Questionnaire: Getting to Know Each Other

LV4-26

Senior Member
1. What is your country of birth? France
2. What is your current country of residence? France
3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. approximately 1,79 meters and a half
4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Only when I don't shave for a few days but generally none. However, for about 18 months in the late 70s, I looked like Father Christmas.
5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) OK I won't answer but this is discriminatory :D
6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? sweet dishes (deserts) and peanuts
7. What is your favorite word? It changes everyday.
8. What is your least favorite word? today :"un challenge" (in French)
9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? anything that illustrates that the human being can be something else than a producer and/or consumer of goods. The sight of any human activity that escapes the economical cycle.
10. What turns you off? The concept of "achievement" (as related to individual economical achievement).
11. What are your favorite books? detective novels
12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Naming only a few wouldn't be fair to the others...At the moment, I'm quite fond of Daniel Pennac.
13. Who are your favorite painters? Don't know. I've got absolutely no culture in that field. Off the top of my head : Dali, Courbet...
14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? James Jenner (the protagonist in the English book I've translated). Helen Ripley (Alien saga)...Mmm..did I hear somebody snigger? :mad: :D
15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? are there any heroes in real life ?
16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jesus Christ...
17. What profession other than your own would you have liked to attempt? jet pilot (for about 50 years now :))
18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? England
19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Don't know. Composing music* and falling in love, maybe. *Better : attending concerts or watching films in which my own music is played. (decided to say the truth, however vain it may sound :()
20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? to be told how long you still have to live...especially if it's short.
21. What do you value most in your friends? sense of humour
22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? seduction (sexualized and otherwise).
23. How would you like to die? without being aware of it.
24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? All your life you've been thinking you weren't worth much. Now I can tell you : you've been great. Only nobody noticed.
25. What is your motto? I've got two : 1. Je ne veux pas le savoir 2. C'est comme vous voulez :p
Now those aren't own-chosen mottos. I just realized that's the way I am, whether I like it or not. :)
Forgot one :
3. Gloire à qui n'ayant pas d'idéal sacro-saint se borne à ne pas trop
emmerder ses voisins
(G.Brassens).

Three Four bonus questions:

26. Why did you join WR? There was an expression I couldn't find in the dictionary and google didn't help much. So I looked up in the WR dictionary and was told, if the answer wasn't satisfying, I could ask in the forum where the people were said to be kind...they were indeed.
27. What have you learned since joining WR? that there are people all around the world I can take pleasure in talking with.
28. What is your favorite thing about WR? As someone else said : sharing humour with people.
29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate. Black (I mean not the one with milk) chocolate. Fine__ black___ chocolate

There we are. Hope I won't have to edit that post tomorrow because everything will have changed overnight. :)

EDIT : Looks like it's "dark" chocolate (not black). Thanks KateNicole.
 
  • Eugin

    Senior Member
    Argentina (Spanish)
    1. What is your country of birth? Argentina

    2. What is your current country of residence?
    Argentina

    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    1.62 mts.

    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) When at work: elegant but comfy; when not working, comfy but modern style (jeans mostly)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Italian food (pasta & pizza) / Asado
    7. What is your favourite word? “te quiero”; “te amo” (which are not spoken to everyone!!); peace
    8. What is your least favorite word? resignation
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? The love of the people I love; Sunsets
    10. What turns you off? Politics; the evil in people
    11. What are your favorite books? Confieso que he vivido (Neruda); El amor en los tiempos del cólera (García Márquez)
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Neruda/ García Marquez/ Cortázar/ Bioy Casares/ Isabel Allende/ Dickens
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Not an art’s fan; I prefer to explore/ admire God’s art “in the flesh”
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?Not have many, but if I think hard: Mafalda
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Mahatma Gandhi; my mother
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Anyone who has made something good to make this place a better place to live in
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Actress or Musician (sax or piano player)
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Australia
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Not having regrets for anything I have done (or have not done) and accepting people just the way they are
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? To see children and old people die of hunger.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Being honest enough so as to not being afraid of expressing their points of view, in spite of having different opinions; their capacity of laughing with me as well as crying with me.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Gift of singing and the gift of other people who devoted their life to leave a (positive) trace in this world
    23. How would you like to die? Very old and while sleeping, without noticing
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Welcome, dear! Let me show you the way to your new home"
    25. What is your motto? “Love yourself and you will learn to love others” (said by my mother)


    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    By accident, looking for a horrible legal term for my translations
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? As others have answered: how much I still have to learn and how many people are out there willing to help!!!

    28. What is your favourite thing about WR?
    For language lovers, the chance of learning/ improving the languages one would like to learn/ improve.

    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    (Aguante el) ¡dulce de leche!!!:p :D ;)
     

    krimo

    Senior Member
    France, français
    1. What is your country of birth? France

    2. What is your current country of residence?
    France

    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    1m75 (5'9")

    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Entirely shaved

    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? I love fruit cocktaïls

    7. What is your favourite word? Don't have any 8. What is your least favorite word? Idem
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Hugs, some songs, and all kinds beautiful things
    10. What turns you off? Can't think of anything right now but, maybe some people
    11. What are your favorite books? Stupeur et Tremblements (Amélie Nothomb) and some parts of the Hagakuré
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? ... :p
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Géricault, Delacroix, Pollock (nah just kidding :p)
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?Nothing now but when I was younger, Superman.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Don't know if there's any hero in the world...
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? See number 10 :D
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Cop, and to be more accurate, a detective.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Haven't travelled a lot but I'm pretty attracted by the Scandinavian countries, Australia, United States and South America Countries.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Be free.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Plenty of things are apalling, I can't answer.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Be there when needed
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Play the guitar !:)
    23. How would you like to die? Happy
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I don't believe in God but well, since we have to anwer : "Hi there, do whatever you want!"
    25. What is your motto? Don't have one.


    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    To ask a question !
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Plenty of things

    28. What is your favourite thing about WR?
    'Meeting' foreign people

    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Kebab!:D (ok ok, Nutella...:p)
     

    Fernando

    Senior Member
    Spain, Spanish
    1. What is your country of birth? Spain
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    A bit confused. Ask Zapatero.
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    Enough.
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    My facial hair is hardly an adornment.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    This question is sexist. Why do you not ask about her hair adornments?
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Spanish omelette, Iberic ham, cured cheese.

    7. What is your favorite word?
    We need more context. With only a word, we can not know if it is beautiful or not.
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    All words meaning "shit" in several language achieve to convey the smell.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    A woman looking at me. Not very original (nor often).
    10.
    What turns you off? Incompetence.
    11.
    What are your favorite books? El Aleph, The Steppenwolf.
    12.
    Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Borges, Garcilaso, Calderón, Shakespeare, Hesse.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Murillo, Tiziano.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Harry Haller.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? As diegodbs, my parents. I mean, MY PARENTS, not his..16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Cato the minor.

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Harem owner.[/COLOR]
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Earth.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Endless reading,... with a Spanish omelette at hand.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Robinson's life.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Silence.
    22.
    What natural gift would you most like to possess? Exactly what you are thinking about. Even a bit longer.
    23. How would you like to die? In the Thermopylae (of course).

    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    "You had reason in all you said".
    25. What is your motto? Vespa.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Learning English.27. What have you learned since joining WR? Some of English.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? People.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Outrageous: Chocolate, of course.
     

    DearPrudence

    Dépêche Mod (AL mod)
    IdF
    French (lower Normandy)
    1. What is your country of birth? Where William the Conqueror was born.
    2. What is your current country of residence? where Charles I was imprisoned before being executed (a few hundred yards away). But back to France soon.
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. I've stopped measuring myself, it's too depressing. But I'm a tiny bit taller than Kylie Minogue (though I look far shorter).
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. I'm trying to grow sideburns.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…). Not fashionable, not classy either. Anything that fits me. Usually jeans and T-shirts.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? pasta, pizza. So Italian food. English puddings: delicious in general.
    7. What is your favorite word? brilliant (and "stupid git". Sorry. A word I say a lot too)
    8. What is your least favorite word? serendipity
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music, writing anything (as you can see), watching DVDs in my bed.
    10. What turns you off? In a person: lack of humour, dishonesty. Otherwise, the weather forecast. I never understood what was so exciting about it.
    11. What are your favorite books? when I was far younger it was “la trahison des dieux” by Marion Zimmer Bradley (fan of Greek mythology) but now I just read anything: from detective novels to newspapers and packets of cereals.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? I love sonnet CXXX by Shakespeare but I don’t think I have a favourite writer or poet.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Dalí, Monet
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Daria, Grimmy
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Michael Palin, Gotlib and no surprise George Harrison
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? I couldn’t think of any so I put Frederic Chopin here.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? musician
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? I would say any country in the British Isles.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? inner peace, enjoying every little pleasure. Or a guitar and a place to sing very loud.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? being me. :D No, kidding. Being with me then.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? reliability, sense of humour
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? stop being a social cripple and manage to talk to people (and of course, be completely bilingual at least).
    23. How would you like to die? in the prime of life, at about 70 or 80 but not older if I’m a complete waste, deaf, blind with an awfully painful body.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Jam session!
    25. What is your motto? “Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friend”. Not really my motto but it’s the only thing I could think of.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I was looking for a porn site and came across this one by accident. No, I guess as everybody, pure chance, not finding a word.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? stay humble + a lot of words and expressions
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? learning in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? chocolate. And by the way, my favourite chocolates have been “out of stock temporarily” … for 2 months. I’m going crazy really.
     

