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Re: centenniels #4174
07/18/00 05:14 PM
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>>Allons, enfants de la patrie,
le jour de gloire est arrivee...
Oops, wrong anthem
for this country!<<

...and three days late!

Happy Bastille Day, tous le monde!




Re: centenniels #4175
07/19/00 04:31 PM
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David,

Jou duiwel amateuragtig!

I DID remember Bastille Day is the 14th,
even if I WAS 10 years early!

Re: Centennials #4176
07/20/00 08:47 AM
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>>Yet another faux pas. Merdre!<<

I'm staying right out of the dates discussion, but on the subject of faux pas, I always thought it was merde. Or is this swear word now a verb rather than a noun?

BTW Rubrick, nice to get on the same threads as you at last - I appreciated your humour on a few threads that had faded before I logged on, and was concerned that you seemed to have been lying low for a while there!


Re: Centennials #4177
07/20/00 08:51 AM
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I'm sure the news here has been about the 'centenary' of Australian Federation rather than the 'centennial' What's the difference?

I was going to guess that 'centennial' started out as an adjective and 'centenary' as the equivalent noun, but the more I think about it, the less certain I am. Anyone out there braver or more grammatically primed than I am?


Re: Centennials #4178
07/20/00 09:22 AM
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> I'm staying right out of the dates discussion, but on the subject of faux pas, I always thought it was merde. Or is this
swear word now a verb rather than a noun?

Okay, people. I've got the point. Not so much a mistake as a case of keyboard stutter. I failed to see this typo before posting but it's just not worth the while to correct it. Je m'en fous!


Re: centenniels #4179
07/25/00 06:21 PM
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My late father threatened for 10 years to prepare his favorite squid-buffalo stew for oiur celebration on July 4, 1976. It was, of course, a bison-tentacle dish.



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Re: centenniels #4180
07/26/00 12:52 AM
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>>his favorite squid-buffalo stew for oiur celebration on July 4, 1976. It was, of course, a bison-tentacle dish.<<

Oh, Ted!! Oh, I just shouted with laughter!! Boy, you can
shovel the merde, can't you??



Re: centenniels #4181
07/26/00 03:22 PM
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ted,
there is a special word in japanese for this kind of joke: "SAMUI!" it means cold, as in daggy, unfunny, but for some reason you can't help laughing!
with respect,
william


Re: centenniels #4182
07/26/00 04:59 PM
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>there is a special word in japanese for this kind of joke: "SAMUI!" it means cold, as in daggy, unfunny, but for some reason you can't help laughing!

Hmmm. On this side of the BIG BIG pond we call 'em puns :)> (I too have a beard).

I'm a fairly serious student of puns and humor, and have developed a very interesting philosophy about humor in general. If you look at jokes in general, there's always someone that you're laughing at. It's a pretty universal truth that there's a butt to every joke, as cliched as that may sound. (Is there a way to put that little mark over an e here???) But that isn't true of puns. In a good pun there's no butt of a joke. As a result, according to my theory of humor, people cannot laugh at puns because there's no one to laugh at. And that's why they groan.

What the heck is daggy?



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Re: centenniels #4183
07/27/00 01:22 AM
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>Is there a way to put that little mark over an e here?

yes, you can produce characters from the expanded set within the AWAD editor provided you have an expanded keyboard (most keyboards today are) -- however this doesn't guarantee that browsers will recognize them :- ; thus, all of the following are produced by holding down the ALT key while simultaneously striking the numerical sequence while in edit mode:

e grave accent: 0-2-3-2
micro: 0-1-8-1
inverted ?: 0-1-9-1
thorn: 0-2-2-2
copyright: 0-1-6-9
trademark: 0-1-7-4

you can find this character set here:
http://www.ramsch.org/martin/uni/fmi-hp/iso8859-1.html

or you can experiment by keying in numbers from 0160 (non-breaking space) thru 0255 ()


now if I could just figure out how to produce the schwa....


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