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#270 - 06/22/00 09:04 AM Re: posting
AnnaStrophic Offline
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>>(hint, hint, to all you FORMERLY posting people who seem to have vanished!)<<

Jackie *guilty look* I had a flat tire and the dog ate my homework....


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#271 - 06/22/00 11:07 AM Re: posting
tsuwm Offline
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"Let me break down my reasons for posting less often...", Tom dissembled.


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#272 - 06/22/00 01:55 PM Re: an historic
ammelah Offline
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Registered: 06/22/00
Posts: 18
Loc: Vienna, Austria
I think that the reason why "an historic" is said while it is common to say "a history" is that the stress in "historical" falls on the second syllable; the h-sound is often weakened at the beginning of a weak-vowelled syllable (as in vehicle, annihilate).


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#273 - 06/22/00 02:49 PM Re: an historic
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>the stress in "historical" falls on the second syllable

"Sounds like a valuable contribution" she said, reasonably.


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#274 - 06/22/00 02:52 PM Re: need help with trivia question
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE THAN OTHER PEOPLE

"I couldn't argue with that", she said peacefully.


(or did I mean peaceably?)

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#275 - 06/22/00 02:55 PM Re: posting
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>hint, hint

I'll be off on holiday in a few days (I have to check out the Millennium Wheel). Do I need a note?


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#276 - 06/23/00 12:11 AM Re: posting
Bingley Offline
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Loc: Jakarta
In reply to:

I'll be off on holiday in a few days (I have to check out the Millennium Wheel). Do I need a note?


she circulated. Have a good time!



Bingley

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#277 - 06/23/00 01:28 AM Re: posting less often
wsieber Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 1026
Loc: Switzerland
>TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE THAN OTHER PEOPLE

I gave up that race some time ago


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#278 - 06/23/00 11:28 AM Re: posting
tsuwm Offline
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>Do I need a note?

"I think under these circumstances, and in this venue, an aegrotat is required", he riposted notedly.


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#279 - 06/24/00 11:42 AM Re: posting
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Well, can you beat that, she said, competitively.
It looks like the folks who responded to my challenge must be the ones with (unnecessarily) guilty consciences!
I posted that because, when I was searching for one
particular past thread, I came across several once-familiar
names, of people who have not posted in WEEKS.
C'mon, you all, we miss you! (I left the hyphen out of you-all, to indicate in Kentuckian that the accent is to be on
'all', indicating that I mean each and every one. If, as in
you-all, the accent is on 'you', that just refers to the
crowd in general!) 'Strewth, I swear!


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