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Language learning is a sport. I say this as someone who is in no way qualified to speak about sports;
I joined the fencing team in high school in order to get out of gym class. Still, stabbing friends with
pointy metal objects resembles language learning more than you might think. Your goal in fencing is to
stab people automatically. You spend time learning the names of the weapons and the rules of the
game, and you drill the proper posture, every parry, riposte, and lunge. Finally, you play the game,
hoping to reach that magical moment when you forget about the rules: Your arm moves of its own
accord, you deftly parry your friend’s sword, and you stab him squarely in the chest. Point!