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Post by Caeristhiona » November 15th, 2006, 6:42 pm

Mask o' Glass wrote:E Pluribus Gad
Out of the many WHAT now?
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Post by timberwolfmage » November 15th, 2006, 7:59 pm

Caeristhiona wrote:
Mask o' Glass wrote:E Pluribus Gad
Out of the many WHAT now?
Gad. Duh... :lol:
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Post by GlassMask » November 15th, 2006, 8:25 pm

"E pluribus gad" is just the split infinitive version of "egad." If we assume that egad is, in fact, an infinitive.

Sorry, just being silly (and off-topic even in the "Off-Topic" forum).

Although now that I think of it, MacDonald's should market "The Scottish Sandwich," but not allow their patrons to order it by name.

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Post by Caeristhiona » November 15th, 2006, 8:44 pm

Mask o' Glass wrote:"E pluribus gad" is just the split infinitive version of "egad." If we assume that egad is, in fact, an infinitive.
I know. I was just giving free reign to my inner Latin geek. :)
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Post by gypsygirl » November 15th, 2006, 9:26 pm

timberwolfmage wrote:
gypsygirl wrote:I don't understand... Mask's joke. :lol:
There's a theater tradition that says Shakespeare's play Macbeth is cursed, and that you will bring down disaster on yourself (or your production of the show) if you say its name, specifically within a theatrical setting.
Oh, duh! You'd think, being a theatre geek, and familiar with the superstition, I'd have caught that. I guess I was just in the wrong frame of mind. :)
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Post by mcrandall » November 15th, 2006, 11:11 pm

I don't understand why the older I get the faster time slips past.

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Post by timberwolfmage » November 16th, 2006, 5:50 pm

Mask o' Glass wrote:Although now that I think of it, MacDonald's should market "The Scottish Sandwich," but not allow their patrons to order it by name.

Ted
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Post by Caeristhiona » November 16th, 2006, 6:24 pm

timberwolfmage wrote:INTRODUCING THE HAGGIS-BURGER! A QUARTER POUND OF SHEEP'S ENTRAILS, COOKED TO PERFECTION AND TOPPED WITH THE CHOICEST TURNIPS AND POTATOES.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haggis
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Post by kristin » November 16th, 2006, 7:44 pm

In defense of haggis, it's actually quite good, though I don't recommend trying it anywhere but in Scotland. (The other, not gotten in Scotland, haggis I've tried has been pretty bad.)

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Post by Cloud Mountain » November 16th, 2006, 8:58 pm

thistlechick wrote:
Peter Why wrote:... people who casually drop litter, or spit (... apparently as a fashion statement, or a social bonding structure). I'm very short on understanding
The town in which I live the concrete sidewalks are stamped with the statement "No spitting on sidewalk" .... I have a feeling it is a hold over from the mining days when folks were a bit cruder... but also I wonder if it's because one little spot of spit would freeze and cause a hazardous slippery spot? hehehe

So, to keep this on-topic in the off-topic thread... I don't understand why the sidewalks in my town are stamped with the statement "No spitting on sidewalk" hehehe
I grew up in NYC. It used to be that while you were waiting for a subway car, you would look across to the wall on the other side of the tracks to see metal signs posted: "No Expectorating." Now that was classy.
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Post by GlassMask » November 17th, 2006, 7:34 am

And yet in our town, we have special parking spaces for expectorating mothers! It's crazy, I tells ya! I'll never understand it. . .

When my wife doesn't wear her glasses while I'm driving, many of the signs she reads aloud are hilarious. . .

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Post by kristin » November 18th, 2006, 3:03 am

I will never understand why they put such a big sensitive mute button on the cord of my microphone. (I just recorded a whole chapter and got nothing. :cry: )

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Post by anna » November 18th, 2006, 3:07 am

Oh, not a chapter from the Red Mistery House?
I hope not.
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Post by kristin » November 18th, 2006, 3:12 am

Yes, it was.

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Post by LibraryLady » November 18th, 2006, 11:27 am

Mask o' Glass wrote:And yet in our town, we have special parking spaced for expectorating mothers! It's crazy, I tells ya! I'll never understand it. . .

When my wife doesn't wear her glasses while I'm driving, many of the signs she reads aloud are hilarious. . .

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