Questionnaire: Getting to Know Each Other

1. What is your country of birth?
Die Räterepublik

2. What is your current country of residence?
Abtei Lorsch (occupied by Prussia as of now!)

3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
185cm
4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
I'd love a vandyke beard and a Napoleon III. moustache - It just doesn't grow!

5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
Meat! No matter how it's served.
7. What is your favorite word?
SO!/ТАК!/WELL!
8. What is your least favorite word?
Ordnung
9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Bipolar disorder + my droogies ;)
10. What turns you off?
The same!
11.
What are your favorite books?
Brevier, Also Sprach Zarathustra, l'homme qui rit, Gilgamesh, diaries of various important historical figures

12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
Brecht, Rilke, Tsvetayeva 'n Mayakovski; Rosemary Sutcliff, R.E.Howard, H.G.Wells, M.A.Bulgakov
13. Who are your favorite painters?
Otto Dix, Frank Frazetta, Malevich, Ken Kelly, Simone Martini, Gerald Brom, Chagall
14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
Conan, the Barbarian; Zarathustra!
15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
Alexander Fleming, Richard Stallman, Nicolai Vavilov and all those whom nobody knows!
16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
老子, Ἐπίκουρος
17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
World domination
18. In what country other than your own would you like to live?

Doesn't matter, somewhere you can be free - Netherlands or Rwanda or some Kibbutz :p

19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Limited satiation of primary needs after stacatos of misery
20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Nescessarity
21. What do you value most in your friends?
Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The ability to fly
23. How would you like to die?
Fly high and dive down
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 account has expired :(
25. What is your motto?
Hungriger, greif nach dem Buch:es ist eine Waffe.


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29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
Chocolate! and nothing but chocolate!
 
  • aulait

    Member
    UK - English, Chinese
    Ooooh this looks fun

    1. What is your country of birth? England
    2. What is your current country of residence? England
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5'5
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. -
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) - sophisticated :D or so...I hope. I like suits, nice jumpers, dress shirts, boots and clean/natural styles.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Fruit tea and apples. For dish, poulet au cidre
    7. What is your favorite word? Essence
    8. What is your least favorite word? Skin
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music, poetry and Nietzsche books.
    10. What turns you off? Objects/people that express for example 10 lines for a statement that only requires 1. So basically, people who waffle.
    11. What are your favorite books? The Gate by Natsume Soseki and Le Horla by Maupassant.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Thomas Hardy, Basho (haiku poet), Natsume Soseki, Maupassant, Maurice Leblanc, Rousseau and Nietzsche.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I don't know much about art...
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Hamlet
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Maupassant :D
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Charles de Gaulle, Micheal Heseltine and Margaret Thatcher.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I would like to work in some pharmaceutical company as a researcher
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? France
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Knowledge and fulfilment
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Ignorance and immobility
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Trust and sincerity
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? A gift to speak French fluently. :D
    23. How would you like to die? I would like to be poisoned wth cyanide.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? -
    25. What is your motto? Without music life would be an error.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because I wanted I needed help on French and I wanted to help others at English.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That French is more clearly expressed than English.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Its easily accessible
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Chocolat, and it must be dark.
     

    greyeyedgoddess

    New Member
    English (American/Canadian) and Chinese (Mandarin)
    Here we go...

    1. What is your country of birth? China :)
    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. Hehe short. Okay, 157 cm (5'2").
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. N/A
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) I think my fashion sense is not bad...I'm into the Urban Outfitters kind of style...
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Most vegetables esp. cucumbers, basically all soy products, and cereal. I'm a health nut hehe.
    7. What is your favorite word? Oh that's hard...ubiquitous is one of my faves. I also like glockenspiel.
    8. What is your least favorite word? haha basically all the ones that are so hard to pronounce I get tongue-tied...can't thin of one.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music. Friends. Eating. and Sleeping.
    10. What turns you off? Lectures.
    11. What are your favorite books? Oh that's a long list...to make it short: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Secret Life of Bees, Homer's The Odyssey (mainly because of Athena), Absolutely Normal Chaos, Zelda Wisdom, The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, Mrs. Dalloway
    12.Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, Virginia Woolf
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Claude Monet, Edgar Degas (esp. "Four Dancers"), Pierre Auguste Renoir...also rather like Leonardo Da Vinci
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? the Greek goddess Athena (of course), Mary Lou Finney, Scout, Noah Calhoun from The Notebook, Zhao Min (this character from a Chinese novel, Yi Tian Tu Long Ji), Xiao Yan Zi (from the ever popular Huan Zhu Ge Ge)
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Still thinking about that one...
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Julius Caesar (I came, I saw, I conquered) and Mohandas Gandhi
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Acting. Now that'd be fun. But it's a tough industry. Still a student now though.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? In France...or China.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Being in love.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Getting your heart broken.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Compassion, honesty, and responsibility
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Overall, I'd just like to be more...on top of things.
    23. How would you like to die? Oh dear I don't think I want to die quite just yet! But peacefully, I guess.
    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? You just can't beat the person who never gives up. - Babe Ruth

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Since I've been using the dictionary to get help w/ French for a while, and I thought I could help others w/ English/Chinese.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Well, I just joined...but in the past I've learned how to place the "lui" in sentences.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Convenient, helpful responses.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D NUTELLA. Life is nothing w/out nutella and a nice piece of bread.
     

    Phoebe1112

    Member
    English, USA
    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. About 5' 4"
    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)? Italian
    7. What is your favorite word? Okay :D
    8. What is your least favorite word? Cuss words
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? The Bible
    10. What turns you off? Being up until like 2am
    11. What are your favorite books? The Bible
    12.Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? I don't really have favorites.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I don't pay a lot of attention to art, either.:p
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Hmm, I can't think of any off the top of my head.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Jesus, and various people who serve Him
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Jesus, and the various people who served Him
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Well, I'm in high school right now, so I would totally like to get past that, lol. I think I want to be an elementary school teacher.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? I think it would be fun to go to Latin America to see what it's like, but I've never been to another country so I don't know. I'm happy here in the USA. :)
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Peace with God through His grace
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being at enmity with God
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Christian character, which includes loyalty, honesty, and kindness
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? I only get one? lol
    23. How would you like to die? With encouraging friends who remind me of all the wonderful things in Heaven that I'm just about to see:)
    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!"
    25. What is your motto? I don't really have one.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? So I could get somebody to tell me how to roll the Spanish RR
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? A bit more Spanish, more about various cultures
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? There are just SO many people here, that you can find out so much, so fast!
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Chocolate rules.
     

    sarcie

    Senior Member
    English - Ireland
    1. What is your country of birth? Ireland (I'm a 'Wegian!)
    2. What is your current country of residence? Germany
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5'10"
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) I don't do fashion - if I can't walk/stand/sit/lounge in it, I don't buy it!
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Pretty much anything that is cooked for me! I have an unusual love of sandwiches, too.
    7. What is your favorite word? Leaba (Irish = bed), nice meaning, nice sound to it :)
    8. What is your least favorite word? Geil (gets me into trouble with Dutch friends, but I can't stop using it - the German meaning, of course!)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Breathtaking scenery
    10. What turns you off? Getting up at the same time every morning
    11. What are your favorite books? See next question (useless at remembering titles...)
    12.Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? I don't read much poetry, so I'll do writers - Austen, Wilde, Nick Hornby, Bill Bryson, Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis and Lawrence Durrell
    13. Who are your favorite painters? More into sculpture - I like Amor and Psyche and the Four Slaves
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? The BFG and Harry Potter!
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Anne Frank and the Scholls
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Professional rugby player (my non-linguistic passion!)
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? France, Italy, St. Martinique, any of the South Pacific islands...
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Sitting in a café, drinking espresso and watching the world go by (shallow, I know, but it makes me so content!)
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Loneliness and despair - the loss of hope
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Loyalty, openness and open-mindedness
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Self-control!
    23. How would you like to die? Quietly, in my sleep and after those that I 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? N/a. You die, you're dead, that's it for me.
    25. What is your motto? Always keep an open mind

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Silly French spelling question
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That I'm not the only crazy person out there who lists "languages" as a hobby!
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The friendliness of the forer@s
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate - dark, dark, sinful chocolate... :D
     

    LouisaB

    Senior Member
    English, UK
    1. What is your country of birth? England
    2. What is your current country of residence? England
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5' 7"
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Classic, aka old fashioned and frumpy
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Everything that's bad for me
    7. What is your favorite word? transcendent
    8. What is your least favorite word? anything ending in 'ism', except 'prism'
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? standing up for something one believes in
    10. What turns you off? cynicism
    11. What are your favorite books? To Kill A Mocking Bird, Lord Of The Rings, Scallagrigg, The Nun's Story
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Gerard Manley Hopkins, John Donne, Shakespeare, Dickens, Steinbeck
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Van Gogh
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Nicholas Nickleby, Atticus Finch, Gandalf, D'Artagnan, Anne Eliot ('Persuasion')
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Thomas More, Thomas Latimer, Edith Cavell, Violette Szabo, Martin Luther King, and my father
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Elizabeth I, the Great Condé, Thomas More, Winston Churchill
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Probation officer
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?France
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Millions of people reading or seeing my stories - and liking them
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Nobody reading a book I've written
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Reading my books!
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? To breathe without asthma
    23. How would you like to die? At home, surrounded by family, with the Dream of Gerontius playing in the background
    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 home'
    25. What is your motto? Stand up in the place where you live

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Needed help with a French word not on the dictionary
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Humility
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Different time zones. There'll always be at least one of my friends who's in.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Chocolate cherry liqueurs....
     

