Don't tell the Euro Kiddes


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Russ
December 26, 2002, 03:34 PM
I don't think any of them have made the jump so far. If no one tells them, maybe the litttle trolls will stay away.

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Schuey2002
December 26, 2002, 04:17 PM
It's only a matter of time before a "Viggen/Murt" show up..:D

Blackhawk
December 26, 2002, 04:27 PM
Agricola is like a pet spider. I won't mind him showing up. Nothing ever changes in debating him, but it sharpens the skills....

Betty
December 26, 2002, 04:37 PM
Agricola is like a pet spider.

Hey now, quit insulting Heinlein and Mannerheim! Mannerheim started gnashing his fangs when he read that (with all eight eyes). ;)

Blackhawk
December 26, 2002, 04:40 PM
Oh, oh.

Maybe you shouldn't let them read ag's posts if they're impressionable.... :D

Betty
December 26, 2002, 04:47 PM
Wolf spiders everywhere would start paratrooping on top of Agricola's house and we'll find the first reported incident of a human dessicated by arachnids?

Agricola, and anyone from Europe, is welcome on THR as long as the forum rules are respected.

M67
December 26, 2002, 04:59 PM
See my location? :)

I'm not sure what a "Kidde" is, but I don't think I qualify. I'm probably too old, too conservative and own too many guns. Agricola probably shares at least one of those characteristics... :D

BTW, I used to be UltimaThule on that (voice cracking), that other board. I just felt like a change, you know. Just had my Christmas bath and everything, so why not a new handle as well?

Mike
December 26, 2002, 05:08 PM
Oh, but Ultima Thule was such a cool handle. I didn't matter what it meant. It was the sound of it. Uuuulitma Thuuuule. Uuuultima Thuuuule. Uuuultima Thuuuule...

Sorry, I must have gotten carried away.

NINEX19
December 26, 2002, 05:11 PM
Myattemtp to help you understand the word, M67. I am guessing that you do NOT fit the term.

"Kidde" is a kind word that is being used to describe an young child who does not yet know and understand the ways of the world. Could possibly be describing a younger person who is too caught up in themselves, no respect, party crowd, going with the flow, everything is good except anything that comes close to the right wing.

Russ
December 26, 2002, 05:22 PM
Not you M67. I haven't seen Metallic Kittty or Konstantin yet. Doesn't apply to Agricola either.

Blackhawk
December 26, 2002, 05:34 PM
BTW, I used to be UltimaThule on that (voice cracking), that other board.Glad you're here! :D

I have many pleasant associations with posts under your old user name. I'll try to mentally associate them with your new one. :D

NonServiam
December 26, 2002, 05:37 PM
a younger person who is too caught up in themselves, no respect, party crowd,

Heh, some might argue that "euro-kiddy" would suit me :rolleyes:

Just joking, not so much a kid anymore, and as to Euros, I fart in their general direction. :p Well, south and downwards, that is ...

Anyway, Norway is back in numbers. Good to see you Ultima^H^H^H^H^H^H M67! Nice nick, you can't go wrong with a Mauser. I'll see you on the shooting range, and I'll add those Spyderco Natives to my order to Linda Glasshartt. Ønsker deg en fortsatt God Jul og et riktig Godt Nytt År! (Seasons greetings in Norwegian, if anyone wondered...)

I have a feeling this new board will be a good one! Nice to see you all again! *Grouphug*

Blackhawk
December 26, 2002, 05:43 PM
Glad you made it here, too! :DØnsker deg en fortsatt God Jul og et riktig Godt Nytt År! And I thought English was tough! :eek:

Schuey2002
December 26, 2002, 05:47 PM
Welcome, NonServiam !

