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« Reply #20070 on: March 06, 2014, 01:25:58 AM »

The great compline is boring enough as it is. Now stick the never ending great canon into it and it becomes supremely boring.

It's certainly rather heavy for what is in essence a duplication of Vespers meant to be said before sleeping, but I don't think it is boring (with the Great Canon, it is even less boring).  Of course, I'm presuming a basic familiarity with the language of worship and with the Scriptures.  But really, ninety minutes is way too long, IMO, for a service meant to be prayed at that late hour of the day more or less right before bed.       
In my home diocese they must have had the same intuition as they only sung the heirmoi and the last two troparia or whatever of each ode. Plus they skipped large portions of the Compline.
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« Reply #20071 on: March 06, 2014, 01:29:35 AM »

In my home diocese they must have had the same intuition as they only sung the heirmoi and the last two troparia or whatever of each ode. Plus they skipped large portions of the Compline.

That's too bad, it's a really beautiful service.  But I sympathise...our longest Compline is like fifteen minutes, but the typical Compline is about half that long.   
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« Reply #20072 on: March 06, 2014, 01:37:25 AM »

Without being an expert or knowing all bible trivia I'd say that I'm more familiar with the names poping up in the canon than the average attendant . But that hardly makes it less tedious . Plus in places where they wouldn't jump a lord have mercy , they still have to recite everything at great speed in order to keep the service from extending past 2 hours. I don't care much by always smirk when I hear people drooling over the beauty of the great canon .
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« Reply #20073 on: March 06, 2014, 01:43:54 AM »

I don't care much by always smirk when I hear people drooling over the beauty of the great canon .

Well, smirk.  Tongue
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« Reply #20074 on: March 06, 2014, 01:47:52 AM »

Without being an expert or knowing all bible trivia I'd say that I'm more familiar with the names poping up in the canon than the average attendant . But that hardly makes it less tedious . Plus in places where they wouldn't jump a lord have mercy , they still have to recite everything at great speed in order to keep the service from extending past 2 hours. I don't care much by always smirk when I hear people drooling over the beauty of the great canon .

My mind wanders easily, too, but I think people were more patient in the past.

Regarding the appropriateness of long services late in the evening, my triodion says Great Compline should start around 3-4pm, ie when vespers normally is. This is no doubt because vespers was said in the morning right after hours and typica.
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« Reply #20075 on: March 06, 2014, 01:50:54 AM »

This is no doubt because vespers was said in the morning right after hours and typica.

Is there a reason for serving an evening service in the morning other than to get around fasting?  Smiley
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« Reply #20076 on: March 06, 2014, 02:03:34 AM »

This is no doubt because vespers was said in the morning right after hours and typica.

Is there a reason for serving an evening service in the morning other than to get around fasting?  Smiley

That rubric was for clean Monday, so I should add I'm not sure if it applies to all days in lent. We're not meant to eat at all on clean Monday so the question is moot. But the rubrics do say that on days with no presanctified liturgy, all hours and typica and vespers are said right after the other. On Wednesday and Friday we take a break after typica and have vespers in the afternoon.
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« Reply #20077 on: March 06, 2014, 04:30:03 PM »

I have a question .  I currently have a 4s iphone, been with sprint and my contract is coming up. will probably switch from Sprint to Cricket as it's way cheaper and signal is as good at least within city limits. That in case I decide to stay with the iphone. But I've also been thinking about the Nokia Lumia 1020. I know they have a great camera. But otherwise, does anyone know if it's a reliable phone?

Please God no. My parents occasionally ask me advice about how to use their Lumia phones and it drives me mad every single time. Older Nokia phones are extremely easy to use but every time I've tried to do just about anything with my parents' Lumias it has seemed so complicated that I wish I could throw them out of the window or something. These kind of devices are supposed to be simple that even a child can use them without reading manual. No wonder Apple and Samsung beat them. Never had a Lumia and never will either.
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« Reply #20078 on: March 06, 2014, 05:06:35 PM »

I have a question .  I currently have a 4s iphone, been with sprint and my contract is coming up. will probably switch from Sprint to Cricket as it's way cheaper and signal is as good at least within city limits. That in case I decide to stay with the iphone. But I've also been thinking about the Nokia Lumia 1020. I know they have a great camera. But otherwise, does anyone know if it's a reliable phone?

