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Postby Perry » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:53 pm

Stargzer wrote:You're not trying to make someone the butt of a joke, are you?

:lol:



Oh no! That kind of behavior is behind me now. :roll:
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Postby Modi » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:33 pm

(But it's a good thing we aren't discussing tis in Arabic. LOL )


If you pronounce the "s" as in "see" it would mean a male goat of one year old and more. That would have been better than the one you considered wouldn't it? -_- Though still used as an insult.

Thanks for your and for Stargazer's. But Stargazer it's better for you not to know how English is taught as a foreign language that is, of course, in certain countries.
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Postby Stargzer » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:43 pm

Modi wrote: ... But Stargazer it's better for you not to know how English is taught as a foreign language that is, of course, in certain countries.


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Yes. I'm sure it's British English that's taught. My youngest daughter spent a semester in London five years ago but didn't lose her American pronunciation.

And yes, it's spelled Stargzer, because there are days when I don't know if I'm missing an "a" or two "e's" ... but you can call me just about anything you want to. Just don't call me late for dinner! :roll:
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Postby Slava » Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:15 am

Stargzer wrote:And yes, it's spelled Stargzer, because there are days when I don't know if I'm missing an "a" or two "e's" ... but you can call me just about anything you want to. Just don't call me late for dinner! :roll:


Now that you've brought it up, I've always enjoyed playing with words, and your board name is a good one. "Star" in Russian could be a shortened form of "stariy," meaning old. So you could be a Star Gazer, or a Stariy Geezer.
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Postby Perry » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:37 pm

Modi,

The s in tis [/i,]or [i]'tis as the case may be, is pronounced more like a z. So you did guess my intention.

As for male goats, in Hebrew is is pronounced taish. No doubt the root is the same in both languages.
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Postby Stargzer » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:19 pm

Slava wrote: ... Now that you've brought it up, I've always enjoyed playing with words, and your board name is a good one. "Star" in Russian could be a shortened form of "stariy," meaning old. So you could be a Star Gazer, or a Stariy Geezer.


Well, I'm not tall enough to play basketball, but I wouldn't say I'm short, either. I do like the play on words, though!
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