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Jack Ryan
10-16-2008, 09:14 PM
The name is not really Jack Ryan. I just play him on the internet since I was a big fan of Tom Clancy.

But spying was the game. USAF Security Service linguist in the 60's.
The other board I used to post on had many linguists so it must not be as uncommon as I thought.
I mostly lurk and don't post much but you may see me every once in a while.

Phillygirl
10-16-2008, 09:19 PM
Hey there Mr. Ryan!! I hope you post a bit more than just lurking! Good to see you here!

Aaron Burr
10-16-2008, 09:54 PM
I used to be a fairly cunning linguist myself, once upon a time. Ahem...

I'm surprised you didn't go with the Blackwood Oakes moniker. Has Clancy caught up to Buckley yet? I gave up when Jack became the President.

Jack Ryan
10-16-2008, 11:13 PM
Hey there Mr. Ryan!! I hope you post a bit more than just lurking! Good to see you here!
Well you know that I have opinions and sometimes let them be known !!

LibraryLady
10-16-2008, 11:14 PM
Hello! What languages did you specialize in?

Jack Ryan
10-16-2008, 11:16 PM
I used to be a fairly cunning linguist myself, once upon a time. Ahem...

I'm surprised you didn't go with the Blackwood Oakes moniker. Has Clancy caught up to Buckley yet? I gave up when Jack became the President.
I lost interest in Clancy when he went to the cyber stuff.
I could not relate to the stuff he had in those books like I could his earlier works. In the earlier ones it was like "Yeah I know what he is talking about".

Jack Ryan
10-16-2008, 11:17 PM
Hello! What languages did you specialize in?

Russkie. Da, that was it.
(and it was so long ago that is about the only word I remember)

Aaron Burr
10-17-2008, 01:20 AM
I figure Clancy must still be getting paid by the word. I'm sure you remember plenty of Russian. You just need the right motivation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rW4Hxu8ka0&feature=related

Kristin
10-21-2008, 01:47 PM
Welcome Jack.

Jack Ryan
10-21-2008, 09:51 PM
I figure Clancy must still be getting paid by the word. I'm sure you remember plenty of Russian. You just need the right motivation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rW4Hxu8ka0&feature=related
I didn't understand a word of that but it looks like an excellent incentive to break out the dictionary and re learn.

lurkalot
10-21-2008, 11:07 PM
a new man in the house :D

Shannon
10-22-2008, 09:34 AM
a new man in the house :D

We keep forgetting to warn people about you.

lurkalot
10-22-2008, 09:47 AM
We keep forgetting to warn people about you.

me? warn about me? why I'm perfectly harmless ;)

Goldwater
10-22-2008, 09:48 AM
Добро пожаловать!