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by Huny
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Pun Times
Replies: 287
Views: 193332

Today I mentioned to someone that the cold snap we had here in Asheville was nothing to what they are reporting for Canada. He mused that he had some friends in Quebec, and that he should give them a call to see how they are making out. I replied that that is probably what they are doing to keep wa...
by Huny
Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Hanukkah!
Replies: 16
Views: 12193

The years with only 28 days in February should be called the leap years. Weird... Right again! Y'all are so schmart. OK, being as we are the Arbiters of the Englishish lingo, it's incumbent upon us to fix this. Suppose we start calling the quadrennial correction Deep Years ? We can take our time to...
by Huny
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Hanukkah!
Replies: 16
Views: 12193

If, as Huny suggests, the clock is going to jump ahead, wouldn't we lose the second, not gain it? The same goes for February 29. It's a one-day pause, not a leap forward. You're right, Slava. I guess it would be better put as "adding a second". Calling it "leaping" does sound li...
by Huny
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Hanukkah!
Replies: 16
Views: 12193

When do you want that time? December 31, 2008, will be one second longer than a normal day. I wonder if they'll notice it in Times Square? That's right. The atomic clock in Colorado will be powering up to jump ahead one whole second. For those of us who have been looking for that little extra time ...
by Huny
Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Plattdeutsch
Replies: 6
Views: 8633

Oh, I almost forgot this: Plattdeutsch or Niederdeutsch are the modern High German names for a non-standardised language spoken in nothern Germany (north of the so-called Benrather Linie isogloss) and in the north-east Netherlands. Some varieties are also spoken overseas in North America and Siberia...
by Huny
Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Plattdeutsch
Replies: 6
Views: 8633

Plattdeutsch

While in South Carolina this weekend, I was introduced to a woman who was obviously, by her accent, German. She had a wonderful sense of humor. As I was listening to her talk, I could hear a slight bit of a southern drawl to her heavily accented but well spoken English. This was indicative of her li...
by Huny
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Hanukkah!
Replies: 16
Views: 12193

Very interesting guys! I sure know that if anything out there gets my curiosity up, I can count on at least one of you to fill me in with some knowledgeable onfo in the subject! I hope other people out there know that there is a plethora of knowledge to be had here. Oh, and slugo, I'll pass on the c...
by Huny
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Hanukkah!
Replies: 16
Views: 12193

Re: Hanukkah!

I often make red-nosed candy cane reindeer for my friends and co-workers. I make a special one for my Jewish friends and co-workers. Happy Hanukkah! Hey! That looks like the back of the modern day coin from Israel I once held so near and dear! Speaking of...well...whatever. I came across something ...
by Huny
Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: A Walk Through Bethlehem
Replies: 3
Views: 4076

Re: A Walk Through Bethlehem

Bailey wrote:I loved your story huny, I wish you'd sent it to me.

B.


Sure thing, B :wink:
But I'll tell you, I sure didn't love it when it was all going down. Funny now, tho'.
by Huny
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: A Walk Through Bethlehem
Replies: 3
Views: 4076

A Walk Through Bethlehem

I thought this an aptly timed Christmas story. Yesterday, a group of friends and I went on an " interactive " walk through Bethlehem that is put together annually by a rather large Baptist church with plenty of spare land, in Macon, GA. Keep in mind this was a church function. Just outside...
by Huny
Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Words Derived From Names
Replies: 23
Views: 15382

Y'know Huny- every time I read your sig line I wonder if you're threatening to leave us again :( (/offtopic) Actually, no. It is in reference to my leaving my job of seven years ( this was about two weeks ago). The half-ling that was my acting manager was rude, crude, and sociably unacceptable. He ...
by Huny
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Words Derived From Names
Replies: 23
Views: 15382

in Brazilian Portuguese, chewing gum is commonly called chiclete (from Chiclets) Are you sure about this one? I've heard that Chiclets are so called because they were made from chickle. Or is this a matter of what goes around comes around? One language stole it, and then the other stole it back? I ...
by Huny
Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: Words Derived From Names
Replies: 23
Views: 15382

...you people have made my dictionary obsolete... Any way...Growing up around the house I always heard the words Kleenex and Scott toweling. But to my young ears I heard them as, "Go get a kleenex and blow your nose and after that, get a scott towel to clean up what the kleenex didn't get, then...
by Huny
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: insolitology
Replies: 9
Views: 4156

Finally! A word that describes my quirky curiosity in things that start off normal and progressively become weirder. But I guess the word has been there all along and have only just now come across it by gazing upon eberntson's Good Word Suggestion. Well done! I only wish I had the word tucked up so...
by Huny
Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: TOBOGGAN
Replies: 4
Views: 2552

A toboggan fer yer noggin? :shock: I, too have never heard of the word used in regards to head gear. I always heard it refered to as a skull cap. I wish my sweet ( and very southern) grandmother was still alive so I could ask her what her take on the word is. I figured I would have heard it somewher...

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