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Thread: Blah... giving a presentation in French class about my CPs tuesday...

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    Blah... giving a presentation in French class about my CPs tuesday...

    Two significant problems:

    1. I really can't speak French.
    2. I am a singularly awful public speaker.

    I'm bringing in three of my plants... my VFT, one of my ping's, and the nepenthes (ventricosa). I'm hoping they'll be too distracted by the really cool plants to notice my butchering of the French language Sadly my professor has "House"-like abilities in grammatical observation, and French has all these lovely subtleties in pronunciation that are completely lost in a Long Island accent... I'm doomed.

    Anyway... back to teaching my gerbil about les feuilles poisseuse, les pichets et les pieges (sticky leaves, pitchers and traps)

    Wish me luck!
    "Seeds? Oh yeah... sometimes I forget they grow from those. I feel like they should hatch or something."

    ~a friend's observation of my CP's

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    Your gerbil?

    Good luck! You'll need it!

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    hehehe he's a captive audience, he listens well
    "Seeds? Oh yeah... sometimes I forget they grow from those. I feel like they should hatch or something."

    ~a friend's observation of my CP's

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    I'm doing something similar for both spanish and latin, except the spanish one is for a competition

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonflower View Post
    I'm hoping they'll be too distracted by the really cool plants to notice my butchering of the French language
    Smoke and mirrors. Smoke and mirrors.

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    hehehe he's a captive audience, he listens well
    Not quite a captivated audience, but it'll do.

    I'm sure you'll do well! I used to always be really nervous about giving presentations and stuff. Not so bad now, but I did notice that back when it was a problem, if I was talking about CPs I could talk hours on end without problem.

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    Maybe one of our Canadian members can hekp you, like Mabudon or sszvein? I took French, way back when, with that same L.I accent.... oy vey! C'est domage!

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    my head teacher made me do a seminar for invited guests and governors about my plants. to make it worse, i also had to stay for drinks and socialising beforehand, and dinner afterwards. definitely not fun...

    fortunately it was in english

    i talk to my budgie. he starts to sing when he gets excited...


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