    Pink bubbles

    Member
    American English - United States
    1. What is your country of birth? USA
    2. What is your current country of residence? yet again, the USA
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5'3ish"
    4. Men Only:
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) um, I'm not. When I try to be, it goes all wonky (sorry if that's not a word - probably isn't) - comfort is key, though.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Pasta is my friend! Then bread...(yaye carbohydrates!)
    7. What is your favorite word? squiggly - I don't know why, so don't ask.
    8. What is your least favorite word? words that are demeaning to people - it makes me sad when others get made fun of... :(
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? I don't know how to answer that, in truth, so here's my best guess... people who know what they're talking about
    10. What turns you off? intolerant, insensitive people
    11. What are your favorite books? Don't have just one, so I'm going to tell you a category: historical fiction, at the moment
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Ones who write well, and have a point to what they're writing (and you can tell WHAT they are trying to get across to you) - also, performance/slam poetry...it makes me laugh, because it is very RANDOM - yaye randomness! ;)
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I don't really have ones.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Ones who aren't ditzy or full of themselves (stuck-up)
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Don't really know - haven't thought about it all that much
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? I'd definitely have to say Elizabeth I - she rocks my world (because politiques are WAY cool in my book)
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Since I don't have a profession, I guess that I'd have to say that I would like to give being a paramedic a shot. (excuse my slang)
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Probably Switzerland.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Err...don't have any clue as to what I'm supposed to say to that!
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being naive and oblivious as to what opportunities are out there in the world to experience...
    21. What do you value most in your friends? That's definitely a hard one; probably their honesty/bluntness with me (telling me when I need to shut my mouth!)
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Having a sense of humor that people understand/appreciate
    23. How would you like to die? Fast, but knowing that I'm loved.
    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 have no clue.)
    25. What is your motto? Hakuna matata (I probably didn't spell that right...)

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? To improve my French and horrible English grammar - to ask questions that might seem dumb, but I truly don't understand.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That I have no idea what I am doing and that I didn't know as much as I thought that I did.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? How many discussions are going on all of the time and how you can pretty much ask anything about grammar (and still have people answer you courtously)
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D I'm partial to both, but chocolate is more widely available (and there are a lot more varieties)
     

    purpledragon

    Member
    china and mandarin
    1. What is your country of birth? China
    2. What is your current country of residence? Singapore
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 170cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)I only wear casual cloth, just make myself comfortable.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? chinese food
    7. What is your favorite word? hope
    8. What is your least favorite word? war
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? discuss with many friends
    10. What turns you off? when I feel lonely
    11. What are your favorite books? Hongloumeng( A Dream of Red Mansions )
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Libai(poet),Caoxueqin(writer) and Shakespeare
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Zhengbanqiao and Michelangelo
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? William Wallace
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? I guess I'll choose my mom.Because she fight against two kinds of cancer for several years and still live an optimistic life.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Qin Shihuang ,the first emperor in China
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? one of those dieticians
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? France
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? reunion with family
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Lost my goal
    21. What do you value most in your friends? loyalty and humor
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? I wish I could understand what animals talking
    23. How would you like to die? die without disease
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? oh,you are early.
    25. What is your motto? whether you think you can or think you can't---you are right.
    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? when I surf the internet I found this place by accident
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? I have a long way to go.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? I made some friends and have a chance to introduce our culture to everyone.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? chocolate of course
     

    Hockey13

    Senior Member
    AmEnglish/German
    Here's mine. Sorry to come late to the party.

    1. What is your country of birth?
    I was born in New Jersey, USA, but I was born a dual citizen of the United States and 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.
    5'8"

    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, Japanese, American, German. That's as categorical as I can get.

    7. What is your favorite word?
    Triskaidekaphobia. It means an abnormal fear of the number thirteen.

    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Test.

    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Contentedness with life leads to me being happy in all of those things.

    10. What turns you off?
    People who respond, "I don't know...CAN you?"

    11. What are your favorite books?
    If I have to choose a series of books, I'd go with Harry Potter.

    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    I enjoy Joseph Conrad and Wilfred Owen.

    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    I include comic artists in this.
    J. M. W. Turner
    Bill Watterson
    Gary Larson

    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Unsure.

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

    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    I'm fascinated by the typical soldier on both sides of WWII. I wouldn't call them "favorites" as they had rough spots, but I find the mentality interesting.

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Professional political columnist/journalist.

    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Germany or Italy.

    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    To do something that I enjoy, get paid for it, be surrounded by people I love and enjoy, and to be able to spend time with them.

    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    No hockey for extended periods of time...also to not have anyone to love.

    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Intellect and honesty.

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

    23. How would you like to die?
    Asphyxiation or atomic bomb...both seem relatively painless.

    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 picked the right religion.

    25. What is your motto?
    I haven't got one.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    I enjoy forums and I enjoy languages. It is a great tool for better learning my own language and learning new ones.

    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    A lot of Italian and that my German isn't up to par.

    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    The community and the quick help.

    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    Chocolate in a landslide.
     

    Mate

    Senior Member
    Castellano - Argentina
    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. 1,80 m
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Short beard, mustache, long hair.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Argentine style barbecued sweetbreads sided with organic green salad, fondue, milanesas con papas fritas, chiken ravioli with bolognese sauce, sashimi...
    7. What is your favorite word? Wisdom
    8. What is your least favorite word? Ignorance
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Nature
    10. What turns you off? Bureacracy, mediocrity, supidity.
    11. What are your favorite books? This is a tough one. I pass.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Borges, Cortázar, Arlt, H. Quiroga, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Yourcenar...
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Dalí, Miró, Kandinsky, Picasso...
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? None
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? None
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? José de San Martín, Domigo F. Sarmiento, Ghandi, Jesus, Ernesto Guevara.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? None
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? No other.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Live in peace with myself surrounded by my loved ones
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Selfishness, paranoia, greed.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Faithfulness.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? None
    23. How would you like to die? The way I lived, with no fear.
    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 was he thinking?, I mean the f*****g idiot that let you get in here?
    25. What is your motto? Here and now.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because I needed a few answers to complete a menu in English
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? I'm a pedant but I'm not alone. Seriously, to be humble. And a lot about other cultures.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Openness
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Truckloads of both. :D[/quote]
     

    Namakemono

    Senior Member
    Español (España)
    1. What is your country of birth? Spain
    2. What is your current country of residence? Denmark
    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. Nah, they look horrible on me.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? I adore pasta. It's the biggest achievement in the history of food. Any Italian and Spanish dishes are good too.
    7. What is your favorite word? Disonancia
    8. What is your least favorite word? Mucho
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? The work of creative, spiritual, and emotional artists.
    10. What turns you off? Noisy parties.
    11. What are your favorite books? I don't read as much as I should, but I'm enjoying very much the book I'm currently reading: 'Therapy' by David Lodge.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Arturo Pérez-Reverte
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I like baroque and pop-art in general. If I had to choose a painter it would be Diego Velázquez.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? James Bond and Corto Maltese.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Alfred Hitchcock and Sigmund Freud.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? The first Roman emperors.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Composer.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Italy or Japan.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? I would like to lead a happy life with my family in our current society.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being submitted voluntarily.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Faithfulness.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Charisma, don de gentes.
    23. How would you like to die? Happily and quietly.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? We have a lot to discuss.
    25. What is your motto? I'm always slightly right.

    Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because I'm studying translation
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Lots of things, not only about languages.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? There are lots of helpful people.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Nutella.
     

    Cecilio

    Senior Member
    Spanish, Valencian/Catalan
    1. What is your country of birth? Spain
    2. What is your current country of residence? Spain
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.79
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Short beard.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? I'm a vegetarian, so I like... vegetables (especially chocolate).
    7. What is your favorite word? Concordia.
    8. What is your least favorite word? Solidario/a. (Too many hypocrites have used it).
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music.
    10. What turns you off? Noise.
    11. What are your favorite books? Those by Dostoievski, Kafka, Robert Walser, Richard Ford, Clarice Lispector and all Latin/Greek classics.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? The afore-mentioned and many more.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Kandinsky, Hopper.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Josef K.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Anybody who tries not to lie.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Cincinnatus, Cecilius Metellus and other characters from the time of the Roman Republic.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Having a bookshop, being a librarian or becoming a scholar in the field of classical studies. But now it's too late for me, I don't think I can have any of these jobs.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Italy, especially Rome.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? No idea.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being alone when you don't want to.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Truth.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? I'm quite satisfied with mine.
    23. How would you like to die? I don't know.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Something in Latin.
    25. What is your motto? One I like is: "Ius maximum, inuiria maxima"

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? A student of mine told me about it and I find it very useful.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Many many things. About languages and co-existence.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The good atmosphere among the foreros. The politeness.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D I'm afraid both.
     
