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On 2010-04-27 17:53, stoneunhinged wrote:
. . . what I actually said, literally translated, is:

We are the the the many.

That's just silly.

(Now I'm thinking of taking my nice weather and going home. Maybe I'll wait till Saturday).


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On 2010-04-27 17:54, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
From the American Heritage Dictionary:

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Thus, since no one would consider a phrase such as "the alcohol" to be redundant, criticizing the hoi polloi on similar grounds seems pedantic.


If hoi polloi transmogrified into one word in English - hoipolloi - their argument would be considerably stronger.

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On 2010-04-27 17:54, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
. . . phrases borrowed from other languages are often reanalyzed in English as single words.

English doesn't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.

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I bet you're the kind of guy who says that Babe Ruth had 2,213 RSBI.
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On 2010-04-28 06:36, stoneunhinged wrote:
I bet you're the kind of guy who says that Babe Ruth had 2,213 RSBI.

Nope.

(RsBI, maybe. Smile)
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On 2010-04-28 13:14, S2000magician wrote:
(RsBI, maybe. Smile)


:lol:
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"Two of my favourite 'rules' from days gone by:

"While walking on a footpath with a lady, a gentleman always places himself between the lady and the curb." (Still a chance for gallantry in wet weather I suppose)

"A gentleman should always enter a lift (elevator) before a lady." (Nowadays with fewer and fewer lifts plummeting to the ground every day it seems, perhaps this one can be let go)"

As it pertains to the chivalric code, there are some great do's and don't s. My favourite being,

A gentleman always enters a revolving door first, but leaves after his lady.

Yes you are meant to walk in and get it started allow her to exit, and if you cannot get out go all the way around again. No one knows of these amazing quaint traditions. You'd be amazed at how interested people are however, if you do know these traditions.

There are not enough chivalrous people any more.

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On 2010-04-29 06:06, Jon Hackett wrote:
There are not enough chivalrous people any more.


They all died dueling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tqxzWdKKu8
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Well, here is the ultimate manners guide:

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/9-bu......1812107/
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I swear, I learn some of the coolest $h*t in this section!
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Nice list Daff!

"Be careful not to insult your host by adding salt before you have tasted your food."

Not so much as insult as an annoyance. You spend your time in the kitchen tasting and seasoning food until it is just right, then some clown pours a hypertension of salt over it before they've had a taste. I think under certain codes of knightly behaviour this is a just reason to stab them in the eye.

"Don't get drunk; you'll look absurd."

Not so much etiquette as a valuable life rule. (That someone should tell you very, very early in the piece...) Smile
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On 2010-06-25 01:12, MickeyPainless wrote:
I swear, I learn some of the coolest $h*t in this section!


Yeah, we do have a tendency to talk about some weird things, here. Like for instance, the Answer a question with a question thread.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......art=5130
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On 2010-04-27 16:51, Nosher wrote:
Two of my favourite 'rules' from days gone by:

"While walking on a footpath with a lady, a gentleman always places himself between the lady and the curb." (Still a chance for gallantry in wet weather I suppose)

...


Actually it goes back to the days before indoor plumbing and people used chamber pots. The streets were the sewers, and if the man were to the street side of the woman he would be the one to get splashed. Additionally, when the chamberpots were relieved of their contents out the window, it was more likely to overshoot the woman and hit the man.
In other words, a man would literally catch crap on behalf of his woman.
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On 2010-06-25 10:07, JRob wrote:

In other words, a man would literally catch crap on behalf of his woman.


So I guess the only thing that has changed is the sewer system.
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Holy cow!!! They actually dumped their bathroom contents out the window?????

No wonder they had so many diseases and plagues!!!
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You got it "daffy." The "gutter" was in the center of the street!
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"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
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On top of that, they used horses (no cars back then) and where did the horses do their duty? Yup. Right in the streets, along side the human potty that was dumped out.

Again, diseases were rampant. Life span was shorter. Not hard to figure why.
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If you go to Walt Disney World (I typed "Wald" by accident and it didn't correct me, "Wald" is a word?) Anyway, if you go and walk though Liberty Square, you'll see that there (and only there) the center of the path is a line of lightly-colored cobblestones. That was supposed to represent the gutter.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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