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by Emma_85
Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: saluete
Replies: 60
Views: 18293

No horse has even ridden by my house out here in the countryside, jet loads do every week in London! :lol: You are forgetting your history! London used to run on horse drawn carriages - not all the horses are gone, they haven't destroyed all the stables. Still loads of stables hidden away in London ...
by Emma_85
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Foreign Films
Replies: 13
Views: 3527

OH, I don't know how many foreign films I've seen, but quite a few! Not in the original language mostly though, but in German. They translate all their films - which is kind of annoying when some times you just want to hear it in the original, but it also means that foreign film are more popular. I ...
by Emma_85
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: saluete
Replies: 60
Views: 18293

emma, you really should have posted a similar topic. was machtest du, während du von textkit hinausgeschlupft warst? you german will be impressed i had ~99% in my german reading and writing examination. this should indicate that i might not need a little help in german in the near future, however ...
by Emma_85
Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: saluete
Replies: 60
Views: 18293

Congratulations! I knew you'd get the grades when you told me you had an offer. How could you not, hehehe!
Just be careful with those green, fluffy vegetables - they have a horrible taste, so try not to aim at someone's mouth :P
by Emma_85
Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Well that was alarming.
Replies: 54
Views: 13589

glad to hear you're ok and got home before the hail started! it would have been even scarier if it had happened while you were in the car - not to mention the car would have some serious dents in it.
by Emma_85
Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy New Year to all!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

:lol: Thanks Marie! Happy New Year to you too! :)
I hope you all had a great time!
by Emma_85
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why?
Replies: 31
Views: 8004

got to go with 'fun'. right now I have little time because of all that damned work they give us to do at uni, but when I'm really stressed out I just take my copy of the Odyssey and go down to the lounge and just read a few pages. I'm probably not learning much greek that way really, but I think it ...
by Emma_85
Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Too Funny To Pass Up
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

:lol: that's really funny! Most governments should change their emblem really... :wink:
by Emma_85
Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm in London!
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

Thanks all! Hehehe, how big is your Canadian London? :wink: Actually PC was last thing I unpacked - well, not quite, I still haven't unpacked my oven dishes :lol: . But I seem to have caught a cold, others here in my Hall have too. For some reason everyone was up early today except for me and Erika,...
by Emma_85
Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm in London!
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

I'm in London!

:D

I moved into university halls on Saturday and just got my internet connection sorted out last night, so now I have internet.
Hehehe, I have to run to some meeting with the tutors in a few minutes, but I'll post more later when I have time too :wink: .
by Emma_85
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: to iPod or not to iPod
Replies: 17
Views: 4004

Ipods? MP3 players? :shock: Now you are making me feel like a cavewoman :wink: I still have my little portable cassette player, what's wrong with that? :P No, seriously, they sound like a good idea... you should be able to store loads of music on it if it's got 20 GB!!! My HD tells me it doesn't eve...
by Emma_85
Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Johnny Depp....
Replies: 17
Views: 4726

mariek wrote:Did you ever catch JD on Inside the Actors Studio?
Um... I haven't. I don't know that programme... is it on MTv?
by Emma_85
Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Third Declension Nouns!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1534

Well, I take it you have a grammar with them all in? It might help if you write all the various adjective declinations out next to each other and compare them if they are not together in your book. When you learn a new word, noun or adjective, you must learn the genitive of the word along with it, t...
by Emma_85
Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Johnny Depp....
Replies: 17
Views: 4726

Well, ok, maybe in that film, but Johnny Depp is the better actor by far 8) Yes in that film (Legolas is too boring a character to be attractive) and I agree that Johnny is the better actor. But best actor does not make most attractive; you just have to be a good enough actor to not embarass yourse...
by Emma_85
Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Johnny Depp....
Replies: 17
Views: 4726

I say he has earned his place at the Chinese. Though I am a teenage girl who is not madly in love with him (quite frankly, I thought Orlando Bloom was the more attractive one in Pirates of the Carribean). Orlando Bloom more attractive than Johnny Depp! :o :lol: Well, ok, maybe in that film, but Joh...
by Emma_85
Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: In Defence of the Commentary
Replies: 20
Views: 5473

Any book written more than a hundred years ago gains a lot with a good commentary, I say. Since no one is forced to read it, everyone's a winner, I add. I wonder what kind of commentaries will be written on books being published now a hundred years from. It's similar to how I wonder what the future...
by Emma_85
Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Moved.
Replies: 10
Views: 2028

Bit late in congratulating you on the move to a new place, hope you'll excuse me :oops: . It's great to hear you've finally moved into the house and it's very convenient to live so near a subway station! Glad to hear your books survived storage too. By now hopefully you'll be a bit more settled and ...
by Emma_85
Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Reading Speed
Replies: 13
Views: 3826

Not sure if this is an option, but why not read out loud? That way you aren't skimming the text and as you just keep on reading it out you don't tend to go back and analyse certain sentences, you just keep on going...
by Emma_85
Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: In Defence of the Commentary
Replies: 20
Views: 5473

Good post Will! I agree with you. I know from experience what can happen if you don't use the commentary. I could not be bothered to try and decipher the one my Greek teacher provided us for certain parts of the Odyssey. In some cases this lead to me doing more work than my friends, as I figured out...
by Emma_85
Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: How long have you studied Greek now?
Replies: 23
Views: 8858

five years, but I've not done too much in the last half year at all... I've been busy... eh... I hope that I will soon get my act together and start translating some of the Odyssey again and posting here more, but I'm just so busy... plus I'm moving in one or two weeks to Germany again, then stay th...
by Emma_85
Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: PM problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

annis wrote:I believe once the recipient reads it, it moves to the SENT box, and can no longer be edited.
wow, didn't know that, that's interesting... I often have the problem that I press 'send' and then think: argh, I should have added that...

