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« Reply #20115 on: March 08, 2014, 11:59:48 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 so many fewer immigrants than many other European countries.

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I wonder why we have a lot [much when being a bit more formal] less immigration than many other European countries.

The old hangers on from being beaten in English class as a functional ESL:

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« Reply #20116 on: March 08, 2014, 12:28:00 PM »
Time for yet another meme about Finnish grammar.

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

Please. Stop. The. Madness. 

 ;) ;D

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

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I wonder why we have a lot [much when being a bit more formal] less immigration than many other European countries.

The old hangers on from being beaten in English class as a functional ESL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fewer_vs._less

LOL. Apparently you had very adamant English teachers.

Anyway, a functional ESL? I thought you were born American. Did you grew up somewhere else?

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« Reply #20117 on: March 08, 2014, 01:21:28 PM »
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« Reply #20118 on: March 09, 2014, 06:32:41 AM »
So I'm reading Dracula by Bram Stoker in English. Usually I'm all good when it comes to written English but sometimes various characters start to talk in some incomprehensible language  that doesn't resemble English a bit.

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It be all fool'talk, lock, stock and barrel; that's what it be, an' nowt else. These bans an' wafts an' boh-ghosts an' bar-guests and bogles an' all anent them is only fit to set bairns an' dizzy women a-belderin'.

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« Reply #20119 on: March 09, 2014, 08:01:23 AM »
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« Reply #20120 on: March 09, 2014, 09:02:39 AM »
So I'm reading Dracula by Bram Stoker in English. Usually I'm all good when it comes to written English but sometimes various characters start to talk in some incomprehensible language  that doesn't resemble English a bit.

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It be all fool'talk, lock, stock and barrel; that's what it be, an' nowt else. These bans an' wafts an' boh-ghosts an' bar-guests and bogles an' all anent them is only fit to set bairns an' dizzy women a-belderin'.

 :-X

If it makes you feel better, I only have a third of that deciphered.

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« Reply #20121 on: March 09, 2014, 09:04:51 AM »
So I'm reading Dracula by Bram Stoker in English. Usually I'm all good when it comes to written English but sometimes various characters start to talk in some incomprehensible language  that doesn't resemble English a bit.

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It be all fool'talk, lock, stock and barrel; that's what it be, an' nowt else. These bans an' wafts an' boh-ghosts an' bar-guests and bogles an' all anent them is only fit to set bairns an' dizzy women a-belderin'.

 :-X

If it makes you feel better, I only have a third of that deciphered.

It sounds like a Yorkshire dialect. I'm a bit rusty on it these days, I'm afraid. Arachne would be capable of helping out.  :)
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« Reply #20122 on: March 09, 2014, 09:53:16 AM »
So I'm reading Dracula by Bram Stoker in English. Usually I'm all good when it comes to written English but sometimes various characters start to talk in some incomprehensible language  that doesn't resemble English a bit.

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It be all fool'talk, lock, stock and barrel; that's what it be, an' nowt else. These bans an' wafts an' boh-ghosts an' bar-guests and bogles an' all anent them is only fit to set bairns an' dizzy women a-belderin'.

 :-X

If it makes you feel better, I only have a third of that deciphered.

It sounds like a Yorkshire dialect. I'm a bit rusty on it these days, I'm afraid. Arachne would be capable of helping out.  :)

I believe I needed to spend a whole decade in Yorkshire in order to really understand a dialect like that. We have dialects over here too but I don't think  differences between different dialects are so vast that they seem to be in the UK.

I'm starting to understand a colleague of mine who has studied few years in Edinburgh. He had flatmates from all over the World but since the whole World speaks English nowadays everybody understood each other. The only problem was the only actual Scottish flatmate. Nobody understood what he was talking about,

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« Reply #20123 on: March 09, 2014, 10:00:03 AM »
So I'm reading Dracula by Bram Stoker in English. Usually I'm all good when it comes to written English but sometimes various characters start to talk in some incomprehensible language  that doesn't resemble English a bit.

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It be all fool'talk, lock, stock and barrel; that's what it be, an' nowt else. These bans an' wafts an' boh-ghosts an' bar-guests and bogles an' all anent them is only fit to set bairns an' dizzy women a-belderin'.

 :-X

If it makes you feel better, I only have a third of that deciphered.

