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#153925 - 01/16/06 08:31 AM poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll
AnnaStrophic Offline
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S/He obvious needs us a lot more than we need them [sic]. I sure would need company if I spoke the only non Finno/Ugric language in the Baltic region.

Just a comment down here, so as not to distract what's going on above the "fold."

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#153926 - 01/16/06 01:26 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll
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yes, I was shocked, I tell you - amazed even, when I saw the yellow plus sign.

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#153927 - 01/16/06 02:17 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll
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dunno if it was the context but I read that initially as "the yellow puss sign"... (and no, not the cat type)

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#153928 - 01/16/06 02:56 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll
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yes, I was shocked, I tell you - amazed even, when I saw the yellow plus sign.




I like to keep you on your toes, tsuwm, what with the diminution of the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices and all.

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#153929 - 01/18/06 10:18 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll
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Good gracious, I haven't been down here below the fold in...prolly years; since 2000, acc'g. to my main page, but I know that's not right.

Anyway, to get to the topic: I simply cannot understand why anyone would feel so free to be so rude, esp. when it is unprovoked. I saw an episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation where Wesley Crusher describes a certain alien race as considering courtesy a sign of weakness; all I can figure is that he must be like them.

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#153930 - 01/21/06 08:13 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll
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The assumption, chums, that a troll's personality fits within the range of normal psychology is a likely error, from which amazement then flows. If one starts with a different assumption -- that of a mental flaw or defect -- then the behaviour is less shocking in that it is somewhat expected.

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#153931 - 01/22/06 03:11 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll
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Actually, there are a couple of non-Finno-Ugric languages spoken in the Baltic: e.g., Russian (still a largish minoritiy language in Estonia and Lithuania, and spoken officially in Kaliningrad ex Koenigsburg), Latvian (quite distinct from Lithuanian), Baltic Romani, etc.
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#153932 - 01/22/06 03:26 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll
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oh sure, jim, try to make it a word post...

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#153933 - 01/24/06 10:47 AM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll
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Hmm. I didn't know Kaliningrad was an exclave of Russia. Is Alaska an exclave of the U.S.?

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#153934 - 01/24/06 09:27 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll
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Is Alaska an exclave of the U.S.?

Seems likely to me. At least until the US gummint annexes Canadia.
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