Please God no. My parents occasionally ask me advice about how to use their Lumia phones and it drives me mad every single time. Older Nokia phones are extremely easy to use but every time I've tried to do just about anything with my parents' Lumias it has seemed so complicated that I wish I could throw them out of the window or something. These kind of devices are supposed to be simple that even a child can use them without reading manual. No wonder Apple and Samsung beat them. Never had a Lumia and never will either.
I'm not gonna get it only because the only us carrier is AT&T which us ridiculously expensive . Will stay with the iPhone .
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« Reply #20079 on: March 06, 2014, 05:20:43 PM »

I have a question .  I currently have a 4s iphone, been with sprint and my contract is coming up. will probably switch from Sprint to Cricket as it's way cheaper and signal is as good at least within city limits. That in case I decide to stay with the iphone. But I've also been thinking about the Nokia Lumia 1020. I know they have a great camera. But otherwise, does anyone know if it's a reliable phone?

Please God no. My parents occasionally ask me advice about how to use their Lumia phones and it drives me mad every single time. Older Nokia phones are extremely easy to use but every time I've tried to do just about anything with my parents' Lumias it has seemed so complicated that I wish I could throw them out of the window or something. These kind of devices are supposed to be simple that even a child can use them without reading manual. No wonder Apple and Samsung beat them. Never had a Lumia and never will either.
I'm not gonna get it only because the only us carrier is AT&T which us ridiculously expensive . Will stay with the iPhone .

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« Reply #20080 on: March 06, 2014, 05:32:19 PM »

Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.
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« Reply #20081 on: March 06, 2014, 05:37:49 PM »

Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.

But you sure seem to like internet. How do you keep contacts with your friends without a mobile phone?
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« Reply #20082 on: March 06, 2014, 05:38:00 PM »

Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.

Seeing the Dutchman without a cellphone, Vamrat of Sinope cast away his flip-phone and remarked, "A Dutchman has beaten me in plainness of living."
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« Reply #20083 on: March 06, 2014, 05:41:31 PM »

Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.

But you sure seem to like internet. How do you keep contacts with your friends without a mobile phone?

The interwebs.
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« Reply #20084 on: March 06, 2014, 05:48:48 PM »

Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.

But you sure seem to like internet. How do you keep contacts with your friends without a mobile phone?

The interwebs.

You have it all wrong. When I was still young we didn't have internet. We had to call or ring a doorbell in order to stay in contact. mind your manners, young man. Phone is a priority.
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« Reply #20085 on: March 06, 2014, 05:53:38 PM »

Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.

But you sure seem to like internet. How do you keep contacts with your friends without a mobile phone?

The interwebs.

You have it all wrong. When I was still young we didn't have internet. We had to call or ring a doorbell in order to stay in contact. mind your manners, young man. Phone is a priority.

But nowadays they all use internet-based apps and I don't want to buy and expensive internet subscription for my phone.
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« Reply #20086 on: March 06, 2014, 06:04:00 PM »

Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.

But you sure seem to like internet. How do you keep contacts with your friends without a mobile phone?

The interwebs.

You have it all wrong. When I was still young we didn't have internet. We had to call or ring a doorbell in order to stay in contact. mind your manners, young man. Phone is a priority.

But nowadays they all use internet-based apps and I don't want to buy and expensive internet subscription for my phone.

Do they not have basic cellphones over there? Surely you don't need an internet subscription to use just any phone.

This was typed from my smartphone BTW.
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« Reply #20087 on: March 06, 2014, 06:10:40 PM »

Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.

But you sure seem to like internet. How do you keep contacts with your friends without a mobile phone?

The interwebs.

You have it all wrong. When I was still young we didn't have internet. We had to call or ring a doorbell in order to stay in contact. mind your manners, young man. Phone is a priority.

But nowadays they all use internet-based apps and I don't want to buy and expensive internet subscription for my phone.

Do they not have basic cellphones over there?

Don't really see the point of having one when most communication happens over internet-based apps like WhatApp. Basic cellphones to me seem superfluous, smartphones seem too expensive and unnecessary.
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« Reply #20088 on: March 06, 2014, 06:17:39 PM »

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Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.

