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Old 02-09-2018, 12:22 PM
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I don't know if there is a story, unwritten, about a girl, a woman, who goes from one country (her native one) to another country where the language is different (but she speaks it) and works at a job she doesn't much care for (she would rather return to college and learn a new profession) while living with her dog and dabbling at writing on the internet with other dabblers (in a third language) as she remains unaware of an approaching Pirate flotilla.

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I'd read that. I'd buy it. Hell, I'd put my face on the cover. Write it!
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I'd read that. I'd buy it. Hell, I'd put my face on the cover. Write it!

By golly though pralina, Piercy is most certainly referencing you and your pirates and bilingualism. Yar, not sure about all the rest.. omens Nick P.? Why the sad title?
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By golly though pralina, Piercy is most certainly referencing you and your pirates and bilingualism. Yar, not sure about all the rest.. omens Nick P.? Why the sad title?
Oh I'm sure she sees my subject matter.

The title?
Panic attacks gotta suck.
Tears.
Pirate flotilla attack.
Terror.

And shouldn't someone who speaks three languages be classed as trilingual?
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The word trilingual always sounds like something yummy you’d find in some delicious street tacos to me.


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‘Trilingual’ makes me think about the lotus root. No idea why. Don’t google it if you have trypophobia.

Hey, Nick, so when can we read it? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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‘Trilingual’ makes me think about the lotus root. No idea why. Don’t google it if you have trypophobia.

Hey, Nick, so when can we read it? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
How does one travel from Poland to Alesund?
Is it plane only?
Are there ships?
Can one take a bus?
A train?


Yes, my geographical knowledge of the area needs ... ahem ... educating.
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You take a two trains - from Lublin to Warsaw, and Warsaw to Gdańsk, then you take a plane from Gdańsk to Ålesund and drive for an hour.

You could take a ferry from Poland to Sweden and drive or take train to Norway, but that would take about 2 days.
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You take a two trains - from Lublin to Warsaw, and Warsaw to Gdańsk, then you take a plane from Gdańsk to Ålesund and drive for an hour.

You could take a ferry from Poland to Sweden and drive or take train to Norway, but that would take about 2 days.

Quite remarkable.

At this time I may be the only American (of the common class) that now knows this.

Would you make the total miles traveled to be less than two thousand?
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It's 2400 km, so that's about 1500 miles.
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I'm figurin' you took the two trains, the plane and then the drive. And that took less than 2 days?

This varied mode of travel is not in my experience. Was the train riding all in a seat? No sleeping areas?
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Oh, that takes way less than two days. The drive through Sweden would take about two days, and I have never done that.

The way I usually travel is the trains+plane+car scenario and it takes on average 12 hours or so.

The trains take about 7-8 hours, no sleeping.
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