    robbie_SWE

    Senior Member
    Trilingual: Swedish, Romanian & English
    1. What is your country of birth?
    I was born in Romania.
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    I've been living here in Sweden for the past 14 years.
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    I'm 188 cm.
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    Sideburns :D
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    I have so many, hard to choose! Anything Italian or French.
    7. What is your favorite word?
    Have many favorit words. In Swedish it must be "kärlek" (love), in Romanian "dor" (similar to the Italian mancanza, but stronger)
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Depends on the context, can't decide without!
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Think it must be talking with people I like and listening to music.
    10. What turns you off?
    A lack of humour, people who state false facts and ignorant people.
    11. What are your favorite books?
    I have so many! Mostly modern pocket books that you can take with you on the bus or train. :)
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Marika Cobold Hjörne is a favorite and the "oldies" (Kafka, Zola etc)
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    Monet is a favorite and all the Renaissance painters.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Have none, never bought the concept of a heroe.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    I'll be old-fashioned and say my parents :p
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    The Roman Emperors, Napoleon and Churchill.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Due to the fact that I'm a student, I haven't even started to work.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Italy or France (England would be a dream)!
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Living like an epicurist, just enjoying life as it comes.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Being lonely, having nobody around you.
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Their honesty and humour!
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    Maybe the ability to read a womans mind :rolleyes: .
    23. How would you like to die?
    Old in my own bed.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    "You've achieved the meaning of life".
    25. What is your motto?
    "Cogito ergo sum" and "Carpe diem" (couldn't think of any better :D )

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    Because I study so many languages, I needed a forum where I could improve them.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    Don't really know...maybe some small French rules...??!!
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    All the members who come from so many different countries.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    Mille scuze tutti gli italiani, ma io preferisco CHOCOLATE :p
     

    winnie

    Senior Member
    italy, italian
    1. What is your country of birth? Italy
    2. What is your current country of residence? Italy
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 178 cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. beard and whiskers moustache
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Italian, Chinese... even English
    7. What is your favorite word? agremeent
    8. What is your least favorite word? war, deforestation, spoiling... too many, indeed!
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? hiking & trekking
    10. What turns you off? consumer society
    11. What are your favorite books? A man in full (Tom Wolfe), Monsieur Malaussène (Daniel Pennac or Pennacchioni), Julian (Gore Vidal), Mount Analogue (René Daumal), Lempriere's Dictionary (Lawrence Norfolk) and many many others
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Edgar Lee Master/ writers: all the above plus Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, P.G. Wodehouse, Isaac Singer, Tom Robbins, Italo Calvino, Cesare Pavese, Henning Mankell, Andrei Kurkov, Nikolaj Gogol', Michail Bulgakov, Saul Bellow, Coupland Douglas... please stop me
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Jerònimo Bosch, Giorgio de Chirico, Pieter Brugel, Giotto
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Hagar the Horrible, Rincewind,
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? People who care
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Federico II di Svevia
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Astronome
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? EIRE, Canada
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? To live in peace without spoiling Earth
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Treachery
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Honesty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Wisdom
    23. How would you like to die? Well I don't want to die...
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? There must be an error!
    25. What is your motto? Allright!

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? After so many years I had the urge to unrust my English
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? There is a lot of nice and friendly people out there
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The happily collaboration
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? No doubt: DARK
     

    Elisa68

    Senior Member
    Italian
    1. What is your country of birth?
    Italy
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    US (Maryland)
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    170 centimeters
    5. How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    Stylish, of course :rolleyes:
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Italian: Pasta; Japanese: Sushi
    7. What is your favorite word?
    Family
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Misunderstanding
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Love, books, music, friends
    10. What turns you off?
    Squabbles
    11. What are your favorite books?
    Books :)
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    The Classics
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    Vincent Van Gogh
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    None
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    A lot
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Jesus Christ
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Librarian
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Australia
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    To be with people I love
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    To be left behind
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Knowing that they are there for me when I need them
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    Wisdom
    23. How would you like to die?
    Not in loneliness.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    "And you are...?"
    25. What is your motto?
    Know your limits and accept them

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    I was looking for a word
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    That I don't know Italian :eek: :D
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    The Italian/English Forum (obviously, I mean the people...)
    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    I can't live without dark chocolate, but i can't live without Nutella either... do I have to choose?
     

    Miguelillo 87

    Senior Member
    México español
    1. What is your country of birth? Mexico
    2. What is your current country of residence? México
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1 80 cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. None
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Mexican of course, Russian and italian.
    7. What is your favorite word? BOLUDO!!!!
    8. What is your least favorite word? ECOCIDIO
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? TO READ
    10. What turns you off? EXAMS
    11. What are your favorite books? 1984 (George Orwell) UN MUNDO FELIZ (Aldous Huxley)
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Netzahualcoyotl, Gabriel García Marquez. Edgar Allan Poe.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Frida Kahlo , Picasso, Van Gogh and Miguel angel
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? SUPERMAN,BATMAN
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Madre Teresa de Calcuta, Nelson Mandela.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Cuahtemoc.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Architect.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Canada, France, Australia
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? No polluting,No war, YES ECOLOGY.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? TO BE OLD AND ALONE.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Solidarity
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Play the violin.
    23. How would you like to die? sleeping
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You were good.
    25. What is your motto? give without expect anything on return

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? for its forums.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That everyday you learn something
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Always get what I want
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? CHOCOLATE YOOMIE!!!!
     

    OlivierG

    Senior Member
    France / Français
    1. What is your country of birth? France
    2. What is your current country of residence? France
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.76m
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Moustache. I let it grew up in its natural environment for years.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Traditional food from S-W of France, any kind of dessert (cakes, pies, ice-creams...)
    7. What is your favorite word? Certes
    8. What is your least favorite word? Concupiscent
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? A nice problem of logic or math, the sunshine after downpour, a candied cherry on top of a heap of chantilly cream
    10. What turns you off? men -and women- seeking for power and money, car horns in traffic-jam, most of modern art (sorry for the amateurs)
    11. What are your favorite books? Sci-Fi from the 50's
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Asimov, Sheckley, Simak... Baudelaire and Jules Verne
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I don't know any well enough to have a favorite.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Richard Gregor & Jack Arnold (A.A.A Ace)
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? No name comes to my mind right now...
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? None. I'm not fond of heroes, it seems.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? None. I'm rather happy with my current profession.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Anywhere with a warm weather, blue sea and large beaches. :)
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Just a little bit more tolerance and empathy would be already a good start.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? When your main aim in life is to live somebody else's.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Being willing to do anything for me, while knowing I'll never ask them to.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Being gifted in music, sitting in front of a piano and touch the audience.
    23. How would you like to die? Well, I'm not sure I'd like it anyway.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? So, it wasn't a legend, you really exist! :)
    25. What is your motto? Never procrastinate about what you can be made immediately by somebody else. ;)

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I used the dictionary for a while before visiting the forum. I thought answering some requests would be a good way to pay back what I got.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Many things in English (and French too), and that the concept of global village is not a fairy tale.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Its atmosphere of helpful spirit.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate, definitely. Very black.
     

    Alfry

    Senior Member
    Italian
    GenJen54 said:
    1. What is your country of birth?
    Italy
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    Italy
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    1.77 cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    None
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    I'm a man or so people say.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Pasta, pizza... did I say that i'm Italian? :D
    7. What is your favorite word?
    sbirignaccolo I made it up but I've not decided yet what it means:eek:
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    testa... as in "no, oggi ho mal di testa" ;)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Shall I really say what?
    10. What turns you off?
    Headaches
    11. What are your favorite books?
    Fantasy and horror
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Those who don't want to teach anything.
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    None
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Batman
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    Batman... I've seen him, I swear... ok maybe it was a nun but she was similar to batman
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Attila
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Teacher

    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    None
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    My family, peace and a beer... why not? two beers.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Staying in Zurich for work
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Sincerity
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    I've got it already
    23. How would you like to die?
    Suddenly
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    "Go get your Ferrari. You can find the key in that girl's bra"
    25. What is your motto?
    "nothing lasts forever but enjoy it as best as you can before they take it away from you."
    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    I don't remember
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    A loooooooottttt
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    Friends
    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    Spaghetti
    :D

    My honest contribution :)
     

    ewhite

    Senior Member
    USA/English
    1. What is your country of birth? USA. though I like to kid myself that I’m not from the United States, I’m from New York City.
    2. What is your current country of residence? See above.
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5 foot 5
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) I have never understood why a T-shirt and jeans were not acceptable attire for all occasions. Now, having expanded somewhat with age and gravity, I propose T-shirt and draw string pants as world uniform.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Pizza. Good pizza.
    7. What is your favorite word?
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Fomenting the revolution.
    10. What turns you off? Taking the shilling.
    11. What are your favorite books? Well-written history.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Too many to name, but Neruda is very high on the list.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I have a soft spot for Frederic Remington.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Mother Jones; Sojourner Truth
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Billy the Kid and Quanah Parker. I’m also fascinated by Jesse James, but I wouldn’t call him a favorite.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Professor
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? My fantasy is retiring to the County Clare
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Salud, dinero, y amor. Y tiempo para gozarlos.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Having no one to love.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Loyalty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? I know it sounds facetious, but I always wanted to be able to juggle. Or play ragtime piano.
    23. How would you like to die? In my sleep.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Not bad! Wanna try again?
    25. What is your motto? Pray for the dead, fight like hell for the living (See Mother Jones, above)

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I started asking question to settle disputes between the proofer and the translator, and I just got hooked.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? How fascinating language can be.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The diversity of the membership.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate. Wedel Czekolada Gorczka, I think it is. Polish bittersweet chocolate. And Mole Poblano.
     

    suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England

    Oh yippee - I'll do mine before I go off and read about everyone else!

    1. country of birth? UK
    2. current country of residence? UK

    5. How fashionable? very variable! I've been known to scrub up well, but I prefer comfort over style

    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? too much of too many things - with lots of vegtables every day


    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? my wife, my satsang teacher, good light, fresh air, Scottish scenery, turning off the pc and doing something else!

