language - Professor Bello College Writing 3 February 2010...

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Professor Bello College Writing 3 February 2010 The Many Languages Everyone has a different “language” that they speak. Sometimes people can even have more than one “language.” In this case the word “language” is being defined as the lingo you use in smaller communities. For example, I have separate languages for my family, friends, track team, and my work at the daycare and at Cold Stone. My life has many different languages which each sculpt a different side of who I am. Sometimes, you may think you know someone, but until you learn all the languages they speak you will never know them completely. For one instance, my family and I speak one language. My immediate family and I use words and phrases such as “piggy butter” and “taking out the box.” “Piggy butter” is peanut butter because my little sister could not say peanut butter when she was learning to talk. We all thought it was fun, and “piggy butter” stuck. “Taking out the box” means you need to clean up any public area in the house, because anything that is yours that is currently there will be put into the box, and then you will have to do chores to earn your possessions back. Among my extended family, we have “FFFF” and “gneau.” FFFF is an event that my family does every February. It is the Family February Film Festival. Gneau is German for “really.” When we do not know what to
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course COLLEGE WR 112 taught by Professor Melissacarrere during the Fall '10 term at UMass (Amherst).

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