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Able2Know will be under new ownership next year

 
 
margo
 
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Reply Fri 1 Feb, 2008 10:59 pm
Will we still have the hamsters?

Or will the side be pedalled by some more up to date critter?

Great to see a Monger visitation!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 1 Feb, 2008 11:07 pm
We have a community here, misogynists and misanthropes and misgissives and to some weird extent there is connection.

I am supposing the new thing will explode that... .. but hoping not fully.




I think I am all for whatever it takes... while I cherish the existing tether.


What am I saying, some of us need to keep connection. And that may be true re a lot of people across the board. Do we all need to be accumulating emails?
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superjuly
 
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Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2008 12:31 am
Boa sorte, Craven!

Put some cuter and girly emoticons in the new version of a2k. rsrs...
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2008 12:36 am
A nice pair of legs still works.

And, welcome back.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2008 12:47 am
superjuly wrote:
Boa sorte, Craven!

Put some cuter and girly emoticons in the new version of a2k. rsrs...


Lovely to see you, superjuly! Very Happy
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 2 Feb, 2008 05:44 pm
what's up, lips? Smile
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rainkeeper
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2008 01:36 am
I haven't read much of this thread (sorry for my impatience), but I have a question.
Is a2k going to remain for the most part the same? I mean I like it the way it is.
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2008 03:41 am
The more things change, the more they stay the same...

(Originally, French proverb).
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2008 05:42 am
Francis wrote:
The more things change, the more they stay the same...

(Originally, French proverb).
Constant change is here to stay (Originally, a New Mexican proverb)
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2008 08:06 am
My uncle used to love me but she died - Roger Miller
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High Seas
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2008 10:06 am
Francis wrote:
The more things change, the more they stay the same...

(Originally, French proverb).


Not a proverb, whether French or Mexican! "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" was somebody's comment following French parliamentary elections.
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2008 10:46 am
High Seas wrote:
Francis wrote:
The more things change, the more they stay the same...

(Originally, French proverb).


Not a proverb, whether French or Mexican! "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" was somebody's comment following French parliamentary elections.


Sorry, it's common knowledge here, it is a proverb, rather old:

Quote:
The proverb is of French origin and was used by the French novelist Alphonse Karr (1808-90). It also appears in George Bernard Shaw's 'Revolutionist's Handbook' (1903).
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High Seas
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2008 12:11 pm
Francis - precisely what I said: Alphonse Karr made this comment after the results of French parliamentary elections were announced.

There are NO verbatim occurences in anybody's writings prior to Karr's use of the phrase, which ipso facto disqualifies it as an "old French proverb".

Proverbs don't, generally, have authors, and Karr is known as the original author in this case.
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2008 02:20 pm
Francis wrote:
it is a proverb, rather old


Well, not meant to be nitpicking, but an expression which entered the common language and is about 150 years old, to me it's rather old.

Now, do proverbs have to be from unknown authors?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 8 Apr, 2008 02:49 pm
Francis wrote:
Now, do proverbs have to be from unknown authors?


No.

Quote:
proverb writers, including Shakespeare himself, are noticeably consistent in pointing this out - "The southern wind doth play the trumpet to his purposes, and by his hollow whistling in the leaves foretells a tempest and blustering sky." "If feet swell, the change will be to the south, and the same thing is a sign of a hurricane."
link

Proverbs sorted by author

and on and on and on
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High Seas
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2008 01:26 pm
Francis wrote:
Francis wrote:
it is a proverb, rather old


Well, not meant to be nitpicking, but an expression which entered the common language and is about 150 years old, to me it's rather old.

Now, do proverbs have to be from unknown authors?


No Francis, proverbs don't have to be by unknown authors. This isn't a proverb, however, it's an adage, or saying, or mot - and now that you know its origin you might start duly attributing it to its author.

Besides, the particular election he was referring to resulted in one of the most unfortunate French parliaments in recent history - "recent" used in this case as the history of France goes back considerably more than "150 years"!
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rainkeeper
 
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Reply Thu 10 Apr, 2008 12:00 pm
Wow. Hmm.
Well,

What ever changes are made; One request; Please don't give us the yahoo mail emoticons (creepy). However, more emoticons, and different emoticons for the twist of it, would be welcomed by me.
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Letty
 
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Reply Thu 10 Apr, 2008 03:51 pm
When I hear the word "proverb" I automatically think of King Solomon. Also, I think, there is a word "saw" that has a similar connotation as adage, etc. I always thought that mot meant wit.

edited to correct grammar
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High Seas
 
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Reply Sat 12 Apr, 2008 12:11 pm
Hi Letty! It's used (in English) to mean a witty remark, so you were very close.

Rainkeeper - thanks for reminding us we wandered far from thread topic; love the Siberian Husky in your avatar, btw.
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rainkeeper
 
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Reply Sat 12 Apr, 2008 03:25 pm
I rather like your choice of name "High Seas". :wink:
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