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Message 1013688 - Posted: 9 Jul 2010, 15:25:46 UTC - in response to Message 1013630.  

I speak Double Dutch and fluent rubbish ;-)


When I drink a double Scotch I usually stop talking fluently in any language very quickly but you can bet we have a cool conversation!!
Sunday evening a big party is planned, whatever the result/outcome.
Heineken beer will flow so we stay on topic!!
None of the finalists have succeeded as World Champion so far....now it is time for Spain to reach the skies.
¡Arriba España!

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Message 1013750 - Posted: 9 Jul 2010, 16:33:52 UTC

Paul the 'Psychic' octopus predicts Spain to win World Cup

Get your celebration beer early Dirk!
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Message 1013759 - Posted: 9 Jul 2010, 16:39:32 UTC

And who shall win the Tour de France?
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Message 1013767 - Posted: 9 Jul 2010, 16:48:12 UTC

They are scanning the bicycles with X-rays to avoid temptations.
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Message 1013803 - Posted: 9 Jul 2010, 17:48:38 UTC - in response to Message 1013750.  

Paul the 'Psychic' octopus predicts Spain to win World Cup

Get your celebration beer early Dirk!


The public relations manager of the Zoo had a very good idea towards publicity and merchandising! Now all the world knows about the german city and its zoo.
Very clever!
It is said that the performances of the spanish national football team will increase and improve the economy over here:
people are more excited and happy so they spend more time and money being positive with new prospective benefits ahead instead of staying at home and worrying about the future.
I think I will include some german beer as well, after all, they still brew quite good beer and it will taste great this time!
Cheers, my friends!

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Message 1013841 - Posted: 9 Jul 2010, 19:07:07 UTC - in response to Message 1013608.  

According to Wiki there are 11 official languages in South Africa, plus a number of non official ones.
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That's right, Tullio, and they are English, Afrikaans (the two I can speak), isiZulu, isiXhosa, Northern Sotho, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga, siSwati, Tshivenḓa and isiNdebele. Interestingly, the unofficial ones include Fanagalo, which is a pidgin that is used as a lingua franca in the mining industry.

Nine of the official languages are indigenous. Of these, isiZulu is the most common home language, while English ranks about sixth. However, English is very widely understood, particularly in urban areas.

The roots of Afrikaans lie in Dutch, although the closest analogue is Flemish (Belgian Dutch). It is also widely understood (and spoken) in certain geographical regions.

Language aside, the World Cup in South Africa has been a tremendous success. Prior to the event, there was much scepticism (particularly in parts of Europe!) about South Africa's ability to host the biggest individual sports event on Earth. The vibe (in South Africa we talk about "gees", an Afrikaans word in which the "g" is pronounced like the "ch" in loch) has been fantastic, and the visiting football fans have enjoyed the experience tremendously.

I live in Johannesburg, about 20 km away from Soccer City, where the Final will be played on Sunday. Like Paul the octopus, my allegiance for this match lies with Spain!
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Message 1013855 - Posted: 9 Jul 2010, 19:24:04 UTC

Glad it'll be over soon.....however I think those horns will pop up in NFL Stadiums :(


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Message 1013865 - Posted: 9 Jul 2010, 19:36:42 UTC - in response to Message 1013855.  

Glad it'll be over soon.....however I think those horns will pop up in NFL Stadiums :(


==============<0 Bwaaaaaaaaaap!

(They're called vuvuzelas. Unless they're shaped like a kudu horn, when they're obviously called ... kuduzelas.)
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Message 1014121 - Posted: 10 Jul 2010, 3:52:15 UTC

Years ago I had read a beautiful novel about South Africa, "Cry, the beloved country", by Alan Paton. Is it still remembered?
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Message 1014252 - Posted: 10 Jul 2010, 10:18:05 UTC - in response to Message 1014121.  

Yes, it is. (I have it on my bookshelf.) He wrote several books, of which this is the most well-known. He was a remarkable man.
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Message 1014456 - Posted: 10 Jul 2010, 20:52:01 UTC

good game germany! well played tournament! this time (again) "only" 3rd place, but in four years we will rock the planet and will be the match winners ;) ^^
"Früher war alles besser. Auch die Zukunft!"
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Message 1014458 - Posted: 10 Jul 2010, 20:55:40 UTC

You could try and bribe the octopus ;)
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Message 1014464 - Posted: 10 Jul 2010, 21:15:44 UTC
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hehe :D yeah, astonishing thing with the 8armedfortuneteller ;)
maybe we should ask him the question: are we alone in the universe, so we finally got the right answer ? ;) ^^
"Früher war alles besser. Auch die Zukunft!"
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Message 1014468 - Posted: 10 Jul 2010, 21:21:44 UTC - in response to Message 1014464.  

hehe :D yeah, astonishing thing with the 8armedfortuneteller ;)
maybe we should ask him the question: are we alone in the universe, so we finally got the right answer ? ;) ^^


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Besides, would you believe him if he said yes?
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Message 1014474 - Posted: 10 Jul 2010, 21:30:22 UTC - in response to Message 1014468.  


Besides, would you believe him if he said yes?


i want (4)2 believe! ^^



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Message 1014725 - Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 17:57:26 UTC - in response to Message 1014458.  

You could try and bribe the octopus ;)


If he's successfull again, I'll become a big fan of sea food!
I've place my bet on Netherlands, but Pete thinks differently...hmmm :-)



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Message 1014734 - Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 18:14:26 UTC

Veni , vidi, Villa!!!
¡Arriba España!

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Message 1014787 - Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 21:11:33 UTC
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I just ordered my food and guess what's coming to dinner! :-)

Congratulations to all Spaniards, you deserve it.

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Message 1014789 - Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 21:13:21 UTC

It was an exciting game and a sweet goal.
If I were that referee, I'd avoid any vacations in Holland for the rest of my life.
I do not fight fascists because I think I can win.
I fight them because they are fascists.
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Message 1014798 - Posted: 11 Jul 2010, 21:36:34 UTC



Congratulations España!


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