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This thread seems like a good place to ask. I've been to both Antiochian and Greek Orthodox parishes' Into to Orthodox Church classes. At the Antiochian parish, they pronounce everything with a regular American accent. At the Greek parish, everything becomes exotic. Apocrypha becomes something I can't pronounce, as do several other words, which makes me feel silly. Does anyone else experience this?
 

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^I think your question is too serious for this thread, but I think the answer is that us "ethnics" like to use our funny accents, to make you blands, feel silly.  ;) ;D
 

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BRAVO MAN!!!!  GOOD JOB!! 

That was close...I almost thought someone was going to answer the accent question...

Good thing SS99 was there to lampoon us back into shape!! 

Although, as funny as it is, I sometimes think people use accents and accentuate them just to be funny...

How DID trampoline-ing become an olympic sport???????? 

What about that one sport where they move the huge round thing on the ice with brooms and stuff...I always forget what its called...
 

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serb1389 said:
BRAVO MAN!!!!  GOOD JOB!! 

That was close...I almost thought someone was going to answer the accent question...

Good thing SS99 was there to lampoon us back into shape!! 

Although, as funny as it is, I sometimes think people use accents and accentuate them just to be funny...

How DID trampoline-ing become an olympic sport???????? 

What about that one sport where they move the huge round thing on the ice with brooms and stuff...I always forget what its called...
Curling, isn't it? They get ahead of the puck and scrub with the broom thingy. It it hilarious.
 

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First of all, we play CURLING in gym class in Canada!!!

Second, since 1922 74% of all Canadian medals come from Curling in the winter olympics.

Third, it's a ROCK not a PUCK.  A puck is that little black rubber thing they use in a game called HOCKEY!!!!

Fourth, curling is a gentlemans sport, for the winter, akin to golf in the summer.

Fifth, we Canadians are so good at it, because it is winter in Canada for 11 months of the every year. We now get one month of summer because of the global warming caused by our neighboUrs to the South (not mentioning any names - biggest polluters in the world per capita).

It is NOT Hilarious, IT IS A VERY SERIOUS GAME!  In order that any Canadian graduate from highschool, they must demonstrate a level 4 skill grade (equivalent to being fluent in a foreign language), in curling.

Now, would you like me to spell that out for you avec mon accent Francais?
 

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Wow SouthSerb. I think I've offended a curler. Are you the one who shoves the rock to start or who scrubs the ice with the broom thing?
 

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SouthSerb99 said:
Now, would you like me to spell that out for you avec mon accent Francais?
(to borrow a phrase from my favorite cartoon...)

Nope! You can keep your "cheese eatin' surrender monkey" talk all to yourself! ;)
 

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FrChris said:
(to borrow a phrase from my favorite cartoon...)

Nope! You can keep your "cheese eatin' surrender monkey" talk all to yourself! ;)
<accent>I will swill my wine and eat my cheeses all to myself then, while making love to my face.  Would you like to buy this rifle?  It is French military issue!  Never fired, dropped twice!</accent>
 

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SouthSerb99 said:
First of all, we play CURLING in gym class in Canada!!!

Second, since 1922 74% of all Canadian medals come from Curling in the winter olympics.

Third, it's a ROCK not a PUCK.  A puck is that little black rubber thing they use in a game called HOCKEY!!!!

Fourth, curling is a gentlemans sport, for the winter, akin to golf in the summer.

Fifth, we Canadians are so good at it, because it is winter in Canada for 11 months of the every year. We now get one month of summer because of the global warming caused by our neighboUrs to the South (not mentioning any names - biggest polluters in the world per capita).

It is NOT Hilarious, IT IS A VERY SERIOUS GAME!  In order that any Canadian graduate from highschool, they must demonstrate a level 4 skill grade (equivalent to being fluent in a foreign language), in curling.

Now, would you like me to spell that out for you avec mon accent Francais?
Wow...never knew anything about it...talk about a crash course... ;)

Didn't mean to offend bro, just totally forgot what it was called.  I'm not gona lie...if that is your guys' version of golf then i'm never going to play a "leisure" sport in my life.  Anyone who has to work that hard to move a rock...i have no words for... ;D

Are you serious about people having to have a proficiency at it??  If that is true, i'm moving to Canada, just for that! 
 

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LoL. This reminds me of a funny line from the episode of Futurama where Bender becomes an Ultimate Fighting Robot (spoof on the WWF) and goes up against a series of stereotyped opponents designed to be unpopular with the masses, including "The Foreigner," who yells to the crowd before his match:

"I'm not from around here. I have my own customs. Look at my CRAZY passport!"

