Now instead of having sacks of paper we use little square plastic cards to buy stuff with money that we don’t have. We promise to pay for it with money that we may never get. When we get it paid for we will go out and buy more stuff because the stuff we have now will be broken.
latin language A couple of months ago I was in some heavy traffic downtown. I looked about and noticed that a large portion of the people in the cars were talking on cell phones. I then remembered the ducks and realized that we weren’t that much different than the ducks.
There are still latin words used directly in the English legal dialect. Words like «pro se» (literally, ‘in favor of one’s own self’: If you represent yourself in court, without an attorney, you are said to be acting ‘pro se’) and habeas corpus (literally, ‘you shall have the body’: a writ requiring the body of a person to be brought before a judge or court, especially for investigation of a restraint of a person’s liberty).
quotes in latin Nigel giggles to himself. He is enjoying these outbursts; they are amusingly insulting and words are being aired that cannot be received over the airwaves because of their earth content — they are too earthy! But one can always lip-read and not missng out, thereby increasing the fun!
Learning French could be much more useful than one would imagine. It is a common misconception that everybody speaks English. That is a complete fallacy in every sense and, in fact, the very highest estimate suggests that less than 30% of the world speaks English. That means at least 70% of the world does not speak English, contrary to popular belief. In fact, the total number of romance language speakers is roughly equal to that of English.
Anything you can do to learn about her culture will help to show her that you care. You shouldn’t overdo it, and only do it if you genuinely want to learn more. If you are doing it just to seem cool, or to show off, then you are doing it for the wrong reasons, and it will eventually backfire.
One question that I am frequently asked is «am I too old to learn Spanish?» or «am I too old to learn a foreign language?» The answer to that question is «no, you are never too old to learn a language.» But these are actually excuses for not a foreign language more than they are inquiries about learning a foreign language. Let me borrow a story from history that I hope will encourage you to eliminate your excuses and start learning your language of choice.