    10. What turns you off? bigots, prejudice, violence, stupid reality TV shows,

    12. favorite poets? Donne, Keats, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Jennings, my friend Liz Kirby

    13. favorite painters? Klee, Van Gogh, Degas, my friend Lili

    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Lance Armstrong, Ghandi,

    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? oh none - I like the devil I know and the Englishness of the language around me every day!

    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? a sense of quiet and stillness and being outside in gentle weather

    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? losing my wife would cast me into it, but otherwise I can avoid misery; I am very privileged in my life

    21. What do you value most in your friends? their good humour

    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? to be musical ( I might BE musical already - but I am untrained!)



    bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? supposedly to brush up my French, though I live in the English-only section generally!

    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? It exercises my mind more than most forums I've ever joined

    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :confused:
     

    gato2

    Senior Member
    España, español
    GenJen54 said:
    :D


    1. What is your country of birth? España


    2. What is your current country of residence? España


    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.62 m


    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.


    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) No tengo ningun estilo determinado pero supongo que podria decirse que es deportivo o informal

    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Mexicana, India, Italiana, Arabe y Griega


    7. What is your favorite word? Bondad


    8. What is your least favorite word? Infelicidad


    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? No soy creativa.


    10. What turns you off? La infelicidad y la injusticia


    11. What are your favorite books? Clasicos


    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Braham Stoker, las hermanas Bronte, Jane Austeen, Woodhouse, Wilkie Collins, Thackerey

    13. Who are your favorite painters? Van Gogh, Degas, Toulousse Lautrec, Turner


    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Aragorn (El Señor de los Anillos)


    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? James Herriot

    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? El inventor de la rueda

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Escritora


    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? El norte de Inglaterra

    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? No tener preocupaciones


    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? ir en contra de tu conciencia.


    21. What do you value most in your friends? Fidelidad, lealtad y comprension.


    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Bondad y generosidad


    23. How would you like to die? Sin dolor y acompañada.


    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Bienvenida


    25. What is your motto? No tengo un lema pero creo que ser buena persona y tener la conciencia en paz es lo mas importante en la vida.


    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Descubri el diccionario por casualidad pero empece a participar en el foro porque sus temas me parecieron interesantes.

    27. What have you learned since joining WR? He descubierto que a pesar de que en el mundo hay muchas costumbres diferentes cuando la gente compara sus ideas son independientes del pais al que pertenecen.


    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Participa todo tipo de gente.


    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Siempre, siempre el chocolate :D


    Aqui esta mi respuesta a la encuesta
     

    combustion

    Senior Member
    Italian, Italy
    1. What is your country of birth?
    Italy
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    USA, California
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    5 feet 9 inches
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    I change...
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Pasta!!!
    7. What is your favorite word?
    Malinconia (melancholy)
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    ... I don't know...

    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    MUSIC!!! Chopin, Scriabin, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak, etc. etc....
    10. What turns you off?
    Some TV...
    11. What are your favorite books?
    "Il mestiere di vivere", by C. Pavese
    "Dell'amore e di altri demoni" by G.C. Marquez
    "L'immortalita'" by M. Kundera
    (sorry if my titles are all in Italian...)
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Pavese, Kundera, Whitman, Saffo, Catullo
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    Monet, Manet, Fattori, Filippo Lippi, Leonardo Da Vinci
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Paperino
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    Marie Curie
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    history victims of whom we don't know the name
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    the opera singer
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    France
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    I have no idea.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    I would not answer
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    That they are close to me when I need
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    Self confidence
    23. How would you like to die?
    Without remorses or regrets
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    I know you lived according to your conscience
    25. What is your motto?
    Ama (di amore puro) e fa' quello che vuoi (Sant'Agostino)
    Love (with pure love) and do what you want.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    I came to the USA...
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    A lot of things...
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    New fantastic friends!
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D[/quote]
    Chocolate alone, and Nutella with piadina!
     

    DesertCat

    Senior Member
    inglese | English
    1. What is your country of birth? Germany
    2. What is your current country of residence? USA
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 160 cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Sometimes trendy, sometimes funky, sometimes casual but always comfortable
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Mexican, Persian/Middle Eastern, Italian
    7. What is your favorite word? whiskey
    8. What is your least favorite word? no
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? music, art, kindness
    10. What turns you off? negativity, narrow minds
    11. What are your favorite books? The Brothers K by David James Duncan, The Greatest Slump of All Time by David Carkeet
    12. Who are your favorite [s/]poets and/or[/s] writers? James Ellroy
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Will Rafuse (cats)
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Archie Goodwin
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Lou Pinella
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? no one in particular
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? teach art
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Italia
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A sunny day, a good book, a good friend and a Guinness
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? To live without freedom
    21. What do you value most in your friends? loyalty and trust
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? To speak Italian and German fluently
    23. How would you like to die? In my sleep (when I'm very old)
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? The cats are up the steps and to the left
    25. What is your motto? Relax

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I had a question about Italian
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? A lot about Italian and English
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The nice helpful Italians
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Choconut Hazelnut Chocolate spread (better than Nutella!)
     
    1. What is your country of birth?
    The UK
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    Southern Italy - and loving it
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1,70m
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) I try hard... sometimes my children love my clothes best:eek:
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Fresh fruit and vegetables - then proper Pizza, then Indian and then more or less everything else that isn't fish...
    7. What is your favorite word? A made up word by Terry Pratchett, 'Crivens!' which is an excellent swear word without being a real swear word
    8. What is your least favorite word? No single word, but a phrase: "no, I don't think we can let you do that..."
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Good presentation of the subject.
    10. What turns you off? Smoking and smoker's breath.....When I gave up smoking I swore that I would never let it bother me. :eek:
    11. What are your favorite books? At the moment I'm reading (translations) of the 'classics', loving Pliny and Seneca.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Una Fanthorpe, Robert Frost
    13. Who are your favorite painters? After seeing the Titian exhibition in Napoli, for the moment I can't think of another painter... :D
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Too many books.. to choose... but the books I have to have on my shelf currently are: 'The Time Travellers Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger and 'The letters of Abelard and Heloise' for the strength and intelligence of the people within them.. (Not sure if the letters are fiction or fact...)
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? The crazy sailors who went to war in ships where one engaged the enemy at 200m...
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Something involving words and reading...
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? I can't imagine having to leave Italy but I guess I only have another 18 months here. I would like to live in either Spain or Italy long term.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A good book that creates discussion, a good friend or two, and a warm balcony with a cold drink and TIME to talk. (oh and the children behaving beautifully during the discussion).
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being pregnant...
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Time sharing thoughts and experiences. Time again.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Being on time
    23. How would you like to die? After a short but not very painful illness, retaining my wits to the end, having said goodbye to all my family and planned my funeral :D
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Hello, come in, we've been looking forward to your arrival.
    25. What is your motto? Carpe Diem

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Trying to understand my life in Italy. I lurked for a long time before posting because I didnt' have the courage to try and put some of my phrases into Italian. Then I realised that I was unlikely to meet anyone in real life and had a go.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Lots - and my wall is covered in post-it notes with ideas for phrases.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The diversity of the responses and the patient help.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D[/quote] Dark chocolate, then white chocolate then Nutella and then milk chocolate....

    AARRGGHH late to take the children to school again - give me a little time...
     

    captain_rusty

    Senior Member
    England
    1. What is your country of birth? England
    2. What is your current country of residence? France
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1m85 / 6'1"
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Beard (I lose points for this, I suppose...:D)
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Why women only??
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Anything except offal
    7. What is your favorite word? Thank you :)
    8. What are your least favorite words? No pay rise for you this year
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music, enthusiasm, humour
    10. What turns you off? stupidity (other people's and my own)
    11. What are your favorite books? Variable. I'm re-reading a few Terry Pratchett at the moment - wonderful stuff!!
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Lots
    13. Who are your favorite painters? ditto
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Granny Weatherwax
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? None
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Can't narrow it down...
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Musician
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? I already do!
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Sitting in the sun with a good book
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? DIY
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Their presence
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Musicianship
    23. How would you like to die? Very old
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Hi, Dave - come on in!
    25. What is your motto? None, sorry
    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I use the dictionaries regularly, and stumbled across the forums
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That my French is still ropey after all these years...
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? It's fast-moving and friendly
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Thornton's Special Toffee would be favourite
     

    primo_cerchio

    Senior Member
    Italian Italy
    GenJen54 said:
    Dear Foreros and Foreras,

    In celebration of the Forum's 1,000,000th post,
    we (your mod team) thought it time we get to know each and everyone of you a little better. We've put together a list of questions you are welcome to answer as part of this thread - and of course, we answered them too (even Mike), so you can get to know us. This thread will only be open for a limited period of time,
    so please answer as soon as you can.