But you sure seem to like internet. How do you keep contacts with your friends without a mobile phone?

The interwebs.

You have it all wrong. When I was still young we didn't have internet. We had to call or ring a doorbell in order to stay in contact. mind your manners, young man. Phone is a priority.

But nowadays they all use internet-based apps and I don't want to buy and expensive internet subscription for my phone.

That's a shame, yes. I do have a smart phone but I actually prefer those basic cellphones. Anyway, at least in here a decent subscription with an internet connection costs about 20 €/month. Not too expensive, IMO as you don't need to worry about soaring phone bills. The subscription includes everything.

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« Reply #20089 on: March 06, 2014, 06:22:13 PM »

Anyway, at least in here a decent subscription with an internet connection costs about 20 €/month.

Still, €20 per month for something I probably won't use all that often seems like a waste of money. When I really do have to call someone I can use the landline phone.
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« Reply #20090 on: March 06, 2014, 06:26:11 PM »

Anyway, at least in here a decent subscription with an internet connection costs about 20 €/month.

Still, €20 per month for something I probably won't use all that often seems like a waste of money. When I really do have to call someone I can use the landline phone.
You/your parents still have one? Why is that?
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« Reply #20091 on: March 06, 2014, 06:27:11 PM »

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Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.

But you sure seem to like internet. How do you keep contacts with your friends without a mobile phone?

The interwebs.

You have it all wrong. When I was still young we didn't have internet. We had to call or ring a doorbell in order to stay in contact. mind your manners, young man. Phone is a priority.

But nowadays they all use internet-based apps and I don't want to buy and expensive internet subscription for my phone.

That's a shame, yes. I do have a smart phone but I actually prefer those basic cellphones. Anyway, at least in here a decent subscription with an internet connection costs about 20 €/month. Not too expensive, IMO as you don't need to worry about soaring phone bills. The subscription includes everything.



I would probably have a smartphone if it cost the USD equivalent to 20Euros/month over here.   Angry  

If I have the exchange rates right, it's closer to 80-100 Euros/month plus a two year contract.
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« Reply #20092 on: March 06, 2014, 06:28:53 PM »

Anyway, at least in here a decent subscription with an internet connection costs about 20 €/month.

Still, €20 per month for something I probably won't use all that often seems like a waste of money. When I really do have to call someone I can use the landline phone.
You/your parents still have one? Why is that?

I thought everyone still had one.

Landline phones are easier to use and cheaper.
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« Reply #20093 on: March 06, 2014, 06:46:42 PM »

I haven't had a landline for several years (I still have a phone like that, but it doesn't have phone service; I keep it because people buzz in to get to my apartment using it).  I also pay nothing for my cell phone month-to-month. It's a thing where you pay whenever you need more minutes, except that I have all sorts of minutes already on there, and I make maybe 1 call a week. If I never bought another minute (and never replaced it) the thing would probably last me 10 years. 95% of what I use the phone for is to tell the time while I'm out or as an alarm to wake up in the morning. But if I'm ever stuck in the middle of nowhere it'll be nice to have it as an option to call someone.
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« Reply #20094 on: March 06, 2014, 07:29:22 PM »

Many of you may have noticed that there are "guests" watching many threads.

These are not guests in the normal sense of the word. They are in fact ghosts/spirits of old forum members who disappeared into the mountains of code, constantly overlooking us

some say if you are alone in the forum late at night, you can sometimes see their posts
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« Reply #20095 on: March 06, 2014, 07:40:15 PM »

Many of you may have noticed that there are "guests" watching many threads.