    1. What is your country of birth? Italy..easy, ain't it?
    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. 185 cm, more or less 6 ft 2.
    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)? Pasta, raw fish and meat, any kind of sweets.
    7. What is your favorite word? felicità (happiness)
    8. What is your least favorite word? sofferenza (sorrow)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? respectively a winning idea, wisdom, my girlfriend when she smiles at me.
    10. What turns you off? hypocrisy, selfishness, ignorance.
    11. What are your favorite books? None or too many.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Catullo, O. Wilde, J. Deaver, H. Mankell.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Van Gogh, Rembrandt.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Robin Hood
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? My grandfather: He fought in the Second World War from 1936 to 1945 and he was able to come home alive.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Caesar Augustus, Alexander the Great.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Doctor: what's better than saving people's lives?
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Scotland, Ireland, Sweden (Brazil if I were minted and I could live without working)
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A quiet, peaceful life with my own family.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Not being able to help someone I love: It hurts way too much.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Selflessness, honesty.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? I'd like to be able to read people's minds.
    23. How would you like to die? With dignity, before reaching the stage of being a burden to my family. Dying during the sleep would be ok.
    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'm sorry, but I had to do it.
    25. What is your motto? None.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I love to communicate and improving my English is the best way to do it with people all around the World.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Something new every day.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? It's very useful and also a great company when I feel lonely.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Both (choco is better, though :))
     

    carrieaa

    Senior Member


    1. What is your country of birth? USA
    2. What is your current country of residence? same
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. short/average
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)Casual
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? lefse, tortilla and black beans
    7. What is your favorite word? travieso/a
    8. What is your least favorite word? flood
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? exchanges between cultures
    10. What turns you off? the rich get richer and the poor get poorer
    11. What are your favorite books? the Bible, the 12 Step Big Book
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Laura Ingalls Wilder, Leon Uris
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Van Gogh, Rembrandt.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Robin Hood
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Bono, JF Kennedy
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Fray Bartolome de las Casas, Oscar Romero
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Peace Corps
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Guatemla, England, Iran
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A quiet, peaceful life with my own family.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Addiction
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Those who live their faith to the best of their ability
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Leadership inspiration
    23. How would you like to die? With confidence in the next stage
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? It's what you expected, and more.
    25. What is your motto? Live this one day only

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Dictionary and translation
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? An amazing group of folks interested in language and culture. Very educated and very expressive.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Almost instant help for language questions, 24/7.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Neither.
     

    quitejaded

    Senior Member
    English, USA (texas)
    1. What is your country of birth? Australia
    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. 5'6"
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Not very fashionable. I wear punky things and sporty things and jeans.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Rice
    7. What is your favorite word? Favourite word? Why would you have one?
    8. What is your least favorite word? Same thing here.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? A really smart guy
    10. What turns you off? Female-superiority
    11. What are your favorite books? Westing Game
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Fiona Apple
    13. Who are your favorite painters? N/A
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Kiddo from Kill Bill
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Uma Thurman?
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? I don't know
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Everything
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Argentina
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Content with the self and others
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Depression in which emotions can still be felt
    21. What do you value most in your friends? warmth and understanding
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? curiosity
    23. How would you like to die? I don't know
    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? I don't have a motto

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? To learn spanish
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? I can't remember it all
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? I get to post! yay!
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Ew, what the heck is nutella? Sounds gross
     

    Alicky

    Senior Member
    Argentina- Español
    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. 1.67 cm
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) It depends on my mood....and the weather....and what I'm doing.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Fish, Meat, Vegetables
    7. What is your favorite word? Compota
    8. What is your least favorite word? Don't have one.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?Music
    10. What turns you off? Arrogance
    11. What are your favorite books? Anna Karenina, Los Miserables, Martín Fierro, Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility and Harry Potter
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? José Saramago, Agatha Christie, Lorca, García Marquéz
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Dali and my cousin Vicky
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Don't have one
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? So many and so little time.... Those who work to make the world a better place.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Manuel Belgrano,
    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? UK, Autralia, Italy.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Peace an being with my loved ones.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Turno on the TV and watch the news.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Honesty, understanding.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Patience
    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 took you so long?
    25. What is your motto? Don't have one.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? To pester other people with my queries
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? A lot
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The people
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Dulce de Leche.
     

    Lusitania

    Senior Member
    Portugal Portuguese
    Sorry to arrive late to the party, but I'm sending this for the second time! :(

    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. 1.76
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Unlike what you’ve heard in your countries… Portuguese women go to depilation centres and they do not have moustaches! :D
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) It depends on the occasion and mood it can be just comfortable, casual or exotic. Just like to feel good and comfortable.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Especially Mediterranean food and Asean. I could live on codefish, tapas, tortilla, cheese, ham, curry andvegetables. And of course never forgetting tea and coffee.
    7. What is your favorite word? Saudade, Carinho.
    8. What is your least favorite word? Solidarity or Charity. I’ve worked in too many ngos to know how huge the lie can be.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Reading and reading and listening to music. Silence and meditation. Nice chat with interesting people.
    10. What turns you off? Rude and arrogant people (especially if they are being racist).
    11. What are your favorite books? All byClarice Lispector, José Mauro de Vasconcellos, Natália Correia, Virginia Woolf, Simone Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Fernando Pessoa, Luiz Pacheco, Borges and many others that I don’t remember right now.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? The mentioned above and many more that I don’t remember right now.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Paula Rêgo, Frida Kahlo.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Don’t remember any.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Ghandi.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Those kept in the shadows of history and that did an outstanding work for others, I can think of many Portuguese women in the beginning of the last century that portuguese history books forgot about. :(
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I love my work, as an alternative I could be a proud bookshop owner as I love to read. :)
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? I could go and live for a while in any other country for professional reasons. For personal reasons, if I really had to move I would prefer Spain or Brazil where it’s bound to be less dramatic if I feel homesick as I usually feel when I’m abroad.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? There is just a minute sometimes when everything seems perfect for any particular reason.
    To be in love and to be loved back, to be in a place where you feel like you are welcome and you fit. To feel that you are improving and doing your best.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Solitude, not being able to relate to other people.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Honesty and tolerance.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? To be more patient.
    23. How would you like to die? With dignity. If possible, without too much pain J
    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 took you sooooo long?!.:D
    Really, I’d like to hear: you did your best.
    25. What is your motto? "Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold." by Bob Marley



    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I was starting to learn Spanish and I looked for an online dictionary and started to use it. Never noticed the forums but one day I googled the words Portuguese and Spanish and found myself in a very interesting discussion about both countries and decided to register myself.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? More Portuguese and Spanish and lot about cooperation and interaction with others.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Everybody being polite and respectful of others opinion. I also enjoy very much the foreros at the Portuguese/Spanish forums.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    Brigadeiros J
     

    elpoderoso

    Senior Member
    English
    1. What is your country of birth? Ireland
    2. What is your current country of residence? England
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimetres or whatever standard of measurement you like. 6ft give or take an inch
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. eyebrows
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Mexican, anything with chilis and peppers
    7. What is your favorite word? monk
    8. What is your least favorite word? basically
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? music
    10. What turns you off? pedants
    11. What are your favorite books? anything by Louis De Bernieres, Cormac McCarthy, Umberto Eco, Roddy Doyle and lord of the rings
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Morrissey, Black Francis
    13. Who are your favorite painters? not interested
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Winston Smith, Sancho Panza
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Larry David
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? n/a
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Rock star of course
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Spain
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? don't know
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? James Blunt
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Sense of humour
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Confidence
    23. How would you like to die? very quickly
    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 made a mess of that, didn't i?
    25. What is your motto? n/a

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I'm trying to learn spanish, and so far wr has widened the horizon of my ignorance
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That i don't know as much as i think i do
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? It's free
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Cheese
     

    AngelEyes

    Senior Member
    English - United States
    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. 5 ft. 3 inches
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Soft & Sexy; Classy & Feminine
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Dark chocolate ice cream, Pizza, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salads
    7. What is your favorite word? Soul
    8. What is your least favorite word? c**t
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Divine Inspiration
    10. What turns you off? Anything or anyone crying because of pain or loneliness
    11. What are your favorite books? Angelspeake
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Anything written by children
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Jean Béraud
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Apparently no one special enough to stick in my brain
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Edgar Cayce, John Willner, Sophia Mason: teachers, all.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Christ, Mozart, Lincoln, Einstein
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I'd want to be King of the World (No one would have to live under the thumb of anyone else ever again.)
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Italy, England
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Learning to change fear and disappointment into strength and opportunity
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Unrealized potential
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Intelligence & a sense of humor
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? I'd like to have the ability to fly while being invisible.
    23. How would you like to die? Alone, in peace, with no 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? "Don't get too comfortable; I'm sending you back."
    25. What is your motto? I have two: "Whatever our souls are made of...his and mine are the same" (Emily Bronte) / "The longest living thing...is unrequited love."(Unknown)

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? To learn new things
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? People are people, and the same all over the world
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?The surprising arrival of brand new friends
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D YES
     

    OCCASVS

    Member
    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.
    ~170cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    -
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Pasta (in particular orecchiette), bread, pizza with tomato sauce, pudding
    7. What is your favorite word?
    Ataraxia
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Faith
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    My life itself
    10. What turns you off?
    Too many things :(
    11. What are your favorite books?
    1984
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    George Orwell
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    Казимир Малевич
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    -
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    I haven't any hero. The person I admire the most is Epicurus
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Alexander the Great, Marcus Aurelius
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    -
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    -
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Ataraxia and aponia
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Having really nothing to do
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Honesty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    I've got everything I like.
    23. How would you like to die?
    While 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?
    Don't worry. Heaven is just an illusion. There's nothing after death.
    25. What is your motto?
    -

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    Because there are a lot of people interested in learning languages, such as me.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    Too many things :D
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    Its community
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    Chocolate!
     

    Venezuelan_sweetie

    Senior Member
    Venezuela --> Spanish -or something alik
    Alright... My turn:

    1. What is your country of birth? 2. What is your current country of residence?
    La pequeña Venecia => The most diverse country in the world => Venezuela.

