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Enlèvements, une manipulation de plus? 25 septembre 2008

Les abductions extraterrestres sont le phénomène qui domine le monde de l’ufologie. Réservées d’abord aux citoyens Américains, elles gagnent petit à petit le reste du monde.

Phénomène troublant de par sa nature, il l’est aussi par le scénario immuable subit par les victimes, ainsi que par le nombre: il est désormais devenu pratiquement impossible de recenser tous les cas tant ils sont nombreux.

Reste que cette affaire laisse perplexe, non seulement par les faits, mais également par les incohérences dont elle est parsemée.

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Message 867991 - Posted: 22 Feb 2009, 10:17:14 UTC - in response to Message 867948.  

Oh no, pictures of Victoria Beckham are even being found here! lol



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Message 870776 - Posted: 1 Mar 2009, 4:30:44 UTC - in response to Message 867608.  

"Why do we park our cars on a DRIVEway, and drive our cars on a PARKway?"

George Carlin asked that question decades ago, and I still wonder...WHY do we?

The two were derived separately.

The driveway is the route to the garage, and you aren't really supposed to park in the driveway, you are supposed to park in the garage.

It is a parkway if it has a park (or used to have a park) down the middle. As opposed to a highway...


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Message 871029 - Posted: 1 Mar 2009, 17:26:55 UTC - in response to Message 870776.  

"Why do we park our cars on a DRIVEway, and drive our cars on a PARKway?"

George Carlin asked that question decades ago, and I still wonder...WHY do we?

The two were derived separately.

The driveway is the route to the garage, and you aren't really supposed to park in the driveway, you are supposed to park in the garage.

It is a parkway if it has a park (or used to have a park) down the middle. As opposed to a highway...


Thanks for the etymology, John. But it still is oxymoronic, don't ya think?
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Message 871185 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 1:39:50 UTC

Dr.C.E.T.I, I came across this and had to post.

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Message 871194 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 2:10:46 UTC - in response to Message 871029.  

"Why do we park our cars on a DRIVEway, and drive our cars on a PARKway?"

George Carlin asked that question decades ago, and I still wonder...WHY do we?

The two were derived separately.

The driveway is the route to the garage, and you aren't really supposed to park in the driveway, you are supposed to park in the garage.

It is a parkway if it has a park (or used to have a park) down the middle. As opposed to a highway...


Thanks for the etymology, John. But it still is oxymoronic, don't ya think?

It does seem a little weird.


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Message 871212 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 3:46:02 UTC - in response to Message 871194.  

"Why do we park our cars on a DRIVEway, and drive our cars on a PARKway?"

George Carlin asked that question decades ago, and I still wonder...WHY do we?

The two were derived separately.

The driveway is the route to the garage, and you aren't really supposed to park in the driveway, you are supposed to park in the garage.

It is a parkway if it has a park (or used to have a park) down the middle. As opposed to a highway...


Thanks for the etymology, John. But it still is oxymoronic, don't ya think?

It does seem a little weird.

Which brings up another oddity of the English language...

I before E, except after C, or when sounded like A as in neighbor or weigh.
Isn't it a weird society we live in?

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Message 871221 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 4:22:24 UTC - in response to Message 871212.  

"Why do we park our cars on a DRIVEway, and drive our cars on a PARKway?"

George Carlin asked that question decades ago, and I still wonder...WHY do we?

The two were derived separately.

The driveway is the route to the garage, and you aren't really supposed to park in the driveway, you are supposed to park in the garage.

It is a parkway if it has a park (or used to have a park) down the middle. As opposed to a highway...


Thanks for the etymology, John. But it still is oxymoronic, don't ya think?

It does seem a little weird.

Which brings up another oddity of the English language...




I before E, except after C, or when sounded like A as in neighbor or weigh.
Isn't it a weird society we live in?

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You betcha! What a language. We spell knife, knee and knock with a 'K'. Then you have the whole 'ough' thing. Say this words out loud;

cough
though
bough
through

No wonder we take some kind of English course for 12 yrs in public school, and then 4 more yrs of some other 'English' related course in college.
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Message 871318 - Posted: 2 Mar 2009, 13:37:09 UTC - in response to Message 871221.  

And who was the English comic that said "had to take the cat to the vet yesterday, he was sick as a dog.."?

Also, love a lot of the eastern Canadian expressions, like anything or anyone very fast is described as being "like Christ on skates". That always brings up an interesting mental image for me.

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Message 871546 - Posted: 3 Mar 2009, 0:33:40 UTC - in response to Message 871221.  

"Why do we park our cars on a DRIVEway, and drive our cars on a PARKway?"

George Carlin asked that question decades ago, and I still wonder...WHY do we?

The two were derived separately.

The driveway is the route to the garage, and you aren't really supposed to park in the driveway, you are supposed to park in the garage.

It is a parkway if it has a park (or used to have a park) down the middle. As opposed to a highway...


Thanks for the etymology, John. But it still is oxymoronic, don't ya think?

It does seem a little weird.

Which brings up another oddity of the English language...




I before E, except after C, or when sounded like A as in neighbor or weigh.
Isn't it a weird society we live in?

:-)


You betcha! What a language. We spell knife, knee and knock with a 'K'. Then you have the whole 'ough' thing. Say this words out loud;

cough
though
bough
through

No wonder we take some kind of English course for 12 yrs in public school, and then 4 more yrs of some other 'English' related course in college.
;-(

Obviously the thing that swims around in the sea is a ghoti.


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Message 871782 - Posted: 3 Mar 2009, 17:04:42 UTC

Happy Square Root Day everyone.

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