    With nods to Marcel Proust, Bernard Pivot
    and noted philosopher Raphus Cucullatus, we present
    the WR "Twenty-Five Questions."
    :D


    1. What is your country of birth?
    Italy
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    Italy
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    1,85
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Beef Vegetables and seafood
    7. What is your favorite word?
    Libertà
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Pain
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Love and emotions
    10. What turns you off?
    Cruelty
    11. What are your favorite books?
    Alternate history books
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Poet Dante Alighieri Writer Primo Levi and Harry turtledove
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    French impressionists

    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Robin Hood and Jack Ryan

    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    Quattrocchi
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Giuseppe Garibaldi
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Writer
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    None
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Family
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    The death or maiming of my sons
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Loyalty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    Handsomness
    23. How would you like to die?
    Very OOOOLD
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?Hi we were waiting for you a loooong time
    25. What is your motto?
    Never up never in

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    Out of curiosity
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    Using punctuation in forums
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    It's full of intelligent people
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    I hate nutella and love chocolate
     

    coppergirl

    Senior Member
    USA/English
    1. What is your country of birth? USA
    2. What is your current country of residence? UK
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5' 1"
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) This vacillates between Sporty/practical and exotic colours and styles. Could never decide.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Lapsang Souchong Tea, S. Pellegrino mineral water mixed with various juices for drinks, Indian food, Mexican food, Japanese, Italian food, Chinese food---I'll eat anything as long as it is authentic! I love fresh berries and eat them washed straight out of the punnet, plus I have a terrible habit of snacking on anchovies and seaweed and things if I get strong cravings for them! I never know what I am going to eat until I've eaten it!
    7. What is your favorite word?
    Very likely "however" because any sentence without a qualifier probably isn't very well thought out.
    8. What is your least favorite word? "Goggles" because I hate the shape and sound of the letter "G". It's too gutteral.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? My music composition and reading, plus I can get really drunk on the scents and textures of my garden. I love going out barefoot in the summer rain to cut flowers in it.
    10. What turns you off? American sit-coms!!!!!!!
    11. What are your favorite books? Jane Eyre, Gone with the Wind, Atlas Shrugged, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? CS Lewis, Plato, T.S. Eliot, All the Bronte girls, Ayn Rand, e e cummings, Thomas Hardy, Edgar Allan Poe, Shel Silverstein, Carl Sandburg, Salman Rushdie and Jean-Jacques Goldman (singer/songwriter, but I think he is a poet too), and Oscar Wilde
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Georgia O'Keeffe, Marc Chagall,
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Cyrano de Bergerac, Jane Eyre, Spiderman, Scarlet O'Hara, David Copperfield, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Michael J Fox, Christopher Reeve, Mother Teresa, CS Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Johnny Depp
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Socrates, Queen Victoria, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Disraeli, George Sand, and Thomas More
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Writer maybe
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Italy!!!
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A country hotel, a four-poster bed, all my favourite books and music, excellent food and all the time in the world to read and have long hot baths and lounge around playing croquet on the lawn.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Physical and emotional pain.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? The fact that no matter what we will always still be friends. Their constancy and the fact that I tend to choose for friends people who do not get hung up on superficial things.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Near perfect memory
    23. How would you like to die? Peacefully in my sleep (does anyone not want this?)
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Come on in! There are a few people I'd like you to meet . . .
    25. What is your motto? Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness (Thomas Hardy!)

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? To learn Italian
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? A bit more Italian and a lot about people
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The fact that it is moderated and that people from all over the world actively participate in it! (People who have kindly offered to help me perfect my foreign languages!)
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Dark chocolate
     

    moura

    Senior Member
    Portuguese Portugal
    1. What is your country of birth? Portugal
    2. What is your current country of residence? Portugal
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1,59 height vs. 58 kg - always try to make a diet...
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) modern/classic/lotes of colours, too shy to go further
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? definitely "açorda à alentejana"
    7. What is your favorite word? don't remember. I'm sure I'll remember after posting the questionnary!
    8. What is your least favorite word? don't remember, either
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? music; being well with myself; see how human acts may be sometimes supreme.
    10. What turns you off? stress mingled with violence
    11. What are your favorite books? To kill a Mockingbird (forever)
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Saramago, Eça de Queiroz, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky and a kiss to Enid Blyton to make me dream when I was a child
    13. Who are your favorite painters? sorry, painting and I, I and painting..
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Atticus from To kill a Mockingbird, Atos from The Three Mosqueteers, Jean Valgean from The Miserables
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? definitly my father and mother (they would know why)
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Marquês de Pombal and all the true and sincere fighters for a good humanity cause (like medics without fronteers)
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I've done a several lot and still expect to know what what I would prefer most. But certainly not a neoliberal manager.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Italy was very dear to me. But after a month I was homesick.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Moments, moments, moments.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? a dozen strong boys beatting a weak defenseless man till his dead (it happened, hope someone will learn good lessons)
    21. What do you value most in your friends? being always there, though sometimes I desappear
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? raise money for good causes, desperate causes.
    23. How would you like to die? Instantaneously
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I thing I'll be astonished to see a Deity (and afterall they exist?!). I'ld be speechless.
    25. What is your motto? Back to Atticus:
    “Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”


    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Work necessity
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? How thrilling virtual communication can be (I had no ideia!)
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Sorry to be egoist, helping solve my existencial language problems is one. To help Portuguese learners to love and speak the language is the other grateful joy.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D mousse de chocolate forever!
     

    Sallyb36

    Senior Member
    British UK
    1. What is your country of birth? UK
    2. What is your current country of residence? UK
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5 ft 4"
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) not
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? seafodd, especially fresh crab
    7. What is your favorite word? don't have one
    8. What is your least favorite word? don't have one
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? music, a good book, someone caring and funny
    10. What turns you off? horrible selfish, conceited, narrow minded dictators
    11. What are your favorite books? i have lots
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Maya Angelou, Proust,
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Dali, Miro, Chagall
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? none
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? my Nan
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? none
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? pilot
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Spain
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? being with friends and family, a sunny day,
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? poverty in this day and age!
    21. What do you value most in your friends? honesty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? to be a great artist
    23. How would you like to die? never
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? go home
    25. What is your motto? grant me the serenity to accept the things i cannot change, the courage to change the things i can and the wisdom to know the difference. (As i get older i find the wisdom bit the hardest!!!)

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? whim
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? don't know
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? always able to help someone
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? dark chocolate please.
     

    Mei

    Senior Member
    Catalonia Catalan & Spanish
    1. What is your country of birth? Cataluña
    2. What is your current country of residence? Cataluña
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1,62 m
    4. Men Only:
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) I'm not a fashion victim, I just want to be comfortable.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? I don't have problems with food but I can't eat raisin, I don't like its texture. :eek:
    7. What is your favorite word? Respect
    8. What is your least favorite word? Intolerance
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Listen to music!
    10. What turns you off? The human stupidity, it seems to have no limit.
    11. What are your favorite books? Any book of Pere Calders (catalan)
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Oscar Wilde
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I don't have a favourite painter I prefer the sculpture and I like Rodin
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Mafalda
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? My Granny
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Those who fight for the tolerance even if they're all known or not.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Photographer
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? I would like to live in all the continents.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Earthly happiness in this world? I don't know... being better as humans... but this is impossible...
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Feel yourself empty.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Their intelligence, so their sense of humor, their own knowledge, our comunication, I can say that I'm so lucky.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Well I'm sure we all have gifts but some of us don't know... :rolleyes:
    23. How would you like to die? I prefer to think how to live! Live is short and well... I don't know anything about death.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Why not a woman's voice saying "Who pays this party?" :rolleyes:
    25. What is your motto? No estoy de acuerdo con tus ideas, pero defiendo tu derecho a expresarlas. F.M.A.Voltaire but is not the only one.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because is a great place to improve English and the people here is so kind, funny and full of curious about others.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? At first, I thought I would improve my English, but now I noticed that I learn to listen better than speak.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The people of course!!! Without them this wouldn't exist. ;)
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Nocilla
     

    mytwolangs

    Senior Member
    English United States
    GenJen54 said:
    1. What is your country of birth?
    America
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    America
    3. What is your height
    5'9"
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. none
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Sugar, Starch, grease, tobacco
    7. What is your favorite word?
    (at work) Quitting time!
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Can't (I hate that miserable word)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Emotionally - Music
    10. What turns you off?
    People who sponge off others
    11. What are your favorite books?
    I like my French books, the ones I learn from. Not much for novels
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    I tend not to idolize, but I do like Patricia Kaas
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Am working towards a computer type job, repair perhaps
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    FRANCE!
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Not having to put up with people I don't like.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Incarcaration (never been there)
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Ability to have good conversation, and non-judgemental
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    I wish I could learn other languages better and faster.
    23. How would you like to die?
    Peacefully, in my sleep. Just like my grandfather did. Not screaming and panicking, like the passengers in his car did.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "You may Enter"
    25. What is your motto?
    The choices we make govern how we live our lives. To thineself be true.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? There is a good French forum, for those who certainly need it, like myself
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? This is my first day, I have learned a few things of French, and that folks don't always agree about the best English usage.(natrual I suppose)
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The French forum
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    Chocolate Rules with a sugar laden fist!

    Well, that's it. I have removed a few Q's from my response that do not apply to me.
     

    VenusEnvy

    Senior Member
    English, United States
    1. What is your country of birth?
    Germany

    2. What is your current country of residence?
    The USA

    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    I am 5 feet 4 inches

    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    Fashionable? Hmm...I'm just myself! I like to look good, though!

    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    I don't discriminate. I like all foods. Just no red meat please! Or, blood sausage.... blegh!

    7. What is your favorite word?
    Ointment. ja ja It just sounds funny.

    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Hate.

    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Being in a place that amazes me, anywhere that may be.

    10. What turns you off?
    Ignorance. And bad hygeine. ja ja

    11. What are your favorite books?
    Favorite? Hmmm.. dunno! But, I'm reading a good one right now called "Déjame que te cuente..."

    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    I really like Rita Mae Brown and Mayo Angelou.
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    I don't have favorites... :(

    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Of fiction? Wow, these questions are getting tough! Mafalda is a real trooper to me!

    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    My parents are an inspiration always.

    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Those who advocate for justice, simply put.

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    I think I'd like to be a flamenco dancer. ji ji

    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    I'd love to give Cataluña a try. ;) ji ji Otherwise, I'd go to Italy to get back in touch with my roots.

    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Earthly happiness? Wow....
    My idea of earthly happiness is sunlight, chocolate, a good kiss, music and family (whatever one considers family).

    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Feeling alone.

    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Their differences. :D

    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    I would love to be able to create music that made other people happy.

