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Re: Is there a "babelfish" for Latin? #6624
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There's not been a scent of any one else - many thanks, boyo


Re: Is there a "babelfish" for Latin? #6625
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not been a scent of any one else

They obviously lack the cents and/or scentsability


Re: Is there a "babelfish" for Latin? #6626
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my sincerest contrafibularities on hitting the tonne, and what a wonderfully helpful way to mark the occasion. Thank you very much for those excellent resources.


Re: Is there a "babelfish" for Latin? #6627
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lack the cents and/or scentsability

You're too harsh - if they haven't the scents it is probably because the haven't the Thyme.


Re: Is there a "babelfish" for Latin? #6628
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My pleasure.

contrafibularities

This is a new word to me! Why should you wish to set anything against my shin bone?


Re: Is there a "babelfish" for Latin? #6629
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>contrafibularities This is a new word to me! <
I guess this would be the lawyers term for "withershins" .


Re: Is there a "babelfish" for Latin? #6630
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contrafibularities - - - the lawyers term for "withershins

Excellent! Would it also equate to the swashbuckling pirate's phrase. "Shiver me timbers." (thinking of John Silver's wooden leg).

BTW, any idea as to what a "swash" is, and where one would buckle it?


Re: Is there a "babelfish" for Latin? #6631
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Well, guru gives this for swash:

Swagger or bluster.
A swaggering or blustering person

So I guess you place your buckle ostentatiously!


Re: Is there a "babelfish" for Latin? Addendum #6632
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Do either mingit or mingin relate to mingy?

The idea of mean and stingy sounds reasonable for mingy.

Mingin' has a hard "g" like singing so I've never thought of it as being realted to stingy with its soft "g".


Re: Is there a "babelfish" for Latin? #6633
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>contrafibularities

This could be something to do with pulling the other leg so Long John Silver maybe on the right track.


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