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Snaggy

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Icon 7 posted October 10, 2004 13:57      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
'tis Thanksgiving here in the Great White North, (and Great Green Pacific Coast), so I just wanted to give a little thanks to all you folks who make this place such a great place.

From the lurkers to the SuperBlabbermouths, (and especially the Superfans [thumbsup] ), you all are really such a fine gaggle of geeks, and Nitrozac and I are so very grateful and so proud.

[Happytears]

Now, .... let loose the dogs of pumpkin pie war! [Big Grin]

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2004 14:21      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, N+S! May you continue to be valiantly protected by the fierce Simon, and your presence graced pleasantly by Nitrokitty!

Today, I am thankful for foolish computer users, and crapware, which made me a few clams richer for all of 45 minutes work.

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macmcseboy

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2004 14:55      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
MMMMMMMMMMM... Turkey, *drool* Pumpkin pie *drool drool*!

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2004 15:04      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I just finished my turkey. I can barely move. unnnhhh.. so full. :S
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MTB Babe
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Icon 3 posted October 10, 2004 18:12      Profile for MTB Babe   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow Happy Canucksgiving!! ( I made that up myself)

[crazy]

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GMx

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2004 18:19      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Happy Thanksgiving, but no Turkey Soda this year, eh? Considering you still have some from last year. [Big Grin]
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Cap'n Vic

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2004 18:27      Profile for Cap'n Vic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
Happy Thanksgiving, but no Turkey Soda this year, eh? Considering you still have some from last year. [Big Grin]

That stuff was foul. [Razz] [Big Grin] [Wink]

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csk

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2004 20:01      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What's this "Thanksgiving" business? Some obscure American/Canadian custom? [Wink]

I'll have some of the pumpkin pie, anyway...

Edit: Australia had a public holiday last Monday (not today), and I've just realised that I didn't even pay attention to what the public holiday was for. What a patriotic bunch we are (think it might have been the Queen's birthday, or something)

Meta-Edit: Turns out it was Labour Day (except for one state, in which it was the Queen's birthday). Weird, full list here

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2004 20:11      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Edit: Australia had a public holiday last Monday (not today), and I've just realised that I didn't even pay attention to what the public holiday was for. )

Australia had nothing of the kind.

New South Wales had a Labour Day holiday (which we in Victoria celebrate in March - to commemorate us being the first in the world to adopt an 8 hour work day - only we usually call it 'Moomba' - an aboriginal term that means 'lets get together and have fun'. The aboriginals kindly donated the word as they have no further use for it themselves. Confused enough yet?)

/me wanders off muttering - typical bloody Sydney-centric northerner.....

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csk

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2004 20:20      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Edit: Australia had a public holiday last Monday (not today), and I've just realised that I didn't even pay attention to what the public holiday was for. )

Australia had nothing of the kind.

New South Wales had a Labour Day holiday (which we in Victoria celebrate in March - to commemorate us being the first in the world to adopt an 8 hour work day - only we usually call it 'Moomba' - an aboriginal term that means 'lets get together and have fun'. The aboriginals kindly donated the word as they have no further use for it themselves. Confused enough yet?)

/me wanders off muttering - typical bloody Sydney-centric northerner.....

Actually, Labour Day was celebrated in two states and one territory, according to that web page. As to being Sydney-centric, guilty as charged [Razz]

Incidentally, re aboriginal names, what about all the other aboriginal words we use (mainly place names), did we steal them (well, we took everything else from them [Frown] )

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2004 20:35      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by csk:
Incidentally, re aboriginal names, what about all the other aboriginal words we use (mainly place names), did we steal them (well, we took everything else from them [Frown] )

No no no no no !

We didn't steal them, there were these words just floating about, completely unowned, (the doctrine of palabra-nullius) until the white fellah came along and wrote them down, then they became our words.

Besides, that was all a long time ago, and had nothing to do with me, so there's no need to adopt a 'black-armband' view of linguistic history......

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Snaggy

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Icon 10 posted October 10, 2004 20:57      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
GMx.. I guess I'm saving the turkey soda for Christmas! [Razz]

<queezy> [blush] </queezy>

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