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by dante
Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Hashim's photo album
Replies: 12
Views: 11673

Re: Hashim's photo album

http://washingtonexaminer.com/albright-raps-disgusting-serbs-in-prague-book-signing/article/2512350#.UJLbvIZqB7U Everything was calm until this group arrived, apparently intent on causing a disruption. As Secretary of State, Dr. Albright had worked to halt ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Kosovo - and...
by dante
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Hashim's photo album
Replies: 12
Views: 11673

Re: Hashim's photo album

The US Secretary of State Madlene Albright, ex peace talks negotiator between Serbs and Albanians in Rambouillet, and future owner of Kosovo Post and Telecommunication system was irritated by the questions about American backed ethnic cleansing of Serbs from Croatia and the war on Kosovo asked by a ...
by dante
Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Favorite Cartoons
Replies: 12
Views: 27510

Re: Favorite Cartoons

I can remember a lot of comics that I loved to read, but not many cartoons and I believe that most people from ex-Yugoslavia who are about my age (and a bit older, and a bit younger) feel the same. Comics were much popular then, and still are especially the Italian comics. They were really great, es...
by dante
Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: -ing forms - gradience of, and catenation analyses
Replies: 31
Views: 8796

Re: -ing forms - gradience of, and catenation analyses

I can't help it WoZ, reading CGEL gets me very excited. The problem is that we obviously live in a world where sexual pleasures are terribly overrated and the pleasure of learning grammar terribly underrated :) Ok, joking of course. At this point, I'd choose sex over reading grammar books most of th...
by dante
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: up to scratch
Replies: 16
Views: 5160

Re: up to scratch

I apologize Ken, I didn't notice your beautiful blue link :)
by dante
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: -ing forms - gradience of, and catenation analyses
Replies: 31
Views: 8796

Re: -ing forms - gradience of, and catenation analyses

However, I think that classifying a word as a noun in a certain construction because it passes 51% of the 'noun tests' at CGEL University but fails 49% of them is inexcusable as decent analysis. Then you can think of English as an indecent language Edwin :) For a more decent analysis you'll need a ...
by dante
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: up to scratch
Replies: 16
Views: 5160

Re: up to scratch

.. up to snuff .. interchangeable?? :)
by dante
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: -ing forms - gradience of, and catenation analyses
Replies: 31
Views: 8796

Re: -ing forms - gradience of, and catenation analyses

The authors of CGEL give brief information about the historical development of the -ing form in English on page 1188, which may provide a better understanding of the two similar -ing forms in English: Nominal source of the traditional gerund Historically, the -ing suffix derives from two distinct so...
by dante
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: -ing forms - gradience of, and catenation analyses
Replies: 31
Views: 8796

Re: -ing forms - gradience of, and catenation analyses

I wasn't questioning the author's professional reputation or knowledge, I was just giving my opinion on what you quoted in your post Edwin. Based on my understanding of the theoretical model developed in CGEL, I'd disagree with a part of the author's analysis. I'm not sure if David Crystal retired o...
by dante
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: -ing forms - gradience of, and catenation analyses
Replies: 31
Views: 8796

Re: -ing forms - gradience of, and catenation analyses

The distinction between "Participle" and "Gerund" lies in their *use*, not their form. That both what is called "participle" and "gerund" have the same form is stating obvious, and their "use" cannot be used as a sole criteria for distinguishing the two terms. 3) as the main verb in a "POSS -ing" o...
by dante
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Lethal cartoons and lethal movies
Replies: 5
Views: 5390

Re: Lethal cartoons and lethal movies

I have visited Slovenia and it is an interesting contrast that chose to stop their revolution in 6 days to became a democracy. Amazing common sense. When you put it that way hsargent, no one can argue against your point really. Why would anyone wage a war for years if everything can be done, and de...
by dante
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Lethal cartoons and lethal movies
Replies: 5
Views: 5390

Re: Lethal cartoons and lethal movies

I agree WoZ, getting out of this vicious circle is obviously too big a puzzle for people at this moment. Hsargent, I mentioned Hillary because that politics is part of that same problem I talked about, and her mindset is not unlike that of the fanatics who are able to indiscriminately kill people be...
by dante
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Scam notice
Replies: 1
Views: 3053

Scam notice

Be Very Careful With eBay!

PLEASE BE AWARE AND TAKE NOTE OF E-BAY TRADERS NOT SELLING AS ADVERTISED.
I have been scammed. I ordered a blow up doll and this is what they sent... BASTARDS

http://postimage.org/image/orvkuhhs7/
by dante
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Lethal cartoons and lethal movies
Replies: 5
Views: 5390

Lethal cartoons and lethal movies

I'm really disgusted with the killings of innocent people and with the savage protests of enraged religious fanatics, all because of a stupid movie. The cartoon with Mohammad took more than 100 lives to defend the honour of the prophet, and I fear that this movie about him may claim more than that. ...
by dante
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Hashim's photo album
Replies: 12
Views: 11673

Re: Hashim's photo album

I misspelled it, sorry Erik. It is "Bondsteel", the biggest US military base in Europe, and the second biggest in the world. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ ... clure3.jpg http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ ... l_2000.jpg