    23. How would you like to die?
    I'm with Mei!.... I prefer not to think about dying. If I were to die today, I'd prefer to die in the midst of doing something pleasurable at the very least! ;)

    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    "Hey Nicole! See? We DO exist." ;)

    25. What is your motto?
    Do unto others as you would like done unto you.

    Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    I saw that little "forum" icon at the bottom of the page decades ago and decided to give it a try. I've been an addict ever since!

    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    I have learned too much to put into words. I have learned beyond language. I have learned how to accept peoplem, be compassionate, let people in, have fun and meet new people!

    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    The people!!! ¡Mis amigos de WR!

    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    Chocolate. ¡ñum! I don't think I've ever had nutella.... :(
     

    Little Morgaine

    Member
    Mexico Spanish
    GenJen54 said:
    1. What is your country of birth? Mexico
    2. What is your current country of residence? Mexico, and very soon UK
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.55 m
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)Mysterious
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?ICE CREAM!!! Mexican, Chinese, Mediterranean
    7. What is your favorite word?Procrastination/Desidia, Huachichila, Guanabana
    8. What is your least favorite word? Haven't found it yet
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Love
    10. What turns you off? Poverty, misery
    11. What are your favorite books? The Lord of the Rings, The Sandman Series, The Mists of Avalon, Cuentos de la Selva, Ender Series
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Hans Christian Andersen, Horacio Quiroga, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, Tolkien, Salman Rushdie
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Remedios Varo, Boticcelli
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Morgaine, Dream
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Dian Fossey and all the female primatologists
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Wangari Maathai
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Photographer, Olympic Swimmer
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? I really love my country!
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Environmental equilibrium, Wealth equilibrium...... Equilibrium
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? To be in jail for a crime you didn't committed and all the crimes committed against humanity and environment
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Their humor and honesty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? A nice voice for singing
    23. How would you like to die? Beaten it twice! I'd still like my last thought to be "My life has been good"
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I think you should go back and learn a little bit more....
    25. What is your motto? If you're going to get depressed, do it creatively!!!

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Needed help with some words, I thought it might be interesting
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Quite a few things... moderators like chocolate:p
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The forums
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    Very hard question!!! I think it depends on the chocolate.... I'd still go for it first! ;)
     

    Henryk

    Senior Member
    Germany, German
    1. What is your country of birth?
    German Democratic Republic
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    Federal Republic of Germany
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    1.93 m
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    I'm shaven.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    I like fish dishes.
    7. What is your favorite word?
    I have none. But I like words of which I actually think I would never use them intuitively because I have only heard them maybe once or twice yet.
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    None, as well.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Intelligence, allegiance, honesty
    10. What turns you off?
    Twaddlers, know-alls, bitchiness
    11. What are your favorite books?
    I seldom read books.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    I don't know.
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    No idea about that.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Sorry ...
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    Can't think of one at the moment.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    I don't know. Actually, I have no heroes at all.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    My dream job is footballer. Otherwise physician. Maybe I'll do the latter, but I have to do alternative service first. As for the former, I think the train has left the station.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Either Canada or Australia.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Having achieved what I set out to do in my life.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    If I let someone down. That's deep enough to me.
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    That they stick to me.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    I wish I could sing.
    23. How would you like to die?
    It's too early to ask me that.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Too early, too.
    25. What is your motto?
    Indirectly, my motto is: "Reden ist Silber, Schweigen ist Gold." (Talk is silver, silence is golden.)

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    Because it's very interesting here. Everyday you can learn something new, that's why I decided to register.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    I can't brief it, but it's a lot.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    That people from all over the world are here.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    Neither.
     

    Snick57

    Member
    English ... Citizen of the World
    1. What is your country of birth? USA
    2. What is your current country of residence? USA, but only because I'm too poor to leave. I consider myself a citizen of the world.
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5'8", I don't know what that is in cm's.
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) I'm a jeans kind of girl. No fashion here :)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Tex-Mex, Thai, French
    7. What is your favorite word? I don't think I have one.
    8. What is your least favorite word? Hate
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? A cool breeze on a warm day, a smile from a stranger, random acts of kindness.
    10. What turns you off? Hypocrisy, self-righteousness, people forcing their beliefs on others.
    11. What are your favorite books? The Tao Te Ching, all the Harry Potters
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? TS Eliot, Robert Frost, Patricia Cornwell
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Klimt, Beau Stahl, Monet
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Xena Warrior Princess, Kay Scarpetta, Hermione Granger
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? hmmm ... are we sure Xena didn't really exist? :)
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Boudicca
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? archaeologist
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? France in general ... the Luberon specifically.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A kiss from my dog.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Losing a loved one.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Honesty ... humor.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? The ability to make people laugh.
    23. How would you like to die? Well, I'd really rather not.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I don't believe in that sort of thing.
    25. What is your motto? An' it harm none, do as ye will.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? It seemed a great place to get and give help.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Well, it's only been a few days, but I have already learned that I am not nearly as smart as I thought I was. ;)
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The sharing of cultures and kindness.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate in general ... Maestrani chocolate specifically (thank you, Switzerland!)
     

    gaer

    Senior Member
    US-English
    1. What is your country of birth? US
    2. What is your current country of residence? US

    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5' 10.5", 1,79 m.
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. None
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? NA
    7. What is your favorite word? freedom
    8. What is your least favorite word? can't
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Learning anything—and sharing anything that I've learned.
    10. What turns you off? Being told what to do by anyone.
    11. What are your favorite books? Any science-fiction or fantasy books, any interesting biography or autobiography
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? I don't usually read poetry. Too many good writers to name…
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I have favorite pictures by many painters, too many to name.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? NA
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Everyday people who are kind and who teach me things and who teach others.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? NA
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Probably trying to teach something different besides or in addition to music.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? England.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Spending time with friends and having fun.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Chronic physical and emotional pain.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Loyalty, kindness, intelligence and flexibitily.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Patience.
    23. How would you like to die? Peacefully, in my sleep before suffering loss of physical or mental abilities.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "You did more good than harm. You did better than you thought you did."
    25. What is your motto? Give people as much freedom as you can, then hope they use it wisely.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I was looking for a good German Forum.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? There is no such thing as too much tact when communicating in writing with people you have never met in person.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Meeting other people who are fascinated by language and how we use it to communicate.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Dark chocolate!
     

    alcarma~~

    Senior Member
    Spaiñññ - Spanish
    belen said:
    Ok...Here I go, hope you'll still like me afterwards :)

    1. What is your country of birth?
    Spain
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    Spain
    3. What is your height in in ft/in or centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    I'm 172cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    I'm normal, I usually wear clothes that any kind of people wear.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    When I'm at home, I really enjoy cooking, but all of my meals must be based on mediterranean cooking: raw or well-cooked vegetables with fish, meat, rice or pasta.
    7. What is your favorite word?
    I like the sound of english words like "walk" or "talk". In Spanish I like when my granma says "fúrbol", "moñiga" or leuros" (instead of fútbol, boñiga and euros). I love "xiuxiueig" in catalan; it was really hard for me to learn how to pronunce it properly and quickly :D
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    In english, I hate all phrasal verbs but look for and look after (Don't know why)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Lying down the fields beside my faculty in a sunny day.
    10. What turns you off?
    Exams!
    11. What are your favorite books?
    All kind of novels but black novel.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Ken Follet, Eduardo Mendoza, Pablo Neruda
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Cezanne...Picasso rules too :D
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Homer Simpson
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    My father
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    I like the egipcian civilization in general.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    I'm a frustrated singer, jajaja. Just joking, I'd like to join a ONG, or work in TV, but behind the cameras.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Tahití, Australia, Argentina, Canada, GB...(though I'm not sure about Great Britain, cos I think there is always very foggy there :D).
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Living in a earthly paradise with coconuts and a solitary beach!
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    That AIDS could be a chronic disease for everybody if we wanted it, but we, occidental people, don't care that million of African and Asian people die every year. "No soporto los que acuden los domingos a la iglesia y luego el lunes son peor que Satanás" too (from a spanish song called "Odio")
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    That when I need them they are always there.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    Can turn into anyone or anything when I wanted it.
    23. How would you like to die?
    I wouldn't like to die, oops, change #22: I would like to be inmortal, and my friends and family too (¿Pido demasiado?). I guess I'd rather die in a sweety way.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    That I can 'check out anytime I like'
    25. What is your motto?
    "Ningún camino fácil lleva a nada interesante", by in fact my life would be based in "Déjalo para mañana, no tienes porqué hacerlo hoy", jeje

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    Have no clue, but don't regret it at all. I've learnt and enjoy a lot.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    A lot of words, sayings...
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    It's a completely global service: there is always someone on the net to answer my questions, even when I can't sleep and it's so late here.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    None of that. ¡No soy de dulce, soy de salao'!
     

    rosy92

    New Member
    Español-Argentina
    This is my first post in this forum, so I thought it was a good idea to answer this questionnaire to introduce myself.

