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  1. #1 Ryan is the name. Spying was the game 
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    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.
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    Hey there Mr. Ryan!! I hope you post a bit more than just lurking! Good to see you here!
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    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.
    Last edited by Aaron Burr; 10-16-2008 at 10:54 PM. Reason: hesitation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    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 !!
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    Hello! What languages did you specialize in?
    This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Burr View Post
    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".
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    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)
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    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=_rW4H...eature=related
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    Welcome Jack.
    www.klingtocash.com - my blog, helping you save more of your money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Burr View Post
    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=_rW4H...eature=related
    I didn't understand a word of that but it looks like an excellent incentive to break out the dictionary and re learn.
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