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  •  ALERT! Condi Rice Posting on Kos! (none)

     Uses the Nom de Kos "thingamabob"

      BenGoshi
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    "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." T.J.

    by BenGoshi on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 05:00:27 AM PST

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    •  Con dulcezza? (none)
      or con mozarella?

      SSssshhhh. It's me. But please, don't believe anything I say here--if you want to know about the real me, I publish on the web under the name "Jeff Gannon".

      "...there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii.

      by thingamabob on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 06:34:00 AM PST

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      •  I *still* want to hear you speak Russian. (none)

          I can't help wondering why NPR (whores!) said, the other day, "Although she speaks fluent Russian, the meeting was conducted in English."

          Well, isn't that interesting.  Her "fluent" Russian isn't as "fluent" as all that, it seems.

          As anyone who's ever tackled a foreign language knows (esp. a "non-romance" language),  1.  true fluency is close to impossible unless you've spent extensive (as in years) in that country, and  2.  even if you do come out of college, or back from student exchange with a close-to-fluency level, you've GOT to keep up with it (again, by visiting the country OFTEN) or it fades.  "Use it or lose it" is what we -- who know -- all say.  Spanish may be the exception for Americans, given the large Hispanic population in the U.S. and myriad opportunities to practice, if one wants to.  But Russian?!  Pshaw!  That woman is NOT "fluent" in Russian, though I'm sure she can do basic greetings, chit-chat, order a meal and ask where the train station is.  That is NOT "fluency."

          Another Bush Family Evil Empire lie .  .  .

         BenGoshi
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        "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." T.J.

        by BenGoshi on Fri Feb 11, 2005 at 06:52:08 AM PST

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