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Tue May 22, 2012, 01:47 PM

Hello, my name is Tom. Welcome to DU!

I live in Uptown Minneapolis with my g/f and our dog Audrey, a pug-chihuahua mix. Went to college in Upstate NY with one year in Beijing.

Come on over to The Lounge!

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Reply Hello, my name is Tom. Welcome to DU! (Original post)
geardaddy May 2012 OP
Skinner May 2012 #1
geardaddy May 2012 #2
Ron Obvious May 2012 #3
geardaddy May 2012 #4
Ron Obvious May 2012 #7
geardaddy May 2012 #8
REP May 2012 #9
geardaddy May 2012 #10
myrna minx May 2012 #5
geardaddy May 2012 #6

Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 02:10 PM

1. Hi, Tom.

A year in Beijing? Very cool. Do you speak Mandarin?

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Response to Skinner (Reply #1)

Tue May 22, 2012, 02:13 PM

2. I do, but it's been a long time since I've spoken it.

I also lived for four years in Taipei teaching English.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 09:05 PM

3. I bet you're Welsh

Just a funny feeling I have.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #3)

Wed May 23, 2012, 12:57 PM

4. You bet right.

My grandmother's parents were from Wales.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #4)

Wed May 23, 2012, 05:02 PM

7. Wales is beautiful

Have you been there yet? The men there assemble in gangs to engage in close harmony singing and they speak funny, but Wales is a very beautiful place. The language Welsh is really just a plot against outsiders and doesn't actually exist, of course.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #7)

Wed May 23, 2012, 05:27 PM

8. Paid siarad lol.

Don't talk nonsense. Welsh is flourishing community language.

I have been there several times. I agree it's beautiful. I lived in Bangor for three months a few years ago, just north of the Snowdonia National Park.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #7)

Thu May 24, 2012, 05:18 AM

9. Cenadl heb iaith, cenadl heb garon

No, it's Welsh naming conventions that were done as a plot against their descendants.

My paternal great grandparents came from Bala to Arvonia, Kansas - one of many planned Welsh communities in the US. I'm Welsh through and through on my mother's side and Lithuanian on my fathers; an odd mix until one considers the two languages are related!

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Response to REP (Reply #9)

Thu May 24, 2012, 11:55 AM

10. Rwyt ti'n hollol cywir REP.

The language use by younger people is on the rise. The English always use that old cannard that it's only use it to talk about them behind their backs.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 01:07 PM

5. Hey neighbor

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #5)

Wed May 23, 2012, 01:49 PM

6. Hi!

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