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  1. I love learning about languages.....i'm not that good but i find them fascinating......

    For those that still don't know this, or haven't checked my profile, my native language is Serbian and I speak/write/read English and speak Hungarian. I would like to learn many more :D I started learning Persian online, but then I discovered BD...

    On the list of my must learn languages are Persian, Spanish, German, Russian and hopefully one more Asian... maybe Mongolian :) but it's still all just a big maybe :wacko:

    I was wondering: What languages do you like?

    Check the list above.

    Do you think that the languages are part of what bring people together?

    Well English is bringing us here together :) but it's not necessary for two people to speak the same language to understand each other. Children are a great example. You can have two kids from different continents, but give them a(n) <insert whatever toy> and they'll talk and play all day even though they don't actually understand what the other person is saying.

    Speaking the same language does not guarantee that the individuals will understand each other, example - The Christan Discussion on this Forum :lol:

    ...and do you think it will help bring peace among countries by overriding hatred due to religion and race differences...???

    Learning a new language enriches you on so many levels and I think that it's also a sign of respect for all the people that natively speak that language, since you put a lot of time and effort to learn it. Most of the time, it's not just a language that you are learning but also customs, tradition, culture, religion, history... the more you learn, the more you understand different cultures.

    I think that learning about other nations/languages can only help people on a personal level, cause those that are empowered to bring peace and override hatred have respect for no one :dry:

    Also.....Do you think it's right to make up new slang

    Off course!! Language is a dynamic, alive entity that constantly evolves, some new words make their way into dictionaries and some others, while still in dictionaries, are obsolete and not in use anymore, but are still valuable "fossils" ^_^

    ...and to use bad language to insult people??? doesn't it just diminish one's character...???

    Totally agree, HOWEVER there's one exception, sometimes when I'm behaving like a total <the other word for female canine animal> I want my friend to tell me to stop acting like that! In that case it's not an insult, but a wake up call :lol:

    And last, to explain my vote, I did once....but only once.....or maybe twice.....

    My mom is Hungarian so she mixes genders in Serbian (that's always quite a laugh :lol:) and I only tease people jokingly (it's never malevolent or condescending) when they make an honest mistake the same way I accept and laugh at jokes that are addressed to me when I make one :)


  2. Congratulation Pugachov and Andromeda! :thumbsup:

    I think you have geographical advantage (I’m sure that Andromeda has)

    I can't take any credit for this :blush: especially cause Pugachov got the most of it!

    Nice brainer though :D


  3. I have most of it but I need help to get it all ...

    The 1 day country would have to be Carpatho- Ruthenia. To get to 7 countries I thin it would have to go 1) Austro-Hungarian Empire 2) Czechoslovakia 3) Carpatho Ruthenia 4) Hungary 5) Soviet Union 6)Ukraine. Since I need 7 I assume that the area must at some point been under the control of the Nazis or the Ottoman Empire or possilby the Poles. Still trying to get 7 but I think that that the 6 is correct.

    Hm... the only one missing here seems to be

    Romania


  4. since when does social bonding become more important than procreating and keeping the generations going on this world??? if one generation is too focused on itself, what is left for the next? and the next after them? homosexuality is just as bad as abortion: depriving the generations of their numbers.

    It's not but it's much more complicated than that.

    Social bonding is important with animals where alpha male is the only one that has the right to copulate with the females in that particular tribe/pack. With social animals there is a strict hierarchy that has to be respected or else...

    By social bonding all other males are incorporating themselves in the existing hierarchy, and depending how good they are at it (grooming, rubbing genitals etc.) they are granted, by the alpha male, to mate with some females and pass on their own genes.

    In this example homosexual behavior and procreation are in cohesion.

    However I think that there is a significant difference between homosexual behavior and homosexuality. One does not need to be a homosexual to practice homosexual behavior and vice versa, if one does not practice homosexual behavior (refuses to for whatever reason - fear of being condemned and rejected) but doesn't feel like being heterosexual either (has no interest in woman sexually, if the ONE in question is male :lol:) is in fact a homosexual. :wacko:

    I hope you get what I mean :)


  5. When I was a kid growing up Santa Claus and God were the same practically. I realized that Santa Claus wasn't real probably two or three years before mentally telling myself that God wasn't real either. And I was probably only ten or twelve by the time that all of that was complete. So I suppose you're right: I never was really a Christian. Ever since I realized what my religious beliefs were I stopped holding those beliefs.

    Same here :lol: Only time my parents raised the question of God (Santa) was around Christmas when I had to be "good" or there would be no presents for me.

    My Grandmother took me to church often since she was raising me till I was five (mom and dad busy working). I don't remember ever believing in God though. I remember sitting on the balcony where the church choir was, and all that I was thinking was that all that bible thing was just an interesting fable and that's all that it was.

    In elementary school everyone "believed" in God so I tried to incorporate him in my understanding of the world but alas, he would always stay dangling like a nonfunctional fifth limb.


