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Postby benissimus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 1:26 am

Vote on my poll in the Agora. I know you looked at it >:(<br /><br />
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Re:Optate!

Postby mariek » Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:50 am

<br />I would vote if I had fully understood the question and options. :-\
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Re:Optate!

Postby benissimus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 4:46 am

The question is What is the worst fate?. So far everyone has voted Baked in Episcopus' cake. What does that tell us? :o
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Re:Optate!

Postby Keesa » Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:11 am

If someone would translate it for me, I'll vote gladly. I'm just one of those strange people who doesn't like to vote for what they know not...and yes, I've looked at it, probably half a dozen times. I just don't understand it. What are my options, please? <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Optate!

Postby Keesa » Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:36 pm

I ought to say, I can't understand it yet...I'm beginning to be able to pick out a word, here and there...Yay! <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Optate!

Postby Milito » Fri Aug 15, 2003 1:27 pm

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=474;start=0#3939 date=1060922804]<br />The question is What is the worst fate?. So far everyone has voted Baked in Episcopus' cake. What does that tell us? :o<br />[/quote]<br /><br />It sounds like we either think that Episcopus is not a great cook..... Or else that we think he's related to the Hansel and Gretal witch......<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Re:Optate!

Postby Episcopus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:38 pm

I never knew myself to be so popular :-*<br /><br />Actually the last cake that I baked was done in school (the height of my learning experience in there, unfourtunately); 'twas chocolate and rather delicious.<br /><br />Also to be baked inside it would have been rendered pleasurable to one's skin for the hottest temperature at which it was cooked was comfortably warm.
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Re:Optate!

Postby benissimus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 4:44 pm

Ok kids, here I go:<br /><br />Sumptus crocodilo<br />Eaten by a crocodile<br />Cadere e scalis rubris stupidis<br />To fall off a stupid red ladder (wish I had written de instead of e :()<br />Strictus rana venenifera<br />Brushed up against by a venomous frog<br />Per pulmone punctus virgula fragili<br />Stabbed through the lung by a fragile twig<br />Pumex per caput<br />A pumice-stone through the head<br />Nimis crapularius<br />Too drunk<br />Humari magnis in corbibus malorum sine anima<br />To be buried in large wicker-baskets of evil men without breath (meant to write multis rather than magnis :-\, interpret how you like ;) I wish I could change my vote to this!) <br />In placenta coctus Episcopi<br />Cooked in Episcopus' cake<br /><br />Do not ask me what was going through my head when I decided on those options.
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Re:Optate!

Postby Episcopus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 7:50 pm

I could have told you the 'de' one ;) <br /><br />And see! In latin I would not have had to write I in italics!
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Re:Optate!

Postby benissimus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:26 pm

Bah, it still makes sense, but who falls away from a ladder? :(
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Re:Optate!

Postby Episcopus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:28 pm

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=474;start=0#4016 date=1060979183]<br />Bah, it still makes sense, but who falls away from a ladder? :(<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I read "e" as "out of" (a ladder) which is indeed unpleasant; how would one be inside the solid wood/metal of a ladder?
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Re:Optate!

Postby benissimus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:37 pm

Latin doesn't distinguish from "in" or "on" so ex can mean "out of" or "away from" although you have to be careful since the connotation is very different from that of "ab."
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Re:Optate!

Postby Milito » Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:55 pm

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=3;threadid=474;start=0#4017 date=1060979281]<br />[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=474;start=0#4016 date=1060979183]<br />Bah, it still makes sense, but who falls away from a ladder? :(<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I read "e" as "out of" (a ladder) which is indeed unpleasant; how would one be inside the solid wood/metal of a ladder?<br />[/quote]<br /><br />I suppose one could have become all tangled up in the rungs..... In which case falling out of and away from the ladder might be the preferred option. Unless the ladder is one of the ones used to get over ice crevasses on the way across the ice field at the foot of Mt Everest....<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Re:Optate!

Postby benissimus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:59 pm

I vote you are the most imaginative... or is it I, for inventing that in(s)ane poll?
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Re:Optate!

Postby Milito » Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:21 pm

We could create a poll to see if it's a tie, or if we should appeal to the ruling of Episcopus.......<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Re:Optate!

Postby Episcopus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:40 pm

To be honest, I think benissimum to be insane! <br /><br />I mean, EVERYONE knows of "Nuthin' But A G Thang" by snoop doggy dogg feat Dr Dre, and he lives in california - where, back 'in tha day' it would have been 'bumpin in them trucks with the twenty inch rims and no suspension' probably passing outside his house!!
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Re:Optate!

Postby Keesa » Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:47 pm

Not everyone. I have no clue whatsoever what you're talking about. <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Optate!

Postby mariek » Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:02 am

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=474;start=0#3939 date=1060922804]<br />The question is What is the worst fate?. So far everyone has voted Baked in Episcopus' cake. What does that tell us? :o<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Ah... I kinda sorta got the gist of the question, although I thought it was more along the lines of "What's the worst way to die?" <br />
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Re:Optate!

Postby mariek » Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:04 am

[quote author=Keesa link=board=3;threadid=474;start=0#3948 date=1060945863]<br />I'm just one of those strange people who doesn't like to vote for what they know not...and yes, I've looked at it, probably half a dozen times. I just don't understand it.[/quote]<br /><br />I got bits and pieces of each, but not enough to get a good enough feel for the options to vote on any of them. The "drunk" one was easy. ;D<br />
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Re:Optate!

Postby mariek » Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:11 am

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=474;start=0#3983 date=1060965861]<br />Humari magnis in corbibus malorum sine anima<br />To be buried in large wicker-baskets of evil men without breath (meant to write multis rather than magnis :-\, interpret how you like ;) I wish I could change my vote to this!) [/quote]<br /><br />I'm not sure w hat to make of this one. I guess you're basically saying "being buried alive". But to be buried in several "baskets", that seems to imply that the evil men cut you to pieces first! :o <br />
<br />In placenta coctus Episcopi<br />Cooked in Episcopus' cake
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<br />Do not ask me what was going through my head when I decided on those options.<br />
<br /><br />Ignorance is bliss. ::)<br /><br />Actually I find it quite interesting. I think one of the worst fates would be some sort of "drowning", but you don't have anything like that. The closest thing would probably be the lung stabbing. <br />
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Re:Optate!

Postby mariek » Sat Aug 16, 2003 7:28 am

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=3;threadid=474;start=15#4050 date=1060983641]<br />To be honest, I think benissimum to be insane![/quote]<br /><br />"Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity." -- Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)<br /><br />"Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)<br /><br /><br />
<br />I mean, EVERYONE knows of "Nuthin' But A G Thang" by snoop doggy dogg feat Dr Dre, and he lives in california - where, back 'in tha day' it would have been 'bumpin in them trucks with the twenty inch rims and no suspension' probably passing outside his house!!
<br /><br /> ??? You must have a funny idea about Californians. And we're not all driving cars with the bling bling. :P<br /><br />
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Re:Optate!

Postby Episcopus » Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:32 am

Only the black people, but unfourtunately those who are hispanic or african american are beaten to the ground by police just for having fun. And you have heard of that song, yes?
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Re:Optate!

Postby Milito » Sat Aug 16, 2003 8:41 pm

[quote author=Episcopus link=board=3;threadid=474;start=15#4050 date=1060983641]<br />To be honest, I think benissimum to be insane! <br /><br />I mean, EVERYONE knows of "Nuthin' But A G Thang" by snoop doggy dogg feat Dr Dre, and he lives in california - where, back 'in tha day' it would have been 'bumpin in them trucks with the twenty inch rims and no suspension' probably passing outside his house!!<br />[/quote]<br /><br />After reading this, I'm quite sure that it's Episcopus who's insane.<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Re:Optate!

Postby Episcopus » Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:39 pm

well...well...bene smokes!! beat that for insanity<br /><br />Pity that so many people be insane in this way that it has become accepted as sane. sed non ab episcopo
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Re:Optate!

Postby benissimus » Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:00 pm

hmm...
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Re:Optate!

Postby Keesa » Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:45 pm

[quote author=mariek link=board=3;threadid=474;start=15#4084 date=1061018881]<br /><br />"Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity." -- Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)<br /><br />"Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)<br /><br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />Sanity is merely another form of conformity. I forget his name, but I think the quote is from the man that the movie A Beautiful Mind was made about...I"ve never seen it, but I saw a show on it once. All I remembered was the quote, which I love. <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Optate!

Postby Keesa » Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:48 pm

By the way, did I say what I meant to say in the Agora? (It was my first post in there-YAY!) I meant to say, "Fall off a stupid red ladder, then be eaten by a crocodile." Did it come out right? <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Optate!

Postby benissimus » Sun Aug 17, 2003 12:21 am

Yep, I understood.
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Re:Optate!

Postby Keesa » Sun Aug 17, 2003 12:24 am

Understood my sentence, you mean? Double yay! I'm improving! <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Optate!

Postby Episcopus » Sun Aug 17, 2003 10:48 am

[quote author=Keesa link=board=3;threadid=474;start=15#4151 date=1061079872]<br />Understood my sentence, you mean? Double yay! I'm improving! <br /><br />Keesa<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Stick with D'Ooge diligently and zealously and he will deliver Latin to you. O Keesa you shall improve beyond your expectations.
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Re:Optate!

Postby Keesa » Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:26 am

Dilligently and zealously shall I study! Yes! I can study again today! I couldn't yesterday...I had to take an all-day-test, and they didn't even give the questions in Latin! :'( Although...considering my current skill level (as opposed to the skills I shall someday obtain!) that's probably a good thing, n'est-ce pas? I think so, anyway...<br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Optate!

Postby Milito » Sun Aug 17, 2003 4:58 pm

[quote author=Keesa link=board=3;threadid=474;start=15#4138 date=1061077691]<br />"Fall off a stupid red ladder, then be eaten by a crocodile." Did it come out right? <br /><br />Keesa<br />[/quote]<br />That was what I understood it to say, and I did get a laugh out of it, too. Keep posting in Latin!<br /><br />Kilmeny
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Re:Optate!

Postby Keesa » Sun Aug 17, 2003 8:15 pm

Keesa gallinas amat! <br /><br />I shall certainly do my best to post in Latin, but you must understand that my vocabulary is limited. ;) (I do like chickens, by the way...I used to keep them, but a nasty fox ate them! :'() Keesa crocodilo non amat... ;D<br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Optate!

Postby Milito » Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:34 pm

Et Keesa vulpem non amat!<br /><br />(vulpes; vulpis = 3rd declension noun: fox....)<br /><br />
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Re:Optate!

Postby Keesa » Mon Aug 18, 2003 11:57 pm

Non amat!
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