[EuroPython] Language Advice for Speakers?

Jack diederich jackdied at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 07:30:33 CEST 2008

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Christian Tismer <tismer at stackless.com> wrote:
> Jack diederich wrote:
> ..
>> I think "fast talk" is a personal style or cultural thing and isn't
>> related
>> to geekiness.  To cite two non-native English speakers (and
>> python geeks) Christian Tismer is mile-a-minute and Alex Martelli never
>> uses two words when one would do.  The same spread applies to
>> American speakers: Glyph Lefkowitz will talk you to death
>> whereas Tim Peters (Buddhist author of "import this") would simply stab
>> you and walk away.
> Mile-a-minute -- does that mean something fast, like that
> fast-growing wheat?
> While searching for a translation, I stumbled over this one :-)
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJHIACidds0

Exactly that, but with no Darth Vader, R2D2, or Luke Skywalker ;)

> I never thought to be fast talking. Maybe I do it because I want
> to hide that I'm no native speaker. Bad fault. Will try the
> opposite at EuroPython, talking so slowly that I wake up from
> the audience's snoring :-)

I was thinking about beer-speech and not presentation-speech.
I only go to friend's presentations to cheer when they do badly
and Boo when they do well.  I have bood you several times.

> cheers - chris

I missed you on the speaker's list.  I am looking forward to
seeing you again.

And in such a remote location! (for this American, anyway),


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