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#16279 - 01/23/01 09:32 PM Re: Happy New Year
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Happy RoshaShona, to you, too, Fisk.

#16280 - 01/23/01 10:02 PM Re: Happy 4699
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ASp>Tsuwm, read my lips...

c'mon, snakes don't got lips!

#16281 - 01/24/01 04:02 AM Re: Happy 4699
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>isn't it amazing how millions and millions of people born in the same year will all have the same characteristics?

Yes, speaking as a pisces (a star sign that I share with more or less one twelfth of the world's population), I find that rather strange.

I went off the idea of Chinese year designations when I found out that I was a rat. I'm not fond of rats.

#16282 - 01/24/01 11:18 AM Re: Happy 4699
of troy Offline
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I am a dragon lady! (best sign!-- powerful, and successful, all sorts of other good traits-- somehow i missed out!)

but lets not forget that Australia day is coming up soon -- Friday Jan. 26th-- so Ozzies what it about? something akin to US 4th of July-- only you didn't have to fight a war? Do the Zilds have a day too?
(for some reason, most Autralian, and NZ holiday's are on US calendars-- (i guess for sales there too, but not English holidays)

PS. Jo the rat is a good sign-- a sign of prosperity and wealth! and remember all those good rat expressions?

my other obsession

#16283 - 01/24/01 11:58 AM Re: Happy 4699
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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Troy tossed the apple of dischord by asking Do the Zilds have a day too?

Indeed, NZ does have a national day - Waitangi Day, February 6. It commemorates the day when Representatives of the British Crown, and many leading leading Maori chuiefs signed The Treaty of Waitangi, in which, at least according to the English language version, the Maori ceded sovereignty of their lands to The Crown, in exchange for retention of certain traditional rights. The Treaty has been the cause of much debate in recent decades, and Waitangi Day is a day of Maori prrotest, white conservative Maori-bashing and white liberal hand-wringing, while scholars argue over the exact meaning of "rangatiratanga" - the word used in The Treaty for "sovereignty."

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