Monday, January 30, 2012

Callahan's Constant

C: The distance between you and a full understanding of the answer of a native speaker of a foreign language you are learning. It is a constant because the better you sound while asking a question, the more rapidly they will answer you, and the more advanced will be the vocabulary and grammar they will use. So, as you learn language X, you will fail equally at understanding more and more advanced versions of it as you progress.

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