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#153925 - 01/16/06 01:31 PM poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll  
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S/He obvious needs us a lot more than we need them [sic]. I sure would need company if I spoke the only non Finno/Ugric language in the Baltic region.

Just a comment down here, so as not to distract what's going on above the "fold."

#153926 - 01/16/06 06:26 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll  
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yes, I was shocked, I tell you - amazed even, when I saw the yellow plus sign.

#153927 - 01/16/06 07:17 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll  
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dunno if it was the context but I read that initially as "the yellow puss sign"... (and no, not the cat type)

#153928 - 01/16/06 07:56 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll  
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Quote:

yes, I was shocked, I tell you - amazed even, when I saw the yellow plus sign.




I like to keep you on your toes, tsuwm, what with the diminution of the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices and all.

#153929 - 01/19/06 03:18 AM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll  
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Good gracious, I haven't been down here below the fold in...prolly years; since 2000, acc'g. to my main page, but I know that's not right.

Anyway, to get to the topic: I simply cannot understand why anyone would feel so free to be so rude, esp. when it is unprovoked. I saw an episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation where Wesley Crusher describes a certain alien race as considering courtesy a sign of weakness; all I can figure is that he must be like them.

#153930 - 01/22/06 01:13 AM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll  
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The assumption, chums, that a troll's personality fits within the range of normal psychology is a likely error, from which amazement then flows. If one starts with a different assumption -- that of a mental flaw or defect -- then the behaviour is less shocking in that it is somewhat expected.

#153931 - 01/22/06 08:11 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll  
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Actually, there are a couple of non-Finno-Ugric languages spoken in the Baltic: e.g., Russian (still a largish minoritiy language in Estonia and Lithuania, and spoken officially in Kaliningrad ex Koenigsburg), Latvian (quite distinct from Lithuanian), Baltic Romani, etc.


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#153932 - 01/22/06 08:26 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll  
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oh sure, jim, try to make it a word post...



formerly known as etaoin...
#153933 - 01/24/06 03:47 PM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll  
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Hmm. I didn't know Kaliningrad was an exclave of Russia. Is Alaska an exclave of the U.S.?

#153934 - 01/25/06 02:27 AM Re: poor homo loquens/ullrich/marie/troll  
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Is Alaska an exclave of the U.S.?

Seems likely to me. At least until the US gummint annexes Canadia.


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