Quidnunc (kneeshooter) wrote,
Quidnunc
kneeshooter

Caricature

Having just been to my german class again, I'm convinced I've stepped onto the set of a sit-com. All the stereotypes are there - the old man who mumbles to himself, the overconfident professional, the mousey quiet woman and so on. Part of me is intrigued which one I am - so go on LJ - help me out with suggestions...

It's all good fun mind, but I do question the quality of some of the teaching - the instructor knows something (to reinforce learning, to encourage participation and interaction) but she's very fast, mumbles her target language and seems almost afraid to correct mistakes. I'd rather a bit more accuracy.

Also this evening I've installed the new version of Trillian. Apart from being more like Windows FisherPrice and taking up more screenestate to do the same thing it seems ok. However, the contextual links to wikipedia seem a little over-enthusisatic. I used the word "manage" in a conversation to mean "to apply principles of managment" and it thought I was talking about Belgium and offered me this:

Manage is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2004 Manage had a total population of 22,091 (10,820 males and 11,271 females). The total area is 19.68 km² which gives a population density of 1,122.33 inhabitants per km².
So, now I know...
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