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I Speak "Dude"

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    I Am a Valley Girl.

    When i moved back from California, i was a true blue Valley Girl! My accent was a novelty for kids at first, then they would tease...I didn't care over time it subsided, i still have my moments and people here get a kick out of it! It's funny because i seem to adapt accents when...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    I Always Had a Lot of Guy Friends So, Yeah,

    I speak fluent "dude" and although I don't use it in my everyday life anymore, all it takes is a few minutes with the "old gang" & I'm back in the swing of it.
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    Totally!

    I say "dude" way too much, but I love it. :) I'm from Florida and I live on the coast with all the surfers, how am I NOT supposed to say it? One thing I find kinda funny is my friends from England tease me about it. They mimic me, but they're really bad at it so it...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2008

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    My whole entire family speaks it except my sister and I!!!!! Every time we're at a family reunion we just sit there awkwardly. Like uh wut? lol!!! I can only speak a little and...
    samipee samipee 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I speak two languages fluently. I am born an American raised by Filipinos, White-Americans, Spaniards, and Hawaiians side of my mother's family. Both of my parents are mix. I am a...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    So my family/community like to have talking circles every once in a while. I very rarely speak... Like never. But when I do... Jk No but seriously, sometimes I feel the need to...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F Apr 11

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    its amazing actually- I am terrified of speaking in front of people. but I can sing with a lot less significant effort in front of several hundred. I do have a general stage fright...
    LadyWildFlower LadyWildFlower 22-25, F Mar 27

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    afraid of what will happen, if I speak up, speak out, let them know I'm hurting. but how do you tell someone who thinks you're perfectly fine, that you dread everyday before it...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F Apr 13

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    Everybody here can speak Finnish, Swedish and English (or at least they should but many people forget Swedish after school). In addition, I can speak German quite well. There are...
    DehFinn DehFinn 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a presentation to give at 12:30 this afternoon and I'm freaking out. I was supposed to present on Tuesday but we ran out of time and my professor let me off the hook and...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I do believe that actions do speak louder than words, I have had a lot of people in and out of my life they would tell me they are or were going to do something but it would never...
    CharmsGalaxy CharmsGalaxy 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I speak Vietnamese and English, sometimes when I speak English to my family members (who is Vietnamese) I tend to add Vietnamese word in there soemtimes :3
    Jessica2801 Jessica2801 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I speak fluent Spanish, and I can also write really good in that language. If you ever need help, or want to learn it, just message me.
    ElectrifiedArrow ElectrifiedArrow 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    When people ask how you been and the other person tells them your ok.... Or when I go doctors with my mum and they ask me what's wrong and she tells them :/ people need give me a...
    JonathanLovesToParty JonathanLovesToParty 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    The only person in the family that still knows zero Spanish. Although I have been surrounded by others that speak it, I just never picked it up.
    LewisWilliams LewisWilliams 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Yes , i really like that , iam now speaking the English and Arabic languages very fluently , i will add to them the German language as soon as possible , to have additional...
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Sometimes it is it is not in your favour to have your actions speak louder than your words but it is a great way to find out the deepest part of how people are. Your actions by...
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    if anyone wants to talk in german i am a native speaker. deutsch ist meine muttersprache jeder kann mit mir sprech wenn ihr wollt
    hassanhady hassanhady 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I really don't say anything When people give me the wrong meal at restaurants or my school cafe. I just take whatever they give me. Food is food. But I really need to stand up for...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    yes I believe action speak louder than words because if you trouble any of my siblings or my friends. I'm gonna fight you.
    unrrulytamii unrrulytamii 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I once had someone who I believed to be the one for me. for a 1.5yr the most incredible, wonderful relationship grew. then one day, like a light turning off, it went cold. I knew...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 5

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    All the rest of my family speaks Spanish but somehow me and my two sisters don't probably cuz our parents raised us talking English and never thought of teaching us idk y :P
    squiggled squiggled 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My family has deep roots in the Rio Grande valley, but never learned it growing as a white boy in Houston. I'm minoring in it at UH, and can read and write it reasonably well, but...
    Johnny7909 Johnny7909 22-25, M Apr 5

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    Yeah so I can surprise my friends when she starts speaking it with her family
    MyMindHurts01 MyMindHurts01 13-15, F Apr 6

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    This morning, a long-standing EP member made a number of allegations against me, including calling me a liar. As she blocked me before giving me a right to reply, I'll respond here...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Most businesses appreciate the military concept of gathering intelligence on their competitors. If a business can identify new opportunities and avoid competitive threats faster...
    anthonybourke anthonybourke 41-45, M Apr 9

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    I had a 6th grade teacher introduce me to public speaking and competing in oratorical contests. No other person has had a more positive impact on my self confidence and my personal...
    jeffngeorgia jeffngeorgia 46-50, M Apr 12

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    my primary language is spanish and when i went to school as a child i had to learn english. now i am 18 and can fluently speak, write, and read both spanish and english. i am...
    toopansy toopansy 18-21, F Apr 13

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    Action speak louder than words, unless you're a mime
    mr8bitmonster mr8bitmonster 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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    To keep things vague, I'll just say this: I speak 2 languages, but it's nothing special since everyone in my area does. We just don't use one of them that much unless there are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 13

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    Even in the age of technology I still have a fetish for speaking to people in person. If we are too far then I choose phone over texting and sending emails..I only like to text if...
    queenandcrown queenandcrown 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Actions really do speak louder than words. It goes like this, when you know you have done plenty to help a person out and they do say thank you a lot. While that is nice, it feels...
    Devilscar Devilscar 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    i speak French (my native language) and English
    jardougall jardougall 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I am a Sagittarius and a sassy southern woman. I speak my mind all the time. it has gotten me in trouble. Today I hate to bite my tongue to keep from telling off my ex husband. I...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want to learn to speak French and sign language which is technically learning another language
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I'm afraid if I speak my mind everyone will find me annoying/mean/stupid and they will leave me and I'll have no friends
    yoli5656 yoli5656 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I speak english, but my first language is swedish ^-^
    whaaatt whaaatt 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    From Brighton ,Sussex ,Britain Brighton is one of the nicest and touristic cities in the united kingdom ,I lived in Brighton for whole 8 years from the age of 20 until 29...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 18 hrs ago

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    From Brighton ,Sussex ,Britain Brighton is one of the nicest and touristic cities in the united kingdom ,I lived in Brighton for whole 8 years from the age of 20 until 29...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Our design is so flawed, so take everything and fill the gaps with selfless love
    psychedelicsuzy psychedelicsuzy 31-35, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Force of habit from having mostly guy friends I guess?
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M 2 days ago

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