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misty1987

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About misty1987

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  • Birthday 12/07/1987

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  • Native tongue
    English
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    English
  1. I still to this day have to remind myself which one is the correct one to use in my sentence. To help me remember which one to use I do a sort of elimination process in my head. Say I wanted to write "Their hair was a complete mess". The first one I usually try to eliminate is 'They're', so I'll say to myself, 'they are, no that's not right'. I never get confused with 'there' so by process of elimination, I know the correct one to use is 'Their'. Complicated and somewhat unnecessary for a 26 year old but it works for me =)
  2. In my opinion, from the moment they are born. If you think about it a baby learns its native language from observing and listening to its parents talk. So if you incorporate a 2nd language when talking to your baby, alongside your native language then surely theres the possibility they could learn both. Heres an example... Saying Hello immediately followed by Bonjour. As the baby grows they'll associate that they mean the same, especially if accompanied by waving. It would be a slow process admittedly but it would be a good stepping stone to learning a new language.
  3. I think I'm addicted to using 'LOL'. It's like my fingers automatically go to L O L with every message I write, sometimes even if it's not funny (normally I would insert LOL here). I think I'm all LOL'd out now. Lol!
  4. My first word was the standard "dada". Nothing exciting there. But when I was starting to string short sentences together I would say "piss" instead of "kiss". Which caused no end of dirty looks or fits of laughter everytime I asked for a kiss. My daughters first word was "muma". Unless I count her most repetitive noise, which was "nein".
  5. As others have said, I think both are grammatically correct. Im a british girl and I would say "to have a bath" but "to take a shower". Guess it's a case of personal preference on what sounds right.
  6. Some idioms I know of and think are quite quirky, are... "Gone for a Burton", this was thought to have originated in the UK during WWII amongst the air force troops and was used to indicate that someone had died in action. "Pop your clogs", if I'm not mistaken, in the Victorian times 'pop' meant 'pawn'. And a working man who knows he is close to death may sell or pawn his clothes and clogs(which would have been he's most expensive, valuable possession), to pay for his funeral. "Tango Uniform", This is to do with the phonetic alphabet and means 'Tits Up'. Its another phrase that originated
  7. For me, the one word I have to double check myself on everytime, is definitely. I almost always write it as "definetely" but since my tablet does a sort of predictive text I'm able to spot the error straight away. I also have to watch my double consonants as in; occasion (spelt that wrong straight away..oops) and necessary. Like a lot of you, ive also had trouble with calendar, using an 'er' instead of 'ar'. I think the different spellings between America and England confuse matters too, especially if you are using an online tool to help with your spelling.
  8. Hi my name is Misty. Im 26 and a mum of two beautiful children. In my spare time I like to get creative. My current creation fad is making sock monkeys. I love sewing and drawing too. I also enjoy indulging in logic and crossword puzzles. I haven't studied a language in about 13 years and I have reached a point in my life where I am disappointed I didn't pursue it further. Id love to relearn French so I can teach my 3 year old daughter too. Eventually I would love to be fluent in many languages.
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