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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23850 on: April 13, 2015, 05:12:31 PM »
This is the first time in five years I didn't get burned with dripping wax from the Paschal candle.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23851 on: April 15, 2015, 05:08:25 AM »
An oc.net riddle: why do the topics most discussed on the rest of the forum (Jews, pews, gays, sex/contraception, papistry, etc.) almost never get brought up in the "Prayer Forum"?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23852 on: April 15, 2015, 05:10:17 AM »
A moment of real need and piety doesn't mix with polemic?

I can think of nastier explanations, but I won't mention them.
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« Reply #23853 on: April 15, 2015, 05:17:37 AM »
But to hear some talk, gays/jews/etc. are going to soon cause the collapse of civilization, or make our kids into demonic murderers, or some such thing; wouldn't that be a more important thing to pray about than asking for prayers about our individual inconveniences? I'm not saying I want that, only that there seems to be a disconnect or discontinuity.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23854 on: April 15, 2015, 05:22:42 AM »
Yes, yes there is.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23855 on: April 15, 2015, 05:26:25 AM »
Please pray for Jews, pews, gays, sex/contraception, papistry, etc.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23856 on: April 15, 2015, 05:29:33 AM »
Disconnect or discontinuity -- or crack in the façade or fragmentation in the personality. We're not a healthy crew here, most of us.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23857 on: April 15, 2015, 05:14:37 PM »
Is there a trend to add "A.D." onto things (band names, movies, etc.), or am I just seeing phantoms? Oh, and by using the AD I'm talking about things which seem to have no relevance to its use, and are just added randomly, like (to give a fake documentary example): The Life Story of Pumpernickel Pete A.D.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23858 on: April 18, 2015, 01:01:01 AM »
Whenever unity is mentioned in any thread, I think of:

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23859 on: April 19, 2015, 03:39:33 AM »
I shot a man
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23860 on: April 19, 2015, 03:40:22 AM »
in Reno
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23861 on: April 19, 2015, 03:44:13 AM »
for snoring too loud. Now go to bed.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23862 on: April 19, 2015, 03:45:41 AM »
in Reno
for telling me to go to bed.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23863 on: April 22, 2015, 04:59:29 PM »
I can't recharge my tablet or my phone since my socket won't fit into British plugs. Bloody Britons. Always colonizing the World with their weirdnesses. And I'm not even in the UK.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23864 on: April 22, 2015, 09:55:13 PM »
Believe it or not, there is a 15th-century chronicle of Russian history called the Sofia First Chronicle.



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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23865 on: April 24, 2015, 12:48:29 AM »
I really need to practise my spoken English. Apparently I can  write somewhat sensible English and I understand  pretty much everything spoken around me. I also know how words should be pronounced and sentences constructed but in the rare occasion I actually open my mouth I end up uttering mindless babble with a horrible accent. I have a bit more problems with Swedish but somewhat same logic applies to it too.

English is the norm around here but what about others languages. How to learn to speak a language with rately having any regular use for it? Any ideas? Reading aloud alone seems weird but I've sometimes thought it might have an effect.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23866 on: April 24, 2015, 01:31:17 AM »
I really need to practise my spoken English. Apparently I can  write somewhat sensible English and I understand  pretty much everything spoken around me. I also know how words should be pronounced and sentences constructed but in the rare occasion I actually open my mouth I end up uttering mindless babble with a horrible accent. I have a bit more problems with Swedish but somewhat same logic applies to it too.

English is the norm around here but what about others languages. How to learn to speak a language with rately having any regular use for it? Any ideas? Reading aloud alone seems weird but I've sometimes thought it might have an effect.

Make a podcast?

Get a teaching series from the library? :)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23867 on: April 24, 2015, 12:24:55 PM »
I came to the sad conclusion that I can survive on a bag of crisps a day.

I really need to practise my spoken English. Apparently I can  write somewhat sensible English and I understand  pretty much everything spoken around me. I also know how words should be pronounced and sentences constructed but in the rare occasion I actually open my mouth I end up uttering mindless babble with a horrible accent. I have a bit more problems with Swedish but somewhat same logic applies to it too.

English is the norm around here but what about others languages. How to learn to speak a language with rately having any regular use for it? Any ideas? Reading aloud alone seems weird but I've sometimes thought it might have an effect.

It's RP or nothing.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23868 on: April 24, 2015, 12:38:05 PM »
I really need to practise my spoken English. Apparently I can  write somewhat sensible English and I understand  pretty much everything spoken around me. I also know how words should be pronounced and sentences constructed but in the rare occasion I actually open my mouth I end up uttering mindless babble with a horrible accent. I have a bit more problems with Swedish but somewhat same logic applies to it too.

English is the norm around here but what about others languages. How to learn to speak a language with rately having any regular use for it? Any ideas? Reading aloud alone seems weird but I've sometimes thought it might have an effect.

Why don't you record your voice.

Read a poem to us so that we can judge your pronunciation.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23869 on: April 24, 2015, 01:52:35 PM »
It's RP or nothing.

Can't do it. Would need a black robe, a panagia and a long white beard.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23870 on: April 24, 2015, 03:46:34 PM »
I really need to practise my spoken English. Apparently I can  write somewhat sensible English and I understand  pretty much everything spoken around me. I also know how words should be pronounced and sentences constructed but in the rare occasion I actually open my mouth I end up uttering mindless babble with a horrible accent. I have a bit more problems with Swedish but somewhat same logic applies to it too.

