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Re: Last Person to Speak Wins! 第四部曲
« Reply #300 on: February 19, 2021, 10:03:19 AM »
Its been a long time since I last posted, I am pleased to see you have kept the site going Smokester.

It's nice to see you among the living, drago.  Hope all has been well with you and that you will visit more often.

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Re: Last Person to Speak Wins! 第四部曲
« Reply #301 on: February 19, 2021, 11:48:33 AM »
Its been a long time since I last posted, I am pleased to see you have kept the site going Smokester.

It is nice to see you around, drago. As I recall you're a Brit and even a Londoner if I remember correctly.
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Re: Last Person to Speak Wins! 第四部曲
« Reply #302 on: February 19, 2021, 03:38:57 PM »
Hello drago:) it's been a long time

Yep.  Appropriating language from the indigenous peoples.  Algonquin in this case.
"The first maps of the area used the word Ottawa, derived from the Algonquin word adawe ("to trade", used in reference to the area's importance to First Nations traders), to name the river." (Wikipedia entry on Canadian capital city and adjacent river.)  The Illinois town was named for its function as a trading post on the IL river. Illinois is also named after the local tribes who originally inhabited the area.

So, both cities were named for proximities to rivers and trade.  I expect the locals would have been content had Europeans simply stayed home.  But then your ancestors would have been stuck with our great great great grandparents or something like that.  Clearly, I have too much time on my hands these days.

Six, this was brilliant history, I totally missed it the first time.
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Re: Last Person to Speak Wins! 第四部曲
« Reply #303 on: April 07, 2021, 02:17:07 PM »
Now that my tolerance to alcohol has vanished since my drastic reduction in consumption, I feel that I should go into training for Monday when the pubs reopen.

Brandy it is then!
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« Reply #304 on: April 07, 2021, 02:41:09 PM »
You're dedication to your craft is admirable!
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« Reply #305 on: April 08, 2021, 10:50:17 AM »
You're dedication to your craft is admirable!

When the pubs open we can only sit outside and we've had snow this week. That'll sort the men from the boys.
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« Reply #306 on: April 08, 2021, 11:32:51 AM »
Snow? It's 72F here right now.
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« Reply #307 on: April 08, 2021, 11:46:42 AM »
Snow? It's 72F here right now.

That's what is was here last week.

4 seasons in a day, old chap. That's blighty for you.
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