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#11676 - 12/06/00 05:09 AM Re: Handel  
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The words in Handel's Messiah are taken from the Bible and tell the story of the prophecy, birth, suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ. The sheep reference is from Isaiah 53:6 http://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/Isa/Isa053.html#top

Handel's dates were 1685 to 1759, so early to mid eighteenth century rather than late eighteenth century. For more information see http://www.intr.net/bleissa/handel/home.html

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#11677 - 12/06/00 05:55 AM Re: Demon likka  
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? For example Beer (meaning the beverage or shampoo (according to taste -- can't stand the stuff myself, even the smell of it makes me feel ill


This is at last bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh! You are the only person I have ever heard from who shares my physical aversion to beer! Is your reaction specific to beer, or, like mine, to all alcohol?


#11678 - 12/06/00 06:20 AM Re: Plurality of plurals  
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There were punks at the end of the 19th Century?

Nope. But there were at the end of last century ...

Bingley tells us that I had the wrong party of the right century, however. Sorry, I haven't studied music formally for, um, many years, and I was relying on my lamentably fallible memory. But I do know which century is which!



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#11679 - 12/06/00 06:24 AM Re: Demon likka  
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This is at last bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh! You are the only person I have ever heard from who shares my physical aversion to beer!

So do I, after too much of it. See my post on the different terms for chundering ...





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#11680 - 12/06/00 06:26 AM Re: Plurality of plurals  
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But I do know which century is which!

Wow - I knew Wellington was a hip and happening place, but this is amazing! Here in lil' ol' Hastings we is still in the 20th Century, least ways for another 25 days.



#11681 - 12/06/00 06:30 AM Re: Plurality of plurals  
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There were punks at the end of the 19th Century?

Nope. But there were at the end of last century ...


'Scuse me--the last century was the nineteenth!!!!!!!

Grumble...almost as bad as Antartica...mumble...grouse...




#11682 - 12/06/00 06:35 AM Re: Plurality of plurals  
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'Scuse me--the last century was the nineteenth!!!!!!!


Purzackerly! My chronologically corrupted compatriot Capital Kiwi is gettin' ahead of hisself, as how city slickers are wont to do.


#11683 - 12/06/00 07:50 AM Re: Plurality of plurals  
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--the last century was the nineteenth
I agree with this truth that will not last much longer - but the dispute about it will probably last well into the next century


#11684 - 12/06/00 08:04 AM Re: Plurality of plurals  
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You are all nitpicking about something which has to be (and has been) settled by fiat, given the variables involved. I'm glad you aren't as pernickity about language ... what a place this would be if that were the case!

Thinking about cataclysms and their social consequences, has anyone read "The Great Wave" by David Hackett Fischer? (I know, I know, it's an economics book, but it's very readable and explains a lot of what is happening in the world in terms which even a paid-up member of the Cynic Circle like me can wear!)



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#11685 - 12/06/00 08:31 AM Re: Plurality of plurals  
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which has to be (and has been) settled by fiat


Issued (or driven) by whom, pray tell?


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