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I'm afraid I'm still pretty ill and not able to keep up on things as I'd like to, but I had to share a little laugh I had this morning while doing my Norwegian lesson on Duolingo. I've just started and am still struggling with every word, which I think made it even funnier to me when I figured it out.



♥ to all.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth. Feel free to comment wherever you're comfortable.

Date: 2015-07-18 03:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_hannelore/
Il pleut des hommes!

Date: 2015-07-18 05:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pauraque
Je vois ce que tu as fait là.

Date: 2015-07-18 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] logospilgrim.livejournal.com
Ou, en bon Québécois, il mouille des hommes. ;-)

Take good care, most beloved! ♥

Date: 2015-07-18 11:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pauraque
Merci! ♥

Date: 2015-07-18 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kellychambliss.livejournal.com
Sorry you're ill! I hope things will look up soon. Maybe it can rain health instead of men.

Date: 2015-07-18 05:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pauraque
I wish it would! There seem to be a lot of people who need it right now. :\

Date: 2015-07-18 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thimble-kiss.livejournal.com
I sent you an email! :)

I'm so sorry to hear you've been ill; I looked back a few entries to see what was going on and it sounds like really exhausting and dispiriting stuff. I hope you have good and dedicated docs who'll sort this out and get you feeling better, ASAP! ((((hugs))))

I've been really slacking with LJ for months – didn't mean to, just got overwhelmed by RL. But I happened to log on tonight with my brand spanking new MacBook (brought it home yesterday and I'm in the first flush of love) and there was your subject line meeting me on the top of my f-page. Halleluja, det regner menn! I'm delighted that you've started to learn Norwegian! And hey, you never know when such a phrase can come in handy (if nowhere else, then maybe when singing karaoke in Norway? :P)

Date: 2015-07-18 11:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pauraque
Oooh, my Norwegian incantation has summoned forth a Roz! :D

I got your email and look forward to getting the chance to sit down and reply. I'm so glad things are looking up in your neck of the woods. ([livejournal.com profile] _hannelore saw the relevant Norwegian healthcare news online and shared it with me, so I did know about that and YAY for it turning out well.)

I've only taken baby steps on the Norwegian course so far, though I have managed to annoy my son by narrating his dinner ("Uh... Gutten... drikker... melk") which makes it completely worthwhile.

Jeg elsker deg! ♥

Date: 2015-07-19 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thimble-kiss.livejournal.com
It's enough to make a person believe in magic and stuff! :)

We were really happy with that report – of course it's going to take time because new structures will need to be planned and changes implemented from the ground up. But there's political will to do it now, it seems. The health ministry has been working at speed and got a law proposal about self-determined legal gender sent out before the summer holidays. It makes me happy that they're moving so quickly; it's a sign that they're seriously committed to change things.

Hah, the idea of Parker scowling over your Norwegian at dinner makes me giggle! You should teach him to say "Gi deg, pappa!"

Love you too, søtnos! :)

Date: 2015-07-20 02:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pauraque
Yes, we saw the bit about self-determined gender, too. If that goes through you'll be way ahead of the US in that area. In some states, even adults have to go before a judge and explain why they want their legal gender changed in front of the entire courtroom. :( They'd changed that requirement in California before I had to deal with it, but I still had to get a doctor to fill out a statement that my gender was male, as well as being "complete" and not "transitional". Pretty degrading, really.

Gi deg, pappa!

Sorry, I don't know this one! Is it an idiom? Trying to look it up didn't get me far.

Date: 2015-07-20 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thimble-kiss.livejournal.com
The courtroom thing sounds horrible! :( And I agree, the requirements that you faced were bad enough. Here, until the recent ruling that genital surgery won't be a requirement to change legal gender, you had to not only have a doctor comfirm you were 'complete', but it had to be the Oslo university transgender clinic (because they were the only ones qualified to make that call, apparently... wtf).

Norwegian lesson of today: 'Gi deg' literally means 'surrender', 'give yourself [up]', in the imperative, but it's also an idiomatic expression for 'stop it', as in, 'OMG stop it, Daaaad'. *g*

Date: 2015-07-19 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amanuensis1.livejournal.com
Ha, thank you for the laugh! Hope you feel better soon. *hugs*

Date: 2015-07-20 02:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pauraque
Thanks! *hugs*

Date: 2015-07-20 01:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamlane.livejournal.com
LOL!! Duolingo sounds fun. Oooh, and I see they have Ukranian. I've always wanted to learn a Slavic language...

Here's hoping both you and Hannelore get some relief from your ills very soon.

Date: 2015-07-20 02:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pauraque
Thanks! Duolingo is a great tool, especially for it being free. If you decide to check it out you can friend me there (zhebrica). You can send messages and see your friends' progress. :)

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