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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:02 PM

Restarting big threads...
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:04 PM

As I was about to answer (Schweedie's question):

Is [the Tok Pisin] for one of your courses?

Yup, it's for linguistics for tomorrow. I agree that it's really cool, but so hard:

Las wiken sampela stilman i go insait long wanpela Saina stua na i laik stil. Tasol oldok i singaut na ol stilman ya i rananwe. Dispela trabel i bin kamap long Wes Goroka long Sarere 23 Me.


I haven't quite figured all of it out, but that paragraph translates to: "Last weekend, some thieves went inside a ... to steal. ... old dog .... thieves ran away. This ... have come up ... Saturday May 23rd."
The trick is 1. it's spelled differently from English, but if you speak it, you hear the English in it, and 2. they only have one preposition, and that's "long."

ETA: First, yo! (Or almost.)
No, I never do that usually, but today, I kinda felt the need to. :)
3. Also: "stilmen" means thieves, but Tok Pisin is more literal: "steal[ing] men".
4. They add "pela" to everything to indicate that it's a numeral. ("sampela" means "some", as you can see.)

Did I kill the thread already? ;)

Edited by LittleDirtyGirl, Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:08 PM.

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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:07 PM

New MM...ooohh...shiny...

That sounds like an interesting class, LDG. Good luck with the rest of the assignment!
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:10 PM

Awww, the old MM is gone? This makes me sad. I don't do well with change. :)
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:11 PM

Everything's so shiny and new in here! How's the new MM doing?

Edited by RebelliousAngel, Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:16 PM.

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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:19 PM

WTFBBQ?!

*makes grabby hands at old thread*
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:19 PM

With Sam's storyline this season, I was kind of looking forward to page 6666.

Still, onward and upward, right? *passes out freshly-baked snickerdoodles*
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:26 PM

I just checked and I must have been posting at precisely the moment of the big move, so here we go again...

Getbusychild do you have any plans for this evening or will you be celebrating at a later date?

AW regarding your MySpace issue the other day... does your school use home pages to do homework? At my son's old school some of the classes had home pages where the kids could submit assignments, this may help you to get the kids user names/e-mail addresses? My friend's son is getting the lovely pictures of nude girls randomly from MySpace. I know I heard something about it last week but didn't pay much attention. I guess I have to now.

SadieHyde says hello to one and all. She wanted me to tell you that she misses all you guys and hopes to be able to drop by in the next couple of days. Apparently Leela has taken to crawling with a vengeance, and has her own little plan to drive her mom crazy with her death-defying antics.

Kma how is Raspberry feeling? Is the household back to normal?

Gwennie how are you feeling? Better I hope. How is the little man not too bad I hope. :)
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:26 PM

We have to start the new thread out right with some Raoul!

Hmmmm something's still missing here. Ahh yes here we go, can't forget the shoes!
Yes that's more like the old thread I'm used to! Looking better already! ;)
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:33 PM

Aw I'm sad I loved the old thread! I met all my peeps there.

*will get over it soon enough*
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:34 PM

Aw, bye bye old thread! You served us so well.

Raoul needs a santa hat.

Just give me some time. ;) I could have a whole Raoul portfolio what with the previous Chef Raoul!

Edited by Fary, Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:35 PM.

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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:35 PM

dazz, my brother and sister in law are taking me out to dinner and I may just get a little drunk. Don't know yet, we'll burn that bridge when we come to it, lol. And I got a message from my little cousin telling me that he and his brother are sending me a how-to book on Guitar Hero since I was so bad at it. So, it's been a good day so far.
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:40 PM

ACK! I'm trying to catch up and then the MM goes poof and there's a shiny new one. *pets shiny*

I haven't caught up, but YAY for Spooky and good test results! Health is the best present there is.

dazz, I think it was the flu because I was pretty much fine by last Monday. Tornado avoided it completely (he had a flu shot, I did not) and one of the troublesome teeth has started to poke through. I disappeared over the weekend because of holiday fun and my addiction to our new Wii.
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 4:48 PM

I DON'T LIKE CHANGE!

Anyway, I didn't get an incomplete in the class I thought I was going to get an incomplete in because I lost the program to one of the concerts I had to go to, that we needed as proof.

*celebrates*

And to celebrate: RANDOM FUNNY PICS!

Cutest Thing Ever

Some pairs just should not be near each other

I Dare You To Look At This And Not Laugh

Same For This
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:17 PM

Aw, SAD!! I was proud of our page count. Oh well.

Thank God it's nearly time to go home. Working sucks, yo!!!
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:32 PM

Merry Christmas to all from Raoul! (Assuming he's green like I always imagined. Demian can be the expert on that.)

Edited by Fary, Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:33 PM.

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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:35 PM

Just making sure our Frappr Map survives the move.
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Last Time Lord

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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:40 PM

I thought Raoul hates the angst? Or am I getting him and Demian mixed up?
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:42 PM

Oh no our Frappr Map will be right back! What does that mean? Where did it gooooooo?
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:43 PM

I thought Raoul hates the angst? Or am I getting him and Demian mixed up?

True, the angst that will surely kill the recapper and all. It's just such a part of the show, and a nice opposite to comfort. Methought at least.
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Last Time Lord

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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:44 PM

Ah, okay.
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:45 PM

Man, so hard to please Last Time Lord! I kid. ;)
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RebelliousAngel

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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:46 PM

Oh no our Frappr Map will be right back! What does that mean? Where did it gooooooo?

Maybe it had to go potty, so it just took a little break? Idk!
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:46 PM

Whoa! This is weird!
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 6:07 PM

Still trying to get a feel for the new digs. I miss the old place, I like Last Time Lord don't do too well with change.

I think I might wrap some gifts tonight. The shopping is done so I guess it is time for wrapping. I bought my nephew the Sesame Street Giggle & Go Garage. I love it! It is so cute and has all these little sounds and sayings. My brother an sister-in-law should be loving me after Christmas.

Have fun tonight getbusychild have a couple of drinks and toast the day.

I think Raoul looks adorable Fary. Good job.
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 7:02 PM

Still trying to get a feel for the new digs

Maybe if we got some furniture...

*is just finishing a Life marathon rewatch*
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 7:11 PM

Page TWO...it feels like a newbie thread- and I was so looking forward to 6666 as well!
Fary I was going to post a Santa(big, gay,fabulously manicured)lizard request, but you beat me to it...awesome job!

Page TWO?? *sobs*
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 7:15 PM

Page two feels so sick and wrong I tell you! SICK.AND.WRONG.
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 7:16 PM

Hey k1k2 looks like we meet again. I know page 2, it just doesn't seem right.

*Pulls in a couple of comfy sofas and a little area rug.* How's that look Allathlete?
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Posted Dec 10, 2007 @ 7:20 PM

How's that look Allathlete

Just dandy! *adds some tasteful prints and a potted plant*
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