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I am glad I could write something useful.

> On 2 Feb 2014 20:59, "Thomas Ruhm" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> Giving me advices is the best way to make me stop doing something.
>> 
>> Once I read in an interesting article, that it would be much easier when
> everybody would speak their own language, especially if they are very
> similar, als in the given example German and Dutch. I always refuse to
> speak English to Dutch people. My accent is so strong that they probably
> would think, that I don't understand much English at all.
> 
> Maybe that's the answer to my problem above, Thomas! Of course it's partly
> my fault since when I was studying German in Germany I didn't at any point
> refuse to speak English or bargain not to with anyone who did! Everyone was
> always unfailingly polite when I was there (barring one exception) but that
> one incident cited above really bugged me and still does.