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Languages I speak in the order of fluency, numbered in the order of acquirement

  • Native language: Danish
  • Strong third language: English - I try to write British English but am quite fluent in US idioms and slang too.
  • Strong sixth language: Dutch
  • Passable second language: Swedish
  • Rusty fourth: German - Dutch is smack between Danish and German so I'm like "Ik ben een Berliner"
  • Rusty fifth: French - not speaking it often enough to be really fluent, but tête-à-tête I can have a conversation about more zan ze wayzer :)

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awarded  Notable Question
2d
comment Different meanings of blow
That'll blow over if you do not blow it out of proportions
2d
comment 'work' or 'working'
Neither sounds very fluent to me
2d
comment Different meanings of blow
While the storm blew outside we blew the chance to blow the embers in the fireplace before the blow by blow telling of the story of the student who got blown in the back seat of the car.
Apr
16
revised Difference between “climate” and “weather” please
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Apr
16
comment Difference between “climate” and “weather” please
According to Wikipedia you do: Clima vs Tiempo atmosférico
Apr
16
comment Used with permission/by permission, which is correct?
Seem interchangeable - more so in British
Apr
16
revised what's the meaning of “To make the larger point”
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Apr
16
answered Pronunciations of different accent
Apr
16
comment I need to comment on Bill Gates's blog. In my comments I would frequently want to refer to him (I don't want to address him) with respect
He is American, his name is William. He will respond to Bill quite well :) I am often amused when a slew of sirs accompany Indian or Sri Langian requests
Apr
16
revised It's time we 'informed' the Senate
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Apr
16
comment 'betrayal' of expectations
why not? google.com/…
Apr
16
revised 'betrayal' of expectations
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Apr
16
comment Sun 'goes down' or 'comes down'?
When the sun goes down, it disappears under the horizon. Could it be that this man was waiting for the sun to get nearer the horizon but not disappear? Like in some vampire movies the friendly vampire can handle dusk but not full sunlight? I would not personally use "come down". The movie "Rio" has a song called "when the sun comes down". And it is idiomatically correct to say "when the sun comes up"
Apr
16
comment Good word for something physical that's inexplicable
Tangible phantom
Apr
16
revised Whats the difference between “my”, “i”, “myself”, “my own”
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Apr
16
comment When did “out of” come to mean “in”?
"based out of" sounds like it was taken over straight from nautical terms - synonym "hails from" so where is the confusion?
Apr
15
comment Meaning of “Military Cuts Our Specialty” in a barbershop window
This one ain't standard film.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/top-gun_l1.jpg
Apr
15
revised A word for someone reporting about other people to the government
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Apr
15
comment A word for someone reporting about other people to the government
Sure. But the main discussion was if snitch7grass could be used as a synonym for a denouncer or a non-criminal informer