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The time-tested way to overcome language problems - the approach I used to learn French in the first place - is of course to find a volatile girlfriend who is fluent in the language. There is nothing like hysterical weeping over the phone at 3 a.m. to really flex your listening comprehension.

Maciej Ceglowski



 

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   |  More dubious copy

posted at 04:19 PM | | [2] |

This isn't really dubious guidance, strictly speaking. More like dubious marketing, or maybe more succinctly, WTF marketing. Check it out:

As in:
  • Wouldn't one expect a product to, like, work?
  • Is there a general expectation that (e.g.) knife sharpeners don't work?
  • When I am shopping for a knife sharpener, is the deciding factor that the manufacturer claims that their version actually is functional?
  • You can get a service mark (sm) on the phrase "This really works!" Really?
But, of course, you'll note that this is a package that belongs to me. So perhaps I should be asking myself these questions, eh?

More dubious guidance: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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