Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 5 of 9 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >
Topic Options
#11676 - 12/06/00 12:09 AM Re: Handel
Bingley Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/09/00
Posts: 3065
Loc: Jakarta
The words in Handel's Messiah are taken from the Bible and tell the story of the prophecy, birth, suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ. The sheep reference is from Isaiah 53:6 http://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/Isa/Isa053.html#top

Handel's dates were 1685 to 1759, so early to mid eighteenth century rather than late eighteenth century. For more information see http://www.intr.net/bleissa/handel/home.html

Bingley
_________________________
Bingley

Top
#11677 - 12/06/00 12:55 AM Re: Demon likka
Max Quordlepleen Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/12/00
Posts: 3409
In reply to:

? For example Beer (meaning the beverage or shampoo (according to taste -- can't stand the stuff myself, even the smell of it makes me feel ill


This is at last bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh! You are the only person I have ever heard from who shares my physical aversion to beer! Is your reaction specific to beer, or, like mine, to all alcohol?


Top
#11678 - 12/06/00 01:20 AM Re: Plurality of plurals
Capital Kiwi Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 3146
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
There were punks at the end of the 19th Century?

Nope. But there were at the end of last century ...

Bingley tells us that I had the wrong party of the right century, however. Sorry, I haven't studied music formally for, um, many years, and I was relying on my lamentably fallible memory. But I do know which century is which!

_________________________
The idiot also known as Capfka ...

Top
#11679 - 12/06/00 01:24 AM Re: Demon likka
Capital Kiwi Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 3146
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
This is at last bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh! You are the only person I have ever heard from who shares my physical aversion to beer!

So do I, after too much of it. See my post on the different terms for chundering ...



_________________________
The idiot also known as Capfka ...

Top
#11680 - 12/06/00 01:26 AM Re: Plurality of plurals
Max Quordlepleen Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/12/00
Posts: 3409
But I do know which century is which!

Wow - I knew Wellington was a hip and happening place, but this is amazing! Here in lil' ol' Hastings we is still in the 20th Century, least ways for another 25 days.



Top
#11681 - 12/06/00 01:30 AM Re: Plurality of plurals
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
There were punks at the end of the 19th Century?

Nope. But there were at the end of last century ...


'Scuse me--the last century was the nineteenth!!!!!!!

Grumble...almost as bad as Antartica...mumble...grouse...




Top
#11682 - 12/06/00 01:35 AM Re: Plurality of plurals
Max Quordlepleen Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/12/00
Posts: 3409
'Scuse me--the last century was the nineteenth!!!!!!!


Purzackerly! My chronologically corrupted compatriot Capital Kiwi is gettin' ahead of hisself, as how city slickers are wont to do.


Top
#11683 - 12/06/00 02:50 AM Re: Plurality of plurals
wsieber Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 1026
Loc: Switzerland
--the last century was the nineteenth
I agree with this truth that will not last much longer - but the dispute about it will probably last well into the next century


Top
#11684 - 12/06/00 03:04 AM Re: Plurality of plurals
Capital Kiwi Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 3146
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
You are all nitpicking about something which has to be (and has been) settled by fiat, given the variables involved. I'm glad you aren't as pernickity about language ... what a place this would be if that were the case!

Thinking about cataclysms and their social consequences, has anyone read "The Great Wave" by David Hackett Fischer? (I know, I know, it's an economics book, but it's very readable and explains a lot of what is happening in the world in terms which even a paid-up member of the Cynic Circle like me can wear!)

_________________________
The idiot also known as Capfka ...

Top
#11685 - 12/06/00 03:31 AM Re: Plurality of plurals
Max Quordlepleen Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/12/00
Posts: 3409
In reply to:

which has to be (and has been) settled by fiat


Issued (or driven) by whom, pray tell?


Top
Page 5 of 9 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8741 Members
16 Forums
13807 Topics
215229 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
SouthernBelle, auster, ozyildirimeda, KatieC, ashishsum
8741 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 33 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 85
LukeJavan8 74
wofahulicodoc 64
A C Bowden 34
May 4
FoFong 3
Tromboniator 3
LadyReader 2
TitoMatito 2
tsuwm 2
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10523
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
LukeJavan8 6513
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith