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Postby Huny » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:19 am

sluggo wrote:
Slava wrote:I fear we may have frightened off Kathleen in Norway. I hope not.


Maybe she's Thor at us for being neither helpful Norse erious.
Hope she's not afjord to come back...


Ah, the usual serenade of sluggo and skinem! :lol: Music to my slowly rotting mind. For I am not afjord of the erudition, quality and volume of infinite, may I add, information around here. It does a soul in hiding good to have a laugh created by minds such as you'ins. :D
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Postby skinem » Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:34 pm

Huny wrote:
sluggo wrote:
Slava wrote:I fear we may have frightened off Kathleen in Norway. I hope not.


Maybe she's Thor at us for being neither helpful Norse erious.
Hope she's not afjord to come back...


Ah, the usual serenade of sluggo and skinem! :lol: Music to my slowly rotting mind. For I am not afjord of the erudition, quality and volume of infinite, may I add, information around here. It does a soul in hiding good to have a laugh created by minds such as you'ins. :D


Oh, Huny, if this is music, you really need to get out more!

Check out some of Sluggo's real music to do a hiding soul good... Lutefisk is an instrument, isn't it?
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Postby sluggo » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:26 pm

Valhalleluia! The return of Huny's avatar is a byte for Thor eyes.

And looking not a bit Norse for wear. :?
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Postby Huny » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:57 pm

sluggo wrote:Valhalleluia! The return of Huny's avatar is a byte for Thor eyes.

And looking not a bit Norse for wear. :?


Ye Gods, 'tis good to be back! The Agora looks great on me new Dell LCD monitor, if I say so myself.

...if only Viking get me mouse to stop rolling off the right side of the screen. :!:
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Postby Slava » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:30 am

Well, that's one back from the silents. Welcome back, Huny. Though I don't know you from earlier, I've seen your posts many a time, and you've been quiescent for some time. Now all we have to do is get some of the other old-timers, Agora-post-wise speaking, to pipe up.

BTW, you might want to check the spelling of one word in your signature.
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Postby Huny » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:11 am

Slava wrote:Well, that's one back from the silents. Welcome back, Huny. Though I don't know you from earlier, I've seen your posts many a time, and you've been quiescent for some time. Now all we have to do is get some of the other old-timers, Agora-post-wise speaking, to pipe up.

BTW, you might want to check the spelling of one word in your signature.


Whoopsie! I am famous for my typos around here. Keeps things interesting. :lol: I have been know to have a good case of key board dyslexia every now and again, too.

Thanks for the welcome back!

Does anyone know where Baily is?
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Postby sluggo » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:39 pm

Huny wrote:
Slava wrote:BTW, you might want to check the spelling of one word in your signature.


That's the authentication test. It tells us she's not spam.
(uh-oh-- fixed?)

Huny wrote:Does anyone know where Baily is?


Hey, wait your turn!
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Postby Stargzer » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:42 pm

I think Mark said something about chasing after one of the bunch in search of some potassium, but he's been around.

It's good to hear again from our a-peal-ing Southern Belle! :lol:
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Postby Stargzer » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:42 pm

Stargzer wrote:I think Mark said something about chasing after one of the bunch in search of some potassium, but he's been around.

It's good to hear again from our sweet, a-peal-ing Southern Belle! :lol:
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Postby Huny » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:59 pm

sluggo wrote:
Huny wrote:
Slava wrote:BTW, you might want to check the spelling of one word in your signature.


That's the authentication test. It tells us she's not spam.
(uh-oh-- fixed?)


Huny wrote: Does anyone know where Baily is?


Hey, wait your turn!


Yes, it's fixed. :oops: You know I always act on "re-construction" critisim quickly, unless, of course, I felt the need to drive someone up the wall. And If I took a nip of what is behind "door #1" link above and get three sheets to the wind, I could do exactly that.

At last,someone who understands me! :D
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Postby Huny » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:06 pm

Stargzer wrote:I think Mark said something about chasing after one of the bunch in search of some potassium, but he's been around.

It's good to hear again from our a-peal-ing Southern Belle! :lol:


I send many thanks to all the worm welcome-backs-ers from atop my sweet Georgia pine tree. Peach pie anyone? :wink:

Ouch-I think I just sat on a pine cone...
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Grammar: 'like' and 'as'

Postby Kathleen in Norway » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:14 am

Hello, thanks to you out there who did reply. I have been lost a while, and I don't really know how this Alpha Agora works. But it is something to work at, I appreciate this.

I read in an old grammar that 'like' connects two things, while 'as' connects two clauses. Fx: This is like that, but 'do it as I told you to'. A is like B, A does it as B does.

Now, this would not be very important! But I am living outside the States and do not get daily English input as it is used. (Ja, as.)

I do editing work for Norwegians writing in English. And I do not want to be insisting on archaic language if indeed it is so!

So I'd appreciate help, for current English correctly spoken!

Kathleen in Norway -- ja, American. Went to Africa with the Peace Corps and met this Norwegian..... K.
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Postby skinem » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:21 am

There are some folks here who can be some great help in that regard, Kathleen...NOT speaking for myself...
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Postby Slava » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:40 pm

Kathleen, you might want to get yourself a copy of Strunk & White's "Elements of Style." It's basically the Bible for this kind of question. I may not have looked at mine in years, but that's only because I'm not using English professionally.

I've only met a few Norwegians, and they were all spies, (yes, they were, no joke) except for one, and he was a military attache, so is there much of a difference? What's yours?
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Postby Kathleen in Norway » Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:31 am

Hi, 'Slava'. Finally, somebody with clear, useful information! I will act on it immediately. Barnes & Noble provides overseas shipment -- some of them don't!

Aha - so you weren't one of those making such baaaaad puns!! (well, they were fun...)

Norwegian spies??? Spying on whom and for whom? I'll ask 'mine' about this when he is back - he is out on a 50-mi. bike trip, should be back in 2 - 3 hours. (Preparing for a major race.)

'Mine' is/was an engineer and math teacher. Worked in production in Sweden, and then 3 contracts in Africa. Inventive, thinks 'outside the box', and sports-minded.

(The 'was' is because we are now retired.)

Salud! Kathleen
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