"Watashi wa nihongo ga sikoshi wakarimas."
"Ohhhh god. I don't think I can do this."
"I can say like two sentences, Lindsey. And the other one is 'Watashi wa Amerikajin desu.' And they're like 'no kidding.'"
"It's okay! We're going to want to say a lot of 'Anatawa eigo ga wakarimas-ka?' And they'll be like 'Iye.' Or 'Hai!' But we'll be like 'Ohaiyo gozaimas!'"
"I'll be against the wall in the fetal position."
"Speaking of fetal position," *asks a CSS question*
"Oh! You're aware of the 'has layout' concept?"
"The what now?"
"Oh!" *talks CSS for ten minutes*
"There, see? You're brilliant and you can handle this. Now. The verbs don't have too many different endings, as far as I can tell. And no tones. And you're like "-ka?" on the verb to make a sentence a yes/no question, and--"