:lol:
by Emma_85
Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Revenivi- post septem menses
Replies: 2
Views: 817

Welcome back Michaelyus! :D
Hope you can get your own internet connection some time soon, so that you can use the proper font again :wink:
by Emma_85
Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Soul Food
Replies: 48
Views: 11755

I was going to ask you what biscuits + gravy was all about... still... gravy and scones?! Like savory scones, not sweet. What is a savory scone? Rhuiden Apparently it's like a US biscuit... :lol: http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/food/showrecord?templatestyle=text&config=ingredientname&page=1&pagesize=...
by Emma_85
Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Soul Food
Replies: 48
Views: 11755

ah! I didn't know that - learned something new again... I was going to ask you what biscuits + gravy was all about... still... gravy and scones?! It is not a brown gravy. Here is a link from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravy . The thickened kind mentioned in the article is what I am tal...
by Emma_85
Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Soul Food
Replies: 48
Views: 11755

biscuits. I know that biscuits are something Americans and Brits (and possibly Canadians and Aussies) get confused about: the Brit 'biscuit' when sweet being equivalent to a cookie, when savoury or unsweetened equivalent to a cracker. So what is an American biscuit? Is it like a scone, or a griddle...
by Emma_85
Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: London.
Replies: 28
Views: 6363

if anyone is looking for the debate, I move it to here:

:arrow: viewtopic.php?t=4166
by Emma_85
Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Soul Food
Replies: 48
Views: 11755

Well, I'm currently living in Italy and I love pizza, yum, yum Image

otherwise I don't really know... :P
by Emma_85
Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: London.
Replies: 28
Views: 6363

This is a part of town populated by student halls of residence, big hotels and the buildings of the University of London. That's just evil. yeah... some people I know a bit from a student forum on the web were on their way to those university buildings when it happend and only just missed being cau...
by Emma_85
Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: London.
Replies: 28
Views: 6363

Yhevhe wrote:What happened? :(
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/ ... efault.stm#

it's terrible... :x

and I know what you mean Will - I've been to all those stations/places before.
by Emma_85
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: thunderstrom :(
Replies: 20
Views: 4701

Yes, that's the grammar book! :D Yeah! it's still in print! Thanks Mingshey! I hope everything goes well with your move and that your books don't get damaged :D good luck! You're welcome and Thank You! No sooner I had read your wish than I got a phone call from my wife that she got a new house. She...
by Emma_85
Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: thunderstrom :(
Replies: 20
Views: 4701

My condolences too, Emma. I know no sympathy would replace Emma's loss. But I'll share my sense of loss. I had a similar experience many years ago. When I lived at a half-basement in a rainy season, When I wasn't home the sewage got stuck and the rainwater surged into my room and many of my preciou...
by Emma_85
Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is everyone reading?
Replies: 73
Views: 18578

I know what you mean... that's why I finished Middlemarch - I thought something interesting must happen to them. I guess something interesting did - but well, I just didn't find it that interesting really. It was a bit like a soap opera in some ways. I mean, of course much better script and all - a...
by Emma_85
Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is everyone reading?
Replies: 73
Views: 18578

Of course, I can see why the Catholic Church is a little upset about it, and the "scholarship" that he uses to make his points are more often than not completely shoddy....but it is a work of fiction, and it is portayed as nothing but that. It is portrayed by Brown, as a fiction based on facts but ...
by Emma_85
Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is everyone reading?
Replies: 73
Views: 18578

Pride and Predjudice did not grab me right away but after about 100 pages I'm getting a little curious how the characters are going to develop, especially the petty and pittyful ones like Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Collins. I know what you mean... that's why I finished Middlemarch - I thought something in...
by Emma_85
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is everyone reading?
Replies: 73
Views: 18578

Hmm... not read Pride and Prejudice... after reading Middlemarch (different author I know, but same genre) I didn't really fancy reading another book where I'd most likely fall asleep.

I'm currently reading "In search of Schrödinger's Cat - Quantum Physics and Reality" by John Gribbin.
by Emma_85
Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: thunderstrom :(
Replies: 20
Views: 4701

:lol: thanks all! I knew all you book-lovers would understand ;) Yes Adelheid, it was a German book. Karl Lahmer's 'Grammateion' from Klett - I've searched Klett's website but they have 0 entries listed in their Greek section... :? - at least they still have a Greek section (well, sort of, admittedl...
by Emma_85
Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: thunderstrom :(
Replies: 20
Views: 4701

yeah, they weren't very expensive books luckily and I'm quite sure that grammar book is still in print :) - but I'm still pissed off about it all :evil: . some card reader was underwater for a few hours, that's not useable anymore, I'm just glad nothing happened to my laptop- if it had been just 30c...
by Emma_85
Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Howdy from your resident cowgirl!
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Great pics, thanks for sharing! :D I don't know much about riding myself really, only ridden a few times on my cousins' horses. Riding up into the mountains sounds like fun though :) I don't think I've ever had a dream in Latin - well, if I have then only a nightmare :wink: . I've had some in french...
by Emma_85
Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: thunderstrom :(
Replies: 20
Views: 4701

thunderstrom :(

:cry: my Greek reference grammar, the small, concise one which i love so much - is just a pile of dirty soaked paper now, after a horrible thunderstorm! :evil: I've stopped the drip now, but the new table now no longer looks new and some other books are also ruined - the router for the internet was ...
by Emma_85
Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How did YOU learn Latin
Replies: 13
Views: 3216

Re: How did YOU learn Latin

How did you learn latin? What would you change in your past learning process if you were to go through it again? What did you find the hardest and what did you find the easiest thing? Did you skip a few pages, write down declensions or conjugations a hundred times or memorize the passive voice in a...