And the Romans, Greeks, Indians, Germans, Vikings, Celts, Saxons, Picts, even the Australain Inflection has crept into the usage... just about every country has exported people here, and elements of their language have been absorbed.
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
I think the Fresians would beg to differ and the Irish would probably claim it was the other was around but I get your point; being a mostly Irish slightly Viking Englishman born in a Roman city at the heart of the Fresian empire where ~Celtic Aelfred broke the power of the Danelaw it's easy to get mixed up.
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)
So one day a kid was bored while being at the local Zoo and kept pestering his Dad to go and play.
Eventually his dad agreed, took him over to the lion enclosure, threw him in and said: There ya go, play dead...
Only my wife and kids get to treat me like I'm a slave.
So true, I believe it is the lot of the loving father to be treated like a slave and yet love their family none the less.
Panic, Chaos, Destruction. My work here is done.
Drink. Get drunk. Fall over - P O'H
OK, I will win to day or my name isn't Ethel Crudacre! - DDEthel Crudacre
I cannot live by bread alone. Bacon and ketchup are needed as well. - Trollslayer
Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb - they're often *students*, for heaven's sake - Terry Pratchett
Nope. It's a friendly warning that posting useless messages gets people voted out. We've seen it many times before. I'm prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt about this one, but given yesterdays useless post from this poster it's better to head this behaviour off before he gets a poor reputation.
If I really thought he'd been trolling I'd have voted on the post and the account. So far, I haven't. Poor Vasily Tserekh felt the wrath of many people for less, so let's help this poster become a welcome member of the community.
I was brought up to respect my elders. I don't respect many people nowadays.
Nah. I don't think he is trolling. He even told us that he is bored. Okay it is not really polite (yeah the soapbox is overfilled with bad jokes and I won't believe that he already read them all - and so he should've read them first). Everyone can feel free to report his post (if anyone has a certain amount of rep points allowing him to vote) - but they did not. They started telling him jokes. So he is no troll (Or just a bad one).