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Topic: What's Going on in Eurafrica? (Read 17708 times)

  • jax
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What's Going on in Eurafrica?
What is happening in Europe and Africa, and the people and culture thereof?
  • Last Edit: 2014-04-20, 16:26:45 by jax

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #75
I know there's some English words there, Howie, but I can't for the life of me figure out what you mean... I think I get "groan of a state," but "head banged"? What is that? Dizzy, woozy or unsteady -- as if one had been hit on the head?
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  • rjhowie
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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #76
Oh dear poor limited man! It means when one says head-banged when people are brained rather simply and seem incapable of doing anything about it. That especially is a States thing as you have to be rich to be noted!  :D
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #77
"Brained"!? Another colloquialism peculiar to the Scots dialect, I presume?
I have a time or two been cold-cocked, punched from behind and left reeling. And I've been bamboozled a few times, led astray and put-on and put upon... But I still don't quite get your meaning.
I've learned over the years to accept and accommodate my limits, boy-o! But you seem utterly unaware of yours.

Shall we return to the topic?

(Though I confess, I have more fun with this particular sort of digression! :) To the rest of you here: My thanks for your indulgence. And to the inimitable Howie himself, my congratulations and condolences: Lord knows, the boy can't he'p hisself! )
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • rjhowie
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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #78
Oh dear I have always been inherently a brain user you unlucky man over in nutjobland!  :up:
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #79
Perhaps. But if only it connected to your mouth, your eyes and fingers, and to your curiosity! :)
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #80
Gentlemen offending each other. How amusing! :)

  • jax
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Reply #81
How quaint.

  • rjhowie
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Reply #82
I do note what is a scant knowledge from you Barulheira but live on hope dear person!
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  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #83
Gentlemen offending each other. How amusing!
Pay the Howie no mind, Barulheira! Your understanding is more than adequate! You've described it perfectly....

@jax: Quite! :) Don't let anyone tell you different: It can be fun to get old.
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #84
We all got more experience with that. It's now 19 years since the Opera web forum opened. That's a significant chunk of a lifetime.

(In Norwegian penal code 21 years is a lifetime; we're getting there soon.)

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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #85
We all got more experience with that. It's now 19 years since the Opera web forum opened.
Nobody has changed. We're the same ones.
A matter of attitude.

  • rjhowie
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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #86
OI don't mind OakdaleFTL's comment re me as I make allowances for where he lives!
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  • jax
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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #87
Deadly flooding spreads across Africa's Sahel region

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Record floods have inflicted severe damage across the Sahel region in recent weeks, leaving dozens dead and tens of thousands homeless from Sudan to Senegal.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's Going on in Eurafrica?
Reply #88
OI don't mind OakdaleFTL's comment re me as I make allowances for where he lives!
And knowing that vice is worse, sir, I don't reprove you. The others should know by now (as I do!) that as a babe in arms can be quite fetching -when it's sleeping, you can be quite reasonable -when you've been drinking! :)

(Too bad California can't trade some of its excess fire for some of their water, jax...)
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman