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Oh Joel, your English is just fine! But on the subject, do you speak French? This is common and native language where you are, right?
So, if I say by not smoking the “odds are better” for me to reach 60, yes, this means the “odds are in my favor” making it more likely it will happen.
The term “odds” can be used either in favor or against, so that makes this one a bit harder to understand.
English is a very hard language. One of the things I love about here is meeting people from all over. I have to remember not assume they understand always our crazy idioms. I hope you will always ask if it isn’t clear.
You are very sweet Joel. I will be waiting for this barrel of chocolate milk some day for sure!
Yes, do you have a natural food store or a health food store there? They should have Kombucha. We have it in our regular grocery stores here too, but I’m not sure if this is true everywhere.
That makes sense Lorie. I just got confused with the word odds. No! I dont know French too. I am from India. I came Montreal for my postgraduate studies in computer networks.
I know! What part of India?
I ask because I think Americans are about the only place in the developed “free” world that are taught only one language. Reminds me of a joke. Want to hear it? Ok, not the same writing as in person, but here goes!
What do you call a person that speaks 3 languages? Trilingual
What do you call a person who speaks 2 languages? Bilingual
What do you call a person who speaks 1 language? American!
I joke about this but am just as guilty mostly. I did go to Oaxaca before my daughter was born for a couple of months to do a Spanish Immersion program. I don’t use it enough to be proficient for sure, but can scrape by if necessary. If you ever get the chance to go there Joel you should do it. It is an absolutely gorgeous part of Mexico. Also, I thought maybe you had picked Montreal because you maybe knew French. What is your native language called?
I also speak the language of chocolate milk! Haha!
English is so powerful language.. My mother tongue is called Malayalam. I bet you havent heard ofhaha. I too agree with that. There should be one universal language but it should not be imposed in a way that destroy the culture and tradition of the minorities. Infact i was able to communicate with you because of this language. How do you see people from other communities Lorie? I know there are Americans who discriminate people based on their color. I have a fair complexion but still i have faced some discrimination, subtle though. I am not telling you are like that. But it still persists right? Its so painful
You prove it all wrong Lorie, you are one of the sweetest person i have ever met. You are an American too.
Oh thank you Joel. You just made my night. You are so kind. It’s been a rough day as one of my kitties is sick and I’ve spent the day too much here just killing time and waiting to go to the vet, etc. He is very old, over 18 years, and very precious to me. He will make it a little longer I think. Now I get to go out in the crisp night air and walk! I’m excited to not smoke today more than days past. Thanks for sharing the journey. And yes, to what you said before, I agree, “the tru essence of life lies in it’s uncertainty “ I love this thought.
Wow Lorie you have a kittie? Thats cute. Is he fat? Kitties tend to be lazy and fat as they get older.They are vey cute. How beautiful life they have
Goodnight Lorie, i hope you will have a better sleep tonight. Take care.
Yes, I have 3 kitties and a small dog. I love animals very much and cannot imagine life without them. This one’s brother was kind of chubby, but this one is not. They were both big boys though, part Maine Coon and in his prime this one weighed about 17 pounds. Now he is a waif. My younger two are brother and sister and they are just right. I try not to let them get too chubby as like for us, it isn’t healthy. They all sleep with me too and I love it. Purring all night.
Good night Joel. I forget you are I think 3 hours ahead of me. Tomorrow will be your month right? We will have to celebrate!