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Post 9901

Baron Grim

Side note, NaJoPoMo pushed this thread five pages back on my Convo list.


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Post 9902

You can call me TC - Happy Pancake Day

That is amazing about the natives speaking English. It must be where the idea of Star Trek originated. Everywhere they go, the natives all speak the same language. At least Douglas explained it with the Babel fish in his story.


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Post 9903

ITIWBS

http://mayflowerhistory.com/tisquantum/


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Post 9904

Baron Grim

Excellent article. smiley - ok


>On March 16, they got a surprise: an Indian named Samoset walked right into the Colony and welcomed them in broken English. Samoset was from an Indian group in Maine, and had picked up a few English words from the fisherman that came into the harbors there. He informed them there was an Indian, Tisquantum, who had been to England and could speak better English than he could.<


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Post 9905

Eveneye--Eegogee--Julzes

The smallest palindromes of lengths 21 and 23 in two different bases are 5401334041404331058 and 89403957605050675930498 in decimal (and different but palindromic in base 11).


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Post 9906

Eveneye--Eegogee--Julzes

Typo. 854013340414043310458.


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Post 9907

You can call me TC - Happy Pancake Day

smiley - petunias


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Post 9908

Mr. X ---> "You may be a king or a little street-sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the Reaper..."

^^

That's clever. smiley - biggrin

smiley - pirate


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Post 9909

ITIWBS

The worlds single most popular fruit for eating out of hand is the orange.

Grapes miss taking the top honors since despite a larger agro production, many grapes are cultivated exclusively for wine.


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Post 9910

Baron Grim

There is some discussion about which came first; orange the colour or orange the fruit, linguistically.

The fruit's name was the precedent. The English term came from either the French "pomme d'orenge" or mor likely the Spanish "naranja", which itself came from the Arabic "naaranj".

The 'n' likely was transferred to the


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Post 9911

Baron Grim

...indefinite article, as per 'apron' and 'adder', originally 'napron' and 'nadder'



Damnit! Perview is my fiend!


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Post 9912

ITIWBS

...'perview' is always chancy on Pliny, throws away one's copy more often than not...


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Post 9913

Baron Grim

I was in Ripley, but I was using my tablet on a sketchy WiFi connection.


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Post 9914

ITIWBS

I can usualy recover my copy in that kind of case, if its merely the connection having dropped.


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Post 9915

Baron Grim

I've lost my post just by switching tabs in Chrome on my tablet.


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