Bonjour!

hmm well, I'm NoodletwigMeow... it's sort of a mashup of old nicknames from junior high ('cause I was skinny and liked cats), as I couldn't come up with anything better without resorting to something generic and sorta shallow like KuteePye5438 or the like. I am nerdy to the core, love learning new languages, and have a somewhat scary obsession with the cute. I like to dance. And practice Tae Kwon Do. Reading and crafting are my two weaknesses... give me a book or yarn/cloth/paper/etc and NOTHING will get done until they run out. .... soo... yah. That's me in a nutshell. Pleased to meet y'all! ^_^

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You like languages too? Really? Which have you studied/poked at/collected umpteen books about that you haven't yet gotten to? (Err. You can guess the state of my bookshelves, can't you?)

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I'm Chinese, so I speak fluent Mandarin, and have been trying to learn Cantonese and Taiwanese from my friends, who are sorta indifferent to teaching me, so I may just have to take classes at some point in time.
I took Spanish and French in high school, and am at the point where I have very good reading and listening skills; not so much with all the conjugations. Well, I mean, I used to be pretty good at them, but not practicing has made me forget. Blarg.
I would take more language classes, but my current class load makes that rather impossible, which is sad, because I think that Italian and Portuguese and German would be fun to learn.
I thoroughly sympathize with the state of your bookshelves - mine are the same.

What about you?

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Oh, neat. I did French and Spanish in high school too, can read and occasionally communicate with native speakers (with the liberal mixing of these languages, of course!). I tried learning Mandarin in an intensive 8-credit class and despite getting a B, all I remember how to say is 'wo bu xihuan xue zhongwen' (& I've also forgotten the tone numbers). That class was pain, yo. Horrible teacher. Someday I'll get back to it, though. I've also taken an intro Irish class, which was neat. I am off-and-on trying to study Hebrew and Welsh on my own. Next fall I'm upping my credits with an intro Italian class, actually, so that should be fun (& hopefully easy, after this much French and Spanish).

Yay for language nerditude!

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I always end up speaking Sprench/Frespanol when I try to speak just one or the other too, lol.
Mandarin is a pretty hard language to learn - no cognates (beyond "mama" and "baba", anyway) and the tones are a pain to get if you haven't grown up hearing them. (I've tried Cantonese, which has more tones than Mandarin does, and I can only hear a few of them)
Ooh, Italian! is a tres awesome language. And Irish, Hebrew, and Welsh sound cool too. Maan... I wish they offered those here. Hmph. Oh well, I guess it's just as well they don't, I'd probably credit-overload myself taking all of them. *has bad case of sour grapes*
Nerditude FTW! ^_^

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...to be very careful trying to say anything in Chinese because it's not so much spoken as sung. I limit myself to "ni-howdy." Dirol

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Has got the be the best "chinese" i've heard in a long while. The other good one would be from way back in jr. high, when I was trying to teach my friend "Wo bu hui shuo zhong wen" (I can't speak Chinese) and he looked at me and said, "Wait, what was that about John Wayne?" The ROFLcopters attacked shortly after that.

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Something Firefly fans tend to say.

sarianna's picture

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I am quite jealous, you lucky heritage speaker, you! Smile And, for the Irish class, it wasn't even for credit, I was just taking it with 7-8 other people in this guy's living room, we used a little book called Progress in Irish that was decent (& there are recordings of it online). Everything else, I'm just doing on my own from books when I can. Oh, the dangers of going to the bookstore! Smile We rock, yes we do!

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I agree. Bookstores are hazardous places that should be avoided until one can afford a full brain and an empty pocketbook.

sarianna's picture

Devotee

I love that phrase, "a full brain and an empty pocketbook." What an apt description of education on the whole!
...and now, back to my previously-scheduled paper-writing. Wink

V's picture

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I gotta say--mashup or not, you have one of the coolest nicknames I've seen in a while. Nicely done.

NoodletwigMeow's picture

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^_^
I love your signature line. It is just the sort of thing that my friends and I continually say/laugh about.

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