    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    The measure I like? Well, I like rather tall guys, yeah...

    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    N/A

    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky, Lovely…)
    I'm not quite what people would call fashionable... Let's say I wear a lot of black (easier to match) and generally pay more attention to little details, such as earrings, lipstick, perfume...

    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Mmmmh... Tough one! I guess caesar chicken salad, Italian lasagna, Venezuelan cachapas, Mexican tostadas, and pizzaaaaa!

    7. What is your favorite word?
    In Spanish, Ñacurutu. I just learned it, and I find it quite funny! In English, "get" almighty. It's the 'joker', you can use it for virtually everything!

    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Future. It just sounds too tangible! It's annoying...

    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Music! Especially, Sting, Yanni, Norah Jones & Vanessa Mae (they're geniuses!)

    10. What turns you off?
    Ow! That's what that red button at the back of my neck works for? Didn't know...

    11. What are your favorite books?
    Waow... Really hard to say. The Bible (don't care what people might think, it's a jewel in all possible ways), "Rebeca" by Daphne Du Maurier, Antología Poética de Mario Benedetti, Anne Frank's Diary, "Pride and Prejudice" (yes, Jane again...), The Knight on the Rusty Armour by Bob Fisher... I don't know, these are the ones I recall right now.

    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Mario Benedetti, Gabriela Mistral, Bob Casey, Jane Austen, Pablo Neruda, Renny Yagosesky, G. B. Shaw, Antonio Machado, Stephen King, Claribel Alegría, W. B. Yeats, and many, many, many others.

    13. Who are your favorite painters? (Artists, actually)
    "if I were a painter..." I don't know, they're too many! Maybe Andy Warhol, Alejandro Otero, Matisse, Michellangelo, and perhaps 2 or 3 on every possible cathegory. :p

    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Gaturro (just too funny! He saves the world by giving us smiles to survive...)

    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    Does such thing exist?!

    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Alexander the Great, no doubt! They say he was a drunken jerk, but what a smart, determined, strong-willed, organized drunken jerk he was, anyway! No other imperfect human being has ever achieved as much as he did in his field...

    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    I'd like to go back to translating/interpreting... I miss it so much, snif, snif... :(

    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    I don't really care, as long as I'm there with the love of my life.

    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Being aware of the present moment and enjoying it, instead of dropping it away... Every second is the happiest, if you know how to live it.

    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    1992. It was one of the most terrible years for Africa, a continent I'm deeply attached to.

    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    The fact that they're my friends... and they know when to be supportive, and when to leave me alone.

    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    You mean, besides everlasting life? I think it would be the power of mending hearts. Nothing hurts me more than other people's pain.

    23. How would you like to die?
    Well, I wouldn't really like to, if you don't mind... ;)

    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 in the world are you doing here?!?! Come on, go back to earth RIGHT NOW!!!!!"

    25. What is your motto?
    I don't have a motto, I have a limo! :p


    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    By chance, mainly. Don't you just love the Internet? ;)

    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    I just reinforced the beauty and practicity of English language.

    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    "So... I get to explain my point of view in the matter, and nobody gets mad?!?"

    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    Chocolate ice cream with Nutella as some sort of syrup... Mmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
     

    Inguca

    Senior Member
    Costa Rica - español
    1. What is your country of birth? Costa Rica
    2. What is your current country of residence? Costa Rica
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1,67 m
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Not fashionable at all!!
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Ice cream - chocolate
    7. What is your favorite word? I don't have one.
    8. What is your least favorite word? I rather not say it...
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Reading
    10. What turns you off? When the printer does not work
    11. What are your favorite books? Too many
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Saramago, García Márquez, Anne Tyler, Anita Shreve, Marcela Serrano, and my latest discovery, Laura Restrepo
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I don't know much about painting
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Harry Potter
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Good people
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Jesus
    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? New York City, specifically
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Peace, health, work and MONEY!!
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? The death of someone you love
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Truth and loyalty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Good vision
    23. How would you like to die? From a stroke
    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? I have no motto

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? A friend recommended the page to me
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Lots of things!
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Apart from being educational, it's entertaining, the way people begin with certain subject and end with a completely different thing
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D[/quote] Both
     

    RIU

    Senior Member
    Español
    1. What is your country of birth? Catalunya.
    2. What is your current country of residence? Catalunya
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1'80.
    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)? all
    7. What is your favorite word? xiuxiuejar
    8. What is your least favorite word? follow me
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? My childs
    10. What turns you off? spanish politician
    11. What are your favorite books? biography
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Josep Pla, Ibañez.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? No one
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? No one.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Madre Teresa de Calcuta and some one like her.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? NS/NC
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Do nothing?
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Andorra, Quebec
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Enjoy little moments
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? The envy
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Silence
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? speak more languajes
    23. How would you like to die? quickly
    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're wellcome
    25. What is your motto? vive y deja vivir

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I was loofing for something like this
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? I learned many new words.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? People
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? strawberry (well, with chocolate)
     

    AuPhinger

    Senior Member
    English - USA


    1. What is your country of birth? US of A
    2. What is your current country of residence? US of A
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 6’-2”; 1,9 m
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Bigote, often a couple days worth of other facial hair, encroaching lack of hair on top, LOTS of hairs growing in here-to-fore unheard-of places!! (ears, nose, blah blah blah)
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Unfortunately, I like to eat almost anything! I really appreciate good food!
    7. What is your favorite word? …”But, Honey…”
    8. What is your least favorite word? …”Yes, Dear…”
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Creative, original, practical thought and action.
    10. What turns you off? Hypocrisy, snobbery, dishonesty
    11. What are your favorite books? WW II and US Civil War history, the US West and good historical fiction of the same
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Not a poetry fan. And as for writers, I get more hung up on context than authorship.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Frederick Remington, Dave Barnhouse,
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Robin Hood
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Those who truly serve for the better good
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? The great world explorers, especially 15th-16th centuries
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I wish I had educated myself better, and had been able to serve in a way to help improve world food supply or some similar function beneficial to mankind.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Many places, but in that I lived in Peru & Colombia as a kid, and speak some Spanish, probably mostly South/Central America, Spain.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Health, feeling of contribution, clear conscience.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Guilt, failure to do the proper thing, not being true to oneself
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Acceptance as I am (they can certainly still offer “suggestions”!!)
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? A little more creativity---I am a tad literal!!
    23. How would you like to die? Swiftly and painlessly, after having a chance to say good-bye.
    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? With tongue only partially in-cheek, “No good deed goes unpunished.”

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? To help myself with my Spanish
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That I can get LOTS of help, and that I, too, can be of help to others!
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The tremendous range of personalities, the great help, the broad range of countries represented (range of “hispano-isms”), the mutual benefits aspect. In short, see No 27, above!
    29. Chocolate or Nutella?Chocolate and/or Nutella! (See No. 6 above!)
     
    1. What is your country of birth?
    England (Amersham, Buckinghamshire)
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    England.
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    5'6"

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

    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    Casual hippy, elegant when the occasion requires.

    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    All sea food, French cuisine, vegetables, salads, a good curry or chili dish, garlic. Home-made soup.
    7. What is your favourite word?
    Peace
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Hatred
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    The beauty of nature, certain music, the awareness of God.
    10. What turns you off?
    Women who behave like men.
    11. What are your favorite books?
    Non-fiction mainly. I collect antiquarian cookery books, children's school books, anything on Victorian sociology, philosophy, books of letters. I can't go on - I am drowning in my sea of books. Fiction - David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Pilgrim's Progress, anything by Shakespeare, and many others.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Rupert Brook, John Masefield, Yeats, Oliver Goldsmith. Dickens, Emile Zola, Susan Hill, Bernice Rubens, Thomas Hardy, William Trevor, Alan Bennett, many others - too numerous to mention.
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    Van Gogh, Maurice Utrillo, Toulouse Lautrec, Picasso, Salvador Dali,Winterhalter.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Abel Magwitch in Great Expectations.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    Florence Nightingale, Robert the Bruce, Queen Victoria.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Queen Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Mary Queen of Scots.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    I would like to be a counsellor to alcoholics and drug addicts.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    France.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    The love of my family.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    The starving children in third world countries.
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Loyalty and mutual support.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    The ability to play the piano.
    23. How would you like to die?
    Quietly, with no fuss, knowing that God was close to me.
    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 LRV. I've been keeping an eye on you. Let's have a chat about it."

    25. What is your motto?
    To err is human, to forgive divine.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I had a French translation I needed help with.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? How rusty my written French is. My comprehension of written Spanish has improved.
    28. What is your favourite thing about WR? The number of international friends I have made.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Neither thanks. I'd rather have a slice of freshly baked bread with olive oil and garlic.



    LRV
     

    Maja

    Senior Member
    Serbian, Serbia
    1. What is your country of birth?
    Serbia (former SFRY)
    2. What is your current country of residence?

    The State of Belgrade (Serbia) ;)
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimetres or whatever standard of measurement you like. 163 cm

    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)

    Not too dressy, I wear only things I like even if they're not the latest thing
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?

    Veggies, fruits, dairy, pasta, sweets, meat (only chicken and pork)
    7. What is your favorite word?
    Cornucopia
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Famine
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

    Love, music, books
    10. What turns you off?

    Stupidity and malice
    11. What are your favorite books?

