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he said he married me for my editing skillz
I helped D with his papers again this weekend. He always has me go over them to check for grammar, punctuation, and sense-making.

Here's what cracks me up. He writes like he's not a native English speaker. He's very wordy--more than I am--and phrases things awkwardly. One sentence, I was just like, "What does this even mean?" And he said, "I know, but I like the German structure." Dude wtf, why are you writing like you translated into German and then back into English? THAT'S JUST WEIRD.

I think we got it worked out. He takes about 90% of my suggestions, he says. This of course pisses me off because I want him to take 100%.

I have been working on my next chapter, too, in case anyone thought I forgot all about it. It sucks, and it's hard, but I'm working on it.

Dang, has it really been over three weeks since the last one? Yeah, I need to get cracking.

Current Mood: busy busy
Current Music: one tree hill on tv

4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
serena_b From: serena_b Date: August 23rd, 2010 02:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Lol, J always has me proofread anything he's written too, especially if it's important.

Does he speak German? Aren't most other languages sentence structures backwards compared to English? So funny. Lol.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 23rd, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
He speaks a little German but is mostly just a Germany fanboy after being stationed there in the army. I think he just likes being weird to annoy me, too.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: August 24th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha, thats funny.

My uncle was stationed there for a while when I was a kid...actually I think one of my cousins was born there now that I think about it.

Germany is one of the many homelands I lay claim to. My grandfather was German, his parents came from there, and he spoke fluent German. In WWII he was in Normandy and he was a translater. The only word I ever learned from him was scheissekopf, lol. (my mom's maiden name is Schwandtner...I am so glad I got an easy last name, lol!)
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 24th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
D tried to teach me a few phrases when we were traveling, but I've decided the only phrases I need to know in any language are "Thank you" and "Where is the bathroom?"
4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence