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Old 2011-01-16, 02:50   #12
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With the possible exception of NYC
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Wouldn't that qualify as a backhand personal slur, or are the moderators
still unable or unwilling to stop personal vendettas?
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I guess the title and OP of this thread require that I now stop
posting here.
If you'd explained you were from Barcelona in the first
place, I would have hit you with a spoon sooner.

Pipes may well have burst/been played elsewhere, but
my OP was inspired by an explanation of burst waterpipes
in Belfast.
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Old 2011-01-16, 02:57   #13
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Wouldn't that qualify as a backhand personal slur, or are the moderators
still unable or unwilling to stop personal vendettas?
Give me some credit.

There was a bit of slice on that ball as well.

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Old 2011-01-16, 05:14   #14
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Still don't catch your drifts.
Barcelona is not NYC, where I am right now.
I said I could be reached by triangulation.
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Old 2011-01-16, 08:17   #15
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Still don't catch your drifts.
Barcelona is not NYC, where I am right now.
I said I could be reached by triangulation.
You couldn't catch a cold.
Your knowledge of geography is phenomenal.
I assume you are high as a kite and/or live in a skyscraper.

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Old 2011-01-16, 15:38   #16
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Ah, the lights begin to dawn.

From the heights I sense a purpose.

In winter's cold air lies a fresh perspective.

None but the strong may enter Camelot's gate.

Even thus do all extended conflicts achieve their conclusion.
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Old 2011-01-16, 16:49   #17
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cool tubes or tube coo ! t°°_bare

a double sense ?

u ... bare bones ( it b0urbon )

big coffin cheat coffee bar "barone" of M°°n_chaU|\|sen_s_e

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Old 2011-01-16, 19:32   #18
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I take it getting one's ire up is from irish/ireland.
Didn't realize since ethnic / point of origin differences
don't matter much to most americans.
Sorry it took me so long to make a connection.
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Old 2011-01-16, 21:31   #19
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I take it getting one's ire up is from irish/ireland.
No Sir, your monkey is correct Sir.

Ire, in the sense of "anger" has nothing whatsoever to do with Ireland from an etymological viewpoint.

It has about as much to do with Ireland as "niggardly" has to do do with "negro", as some Americans learned to their subsequent embarassment relatively recently.


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Old 2011-01-17, 01:35   #20
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I see. But I was discretely trying to ascertain the
point of origin of the OPer, and thought I had hit on
a connective thread. Once again, hoisted by petards,
or something like that.
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Old 2011-01-17, 01:41   #21
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To which monkey should my ire now not extend?
No comprendo monkey en este caso.
Ajuda me por favor, mi correspondente.
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Old 2011-01-17, 01:45   #22
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Glad this thread has generated some mirth.

At St Paul's where I taught for 13 years there were 6 or 7
in the physics dept. all qualified (in my case overly so:
apparently a Geoff Hurst automatically means you will
be incapable of dumbing down sufficiently. Been working
on that problem for some time). 3 or 4 of us were called David.

I coached rowing, and David Porteus (Queens Belfast) was Head of Boats.
No mean rugby player either. My HOD would occasionally jest about
his "Irish" physics (we all drank Youngs Ordinary copiously*).
But he did believe in Murphy's Law. I usually called it Lenz' Law,
but he assured me it was actually originally proposed by a gentleman
by the name of "Sod".

My HOD also tried to persuade me that my eponymous "Eddy currents"
were named after a real person and not a whirlpool.

David

*At that well-known Jewish pub, the "Kosher Horses".

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