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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Tue May 23, 2017 7:48 am

daftbeaker wrote:Rather than accept you were wrong, you continue to bluster about 'rebutting' something you never did (because DavidH was agreeing with you).
I fully accepted the fact that I was likely incorrect about the other definitions.
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.
daftbeaker wrote:You are a weapons grade idiot.
Yep, but no need to rub it in.

DavidH wrote:What do we all make of the word squuntch?
I think it's the sound made when a large scab cracks from folding about 10 minutes after taking a shower.
It also sounds like a cigar brand.

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Tue May 23, 2017 9:30 am

DavidH wrote:What do we all make of the word squuntch? I claim it's Mongolian thieves' cant for something naughty. Anybody care to disprove this theory?


squuntch

noun

A sandwich made for yesterday's lunch, left in the sun until lunchtime today.

verb

To compress one's entire midday meal into a thimble.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
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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 StayThirstyMyAguila » Wed May 24, 2017 8:26 am

Squuntch (n.) (Slang)

  1. A process that happens too quickly (derived from a conjunction of the words sequence and scrunch).

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby daftbeaker » Tue May 30, 2017 7:07 pm

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:
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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 Roy Hunter » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:39 pm

Da-duh-dum-de-dum
Whoa yeah
Da-duh-dum-de-dum
Lawd have moicy
Da-duh-dum-de-dum
Yesterday was John Lee Hooker's
Da-duh-dum-de-dum
One hundredth birthday.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Roy Hunter » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:43 pm

*A-hem*
ET
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Happy birthday, big man!
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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.")
-- 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 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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