    1. What is your country of birth? Argentina
    2. What is your current country of residence? Argentina
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.65 m
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)depending on the ocassion,but mostly cassual
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? japanesse,italian,mexican,thai ,peruvian,indian,french,mediterranean,arab..all
    7. What is your favorite word? fabulantastico ( my own creation)
    8. What is your least favorite word? boredom
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? music
    10. What turns you off? injustice
    11. What are your favorite books? just books
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?Pablo Neruda, Ernest Hemingway
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Matisse,Magrite and many more
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Queen Amidala,( from Stars War ) , Mafalda and Helen of Troy.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? my mother and my father
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?Marco Polo
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? to be a drummer in a rock band,and play live at Wembley with Brian May
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?Italy
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? live in house in front of the sea ,or better a house on the beach.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? to live in a country that produces enough food to feed millions ,and thousands dye of hunger.People searching for food in the trash.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? that they are always there
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? to play drums and sing
    23. How would you like to die? in my sleep
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    What are you doing here? go back is not your time yet.
    25. What is your motto? being alive

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I entered by accident trying to look for help with italian languaje
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? that I have a long way to go and how poor my italian is
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? as I am new ,what I felt is that is a nice community and smart and helpull people aroud
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    Both:D
     

    Papalote

    Senior Member
    Spanish, English, French
    1. What is your country of birth? Mexico
    2. What is your current country of residence? Canada, via France
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. I´ve never been good at measuring but I think I am 1.60 m.
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Love well-groomed beards!
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Sports classy
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? I like any given quantity (and then ask for more:D ) except of anything that is mushy, liked soaked bread or mushy cornflakes.
    7. What is your favorite word? Serendipity
    8. What is your least favorite word? Huey, in all its forms.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? A nagging inside telling me to share what I feel/see.
    10. What turns you off? Bad drivers
    11. What are your favorite books? I Heard the Owl call my name (Margaret Craven), all of Umberto Eco´s, all of Anne Tyler´s, all of Elena Poniatowska´s, all of Pat Conroy´s, all of Régine Pernoud´s, all of Régine Deforges, all of P.D. James´, who dunnits, cookbooks, books on photography, specially Ansel Adams.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Besides all of the above, Baudelaire, Rainer-Marie Rielke, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Isabel Allende, Carlos Fuentes.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Van Gogh, Janet Mackenzie, my sister.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Mafalda, Obélix
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? The women in my family from grandmothers to my nieces. My father. My husband. My dogs.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Queen Elizabeth I
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Chef and photographer
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? If I had my ruthers, I would buy myself a burro and a tent and keep on going, but if I can only chose one, then it would be Denmark.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Cooking for my friends and relatives.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being too poor, economically and in self-esteem, to follow your dream.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Their sense of humour and courage.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Singing
    23. How would you like to die? Saving someone
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Come meet some more forer@s!
    25. What is your motto? ¡Lo bailado nadie me lo quita!

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I was desperately looking for a construction term and one of the engineers sent me the link.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? What Pleugh! means :D (thanks Panj!)
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The world opens up when I click on the link.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D[/quote] How about chocolate covered coffee beans!
     

    Cereth

    Senior Member
    Español
    . What is your country of birth?
    México
    What is your current country of residence?
    México
    What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    1.62 cms
    . Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    I like tailored clothes,casual, depends on my mood
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Japanese (sukiyaki), mexican (mole, chiles rellenos, sopa de tortilla, and many more)..
    7. What is your favorite word?
    right now i like Monbukagakusho...
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Betray
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Theater & film, Katzuhiro diaz, Music, witchcraft, internet
    10. What turns you off?
    cockyness (is that a word??), and movies like Hostel
    11. What are your favorite books?
    The lord of the rings saga, Demian by genius Herman Hesse, Caballo de Troya, le rouge et le noir, too many...i´m sure i´m forgetting one...
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Herman Hesse, Tolkien, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, Coehlo, García Márquez,
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    Van goh, Maribel Aguiñiga, Picasso, Da vinci,
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    I like characters of Hayao miyazaki´s movies: Chihiro,Haku and Howl are my favorite ones .
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    My mother
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    just Jesuschrist
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Journalist
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Japan, Ireland,Germany or England
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Love and be loved
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Slavery and Rape
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Their talents, good humor and freedom
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    Patience
    23. How would you like to die?
    in the company of my beloved ones, a quick dead with no psychological pain.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Welcome, you did it right i´ll answer all your questions.
    25. What is your motto? "Never say Never"
     

    linguist786

    Senior Member
    English, Gujarati & Urdu
    1. What is your country of birth? England (Blackburn, Lancashire)
    2. What is your current country of residence? ditto
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5 ft 8 (thereabouts)
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. I have a small beard
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? I can't live without my Indian food!! I couldn't live without my chappatis! (well I suppose I could get used to it!)/Normal fast-food us english teenagers love munching :p
    7. What is your favorite word? Depends which language! In English (at the moment) I think it would be "exacerbate".
    8. What is your least favorite word? I don't know - will edit later.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Reading/Listening to the Qur'aan being recited - nothing else is more peaceful!
    10. What turns you off? Nose-picking (in public;))/Horrible teeth
    11. What are your favorite books? I think "Der Vorleser" by Bernhard Schlink was brilliant. Also "Candide" by Voltaire. To be honest, I don't read much - I just don't have the time!! :( - hopefully when i'm at university (starting this September)
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Voltaire is good.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I don't have one! I'm not really into Art.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? hmm.. no idea!
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? The Prophet Mohammed.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? same as 15
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Well I'm a student! I'd love to do TEFL (for one or two years) and Interpreting.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Réunion Island
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Everybody respecting each other's beliefs/Everybody not having any prejudices/People not being so small-minded.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? How people like us have such wonderful lives - we have homes, food, money, everything - and there's people elsewhere with nothing. It's so sad.
    Ability to tell secrets and trusting them not to tell anybody - you always need someone like that. Well I do anyway!
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Being able to speak fluent Arabic and Chinese!!
    23. How would you like to die? With imaan (faith). Also instantly - not having depended on other people for a long time.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I don't know - let me get there first!
    25. What is your motto? "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice"

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Well i'm a language-freak - this is the place for me!! It's turned into one of my favourite websites!!
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? I think it'd have to be how a lot of the languages are somehow related. More generally, I think I used to find it a bit annoying how people were such perfectionists - but now I've realised that that's the whole point!!
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? How some people give such excellent explanations.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Chocolate.
     

    ireney

    Modistra
    Greek Greece Mod of Greek, CC and CD
    Oh boy! Haven't been asked so many Questions for ages!
    1. What is your country of birth? Greece
    2. What is your current country of residence? Greece
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.70 m
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Usually enough not to draw attention to how unfashionable I am. If the fasion swings my way then I am perfectly fashionable.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Med kitchen bar any kind of fish. Indian. Chinese.
    7. What is your favorite word? none really
    8. What is your least favorite word? same as above
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? anything that is not simple.
    10. What turns you off? lemmings
    11. What are your favorite books? too many to mention
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? ditto
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Van Gongh, Cezanne
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? none
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? anyone who has done something for his fellow being(s) without waiting for a reward either in this world or the next.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? see above
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? journalism, research
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Starting from the one further away US, France, Italy
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A comprehensive answer would be too long. Let's say me and all I care about being content and no troubles around the globe of any kind. Relative happiness, the same 'sans' the globe utopia
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being guilty of something dishonorable
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Love
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? A good brain
    23. How would you like to die? So as to cause the less grief possible, preferably during my sleep
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You weren't that bad after all
    25. What is your motto? Never had one

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I like to help if I can
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? How different/similar different cultures are.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? I have to be careful how I type :D . 'Meeting' people from around the globe

    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Chocolate no doubt about it (Merenda instead of Nutella would be a close one but Chocolate would still win)[/quote]
     

    ma2moiselle

    New Member
    French/English
    1. What is your country of birth? France
    2. What is your current country of residence? Illinois, USA
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5'3"
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Unique/Lovely. Lots of dresses and heels.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Anything French, and Vietnamese. Mc Donalds!
    7. What is your favorite word? dont have favorites
    8. What is your least favorite word? anything too long.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? All Beautiful things. The sun. Food!
    10. What turns you off? Uglyness.
    11. What are your favorite books? Fables De La Fontaine. The House on Mango Street. Gossip Girl series.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? e.e. cummings.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Picasso. Monet.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? My mom.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Napoleon is one of them.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? French professor. International flight attendant.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Go back to France to live.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Lots of flowers, sun, love.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    21. What do you value most in your friends? trust.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Intelligence
    23. How would you like to die? Happy. In love.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Here comes a godess"
    25. What is your motto? Food. Travel. Sex. Love.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I use the dictionary a lot.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? It seems like a fab forum.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? the dictionary includes slang words.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Nutella!!!
     

    sioban

    Senior Member
    french - France
    1. What is your country of birth? France
    2. What is your current country of residence? France
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1m60
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) a mix of everything, depending on my mood (except tailored, I'm not rich enough...)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? cheese, good pastry, meat (especially frogs ;)), fruit
    7. What is your favorite word? harmonie
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    in french : réveille-matin
    in english : railway (impossible to pronounce)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? humour, plays on words
    10. What turns you off? starkness
    11. What are your favorite books? I can't choose!
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Fred Vargas, Zola, Lewis Trondheim, Gotlib, Tardi, Marjane Satrapi, Daniel Pennac, Shakespeare, Corneille, Roald Dahl.......
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Dali, Miro, Matisse, Kandinsky
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Sioban, Puck in A midsummer night's dream, Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, l'inspecteur San Antonio...
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? anonyms who struggle everyday to help suffering people
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Jean Moulin, les communards
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? doctor
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? in Wonderland
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? a sunny but not too hot day, à l'heure de l'apéro, with all friends and family, kids playing around, atmosphere full of life, love and laugh. That's a bit of a cliché, isn't it?
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? drug/TV/alcohol addictions
    21. What do you value most in your friends? sense of humour, reliability
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? public speaking skill, eloquence
    23. How would you like to die? without regret
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Juste à l'heure pour l'apéro!"
    25. What is your motto? I haven't got any.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because I miss the translation class when I was a student.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? so much
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? good question
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D both
     

    Seana

    Senior Member
    Polish
    1. What is your country of birth? - Poland
    2. What is your current country of residence? Poland
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 165
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) sportswear
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Unfortunately all what I like is very fattening

    7. What is your favorite word? baby
    8. What is your least favorite word? helplessness
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? love,happiness, sun
    10. What turns you off? put on weight
    11. What are your favorite books? Psychological dithers of the main character.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? I have just read David Lodge - so last time it is David Lodge
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    I don't give a name but I like impressionists, in general. I paint a little watercolour too.

