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Postby KatyBr » Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:07 pm

Welcome, Andrew, I know what you mean about the cholesterol reasoning. It seems there are no few reasons to force those drugs on us eh? Even if we are healthy we need to take the drugs, because our parents or Aunts may have had high cholesterol readings.

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Postby Kris » Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:39 am

[[quote="badandy"] . . .
so am I wrong in assuming nostalgia means 'pain for returning home'? . . .[/quote]

It's not about a pain caused by (for) returning home, but rather a mixture of the pain or sorrow or sadness of missing things from the past and the pleasure of remembering them, all at the same time. Perhaps a pain because you [i][b]can't[/b][/i] go home.

Well put. I wonder if there is a term for living in the past, as a form of denial of getting older. Maybe it's just called denial, lol.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:51 am

Peter Pan syndrome?

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Postby Flaminius » Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:53 am

I would call it a melanchoric concession.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:42 pm

Them Japanese and their funny l's and r's.

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Postby Flaminius » Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:12 pm

I don't know if the Blazirian is light or long.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:28 pm

Hahaha. Excellent coming, Flam.

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Postby KatyBr » Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:32 pm

Flaminius wrote:I don't know if the Blazirian is light or long.


Waay too funny!

LOL

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Postby Flaminius » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:52 am

May you two have a right-hearted wrong life.
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Postby tcward » Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:09 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:Hahaha. Excellent coming, Flam.


Do you mean come-back?

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Postby KatyBr » Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:12 pm

aw Tim we all know BD(loveable and cute as he is) is English idiom-impaired

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Postby tcward » Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:14 pm

Actually, I didn't know that. His English is excellent!

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Postby Brazilian dude » Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:48 am

Do you mean come-back?

You'll never know if I'm talking about that or matters sexual.

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