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- It’s Not The Years, It’s the Seconds: A Stack of Washingtons Is Not Worth The Same As a Stack of Benjamins
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- Why Seconds And Not Hours?
Measuring language “study” time in years is like trying to count mixed cash by weighing it. Hello? Denominations…
Counting language acquisition in years makes us think that we’ve been playing way harder than we actually have.
It’s not the years, it’s the minutes. It’s the seconds.
You can’t compare a stack of dollar bills to a stack of Benjamins and call them the same, playa.
Don’t tell me how many “years” you’ve been at the language.
Tell me how many seconds.
That’s seconds on task. Seconds on the bike, whether pedaling or coasting.
And, no, the time you spent being emo but not doing anything does not count.