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#100751 - 04/21/03 03:46 PM Re: USns
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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where are situated Juneau and Tierra del Fuego

got a map?
Juneau, Alaska
Tierra Del Fuego-southern tip of South America


formerly known as etaoin...

#100752 - 04/21/03 03:49 PM Re: USns
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Loc: Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
Juneau is in Alaska, Krzysztof, and Tierra del Fuego is an island off the coast of Argentina at the extreme Southern end of South America.

#100753 - 04/21/03 03:50 PM Re: USns
of troy Offline
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Juneau is a city in Alaska, one of the most northern most cities on North America (but not the most!) because it is a port city, it is generally well know.

Tierra del Fuego is an area (not sure if it is a state, county, island, (group of islands?) at the southern most tip of south America, close to the the straights of Magellin.(part of Chile, i think)

smj could have said "St John's" which is a town in Newfoundland on the East coast of North America--and spanned the continents from east to west as well as north to south!

we have a canadian friend from there, (Hi Bean!)but to my mind, Newfoundland is not nearly as cold -and so i don't think of it as being as northern as any place in alaska-- as for actual latitude, i don't know!

my other obsession

#100754 - 04/22/03 02:18 AM Re: USns
rav Offline

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 122
Loc: Poland, Cracow
panie krzysztofie, usns to po prostu skrót na oznaczenie mieszkańców stanów zjednoczonych. z tej prostej przyczyny, że używany przez nas zwrot amerykanie nie odpowiada dokładnie rzeczywistości, bo określa wszystkich mieszkańców ameryk - północnej, południowej i środkowej. ale na polski tego się raczej nie da przetłumaczyć :). pozdrawiam

#100755 - 04/22/03 10:11 PM Re: USns
consuelo Offline
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Loc: Caribbean
Wot rav said........(I think!)
I'm fluent in Spanish but Polish is beyond me.

#100756 - 04/23/03 02:58 AM Re: USns
rav Offline

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Posts: 122
Loc: Poland, Cracow
and i'm fluent in polish but spanish is beyond me ;P

#100757 - 04/23/03 07:04 AM Lacking in polish
RhubarbCommando Offline

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
If you admit to being lacking in polish, consuelo amigo, then wy not go to finishing school?

#100758 - 04/23/03 08:50 AM Re: Lacking in polish
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
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wy not go to finishing school?

But Polish and Finnish aren't even close to each other, linguistically.

#100759 - 04/23/03 09:13 AM Re: Lacking in polish
wwh Offline
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Registered: 01/18/01
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No hablo Espańol, but isn't Consuelo our amiga, whose polished nails might avenge insult?

#100760 - 04/23/03 10:21 AM Re: Lacking in polish
wow Offline
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Registered: 11/25/00
Posts: 3439
Loc: New England, USA
Now stop it you guys!
You'll have poor krzysztofie's head spinning.
They've gone off on a tangent, krzysztofie, something that often happens around here.
polish means to bring a shine to as in : "Here is a cloth, polish the table." whereas Polish (capital P) is a language. polish can also mean to refine behaviour.
Finishing can mean to bring to best conclusion, and can mean a school young women could attend to learn the nicities of etiquette thereby "finishing" the education a lady needed to take her place in society. The schools were private and required a fairly sizeable outlay of money for tuition - so the young ladies who aspired to be finished were generally "well off" financuially. It is an old fashioned idea mostly tied to the days when women hoped for marriage, motherhood, running a home, managing servants, socializing to promote the husband career and/or ambitions.
Thankfully, more careers than housewife, schoolteacher or skivvy are open to women today! No longer have to marry to gain a place in "society."
Talk about tangents ! Whew ... I may have just set a record!

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