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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Jul 11, 2015

http://www.languagecrawler.com/2015/06/how-this-amazing-woman-helped-her.html

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DLyons  Identity Verified
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Evidence? Jul 11, 2015



Sounds like a load of cobblers to meicon_smile.gif


 

LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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It's called humor / humour :-) Jul 11, 2015

I think it's a parody/spoof of all the "fast" language learning sites.

DLyons wrote:



Sounds like a load of cobblers to meicon_smile.gif


[Edited at 2015-07-12 14:50 GMT]


 

Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Photo is fake Jul 11, 2015

The photo is a fake that's not an iPod that's a Blackberry.

What are they trying to pull?

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DLyons  Identity Verified
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OK - a load of unamusing cobblers then. Jul 11, 2015

Jeff Whittaker wrote:

DLyons wrote:



Sounds like a load of cobblers to meicon_smile.gif


[Edited at 2015-07-11 19:04 GMT]


And no I don't know an iPod from a blackberry (except the ones with thorns).


 

LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
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What kind of hoax is that? Jul 12, 2015

Does anyone actually believe it. Even if it were true, which I doubt, how would anything like that impact the child's development in other areas?

Have they thought about that?


 

Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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People keep your socks on Jul 12, 2015

This is not an actual article, it is humoricon_smile.gif

 

LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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I am so sorry for the confusion? Jul 12, 2015

I thought that the satire was obvious. I guess Americans have an odd sense of humor.

The article is meant to be a parody of all the "fast language learning" sites.



[Edited at 2015-07-12 14:49 GMT]


 

Charlie Bavington (X)  Identity Verified
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Out of the mouths of babes..... Jul 12, 2015

Fear not, it is so obviously intended as a spoof I'm astounded anyone was taken in.

However, I think someone must have been reading this website's discussion from two (or was it 3?) summers ago about self-reported native languages and the possibility of testing.

"My definition of fluency is that it is fluid. In other words, my definition of fluency tends to evolve in order to match my current level in a language."

That is, is it not, pretty much the stance adopted by all the liars who lie about their native language, unless I'm much mistaken.


 

brg (X)
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Cucumber time Jul 12, 2015

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silly_season

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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:D Jul 12, 2015

Thank you for the smile, Jeff.icon_biggrin.gif Wouldn't that be awesome?

Was that how little Wolfang Amadeus Mozart became a musical genius even before he could walk?


 

Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
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Yes - Jul 12, 2015

Charlie Bavington wrote:

Fear not, it is so obviously intended as a spoof I'm astounded anyone was taken in.


some things never cease to astound me...


 

LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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World's First Pregnant Man Jul 12, 2015

This one has been on the internet for over a decade:

http://www.malepregnancy.com/


[Edited at 2015-07-12 14:43 GMT]


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
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Humour/Humor? Jul 13, 2015

Man: My dad speaks ten languages!
Woman: Really?
Man: Yes, but nobody understands him...

(Literal translation from Spanish)


 


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