    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Jean Valjean ???
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? I have no opinion
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    I am not sure but maybe Winston Churchil.

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? computer specialist or pathologist
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Great Britain

    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Everybody have happy and wealthy own country to have not been forced to emigrate for a job and leaving own culture, religion and family.

    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? humiliation
    21. What do you value most in your friends? loyalty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    Beautiful body :D it wouldn't be that bad

    23. How would you like to die?
    Instantaneously

    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Welcome - to heaven for the beautiful music but to hell for a good conversation.

    25. What is your motto?
    It is not so hard to be a perfect ideal in perfect conditions.


    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? to met interesting people and improve my skills in English
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    It is really great surprise that it is possible to find the such the various opinions, characters and temperaments of people in such the distant countries - but to be honest very often the same as in my own one ;)
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    Pure communing our brains without swanky additions like fashioned dresses and dinner jackets ...and other unnecessary nonsenses :D
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? chocolade
     

    Lucia Adamoli

    Senior Member
    Español (Argentina), Português (Brasil)
    1. What is your country of birth? - Argentina
    2. What is your current country of residence? Argentina
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.64 (I used to measure 1.65 before giving birth... sigh)
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Sportive, sexy, it depends on the day and the mood...
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Brazilian, argentinian, Fried, greasy, chinese, better in big servings.

    7. What is your favorite word? poesía
    8. What is your least favorite word? guerra
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? love, music, studying stuff about words´origin & meaning, Kung Fu, life little lovely things, ...
    10. What turns you off? injustice
    11. What are your favorite books? J.R.R.Tolkien! Cortázar, Galeano. Jorge Amado, Isabel Allende,
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? JRRTolkien, Galeano, all Latin american authors, generally speaking
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Dalí, Picasso, Miró, Guastavino, Leonardo da Vinci
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Wonder Woman! (I am she, don´t tell)
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? People who know who they are and ho they wanna be
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Leonardo da Vinci, Cayo Julio César, Alejandro Magno, Juana de Arco

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Action movies actress (like Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, etc.)
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Spain (Barcelona!!), Italy, Brasil.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Being loved by the one I love, living in a beautiful little house in the country (a Hobbit-like would do it just fine), eating everything I like,
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? humiliation, slavery
    21. What do you value most in your friends? loyalty, being sincere
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    Intelligence, "don de gentes"
    23. How would you like to die?
    In a painless way
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    See? Said I didn´t exist...
    25. What is your motto?
    Kung Fu = to do my best I can in the moment I am living, with the "tools " I have in hand

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? to find out the translation of "field trip", :D
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    There are lots of people that love words and their meaning, origin, sonorities (?) the same or more tham me
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    Learning
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Nutella, WOOO!!!!
     

    América

    Senior Member
    Español Bolivia
    1. What is your country of birth?
    BOLIVIA
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    BOLIVIA
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    159 CENTIMETERS
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    ?? I REALLY DO NOT KNOW... MAYBE LOVELY:eek:
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    LASAGNA, PAELLA (EVERYTHING THAT HAVE "MARISCOS")
    7. What is your favorite word?
    LOVE
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    SADNESS
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE
    10.
    What turns you off?
    LONLINESS
    11. What are your favorite books?
    MMM, I HAVE SO MANY, BUT MOST OF THE ONES THAT CARLOS CUAUHCTÉMOC WROTE AND THOSE FORM GARCÍA MARQUEZ.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    CARLOS CUAUHCTÉMOC
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    MMM I DON'T HAVE ANY.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    MMM... OF FICTION... MICKY MOUSE, JEJE
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    MY MOTHER
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    SIMÓN BOLÍVAR
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MARKETING
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    SPAIN
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    ACHEIVING ALL MY GOALS
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    BEING LONELY
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    TRUTH
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    PACIENCE
    23. How would you like to die?
    SLEEPING IN MY BED
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    WELCOME
    25. What is your motto?
    IN SPANISH "NUESTRO ÉXITO DEPENDE DE LA MANERA EN LA QUE INTERPRETAMOS NUESTROS FRACASOS" I THINK IN ENGLISH YOU WOULD SAY "OUR SUCCESS DEPENDS ON HOW WE INTERPRET OUR FAILURES"
    26. Why did you join WR?
    BECAUSE I LOVE LANGUAGES AND WR
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    SO MANY THINGS, THAT I CAN NOT LIST THEM ALL.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    PEOPLE
    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    NUTELLA

    Wow this was a very long questionaire, hopes I didn't make too many mistakes, bye :D
     

    Metztli

    Senior Member
    Mexico Spanish / English
    1. What is your country of birth? Mexico2. What is your current country of residence? United States
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 4'9" or 1.48
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) not that much. The simpler the better.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Chocolate, cheese, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean... I'm a vegetarian, though.
    7. What is your favorite word? Fun & Sí
    8. What is your least favorite word? War
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Love and the seaside
    10. What turns you off? Bad manners
    11. What are your favorite books? La Casa de los Espíritus, Las Armas Secretas, Final del Juego, Todos los Fuegos el Fuego, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Dude, Where's my Country?, Ciudades desiertas, Queremos tanto a Glenda... I can go on and on...
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Julio Cortázar, Isabel Allende, German Dehesa, Mario Benedetti, G.García Márquez, Sara Sefchovich, Laura Restrepo, José Emilio Pacheco, Jose Agustín, Cristina Pacheco.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Dalí, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet, Klandinsky, Miró.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Spiderman, Wolverine and Batman... (not necessarily in that order).
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? My parents.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Ernesto Che Guevara and Jesus.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Actress. Movie maker.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Italy, Argentina, Spain. (among others)
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? To do what you really want to and live the way you want.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Self-repression.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? They are always there.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Many... but, for now, let's say painting and drawing.
    23. How would you like to die? In peace with myself. Also, crashing at a high speed in a super-fast sports car.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Hey! you made it! (with a smile, of course)
    25. What is your motto? Life is too short.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? You help and get help, besides, it's so much fun!
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Tons of things, words, rules ;), expressions...
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The friendly atmosphere and the good-will people.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate, always, unbeatable!
    :D
     

    anroy

    New Member
    English/Canada
    1. What is your country of birth? India (and moved to Canada as an infant)

    2. What is your current country of residence? Japan

    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 164 cm (short for a guy!)

    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. none

    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)

    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Italian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese

    7. What is your favorite word? exploration

    8. What is your least favorite word? judgemental

    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Travel, social contact, enlightened ideas, music

    10. What turns you off? Mean-spirited small-hearted people

    11. What are your favorite books? American fiction

    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Poe, Hemingway, Jack London

    13. Who are your favorite painters? Leonardo Da Vinci (?)

    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Spiderman (?)

    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? John F. Kennedy, Mohandas K. Gandhi

    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Jesus Christ, Guatama Buddha

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Writer, journalist

    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Already living abroad, but would love to experience living in Europe

    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Happy marriage, good health, good friends... luckily have all three for now

    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Hateful misanthropic feelings

    21. What do you value most in your friends? Humour, dynamism

    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? More creativity and artistic/musical ability

    23. How would you like to die? As quickly and painlessly as possible

    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Make yourself at home and help yourself at the free bar!

    25. What is your motto? Add value and enjoy life

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Want to revitalize my lost French

    27. What have you learned since joining WR? We cannot post silly threads in the languages section :)

    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Seems helpful and friendly

    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate
     

    ronanpoirier

    Senior Member
    Brazil - Portuguese
    1. What is your country of birth? Brazil
    2. What is your current country of residence? Brazil
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1,73m
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. No
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Brazilian, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese
    7. What is your favorite word? Someday
    8. What is your least favorite word? Goodbye
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music
    10. What turns you off? Injustice
    11. What are your favorite books? Agatha Christie's
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Agatha Christie :)
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Da Vinci
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? All the Sailors from Sailor Moon, Gambit from X-Men
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? People who fight for justice. for a better world, for nature and the doctors and stuff
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Napoleon
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Actor or singer
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Canada, Portugal, Hungary or Czech Republic... maybe Japan too
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Being with friends having good moments, laughing around... thinking that will never change... (the bad thing? it does change, unfortunally)
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Indiference
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Loyalty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Intelligence
    23. How would you like to die? Without knowing I will die
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You are the 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000th person to get here, so you will get a prize! :D
    25. What is your motto? "And you'll never met anyone as everything as I am sometimes." Alanis Morissette

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because I finally found a place where I can share stuff about languages and I can also learn more about the languages I study and about the others languages which I don't study ;)
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? There are more people interested on Portuguese than I thought!
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Everything about languages in just one place, yaaay! :D
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate! Yummy!
     

    Laia

    Senior Member
    Catalan, Spanish
    Although now I'm not an "active active" member, I still have little looks at WR from time to time... so I'm going to answer this... :D

    1. What is your country of birth? Catalonia

    2. What is your current country of residence? Catalonia

    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.60 m

    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.

    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) It depends on the day (but I always enjoy buying clothes, shoes, bags... :D )

    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Chocolate, pasta (al pesto), sandwiches full of fuet or ham, meat, fish, eggs, vegetables (I especially like spinachs) with a lot of vinegar and some olive oil, bread with tomato and olive oil, bread with olive oil and salt, seafood, ... mmm I enjoy all foods except onion and strange sauces.

    7. What is your favorite word? I don't have one favorite word... maybe "flama" (flame)

    8. What is your least favorite word? I don't have one... what about "fracàs" (failure)

    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Making my friends laugh, dancing good music, writting short stories, receiving emails from people who I appreciate, traveling...

