Tuesday, January 29, 2019

languages I don't speak

Not real languages. If you take this literally, than everything but English would be on this list. Spanish would get an asterisk. I can at least kind of understand and read that.

I'm talking more about pop culture languages. Things that other people slip into conversation and make reference to and others just get it while you smile and nod. Rent Live was all over my twitter feed the other night, and in the nicest way possible, I just didn't care. I mean I'm sure it's great and I know it was groundbreaking but I don't speak Broadway. I saw Wicked in NYC and Avenue Q when it came here and that's it. I didn't grow up with showtunes, wasn't a theatre kid, and it's just a whole world that exists that I don't understand.

Some other "languages" I don't speak:

Game of Thrones (all the white guys look the same, and the incest. I couldn't get into it)

Superheroes (Marvel? The other one? Crossovers? I know Batman, Superman, and Spiderman. And that I should see Black Panther. That's it.)

Current Pop Music (I'm not in the car long enough to hear it and I guess it doesn't matter enough for me to find it on YouTube? I know Cardi B says "Okurrrt" but that's about it.)

Candy Crush (Lives? Levels? I have never played it!)

Piano (Okay, not really a language but a lot of kids played growing up and know the basics. I can tap out Mary Had A Little Lamb for ya...)

Lord of the Rings (??? There is that weird thing with the rings and Gandalf?)

Star Wars/Trek (Never saw any of them. I get the ships mixed up. I know Trek is pointy ears and Scotty and the main characters of Wars but please do not reference the plots as I will be lost.)

What are some things you know nothing about, or "languages" you don't speak. I have a friend who doesn't speak Harry Potter which I at least learned long ago and can usually reference quite well.

OH and Bre and I are going to do Add It To My List, just as a post, not as a link-up, the last Tuesday in February so put that in your bujo and prepare!


  1. LOL! I love this post! I have finally found someone as ILLITERATE as myself in these languages! I speak none of the above either! LOL!

  2. Harry Potter. I never cared enough to read the books. I taught myself Star Wars canon a few years ago. I watched the movies and read up on the histories/stories. It was a lot of work, but now I really do appreciate it.

  3. OMG, i am so with you on these! I don't speak Harry Potter though, which is quite controversial :) lol. I've literally never seen an episode of Game of Thrones.

  4. I have recently learned to speak Game of Thrones.

    I don't speak Harry Potter, Gym/Exercise, Macros or Food Counting, Snapchat, Housewives.

  5. I don't speak superhero, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, pop music, any reality TV, Walking Dead, This Is Us, or Star Trek/Star Wars (I get them all mixed up, too).

    I do speak fluent cheerleading, though, so there's that.

  6. Most of the above, same (GoT, Star Wars). Makeup - I dunno what primer, highlighter, why all the sponges and brushes and liquids?!? Designers. I don’t know what’s in season (or what fashion season we are even in. Summer right now maybe?).

    1. Definitely summer for you, 100% of the time. Too bad you no longer have that killer scarf as it was always in season...

  7. I don't really speak popular TV, either current or 'retro', since I didn't watch TV growing up and don't really have time for it now, either. So references to most TV shows are lost on me. See also: cult classic films pre-2010. I've seen zero. I have seen all the Star Wars films though so that one I have? I also don't speak Broadway. Or Art. I like it, but I couldn't tell you what's post modernist or whatever.

  8. lol i love this. i definitely speak the lord of the rings language, probably a little too much actually. i don't speak superhero or game of thrones either. i don't really speak any popular shows, current or older ones. we didn't get a whole lot of the popular ones and if we did, i didn't watch them, and these days i just don't have the attention span.


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