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angelicbrokenbells asked:

How many languages do you speak fluently? I'm pretty curious :o

I can only speak 3 languages fluently - English, Filipino & Cebuano (one of the native Philippine languages, spoken primarily in Cebu). I took Spanish classes 2 years ago, but I can barely speak the language now. I guess I’m pretty much not good at it. Haha.

3 months ago with 68 notes

Anonymous asked:

Do you have a word for reviews or opinions? Thank you :)

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An ultracrepidarian (from Latin ‘beyond the sole’) is someone who speaks or offers opinions on matters beyond their knowledge. They pretend to know more than they do to impress others.

The term draws from a famous comment purportedly made by Apelles, a famous Greek artist, to a shoemaker who presumed to criticise his painting. The Latin phrase “Sutor, ne ultra crepidam”  (also, Ne ultra crepidam judicaret”), can be taken to mean that a shoemaker ought not to judge beyond his own soles. That is to say, critics should only comment on things they know something about.

3 months ago with 218 notes