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PaulK
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Message 796 of 822 (816636)
08-08-2017 3:54 PM
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08-07-2017 10:18 AM


Did Noah have to walk all the way across each room, stroking all the fish ?

You have head of wall-to-wall carp-petting, haven't you ?


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Message 797 of 822 (816637)
08-08-2017 5:08 PM
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08-08-2017 3:54 PM


He's looking at how to start life ... with carp Ool ing

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Tangle
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Message 798 of 822 (816638)
08-08-2017 5:27 PM


No need to keep carping on about it.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 799 of 822 (816651)
08-08-2017 10:58 PM
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08-08-2017 5:27 PM


Y'all have gotten so far off topic...
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Message 800 of 822 (816655)
08-08-2017 11:39 PM
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08-08-2017 3:27 PM


carp a diem?

As a foreign language major, German, I took the English class in Old English, which is a recognized language on Wikipedia, nglisc sprc. Basically, at the fall of the Roman Empire, two German tribes, the Angles and the Saxons, migrated to Britain. At the same time, the Vikings also settled -- called "Jutes" in my own schooling, since the Denmark peninsula was Jutland, as in the Battle of Jutland in World War One. Having studied Swedish in the meantime has disabused me of a pet peeve about English.

The extremely basic linguistic history is that the south of England used a predominantly West Germanic language, "Old English", which was already being heavily influenced by the North Germanic influences from the Danes/Jutes/Norse/Vikings.

But then in 1066 along came the Norman invasion from "William the Bastard", a Viking descendant from the north of France. Viking men invaded and conquered the north of France, Normandy. Viking men alone on a foreign shore. What do they do? Take local wives! What results? Children. What language do children learn? The "Mother Tongue", which is to say the language of the ones nurturing them, their mothers. How many generations does it take for the children to not be able to communicate with their fathers? One? Two? Insignificant.

Despite all that, my own personal view of English is as a fundamentally Germanic language atop an extremely French vocabulary.

In my California university's Old English seminar, here's how it went down. Our professor called it a "double howler", because it made two mistakes at the same time. He told us of a Latin quiz in a Catholic school quiz. The students were instructed to translate from Latin to English. "Carpe Diem". OK, "diem" is "day". "Carpe" is a fish, so "carpe diem" is "fish day" which every Catholic knows is FRIDAY. Double howler.


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Message 801 of 822 (816700)
08-09-2017 3:38 PM
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08-08-2017 10:58 PM


New Cat's Eye writes:

I would agree that in order to be classified as an atheist one has to have a deeper philosophy


Y'all = fishing boat.
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Message 802 of 822 (816704)
08-09-2017 4:15 PM
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08-09-2017 3:38 PM


Google says its a two-masted fore-and-aft-rigged sailboat with the mizzenmast stepped far aft so that the mizzen boom overhangs the stern - but yeah, you could fish from it.
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Tangle
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Message 803 of 822 (816705)
08-09-2017 4:20 PM


Q. What's the bear minimum?
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A. One bear.

Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


  
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Message 805 of 822 (817597)
08-18-2017 1:58 PM


Miss USA Question: Should Math Be Taught in Schools
A parody of people's objections to teaching evolution. It was Miss Vermont who caught my eye, because a friend who had living in Vermont described the women as dressing like that.

quote:
I mean, nobody really knows what the square root of 16 is.

Edited by Admin, : Put YouTube video in the message instead as a link to YouTube.


    
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Message 806 of 822 (817598)
08-18-2017 2:09 PM


Please Give Us A Sign!

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Message 807 of 822 (817838)
08-20-2017 8:36 PM


Not really humor, but...

Why those Confederate soldier statues look a lot like their Union counterparts

quote:
Many of the South's Silent Sentinels turn out to be identical to the statues of Union soldiers that decorate hundreds of public spaces across the North. Identical, but for one detail: On the soldier's belt buckle, the "U.S." is replaced by a "C.S." for "Confederate States."

It turns out that a campaign in the late 19th century to memorialize the Civil War by erecting monuments was not only an attempt to honor Southern soldiers or white supremacy. It was also a remarkably successful bit of marketing sleight of hand in which New England monument companies sold the same statues to towns and citizens groups on both sides of the Civil War divide.



  
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Message 808 of 822 (817841)
08-20-2017 10:04 PM
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08-18-2017 2:09 PM


Re: Please Give Us A Sign!
Look if the sun gets blotted out, it has nothing to do with God. It's the HUGE Wall the Trump built. I wish God would stop taking credit for Trump's accomplishments.
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Message 809 of 822 (817850)
08-21-2017 7:09 AM


well that explains a lot ...
http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/noah39s-ark


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Message 810 of 822 (818729)
09-01-2017 3:03 PM


Dara O'Briain- Religion, Creationism & Sarah Palin


Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


    
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