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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?
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loosechanj
Feb. 22nd, 2005 10:59 am (UTC)
I always thought spanish sounded a lot more like latin than french.
caffeina
Feb. 22nd, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
Or... you know... Italian. :)
loosechanj
Feb. 22nd, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
Italian doesn't sound near as much like latin as spanish does.
caffeina
Feb. 22nd, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
QUIT STOMPING AROUND, KITTY!
foundsound
Feb. 24th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
It 's comforting to say that 'practice makes perfect'....
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.
caffeina
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
hmm. I fart in your general direction!
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