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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Wed May 31, 2017 8:22 am

daftbeaker wrote:
StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
daftbeaker wrote: You then, when Roy uses a dictionary definition to point out that protege is a FRENCH word think that because that definition is in an English dictionary it somehow invalidates where the word protege comes from.
I simply claimed that using an English dictionary for a foreign definition is like asking a junior arsonist for lessons on fire safety.

I have been away for a bit but this caught my attention. I own a number of books about the Russian revolution of 1917. Are you suggesting that because they are written in English by English authors they are automatically incorrect?

I have English translations of a number of works by Trotsky and Lenin (I don't recommend them, it's incredibly dull and repetitive). Do they lose all of their original value by being translated into English?

I feel that weapons grade idiot still applies :idiot:
That's actually a very good point, yes.
And again, no need to rub it in.

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:52 pm

StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:I feel that weapons grade idiot still applies :idiot:

And again, no need to rub it in.

Then have you considered thinking before you type? It might help.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:17 pm

Happee burfday ta unka groanik
weereffer ye B
rrrrr :welcome:
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:14 pm

Thanks, Roy. This is the big one. 60. I'm officially older than my father was when he died. I think that makes me certifiably old.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
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-- Philip K Dick

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English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby ChowMein » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:01 pm

Happy burpday ET :drinking: :drinking:

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:44 pm

appee burfday unca eee tee rrrrr :welcome: rrr :zen:
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby DavidH » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:40 am

Many happies, ET! :drinking:

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:31 pm

Belated Happy Birthday to all the people whose birthdays I have missed whilst absent. I didn't realise that I could even log back in! :blush:

E.T. You are definitely old. :evilgrin:

Well, you are exactly two weeks older than me, so I suppose you must be old, because I am.

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:08 pm

Happy birthday for yesterday Tig :bounce:
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:59 pm

Tigger_the_Wing wrote:Belated Happy Birthday to all the people whose birthdays I have missed whilst absent. I didn't realise that I could even log back in! :blush:

E.T. You are definitely old. :evilgrin:

Well, you are exactly two weeks older than me, so I suppose you must be old, because I am.

Yeah, I'm pretty much the oldest person in every group I'm associated with. I never thought I'd last this long.

Happy birthday, Tig.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:13 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
Tigger_the_Wing wrote:Belated Happy Birthday to all the people whose birthdays I have missed whilst absent. I didn't realise that I could even log back in! :blush:

E.T. You are definitely old. :evilgrin:

Well, you are exactly two weeks older than me, so I suppose you must be old, because I am.

Yeah, I'm pretty much the oldest person in every group I'm associated with. I never thought I'd last this long.

Happy birthday, Tig.


Thank you! :love:

I've realised that I can't do arithmetic when it's the middle of the night - you are exactly three weeks older than I am!

Sigh.

Getting old comes with irritating deficits, but it still beats the alternative. I never thought I'd reach this age, either.

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:38 am

Tigger_the_Wing wrote:Belated Happy Birthday to all the people whose birthdays I have missed whilst absent. I didn't realise that I could even log back in! :blush:

E.T. You are definitely old. :evilgrin:

Well, you are exactly two weeks older than me, so I suppose you must be old, because I am.

HOLY FRIGGIN MEATBALLS TIG IS HERE????

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:36 pm

sooo meny irkz rrrrr
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby daftbeaker » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:23 pm

According to the website it was Rain's birthday today. Another one gone to the beer volcano too early.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:34 pm

daftbeaker wrote:According to the website it was Rain's birthday today. Another one gone to the beer volcano too early.

At least he didn't have to see Trump in the White House. Cheers, Rain.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."


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