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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:43 am

Happy birthday CaptainStubing (61), BruceDeBotany (41), Elastoman (39), krtnslees01 (27), rhelsmts01 (27), jntsnchis01 (27), and lttiedvis01 (27)!
Four 27s on the board today . . . maybe it's today's lucky number!

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:22 am

Happy birthday GreenRain22 (23)!

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Roy Hunter » Wed May 10, 2017 5:05 pm

Happy birthday DavidH, 70 today. A classical scholar and linguist who enlightened youth with his teaching throughout a long and illustrious career, he left this forum after some twerp suggested that Google Translate was sufficient evidence to rebut his correction to a mis-translation. Little wonder this place is otherwise so quiet. Empty vessels make the most noise.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby DavidH » Thu May 11, 2017 5:03 am

Thank you very much, Roy - but I haven't left the forum, even if I visit less frequently these days. I didn't take umbrage at the rather silly exchange you mention, but it wasn't worth pursuing. I'll be around, never fear.

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Thu May 11, 2017 12:18 pm

Geesh, and I thought I was old.

Happy birthday, David.
"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 » Mon May 15, 2017 8:28 am

Roy Hunter wrote:some twerp suggested that Google Translate was sufficient evidence to rebut his correction to a mis-translation.
I rebutted the French translation, which I double checked with my French instructor, whose first language is French, yamuppet.

Anyway, happy birthday Davey!

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Mon May 15, 2017 1:58 pm

StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:some twerp suggested that Google Translate was sufficient evidence to rebut his correction to a mis-translation.


Ho !

Tha twerp be ye , tha cannon feef
Oi fawt so rrrrrrr

Wen ya gowing aweigh ?
If ya go aweigh din alla goode members gonna cum bak ! rrrrrr

Happee burpday unca daybid rrrrrr :drinking: :lurk: :fsm_rock:
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Roy Hunter » Wed May 17, 2017 9:40 am

StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:some twerp suggested that Google Translate was sufficient evidence to rebut his correction to a mis-translation.
I rebutted the French translation, which I double checked with my French instructor, whose first language is French, yamuppet.

Anyway, happy birthday Davey!
No you didn't. You completely ignored your own glaring mistake, and added a further error to your tally, which undermines any credibility you might have considered that the adults hold you in.

Here is the bit you got wrong:
StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:The word "protégé" is Latin for "protect"

This is incorrect. You got this wrong.

Here is the error you added: protégé is a valid word in the English language, as it is in Portuguese. It is a cognate of a French word, which is derived from the Latin root. You do not need to translate the word protégé any more than you need to translate the words entrepreneur or croissant.

In supporting evidence for this assertion, here is the entry for protégé in the Oxford English Dictionary:
protégé
NOUN

A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.
‘Ruskin submitted his protégé's name for election’

Origin
Late 18th century: French, literally ‘protected’, past participle of protéger, from Latin protegere ‘cover in front’ (see protect).
Pronunciation
protégé/ˈprəʊtəʒeɪ//ˈprɒtəʒeɪ/
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby DavidH » Wed May 17, 2017 3:35 pm

If it has é in it, it ain't Latin. This word has two of 'em.

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri May 19, 2017 11:38 pm

DavidH wrote:If it has é in it, it ain't Latin. This word has two of 'em.

So doesn't that mean they cancel each other out?
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby DavidH » Sat May 20, 2017 4:38 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote: So doesn't that mean they cancel each other out?


Only if one of them is negative, else they add up. :evilgrin:

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Sat May 20, 2017 7:05 pm

Roy Hunter wrote:In supporting evidence for this assertion, here is the entry for protégé in the Oxford English Dictionary:
Your first mistake was referencing an English dictionary for a French definition.
Even so, it explicitly supports what I said from the start, ya even bigger muppet.

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Sun May 21, 2017 1:38 pm

tha troll ta en awl trollz wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:In supporting evidence for this assertion, here is the entry for protégé in the Oxford English Dictionary:
Your first mistake was referencing an English dictionary for a French definition.
Den agin oi gunna ignoor how stewpit tha abuff sintince iz cuz me brane too small .
Even so, it explicitly supports what I said from the start, yoosing me oan speshull logic . Me mummy lives on tha moon.
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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby daftbeaker » Mon May 22, 2017 4:37 pm

StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
Roy Hunter wrote:some twerp suggested that Google Translate was sufficient evidence to rebut his correction to a mis-translation.
I rebutted the French translation, which I double checked with my French instructor, whose first language is French, yamuppet.

As Roy has pointed out, you did nothing of the sort. To 'rebut' means to show that someone else was wrong.

What you said:
The word "protégé" is Latin for "protect", French & Portuguese for "protected" (roughly), and Spanish for "protects" (roughly).
It's also English for "protégé".

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

So he was in fact AGREEING with you about the translation into French (it being a French word and all). The rebuttal was David telling you that your claim protege was latin was totally incorrect. Something backed up by your later statement:

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.

Shall we sum up? You made a correct statement about protege being a French word and an incorrect statement about protege being a Latin word. Rather than accept you were wrong, you continue to bluster about 'rebutting' something you never did (because DavidH was agreeing with you). 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.

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Re: Happy Birthday

Postby DavidH » Tue May 23, 2017 5:16 am

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?


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