These are not guests in the normal sense of the word. They are in fact ghosts/spirits of old forum members who disappeared into the mountains of code, constantly overlooking us

some say if you are alone in the forum late at night, you can sometimes see their posts

You too?  I thought I was the only one.  I never wanted to inform the moderators because I was scarred that they'd think I was nuts and give me a green meatball.
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« Reply #20096 on: March 06, 2014, 07:49:34 PM »

people have lasted for thousands of years w/o cellphones - which may be why I'm regarded as a Neanderthal for not having one!.
But it is amusing to listen to schoolgirls on the busses describing to whomever they are speaking the details of the intimate encounter they had with their boyfriends the last night.
But when the entire bus is yakyakyakking, I swear I'm going to build a little jammer!
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« Reply #20097 on: March 06, 2014, 07:53:20 PM »

I thought a green meatball was just mouldy? In Great Lent, that would be a useful source of extra protein.
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« Reply #20098 on: March 06, 2014, 07:55:28 PM »

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Eh, I don't like mobile phones. Even my grandparents have them nowadays. I feel like the last of the mohicans, the last man without a cell phone.

But you sure seem to like internet. How do you keep contacts with your friends without a mobile phone?
Prefering old cell phones is listed, in speciality lit, as a symptom of hipsteria

The interwebs.

You have it all wrong. When I was still young we didn't have internet. We had to call or ring a doorbell in order to stay in contact. mind your manners, young man. Phone is a priority.

But nowadays they all use internet-based apps and I don't want to buy and expensive internet subscription for my phone.

That's a shame, yes. I do have a smart phone but I actually prefer those basic cellphones. Anyway, at least in here a decent subscription with an internet connection costs about 20 €/month. Not too expensive, IMO as you don't need to worry about soaring phone bills. The subscription includes everything.


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« Reply #20099 on: March 07, 2014, 12:32:38 AM »

Anyway, at least in here a decent subscription with an internet connection costs about 20 €/month.

Still, €20 per month for something I probably won't use all that often seems like a waste of money. When I really do have to call someone I can use the landline phone.
You/your parents still have one? Why is that?

I thought everyone still had one.

Landline phones are easier to use and cheaper.

No, they aren't. At least not around here. I believe only elderly people have landline phones.

I would probably have a smartphone if it cost the USD equivalent to 20Euros/month over here.   Angry  

If I have the exchange rates right, it's closer to 80-100 Euros/month plus a two year contract.

 Huh How's that possible? What does that expensive subscription include? In here you could get both subscription and a brand new smartphone with that kind of monthly pays.
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« Reply #20100 on: March 07, 2014, 12:41:03 AM »

just count your champagne -socialist blessings.
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« Reply #20101 on: March 07, 2014, 12:45:39 AM »



 Huh How's that possible? What does that expensive subscription include? In here you could get both subscription and a brand new smartphone with that kind of monthly pays.

The land of Nokia is clearly superior in this regard...

I am grandfathered into my 'unlimited' data plan and its still close to 100 dollars a month. 
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« Reply #20102 on: March 07, 2014, 12:58:57 AM »

just count your champagne -socialist blessings.

Not this time. Subscriptions are not provided by the goverment but private companies. Also, I don't think there is much state regulation in this area. Free competition between different companies does miracles.

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How fast is the internet connection? Mine usually fluctuates between 0, 4-10mbit/s.Maybe yours is faster? I don't mean to brag but there's got to be something that makes your phone bills so expensive.
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« Reply #20103 on: March 07, 2014, 01:09:23 AM »

just count your champagne -socialist blessings.

Not this time. Subscriptions are not provided by the goverment but private companies. Also, I don't think there is much state regulation in this area. Free competition between different companies does miracles.

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How fast is the internet connection? Mine fluctuates between 0, 4-2mbit/s. Maybe yours is faster? I don't mean to brag but there's got to be something that makes your phone bills so expensive.

In theory yes i think mine is faster...although mine is one 'jump' behind what they are currently pushing as the latest speeeeeed.

Mainly because the moment I get a new phone, I will lose the unlimited data and they will -require- me to pay per kb of data....

What you mean something has to be better or faster for American companies to gouge people for it?  laugh
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« Reply #20104 on: March 07, 2014, 01:15:31 AM »

I mean that Finland is generally speaking quite expensive country. Our taxes are higher, our everything is higher and goverment is trying to keep it that way. I doesnt't make any sense that suddenly there is a sector where our prices would be so much lower than yours.
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« Reply #20105 on: March 07, 2014, 01:22:36 AM »

I mean that Finland is generally speaking quite expensive country. Our taxes are higher, our everything is higher and goverment is trying to keep it that way. I doesnt't make any sense that suddenly there is a sector where our prices would be so much lower than yours.


ah but you have had some of the technologies much longer. 

