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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2020, 05:34:43 AM »
Re reply #54:  What is your dog's name? 

Re reply #56:  Perhaps you dreamt there was a dream thread as you slept!
So, I tried to straighten everything out and guess what I got for it.  No, really, just guess!

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2020, 05:14:38 PM »
If the Lord calls Rush home despite all the prayers of his followers, maybe he has some higher purpose for him.

Or maybe Beezelbub has a position that needs filling.
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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2020, 09:30:16 PM »
Let's start having wet markets in the USA just to show that we're not racist.

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2020, 05:53:41 AM »
The wages of procrastination is adrenaline.

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2020, 04:15:18 PM »
I returned recently to Duolingo to get back up to or surpass my previous proficiency in a foreign language.  It just occurred to me that all of the lessons I have done in the past weeks are about travel.  I guess I will be ready if that becomes a possibility again at some point. 

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Re: Random Thoughts Anew
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2020, 06:25:02 PM »
Yes, a lot of the foreign-language vocabulary and dialogue scenarios map into the "get them to go there" mode of imagining oneself in the place that speaks the language you're learning.

Very useful in the imaginative part--the photos help people "place" themselves in the 'target locale,' and the phrases help introduce the ideas that
a) other people do things differently than you're used to (like taking the trains rather than driving everyplace), and
b) other people have different standards of courtesy than you're used to (like shaking hands and greeting everyone by name when you enter a roomful of friends).

But with handshaking discouraged, and travel being slowed down (for good reason) now, it's a bit different, isn't it?

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Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.