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#176 2012-03-03 12:42:00

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Re: Whats my line?

Now give me the answer, please.


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#177 2012-03-03 12:46:34

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#178 2012-03-03 12:50:19

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Re: Whats my line?

Hi bobbym


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#179 2012-03-03 12:52:45

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Re: Whats my line?

Hi;


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#180 2012-03-03 12:57:29

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Re: Whats my line?

Hi bobbym

That's because of the similarities in latin and cyrillic letters.

What you are referring to its MOCKBA.


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#181 2012-03-03 13:01:47

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Okay, yes here we say Moscow. But americans are infamous for their lack of caring about other culture's pronunciations. Many people here do not have their correct name because it could not be pronounced by the idiot behind the desk and was therefore changed.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#182 2012-03-03 13:05:33

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I know that.I especially hate the fuss about 'ć' and 'č'.


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#183 2012-03-03 13:08:53

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My brother understands some Russian and can write using the Cyrillic alphabet, I cannot.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#184 2012-03-03 13:16:03

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Does he speak any Serbian?


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#185 2012-03-03 13:18:12

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I do not think so. At the time he was learning it because he wanted to read Russian chess books. Back then there was only Yugoslavia.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#186 2012-03-03 13:26:44

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Re: Whats my line?

Okay.Which languages do you speak? I mean besides English.


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#187 2012-03-03 13:29:43

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Smatterings of languages from chess and literature. I used to speak a little Japanese,German and Latin ( Roman Catholic Background ). I slowly forgot all of it and never learned my native tongue. So I would say zilch!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#188 2012-03-03 21:19:37

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Hi bobbym

What's your mother tongue?


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#189 2012-03-03 21:26:56

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Re: Whats my line?

hi bobbym and Stefy,

I 'accidentally' clicked on that hidden box, so now I know too! 

I've just reviewed all the posts.  I can't believe we scouted around the edge of the answer without ever suggesting it!  swear

I guess that ends this round with a score of

bobbym 1  us 0

At least that means we can start a new "What's My Line?"

And, bobbym, by the rules of I Spy you get to post the next one.

As for Moscva, I'm afraid we Brits have been getting foreign names wrong since before you (USA) were born so I think you probably got it from us.

That's why we called Beijing Peking and pronounce Paris as Paris when the natives say Pari.

And our biggest error was to call the Aborigine Americans, Red Indians  shame  for which I humbly apologise.

Now that everyone is speaking 'English' perhaps we'll listen more carefully in future!

Bob


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#190 2012-03-03 21:31:48

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Hi bob

In Serbia we call Beijing Peking as well and for Vienna we use Beč, which is totally kaboobly doo.

As for the game, I am just waiting for a new one.They are fun and build teamwork.

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-03-03 21:33:07)


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#191 2012-03-03 21:33:54

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Hi Stefy,

Yes, the list of "Getting the Name Wrong" is very long!

That's why we English call it 'tea'.  Most people here think we invented it too!

Bob


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#192 2012-03-03 21:38:06

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Well I don't know how it should be called, but if I'm not mistaken it originates from India.


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

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#193 2012-03-03 21:43:43

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Re: Whats my line?

hi

According to Wiki the most likely origin is China rather than India and the Mandarin word is pronounced 'cha'.

Still I must stop apologising for my ancestors and get on.  I've got to spend the morning setting up a sound system for school so I'll say goodbye for now.

smile

Bob


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#194 2012-03-03 21:48:25

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Hi bob

Ok, see you.


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#195 2012-03-03 23:00:52

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Hi Bob;

We have done the same with Paris and Beijing. But it has progressed way passed that. My last name is the name of the town where my grandparents were born! This is because the guards at Ellis island were unable to pronounce it. So they changed it to what they thought they could pronounce.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#196 2012-03-04 23:24:07

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Re: Whats my line?

What's my line?

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In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#197 2012-03-04 23:32:36

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Re: Whats my line?

hi bobbym,

Hope you are well today.

(1) Is he alive today as far as you know, obviously?  (to Stefy: as it's black and white we might as well establish whether he is still around now or deceased.)

Bob


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#198 2012-03-04 23:36:01

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Hi Bob;

Howdy! Yes he is alive today.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#199 2012-03-05 00:06:36

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Re: Whats my line?

Hi bob

Yes I understand that.And since he is alive we must take into account that he is now old.

To bobbym

1.Does he live in the USA?

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-03-05 00:07:14)


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#200 2012-03-05 00:11:47

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He may have lived in many countries but he is not an American by birth.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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