Monthly Archives: March 2014

When the Joy of Learning Makes Other People Uncomfortable

I love learning languages. I absolutely love it. So much, in fact, that I’m starting to get the feeling that it annoys other people. If I find out that someone speaks one of the languages I know, I’ll happily switch … Continue reading

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You Asked Him to Do What to Your What?

It’s funny how changing one single vowel can affect the meaning of an entire conversation. I learned this firsthand while hanging out with my host family about a week after I got to Argentina. They were having a family get … Continue reading

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What to Do When People Try to Rub Their Faces on You

I did write a post about my first week in Argentina, but it felt stilted and it was giving me writer’s block, so I deleted it. For all intents and purposes, it never happened. Got it? Alrighty then. The blog … Continue reading

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The Time I Accidentally Declared War on Mexico

For this to make sense, I should clarify something: I live in the southern United States. So far south, in fact, that I can literally see Mexico from my grandma’s front porch. Not just the land, either. We can watch … Continue reading

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