It's good to see another Norwegian member join the club. ;)

M67
December 26, 2002, 06:19 PM
And I thought English was tough! A Spanish lady I know had something to say about that. "English? That's just Norwegian grammar with a French vocabulary." Before moving to Norway she used to teach at an English university, so I assume she knows what she's talking about... :D

spacemanspiff
December 26, 2002, 06:28 PM
first reported incident of a human dessicated by arachnids? .
hey now, its not nice to get my hopes up like that....
if the pic attachment thing were working, you'd be looking at a picture of an arachnid perfectly capable of doing such a thing.

rock jock
December 26, 2002, 07:10 PM
Agricola is like a pet spider.
Let me just say for the record that the only good spider is a boot-squashed and napalm-incinerated spider.

spacemanspiff
December 26, 2002, 07:32 PM
oh come on rock jock....take a look at these and see if you could really squish something so amazing.....

(sorry for the OT drift)
http://www.swiftinverts.com/pix/purp2.JPG ecuadorian purple
http://www.swiftinverts.com/pix/Tiger4.jpg costa rican tiger rump
http://www.bighairyspiders.com/pix/cobalt1.jpg cobalt blue
http://www.bighairyspiders.com/pix/cobalt2.jpg cobalt in attack posture
http://www.bighairyspiders.com/pix/usambara2.jpg usambara baboon, note the colors on the foot pads.
http://www.bighairyspiders.com/pix/ornata6.jpg fringed ornamental
http://www.bighairyspiders.com/pix/speck14.jpg green bottle blue

to keep it on topic, i did just buy a rifle that was manufactured in europe. decided to get the Mauser 98k from cdnn investments...hope it gets delivered by new years!

Preacherman
December 26, 2002, 07:38 PM
To keep it on topic - if I ever see one of those beasts in my home (or even near it), I'm reaching for the nearest shotgun!!! :eek:

Blackhawk
December 26, 2002, 08:15 PM
M67,A Spanish lady I know had something to say about that. "English? That's just Norwegian grammar with a French vocabulary." Before moving to Norway she used to teach at an English university, so I assume she knows what she's talking about... She's grossly underestimating the difficulty of English. I can't really imagine anything more challenging for a non native English speaker than becoming fluent in it. The "ough" string has roughly 452,000 different pronunciations depending on the word and context. It's full of logical contradictions such as inflammable and flammable, and strange redundancies. The worst thing is that conversational English usually bears but a scant resemblance to written English.

I count myself among the luckiest of the passengers on this planet Earth to have been born right in the middle of it instead of being faced with having to learn it as an adult.

The French stiffly resist having their language mongrelized, but American English revels in grabbing convenient words from other languages or just making them up when nothing else quite fits. Perhaps its worst faults are the Protean definitions that are perfectly fine.

To find out what The Constitution means, we have to figure out what the words used meant in 1789, whereas any reasonable person would think the common words used should carry the common definition used today.

That's all perfectly acceptable to us, but it drives the French nuts, and they could never figure out what a literal translation of that last statement means any more than the Germans could figure out what "Nuts" meant when they demanded the surrender of Bastogne in December, 1944.

rock jock
December 26, 2002, 08:26 PM
oh come on rock jock....take a look at these and see if you could really squish something so amazing.....
You're right spaceman. Squishing would put me in too close of a proximity. I would opt for my 20 gauge.

KRAUTGUNNER
December 26, 2002, 08:30 PM
Hey Russ, I'm no Eurotroll, I'm just a fanatic RKBA gun-nut like the rest of y'all!!! ;) :) :) :) :cool:

rock jock
December 26, 2002, 08:34 PM
Hey, Kraut, I appreciate your enthusiasm but please refrain from the strong language.

Edited to say: "Thanks, Kraut!"

Deadman
December 26, 2002, 08:51 PM
" She's grossly underestimating the difficulty of English "


Also English only uses 26 letters (which western kids learn in their infant years), whereas Japanese/Cantonese consist of however many hundreds of characters. Japanese students continue to learn the Japanese 'alphabet' well into their high school years, and at the end of it all English is the most difficult language to learn. Go figure.



And as for the Euro (trash) trolls, I'd say it would be better to spend ones time informing people who aren't intentionally misguided or myopic.

Betty
December 26, 2002, 09:07 PM
Preacherman,
I guess you won't be visiting with us any time soon - I do have a nice furry tarantula. :D

Preacherman
December 26, 2002, 09:09 PM
Not at all, Runt (and I still haven't forgotten your description of Oleg's behind on TFL!!! :D :D :D ). I'll just bring my shotgun along, in case it gets into the spare bedroom with me!

