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Postby David McWethy » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:41 am

You are, of course, quite right--a fact that I realized after the message had been posted. It's been my experience that if one leaves a partially-written post to check out a fact, when one returns the message slate is blank. I've only recently started copying the message before going wandering, and it's a lesson still imperfectly remembered.

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Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:16 pm

My ppersonal favorite pseudo-latinism is Illegitimi non carborundum est, which I am told means don't let the illegal aliens grind you down, tho I can't parse it that way.
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Postby Slava » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:36 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:My ppersonal favorite pseudo-latinism is Illegitimi non carborundum est, which I am told means don't let the illegal aliens grind you down, tho I can't parse it that way.
It has nothing to do with illegal aliens, but rather with those of illegitimate birth.

Here's an article from Wikipedia about it.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:39 pm

But, slava, though retired, I am yet a pastor at heart and don't use those words in public.
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Postby Slava » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:49 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:But, slava, though retired, I am yet a pastor at heart and don't use those words in public.
"Ah, I see," said the blind carpenter as he picked up his hammer and saw.

How's about using a different "b" word? Say, perhaps, bankers?
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:57 pm

But some of my best friends are bankers, so how about another synonym? Politicians.
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Postby Slava » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:00 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:But some of my best friends are bankers, so how about another synonym? Politicians.
I hope you get good rates. :wink:

I was, of course, going for the b word, so how's about adding a qualifier? Wall Street Bankers.
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