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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Now give me the answer, please.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi bobbym

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

What you are referring to its MOCKBA.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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I know that.I especially hate the fuss about 'ć' and 'č'.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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My brother understands some Russian and can write using the Cyrillic alphabet, I cannot.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Does he speak any Serbian?

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The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Okay.Which languages do you speak? I mean besides English.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi bobbym

What's your mother tongue?

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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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!

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 for which I humbly apologise.

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

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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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.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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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

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Well I don't know how it should be called, but if I'm not mistaken it originates from India.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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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.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Hi bob

Ok, see you.

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What's my line?

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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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

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Bob;

Howdy! Yes he is alive today.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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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?

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

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He may have lived in many countries but he is not an American by birth.

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