biscuit wrote:kellysouthpaw wrote:I'm in love with Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory
biscuit wrote:I just can't help constantly talking about origins of words and kinship between languages etc. I generally look for connections not just between words, but ideas and terms, trying to trace them back to possible origins.
Also I tend to start my musings with: 'I'll tell you something funny about that/ I wonder if that is related to'..., which by now is enough to send the non-language-geeks running screaming from the room
My daughter usually listens to me, before replying in super dry fashion: "Yes, mum, that was funny..."
PsychoChique wrote:Also, Old English is much closer to present day German, and swear words come from German, not French, so being a smart arse, I tend to say "pardon my German" - not greatly funny, I know!!
I'm probably boring you already
biscuit wrote:I'm probably boring you already
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