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by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1087
Views: 19754

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

great in this context means big, as in the largest of the british isles.

I was just kidding.
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 12:06 pm
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Topic: Passing Time: Days Short and Long
Replies: 393
Views: 10350

Re: Passing Time: Days Short and Long

When Black Friday comes I'm gonna dig myself a hole Gonna lay down in it 'til I satisfy my soul Gonna let the world pass by me The Archbishop's gonna sanctify me And if he don't come across I'm gonna let it roll When Black Friday comes I'm gonna stake my claim I'll guess I'll change my name  When Bl...
by Cuchulainn
Yesterday, 11:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1087
Views: 19754

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

ppauper wrote:
and what about "Britain" as opposed to "Great Britain"

I vaguely remember Caeser and LIvy using this name for England and Wales.
It probably became "Great" when the Picts were put in their place.

You don't hear people saying Wonderful France or Not Bad Italy.
by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 9:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Passing Time: Days Short and Long
Replies: 393
Views: 10350

Re: Passing Time: Days Short and Long

by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Technical Quotes
Replies: 221
Views: 15186

Re: Non Technical Quotes

The word socialism was not to be used. Instead, they would speak of benefits for the people such as welfare, medical care, higher wages, and better working conditions. 

It never wudda catched on.

Don't call him "George"
by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 9:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Technical Quotes
Replies: 221
Views: 15186

Re: Non Technical Quotes

The word socialism was not to be used. Instead, they would speak of benefits for the people such as welfare, medical care, higher wages, and better working conditions. 

It never wudda catched on.
by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vatican News
Replies: 122
Views: 10935

Re: Vatican News

ppauper wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
ppauper wrote:

How come I don't experience these supernational phenomena,?

supernational like the EU?

Within limits.
by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 5:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Technical Quotes
Replies: 221
Views: 15186

Re: Non Technical Quotes

Anyways, what's the hullabaloo about Fabian? Are you putting some stuff in historical context?
by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 2:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philosophy of Mathematics
Replies: 82
Views: 14531

Re: Philosophy of Mathematics

snufkin, is this better? An engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician were on a train heading north, and had just crossed the border into Scotland. ⋅ The engineer looked out of the window and said "Look! Scottish sheep are black!" ⋅ The physicist said, "No, no.  S...
by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Non Technical Quotes
Replies: 221
Views: 15186

Re: Non Technical Quotes

And not forgetting wolves in sheeps's clothing. spectacular sheeps crowd!  how many sheeps? (and even fully organic sheeps! ) (sheeps clearly do not need ice, they need blubber) believe it or not, the coat of arms of the fabian society (british socialists including GBS and HG Wells) was a wolf in s...
by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1087
Views: 19754

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

ppauper wrote:
Cuchulainn wrote:
ppauper wrote:
but unenthusiastic brits?

What's a 'Brit' in your definition? 

by "unenthusiastic brits," I mean that many  scots would rather scotland not be part of the UK

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by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1087
Views: 19754

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

+1 katastrofa ISM has used a humpty dumpty approach, taking the view that words can mean whatever one wants them to mean wiki tells me that ISM's definition pretty much sums up the goal of the European project, to destroy the nation states and convince the populations that they are the nation of Eu...
by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 10:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1087
Views: 19754

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Diversity is Homogeneity indeed, for the european project to succeed, they need diversity to destroy the nation state so that europeans identify as  european rather than british or catalan Nation state is a political construct, you build it by assembling a bunch of random people and convincing them...
by Cuchulainn
November 23rd, 2017, 10:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1087
Views: 19754

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

+1 katastrofa ISM has used a humpty dumpty approach, taking the view that words can mean whatever one wants them to mean wiki tells me that A nation state or nation-state is a type of state that joins the political entity of a state to the cultural entity of a nation, from which it aims to derive i...
by Cuchulainn
November 22nd, 2017, 11:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vatican News
Replies: 122
Views: 10935

Re: Vatican News

ppauper wrote:

How come I don't experience these supernational phenomena,?