Scott Hardie | August 28, 2004
Some of you I know about already due to previous discussions on the matter, but I'm curious. What foreign languages can you speak, and how well can you speak them?

Erik Bates | August 28, 2004
I took 2 years of Russian. Can't speak much of it anymore. I'd like to pick it up again.

I also casually study Esperanto for shits and grins, which isn't a foreign language per se, but it is non-english.

Lori Lancaster | August 28, 2004
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Erik Bates | August 28, 2004
How about you, Scott?

Melissa Erin | August 28, 2004
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Anthony Lewis | August 28, 2004
I'm pretty fluent in two other languages. Jive and B.S.

Oh..you mean REAL foreign languages? Then add some spanish cusswords as well.

Erik Bates | August 28, 2004
Ah Jive. Reminds me of that classic, Airplane:

Jiveman1: Sheeeet, man, that honkey mus' be messin' my old lady, got to be runnin' col' upsihd down his head! You Know?
Subtitle: GOLLY, THAT WHITE FELLOW SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM MY WIFE OR I WILL PUNCH HIM.
Jiveman2: Hey Holm, I can dig it! You know he ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap upon you man!
Subtitle: YES, HE IS WRONG FOR DOING THAT.
Jiveman1: I say hey sky, s'other say I won say, I pray to J I get the same ol' same ol.
Subtitle: I KNEW A MAN IN A SIMILAR PREDICAMENT, AND HE ENDED UP BEING SORRY.
Jiveman2: Knock yourself a pro slick. Gray matter back got perform' us' down I take TCBin, man'.
Subtitle: DON'T BE NAIVE ARTHUR. EACH OF US FACES A CLEAR MORAL CHOICE.
Jiveman1: You know wha' they say: See a broad to get that bodiac, lay'er down an' smack 'em yack 'em.
Subtitle: EARLY TO BED, EARLY TO RISE, MAKES A MAN HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE.
Together: Col' got to be! Yo!

Jiveman1: Bet babe, slide a piece a da porter, drink si' run th' java.
Subtitle: I WOULD LIKE THE STEAK PLEASE.
Jiveman2: Lookie here, I can dig grease and butter on some draggin' fruit garden.
Subtitle: I'LL HAVE THE FISH

Jiveman2: Mnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Attndnt: Can I get you something?
Jiveman2: S'mo fo butter layin' to the bone. Jackin' me up. Tightly.
Attndnt: I'm sorry I don't understand.
Jiveman1: Cutty say he cant hang.
Woman4: Oh stewardess, I speak jive.
Attndnt: Ohhhh, good.
Woman4: He said that he's in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.
Attndnt: Would you tell him to just relax and I'll be back as soon as I can with some medicine.
Woman4: Jus' hang loose blooood. She goonna catch up on the` rebound a de medcide.
Jiveman2: What it is big mamma, my mamma didn't raise no dummy, I dug her rap.
Woman4: Cut me som' slac' jak! Chump don wan no help, chump don git no help. Jive ass dude don got no brains anyhow.
Subtitle: HOW TRUE!
Together: Sheeeeeeet!
Subtitle: GOLLY.

Anthony Lewis | August 28, 2004
Classic scene. How come I don't have that one on DVD yet?

**smacking myself**

Erik Bates | August 28, 2004
Damn, why don't I have that one on DVD?

**smacking anthony**

Anthony Lewis | August 29, 2004
**allowing self to be smacked...THIS TIME**

LOL

Steve West | August 29, 2004
One of the rare moments in which I can relate a funny Latin story. The Romans (in Latin) had no equivalent for the Modern English V sound and the roman letter C was pronounced as the Modern English letter K. So, when Caesar announced boldly in Rome his conquest over the king of Pontus, "Veni, Vidi, Vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered), the Romans of the time would have heard "Wenny, Weedy, Weeky." Doesn't sound quite as impressive somehow.

Scott Horowitz | August 31, 2004
For all those who ever wanted to speak Klingon

I can understand Spanish. I also used to be pretty good at Hebrew.

Anna Gregoline | August 31, 2004
Klingon? Oh god no.

Lori Lancaster | August 31, 2004
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Scott Hardie | September 1, 2004
Erik: Un peu du Français. Je suis terrible à lui!


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