At which point the crowd boos.
 

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serb1389 said:
Are you serious about people having to have a proficiency at it??  If that is true, i'm moving to Canada, just for that! 
Aside from the standard curriculum, Canadian highschools only impose two other requirements on Canadian students that you don't find in America.  A level 4 proficiency in Curling and an ability to skillfully carve whale blubber for Inuit consumption.  Many students can't to the latter as it is quite difficult.

I however am a master carver and I like to eat it too.
 

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If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is "God is crying." And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is "Probably because of something you did."
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ozgeorge said:
I'm sitting here, completely surrounded by an absence of beer!
Sorry to hear that, I can't think of a worse state to be in...except possibly being surrounded by an absence of bourbon ;)
 

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ozgeorge said:
I'm sitting here, completely surrounded by an absence of beer!
So, Ozgeorge...when did you leave Australia?  ;)
 

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I'm sitting here, completely surrounded by an absence of beer!
Well enjoy yourself, it's not easy to get away from the horrible-tasting stuff!
 

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serb1389 said:
DUDE....Utah...the alcohol is only sold there one day a week!!!!!! (i've been told)
LOL. I lived in Utah before.

Scratch what I wrote before. I looked it up instead. You can buy liquor any day of the week except Sunday at state liquor stores. You can read the rest of the weird laws there here. http://www.fortogden.com/utahliqlaw.html
 

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Looks like Utah is a big believer in 3.2% beer...(((shudder))) :eek:
 

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Huh, I was always told that Utah had easy liquor laws for all the tourists . . . then again, I don't actually know anyone who's ever touristed there.
 

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serb1389 said:
Mountaniers and football fans  ;) ;D

Both of whom should never be given liquer!!  ;D :p
You know who else shouldn't get it?  People who can't spell liquor! :p
 

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serb1389 said:
I may or may not have been speaking english when I was writing that last post...

Cut a guy some slack...i've been in the Eastern Block for 4 days now, I don't can't even talk to the Greek guys in english anymore... ;) ;D
It's okay... Not like the Greek guys understood your english to begin with ;) (jk)
 

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How's everyone's holiday's going? 
A few weeks ago when shopping with my sister/roommate I noticed her looking at some pearl earrings but wouldn't spend the money on herself for them. When she left, I bought the earrings for her for Christmas. Yesterday she went to the store and was showing me what she bought. She bought the same earrings for herself finally. So now I have to come up with something to replace them in the few days left. I have no idea what to get now. Grrr.
 

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serb1389 said:
Can you return the pearls?  IF you're gona go with Jewelry go with earings...can't lose with that!   ;) ;D
Unless your wife is horribly allergic to direct skin contact with all but the most pure gold that has been mined by virgins wearing white, with all equipment used in the process being pulled by unicorns fed marigold petals (only a slight exageration here...)

My wife can or will wear her wedding band, and sometimes a necklace. Earrings are something that I can guarantee will basically stay in the box!
 

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FrChris said:
Unless your wife is horribly allergic to direct skin contact with all but the most pure gold that has been mined by virgins wearing white, with all equipment used in the process being pulled by unicorns fed marigold petals (only a slight exageration here...)

My wife can or will wear her wedding band, and sometimes a necklace. Earrings are something that I can guarantee will basically stay in the box!
I'm sure she'd love a present like Civ IV or AOE III.... I mean, the whole "two are one flesh" thing, and since we know you would love them, that means she would too! ;) I'm sure she would get hours of enjoyment out of the games... and maybe a few other fellows in the house would as well :D
 

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While I'm am early by about 4 hours, I want to add to this by marking that it was one year ago today that I started this thread with wondering if the forum would break the 100,000 post mark by New Years, since at that time we were at 99,000 or so.  Now look at us, over 141,000 (and if we hadn't had that month off, who knows what we'd be at.)

:D  ;)

Ebor
 

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Ebor said:
While I'm am early by about 4 hours, I want to add to this by marking that it was one year ago today that I started this thread with wondering if the forum would break the 100,000 post mark by New Years, since at that time we were at 99,000 or so.  Now look at us, over 141,000 (and if we hadn't had that month off, who knows what we'd be at.)

:D  ;)

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You deserve a pat on the back for starting this thread!  May you live to see it reach 100,000 posts of its own!
 
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