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Author Topic:   War on Christmas
frako
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Message 190 of 245 (593565)
11-27-2010 7:30 PM
Reply to: Message 189 by RAZD
11-27-2010 7:00 PM


Re: It's that time of year again ... when christians wage war on Yuletide
I dunno if it has been mentioned though an interesting fact came to mind
During WW1 on one of the fronts:
The Germans began by placing candles on their trenches and on Christmas trees, then continued the celebration by singing Christmas carols. The British responded by singing carols of their own. The two sides continued by shouting Christmas greetings to each other. Soon thereafter, there were excursions across the 'No Man's Land', where small gifts were exchanged, such as food, tobacco and alcohol, and souvenirs such as buttons and hats. The artillery in the region fell silent that night. The truce also allowed a breathing spell where recently-fallen soldiers could be brought back behind their lines by burial parties. Joint services were held. The fraternisation was not, however, without its risks; some soldiers were shot by opposing forces. In many sectors, the truce lasted through Christmas night, but it continued until New Year's Day in others.
from Christmas truce - Wikipedia
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frako
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Message 209 of 245 (595867)
12-10-2010 7:34 PM
Reply to: Message 201 by arachnophilia
12-09-2010 10:32 AM


my standard reply:
"do you celebrate christmas? ... do you celebrate new years? ... okay, well, have a great time on both of those holidays."
You still have to ask on witch dates.
To take Serbs for an example they celebrate Christmas on the 7. January and new year on the 14th. Tough they still celebrate the "civil" new year on the 1st. This is because the Serbian Orthodox church uses the Julian calendar that is 13 days behind the normal calendar. Oh an on a noter note the 14th is considered by them new year or the day of Jesus circumcision the 8th day after the birth.

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frako
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Message 212 of 245 (596196)
12-13-2010 6:57 PM
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12-13-2010 5:11 PM


Just havin a little fun with you, frako... I couldn't pass up a great line. You haft ask on witch dates. lulz
Lol yea English was my second foreign language in school and i got by in it with my ability to speak English not write it. I can speak fluently thanx to cartoon network lol and other English channels tough i never had a real need to write in English and what i have learned i forgot.
The problem with writing in English for me is i do not get the logic behind it, in German it is easy i just substitute things like sch for our , and i keep in mind that f sounds like our v and v sounds like our f when you write in German tough when you use them they in an alphabet they sound the same as ours. (German was my first foreign language so i had to learn how to write in it, tougher to pass)
The strange part is i could speak English when i was very young around 8 probably younger, and German 2 years later (my mother made me watch German channels cause German was the first foreign language in my primary school)
To not stray to far off topic.
Political correctness has gone way to far in your country, i get that handicaps do not want to be called invalids (cause they are not invalid) i have no problem with that i have no problem with any other culture not wanting to be called something they find offensive. But who the F$%# gets offended if you wish him merry Christmas, If someone would say happy Hanuka or whatever their holiday is id say thank you and a marry Christmas to you too, or thank you happy Hanuka to you to, or thank you i am not Jewish but happy Hanuka to you to. I would most definitively not get offended in any way, and if someone does get offended well tough luck be offended.
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frako
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Message 214 of 245 (596221)
12-13-2010 9:03 PM
Reply to: Message 213 by nwr
12-13-2010 8:34 PM


Re: Logic? What logic?
Logic? There isn't any.
and that is the problem,
in Slovenian it is relatively simple you write it the way it sounds and keep in mind that that a few formations of letters produce a different sound (this is not totally true but close enough), in German it is relatively the same you write the word the way it sounds (also not totally true but close enough) serbs write the way it sounds and in their case it is totally true, You English people stick in letters that do not belong and say this is how it is spelled.
Why it is not totally true for German and Slovenian well our word for in is V and it is red as we read U. And similar cases for German and the fact that Germans use more combined letters to produce a different sound like sch is our your shhhh as in the first sound of the word shit tough nothing to the extreme English language goes to.
and since you sometimes put letters that do not belong i sometimes put a few extra just to be sure, and sometimes you twist the letters yust for fun so i do it to
like say differently
i would spell it difrently like the way you say it
This probably has to do with the origins of the English written language where words like fish where spelled totally differently in the instance of fish it was spelled gothi or goti
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