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Postby M. Henri Day » Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:39 am

Attempts to establish a Paradise (in the supernatural sense, not the original meaning of a garden) on Earth, whether in the Future or (by returning to) the Past, seem almost inevitably to lead to the opposite. Perhaps we should just try to muddle through, by working to correct the most egregious of horrors we tend to visit upon each other. How about working to eliminate, say, torture and nuclear weapons, for a start ?...
曾记否,到中流击水,浪遏飞舟?
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Postby M. Henri Day » Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:45 pm

Stargzer wrote:...

One of the things I did find dumb was the chain, I think it was Home Depot (one of the WalMarts of the hardware store world), that was selling "Holiday Trees." THEY'RE CHRISTMAS TREES FOR PETE'S SAKE, NOT CHANNUKAH BUSHES!

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Well Larry, you may not have convinced me, but you certainly seem to have convinced Gov Sonny Perdue of Georgia, which probably weighs more in the cosmic scheme of things....

Henri

PS : On the other hand, there are always those pesky activist judges with whom to contend....
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Postby portokalos » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:19 am

:D
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Postby Flaminius » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:35 am

<Ίππος=horse (ancient)

What, then, is the modern word for horse in Greek, I wonder?
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Postby portokalos » Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:20 am

Άλογο
Α-λόγο
A:στερητικό
λογος:λογική
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Postby Andrew Dalby » Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:07 pm

And the reason why it's called alogo (a negative + logos word) is that it can't speak. Horses are the non-speaking contingent in an army; men, as is well known, talk all the time.

This from Andriotis's Etymological lexicon of modern Greek.
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Postby M. Henri Day » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:51 pm

Andrew Dalby wrote:... Horses are the non-speaking contingent in an army; men, as is well known, talk all the time.

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And when they don't, we zap 'em !...

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Postby portokalos » Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:48 am

:D
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Postby Apoclima » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:06 am

Cryptologist, please!

portokalos, I did not understand your last post!

But I found it amusing anyway!

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Postby portokalos » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:22 am

:)
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Postby Stargzer » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:49 pm

M. Henri Day wrote: . . . Well Larry, you may not have convinced me, but you certainly seem to have convinced Gov Sonny Perdue of Georgia, which probably weighs more in the cosmic scheme of things....

Henri


To handle all of us "Christmas Catholics" our local parish church has had to use the auditorium at a local high school for the early Chrismas Eve Mass.

PS : On the other hand, there are always those pesky activist judges with whom to contend....


Somehow, I wouldn't doubt that certain segments of the 9th Circuit wouldn't rule that way--I think it's the most over-ruled of all the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Thanks for the link, Henri; I'll be sending it around. Onions always bring tears to my eyes . . . :lol:
Regards//Larry

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Postby M. Henri Day » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:03 pm

portokalos wrote:... I don’t want sad people in our party.


No, indeed ! Make them laugh, whether they like it or not !...

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Postby gailr » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:56 pm

Stargzer wrote:To handle all of us "Christmas Catholics" our local parish church has had to use the auditorium at a local high school for the early Chrismas Eve Mass.

I like the designation "Apostasy Appreciation Days" for Christmas and Easter for just that reason...
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