https://www.duolingo.com/Banana119

Duolingo In The Bathroom!?

I was at my local community college today and while I was in the stall I am certain that I heard the duolingo sound of someone completing a lesson and the sound of them typing and selecting different options while in the stall next to me. It was halarious!

January 20, 2014

100 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Hey, if you've got free time on your hands, might as well do a lesson right? :D

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

LOL

February 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JessHinds13

I've had people ask if I was okay because I stayed in a stall an extra seven minutes to complete a section.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeBetter

I have done that at work since cell phones are technically forbidden. turns out they can't place cameras to watch us in the stalls. If they could they would.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

Where do you work that cellphones are forbidden?

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/phyzelo

The corporations big and small, I've worked at, have all had policies that say workers can't use cell phones. Apparently, they, corporate officers, don't want to pay us while we are net surfing. Some even blocked most of the internet on the computers at work too.

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

Many government/military workplaces won't allow cellphones because cameras are not allowed and it is almost impossible to have a cell phone these days without a camera (except for a few BlackBerrys made just for that purpose). Some don't allow cellphones at all because they could be used as recording devices.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

Isn't everything a recording device yet? I recently read an article warning people about the danger of USB cables spying on you. o.O

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

At my previous government job, we weren't allowed to use flash drives :)

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

@ziggKogg
Actually we couldn't plug anything 'extra' into our computers, including keyboards, mice from home. I'm pretty sure this is the type of stuff they were guarding against. I remember someone had a USB fan or something, and they were told they couldn't connect it. Once, someone forgot, and plugged something they weren't supposed to into the USB slot, and IT confiscated the device and their computer until they were sure it was 'safe'.
Pain in the butt if you wanted to charge a iPod or something (but lets face it, those are just mini storage devices)
This was all post 9/11 pre-Snowden.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Veekhr

The flash drive/usb ban in government jobs came after Chinese hackers allegedly infected DoD networks with some kind of virus. Sometime in 2008.

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

Well of course, flash drives are obvious. Makes you kind of wonder how Snowden managed to get his hands on some secret documents.

This article mentioned peripherals that connect USB cable; keyboards, mice etc. Cables manufactured in the USA.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg

@wazzie

Wow, very intriguing. Thanks for the information.

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Inked.Bookworm

Just about anywhere... To ensure you're actually doing work while at work.

June 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/celalergun

I've done two exercises this morning at home. It is better than staring into cat's litter and count her productions that she failed to cover :)

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT

That's hilarious. But hey, at least he/she is using duolingo.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kimberly_Lynn

If it was me, I wouldn't mind that being said. Nothing was said against it or anything like that. I do it on the exercise bike in the gym. Sometimes I have to mouth the words. I'm sure I look ridiculous.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/aowstin

oui oui ;)

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

XD XD XDDDDD

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vorarlberg

All I take away from this discussion is that you should never borrow someone's cell phone.

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410

Lol

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/wildwm

Lol I once saw a girl on the bus using duolingo, but in the bathroom, really!? haha XD

January 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Deinanthe

If I were able to access Duolingo in the bathroom, I would use it there! ;)

January 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/inkybaba

Putting iFunny out of business

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JackedTortoise

Today I was recommending this website to a friend and this girl overheard us. She said: ''it it Duolingo?'' I was pretty psyched! Though it turns out she used it for 1 week and quit. But still, meeting people who know Duolingo in real life is always a pleasant surprise.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/caselthor

I do the same thing. Commute? DL. Break between classes? DL. Bathroom? DL.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorothy1234

actually, it's the title that makes me laugh, not the comment.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

For me it was the other way around... I looked at the title and thought "What could possibly be worth reading in that post?" I read the post, and immediately understood.

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/eggplantbren

I once heard someone practicing on the train, which is much more normal. I couldn't hear what language it was but it was a lower voice, so definitely not Spanish or French.

January 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MartinezSwift

Bathroom guy typing answer Duolingo: "Correct! You've completed this lesson!" Bathroom guy: "YES!" You: Looking under stall "Excuse me? Are you alright?" Bathroom guy: "Oh, uh, just crapping and learning, um.......can you pass me some toilet paper?"

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel-in-BC

I can't spare a square.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

That voice!

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlsEenPoffertje

Not even one ply?

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/endgargoyle

no

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TurronDeCoco

Quick, translate the following sentence into the language you're learning: "I was caught using Duolingo in a public washroom, and now the whole world knows about it because Banana119 blogged about it online."

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/QueenLethargy

seriously...XD

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Phobic

If I wanted to practice duolingo at the local community college, I might consider hiding in a bathroom. It's a relatively quiet environment, but nobody is likely to be bothered or bother you if your app makes noise. XD

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DaleyDan

that is great, i mean what ever and when ever they can learn.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tonywangtj

I always try to complete at least one Duolingo lesson in the morning.(In The Bathroom of course..)

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Errori

I'd do that too if there was a Duolingo app for Windows Phone. ;(

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

Actually, there is! If you have a Windows 10 phone. Keep on learning! (And pooping XD)

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/aukejw

You mean you DON'T use it in the bathroom?

