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Old 08-12-2019, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default Anybody speak another language around the camp or home?

I went to see Omi and I always know when she ainít happy cuz she speaks German. I know you fellow who hunt Mexico surely speak fluent Spanish. What about the rest of yíall? I always get s kick out of the woman in Fredericksburg at the races donít think we understand Deutsch...
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:15 PM   #2
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Married a gal from Fredericksburg. When she starts speaking German I get a little scared.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:21 PM   #3
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Our landowner passed away two years ago, Fredericksburg, he spoke very fluent German to the elder hunters we have. His daughters and I know just the minimum. Wei Gehts?
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:22 PM   #4
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Iím not fluent but speak some Spanish. When Iím around people who are fluent, it just flows naturally until I start to stumble over words.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:28 PM   #5
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My wife grew up with deaf parents. She can do sign language.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:30 PM   #6
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My wife says I can speak fluent stupid sometimes.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:30 PM   #7
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I speak oilfield. Thatís a notch above cussin like a sailor.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:32 PM   #8
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Does a heavy west Texas redneck drawl count? I can see some people spines quiver while I talk!
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:33 PM   #9
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I have heard some folks that drank a lot speaking some strange languages around the fire.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:38 PM   #10
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I speak Low German. I can understand and speak some German also but not fluently.

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Old 08-12-2019, 09:11 PM   #11
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I seen a hunting ad about how they speak the language.

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Old 08-12-2019, 09:55 PM   #12
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Know a bit of Polish and Russian



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Old 08-12-2019, 09:58 PM   #13
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Does redneck, southern (deep south), some cajun and jive count?

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Old 08-12-2019, 10:04 PM   #14
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I speak oilfield. Thatís a notch above cussin like a sailor.
Thatís what I am going to tell my wife, she says I have to add the f word to every sentence. Thanks
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:12 PM   #15
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I can stumble through some TexMex/Spanglish.
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:37 PM   #16
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Iím fairly fluent in 3 languages. English, Sarcasm and Profanity
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:41 PM   #17
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I speak a little Spanish...used to be pretty fluent but have lost quite a bit of it over the years

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Old 08-12-2019, 10:43 PM   #18
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My dad spoke fluent Czech when he was in his 20ís back in the early 80ís with his grandmother who immigrated from Czechoslovakia. Now when the brews start flowing so does the entire families Czech vocab


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Old 08-12-2019, 10:44 PM   #19
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I used to completely understand polish and texmex. Now just bits and pieces. It's true, if you don't use it you lose it.

My Dad and Grandmother spoke polish in front of me, about me when they didn'twant me to know what they were talking about. Figured out what they were saying so they switched to texmex and I figured that out also. My Grandma was the cypher... she would speak a mix of all three at one time when she was on the phone with friends/family and I just filled in the blanks...
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:51 PM   #20
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I speak Spanish fluently. My wife and I usually speak both English and Spanish at home but mostly Spanish when we are with our parents even though my dad can speak English Fluently
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:54 PM   #21
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Soy el “Gringo Preferido”.

I’m in charge of everything south of the Rio Bravo in my company because of it.

Speaking, reading and writing Spanish has really helped along the way.

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Old 08-13-2019, 12:26 AM   #22
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I have heard some folks that drank a lot speaking some strange languages around the fire.
Separated by a common langue...........


Just for late night fun..............


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Old 08-13-2019, 06:41 AM   #23
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I don't speak another language, but when that yankee woman I married gets mad, you better hold on! I don't have any idea whats she says and I don't think I want to know.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:51 AM   #24
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I lived in Indonesia for several years and spoke it pretty well when I left, but it is pretty useless anywhere else....lol I really wish I could speak Spanish, took it for 2 years in high school, but never used it so I forgot 95% of it
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:56 AM   #25
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Conversational pig Latin here.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:59 AM   #26
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Conversational pig Latin here.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:05 AM   #27
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had a brazilian girlfriend back in the day. her parents spoke very broken english and was reliant on Portuguese. i didnt know this until i took her hunting one day and she got upset with something i did and started mumbling portuguese under her breath.. wow, was that sexy af.. i did everything i could to pizz her off as much as possible for the rest of the night..
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:09 AM   #28
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My Grandfather forbid anyone to speak any other language except MED DE GAN.
He was so proud to be an American, his native Italian was almost never spoken until he started yelling .
Nonna taught us some Italian, picked up some around the houses and most of us took it in high school. Funny the teachers always knew when we got help from our family. It was done in slang not proper Italian.
I can hold a simple conversation in Italian and I taught my sons a few words.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:22 AM   #29
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I used to understand bits a pieces of Hi and Low German. Paternal Grandparents immigrated from Germany in mid 1930's.