    10. What turns you off? People who are confused about being rude and being sincere, finding out "he" has a girlfriend already or "he" is gay actually... :rolleyes:

    11. What are your favorite books? "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides, "Amor, curiosidad, prozac y dudas" by Lucía Etxebarría.

    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Hmm... I don't know... I have a lot of fun reading Marian Keyes.

    13. Who are your favorite painters? Dalí

    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Homer Simpson!!

    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? (...)

    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? (...)

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Weatherwoman!!

    18. In what country other than your own would you like to live? No one

    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? I'm not sure.

    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? uffff... I don't know how to explain it...

    21. What do you value most in your friends? Empathy, intelligence, responsibility, fun.

    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Calmness.


    23. How would you like to die? Painlessly, sleeping in my bed.

    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I don't think Heaven exists... but if finally it exists, I would prefer seeing my mother again and not seeing God.

    25. What is your motto? "No more dramas".

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I needed to translate a word (...)

    27. What have you learned since joining WR? English, Spanish, Catalan, and some other cultural stuff.

    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Speed

    29. Chocolate or Nutella? I do have to choose?
     

    Knuð

    Member
    Norwegian - Norway
    1. What is your country of birth? Norway
    2. What is your current country of residence? Norway
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 170 cm (yes, I am short)
    4. Facial hair adornments, if any. None at the moment, but I will grow a goatee of some sort if I manage to grow a thick enough beard
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Meat, I think. The best food I've ever tasted (I think) was an Egyptian dish: honey-marinated chacken with couscous
    7. What is your favorite word? Gromt! (Norwegian)
    8. What is your least favorite word? Dunno! (as in "I do not know what word that would be)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? I think good music and love covers most of this
    10. What turns you off? Idiots
    11. What are your favorite books? The Dante Club, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and The Hobbit
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Matthew Pearl, Douglas Adams and John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Dorian Cleavenger, Hans Rudi Giger, Luis Royo, Victoria Francés and Salvador Dalí
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Tyr
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Scientists who try to find methods of making the world a better place to live
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? The vikings
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I don't have a profession, as I'm still a student, but what I'm planning on becoming is a scientist or something similar in some sort of chemistry. But a teacher or a tour guide wouldn't be bad either.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? France
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Being successful, having good friends and a good girlfriend
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Loneliness
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Their friendship
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? A better body and more creativity
    23. How would you like to die? By old age or in a way that would make me famous (in a positive way)
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I do not believe in an afterlife or the like
    25. What is your motto? I don't have any
    26. Why did you join WR? To help my girlfriend with her Italian
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Some few words of Italian
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? All the wise, helpful people
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Chocolate, no doubt
     

    aragorn

    Banned
    australian - australia
    1. australia
    2. australia
    3. 187cm
    4. sloppy fringe
    5.
    6. asian home
    7. correct
    8. wrong
    9. correct
    10. wrong
    11. biographies
    12. heinlein asimov shakespeare clarke
    13. leonardo
    14. sherlock holmes
    15. Frank Serpico
    16. thinkers
    17. pilot
    18. new zealand or canada
    19. freedom
    20. reading newspapers
    21. their existance
    22. a selectively poor memory
    23. fully aware
    24. and they said you were a figment of my imagination
    25. truth is stranger than fiction today and censored by tomorrow

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. to see strange opinions
    27. some people are way too pedantic
    28. odd answers
    29. teeth:)
    aragorn
     

    JazzByChas

    Senior Member
    American English
    1. What is your country of birth?
    United States of North America

    2. What is your current country of residence?
    Same as above

    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    198 cm /6’6” No…I am not a tree…and as for how the weather is up here….let’s just say that there is a rarified air at this altitude… “Pickle My Altimeter!” (thanks, Dan)

    4. Facial hair adornments, if any
    Maybe a goatee…but my wife would object, so I shall remain hairless

    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    I hate to be limited to any particular food, but any food that is tangy, acutely flavorful, and tingles my taste buds. Tex-Mex, South-American, Thai, Asian, and Middle Eastern are a few of my favorites

    7. What is your favorite word?
    Indubitably! (It sounds oh so pompous) <grin>

    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Any word that expresses a lack of a desire to become a better person

    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    I think good music, good stories (movies, books, any medium you choose), good friends, and the exchange of truly creative thoughts and ideas, real LOVE

    10. What turns you off?
    The people who express the words in number (8)

    11. What are your favorite books?
    I have read many, so any book that moves me and my imagination

    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    The authors of the above books; also, Johann Sebastian Bach was my most favorite composer: he is the only Baroque dude I know who can be at once, rocking, funky, and classical...very rhythmic dude!

    13. Who are your favorite painters?

    Any painter who can capture life vividly and/or realistically

    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Bugs Bunny: quite a wit and insight for a cartoon rabbit!

    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    Those who have given themselves selflessly to better the human cause, motivated by real LOVE.

    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    The members of the X-Consortium: the followers of X
    ΡΙΣΤΌΣ

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    That of being a teacher…of languages, of Christian World View, and Life.

    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Oddly, I like the Asian Culture a lot, so probably Japan

    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    To love well, and to be loved well in return

    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Wronging others

    21. What do you value most in your friends?

    Their character

    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    To have learned more languages when I was younger


    23. How would you like to die?
    By answering the call…”Chas. … it’s time to come home…”

    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Well done, good and faithful servant…come and enter into the joy of the Lord”

    25. What is your motto?
    Normal is Boring

    26. Why did you join WR?
    Because I was curious about this “forum” that the dictionary mentioned…the rest, as they say, “is history…”

    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    That people are people, no matter what the context or setting.

    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    The sharing of ideas and thoughts from the perspective of many different languages and cultures.

    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    Can’t say I’m really crazy about either, so both…on occaision!

     

    nokeeffe99

    Member
    English, Ireland
    1. What is your country of birth? Ireland
    2. What is your current country of residence? Ireland
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 174cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. None
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Seafood, legumes
    7. What is your favorite word? Interiority
    8. What is your least favorite word? Leverage (especially as a verb)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Summer, Intelligent people, mountains
    10. What turns you off? Racism, fanatacism, bad ideas
    11. What are your favorite books? Sweeney Astray (trans. Seamus Heaney), The Songlines (Bruce Chatwin), The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco), Mason & Dixon (Thomas Pynchon)
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Umberto Eco, Flann O'Brien, Seamus Heaney, Basho
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Miró
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Baudolino, Sancho Panza, Sweeney
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Nelson Mandela, Michael Collins, Thomas Merton
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Marine Scientist
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Spain
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Summer, friends, health
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Imprisonment, poverty, slavery
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Acceptance
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Perfect Pitch
    23. How would you like to die? While not noticing
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Would you like another go?
    25. What is your motto? When you need to decide something you can only use the best information available.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Came looking for a spanish dictionary and got quickly hooked
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? The early responders mostly come up with the best ideas
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The level of discourse
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate
     

    shaloo

    Senior Member
    English

    1. What is your country of birth? INDIA

    2. What is your current country of residence? INDIA

    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5 Ft 3 Inches

    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.

    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Naturally charming

    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    anything vegetarian.....esp Vegetable Biryani

    7. What is your favorite word? mmm.....forgive

    8. What is your least favorite word? hate

    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    slowly chanting mantras in the ambience of a temple

    10. What turns you off? lack of cleanliness

    11. What are your favorite books? Bhagawat Geeta

    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? John Keats, Dan Brown

    13. Who are your favorite painters? Ravi Varma and Bapu

    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? none

    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Mother Teresa

    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Mahatma Gandhi

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?Writing


    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?Vatican City

    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Good food, proper clothing and a comfortable living with an understanding life-partner

    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    The feeling of unwantedness

    21. What do you value most in your friends? trust

    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    To be able to dance like a ballerina!!:)

    23. How would you like to die?
    I should'nt realize that I'm dying...

    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Welcome Shaloo, embrace the lord
    25. What is your motto? Never hurt others....atleast try not to

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? To better my knowledge in french

    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    Oh! Many things besides french
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    The friendly exchange of knowledge and intelligent interaction

    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Nutella

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    french4beth

    Senior Member
    US-English
    1. What is your country of birth? USA
    2. What is your current country of residence? USA
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. My feet reach the ground, so I’m tall enough.
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) all of the above, darling!
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Chocolate, shrimp, pasta
    7. What is your favorite word? effervescence
    8. What is your least favorite word? NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Making connections, expanding my mind, growing intellectually & emotionally
    10. What turns you off? Blatant ignorance & prejudicial thinking
    11. What are your favorite books? Mysteries, thrillers, fiction in general (NOT romance novels)
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Charles Dickens, Mark Twain
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Claude Monet, Norman Rockwell
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Cinderella
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Ann Frank, Helen Keller, Erin Brockovich, Lois Gibbs [Love Canal], Paul Rusesabagina [Hotel Rwanda], Oskar Schindler, anyone from The Giraffe Project [http://www.giraffe.org/]
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Hank Morgan [from “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”], Pip [“Great Expectations”]
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Speech pathologist
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Ireland
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A roof over my head & a full belly – it’s all gravy after that… if you’re happy all the time, you forget what it is – happiness is fleeting, so I try & enjoy it while I can!
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Having a closed mind & spirit
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Emotional health, sense of humor, intelligence, loyalty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? ??? To keep people I love from dying [during my lifetime]
    23. How would you like to die? Quickly and painlessly!
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? So nice to see you again! Good job!
    25. What is your motto? Be good, or be good at it!

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Needed help with French translations (French + 4/for = Beth/moi!)
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? How little I really know/How much I really do know; there are a lot of great people here in the forums that I wouldn’t have encountered had I not been a forer@.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Communicating with intelligent people (whether I’m posing a question or replying to a thread)
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? [/quote] All of the above! Depends on the context ;o)
     
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