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fer84

Private bathroom - yes a lot. Public bathroom - also, but with earphones and speaking lessons deactivated

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/aukejw

No speaking lessons here either. Although it'd be pretty amazing to hear someone yell Duolingo-sentences from a bathroom stall.

"I AM A PENGUIN"

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Challenge accepted!

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo

*applause*

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/leonardicus

Sono un pinguino! :D

January 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/68dustin

Imagine being in a public stall and hearing one of the lines like "you are stupid."

February 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410

Lol

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

I literally am laughing so hard rn XD XD XDDDDd

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

LOL! That's funny, man(woman)!

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410

Lol

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ShadowtheanimalN

Lol!

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MehrinSa

The fact that Duolingo is addictive makes it possible.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/livsoccer02

That is not that weird. Some people play video games. Some read. So take there laptop in there to play games! So why not!

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorothy1234

That tickles my funny bone.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Robgambino

every time I'm on the toilet at work killing time and learning at the same time lol

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/landnsea

And I thought I were hooked up. :) Nice.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Titanik

I did that when I have my own private bathroom. now living in dorm life,I miss using duolingo in the bathroom badly :(

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/cbatt

I've seen people doing Duolingo in public but not in the bathroom. LOL.

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mkacrss

Maybe it was me! :P

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JDThompson

Is your community college Daytona State College by any chance? Because I was doing some French lessons in a restroom on campus just about 4 days ago...

January 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/talmage

but it will probably give you a better chance of getting sick. and since there would be more germs it would be more likely to contaminate

January 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/anshulshri619

everyone is free in the bathroom, better learn a language than count the number of tiles!right?

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bittybank

Lol! :D XD

January 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/changr1212

I guess wherever it seems suit for the person, it would be acceptable. Good on them for learning in the br lol...

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ayePete

LOL!

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SenorSpencerWise

LOL.... I do that all the time... it is often the only break i get from teaching all day long :)

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JessieKaye

LOL ;)

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BankVault3

Yeah. I agree with BankVault2 and Firepaw

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Gottesanbeterin

LoL

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorothy1234

Funny!

October 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SpiralStat

I do that at my private home bathroom, but in a college bathroom!? XDDD

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jasonchen845

Bruh

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

beats the ground with fists and laughs uncontrollably

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/_Little_Shadow_

Gotta poo, better bring my chromebook!

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/smearedink

Poo-o-lingo

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Equilibrio99

I wonder what lesson they were on? Perhaps the infinitive verbs?

Me tengo que ir ahora. I have to go now.

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo

*applause*

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ShadowtheanimalN

Brilliant!

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/firepaw

What if the person who did it looked at this? You would probably hurt their feelings. What if you were the person who did it, and you looked at this? And banana119, don't share stuff like that on here. You probably embarrassed them if they looked at this.

January 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie

I'm sure there were 1000's of people doing DL in public bathrooms today, there is no way of knowing who Banana119 caught strengthening their skills. :)

January 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo

How is hearing a little fanfare from a phone in a cubical a bad thing anyway? ;)

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Melaniedf

Is it good etiquette to congratulate the person who levelled up? Or is that overstepping boundaries of privacy?

January 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

@Melaniedf, i can't believe I missed this gem. Lol!

August 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo

I think it would be a little bit scary if you walked out of a cubicle to someone saying "Felicitaciones" for levelling up...

January 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Melaniedf

Nooo, I'd have a good laugh and say thanks! Or merci! Or grazie!

January 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SilvioKee

haha I was in the bathroom today using it. I appreciate your sympathy :-P.

January 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

That is very considerate of firepaw. :) i agree with wazzie that the person will have some anonymity. But, I really like that you want to look out for our community members. :)

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/wildwm

So? its not like he said who it was. And they were probably aware that it was a bit weird as well.

January 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Despina_S

It's not embarrassing. Instead of playing fruit ninja or whatever, they did something smarter. If I were the person who did it and then saw this post, I 'd find it funny for sure!

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jimls117

"Embressed?" I hate it when I get embressed.

January 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Melaniedf

I'm just glad it's in the open, now DLers know they're not alone. Makes it ok to do it wherever, whenever. No stigma!

January 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/talmage

i would say that you SHOULD NOT DO duolingo in the bathroom it gets germs on your device (or laptop)! not only that but if you eat while using your device (or laptop) it gives you food poisoning!

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Deinanthe

Anything used in the bathroom is vigorously sanitized and disinfected! :D

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

I think you envision my experience a little different than I do... My device is already back in my pocket before anything gets near my hands. ^_^

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/talmage

but what about other people?

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

OCD trigger warning

Rehabilitated OCD here, specifically I fixated on germs. Trust me, if there is a way for germs to move, I have probably obsessed about it before. Our phones are doomed regardless of whether they stay in our pockets when we have a sit or not.

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bittybank

Yeah...firepaw is right. :-/

January 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/firepaw

Thank you for supporting me. Yesterday there was comments like "I've seen someone do it on the bus, but in the bathroom? lol" and I think that's rude.

January 22, 2014
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