English is the norm around here but what about others languages. How to learn to speak a language with rately having any regular use for it? Any ideas? Reading aloud alone seems weird but I've sometimes thought it might have an effect.

Why don't you record your voice.

Read a poem to us so that we can judge your pronunciation.
it would be kinda cool to have a thread of recordings to hear other peoples voices.  I imagine that Gebre sounds like Bob Marley. It makes reading his posts sound awesome. I think Kissel probably sounds like Hulk Hogan. As for kelly? I'm  pretty sure she is just a squeaky mouse IRL.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23871 on: April 24, 2015, 03:53:19 PM »
I really need to practise my spoken English. Apparently I can  write somewhat sensible English and I understand  pretty much everything spoken around me. I also know how words should be pronounced and sentences constructed but in the rare occasion I actually open my mouth I end up uttering mindless babble with a horrible accent. I have a bit more problems with Swedish but somewhat same logic applies to it too.

English is the norm around here but what about others languages. How to learn to speak a language with rately having any regular use for it? Any ideas? Reading aloud alone seems weird but I've sometimes thought it might have an effect.

Why don't you record your voice.

Read a poem to us so that we can judge your pronunciation.
it would be kinda cool to have a thread of recordings to hear other peoples voices.  I imagine that Gebre sounds like Bob Marley. It makes reading his posts sound awesome. I think Kissel probably sounds like Hulk Hogan. As for kelly? I'm  pretty sure she is just a squeaky mouse IRL.

I suppose. Why don't you make one?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23872 on: April 24, 2015, 04:09:31 PM »
I really need to practise my spoken English. Apparently I can  write somewhat sensible English and I understand  pretty much everything spoken around me. I also know how words should be pronounced and sentences constructed but in the rare occasion I actually open my mouth I end up uttering mindless babble with a horrible accent. I have a bit more problems with Swedish but somewhat same logic applies to it too.

English is the norm around here but what about others languages. How to learn to speak a language with rately having any regular use for it? Any ideas? Reading aloud alone seems weird but I've sometimes thought it might have an effect.

Why don't you record your voice.

Read a poem to us so that we can judge your pronunciation.
it would be kinda cool to have a thread of recordings to hear other peoples voices.  I imagine that Gebre sounds like Bob Marley. It makes reading his posts sound awesome. I think Kissel probably sounds like Hulk Hogan. As for kelly? I'm  pretty sure she is just a squeaky mouse IRL.

I sound like a twangy Lisa Simpson.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23873 on: April 24, 2015, 05:05:38 PM »
You folks should hear Jason's voice. It is the bastard seed of Christopher Hitchens and Morgan Freeman.

I imagine Arachne sounds like Harriet Oleson with a British accent, Mor like Ken Foree but more Indian, Orthodox4Life an angry Baby Spice, Gebre clearly Bob Marley, and maybe Jonathon as Tom Hanks.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23874 on: April 24, 2015, 05:09:34 PM »
I imagine...Mor like Ken Foree but more Indian

What say you, Kelly? 
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23875 on: April 24, 2015, 05:38:56 PM »
I imagine Arachne sounds like Harriet Oleson with a British accent

LOL, I wish. And I'll leave it to you to figure out which. :P
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23876 on: April 24, 2015, 06:08:06 PM »
I imagine...Mor like Ken Foree but more Indian

What say you, Kelly?

Mor has a smooth, oddly monotone voice. He should seek a career in narrating audiobooks.

ZZ sounds like Johnny Cash.
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« Reply #23877 on: April 24, 2015, 06:12:40 PM »
Mor has a smooth, oddly monotone voice. He should seek a career in narrating audiobooks.

Tell all about my lilting L's, Kelly. 
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23878 on: April 24, 2015, 07:52:49 PM »
Even though I've met and talked with Mor, I still imagine him having a fiercely strong Hindi accent.  I'm pretty sure he worked on an American accent for weeks before we hung out just to impress me.
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« Reply #23879 on: April 24, 2015, 07:59:17 PM »
Even though I've met and talked with Mor, I still imagine him having a fiercely strong Hindi accent.  I'm pretty sure he worked on an American accent for weeks before we hung out just to impress me.

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« Reply #23880 on: April 24, 2015, 08:07:01 PM »
Even though I've met and talked with Mor, I still imagine him having a fiercely strong Hindi accent.  I'm pretty sure he worked on an American accent for weeks before we hung out just to impress me.

Did it work?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23881 on: April 24, 2015, 08:19:14 PM »
I imagine...Mor like Ken Foree but more Indian

What say you, Kelly?

Mor has a smooth, oddly monotone voice. He should seek a career in narrating audiobooks.

ZZ sounds like Johnny Cash.

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« Reply #23882 on: April 24, 2015, 11:10:47 PM »
Even though I've met and talked with Mor, I still imagine him having a fiercely strong Hindi accent.  I'm pretty sure he worked on an American accent for weeks before we hung out just to impress me.

Did it work?
I was so impressed. I bragged to all my friends at home that I had a brown friend.  :D
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