Doing my German homework and learning all about how Germans don’t have air conditioning, and think it’s a waste of energy and money, and that all that unnatural air is unhealthy…how Germans have windows in their houses that are specially designed to be open and stay open, which have no screens (so you can sit in them O_O) but which are specially designed to still keep prying eyes and hands out of your home when opened…How the German school system works, and how Germans don’t use their university dorm rooms as a place for socializing…how German dorm rooms come with LOTS OF BOOKSHELVES, and are typically single rooms…How Germans see gardening as good for you, not just a hobby that most people don’t partake in…How Germans don’t have private transportation (like personal cars) in near the volume that we do, and instead use public transportation or *gasp* use their legs and walk…
…How Germans like garden gnomes O_O
See. I shoulda been German.
…and then I wouldn’t have to cram hundreds of German vocabulary words into my head in one night, to be regurgitated the following morning on a quiz and then absolutely forgotten because oh look, there’s a hundred more to learn in the next single night to be regurgitated in another quiz and then completely forgotten because there was never actually time to learn them in the first place…and after a week of this, to suddenly have to be able to remember every single one of those many many words, along with their gender (which is not predictable by any sort of system or method save pure luck) and their plurals (which are always different and also impossible to predict according to some rule or system) for a test, even though I’ve definitely not forgotten them because I definitely never knew them in the first place.
Honestly. I’m good at memorizing, I like memorizing. But Herr Professor Doktor C, give me more than six hours please before you move on to something else entirely without a backwards glance until the test which I get graded on. Gee wiz.
yep. def should have been german.
also college is, I believe, free in Germany and then I’d be able to call it Uni which is inestimably cooler than…”college.”
*goes back to erasing all memory of last night’s vocab with this night’s, and listening to German newscasts which I get nothing out of except a headache because they talk too fast about things I know nothing about* darnit.