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Re: timeo danaos et dona ferentes #70410
08/26/02 03:38 PM
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RE: I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts


Vs. It means "Always look the gift horse in the mouth."

I would have said
"Beware of Greeks bearing gifts" which i think is the most common translation.



Re: timeo danaos et dona ferentes #70411
08/26/02 03:47 PM
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the most common translation.

Ha! 50 points for beating ledasdottir by 48 seconds, 100 for added information about Laoco÷n and the Trojan horse and 75 points for knowing that emanuela's translation is more accurate than the standard English. And minus 10,000 for crowing about it.


Re: timeo danaos et dona ferentes #70412
08/26/02 03:49 PM
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Ok, Now that's settled.

I believe we decided a while back that "gift horse" comes from an entirely other place.

PS He who crows about horses goeth before a fall.


Re: fero #70413
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>I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts


I first learned this more accurate rendition from the lips of W'ON's most favouritest actor in the whole wide world, Nicolas Coppola.


Re: fero #70414
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That's NicHolas Coppola to you!

Anybody wanna remake the Navaho Code Talker movie?...PLEASE?

My favorotest actor, yup. He's a real rottist, he is.


Re: Mr. N. C. #70415
08/28/02 08:30 PM
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He's got presence...

He steals the scene...

He's rough and ready...

But smooth -- oh, so smooth...

I can't take my eyes off him...

His voice, oh that voice!...

He's believable, convincing, and makes his own kind of stamp...

And I know lots and lots of women who have crushes on him.

Why, oh, W'on, oh, why are you so hard on him? Why are you so blind to his virtues? And they are many!!!

[By the way: Did you like Richard Burton in Night of the Iguana? If you didn't, then I'll know that our taste is opposite because I thought Burton was pure brilliance in that. Not that I think Mr. N. C. is in Burton's league at all, but I still think N.C. grabs a scene and makes it his own.]


Re: Mr. N. C. #70416
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Mr.? N. C....must stand for N.o C.harisma!

Yeah...I like Richard Burton (though he never lived up to his potential...too many poor career choices). And I liked his work in "Iguana".

But all I can say to the other "thing" is:

"Oooooooooo...Rudolf Valentino!!!....Ahhhhhhhhhh"

It's just a timeless blinding swoon, isn't it? Screen crushes are no excuse for excusing poor work. Now my main screen crush also happened to be a consummate actress...Natalie Wood. So there!


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