I used to be able to speak conversational Italian. I was stationed in Naples for 13 months in the early 90's. I dated an Italian.

Now I speak a smattering of Spanish. It's the native language of a majority of my Co-workers.

I don't speak any of it good anymore.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:29 AM   #30
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I recall some Vietnamese.

Mama san "You numba 10 GI. You beaucoup dien cai dau. You no come back here no mo."
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:32 AM   #31
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My wife calls her Mom everyday and it always starts out in English, then somewhere it turns to Spanish and usually ends in English again....I have no idea what they talk about.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:52 AM   #32
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I took three years of French in high school (well thought out plan for living in south central Texas, but the teacher was smoking hot). For the life of me, all I can remember is
ďje suis le gros fromageĒ.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:09 AM   #33
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I'm half Mexican (Dad's side). My Dad is fluent but I've only heard him speak Spanish twice in my life. Grandma lived with us for most of my childhood. I always asked her to teach me Spanish. She would say "No Mijo, you're white"

I still picked up a little growing up and then took Spanish in High School. Worked with Nothing but Latinos my first Machine Shop Job and my Spanglish wasn't too bad. But I've lost a lot of it over the years.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:35 AM   #34
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My dad spoke fluent Czech when he was in his 20ís back in the early 80ís with his grandmother who immigrated from Czechoslovakia. Now when the brews start flowing so does the entire families Czech vocab


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My childhood knowledge of Czech, which Iím told I demonstrated at a large gathering when asked ďBilly, do you know any Czech wordsĒ was a stream of profanities.

My Parents friends reminded me of the incident several times!

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Old 08-13-2019, 09:14 AM   #35
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years ago on a lease I had in Gillispie county the landowner was german and his ranch hand was mexican. they had worked together so long they could communicate in German and Mexican. However it was funny to listen to a german speak mexican and visa versa.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:26 AM   #36
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Italian / Irish heritage wife. 6 kids, 5 still at home. I find sarcasm and loud talking (I am not yelling, I am Italian) spoken often. I travel a bit for my job. It works.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:57 AM   #37
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Does drunkanese count?
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:03 AM   #38
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I can speak a little Czech and Russian thanks to my grandparents. My grandparents were Czech, were fluent, but didn't like to speak it much because they were proud to be Americans.

I remember my grandfather getting mad at a couple of checker girls speaking Spanish around him at a grocery store. He rattled off some Czech at them. God knows what he said, but they shut up really quick and asked him what he was talking about. He replied in English, "Now you know how everyone else feels when you speak that stuff. You're in America, speak English!" and walked off!

That was a long time ago. I don't think he could get away with saying that now.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:16 AM   #39
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I speak a little Spanish, but I need to be in a Spanish speaking country for a couple of days for it to come back conversationally.

My grandmother grew up in Kerrville. She won't cuss in English, but she can in German. When I was 12 or 13 I played penny poker one night with her and some other relatives at a family reunion. They could all cuss and palaver in German even though they were all 3 or more generations removed from the old country.
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:27 PM   #40
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I was pretty decent with Afrikaans as a kid living all over Africa. I had friends that spoke it and picked up enough to understand the conversation and get my point across. I miss South Africa. Great bunch of people.
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:51 PM   #41
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Portuguese, Spanish, German... im in Bolivia now 3 weeks
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:59 PM   #42
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We speak a foreign language at camp, Whiskeybeer. I canít understand a word of it unless we are up there.


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Old 08-13-2019, 06:02 PM   #43
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My brothers and I lived in Thailand, we speak decent Thai. We let Thai phrases rip when we don't want others around us to understand. We get really funny looks when three white guys start speaking in Thai around people in the US.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:07 PM   #44
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Most of the guys who hunt Mexico I've come to find out speak very little or no Spanish... sure makes it nice though if you can ask the cowboys a few questions " Donde Venado Grande? "
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:08 PM   #45
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Mainly profanity at the lease. It is what it is.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:45 PM   #46
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We speak a foreign language at camp, Whiskeybeer. I canít understand a word of it unless we are up there.


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That language is called cursive. Speaking in cursive is elegant


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Old 08-13-2019, 07:10 PM   #47
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I speak enough Spanish to get by in Mexico and enough Danish to get my face slapped.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:28 PM   #48
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Just random russian and finnish curse words...
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:32 PM   #49
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Fluent French, my German used to be better than my English, but I lost most of it not using it much. Some Italian, Spanish and Russian were useful at times, but that was so long ago.
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