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Spending roughly 50% of my waking life playing GeoGuessr over the last few months has meant I’ve become, in my opinion, fairly alright at recognising written languages at a glance in order to work out where I am. This doesn’t mean speaking them — my French is alright although it has lost a bit of fluency over the years, but I don’t speak any other language (except English) above a very basic level. The skill is being able to see a road sign, place name or shop front, identify the language, and hence pinpoint the country you’re in. This is…

Jack Love

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