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10-18-2015, 01:51 PM   #20251
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
And in Norwegian?
Norwegian is not (yet) an English language. Just a language importing loads of English words.

The word is "rundkj°ring". Try saying that, umm, once?



10-18-2015, 01:55 PM   #20252
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Norwegian is not (yet) an English language. Just a language importing loads of English words.

The word is "rundkj°ring". Try saying that, umm, once?

Stepped in WHAT ... ?!
10-18-2015, 01:58 PM   #20253
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Say "Good night Gracie."

Another cheap & young bottle of Bordeaux "bites the dust" ... boom, boom, boom, another one bites the ... well, you know the rest, Freddy.
10-18-2015, 02:02 PM   #20254
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Obviously, the traffic engineers involved did their studies in France ...
Because they built something that greatly annoys Englishmen?

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Norwegian is not (yet) an English language. Just a language importing loads of English words.

The word is "rundkj°ring". Try saying that, umm, once?

Turnabout is fair play... English has been lifting words from other languages for a long long time...


"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary." (ref)
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"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
That might well be my new all-favourit quote

Off the top of my head, here's what English stole from German:

Rucksack
Kindergarden
Leitmotiv
Karabiner
to abseil
Angst
Blitz
Dachshund
Doppelgńnger
Fest
Delicatessen
Hinterland
Realpolitik
Schadenfreude
Poltergeist
Wanderlust
Zeitgeist
to plunder
Ubermensch

And then, of course, many psychological (e.g. Bereitsschaftspotential), medical and scientific terms.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
That might well be my new all-favourit quote

Off the top of my head, here's what English stole from German:

Rucksack
Kindergarden
Leitmotiv
Karabiner
to abseil
Angst
Blitz
Dachshund
Doppelgńnger
Fest
Delicatessen
Hinterland
Realpolitik
Schadenfreude
Poltergeist
Wanderlust
Zeitgeist
to plunder
Ubermensch

And then, of course, many psychological (e.g. Bereitsschaftspotential), medical and scientific terms.
You forgot dollar.
10-18-2015, 03:36 PM   #20258
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
Hungry? For $9.99 you can eat all you want at the China Dragon! Unfortunately, there wasn't a slice of Velveeta in the place....

Well you wouldn't expect cheese from a nation of lactose intolerant people, now would you?






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But they did have genuine Chines Hot Mustard...which is almost as good as having Velveeta.


Mmmmmm . . . . . . . Chinese Hot Mustard . . . . . . tasty!




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for the engineer in all of us:
Nice.


I'll take three.
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The word is "rundkj°ring". Try saying that, umm, once?
Great... now I am stuck repeating "rundkj÷ring" in my head till who knows when. On the positive side, it will keep me from thinking about the livE hociR.
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Tonight's dinner ... to be made by me, myself and eye.

Spaghetti carbonara ... may "double-up" on the lardons ...
QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
Genuine Italian one or fake cream one?
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Made with 100% fresh from the plastic container French "crŔme fraiche" ...
QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
For that any Italian would immediately hang you on the next tree
QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Yeah, I know.

I have also been known to cut up my spaghetti, too ...


So having scoured the Interwebs for recipes I have yet to find one that uses cream.


What gives?
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In contrast to my eyes, which only have about 1░ of sharpness in the fovea, my glasses have great corner sharpness. I have never tried stopping them down though to see whether it gets even better. Consequently I cannot tell you anything about the bokeh either. I'm pleased with my eyes' bokeh though. When I hold my finger close to my eyes and fixate it, the out-of-focus blurriness around it is very pleasing. It's just difficult to look at it for closer inspection, because then it disappears

As to the FF circle, I don't know. 35 mm film has a size of 864 square millimetres, while the average retina measures about 1,100 square millimetres. However, when wearing my glasses I can perceive the edges of them in my visual field, so they do not completely cover my retina. So do they cover 35 mm film? I do not know.



Don't confuse us with facts.
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Isn't that why we squint when we look at things in the distance? To stop down & increase sharpness?


It gives us more depth of field.
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I'm pretty certain we drove through that thing many years ago. Went into it, got dizzy, and were spit out with a "what the heck just happened?!" Amazingly we got out in the direction we should.

Interesting that someone came up with a roundabout a) going the wrong way and b) where traffic already in the circle have to yield to traffic coming in. Very backward indeed.

But yes, that circle is very much FF - and rather confusing.

The great Chevy Chase was thrown by a British roundabout, too:


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Is this chromatic aberration ...and can it be corrected?


No.


It is permanent.


Enjoy it.
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