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11-21-2016, 01:36 AM   #30901
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Nah.
Maybe "dyecast"?

11-21-2016, 06:14 AM   #30902
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1. WAS her maiden name? I'll bet she still uses it.
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Ah... Lipsmackinthirstquenchinacetastinmotivatingoodbuzzincooltalkinhighwalkinfastlivinevergivincooldrinkin Vodka!
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Is this one of those really long Norwegian words we have been discussing?
Have we discussed really long Norwegian words? I don't think we have any. Not really long.

I can think of some fairly long ones - and ones that really are in use. Like enevoldsarveregjeringsakten and h°yesterettsjustitiarius.

Of course you can make up perfectly valid words of arbitrary length, but that would be cheating.

Shorter words can be fun, too, like saue°ye with six vowels in a row, or fangststr°k with seven consonants in row. But for long words we're easily beat by the Finns. And the Welsh. And the Malagasy, who once had a king by the name of Andrianampoinimerina - and his name isn't even very long.
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
... Like enevoldsarveregjeringsakten and h°yesterettsjustitiarius.

Of course you can make up perfectly valid words of arbitrary length, but that would be cheating.
What... those weren't made up?!

11-21-2016, 10:37 AM   #30905
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What... those weren't made up?!
Well, of course they were. By somebody. At some time

But they are words in use, one more commonly than the other. You'll find them defined on Wikipedia (linked above), both in English and Norwegian. Maybe even Danish, I haven't checked.
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I use to work with a guy that was our own Yogi Berra.
He once said:
"All languages are the same, just the words are different."

Another time he was trying to name drop a local tv sportscaster he knew and proudly said:
"I'm on a first name basis with...oh...what's his name?"
11-21-2016, 11:56 AM   #30907
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Professional racing drivers don't get paid by the hour. They usually have a contract. Contracts generally pay an annual and/or per race salary. Usually there are provisions for the purse money, who gets it, or if it gets divided somehow. Then there are the sponsor endorsements and sales of licensed stuff like diecast models of the cars, t-shirts, hats, etc.

If there are any amateurs in the field they have to be independently wealthy. It takes millions of dollars to field a car. The cars themselves are quite costly. An amateur can buy their way into a ride, but it doesn't come cheap. And the learning curve is very steep.

There is more to racing than getting in, firing it up and riding around.

Well, I suppose I was thinking more of professional drivers like the one who drives the rubbish truck.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
I use to work with a guy that was our own Yogi Berra.
He once said:
"All languages are the same, just the words are different."
He'd clearly never visited Newcastle-upon-Tyne after the pubs close on a Friday night...

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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote

I can think of some fairly long ones - and ones that really are in use. Like enevoldsarveregjeringsakten and h°yesterettsjustitiarius.

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My favourite parts of the Blackadder series are those with the Queen and Nursie. What were these people on when they made that series!?!?!
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One of my favourite set of lines.

Edmund Blackadder: Baldrick, I've always been meaning to ask: Do you have any ambitions in life apart from the acquisition of turnips?
Baldrick: Er, no.
Edmund Blackadder: So what would you do if I gave you a thousand pounds?
Baldrick: I'd get a little turnip of my own.
Edmund Blackadder: So what would you do if I gave you a million pounds?
Baldrick: Oh, that's different. I'd get a great big turnip in the country.
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Damn, another late night chess game. Couldn't leave the game in the middle of the fireworks, but now it looks to fizzle out in another draw. Oh well. Time to catch some shut-eye!
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My favourite parts of the Blackadder series are those with the Queen and Nursie.
Miranda Richardson based her Queen Elizabeth on someone she knew at school, who was very smart but got through life pretending to be a ditz.

Richardson was such a favourite that like Rik Mayall she guests in both the later seasons.


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What were these people on when they made that series!?!?!

Because you can argue that creativity is usually the work of individuals, Mark, and extra cooks are often unwanted, I am interested in how artistic collaborations can succeed.


Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill, Vicar of Dibley, et al) and Ben Elton (The Young Ones, etc) were like Gilbert/Sullivan and Elton John/Bernie Taupin, not being in the same room when they wrote.


They would each do three episodes for the year, and then hand them over to the other, who had complete control of the rewrite.


Because they knew what the other person liked, it's not easy to say who did what.


A genitalia gag might in fact be written by Curtis, and some historical insight might be by Elton.


It was a spectacular re-tooling and recovery, because the first series (written by Curtis and Rowan Atkinson) had been an expensive failure.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bxf Quote
1. WAS her maiden name? Has it changed?

Sounds like bigamy has raised it's ugly head. Been married to that same woman for 22 years. Or twins?
11-21-2016, 07:22 PM - 1 Like   #30915
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jac, is that you?
I haven't noticed a post by you for...ages.
Have I been asleep? or have you?
Is it that your period of hibernation has ended? or is it that the liquor delivery is late and you need something else to do?
So many questions: so few answers.


If you have been away, welcome back.
If I have just missed your posts, please forgive.
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