April 26, 2005

Whah Do Yew Tink Ah Have Dis Out-Rag-ious Acc-ent, You Silly Kingah!

France Modern (trois fleurs-de-lis)
You are 'French'. In the nineteenth century, it
was the international language of diplomacy.
It is a 'beautiful' language, meaning that it
is really just a low-fidelity copy of Latin.

You know the importance of communicating
'diplomatically', which for you means both
being polite and friendly when necessary and
using sophisticated, vicious sarcasm when
appropriate. Your life is guided by either
existentialism or nihilism, depending on the
weather. You have a certain appreciation for
the finer things in life, which is a diplomatic
way of saying that you are a disgusting
hedonist. Your problem is that French has been
obsolete for a long time.

What obsolete skill are you?
brought to you by Quizilla

No, my problem is that I never actually learned it, something for which Mom chides me still. In fact, the Llama-ettes have a larger vocabulary than I do.

Yips! to Rachel at Tinkerty-Tonk, a localish blog new to me. (And note to Chai-Rista, she's a librarian, too!)

Posted by Robert at April 26, 2005 04:01 PM

"You are 'Gregg shorthand'. Originally designed to enable people to write faster, it is also very useful for writing things which one does not want other people to read, inasmuch as almost no one knows shorthand any more. You know how important it is to do things efficiently and on time. You also value your privacy, and (unlike some people) you do not pretend to be friends with just everyone; that would be ridiculous. When you do make friends, you take them seriously, and faithfully keep what they confide in you to yourself. Unfortunately, the work which you do (which is very important, of course) sometimes keeps you away from social activities, and you are often lonely. Your problem is that Gregg shorthand has been obsolete for a long time."

Some people know how to make a quiz work with very odd questions. That is a nearly perfect description of myself.

I always did want to learn shorthand. Too lazy, though.

Posted by: TheRoyalFamily at April 26, 2005 06:37 PM

QBASIC for me.

"You are very rational, and you think of things
in terms of logic and common sense.
Unfortunately, your emotionally unstable
friends may be put off by your devotion to
logic; they may even accuse you of pedantry and
insensitivity. "

Posted by: Owlish at April 27, 2005 02:58 PM
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