• MANICHAEAN's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 PM
    Wait until you throw in the different pronunciations! My favourite USA / UK ones are the words, "route, root & rout."
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    Today, 11:19 AM
    Unplanned Redemption. It happened the first time inside a church in Mexico City. Well, not inside exactly. The church happened to be closed; but...
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  • kev67's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    I have finished reading it. I gather it is many people's favourite book of Gaskell's. I did not like it as much. I hope Roger married Molly. I...
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  • kev67's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    He works 14 hour days, but then he's a doctor and there were a lot of sick people around Hollingford.
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  • AuntShecky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    Weather reports: "Peaks of sun" when they mean "peeks." More and more I'm seeing the word "roll" confused with the noun "role." It popped up...
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  • MANICHAEAN's Avatar
    01-14-2021, 11:50 AM
    Genesis 6: ďthe sons of God and daughters of menĒ. An Old Testament theme, where the Nephilim were seen as the offspring of sexual relationships...
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  • EmptySeraph's Avatar
    01-13-2021, 11:49 PM
    The safest way in which one could define modernism in literature is by highlighting its proclivity to ignorance insofar as content is concerned....
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  • Sancho's Avatar
    01-13-2021, 09:01 PM
    Sorry everybody. Looks like I killed that other thread we were all having so much on. Stomped that sucker flat, in fact. And thing we’re just...
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  • Sancho's Avatar
    01-13-2021, 01:39 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Ha! And often times, Wolf, your offense leads to my offense, eh? In the words of Rodney King, “Can we all just get along?” I think one of the...
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  • Ecurb's Avatar
    01-13-2021, 12:25 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    I didn't bother to read JCamilo's post. Long and dreary experience warns me against even attempting it. Enough of this petty sniping, though! To...
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  • JCamilo's Avatar
    01-13-2021, 09:39 AM
    JCamilo replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Says little. But a lot about yours: Ad Hominem is as I described an appeal to personal offenses. Like when you repeatedly try to talk about my...
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  • MANICHAEAN's Avatar
    01-13-2021, 06:51 AM
    Meanwhile, back in the La Bodeguita del Medio bar in Havana, Hemingway was engaged, in what initially was a meaningful tete a tete with Marlon...
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  • PeterL's Avatar
    01-12-2021, 08:37 PM
    While thinking about the insurrection invading the U.S. Capitol, I realized that the underlying reason for it was ignorance; although there may...
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  • Sancho's Avatar
    01-12-2021, 07:37 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Wolf! Ha! You crack me up, and you may be onto something. As a young man I was once arrested for urinating in public. Well okay, I wasn’t really...
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  • Ecurb's Avatar
    01-12-2021, 11:00 AM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    By the way, I posted about Brazil's history of racism only because WolfLarsen claimed Brazil was a superior country to the U.S. It had nothing to do...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • MANICHAEAN's Avatar
    01-12-2021, 10:59 AM
    It was a narrow fronted, poorly lit bookshop of rectangular shape, somewhere in the Sakuragi-Cho District of old Yokohama; and upon seeing inside,...
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  • Ecurb's Avatar
    01-12-2021, 10:53 AM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Verbal jousting with JCamilo is like fighting a five-year-old. Victory is easy, but there's not much glory in it. "Ad hominem" means "to the...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • JCamilo's Avatar
    01-12-2021, 01:01 AM
    JCamilo replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    This is a bit embarassing. Christianism is not the invention of anyone alive, yet, several christiams share the same idea, Ecurb. The meaning of the...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • Ecurb's Avatar
    01-11-2021, 08:04 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    "Sharing"? It wasn't your idea, JCamilo. Besides, you are now just making another ad hominem argument -- if Jorge Luis Borge made a claim, it MUST...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • JCamilo's Avatar
    01-11-2021, 04:03 PM
    JCamilo replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    I honestly hope things could improve, considering the impact Trump had here, activelly helping Bolsonaro to get elected (if not him, at least the...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • JCamilo's Avatar
    01-11-2021, 03:59 PM
    JCamilo replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Not mine only. Jorge Luis Borges too. I am pretty sure a nonsensical joke about something I never said about another tale is satisfactory to you. To...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • Sancho's Avatar
    01-11-2021, 03:44 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Whoops, we’re tandem posting, Wolf. I was responding to your earlier entry. Cheers
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • Sancho's Avatar
    01-11-2021, 03:43 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Comparisons can be fun and informative though, even if they’re only anecdotal. I haven’t been to Brazil in around 10 years, but I used to go there...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • tonywalt's Avatar
    01-11-2021, 12:10 PM
    tonywalt replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Humans are naturally tribal, hence the above. I accept it. It is time we all accept it. (It's not going away). But yea, it's ugly.
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • Ecurb's Avatar
    01-11-2021, 11:24 AM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    I can see why you listed it as a contender for "Great American Novel". Not only is it a great novel, but Bo Mason embodies a certain type of the...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • JCamilo's Avatar
    01-11-2021, 10:45 AM
    JCamilo replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    His problem is that he does not know Budha legend. Anyways, why do bother when someone talks about other nation and then just come saying that he...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • Sancho's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 09:10 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Yeah, itís weird how many of those flags you see up in the panhandle of Idaho?! I didnít really mean to go down the free-speech rabbit hole here....
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • Ecurb's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 07:32 PM
    Ecurb replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Well, flying the Confederate flag is "OK with me" in that I don't think it should be outlawed -- it's protected speech. However, it's not OK by me...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • Sancho's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 06:05 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    What I’m saying is it hurt my heart to see that flag in the U.S. Capital Building. I’m no constitutional law expert, but I don’t think that is...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)
  • Sancho's Avatar
    01-10-2021, 02:58 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Congrats US? in Serious Discussions
    Haha! In the words of the late great Hunter S. Thompson: “Get familiar with cannibalism.” I’m not the flag-waving type, but seeing the...
    45 replies | 713 view(s)

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