It sounds like a Yorkshire dialect. I'm a bit rusty on it these days, I'm afraid. Arachne would be capable of helping out.  :)

I believe I needed to spend a whole decade in Yorkshire in order to really understand a dialect like that. We have dialects over here too but I don't think  differences between different dialects are so vast that they seem to be in the UK.

I'm starting to understand a colleague of mine who has studied few years in Edinburgh. He had flatmates from all over the World but since the whole World speaks English nowadays everybody understood each other. The only problem was the only actual Scottish flatmate. Nobody understood what he was talking about,

I once dated a guy from Glasgow and it was fun times....

Beware the bad language....but this is the funniest video about Scottish Accents -ever-...

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #20124 on: March 09, 2014, 12:29:54 PM »
Just back from church. We had the lovely procession for the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  :angel:
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« Reply #20125 on: March 09, 2014, 01:06:18 PM »
Just back from church. We had the lovely procession for the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  :angel:

How did your church do it?

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« Reply #20126 on: March 09, 2014, 01:25:46 PM »
Just back from church. We had the lovely procession for the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  :angel:

How did your church do it?

At the end of the liturgy, we took lots of icons and walked three times around the outside of the church.
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« Reply #20127 on: March 09, 2014, 02:11:05 PM »
Just back from church. We had the lovely procession for the Sunday of Orthodoxy.  :angel:

How did your church do it?

At the end of the liturgy, we took lots of icons and walked three times around the outside of the church.

Sounds nice. I was hoping for something like that at mine, but it ended up mostly just kids carrying icons during the Gospel procession. Oh well. :P
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« Reply #20128 on: March 10, 2014, 12:10:31 PM »
finally it's getting a bit warmer even in chi-town

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« Reply #20129 on: March 10, 2014, 12:26:35 PM »
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check it out.
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« Reply #20130 on: March 10, 2014, 01:37:38 PM »
finally it's getting a bit warmer even in chi-town

Not for long . . .
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« Reply #20131 on: March 10, 2014, 01:39:59 PM »
finally it's getting a bit warmer even in chi-town

Not for long . . .
alas...
Although,I'll be out of here for about 4 weeks pretty soon.
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« Reply #20132 on: March 11, 2014, 05:55:53 AM »
finally it's getting a bit warmer even in chi-town

Not for long . . .
alas...
Although,I'll be out of here for about 4 weeks pretty soon.

Are you moving out or just having a holiday?

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« Reply #20133 on: March 11, 2014, 07:23:20 PM »
It was 70 degrees today, beautiful. Tomorrow they are forecasting for up to an inch of rain. Tomorrow night it is supposed to get into the mid-teens and snow. When are we going to invent a weather control net like in those sci-fi shows?

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« Reply #20134 on: March 11, 2014, 08:25:37 PM »
finally it's getting a bit warmer even in chi-town

Not for long . . .
alas...
Although,I'll be out of here for about 4 weeks pretty soon.

Are you moving out or just having a holiday?
Im pretty much taking all vacation time I have. Will go back home for a bit with a stop or two along the road. Then thd plan is to get back work a few more months maybe end of summer but not having a set date yet then quit my 8 yrs old workplace and take a long bike trip prob from Chicago to the west coast and after that we shall see.  this awful winter helped me be more at peace with the thought of changing a few things.

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« Reply #20135 on: March 11, 2014, 09:20:28 PM »
It was 70 degrees today, beautiful. Tomorrow they are forecasting for up to an inch of rain. Tomorrow night it is supposed to get into the mid-teens and snow. When are we going to invent a weather control net like in those sci-fi shows?

I hope sooner rather than later. It was beautiful here too, and we're supposed to get snow tomorrow, which makes me ragey.
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« Reply #20136 on: March 11, 2014, 11:07:06 PM »
It was 70 degrees today, beautiful. Tomorrow they are forecasting for up to an inch of rain. Tomorrow night it is supposed to get into the mid-teens and snow. When are we going to invent a weather control net like in those sci-fi shows?

I hope sooner rather than later. It was beautiful here too, and we're supposed to get snow tomorrow, which makes me ragey.
chicago's getting another 8 incher tonight. staying above average, what can one say

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« Reply #20137 on: March 12, 2014, 02:08:17 AM »
I just watched Burn After Reading. I forgot how much I love that movie.
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« Reply #20138 on: March 12, 2014, 02:24:17 PM »
chicago's getting another 8 incher tonight. staying above average, what can one say

Ugh. Seriously? That is a bummer. It's snowing here now but nothing is sticking.
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« Reply #20139 on: March 13, 2014, 01:30:26 PM »
my eye has been twitching repeatedly for two days now......

much more annoying then hiccups...at least you can cure those.


