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« on: 11/07/2008 23:47:00 »
Hi there!

I just found this forum a few days ago when I was searching an englishspeaking forum that would fit my interests. I had to find out, that this is not that easy (didn´t find a good forum for general book-discussions..they are allways related to special themes or authors).
But then I got to this forum and I´m amazed. The last few days I spend a bit with just reading through the sections, and what I found was quite intresting! So I decided to register today.
I hope you will be patient with me and my english-writing-skills. I was searching for an english forum, because i noticed, that understanding spoken and written english is just not the same, than to have to use it yourself. It´s so much harder to impress yourself, find the right words and (especially [:-\] ) tenses. But I would really like to get much more into this. And I thought being active in a forum would be a fun way. (so please feel free to correct me, if I´m doing the same mistake over and over again ;-) ).

Ny the way, I´m from Germany, 26 years old, student of a biological subject and therefor my major intrests are in biological, natural sciences.

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« Reply #1 on: 12/07/2008 02:12:28 »
WELCOME  ATROX !!!


Your English is better than mine...and it's my native language !!





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« Reply #2 on: 12/07/2008 07:58:00 »
Welcome atrox.. enjoy the forum and have a lot of fun expressing your self!

"Life is not measured by the number of Breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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« Reply #3 on: 12/07/2008 08:21:20 »
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It´s so much harder to impress yourself

 [;D] so true.... but of course I mean express [;)]

Thank you both!

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« Reply #4 on: 12/07/2008 10:19:23 »
Hi atrox & welcome from the internet legend DoctorBeaver  [:D]
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« Reply #5 on: 12/07/2008 12:57:40 »
Hi atrox & welcome from the internet legend DoctorBeaver  [:D]

This is true, DoctorBeaver is a legend !...he's a legendary ????? [;)]
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« Reply #6 on: 12/07/2008 14:23:59 »
Welcome atrox,

NKSforum is certainly a good practice for training in written english language.
Feel free to ask anything about vitamin D, "cod" and any other atrocity  [:D]
Enjoy your biological studies!
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« Reply #7 on: 12/07/2008 14:47:00 »
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It´s so much harder to impress yourself

 [;D] so true.... but of course I mean express [;)]

Thank you both!

Your welcome!! LOL... Yes I knew what you meant! Hee hee.. have fun in here and never hesitate to ask for help if needed...Welcome again!

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« Reply #8 on: 12/07/2008 17:38:26 »
Just learned a new word....atrocity [:D]

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« Reply #9 on: 13/07/2008 23:14:30 »
Welcome Atrox!

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« Reply #10 on: 15/07/2008 22:23:05 »
The English on this Forum is way below standard. It is full of common people with no linguistic skills. Doctor Beaver is the only person/animal that I would trust. He has a good turn of phrase.
Beware of inferior English.

Welcome to the lunatic asylum. I think you will fit in well. Straight jackets are against the far wall.
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« Reply #11 on: 16/07/2008 01:33:30 »
HELLO & WELCOME ATROX!

The English on this Forum is way below standard. It is full of common people with no linguistic skills. Doctor Beaver is the only person/animal that I would trust. He has a good turn of phrase.
Beware of inferior English.

Welcome to the lunatic asylum. I think you will fit in well. Straight jackets are against the far wall.


Well, I'm highly offended.  I always thunk I talkeded good! [:P]

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« Reply #12 on: 16/07/2008 02:53:08 »
OH MY GAWWWWWD, I am common!!!!! LOL LOL.....What am I going to do.......Oh Lord....NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Hee hee hee!

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« Reply #13 on: 16/07/2008 08:22:43 »
It is full of common people with no linguistic skills. Doctor Beaver is the only person/animal that I would trust. He has a good turn of phrase.
 

Do what? I fink you got dat wrong, innit!
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« Reply #14 on: 16/07/2008 08:23:56 »
OH MY GAWWWWWD, I am common!!!!! LOL LOL.....What am I going to do.......Oh Lord....NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Hee hee hee!

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« Reply #15 on: 16/07/2008 20:02:53 »
There is nothing like winding a you lot up. You lot are so easy...tee, hee. I hope I haven't frightened you off Atrox. If you like a bit of verbal sparring, you have come to the right place.
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« Reply #16 on: 16/07/2008 23:41:14 »
Haha...no...there has happen more than this to frighten me ;-p
I´m not scared of bad english....it´s around me all the time...and not only that...its also in my head  [;D]


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« Reply #17 on: 17/07/2008 00:09:10 »
If it's bad English you seek, then welcome, Atrox.

