So, ... who are you?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Roerbakmix, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. svessien

    svessien Senior Member

    I’m very fond of the English language, especially when hearing it from one of the great British actors.
    My daughter is leaning towards the US, though. Much like I did when I was a teenager. She has watched all her tv-shows with both English sound and text since she was 11, and practices to «be an American» when she thinks I’m not listening.
    With time, she will learn to appreciate her Scandinavian heritage, I think. She always wants to hear a story. I told her about her great-great grandfather who was among those who volunteered to stand border watch towards Sweden in 1905, and got one of the 28 000 2kr Independence with crossed guns. She liked that, and wanted to see the coin. Progress.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2021
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    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Congratulations!!! As you're clearly well aware, American culture, much like the language, is inexhaustibly varied ...for good and ill!
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  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

  5. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    In the lab where I work, at a major research university with international reach, I am definitely in the minority as a native speaker of English. I am regularly impressed by how my colleagues, in addition to mastering very complex scientific and medical knowledge, also manage to express those concepts in quite good English. True, some are more proficient than others, but all are managing some impressive ability. I've worked with native speakers of Japanese, Mandarin, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian, Serbian, Dutch, Portuguese, Thai, and probably some that I'm forgetting, and all of them spoke English better than I spoke their languages. I've also been in the reverse situation while traveling and trying to use my very limited Spanish or Italian (or whatever phrases I could remember of any other language), and understand how frustrating it can be to be unable to express your thoughts to the people around you in anything but "baby-talk", if that. So, thank you to everyone who is struggling with their English- you're probably doing better than you think, and we (speaking on behalf of all Anglophones) appreciate your effort.
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  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    I have blessed with having traveled to several countries throughout the world for business. I tried to learn a little history, culture, and pleasantries within their language. I was fascinated that ENGLISH was the Lingua Franca of the Business world. However, it was fun to hear how many were speaking American English vs. English English when I met with folks. Generally, I felt it was 50/50 split. But, was fun to muse.
  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    Exactly as me...
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  9. otlichnik

    otlichnik Well-Known Member

    Ahhh, the great Cheech Marin. Cheech and Chong are still funny today.

  10. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    ...As with that much truly great humor (Richard Pryor, Russian jokes from the Soviet era....), part of what makes them so funny is the sheer unblinking Truthfulness of what they're talking about.
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  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE

    LOL, Yakov was AWESOME. I was in my undergrad years with many Russians my age attending school with me. (Cultural exchange programs) They were all hilarious with their jokes and wit!
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  12. svessien

    svessien Senior Member

    Just bringing this thread back to page 1, in case any new members want to show us the person behind their moniker. Which is always nice.
  13. coin_nut

    coin_nut Well-Known Member

    I have already introduced myself sometime earlier in this thread, and I would encourage others to do the same. We have a lot of very interesting people here who have yet to say hello and explain themselves a bit. No need to completely blow your cover or commit any security lapses, just a vague story will do.
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  14. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    may as well do a bit of a timeline
    Grandfather=USN SeaBee.. Electric boat.. metal fabricator (COIN COLLECTOR)
    Memere' (grandmother) Superwoman... Flapper, Mill worker, bakery owner, seamstress and made the best french meat pie on earth (don't even try to argue lol)
    Mom Superwoman as well raised 3 hellions and was VP of Statewide Insurance in RI at a time most women still didn't work.
    Father=US Marine sgt... Federal Products Eng.. (makers of precision measurement devices)
    HS Nerd/computer geek I'm talking punch cards and paper ribbon drives here lol (they will never amount to anything nope nope lol)
    Associates degree, J&W culinary arts (block island/NH ski seasonal work)
    USN Desert Storm vet.. BM2 USS Pensacola and BeachMaster Unit 2
    Fisherman, squidboat on east coast 3yrs 1 season crab west coast (never again lol)
    Son born..
    Associates degree metal fabrication.. 2yrs semi freelance silver work in RI some small gold..
    (More block island/NH ski seasonal work)
    Associates degree Computer science (Cabletron, NTPSoftware, Sunlight Software)
    more computer certs then i can count including MSP Cisco Ctron etc etc..
    5yrs CnC coder/eng/machinist/tool room Thompson center Arms.
    Medicaly retired at 40 VA Disability
    10+ years of idiotic quack Drs doing nothing of any real help.. fishing (recreational) and yardwork later we about up to now :D... Lots and lots of stuff left out but should explain alot of my oddities :D
    And Oh yeah... I paid off every damn one of my student loans by working my arse off doing whatever work i could find!
    Oops left out coin interests lol
    Ok I'm a bit of a copper freak, love my large cents and small cent as well as colonial copper.. otherwise a bit of silver a bit of gold.. will complete a 7070 one of these days lol
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2021
  15. coin_nut

    coin_nut Well-Known Member

    Good job, troop! Proud of ya! What kind of coins are you into collecting?
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  16. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..everytime this thread resurfaces...i turn the Who! :D...
  17. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    I already introduced myself many moons ago in this thread. Nice to hear from new folks, though.
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  18. jdmKY

    jdmKY Well-Known Member

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  19. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    Since many new members have joined the board since this thread was resurrected (April 2021), why not re-resurrect it :)
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  20. coin_nut

    coin_nut Well-Known Member

    Good idea, hope more CT members will introduce themselves. I just notice the word "supporter" is not there under my avatar. Seems like just a few months ago I crossed Pedro's palm with some argent. I must go check that out. Meanwhile, I am still me, slightly wacko and generally unfailingly polite (on here).
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  21. coin_nut

    coin_nut Well-Known Member

    Dummy me, there it is. Almost 100F here today, again. Hoping for a nice rain shower and some cooler winds.
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