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« Reply #20140 on: March 13, 2014, 03:35:18 PM »
"take two aspirin (TM) and call me in the morning" !
or;
gently bathe it with a little compress soaked in lukewarm water
(While imbibing a gentle snort of whisky, or your preferred liquor!)
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« Reply #20141 on: March 14, 2014, 01:54:39 PM »
I am finding it a bit creepy....that since I joined here...I have suddenly been able to start sounding out Greek words from the actual texts people cut and paste, and recognize them.






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« Reply #20142 on: March 14, 2014, 08:54:39 PM »
The board is very slow tonight... what's going on? And don't tell me that you all have exciting things to do on a Friday night, cause we all know that ain't true!

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« Reply #20143 on: March 14, 2014, 09:00:54 PM »
The board is very slow tonight... what's going on? And don't tell me that you all have exciting things to do on a Friday night, cause we all know that ain't true!


But cleaning my house IS exciting.....

right?

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« Reply #20144 on: March 15, 2014, 01:01:36 AM »
House cleaning?
you mean, everything isn't already Putin place?
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« Reply #20145 on: March 15, 2014, 01:05:38 AM »
by the way, you could try Greecing your eye-lids, might smooth over the  twitches?
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« Reply #20146 on: March 15, 2014, 01:07:11 AM »
 :laugh: :laugh:

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« Reply #20147 on: March 15, 2014, 02:46:29 AM »
The current forecast for this area next Saturday:



I wish mother nature would make up her mind.

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« Reply #20148 on: March 15, 2014, 12:41:36 PM »
I feel like such a goody-two-shoes saying this, but I don't care. I had my first ever overdose symptoms (not just side effects) from taking a medication, and I feel like I have achieved something this week! Also, I'm glad that I took less than half of the prescribed dose. :D

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« Reply #20149 on: March 15, 2014, 02:38:42 PM »
    "Take two aspirin TM and call me in the morning."

                            ;/\o
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« Reply #20150 on: March 15, 2014, 02:50:31 PM »
I feel like such a goody-two-shoes saying this, but I don't care. I had my first ever overdose symptoms (not just side effects) from taking a medication, and I feel like I have achieved something this week! Also, I'm glad that I took less than half of the prescribed dose. :D

Hope you are okay. :)
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« Reply #20151 on: March 16, 2014, 01:01:04 AM »
So far so good!  :)  I'll just call the doc on Monday morning.

Also, I just spent an hour and a half creating an image for my desktop, and then when it was done I hated it and found an image on Google in about 10 seconds that I liked much more. I hate when that happens! 

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« Reply #20152 on: March 16, 2014, 01:16:42 AM »
did I see 82 C* back there?

 that would be Distinctly uncomfortable!

 One could 'boil' an egg in water at that temp.
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« Reply #20153 on: March 16, 2014, 01:18:54 AM »
It may have felt that way, but thankfully it was originally 82 F. It has since been revised, and is currently forecast at 64 F.
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« Reply #20154 on: March 16, 2014, 01:21:11 AM »
I shall resume breathing.!
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« Reply #20155 on: March 16, 2014, 01:22:43 AM »
Oh. You weren't breathing? Well I'm glad I responded so quickly then!  ;D

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« Reply #20156 on: March 16, 2014, 05:13:44 PM »
#Firstworldproblems

People complaining about other people arguing about first world problems is a first world problem I dislike having to deal with 8)

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« Reply #20157 on: March 16, 2014, 05:20:38 PM »
#Firstworldproblems

People complaining about other people arguing about first world problems is a first world problem I dislike having to deal with 8)

That sounds like a title of some SOAD song.

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« Reply #20158 on: March 16, 2014, 06:08:37 PM »
#Firstworldproblems

People complaining about other people arguing about first world problems is a first world problem I dislike having to deal with 8)

That sounds like a title of some SOAD song.

only if you wave some Armenian flags in time...

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« Reply #20159 on: March 16, 2014, 08:32:30 PM »
isn't that a 'circular argument'? -- or 'elliptical' at least..?
 in any case, it's theo-illogical.
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