Nahhh. You speak 37 languages fluently? Then you know what person A is saying about you behind your back 24/7, or you have spend a good extra 30 seconds trying to remember what to say to this person (what does he speak again?).
oh please, won’t someone think of the migraines
Suddenly everyone wants you, because you can speak 37 different languages. You get quartered at high noon because you didn’t respond to fan mail A, or postcard F, or – heaven forbid :eek: - you forget to turn in your report at work for Advanced Communications on how to conjugate kiss your bosses arse in 13 different languages. Although, I suppose, if you knew 37 languages, you’d have a lot of people kissin’ your arse too! And what about the hatemail you get from the people who feel offended you didn’t choose their language?
Just imagine Disney World:
“You must be 3 feet to ride the Small World ride. Also, you must be able to speak French, Spanish, German, Austrian, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Japan, and Chinese, so that you may be able to communicate properly with the robots.”
I just quise per dire cela sie verfingen sich den Dieb at 6:31pm, at the estadio en la calle de Smithen: why would they have to speak in the same language for an entire sentence? Gotta make it interesting, folks!
Or, as a young student:
Bobby, you’re not allowed to go outside and play until you conjugated all of your verbs into these 7 languages, and then used all of them in example sentences, all languages must be represented in each example!
Or, on the straightdope:
Help! I need an answer for my homework!
Can anyone tell me how to properly translate Cecil Adam’s column from English, to Spanish for the odd numbered sentence, French for the even, all verbs in Swedish, and then back into English?
I need this in 57 minutes! Please hurry!
Or what if you felt left out because you had a horrible brain problem didn’t allow you to have them? or worst yet, what if you had one, and it got damaged, and you couldn’t get another one…ever? You’d kill yourself because of your stupidity…
and the worst:
if you were super intelligent, why would you need the SDMB? :eek: