Off topic: What language do you speak when you are drunk?
Thread poster: RafaLee
RafaLee
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Jan 28, 2004

What language do you speak when you are drunk?

During my stay in Barcelona, I always spoke "Spanglish" when I was drunk


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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I speak burp! Jan 29, 2004

Specialy in Barcelona, my second home.
Have you tried "Leche de pantera"?
I strongly recommend it... you'll speak burp very fast!
Juan.


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xxxPaul Roige
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Mumble Rumble Jan 29, 2004

RafaLee wrote:

What language do you speak when you are drunk?

During my stay in Barcelona, I always spoke "Spanglish" when I was drunk


Mumble Rumble with a Catalan twist.
Quite interesting, found out the hard way that people believed they understood what I was trying to say as I would always end up under either a hose, tap, shower or bucket.
Needless to say, they were wrong, it wasn't precisely cold water what I wanted...
Been a long time ago though... It's ginger beer times pour moi now (ie: Bundaberg, maaaate!!).
Salut!
P

[Edited at 2004-01-29 04:48]


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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it depends Jan 29, 2004

It depends: French when drinking cognac, German, English or Dutch when drinking beer and Russian when drinking vodka etc. Definitely the best way to learn foreign languages! Or maybe just grunting instead of speaking

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Carla Araújo  Identity Verified
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Bad German Jan 29, 2004

During onde party I kept saying "Ich bin ertrunken" (drowned) and not "getrunken" (drunk)...

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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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This is the wrong forum Jan 29, 2004

please go to:
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/


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Henk Peelen  Identity Verified
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Double Dutch Jan 29, 2004

RafaLee wrote:

What language do you speak when you are drunk?


So, no difference with being not drunk, according to some faultfinders.
How odd, I didn't know I use to say everything twice!


By the way, Toledo is right, actually

[Edited at 2004-01-29 13:30]


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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If we happen to meet, Henk Jan 29, 2004

Henk Peelen wrote:

RafaLee wrote:

What language do you speak when you are drunk?


So, no difference with being not drunk, according to some faultfinders.
How odd, I didn't know I use to say everything twice!


By the way, Toledo is right, actually

[Edited at 2004-01-29 13:30]


when we're both drunk, then I think you'll be speaking double Dutch, and I'll be seeing double Dutch


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Re: What language do you speak when you are drunk? Jan 29, 2004

Any...
And, believe me, with some success

Uldis


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xxxPaul Roige
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No, he isn't Jan 30, 2004

Henk Peelen wrote:

RafaLee wrote:

What language do you speak when you are drunk?


So, no difference with being not drunk, according to some faultfinders.
How odd, I didn't know I use to say everything twice!


By the way, Toledo is right, actually

[Edited at 2004-01-29 13:30]


Now we're all anything but anonymous. Our goose is cooked...
P


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Attaboy ! Jan 30, 2004

Uldis Liepkalns wrote:

Any...
And, believe me, with some success

Uldis


I once did a folklore conference in Moldavia. The congress organizers had rented a castle and stocked its cellars up for two weeks (the congress was 7 days). I soon found out that folklore fieldworkers were some of the heaviest drinkers around -- when they gather data around the fireside, they drink everything they're offered by the tribesmen (and still take notes).

Well, after the second day, it became a real struggle to avoid socializing, or else you got into the booth with a hangover. On the fifth day, we ran out of beer (and they were serving it out of barrels). But you'd be surprised how everyone's English improved!


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Empty Whiskey Glass
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Right! Jan 31, 2004

Uldis Liepkalns wrote:

Any...
And, believe me, with some success

Uldis


Definitely!

I would even say that when we are drunk, we share the same language.


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