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« Reply #18 on: 17/07/2008 09:35:40 »
If you want to hear really bad English, talk to an American  [;D]
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« Reply #19 on: 17/07/2008 11:53:36 »
No...I have been in England (Liverpool) some years ago and worked in a hostel there... I think noone speaks worse than a trunken Scottish [;)]
amazing that its still called english  [::)]

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« Reply #20 on: 17/07/2008 12:03:45 »
Ah, so you know how to "go on the rob".
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rP1ZGgK_n9U

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« Reply #21 on: 17/07/2008 17:16:34 »
Atrox that is a really good start. You should join in on the "Just Chat" thread.
No...I have been in England (Liverpool) some years ago and worked in a hostel there... I think noone speaks worse than a trunken Scottish [;)]
amazing that its still called english  [::)]
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« Reply #22 on: 17/07/2008 19:17:05 »
Of course I do, Paul. The only reason why I spent my Time there.. and I bet you know what I ment with "work in a hostel"  [;)] [;D]
But it was somehow a pretty strange feeling to see some place in the city where I used to be everey day... felt a bit like a soft trace of homesickness..

But to be honest: Me and my friends and colleagues had some very creepy moments there, too.
...there was this moment, when I was standing at a busstopp and sudenly a girl standing next to me began to sream an reached for her eye. Some idiots had thrown an egg out of a driving car and it hit her eye.
Or the moment my colleague came home one evening with a new scar at his forehead...some idiots gave him a headbut out of the blue, only because he was there. They didn´t even speak to him.
Or some really stupid people... realising I came from Germany, they got aggressive, called me Hitler and such things... fortunately there were only a very small number of them...but the first time I got such an reaction, I was really really shocked!
I think, if I had know before, how dangerous Liverpool can be, I would have chosen another city to stay (ok...now I´m completely confused about the right tenses..)

@Make it Lady: Ok, I will have a look at this thread ;)

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« Reply #23 on: 18/07/2008 08:48:38 »
atrox - the word is "drunken" not "trunken". "Trunken" is what German elephants have  [:D]
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« Reply #24 on: 18/07/2008 12:59:43 »
oh...ok....thank you!
In german we would say "betrunken"... maybe I mixed it up ;-)

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« Reply #25 on: 18/07/2008 13:02:53 »
Ich weiß den.

Where in Germany do you live? I was in München for a year and later worked a lot in Frankfurt (actually Maintal just east of Frankfurt).
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« Reply #26 on: 18/07/2008 13:12:39 »
I lived in Munster, well, only for the year after I was born.

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« Reply #27 on: 18/07/2008 14:25:09 »
I lived in Munster, well, only for the year after I was born.

Which 1?

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« Reply #28 on: 18/07/2008 18:28:48 »
At the moment I live in Göttingen...near Frankfurt/Main in the very center of Germany. But I will move by the end of summer in late september... but I´m not sure in which city yet. Could be Greifswald at the Baltic Sea in the east of Germany, or Münster/Westfalen in the western area (I think thats also the Münster, Paul was speaking of...when you just say Münster, its usually this one...like its usually Frankfurt am Main when you just say Frankfurt). I used to live in Münster before, but only for a few month. Nice city...but I would love to live at the sea ;)
But originally I come from Leipzig, and I love it... so I´m a ´bit sorry, that I´m not able to live there, and maybe never will be. But it´s hard to find a Job there... these days you have to move a lot to make your way .. but thats also ok for me, I love to see new places..

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« Reply #29 on: 18/07/2008 20:17:38 »
Yes, I did mean Frankfurt-am-Main.

There's a very famous university at Göttingen - Georg-August. Some of the biggest names in science have studied or taught there:-

Max Born
Max Planck
J Robert Oppenheimer
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Johann Dirichlet

to name but a few.

I also believe that Otto von Bismark studied there.

By the way, did you know that it was King George II of England who ordered the university to be established?
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« Reply #30 on: 18/07/2008 20:48:30 »
no, i didn´t know that.

Oh well...then keep my name (oh yeah, that you don´t know *g*) in mind.. I´m studying Biodiversity and Ecologie here... well, in fact, not anymore...

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« Reply #31 on: 18/07/2008 20:54:38 »
You are destined for greatness!
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« Reply #32 on: 18/07/2008 21:14:18 »
Yes Liverpool is a law unto itself. This is why I will always be a country girl.
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« Reply #33 on: 18/07/2008 21:38:18 »
You are destined for greatness!

I allways knew *lol* ...but noone ever believed me...but they will in the end  *haha*

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« Reply #34 on: 18/07/2008 22:23:51 »
You are destined for greatness!

I allways knew *lol* ...but noone ever believed me...but they will in the end  *haha*

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« Reply #35 on: 18/07/2008 22:26:50 »
Maybe I become a second Charles Darwin [;D]

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« Reply #36 on: 18/07/2008 22:37:52 »
No. He had a beard  [:D]
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« Reply #37 on: 18/07/2008 22:40:02 »
hmm, maybe I have too.... [::)]

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« Reply #38 on: 18/07/2008 22:57:31 »
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