Friday, May 06, 2005

FYI, BRB, OMG, AFK, LOL, WTF?

Don't you just love internet jargon? So anyway, speaking of the internet, I thought this might be a good opportunity to let you in on some of my favorite sites, some of which I use all the time, some of which are just recent interesting discoveries of the moment.

First, a couple days ago I had got some excellent fudge that I ordered from Brigittine Monks that make it in Oregon. I got a pound of amaretto fudge and a pound of chocolate fudge royale with nuts. My wife and I watched something about them on Food Network a couple years ago, and I finally decided to actually give it a try.

Do you hate it when free sites require a ten minute sign-up so that you can gain access? Me too. This site solves that problem. Bookmark it or memorize it. It saves time and irritation, especially when trying to read the various news items that blogs link too.

This is a site I found through another blogger this week. It's damn funny! It's funny the way people that are on cell phones in a crowded city seem to be unaware that everyone can hear what they are saying, or maybe they don't care? Anyway, the site is here.

Having trouble with some phrase in German? Here is the place to go. I know that the "LEO" site is also popular, but this is what I have been using since I started practicing my German again a couple years ago. You can also curse me in German if you want. It'll be fun!

7 comments:

soundboyz said...

Eric, WTF??????CU Later!

soundboyz said...

K?

Erik Grow said...

Bah! F U! Hehheh.

corpus callosum said...

Yup, the Chemnitz site is good. I use it myself. A couple of the nice things about the LEO site though are that it has soundfiles of pronunciations (most of which are pretty good quality), and also links to the canoo site. In some other thread somewhere I mentioned the canoo site to you. Have you seen it? It's got some cool word root expansion features (the Wortbildung links), and also complete verb conjugations (Flexion).

canoo-net

Erik Grow said...

Yes, CC, I did see your recommendation before. My pronunciation is actually pretty good already. The Canoo site I have not seen. I will try it out, thank you! You are married to a German woman if I remember correctly, right?

nicnerd said...

Latley I have been weeing FTW, I had no idea what it meant. Finally, I was told it was For The Win! It is an epxression of joy or a rallying cry. /shrug

corpus callosum said...

Ja meine Frau ist Deutsch. Strangely, we don't speak german that much though, so I don't get much practice. Her English is perfect (most people can't even detect the accent), and so when we have something that's "important" to discuss, there just isn't a lot of patience for the restrictions of my current german vocabulary. Regardless, my pronunciation is also not a problem, but the LEO soundfiles are good for beginners.