    Death and The Dervish (Mesa Selimovic); LOTR (Tolkien); Idiot & Crime and Punishment (Dostoyevsky), El Tunel (Ernesto Sabato), Cousin Bette (Honore de Balzac), The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James) ...
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Rabindranath Tagore, Jacques Prévert; see #11, Momo Kapor, Ivo Andrić, Branisav Stankovic, Umberto Eco, James Joyce, Sholohov, Tolstoy, Jane Austin, Agatha Christie...
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    my sister, Paja Jovanović, Đura Jakšić, Uroš Predić; Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Vermeer, Dali, Marta Gottfried, Matisse, Michelangelo, Rembrandt...
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?

    numerous
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    none
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Jesus
    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?
    UK, Spain, in Mediterranean
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?

    Health and happy family
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Rape, physical violence, loss of human dignity
    21. What do you value most in your friends?

    Intelligence and selflessness
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    The gift of good writing
    23. How would you like to die?
    Quickly, 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?

    You are forgiven!
    25. What is your motto?

    What goes around, comes around!

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?

    I googled it out in a search for a word and stayed :)
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    That I don't know as much as I think I do
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?

    Knowledge
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    Nutella
     
    Looks like I am the first Filipino (from the Philippines - donde estoy ahora) to answer this thread. Aren't I proud?

    1. What is your country of birth? Philippines
    2. What is your current country of residence? Philippines
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5'5"
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Corporate/Casual Wear for work and jeans and shirt for days with myself and friends!
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Category? Hmmmm.. Pasta! Chili con carne!
    7. What is your favorite word? Family
    8. What is your least favorite word? War
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? A fat cat, the full moon, cool breeze from the sea at night, the smile in my grandparent/s face...
    10. What turns you off? Talks about money! Air heads!
    11. What are your favorite books? Harry Potter!, By the river piedra I sat down and wept, Veronika decides to die (some people find it weird), Morning has been all night coming, Da Vinci Code, ah! the list can go on and on and I forget!, Succulent Wild Women, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, ABNKKBSNPLAKO
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Paulo Coehlo, Dan Brown, Maya Angelou, Richard Bach, and back in High School - Christopher Pike!, JK Rowling,
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Da Vinci
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Harry Potter, Dumbledore, Spiderman
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? My father and my grandmother
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? William Wallace, Ninoy Aquino, Jose Rizal, Princess Diana, Mother Theresa
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? A ballet dancer and an astronaut and a nuclear bomb specialist!
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Spain! the USA!
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A hot, steamy kiss shared with my love under the moonlight!
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Old people and little children working, asking for alms, and hungry in the streets!
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Loyalty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? The power of healing
    23. How would you like to die? In my sleep, with my family and friends surrounding me
    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 have done well, my child.
    25. What is your motto? Ser o no ser!

    Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I was looking for a site where I can learn Spanish!
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That learning has no limits and that I am really an innocent child! (Wham!) And it's a small world after all!
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The friends I have here!
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chok-let!
     

    mirx

    Banned
    Español
    1. What is your country of birth?Durango, Dgo.
    2. What is your current country of residence? Midlands, Ireland
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.181 cms.
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Kind of Gotee, full beard and mustache by the end of the week
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Mexican, Italian, Polish, Spanish
    7. What is your favorite word? FREE (As in "Don't pay for it")
    8. What is your least favorite word? "ni modo" = That's the way it is
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? A kid's smile, a person's genuine and pure feeling of succeeding, reading a good book, and the Scottish Highlands
    10. What turns you off? Apathy
    11. What are your favorite books? Anything by Alice Hoffman, Pedro Páramo, The Bible.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?Alice Hoffman, Garcia Marquez. Poets: Juan de Dios Peza, Antonio Plaza, Manuel Gutierrez Najera, etc.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Kahlo, Siqueiros, Picaso, Dalí, Monet
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Gokú
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? El PJ (just kidding)
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Jesus Christ, Hitler, Napoleón, Pancho Villa
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Actor, singer, writer, pimp, astronaut, truck driver.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? I am already here!!!
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Sitting in the porch of my Scottish cabin, with a small lake in the front and woods farther on, and a hill behing, in a warm afternoon drinking coffee.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? To not see what's going on in this world, and when we eventually see to pretend we're blind
    21. What do you value most in your friends? That they like me for who I am
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Faith
    23. How would you like to die? Like a candle, getting dimmer by the minute and slowly and calmy estinguish, without pain or rush
    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 silly, I always existed and I was always there"
    25. What is your motto?
    "Get A Life", more politically correct "Live and Let Live"
    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? By accident, and then by that ego-centric feeling you get when showing others that you know what they don't. I was looking for a word bu didn't find it in the dictionary, then I was told pople in the foroums were very nice and kind and helpful, and They were right people are very helpful.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That I can say practically whatever I want in English and it always be correct under the "Difference of Dialects" thing. Also some spanish.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? How we can bring each other to shreds in the most diplomatic ways, that there´s always someone willing to help or better said, show off his knowledge. It's fun. It's better than an encyclopedia, people are real, you learn.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate but sweet and milky, not the bitter kind that some people like, that's not civilized chocolate.
     

    nanel

    Senior Member
    Spanish - Spain
    1. What is your country of birth?Spain.
    2. What is your current country of residence? Spain
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.58cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Jeans and t-shirts, so I guess casual.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? I love trying them all.
    7. What is your favorite word? First (because of how it sounds)
    8. What is your least favorite word? Exactly (because I'm unable to pronounce it correctly!)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music, and my friends and hubby too.
    10. What turns you off? Wars, conflicts in general...
    11. What are your favorite books? The clan of the Cave Bear, Agatha Christie's novels... So many.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Jean M. Auel, Bécquer, Neruda...
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Dalí among others.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Superman.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Normal people who make this world a better place to live.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Albert Einstein for example.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Maybe teacher.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Any English speaking country, just for the pleasure of listening to that lovely language each day. Maybe the US because of the gorgeous accent.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Peace, love and justice.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Wars.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Their friendship.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Being able to make people happy.
    23. How would you like to die? I wouldn't like to :p But if I have to, I guess old, knowing I'm going to die to say goodbye, and 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 aren't supposed to die yet, we're getting you back to Earth.
    25. What is your motto? Live and let live.

    Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because I was looking for a translation and liked it.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That my English is awful :D
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? That it isn't just a dictionary.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate hands down! As dark and cold as possible.
     

    fiorilù

    Senior Member
    italian
    1. What is your country of birth? ITALY
    2. What is your current country of residence? SAME
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. CM 165
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) FUNNY
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? SWEETS
    7. What is your favorite word? PATIENCE
    8. What is your least favorite word? AGGRESSIVITY
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? MY FAVOURITE BOOKS
    10. What turns you off? STRESS
    11. What are your favorite books? J AUSTEN-BRONTE SISTERS
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? ABOVE
    13. Who are your favorite painters? NONE
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? NONE
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? NONE
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?NO ONE TOO AGGRESSIVE
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?HOUSEWUFE
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? ENGLAND
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? THE LIFE I LIVE
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? NO FOOD
    21. What do you value most in your friends?SMILES
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? PAINTING
    23. How would you like to die? MY GOD! I WON'T 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? I WISH YOU TO MEET YOUR MUM WHICH IS ALREADY HERE SINCE A LONG TIME...
    25. What is your motto? pATIENCE, COMPASSION FOR EVERYONE
    WE ARE NOT ALL THE SAME - EVERYBODY HAS ITS OWN CHARACTERS...

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? TO GIVE AND RECEIVE HELP
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? LOTS OF WORDS AND PEOPLE
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? DICTIONARY AND FORUMS
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D CHOCOLATE PIECES SPLASHED INTO NUTELLA.....:eek:
     

    curly

    Senior 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. CM 170
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. none at all
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Everything except fish
    7. What is your favorite word? Gremlin/Haphazard/choisisssions
    8. What is your least favorite word? Foriegner (because i always hear it with a tone of disgust) and nice( all purpose word for i can't be bothered)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Reading books while listening to radio.
    10. What turns you off? Football, how can you stand and kick at the same time?!?!
    11. What are your favorite books? The Rendezvous with Rama series, The Island of Doctor Moreau
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Arthur C. Clarke/Doyle, H.G.Wells
    13. Who are your favorite painters? My baby brother
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Bilbo from There and Back Again
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Me, i'm just fantastic :D
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?Setanta(mythical)
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?Translator
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? France
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? being in my girlfriend's arms
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Not being in my girlfriend's arms
    21. What do you value most in your friends?Their arms...
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? An ability to get out of bed when i'm supposed to.
    23. How would you like to die? Doing something incredibly heroic, or stupid, or both
    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 was incredibly heroic/stupid /both!!!!
    25. What is your motto? Hugs are great.
     

    lampiao

    Senior Member
    Portugal/Portuguese
    1. What is your country of birth? I was born in Angola, since my parents were working there at the time. I'm a portuguese national though
    2. What is your current country of residence? Portugal
    3. What is your height? 1m74cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. unshaved only when on holidays

    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Italian food, and most mediterranean food
    7. What is your favorite word? Never thought of that
    8. What is your least favorite word? ditto
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? A lovely landscape
    10. What turns you off? smoking
    11. What are your favorite books? the Bible, Gil Vicente's Autos
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Gil Vicente
    13. Who are your favorite painters? My 3 year old nephew
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? none I can think of
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Jesus Christ, Firefighters
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? King David, Winston Churchill
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? mechanic
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Denmark, Sweden, England, Germany, Australia, others (particularly up north)
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A family in warm and cosy home
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Man's ability to build his life and sucess over his fellows' suffering, without a care; waging senseless wars
    21. What do you value most in your friends? trustworthyness
    22. What natural gift would you most like to posses? oratory
    23. How would you like to die? peacefully
    24. What would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome, beloved son! Meet your brothers and sisters...
    25. What is your motto? Better get there early than late

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I wanted to translate the lyrics of "Lasciate me Cantare", by Toto Cutugno, into portuguese (even though I can't speak italian)
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? A lot. Not only things related to languages, but about a range of topics
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? There are many interesting things to be learned every day, and we can learn a lot with each other
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Mango!?
     

