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#2761 - 08/19/01 03:09 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
Keiva Offline
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"Greeks? we don' need no steenkin Greeks...!"

Surely you wouldn't disrespect our dear Helen of Troy?
Gentlemen, let's defend her honor and give this heel the Hectoring he deserves!




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#2762 - 08/19/01 03:21 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
wwh Offline
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"Greeks? we don' need no steenkin Greeks...!"

Let us now praise all learned men, many of whom were Hellenes and their descendants or admirers.. Let us require maverick to eat a krater full of Welsh rabbit made with feta cheese, and wash it down with two gallons of retsina. A mild sentence for defaming a noble race.


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#2763 - 08/19/01 04:42 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
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Let us require maverick to .. wash it down with two gallons of retsina"
Wish I could see how he looks after that resina takes effect.


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#2764 - 08/19/01 06:25 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
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Actually, a racial slur is not typical maverick. I wonder if archie is using his system, trying to make trouble for maverick.


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#2765 - 08/19/01 06:39 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
Keiva Offline
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From beheaded to decapitated to arhaeresis.
From Anglo-Saxon to Latin to Greek.

Ain't English wonderful? You can say the same thing so many ways, and be as clear or as obscure as you like!


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#2766 - 08/20/01 07:20 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
maverick Offline
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yeahbut. archie doesn't know how to do the sign I used, Dr Bill. My point was the linguistic one made now by Keiva.

though of all the wines in all the world (and I do my share in sampling their bounty) I would have to say that retsina's taste is fearfully reminiscent of the smell of the foul loo cleaning agent used in school lavatories in my youth, so you can stick that where the sun shines not!


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#2767 - 08/20/01 08:47 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
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[blue]retsina's taste is fearfully reminiscent of the smell of the foul loo cleaning agent used in school lavatories[/blue]

Which is why *I would have trouble considering it part of a mild sentence.


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#2768 - 08/20/01 09:24 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
wwh Offline
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All linguaphiles take as gospel " The Greeks had a word for it." And let me remind you, mav, you didn't say "Greek" meaning the language, you said "Greeks" meaning the people.


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#2769 - 08/20/01 02:12 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
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" The Greeks had a word for it."

My mama always warned me:

Beware of gits bearing grief!




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#2770 - 08/20/01 03:53 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
wwh Offline
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Dear mav: your mama should have warned you about getting boiled in Greece.

And "gits bearing griefs" is a form of cacemphaton.

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