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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Aragorn,

    I promise this is the last time I'm going to do this to you...actually, take it as a compliment because my ADHD often keeps me from paying 'close' attention...but with that said....

    Read 'em and weep!

    "an active alternative community that could lie at the foundation for the cultural revolution"
    Um, and your point is...?
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    hehehe...time for a little research...for one of us...
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    i dunno...

    Grammar was never my specialty/speciality...but William Allen White was from my hometown and this is a quiz from the William Allen White School of Journalism:

    INTERACTIVE QUIZ: LIE/LAY
    "Lie" and "lay" are often confused, probably because the past tense of "lie" is "lay." But the two have different meanings.

    "Lie" means "recline" or "be located" and is intransitive, which means it cannot take a direct object. "Lie" conjugates lie-lay-lain. If you can substitute a form of the verb "to be" (is, are, was, were, being) and the sentence still makes sense grammatically, you want "lie."

    "Lay" means "put something down in a flat position" and is transitive, which means it takes a direct object. "Lay" conjugates lay-laid-laid. If you can substitute "put" for the verb and the sentence still makes sense grammatically, you want "lay."

    Choose the correct word in the 10 sentences of this quiz. Click "start quiz" below to begin.

    Anywho, it is still a funny choice of words to me...maybe I be meditating too much..
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Aragorn,

    I promise this is the last time I'm going to do this to you...actually, take it as a compliment because my ADHD often keeps me from paying 'close' attention...but with that said....

    Read 'em and weep!

    "an active alternative community that could lie at the foundation for the cultural revolution"
    Um, and your point is...?
    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    i dunno...

    Grammar was never my specialty/speciality...but William Allen White was from my hometown and this is a quiz from the William Allen White School of Journalism:

    INTERACTIVE QUIZ: LIE/LAY
    "Lie" and "lay" are often confused, probably because the past tense of "lie" is "lay." But the two have different meanings.

    "Lie" means "recline" or "be located" and is intransitive, which means it cannot take a direct object. "Lie" conjugates lie-lay-lain. If you can substitute a form of the verb "to be" (is, are, was, were, being) and the sentence still makes sense grammatically, you want "lie."

    "Lay" means "put something down in a flat position" and is transitive, which means it takes a direct object. "Lay" conjugates lay-laid-laid. If you can substitute "put" for the verb and the sentence still makes sense grammatically, you want "lay."

    Choose the correct word in the 10 sentences of this quiz. Click "start quiz" below to begin.

    Anywho, it is still a funny choice of words to me...maybe I be meditating too much..
    I have corrected my grammatical error. So now my English is better than yours again.
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    hoo hoo...you know I'm still snickering though...
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    hoo hoo...you know I'm still snickering though...
    How's your Dutch?
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    a little better than my Spanish but not as good as my German...I been watching 'Dark' on Netflix lately...A Time Travel murder mystery produced in Germany...it's pretty cool....

    For example, I know how to pronounce 'Wouter' correctly... Truth is, I thought it would be 'Vouter' but after hilariously arguing with co-workers about how to correctly pronounce our Dutch software architect's name correctly we looked it up online...I would joke and say Vouter and before you know it everybody was saying it...It was simply funny as all get out.
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    a little better than my Spanish but not as good as my German...I been watching 'Dark' on Netflix lately...A Time Travel murder mystery produced in Germany...it's pretty cool....

    For example, I know how to pronounce 'Wouter' correctly... Truth is, I thought it would be 'Vouter' but after hilariously arguing with co-workers about how to correctly pronounce our Dutch software architect's name correctly we looked it up online...I would joke and say Vouter and before you know it everybody was saying it...It was simply funny as all get out.
    Well, the Dutch proper ─ i.e. in the Netherlands ─ do often pronounce the "W" as a "V", like the Germans do, depending on whether it precedes an emphasized vowel or not. Likewise, they will pronounce a "V" proper as an "F" if it precedes an emphasized vowel, and they also use two distinct pronunciations for the "R" ─ a more muted form, like the Germans have, or a rolling form, like the Irish, also depending on where it comes in the word.

    Flemish Dutch is different, though. It is much tighter and "drier". But that's because we've had the francophone domination here for a long time, so that Dutch proper never evolved beyond the level of highly localized dialects and regional pronunciations. For instance, the Flemish people in Brussels and the surrounding region pronounce the "R" the way the French do, while in the Flanders, we typically have a hard "R", like the Italians use.
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    lost my post but thanks for the info...
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    And for the kiddies at home just getting their feet wet in "Forum 101", the last few exchanges are a perfect textbook example on how thread derailment occurs...
    Last edited by Fred Steeves, 30th June 2019 at 00:08.
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    And for the kiddies at home just getting their feet wet in "Forum 101", the last few exchanges are a perfect textbook example on how thread derailment occurs...
    Ahh... I think Fred after watching side-track dialog, the thread returns to center quickly enough.. U know while walking a path hiking we just know we want to go on a hike and smell the flowers and take in the sights.. And maybe a bunny wabbit will cross our path, or a bear and her babies.. And the dialog we chat about on the path diverts a tad.. or we may stop for lunch and talk about whatever, but soon enough if we are on the path we get back to and get going. Watching Tot over the years I have seen that type of travel happening.. I wouldn't sweat it..

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    Great response Bob...said and done with much more aplomb than I'm capable of, but my heart is in the right place (sometimes).

    On another thread someone mentioned libertarianism vs authoritarianism...I think both of those are subclasses of the same thing. The manifest difference lie/lay between liberalism and authoritarianism.
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    Fred, Fred, Fred...this is just for you. I'm going to point out how the exchange between Aragorn and I was NOT an example of thread derailment:

    1. To lie is the very foundation of the alternative forum.
    2. Aragorn and I played out the dichotomy of 'internationalism' and US centric political domination which is central to Aragorn's feelings about the forums
    3. To learn, knowing, ego, and perspective is fundamental to all threads.

    thank you, thank you very much...Elvis is leaving the building.
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    Quote Originally posted by Bob View Post
    [...] And maybe a bunny wabbit will cross our path, [...]
    Funny you should say that, because we've just had a Silly Wabbit joining up here today.
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