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#8791 - 10/29/00 03:59 PM Re: Intellectuals
Jackie Offline

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I decided to let the inconsistency go uncorrected
Thought as much, Sweetie!


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#8792 - 10/29/00 04:28 PM Puggies
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Rhubarb Commando inquires: "...Gorillas were referred to, familiarly, as 'puggies.' Any ideas where this word could have come from?"

Chimpanzees, orangutan and gorillas are all members of the family Pongidae. One suspects a derivation from this Latin zoological name to the British colloguialism "puggies."




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#8793 - 10/29/00 04:31 PM Latinists
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Fishy inquires: "Does this mean that you really are as one with your nom de plume?"

To which the Reverend Doctor responds: "Yup."




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#8794 - 10/30/00 12:44 AM Re: Intellectuals
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Helen asks: "please, could you provide a link to good translation software, or a translation for those of use who have forgotten the little Latin we learned."

And the Vicar responds: "May Almighty God be merciful to you and, forgiving you your sins, bring you to everlasting life."



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#8795 - 10/30/00 01:26 AM Re: inconsistency?
wsieber Offline
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. To him, "belief" carried the idea of "faith" inside it, and he despised the idea. He believed that there is only knowledge or ignorance.<
..internal inconsistency?

Hi Bridget,
To me, there is absolutely no inconsistency in this critique, on the contrary, it is a poignant way of showing that the "black-and-white" concept is untenable. It sprang to my attention because yesterday I discussed with an old friend who now intends to rewrite the history of his region, claiming that all previous history had been "colored" by the views of historians, and he wanted to reveal "the truth"..


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#8796 - 10/30/00 10:21 AM Re: Intellectuals
of troy Offline
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Ahh!, the closing line of Confession!
Bless me, father it has been any number of years since my last confession! (or is the closing line, "Go in peace, and sin no more"?)

I still "keep the faith", but no longer have the belief that the Roman catholic church is the only pathway to God.
One of the local churches still offers services in latin, but, like the joke in an other string, when i do get to church, I tend to one of the local Quaker services..
and so i weave together several threads....

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#8797 - 10/30/00 12:55 PM Re: Intellectuals
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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I went to the site, read it, then clicked "BACK" at the bottom of his page, and here is what I found:
"Man needs God like a fish needs a bicycle."


As much as I would love to attribute this discovery to the mysterious ways of The Divinity, Jackie, I am afraid the explanation is very simple. I found that site by doing a search at google.com for the phrase "Man needs God like a fish needs a bicycle." I had even emailed the author of the site to see if he knew who said it first, but unfortunately he had just seen it as a grafitto some thirty years ago and liked it. The author is not the gentleman I spoke with, but certainly does seem to share very similar views. I felt as you did about some of his extrapolations - the "killing witches" thing in particular.


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#8798 - 10/30/00 08:29 PM Re: Mogambo
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Just to do a follow-up on my initial post in this thread…

Mary Lamberton, Research Correspondent at National Georgraphic Society could find no mention of Mogambo on any of their maps. She also checked with the National Imagery and Mapping Agency’s database of foreign names and came out empty.



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#8799 - 10/30/00 08:49 PM Re: Mogambo
Marty Offline
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...and just to follow up on tsuwm's initial post if I may be so bold, and to confound the issue further, I quote from
http://www.ogd.org/rapport/gb/RP11_7_KENYA.html:
The East African Standard, one of Kenya's largest newspapers, said that this hashish had been manufactured in a 500 ha farm in the Mogambo region of Somalia

From memory I found two or three other similar references - I think at least one was an aid organization website.


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#8800 - 10/30/00 09:04 PM Re: Mogambo
Marty Offline
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Ah, here's one more:
http://vwww.vita.org/disaster/sitrep/97b/0094.html
from Volunteers in Technical Assistance, Dec 1997 report re Somalia floods.

Also found references to Mogambo, Somalia in a number of - unfortunately broken - links to the Journal of Humanitarian Assistance.


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