    John-Paul

    Senior Member
    The Netherlands
    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?The Netherlands
    2. What is your current country of residence? new Jersey, USA
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 185 cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.Nah.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Slow food.
    7. What is your favorite word?Othello
    8. What is your least favorite word?Pain
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?Music
    10. What turns you off?Authority
    11. What are your favorite books? Travel, history
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?Mark Doty
    13. Who are your favorite painters?Cy Twombly
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?NA
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?Ordinary people who are able to go to work every day and raise decent kids
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?Characters?
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Politician
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?Egypt
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?To be able to communicate
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?Utter powerlessness
    21. What do you value most in your friends?Initiative
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?I don't know.
    23. How would you like to die?Painless
    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 tell me.
    25. What is your motto?Ad Fundum

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I like the subject matter.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? I'm special
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Fast responses.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Both
     

    Maju

    Senior Member
    Argentina- Castellano

    1. What is your country of birth? Argentina


    2. What is your current country of residence? same
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.60mts
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) I like fashionable clothes, if they are suitable for me. I love jeans.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Argentine food is great! (humita, asado, empanadas). I also love Arabian food and sushi.
    7. What is your favorite word? caricia
    8. What is your least favorite word? violencia
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? good music, a good book, and nature.
    10. What turns you off? noise, violence.
    11. What are your favorite books? Agatha Christie's, Jane Eyre, Bridget Jones' Diary, etc.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Agatha Christie, Brontë sisters, Pablo Neruda, etc.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? I love Donald Duck! He makes me laugh with his bad temper.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? my mum, Mother Theresa.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Jesus and Virgin Mary. From Argentina, Gral. José de San Martín.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? singer (if I sung well! :eek: )- writer.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? England or Mexico (but for a short time, I love my country.)
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? being in the mountains sorrounded by a beautiful scenery; watching a sunset at the beach.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? having to steal or beg because of not having enough to eat.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? their faithfulness and honesty.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? oratory.
    23. How would you like to die? sleeping peacefully 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 home."
    25. What is your motto? "Live and let live."

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because I needed help with a translation.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? lots of words and expressions in English and also diffences in the Castellano from different Latin American countries.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? receiving answers from people worldwide! :D
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Nutella is not very well known in Argentina,but I've tried it and it's delicious. Still, I prefer chocolate (not bitter). I love bombons! :p
     

    jacinta

    Senior Member
    USA English
    1. What is your country of birth? U.S.A
    2. What is your current country of residence?same
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.5'8"
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)Funky, usually, but I´m getting better!
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? apples, jasmine and Calrose rice, and chocolate
    7. What is your favorite word? igriega
    8. What is your least favorite word? "whatever" and "just kidding"
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? listening to music while I ride my bike-- I miss it during the rainy season
    10. What turns you off? bigotry and racism
    11. What are your favorite books? Usually the last one I read
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Isabel Ayende, Mario Benedetti, Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiasson, Ross MacDonald, Saul Bellow, I could go on and on...
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Probably Van Gogh
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? No ideas
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? My aunt who is now 81. She is a great person
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? History was my least favorite subject in school
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I would make a good lawyer, or so I´ve be told
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Sorry, I´ve done that and learned that I like my own country best
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Sleeping in late on weekends
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? My mother died tragically when I was 16. That was it.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? That they are polite and that they listen. They must be kind, intelligent and possess a good sense of humor. (I can be very sarcastic with my friends)
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? To talk to animals
    23. How would you like to die? Heavily medicated. Morphin is wonderful. I have just gone through a bout with cancer. When I first found out, I was ready to die! I had the opportunity to think about my death. I realized I had had a wonderful life and I had had the oportunity to travel outside my own country. Now I know I will be around for a long time. I still want to be heavily medicated !! when the time comes.24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? No idea
    25. What is your motto? Live each day the best you can.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I used to use the dictionary all the time. One day there were the words at the bottom inviting me to visit the new forums.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That it is wonderful
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? That I can find out about Spanish from native speakers all over the word, better than any dictionary.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Isn´t it peanut butter or Nutella???
     

    ameana7

    Senior Member
    Turkey, Turkish
    1. What is your country of birth?
    Turkey, Ankara
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    Turkey, Ankara
    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…) lovely with colours
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Turkish foods
    7. What is your favorite word?
    hayal meyal In Turkish. It means "vaguely", I like its pronunciation.
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    "aproximadamente" in Spanish. I can't say it properly although how many times I try!
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    watching a good film, playing piano, being with my friends and family
    10. What turns you off?
    stress. I'm a panic person :)
    11. What are your favorite books?
    Clockwise Orange by Anthony Burgess, 1984 by Orwell, Baba ve Piç by Elif Şafak
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    George Orwell
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    I really don't know much.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    I don't have a particular one. When I was a child, I used to like "Çalıkuşu", a character of the novel of Reşat N. Güntekin, a teenage teacher.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    I don't think about it.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Atatürk
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Translator or doctor :) I wish i could understand all of the languages.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Chile or Spain or Mexico or all of the countries that speak spanish. :) I love Spanish.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Economical development and smiling and be able to tolerate
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? egoism and living without an aim
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Honesty, be able to tolerate, sincerity
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    being able to stop the time.
    23. How would you like to die?
    In my sleep painless, smiling
    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 a good person and you deserve being here.
    25. What is your motto?
    Try to be happy and to smile all the time, it will make all things run.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    I was searching a good Spanish- English dictionary
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    how similar the languages are, how many languages we have, and how many people love languages and willing to help others.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    willing to help without chating or unnecessary questions. I love the way of helping despite being on the other corner of the world.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    Chocolate, milky with nuts
     

    Trina

    Senior Member
    Australian English
    1. What is your country of birth? Australia
    2. What is your current country of residence? Australia
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 5ft 5
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)I’m not sure what style “lovely” is but it sounds nice.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Seafood (esp oysters, scallops & prawns) or Italian, French, Japanese, Chinese
    7. What is your favorite word? Supernumerary… but I can get by without it.

    8. What is your least favorite word? Spinster – the word sounds ugly. (I think this is the main reason young girls dream of marriage)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? humour
    10. What turns you off? Whingeing, whining, complaining
    11. What are your favorite books? “Perfume” by Patrick S
    ϋskind; “Miss Garnet’s Angel” by Salley Vickers
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Dean Koontz, John Grisham, Robert Harris, TS Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Any of the Impressionists
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Harry Potter (I wish he had been around when I was growing up); Indiana Jones; Captain Jack Sparrow
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? The person/s who manage to rid this planet of political correctness
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Napoleon
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Brain Surgery – there’s a lot of brains out there that need fixing. I would even consider Pro Bono work for certain politicians.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? France or Italy
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? travelling

    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Deep depression; misery; unhappiness
    21. What do you value most in your friends? their existence
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? To speak several languages fluently
    23. How would you like to die? No, thanks. I’m perfectly happy thank you.
    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 do you look so surprised?
    25. What is your motto? The only people who never make mistakes are those who don’t do anything!

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I was stuck writing a diary entry in French
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? That grammar can be fun (if someone had told me this when I was at school, I would have thought that they were insane)
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The people
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate-coated chocolate
    __________________
     

    Carthusian cat

    Senior Member
    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.
    I have to climb up a chair to reach the upper shelf of my kitchen...

    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    Versatile, and very, very cool.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Pasta, peas, melanzane alla parmigiana, milk (I'm vegetarian)
    7. What is your favorite word?
    I like the sound of the word 'polpetta' (meatball) but, unfortunately, those I use the most are four -well, also five- letter words..
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Sveglia (alarm clock)
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Painting walls, cooking, shopping
    10. What turns you off?
    My husband shouting "Can't find it!!" when what he's looking for is right in front of him.
    11. What are your favorite books?
    Il maestro e Margherita, Il re di Girgenti, Dona Flor y sus dos maridos
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Many
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    Many
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Walker Texas Ranger....
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    ...Chuck Norris
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Cleopatra
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Actress
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    My country is not so bad.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Love, sweet smelling kids and purring cats, all in the same bed on a sunday morning.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Loneliness
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Honesty and support
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    I wish I could read minds
    23. How would you like to die?
    Sorry, I wouldn't like 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?
    So she really exists!!
    25. What is your motto?
    Negare, negare sempre. (Deny, always deny)

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    By accident, looking for something I don't remember now
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    Many new words
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    Sharing opinions
    29. Chocolate or Nutella?
    Can't choose. You'd better ask me if I love my daddy more than my mom.
     

    palomnik

    Senior Member
    English
    Is anybody really interested in this stuff?

