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Purple_Ruby  ·  2177 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So I'm leaning (old) Greek

I live in the Midwest. I'm sure I had friends who spoke Spanish at home, but they weren't open about it in person. It's very whitewashed up here in certain areas. I did move to an area after college that was heavily Spanish, and I could have used it then had I remembered any of it. I picked up certain words from the stores and stuff, but nothing to really stick with me. We really need to change how we view foreign languages here.

We shouldn't be waiting until high school to learn a second language. But who decides what the second language we learn at the same time as we start 1st or 2nd grade will be?

Purple_Ruby  ·  2177 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Scifi club No. 10

I second Golem xiv, but I'm not sure where I can find it. It's not on the list on my e-book library. I'll have to see if they actually have a physical copy.

Purple_Ruby  ·  2177 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The tricky politics of the burkini backlash

Whoa! Thanks! I like that explanation!

The comic is awesome too. It really explained it well to me!

Purple_Ruby  ·  2178 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So I'm leaning (old) Greek

Interesting! I didn't realize there were different Greek languages, but now that I think of it, it makes sense, as English has gone through many changes.

I learned Latin in high school, for a year. Only because I was tired of French (3 years). Then in college I took Spanish and Anglo-Saxon English.

I wish I stuck with them. I can only do basics now. Even with Spanish, I never used it. I was told growing up, oh my gosh, you need to learn a second language, Spanish is it, etc etc. I took French to rebel, lol. Then I took Spanish, but I never, ever heard Spanish outside of the classroom, TV, and songs.

So it never stuck. I should start up again though. I just have to decide which one!

Purple_Ruby  ·  2178 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The tricky politics of the burkini backlash

Pardon me, but ethnography, what is that? I never could distinguish between race, ethnicity, and er.. well, I think that's it. Do you have a good source that could help break it down for me? Appreciate it!

Purple_Ruby  ·  2178 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The tricky politics of the burkini backlash

I never understood why they had a problem with this. Aren't some scuba suits head-to-toe? And surf wear?

I also didn't get it, because once upon a time, it was a crazy notion to even wear a bikini!

Purple_Ruby  ·  2178 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rekindling the scifi club

Hi! Can I join? This sounds awesome!

Purple_Ruby  ·  2178 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

Hi! Looking to figure out how to do this. So I'm introducing myself. Ruby here. I like reading, writing, crafts, drawing, decorating, collecting card decks and some other things. I love Batman, Harley Quinn, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Katana, ahhh... Star Trek, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, The Big Bang Theory, um... I love Joe Kenda! I love Halloween and Christmas. ET, The Nightmare Before Christmas, horror movies/psychological thrillers, with a few artsy indie types. I also like documentaries. I like to ride my bike. I have a recumbant (sp?) bike for rainy days. Not a fan. I want a regular stationary one, but it was what I could afford at the time. Okay, I think I've rambled enough!