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"He Just Has a Gift for Language"

We have all at some point either said or heard a friend say, "I'm just not good with language," or something to that effect. Generally people say this when someone suggests learning another language, and they don't want to put out the effort to try. What would you say is the main reason why people don't try? I would say from my own experience that it is often due to fear of failure. This sentence concisely conveys both of these truths: defining the speaker as a failure with language, thus providing the excuse not to try.

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