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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:28 am

DavidH wrote:Sorry, STMA, but "protégé" is French for "protected". The Latin equivalent is protectus (-a, -um).

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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:38 am

Arr, thank 'ee, Cap'n.

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Re: Did you know?

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:23 am

DavidH wrote:Sorry, STMA, but "protégé" is French for "protected". The Latin equivalent is protectus (-a, -um).
Directly translated, it means slightly different things, not the same in each language.


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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:39 am

StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
DavidH wrote:Sorry, STMA, but "protégé" is French for "protected". The Latin equivalent is protectus (-a, -um).
Directly translated, it means slightly different things, not the same in each language.

I am afraid that statement is too wrong and too silly to bother arguing about.

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Re: Did you know?

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:54 am

DavidH wrote:
StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
DavidH wrote:Sorry, STMA, but "protégé" is French for "protected". The Latin equivalent is protectus (-a, -um).
Directly translated, it means slightly different things, not the same in each language.

I am afraid that statement is too wrong and too silly to bother arguing about.
I probably should have mentioned that I'm using [url]translate.google.com[/url], so there's bound to be errors. I'm certain about the French, though.


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Re: Did you know?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:21 pm

StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:The Apple I computer cost $666.66. More proof of their antipastary.
(Yes, ET, we know you know you were there when it all went down).

The first computer I ever used was a timeshare terminal on a DEC PDP-10. At college (that's university for anyone reading from Yerp), I'm pretty sure we had an IBM 3033, but the history info I've been able to find does not properly align with the dates of my attendance.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:13 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:The Apple I computer cost $666.66. More proof of their antipastary.
(Yes, ET, we know you know you were there when it all went down).

The first computer I ever used was a timeshare terminal on a DEC PDP-10. At college (that's university for anyone reading from Yerp), I'm pretty sure we had an IBM 3033, but the history info I've been able to find does not properly align with the dates of my attendance.
Sorry, I don't speak slang, what is Yerp? The internet definition I found does not fit the context you gave.
Speaking of discontinued computers . . . did you know????

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Re: Did you know?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:26 pm

StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:Sorry, I don't speak slang, what is Yerp?

Yerp is the next continent to the right.
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What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
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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: Did you know?

Postby daftbeaker » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:13 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:Sorry, I don't speak slang, what is Yerp?

Yerp is the next continent to the right.

In between Murca and Aysha.

StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
DavidH wrote:
StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:Directly translated, it means slightly different things, not the same in each language.

I am afraid that statement is too wrong and too silly to bother arguing about.
I probably should have mentioned that I'm using [url]translate.google.com[/url], so there's bound to be errors. I'm certain about the French, though.

So when DavidH gave you the correct translation, your response is not 'thank you for giving me the correct version' but 'I choose to be wrong'. An interesting (and irritating) attitude.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:28 pm

daftbeaker wrote:
StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
DavidH wrote:I am afraid that statement is too wrong and too silly to bother arguing about.
I probably should have mentioned that I'm using [url]translate.google.com[/url], so there's bound to be errors. I'm certain about the French, though.

So when DavidH gave you the correct translation, your response is not 'thank you for giving me the correct version' but 'I choose to be wrong'. An interesting (and irritating) attitude.

But very, very American.
"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: Did you know?

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:09 am

daftbeaker wrote:So when DavidH gave you the correct translation, your response is not 'thank you for giving me the correct version' but 'I choose to be wrong'. An interesting (and irritating) attitude.
Thank you David.
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:But very, very American.
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Postby ItchyPirate » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:06 pm

Did you know?

Cats enjoy cleaning your plates for you after you've eaten something with cheese or milk. Yet another reason to buy a hefty portion of parmesan next time you're at the store!
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Re: Did you know?

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:41 pm

ItchyPirate wrote:Cats enjoy cleaning your plates for you
I love how cats always go the extra mile to get the job done.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Tue May 23, 2017 8:18 am

I'm a BIG fan of weapons. I don't know why, but they fascinate me in a way nothing else can. I've been considering picking up flying kamas, but I'll probably wait for finals to pass before that.
Anyway, I found the urumi online.

---It's a blade!
                                                                                                                                                  It's a whip!---
                                                         NO! It's the URUMI!

The urumi's blade is usually made of steel and can have any number of blades- the more blades, the more difficult it is to wield. Blades can be of any length, though they are traditionally of one type of sword's length or another. Oftentimes it is dual wielded, although traditionally it wasn't, as this was extremely dangerous for the user. The whip-like blade was designed to require little effort to yield wounds, and if it was blocked, to reach around the shield/sword/other and wound the person holding it in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation. It is usually taught last or nearly last in every martial art it's used in, due to the severe risk of injury to the user, and even then is first taught with special ribbon versions to avoid such a result.
I'm just amazed it exists.

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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Wed May 24, 2017 12:18 pm

My Granny used to hit the milkman with one of those.


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