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Here's the key... Russian 'translates' much much better into English than English translates into Russian.
I could be wrong here, but it is this area where most if not all communications twixt the twain breaks down.
Proper English (British) translates better than American English--but not by much. Need I drag the Canadians into this? Sure... there's this thing called Canadian English, (yeah, they make their own bacon, whiskey, maple syrup, purest silver/gold as well... damn Canadians...
The rigors of the Russian language does not allow for too many variances with similar sounding words e.g. to, two and too or here, hear & hair, hare or their, there and they're or different words that are pronounced in a same or similar way e.g. are, our (American retard).
Then there's that 'slang' that no one thinks twice about using these days, oh, and the use of contractions, abbreviations acronyms and the like.
What I'm trying to say is: keep the English as clean as possible, perhaps even think like Canadians do, nixing the use of slang will be most difficult because it is now a part of American English... and many (too many) do not understand why it is NOT a good way of communicating.
Course, a 'wet willie' to Americans means something entirely different than it does to, to... uh... who would talk like that?
What say you, gentlemen, we move forward from here, with a better understanding that...
"We are all in this boat together."
And to finish this missive out in that grand style that I do...
The usual edits: changed 'riggers' to 'rigors'... see what I mean?
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A special note to those who love numerology:
The initial post of this thread was entered at 14:29:04 which adds to 20 (twenty) and the edit for that post was entered at 14:50:11 which adds to 12 (twelve).
Twenty-twelve or 2012--which adds to a 5 (five) and no one knows what the heck a five means...
the number 5 (five)
Words were meant to be written... and so too are numbers... among other things, for instance symbols/pictorials... yadda-yadda, blah-blah-blah.
I live in a very rural area of Southern England and there is inevitably a variety of fruits, berries, fungi and assorted plants to be foraged for free, which makes it a doubly attractive proposition. At about 11:00 hours last Saturday, which I subsequently realised was the 11 of November, i.e. 11.11, my wife and I were out for our routine daily 4 Km walk and decided to collect a bagful of Sloe berries - as used in the making of Sloe Gin, but that's another story - from the hedgerow. Imagine my surprise when we got home and I weighed the fruits of our labour (See what I did there?) to reveal that we had randomly collected exactly 1,111gms. Coincidence? Possibly..., but I would like to think the Universe was trying to tell me something.... I just wish I knew what.
Well, you started the numerology thing Christo!
What do you mean *I* started the numerology thing? You have no proof! (dry humo(u)r.)
It all adds to a two or four (2+4=6 but don't tell anybody)... what does the chart say about these numbers?
The number 2
2 Positive Traits
Cooperation, adaptability, considerate of others, sensitive to the needs of others, partnering, an arbiter or mediator, modest, sincere, spiritually influenced, a diplomat.
2 Negative Traits
Shyness, timidity, fear, self-consciousness, drown in detail, depression.
The number 4
4 Positive Traits
Strong sense of order and values, struggle against limits, steady growth, highly practical, scientific mind, attention to detail, foundation for achievement, a genius for organization, fine management skills.
4 Negative Traits
Lack of imagination, caught up in detail, stubborn fixed opinions, argumentative, slow to act, too serious, confused.
The number 6
6 Positive Traits
A strong sense of responsibility, artistic, a nurturing disposition, community oriented, balanced, sympathy for others, a humanitarian, unselfishness, love of home and domestic affairs, freely renders service to others.
6 Negative Traits
Self-righteousness, obstinacy, stubborn, dominates family and friends, meddling, egotistical and susceptible to flattery, outspoken.
TWO-FOUR-SIX-EIGHT... who do we...
Pythagoras, the Father of Modern Numerology
Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician who lived from 569-470 B.C., is said by many to be the originator of much of what we call numerology today. The actual origins of numerology predate Pythagoras, the most popular being the very old Hebrew Kabbalah. In the twentieth century, the old discipline seems to magically reappear in the form of a series of books published from 1911-1917 by L. Dow Balliett and it was helped along in the 30s by Florence Campbell, and within the next few decades a wealth of literature was available to the public. Indeed, if you look at the past 90 years, it would seem that the discipline has moved very rapidly. But perhaps all of this was known at a much earlier time, and it was just hiding from us for a while.
Source: http://www.astrology-numerology.com/num … l#page_top
I appreciate your "nod" to the correct spelling of humour.
I appreciate your "nod" to the correct spelling of humour.
Whose rule was it that went: every nod deserves a wink in return?
Enjoying the fruits of our Labo(u)r...
(oh, you meant in this thread...) you still have no proof! (more sarcastic than anything else... sarcasm is the lowest from of humour, a close second is fart jokes e.g. hoof arted)
I think we all need cheering up a bit, Christo. The process we are apparently all going though seems to be long-winded and tedious, although undoubtedly some progress is being made.
Meanwhile, here's something to bring a smile to your face....and we all know that smiles are contagious.
So, you British blokes think you are funny, eh? (that was hilarious!) Remember that I'm 'of' British genetics, which are (mostly) dominate in said genetic sequencing.
Oh no, a 'Made in the USA' Brit... what will the Americans think of next?
Course, we American made Brits are also known as Brats... but don't tell anyone.