  6. I sent an e-mail to him asking how many people actually send him the real answer.

    I wonder if he will respond back?

    I e-mailed him too telling the right answer and he responded back asking what do I think about the rest of his site...

    Well I've never checked the rest of it soooo, he never got my feedback :blush:


  7. Antidisestablishmentarianism: Shiniest and barmiest animalist

    Deoxyribonucleic acid: Nicer, cold beaux idiocy

    My full name: A jury, heavy master

    My first/last name: A jury mates

    And one that was oh so cleverly mixed around:

    Youtube: Tube You

    Haha... :lol: one time my friend and I were just randomly pressing keys fishing for dirty stuff! ^_^ We have found some hilarious sentences...


  8. Hi my computer is doing the exact same thing, i'll let you know if i find a way to resolve this, any comments on how to fix this would be much appreciated.

    Well if you can't see what's inside the spoiler by clicking on the spoiler button in the post you can always click on the reply button to see what's written there. After you read it you just click on the click to go back arrow.

    :)

    enjoy the Den

    ;)

  9. You mean like this? (warning: gibberish to follow)

    You are DELUDED if you think you are INDEFATIGABLE. See that YARDARM? ABRACADABRA! Now, SENSEI, that PRESTIGIOUS piece of cloth is ENLIVENED by a nice BROCADE.

    :lol: You just couldn't resist...


  10. When I read the title with 'hair' in it I thought it's gonna be about a rabbit... you can imagine my disappointment :lol:

    EDIT: I just realized that rabbits are spelled 'hare' and not 'hair' :lol: even though they are pronounced the same...

    It's time to go to sleep :wacko:


  11. Well, if I went with "abandon all hope" I wouldn't make any changes. But I don't think that's a very good strategy here. Hope I chose better words this time around.

    I'm hoping you'll choose my words cause I won't change a thing :)

    EDIT: Crap! I've just noticed that my gender is male?? :huh:

    I don't remember becoming a boy?! :lol:


  12. The dog is beautiful and it seems to me like his right eye is green?! :huh:

    Dunno about names, I think it's all a matter of the moment and your interaction with the dog, what pops your mind when you are petting him and playing with him :)


  13. IT has been 2 days after the round 3 starts. I hope everyone has submitted their PMs so Seeksit can calculate the result. :)

    Not yet... sorry :blush:

    I didn't know that I have to double my common words and I was busy... I'm sending the appendix in shortly... appendix :lol: I love that word! :)


  14. Wow seeksit! That's a lot of typing... :wacko:

    I can't believe I was the winner of this round :huh: cause round 1 I was over thinking things, and now I only had like 5 minutes to send in the answers and I wasn't even consulting the dictionary (I usually do that I admit :blush:)

    But it does feel great though :)

    Happy anniversary CL! :D


  15. OK we are finally done. Something obviously went wrong cause people kept producing the same images :lol: ... I blame myself and the cat fight remark! :duh:

    Thank you guys for participating! :D

    1. Y-san

    In Light of recent events, we've determined that the pen is indeed mightier than the dancing albino aardvark.

    2. Brandonb

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    3. andromeda

    Breaking news: Cat fight between two joeys in the local dog shelter!

    4. octopuppy

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    5. scsw

    An Australian pound of kangaroos and flying cats!

    6. Gmaster

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    7. Lost in space

    Operatic winged-cats attack calypso and flat joey!!

    8. seeksit

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    9. IDNE

    X-Men of the Wild West-The Musical! Starring....CATS!

    10. plasmid

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    11. No1slight

    "X-Cats meets country meowers"

    12. woon

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    13. Magic_luver

    Three Tiger Keidran on summer vaction in Japan!

    14. clozobozo

    post-9574-1244254709.jpg?t=124679551815. Pet Rock

    The Tiger family greated us with roars of laughter when we returned to Narnia last summer, all except one, I think she was upset that we did not bring her a present.

    16. Cyberspace

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    17. Abhisk

    Woman/lion watches her kids eating in the ocean.

    18. Crazypainter

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    19. Grayven

    Poor, poor, Poombah. Looks like Disney's edgier style has seen it's first casualty in "Lion King 5: The Circle of Life, Completed"

    We started with:

    In Light of recent events, we've determined that the pen is indeed mightier than the dancing albino aardvark.

    We ended with:

    Poor, poor, Poombah. Looks like Disney's edgier style has seen it's first casualty in "Lion King 5: The Circle of Life, Completed"

    1. Y-san

    2. Brandonb

    3. andromeda

    4. Octopuppy

    5. scsw

    6. GMaster479

    7. LIS - caption only

    8. seeksit

    9. IDNE

    10. plasmid

    11. No1slight

    12. woon

    13. Magic_luver101 (Magi)

    14. clozo

    15. Pet_Rock

    16. CyberSpace17

    17. abhisk

    18. crazypainter

    19. Grayven

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