. It makes the low-pressure air, which is not a vacuum, dirtier.

German, Russian, and my native language call it dust sucker. It’s what it does. It sucks the dust.

What is a vacuum tube?

There is no vacuum inside. If it were, it wouldn’t say anything about its purpose. The vacuum cleaner is also a tube, by the way.

Russian and my native language call it electron tube. That’s what it does. The cute little electrons fly in the tube.

German fails on the electron tube test.
In applied Physics and engineering vacuum refers to a space where the pressure is lower than the atmospheric pressure.

Dust sucker would be wrong in it's own way because it is to limited, it sucks much more than dust. (hold your fantasies gentlemen)
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But it's not nighttime yet!

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At night the customers have to be at home, during the day the have to be at "work"
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Old 18.05.2018, 15:23
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

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At night the customers have to be at home, during the day the have to be at "work"
So does OP live under a bridge, or just work there?

And we did he get the sex-change?

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However, there are biological races.
I've attended horse races, rat, dog and even pig races. But what on dog's good earth are biological races?
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Old 18.05.2018, 15:38
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It had a troubled childhood, you see. [...]
Later, in its recent years, there have been cases of abuse by adoptive parents; the Americans, the Australians, Europeans trying to crowbar badly pronounced and awkward alterations at its DNA-level into their own languages.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wSw3IWRJa0
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Old 18.05.2018, 16:06
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

And then there is German, where people just ride (reiten). Because there is nothing else they ride here but horses .... not even bikes.
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Old 18.05.2018, 16:18
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

I wanted to read the posts made today but after reading a couple of Amandas posts that are basically nonsence i just gave up
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Old 18.05.2018, 18:04
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Google knows that I am picky while you are not.

what's the point in research if the results are censored beforehand?
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Old 18.05.2018, 18:26
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So does OP live under a bridge, or just work there?

Tom
@ Dougals Breakfast: I seem to remember a post from you about living under a bridge (or was it Zurich Bellevue) from about 3-4 years ago. Searched, but strangely couldn't find...

Perhaps it could in this instance - was pretty much also food for thought
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American. The Swiss German of the English language, only less melodious.
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No, it’s not. A freelancer works for their clients.
On an independent basis. They pay you. You're your own boss.
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Re: Right to refuse "break-in"

If only people would normally talk like this guy in the UK or elsewhere. At the beginning of our relation, I couldn't understand half of the words my English friend was pronouncing. And I already had a (I would say) medium level in English. I was too embarrassed to ask her to repeat yet another time what she had said before. I made desperate efforts to adjust my ear to her way of speaking. The history repeats itself with the Swiss German over High German. I prefer High German, but funnily enough - the Swiss version of High German :-)

Anyway, for the sake of familiarity and simplicity I, for one, prefer the American English version over the rest of them. Well, I haven't yet met many New Zealanders to know how intelligible their English is, but would probably have yet another surprise or cultural shock. But yeah, this guy's English is excellent.. (lol) I'm not bothered by the differences in vocabulary tbh, or the (lack of) logic of it, it's the pronunciation for me. Written language, no matter how obscure a dialect or how rare a regionalism, is easy to figure out these days with all these resources that we can use.

Just for the record, I know the native speakers have the same difficulties with the rest of us, some accents being more palatable than the others, of course. We're all in the same boat. ;-)

An interesting (nice) video on "received pronunciation"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsTHaCz3Vow

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