    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. 5'10''
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Only on the top of my head.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) N/A.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Indian food, borshch.
    7. What is your favorite word? God.
    8. What is your least favorite word? Denial.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Meditation.
    10. What turns you off? Insomnia.
    11. What are your favorite books? War and Peace, Mann's Doktor Faustus, Billington's The Icon and the Axe.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Tolstoy, Frithjof Schoun, Henry Corbin.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Zurbaran, Kandinsky
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Edmond Dantes.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Martin Luther King Jr.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Ramon Llull, Ibn al Arabi, Martin Luther.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Teaching
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? India.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Peace and prosperity.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Uncertainty about one's self.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Honesty.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? to play a musical intstrument well.
    23. How would you like to die? any way as long as I'm mentally alert and not incapacitated 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? Welcome Back!
    25. What is your motto? Life is to be transcended.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Interest in languages
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Some fine points about Russian and Arabic, tips for learning South Asian languages.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Good place to find out information about learning new languages.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Say what?
     

    jadorelefrancais

    Member
    English - Australia
    1. What is your country of birth?
    Australia
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    Australia
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    172 cm
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    Pas mal :D Un melange! Classic mostly, with splashes of funky (to me anyway!:p ).
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Vegetables, dark chocolate, seafood.
    7. What is your favorite word?
    Integrity.
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Ignorance.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Seeking to understand something/someone that/who is different to me or my environment.
    10. What turns you off?
    Narrow-mindedness.
    11. What are your favorite books?
    Emma by Jane Austen and The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir are two, but I have too many to list...
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Simone de Beauvoir.
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    Rembrandt, Renoir, Van Gogh
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Can't think of one at the moment...
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    A nurse at my work, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Bono.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Mother Teresa, Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Zoo keeping (only in a 'natural zoo' that has plenty of space) as it seems nice, with less stress! Plus, I love animals.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    France
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Being completely happy with who I am (whilst still striving for better) and assisting others to find their potential and to be happy with who they are.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    Being in a relationship with someone who doesn't love you.
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Honesty, sense of humour.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    To be able to sing!! Believe me, I try! :eek:
    23. How would you like to die?
    Without pain. With the knowledge that I have done the best that I could in life.
    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! We're ALL friends here!
    25. What is your motto?
    Live and Let Live

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    I'm working on my French
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    That there is so much to learn! That language is used so idiomatically and colloquially and how wonderfully complex communicating can be!
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    Reading discussions about the idiosyncrasies of the languages from people of all walks of life! The dictionaries are great too!
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    Chocolate..unless it's on a crêpe, then it's nutella with bananas. :)
     

    PhilFrEn

    Senior Member
    français - France
    HI, here is my little contribution

    1. What is your country of birth? France
    2. What is your current country of residence? Germany
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. Something like 185 cn
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Normal hair loading + beard of several days that my girlfriend likes so much, so that I am not allowed to shave :D
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Patatoes made diches (gratin etc.), meat meat meat meat (ahhh a good steak, my god...), salads (every kinds)
    7. What is your favorite word? Hmmm, difficult: Kirsche (german, i.e. cherry)
    8. What is your least favorite word? insults in general, that makes me throwing up
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? helping the others
    10. What turns you off? As said by jadorelefrancais before, without any doubt: narrow-mindness and also thinking about the world stupidity, I mean there is problem evrywhere, that's not making me very happy somehow.
    11. What are your favorite books? police books/nice story in general
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? I am not skilled in that sorry . Let's say Michael Konnely because it my favourite detective story writter.
    13. Who are your favorite painters? My girlfriend :D
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Me and cinema...
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? World helpers like Nicola Hulot.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Einsten
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Doctor in ER
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? ouff, hard. I am already living abroad, maybe Spain.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? No war anymore and also no policians (robbers) anymore.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? When people are aware of something and they are not doing anything, this is the deepest you can reach
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Trust and Respect, my guide lines in life
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Flying, could be perfect
    23. How would you like to die? In moutain while make a walk in my beloved moutain of Annecy (northen Alpes)
    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 is no coffee, it is forbidden, either you accept it, either you go to Hell". My answer: "where's the way to it please? :D"
    25. What is your motto? Respect to be respected (not so easy I know)

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because I was seeking a translation, I have been answered perfectly, and now I tend to help when I can :)
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? A lot of specific expression in English
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The rules :D, you have made them so well (and well chosen your modos ;)) that the forum is really clean.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Hmmm chocolate :D
     

    lfeat

    Member
    USA, 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. 5'11"
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. None, it makes me look 10 years older....hmmm
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Mexican, Italian, Chinese
    7. What is your favorite word? can!
    8. What is your least favorite word? cannot
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music entirely
    10. What turns you off? Rude people
    11. What are your favorite books? History, crime novels, suspense
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Jonathan Kellerman,
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Michaelangelo
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? My lovely wife(for putting up with my BS, My son the Marine, my Father the Rocket Scientist (literally!)
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Abe Lincoln, Sitting Bull, there are many, too many to list....
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Professional Musician
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? I've heard a lot of wonderful things about Costa Rica
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Being surrounded by people you love and that love you......
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? People that treat others inhumanely....
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Trust
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? The gift of gab....lol
    23. How would you like to die? Can I print that activity here
    ? lol
    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 just hope I'm on the list.
    25. What is your motto? Don't sweat the small sh**, everything is the small sh**

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? It looked like fun
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? A lot!
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The posts!
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Chocolate
     

    jabogitlu

    Senior Member
    USA-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. 5 feet 11 inches
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. none
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Why women only?? :( I'm lovely! ;)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? junk food, def.
    7. What is your favorite word? Desayunábamos
    8. What is your least favorite word? Alrededor (de). It's soo hard to pronounce for me!
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Libertarianistic Deist Artists (if they're cute! ;))
    10. What turns you off? Politicians, closed-mindedness, Subjunctive.
    11. What are your favorite books? Many, so I'll say the last one I read: Aids & Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame by Paul Farmer. I also have a special quirky fondness for Rosaura a las diez.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Jane Austen, Emily and Charlotte Brontë (not so much poor Anne)
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Mary Cassatt, Fra Angelico, Gustav Doré... I tend to prefer photography.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? The Hardy boys! :D
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Matthew Shepard
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? I don't really have any, to be honest. Ohh, besides Victoria Woodhull, Sojourner Truth, and Mother Jones. (Yes, I am a bit Americancentric. Alas.)
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Translator!
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Spain, Brasil- or anywhere around Patagonia
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? no war, no prejudice
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Conservative Republicanism
    21. What do you value most in your friends? honesty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? A priori knowledge of all verbs, worldwide! ;)
    23. How would you like to die? don't care... but I better be damn 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? Don't give me no shit. ;)
    25. What is your motto? To each his own.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because it's so ACTIVE!
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? How to do that funky "Se me occurió" thing en español.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? See #26.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D My Jamaican-Canadian friend berates me for never having tried Nutella. Hey, they just don't sell it where I live! So, Chocolate.
     

    VEROCley

    Senior Member
    Spanish.
    1. What is your country of birth? Mexico! Ajúa!
    2. What is your current country of residence? The same, ajúa!
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. I'm 1.64 meters tall
    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)? Tacos, tostadas, Tamales, Pollo a la coca, mmm! Almost all Mexican food!
    7. What is your favorite word? Thanks!
    8. What is your least favorite word? Sorry
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Background music!
    10. What turns you off? Arguments
    11. What are your favorite books? The Alchemist, The art of loving, Etics for Amador, Los diez mandamientos del siglo XXI, The da Vinci code, the perfume... wow, too many!
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Savater, Fromm, Coelho
    13. Who are your favorite painters? I dont have a favorite one.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Spiderman
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? My dad and mum!
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Socrates
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Computer engineering
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? France
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Philosophy
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? ignorance
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Their support
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? flying
    23. How would you like to die? I would never like to die but since there is no other choice I would like to die asleep (a heart attack)
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Dont worry you'll always be happy!
    25. What is your motto? It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. (Coelho)

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I found it
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Hundreds of things!
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The tens of points of view for each question
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Nutella
     

    nichec

    Senior Member
    Chinese(Taiwan)
    1. What is your country of birth? Taiwan
    2. What is your current country of residence? USA, Taiwan
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1,63 cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) I love elegant, unique, simple things (a bit on the sexy side when I'm in the mood to stop traffic :D)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Being a vegetarian, I love salades and 100% fresh juice.
    7. What is your favorite word? Wisdom
    8. What is your least favorite word? Sure
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Beautiful mind/soul
    10. What turns you off? Anything or anyone rude and unfair
    11. What are your favorite books? Great Expectation
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Michael Ondaatje
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Amedeo Modigliani
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Nope, sorry
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? I don't like the concept of hero/heroin, sorry :p
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Vincent Van Gogh
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attemp? Violinist (travelling around the world with my violin)
    18. In what country other than your own would you like to live? Italy
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? A cozy small room full of books, music, and films
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being ungrateful
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Being sincere and loyal
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? I'd like to be better and wiser everyday
    23. How would you like to die? In sleep or for someone I care for
    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 it's been a long road
    25. What is your motto? You can only change yourself

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? To translate a French song
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Everything
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? All the amazing people here
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? No sweets, thanks :cool:
     

    alexacohen

    Banned
    Spanish. Spain
    1. What is your country of birth?
    Spain
    2. What is your current country of residence?
    Spain
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like.
    160 cms tall. For curious only: 43 kgs weight
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    Why men only?
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    Inmaculately tailored when at work (I have to, anyway).
    Flower child when free to dress as I like. Levi's 501 and t-shirts.
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)?
    Cookies. Bread and butter. Fruit salads. Fresh juice.
    7. What is your favorite word?
    Beloved
    8. What is your least favorite word?
    Words.
    From boss: To my office, now.
    From lover: You deserve someone better than I. :rolleyes:
    From kids: Why can't I?
    From bank: Overdraft.
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
    Intelligent men.
    10. What turns you off?
    Stupid intransigence.
    11. What are your favorite books?
    The Lord of the Rings, Shakespeare sonnets.
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers?
    J.R.R.Tolkien, Shakespeare, Robert Bennie, Oscar Wilde, Stevenson, Gerald Durrell, Jane Austen, Lope de Vega, Quevedo.
    13. Who are your favorite painters?
    Turner, Monet, Botticelli, Waterhouse, Rembrandt, Alma-Tadema, Caravaggio, Renoir, Tiziano, Reynolds, Klimt.
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction?
    Samwise Gamgee.
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life?
    Robert Maurice Bennie.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history?
    Akhenatum, Richard III, Ruth, Imhotep.
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
    Archaeologist. (that's what I am, though it's not my job)
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live?
    Australia, Israel.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness?
    Having a loving cat purring on my lap.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
    I know. Post-traumatic stress. Depression.
    21. What do you value most in your friends?
    Trust.
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess?
    The voice of a mezzo soprano.
    23. How would you like to die?
    I wouldn't like to be there when it happens.
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
    Your wolf has pissed on the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and get your cats from its branches, if you please.
    25. What is your motto?
    Age pursues me... but I run faster.