Back when I lived in the UK in 2001, we were all texting like crazy...(I still miss my Nokia handset with the worm game!) and I got back to the states in 2003, bought my first cell phone here, and they said 'we have this new thing called SMS but not sure that anyone wants it'.....


I do realize how pricey Finland is, I spent about two weeks there back in the late 90's and had a lovely time, but oh the prices.....
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« Reply #20106 on: March 07, 2014, 01:29:57 AM »

I can assure you the prices are even higher now. police
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« Reply #20107 on: March 07, 2014, 03:04:02 AM »

Many of you may have noticed that there are "guests" watching many threads.

These are not guests in the normal sense of the word. They are in fact ghosts/spirits of old forum members who disappeared into the mountains of code, constantly overlooking us

some say if you are alone in the forum late at night, you can sometimes see their posts

You too?  I thought I was the only one.  I never wanted to inform the moderators because I was scarred that they'd think I was nuts and give me a green meatball.

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« Reply #20108 on: March 07, 2014, 05:17:35 AM »

I mean that Finland is generally speaking quite expensive country. Our taxes are higher, our everything is higher and goverment is trying to keep it that way. I doesnt't make any sense that suddenly there is a sector where our prices would be so much lower than yours.


ah but you have had some of the technologies much longer. 

Back when I lived in the UK in 2001, we were all texting like crazy...(I still miss my Nokia handset with the worm game!) and I got back to the states in 2003, bought my first cell phone here, and they said 'we have this new thing called SMS but not sure that anyone wants it'.....


I do realize how pricey Finland is, I spent about two weeks there back in the late 90's and had a lovely time, but oh the prices.....


You wouldn't believe the prices and taxes in other Scandinavian countries either. In Norway alcohol is outrageously expensive and heavily taxed and you can only buy it in highly-regulated, state-owned shops.

just count your champagne -socialist blessings.

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« Reply #20109 on: March 07, 2014, 07:17:39 AM »

Time for yet another meme about Finnish grammar.

http://i.imgur.com/shSUTzY.jpg
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« Reply #20110 on: March 07, 2014, 10:38:50 AM »

I mean that Finland is generally speaking quite expensive country. Our taxes are higher, our everything is higher and goverment is trying to keep it that way. I doesnt't make any sense that suddenly there is a sector where our prices would be so much lower than yours.


ah but you have had some of the technologies much longer. 

Back when I lived in the UK in 2001, we were all texting like crazy...(I still miss my Nokia handset with the worm game!) and I got back to the states in 2003, bought my first cell phone here, and they said 'we have this new thing called SMS but not sure that anyone wants it'.....


I do realize how pricey Finland is, I spent about two weeks there back in the late 90's and had a lovely time, but oh the prices.....


You wouldn't believe the prices and taxes in other Scandinavian countries either. In Norway alcohol is outrageously expensive and heavily taxed and you can only buy it in highly-regulated, state-owned shops.

just count your champagne -socialist blessings.



That's what my Norwegian friend said.  He said it was the Kroner equivalent to $20+ for a 12-pack of Bud Light quality beer.

Both he and my German friend like coming to America for vacation because it is a cheap vacation spot.  They probably just use their European cellphones, though!
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« Reply #20111 on: March 07, 2014, 03:29:38 PM »

Oh the penance last night!
got home from the Great Canon with all its prostratrions;
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and found that my bottle of codeine tablets was empty!!!
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« Reply #20112 on: March 07, 2014, 04:20:47 PM »

Oh the penance last night!
got home from the Great Canon with all its prostratrions;
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and found that my bottle of codeine tablets was empty!!!

Brilliant!
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« Reply #20113 on: March 07, 2014, 08:58:24 PM »

Time for yet another meme about Finnish grammar.

http://i.imgur.com/shSUTzY.jpg

Please. Stop. The. Madness. 

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« Reply #20114 on: March 08, 2014, 11:03:17 AM »

Time for yet another meme about Finnish grammar.

http://i.imgur.com/shSUTzY.jpg

Please. Stop. The. Madness. 

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I wonder why we have a lot less immigrants than many other European countries.
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