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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 :)

Nov
24
revised What is the correct name for posts made on twitter?
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Nov
24
comment What does “not far wrong” mean?
dictionary.reverso.net/english-cobuild/not%20far%20wrong/out/… Someone or something that is not far wrong, not far out, or not far off is almost correct or almost accurate.
Nov
23
comment Is the valediction “see you later, alligator” used in English?
I would use once in a blue moon MUCH more frequently than once in a blue moon. Definitely much much more than raining cats and dogs unless I was being frivolous
Nov
23
comment Is the valediction “see you later, alligator” used in English?
@JanusBahsJacquet You mean when the usage went from 0.00000200% to 0.00000250% in British English?
Nov
22
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
21
comment What's the difference between “to brag” and “to boast”
They are synonyms - etymonline.com/index.php?term=boast - etymonline.com/index.php?term=brag
Nov
19
comment Book: There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book
Actually the capitalisation of the words in the title are also wrong. @FumbleFingers how is one to know unless one asks?
Nov
19
revised Book: There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book
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Nov
18
revised How can I describe a low temperature that doesn't actually feel cold?
Spelled my name correctly
Nov
18
comment How can I describe a low temperature that doesn't actually feel cold?
Fresh is a word I use.
Nov
17
revised Adjective that means “snake-like”
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Nov
16
comment “What” = “the thing” in the beginning of the sentence
What he didn't know was that in the future... Proofreading is off topic here
Nov
16
revised “What” = “the thing” in the beginning of the sentence
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Nov
16
revised Adjective that means “snake-like”
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Nov
16
comment Adjective that means “snake-like”
I would agree that a snake's behavior would be reptilian.
Nov
16
comment Adjective that means “snake-like”
Sinuous is the winding, not the being snakelike. I however expect the behavior of a snake to be reptilian as posted elsewhere.
Nov
15
comment Adjective that means “snake-like”
Yes, and bovine means "cow-like" - a bovine look means dumb with big eyes...
Nov
14
comment Adjective that means “snake-like”
Ophidian was already posted. Ophidia is the supergroup of lizards and snakes and no-one use that in daily speach, whereas the word serpent has been used for snakes since the first bibles.
Nov
14
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
14
comment Adjective that means “snake-like”
I know, hence the question. I did not see the need for negative connotations :)