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR?
    I needed the dictionary.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR?
    My English has improved quite a lot.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR?
    It's not a thing. It's the people. Most of them.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D
    What a question. Chocolate. Always the real thing.
    __________________
     

    mjmuak

    Senior Member
    Spanish Spain (Andalusia)
    Great thread!!


    1. What is your country of birth? Spain
    2. What is your current country of residence? Uk, but soon Spain
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 168cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any (some women have also facial hair...)
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) not much, very classic, I like jeans and black colour (why only women?? men can't be fashionable?)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? are sweets and cookies food???
    7. What is your favorite word? yes
    8. What is your least favorite word? never
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? meeting people from other countries
    10. What turns you off? running into intolerant people
    11. What are your favorite books? any that makes me forget about the rest of the world
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Matilde Asensi and Arturo Pérez-Reverte
    13. Who are your favorite painters? The 3 children I look after:)
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? I've always been in love with Spiderman (I'm Mary Jo!!) and, don't laugh, Vegeta, from Dragon Ball
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? My mum, if you knew her...
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? El Che Guevara
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I don't even have one yet!! I'd like to be a teacher
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Any where you don't have to sleep having 35degrees at night... I like Portugal
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? I've been very,very happy for the las t year and a half (muak Fer!!)
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Having all the money in the world and findig out that it can't make you happy
    21. What do you value most in your friends? That they are there when I need them and that I don't have to tell them that something is wrong, they know it when they see me
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? I'd like to be Cupid:D
    23. How would you like to die? never drowned:eek:!!! WHile I'm 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? may I carry you suitcase?:cool:
    25. What is your motto? think before you act

    Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? Because I needed the dictionary, and I've now realised that I can learn more here that anywhere else
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? many, many things
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? That I get to speak with people from other Spanish speaking countries
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Both!! actually, Nocilla!!
     

    CrazyArcher

    Senior Member
    Russia/Russian
    1. What is your country of birth? Russia
    2. What is your current country of residence? Israel
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 178cm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. Not really, just 3-day overall growth most times:eek:
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…)
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Thai stuff (chicken+rise+sweet chili sauce=best), medum rare steak with baked potatoes will do as well :)
    7. What is your favorite word? True
    8. What is your least favorite word? כו*ית
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music
    10. What turns you off? Stupidity
    11. What are your favorite books? 'Also Sprach Zarathustra'
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? Goethe
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Err I'm not really into art... But I think it would be Bosch
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? Drizzt Do'Urden, from some fantasy series...
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? Orianna Fallaci
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Margaret Thatcher
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Medicine
    18. In what country other than your own would you like to live? Norway
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Not having to worry about the money, with your loved ones near you
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being a slave so someone
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Loyalty, as unnatural as it sounds
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Absolute hearing
    23. How would you like to die? Something sudden
    24. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God (or deity of your choice) say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Please go away..."
    25. What is your motto? 'Si vis pacem, para bellum'

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I wanted to look up something, google'd it, and got to WR. Since hen I'm here...
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Too many things to count, but mostly that other cultures around the globe are THAT different
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? Diversity
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? Chocolate, but Nutella is also cool
     

    elizabeth_b

    Senior Member
    mexico spanish
    1. What is your country of birth? France
    2. What is your current country of residence? Mexico
    3. What is your height in ft/in, centimeters or whatever standard of measure you like. 1.65 mts
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) Casual, romantic
    6. What are your favorite foods (by category)? Japanese, Chinese, Brasilian and Mexican
    7. What is your favorite word? Peace
    8. What is your least favorite word? Envy
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? listening music, arts in general, nature
    10. What turns you off? injustice
    11. What are your favorite books? "Dorian's Gray Portrait" by Wilde, "The Perfum" Süskind, "Herode's Law" Jorge Ibargüengoitia", "Tom Sawyer Adventures" Mark Twain; "Budapest" Chico Buarque de Hollanda
    12. Who are your favorite poets and/or writers? In Poetry I love Yeats, Vinicius de Moraes, Gibran Jalil Gibran, Mario Benedetti, Ernesto Cardenal, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (there are so many!). Writers: Wilde, Virginia Wolf, Rimbaud, Lord Byron, Shelley, João Pessoa, Jorge Amado, Jorge Ibargüengoitia, Borges...
    13. Who are your favorite painters? Da Vinci, Fra Angelico, Dali,
    14. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines of fiction? I don't have one
    15. Who are your favorite heroes or heroines in real life? My mother is my own private heroine.
    16. Who are your favorite characters in history? Da Vinci,
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I would like to act.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? France
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Be in peace staring at nature.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Dehumanization. People who tortures other people, people who hurts intentionally others either physically or psicologically.
    21. What do you value most in your friends? Their love and loyalty
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? Singing.
    23. How would you like to die? I would like to die peacefully watching the sunset. I love afternoon's light. I would like to fade like her.
    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've been waiting for you.
    25. What is your motto?

    Three Four bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I was looking for some definitions.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Lot's of things but the main one has been sharing positive points of view with others.
    28. What is your favorite thing about WR? The cultural experience, being able to know how people from other countries thinks, lives and that we do that in a very respectful way.
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D Definitely Chocolate :)
     

    Trisia

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    Nobody will actually read this, right?

    1. What is your country of birth? Romania
    2. What is your current country of residence? Romania
    3. What is your height? 1697 mm
    4. Men Only: Facial hair adornments, if any. I dislike seeing men with facial hair. Unless it looks really good on them.
    5. Women Only: How fashionable are you? (Tailored, Fun, Funky , Lovely…) What's 'fashionable'? Can I start a thread on this? (I'm a jeans and baggy T-shirt kinda gal, I'm afraid)
    6. What are your favourite foods (by category)?All sorts of Deserts - all-time favourite: Chocolate cake with lots of custard... *drool
    7. What is your favourite word? eejit :D
    8. What is your least favourite word? the f-word :(
    9. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Music, Friends, Beauty
    10. What turns you off?
    Socialism, communism, generally all sorts of ism-s. People who use concepts like "social justice" and "political correctness" to promote intolerance and restrain others' freedom.

    11. What are your favorite books? Here's some of them: <removed a long list with now-obsolete links :p>
    12.
    Who are your favourite poets and/or writers? Poets: Heine, Radu Gyr, Ion Stratan, George Bacovia
    Writers:
    Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, John Stuart Mill, G.B. Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Jane Austen, F.M. Dostoyevsky, Mihail Sebastian, Camil Petrescu, George Topârceanu, Thomas Kuhn, Alain de Botton, George Orwell, Marguerite Yourcenar, Henrik Ibsen, Umberto Eco, Andrei Plesu, John Fowles, Václav Havel, etc.
    13. Who are your favourite painters? Monet, Aivazovsky, Rembrandt
    14. Who are your favourite heroes or heroines of fiction? Elisabeth Bennet, Bruce Wayne, Daffy Duck, The Doctor, Garfield,
    15. Who are your favourite heroes or heroines in real life? Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, my Mom, Václav Havel, Pope John Paul II
    16. Who are your favourite characters in history? Jeanne d'Arc, Pericles, Socrates and F.A. Hayek
    17. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Something that would involve teaching people to think for themselves.
    18 In what country other than your own would you like to live? Ireland.
    19. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Having my family, best friend and chocolate ice-cream very near.
    20. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Missing the above (and not knowing what I'd be missing)
    21. What do you value most in your friends? They're nice enough to have me around :p
    22. What natural gift would you most like to possess? The gift of intelligence... *sigh
    23. How would you like to die? Doing something that'd be worth it
    24. If Heaven exists; what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome, My child
    25. What is your motto? "Yeah...? So what?"

    Bonus questions:

    26. Why did you join WR? I can't remember... I think I was looking for an expression and I saw & liked a moderator's avatar and thought it could be a neat place.
    27. What have you learned since joining WR? Words, expressions, and, above all, that wonderful people are just a click away.
    28. What is your favourite thing about WR? The atmosphere and, believe it or not, the rules. I don't like chaos (my room being the exception, naturally)
    29. Chocolate or Nutella? :D But Nutella is Chocolate... Anyway, I need them both to survive.
     
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