Russ
December 31, 2002, 11:54 AM
Welcome Krautgunner!

Great to see people who love firearms here. You could probably help us understand some of the socialist attitudes we run into some times. I like a good debate but some of the Europeons we have had on TFL lately really were unpersuadable ( is that a word?). My ancestry is English. Some of my family are from Scotland but I think they came with the Norman invasion. Please don't tell me that makes me French!

Russ

mussi
December 31, 2002, 04:36 PM
There's quite some folks from Europe who showed up on TFL and now here.

Ah well, these Europeans don't speak Norge too well, but they speak German and French.

Stetson_CO
December 31, 2002, 04:42 PM
Preacherman,

It's good to know I'm not the only one.

I won't step on them unless Im wearing my boots. My other shoes have treads and they(if small enough) could get away and go tell their friends and they already know what I look like. :uhoh:

The only things spiders are good for, are eating other bugs(no problems here) and being good targets when sighting in the .22 or larger at 100 yds. :ar15:


c):{

KRAUTGUNNER
December 31, 2002, 10:18 PM
Hi Russ, I'm living in the People's Republic of Germany! :banghead: :fire: :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

But I'm no socialist, communist, nazi, mush-minded liberal sissie or similar human aberration!

I just like to keep and shoot firearms and I fight with all legal and democratic means to keep our rights to do so well and alive!

I can't understand those socialist attitudes of many of my fellow compatriots myself!

Sometimes I feel that I'm living in the wrong age and the wrong place in human history!

The early nineteenth century in the USA would suit me fine, but alas I'm stuck in the 21th century in Germany! :banghead:

sixgun_symphony
January 2, 2003, 04:40 AM
Paris, France:


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* The First Level of the game is called "Survival School," and the players have to help Lucky Pierre survive 24 hours without red wine or crème brulé.

* The Second Level is "Capitulation," and the goal here is to see which player can have Lucky Pierre surrender the fastest without firing a shot or getting his uniform dirty.

* Level Three is "Collaboration." Here the players battle to see who can collect the largest numbers of pairs of nylon stockings and packages of chocolates by having Lucky Pierre curry favor with members of the occupying forces.

* Level Four is "Be Ungrateful to America for Rescuing France Once Again." In this extremely challenging part of the game contestants vie with one another to see who can make Lucky Pierre behave in the surliest manner when the United States inevitably comes to the rescue of the defeated French.

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Marketing tests show that "Ultimate Surrender" is a big hit with French teenagers and young adults who are too young to have experienced France's lightening surrender to the Germans in 1940 or its defeat by the Vietnamese in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu or President De Gaul's surrender of French Algeria after the Foreign Legion had actually defeated the enemy there. "Zees is a great tool to inspire ze patriotism in ze youths, n'est ce pas?" said General Jean-Jacques Loseur, Commander-in-Chief of the French Army, during his weekly press conference. "Since ze end of ze Cold War we French have not had many opportunities to surrender or to show great cowardice in the face of much weaker opponents." When questioned about comments made in the French Chamber of Deputies that "Ultimate Surrender" makes the French Army look like a bunch of gutless mama's boys, General Loseur pulled out a white handkerchief, put his hands over his head and said, "Oh heck, I give up."

StuckintheUK
January 2, 2003, 06:51 AM
Do I count?

Live in the UK and am only just out of my teenage years.

Oh and please don't drop any spiders on Agricola, he's local law enforcement to me and the last thing I need is him being any grumpier than normal if he encounters me on the way range!

Great new forum by the way.

StuckintheUK

sixgun_symphony
January 2, 2003, 01:29 PM
There are alot of hoplophobes in Europe because they never handled weapons in their life.

Its like a youth learning to drive a car for the first time. Always a bit of fear of the machine because they have yet to master it.

Gewehr98
January 2, 2003, 02:05 PM
As seen when I mounted a black widow in the sample holder of a scanning electron microscope a few years ago:

http://mauser98.com/spider3.jpg

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