A Spooky Duolingo Story...
While going through various Duolingo courses, I've noticed that learners have begun putting together stories out of ongoing themes showing up in the sentences. Recently, I began to follow one particular story, about a spooky dog... dun dun dun
(Content warning: the word "kill" appears)
Are there any other stories (spooky or not) you're aware of in the Duolingo courses you're doing?
(Please note that eventually, these fun stories will likely be removed. And, to make our (mods) duties easier, please take a moment to read How to best utilize the Sentence Discussion forums. Many thanks! ^_^
Oh yes, that sentence is so loved that Duolingo made a T-Shirt for it. You can find it in the Gear Store. :D
People wonder why some discussions get locked. It is because we've already deleted thousands of comments like this lol. They are fun stories, no doubt. I have definitely felt sad deleting some of comments I've found during cleanup sweeps.
Thank you to everyone who participated. I enjoyed your comments and story records very much. These sentence forums collectively take up enormous amounts of time for moderators to clean. So, to help make our duties less strenuous, please take a moment to read How to best utilize the Sentence Discussion forums. Many thanks! ^_^
Scarlett_Lucian, just don't get too attached. Off topic comments are eventually slated for the chopping block in the sentence discussion forums. Those forums have a much stricter structure, as you can see in Tips for using the sentence discussion. Moderators are cleared to remove everything extraneous to keep those forums working as well as possible with millions of people using them. I imagine a couple of gems you see here will last a tiny bit longer than some other off topic stuff. But, they are likely not immortal.
I agree. That feature would be so great! I've even found really good explanations under the [Hidden] because people were trying to shame the person making an initial assumption. Sure, their assumption may have been wrong, but it lead to a beautifully helpful discussion. I'm always sad when those types get hidden.
Ah, this made me think of the story of Sergei and Anna from the Russian course's Numbers 2 skill.
Anna was born in two thousand. (Um...)
Who did Anna marry? (Sergei, of course.)
Anna is twenty nine years old. (But Anna was born in 2000...)
Sergei met Anna in the year two thousand. (...oh gosh.)
Sergei lives in a large house. (Welp, we know where to find Anna. Perhaps.)
Not a spooky story, but a rather tragic love story...
The Norwegian course promised me a Norwegian bride (first "I want someone to eat cheese with", followed by "we are getting married tomorrow"). Some vile secretary tried to steal her. Fortunately, he came to a bad end - I think he got hanged or something. However, my promised wife never turned up. The last I heard of her, she was in Russia. Since then I have visited Russia twice in search of her, but alas, she was nowhere to be seen, and I remain single, lonely and heartbroken, having no one to eat cheese with, and it's all Deliciae's fault.
She won't even let me hold hands with anyone... https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9382889
This image has a strobe effect. It is not enough to cause me to seize, but, everyone is different so I wanted to give a heads up.
To the "eloped wizard" comment: https://cdn.zapier.com/storage/photos/5188e9cd133362e349708cd3c859a6d2.gif
It is a small dialog with links:
- Do you want chicken? The chicken is so tasty here!
- I do not want this chicken.
- Why were you upset?
- I cannot eat chicken. I want duck and rice.
- Where does she see a duck?
- The duck is swimming south.
- Yes, I see the duck already.
- Give me the duck!
- Tasty duck.
All these sentences have been taken from the Russian course.