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Post  Guest on Wed May 23, 2012 11:57 pm

I think it was pretty much the same here in Australia, when new policies saw aboriginals turned out from stations (ranches) where they'd laboured all of their lives. The new policy meant stockmen etc. had to be paid in currency other than flour, sugar and tea.

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Post  Guest on Thu May 24, 2012 12:24 am

...words fail me.

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Post  senorita on Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:28 am

Would someone please translate this sentence?

contigo, mi vida, quiero


Via a google search I came upon this:






It's a Woo thing, right?




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Post  sil on Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:10 am

you're not a long time lurker if you don't know
(yes, that's why I posted it)

translation
with you, my life, I want...
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Post  senorita on Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:49 pm

otronombre wrote:you're not a long time lurker if you don't know
(yes, that's why I posted it)

translation
with you, my life, I want...




Just to let you know, by "It's a Woo thing, right?", in English, one can ask a question, I can't explain it. I was being, and now I can't spell the word I'm thinking of. Pheeceecious.

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Post  blue moon on Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:59 pm

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Post  nombre de otro on Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:10 am

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Post  nombre de otro on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:28 pm

Pinhedz
this would fit better in the Dvorak thread but maybe people there want to talk about Dvorak
I was watching a football match through a Russian channel yesterday. And the man who spoke said ayayayay quite frequently
Do Russians say ayayayay? Or he was just a strange one?
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Post  nombre de otro on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:35 pm

Also I've heard that in English it is better if you don't finish a sentence with a preposition. Why? And is it wrong if you do it? Nobody ever taught me about that. Or did I understand it wrong?
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Post  blue moon on Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:53 pm

random ego of otro nombre wrote:Also I've heard that in English it is better if you don't finish a sentence with a preposition. Why? And is it wrong if you do it? Nobody ever taught me about that. Or did I understand it wrong?
[http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ending-prepositions.aspx
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Post  nombre de otro on Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:02 pm

I see. Thank you, Moony

Was it wrong that I said "finish a sentence"? It sounds wrong now that I read "end a sentence"
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Post  nombre de otro on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:33 pm

we have the word voluptuoso but it is more common to hear she's got where to grab cheers Laughing


pinhedz wrote: ▪️ Full-figured or Rubenesque - the latter term referring to the art of Peter Paul Rubens, best known for portraying full-bodied women.
I remember when my sister was a teenager she was a bit fat and she said she was born in the wrong era, "look at the paintings"



Anyway, thank you pinhedz. I'll just remain silent when I see a voluptuous one silent
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Post  nombre de otro on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:04 am

I guess it's ok to do movies topics here geek


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Post  nombre de otro on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:17 am

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Post  felix on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:52 am

pinhedz wrote:Urban dictionary has shortcomings: " ... a type of bird alot like a feasant." Razz
partridge? pheasant? gimme grouse any day

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Post  this and that on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:19 pm

soʎnʇ sol ʎ sǝıʇuɐd sıɯ wrote:
trust me, you'll know when the wall is completed for the last brick is meant to occupy the place of your brain
tus panties 5:10
that "for" I don't know if I have heard it outside the satanic books
Is it right to use "for" as "because"? I wouldn't like to make anybody laugh while they're dying

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Post  felix on Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:28 am

Oh, that "for" is perfectly fine, soʎnʇ sol ʎ sǝıʇuɐd sıɯ - you may believe that for felix nose, okay?
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Post  this and that on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:27 am

It surprised me when I heard the expresion to know by heart when we say saberse de memoria- to know by memory (faculty)
But then we say recordar (remember, remind)-coming from latin cor (heart)- to go throught the heart twice or something similar
and you say memory also meaning recuerdo

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Post  this and that on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:47 pm

yeah but we don't sign our recuerdos so it's all a mess when it comes to remember who did what

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Post  blue moon on Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:55 pm

Man using abacus to reckon:



dead reckoning:

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Post  blue moon on Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:03 pm

Day of Reckoning

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Post  blue moon on Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:12 pm

pinhedz wrote:
blue moon wrote:Day of Reckoning
Sinister purpose reckons it's close at hand.
Whose hand, do you reckon?

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