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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #1: January 09, 2019, 03:34:19 PM »
Makes ya proud he's on our team.

OT    Knew a guy from Nicaragua in the early 70s who learned English by watching "I Love Lucy".

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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #2: January 09, 2019, 03:38:17 PM »
OT    Knew a guy from Nicaragua in the early 70s who learned English by watching "I Love Lucy".

There were these two brothers back in the 1980's.  One spoke no English, one learned English from watching Wide World of Sports.  So you tell me… Which is better, speaking no English at all, or speaking Howard Cosell?





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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #3: January 09, 2019, 03:43:59 PM »
There were these two brothers back in the 1980's.  One spoke no English, one learned English from watching Wide World of Sports.  So you tell me… Which is better, speaking no English at all, or speaking Howard Cosell?

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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #5: January 09, 2019, 03:50:55 PM »
What App did he use?

it didn't say in the story. :(

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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #6: January 09, 2019, 03:50:58 PM »
I was doin' my walk about the other day and ran into a Spanish speaking family looking for directions.    My Spanish is elementary at best.    Their English was about the same level.     The dad spoke into his phone in Spanish and the English translation appeared on the screen.    Amazing.

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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #7: January 09, 2019, 04:04:06 PM »
I was doin' my walk about the other day and ran into a Spanish speaking family looking for directions.    My Spanish is elementary at best.    Their English was about the same level.     The dad spoke into his phone in Spanish and the English translation appeared on the screen.    Amazing.

I think we are 10-15 years away from a universal translator, ala star trek

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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #8: January 09, 2019, 04:08:44 PM »
I think we are 10-15 years away from a universal translator, ala star trek

already here:

https://translator.microsoft.com


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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #9: January 09, 2019, 04:31:05 PM »
There were these two brothers back in the 1980's.  One spoke no English, one learned English from watching Wide World of Sports.  So you tell me… Which is better, speaking no English at all, or speaking Howard Cosell?

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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #10: January 09, 2019, 04:41:44 PM »
um have we been calling him Childish Bambino all along and I missed it, or imref did you make that up? Either way, it's brilliant :clap:

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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #11: January 09, 2019, 04:52:55 PM »
um have we been calling him Childish Bambino all along and I missed it, or imref did you make that up? Either way, it's brilliant :clap:

It's been a thing at least since June. And I don't think imref made it up.

https://districtondeck.com/2018/06/15/washington-nationals-juan-soto-childish-bambino/

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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #12: January 09, 2019, 04:53:00 PM »
um have we been calling him Childish Bambino all along and I missed it, or imref did you make that up? Either way, it's brilliant :clap:

it's been floating around for a while.   There's even a shirt:
https://www.federalbaseball.com/2018/6/15/17464268/washington-nationals-juan-soto-childish-bambino-t-shirt-from-breaking-t


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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #13: January 09, 2019, 05:15:36 PM »
Totally missed it! but it's still awesome!

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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #14: January 09, 2019, 06:03:42 PM »
I was doin' my walk about the other day and ran into a Spanish speaking family looking for directions.    My Spanish is elementary at best.    Their English was about the same level.     The dad spoke into his phone in Spanish and the English translation appeared on the screen.    Amazing.

Google Translate has been doing that for a few years and there's even an audio component. In other words, he could have had the English translation read to you by a voice that sounds like your GPS.:-)

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Re: Childish Bambino (aka Juan Soto) 2019
« Reply #15: January 09, 2019, 06:06:46 PM »
Google Translate has been doing that for a few years and there's even an audio component. In other words, he could have had the English translation read to you by a voice that sounds like your GPS.:-)

My son tells me the only reason I turn the GPS on is so I can have someone to argue with.     It was my first experience with the app (no personal smart phone).      I hope they found their way to Western Union.     There was a guy who stopped in an SUV who spoke Spanish.    He could probably tell we weren't doing well.      They had a short conversation.    Jumped in the truck and off they went.     I got a tag number  ....   lookin' out for the kids.