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Poll: How many real life (that is, not just online) frie...  
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Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
6 years ago | (4)
Depends on how you define "friend", it seems that everyone does it differently. I have one very close friend, we've been tight for years and are kind of like sisters. Like best friends, but far more so. I also have four other close friends, not as close as the first, and together the six of us form a pretty tight knit group. I have then have that wider circle that everyone seems to have - not friends, but more than acquaintances. School-friends, work-friends, and mutual friends, I don't really know what else to call them. The type of people you are comfortable having a conversation with at a party or forming a group with in class, but would never call up on your own. I answered six.

I tend to have a far narrower definition of friend than most, and much more rigid barriers between my various "levels" of friendship. Just based on how the poll was set up and other peoples answers, it seems that it is uncommon to separate people into different types of friendship, as I do. It's not that I'm an unfriendly person, it just takes a lot more for me to feel comfortable getting close to someone and opening up. I've several times been told that in conversations I direct to much of the talk towards the other person, or that people don't really know me as well as they ought to.
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Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
6 years ago | (3)
I know of them, and rather like some of their songs. I never really looked more into them. I liked them enough to be disappointed when they broke up, but not enough to devour their discography like I do with some other bands.
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Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
6 years ago | (0)
She likes the Beatles but not Eleanor Rigby? That's unusual, most people consider it one of their better songs.
I know what you mean about the song. It was nice when I just had it on in the background and I listened to the lyrics like just another instrument, but my perception of it completely changed (not in a bad way, just different) once I began to truly listen to it. It's very thought-provoking.

Procrastination has been responsible for quite a few of my visits, too :)
Poll: If you have this website bookmarked, which page sp...  
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Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
6 years ago | (2)
No, because I mostly use bookmarks to remember pages, not to navigate to them quickly. I use Chrome, and disabled the bookmarks bar to conserve space. If I was to bookmark Fig Hunter for quick access, I would bookmark the community hub.
Poll: Is English your native language?  
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Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
6 years ago | (0)
I think you mean polyglot [LINK] . A linguist is one who studies linguistics, the science of human language. [LINK] . A good summary of the difference: [LINK] . Also a good site in general, since you seem to be interested in learning languages.
Poll: Is English your native language?  
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Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
6 years ago | (0)
Try each out a bit, stick with whichever you enjoy using most. Keeping in mind that the more media available in a language the more fun and easy it is to learn.
Poll: Is English your native language?  
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6 years ago | (0)
Why are Latin, and Ancient and Kione Greek essential for "linguistic expertise"? Maybe I'm misinterpreting that phrase, but many linguists are monolingual, so there aren't any languages that are "essential". Besides, it seems like the best way to gather first-hand experience and varying perspectives about linguistics would be to learn a variety of different languages. And while Latin can be helpful if you plan on learning a plethora of languages, that is only so if that plethora contains multiple romance languages.

As far as pithyness goes, I think Japanese wins. A complete sentence requires nothing but a verb, and much information can be left to be implied from context. German is up there too, as it seems to have a word for everything, but its speakers' tendency to let sentences run on and on and on knock it out of the running.

And while it varies based on your goals for a universal language (I personally favor a universal language as an auxiliary language used for communication, especially technical/scientific), I don't think there is any logical choice other than a constructed language. Just which is open to much debate, as is whether we currently have one suitable. And Latin isn't all that suitable; it's vocabulary would need loads of additions to bring it into modern times, and it can be a pain to learn (have you ever seen "Life of Brian"?).
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Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
6 years ago | (0)
I'm a native English speaker. I've been told my accent is "off" - a combination of doing a bit too well eliminating my local accent and too much foreign media, I guess - but it's mostly generic American, similar to what most American newscasters use.

I'm learning Japanese on my own, and when my new semester starts next week I'll start learning German at school, though I haven't high hopes for that. I also know the most basic rudiments of Spanish, enough to form an understandable sentence and get by at the restaurant I work at.
Poll: Do you maximise your browser window?  
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Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
6 years ago | (3)
It varies. I sometimes have another program open while on the internet, and have it snapped to the right quarter of my screen, with Chrome snapped to the other 3/4. If I don't have that program open, then I have it maximized as I'm not really a fan of windows. I like my task-bar and tabbed-browsing, so I only go fullscreen if it's necessary, usually for games.
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Rating Orb E Eleanor Rigby 15 United States PhlegmaticCholeric 1184C 365F
6 years ago | (5)
Thank you for including Pastafarianism, it's often left out.
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