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#180081 - 11/04/08 03:14 PM Re: NEW bird on the block [Re: twosleepy]
olly Offline
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Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 953
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Originally Posted By: twosleepy
Man, that's cute! I wish I had tits like that... ;0)

What, Long tailed or pretty sounding? laugh

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#180082 - 11/04/08 05:16 PM Re: NEW bird on the block [Re: olly]
twosleepy Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 876
Loc: western NY
Hmmm, I'll pass on long-tailed, but pretty-sounding sounds good! Here we only have the tufted variety... nooooooooooooooo!

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#180083 - 11/04/08 05:46 PM Re: NEW bird on the block [Re: twosleepy]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
That bird is written Capitolized. laugh
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!



Edited by BranShea (11/05/08 02:36 AM)

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#180821 - 12/10/08 04:28 PM Re: NEW bird on the block [Re: BranShea]
LukeJavan8 Online   sleepy
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6052
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Hello there Bran: In the Netherlands, do you use a different spelling for capitalized? Here the OL ended word refers to
the building for the state government. Just curious.
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#181444 - 01/04/09 05:08 PM Re: Blackbird fly ! [Re: The Pook]
PastorVon Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 107
Loc: USA, North Carolina
I'm trying to learn my way around. Forgive me if I've gone back too far. Re: Yankee Doodle: don't forget that it was something that *we* Yanks turned back on the Brits who tried to keep *us* from breaking away. Was it not Churchill who said re: England and the USA: two countries divided by the same language. BTW, what is "real" English?

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#181464 - 01/04/09 08:49 PM Re: Blackbird fly ! [Re: PastorVon]
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13783
Originally Posted By: PastorVon
Was it not Churchill who said re: England and the USA: two countries divided by the same language?


You're right, it was not Churchill. It was Mark Twain. Or either him or Oscar Wilde, one. Certainly we can't blame this one on Shakespeare.

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#181466 - 01/04/09 09:38 PM Re: Blackbird fly ! [Re: Faldage]
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
I was OK with the language apart from a few small glitches but using slang from the wrong side of the pond occasionally meant you had quite innocently said something completely rude.

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#181467 - 01/04/09 09:52 PM Re: Blackbird fly ! [Re: PastorVon]
twosleepy Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 876
Loc: western NY
Originally Posted By: PastorVon
BTW, what is "real" English?

If you're inclined to prescriptivism, it's what some people have written down in books telling the world how to speak and write "real" English.
If you're inclined to descriptivism, it's what people say when they are using what they call English.
If you're a grammatical fence-sitter, it's something between those two poles.
Does that answer your question? :0)

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#181469 - 01/05/09 01:40 PM Re: NEW bird on the block [Re: LukeJavan8]
BranShea Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

the building for the state government. Just curious.

Look at the date of the post closely and you'll find out.

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#181518 - 01/07/09 02:29 AM Re: Blackbird fly ! [Re: twosleepy]
PastorVon Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 107
Loc: USA, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: twosleepy
Originally Posted By: PastorVon
BTW, what is "real" English?

If you're inclined to prescriptivism, it's what some people have written down in books telling the world how to speak and write "real" English.
If you're inclined to descriptivism, it's what people say when they are using what they call English.
If you're a grammatical fence-sitter, it's something between those two poles.
Does that answer your question? :0)


Actually, no; but that is because I'm never sure which of these I'm supposed to be inclined to. When the younger theologs at Westminster Seminary Philadelphia (USA) started spouting off about their new perspectivalism, I sort of got lost. Which is objective and which is subjective? Prescriptivism or Descriptivism? It is not in my nature to be a Mugwump.

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