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By BFilmFan ·
This reads like some of the worst written dialogue from your favorite 1950's low budget science fiction movie:

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11186-0.html?forumID=75&threadID=187109

Either that or some serious drugs were involved in the creation...

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Say it here

by jdclyde In reply to Here's another good one ( ...

http://tinyurl.com/9grgv

I feel your pain. Even the pain that I don't directly cause you!

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All right I'm calling it quits for the day

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Weird Technical Question

After that one which I still can not understand but maybe it's just that I don't know what a CHIP is.

I'm going to watch the newest French & Saunders DVD that She Who Must Be Obeyed got yesterday at least that will have me laughing and I do need a break from this silliness.

I don't know if anyone got this persons answer to the HP Pavilion not booting into XP but I really liked the question "Was the Recovery CD HP compatible!" I suppose he expects that this person is using a Dell or Gateway CD to install on the HP with right?

Instead of trying to find out why my DR USB HDD is no longer readable I'm off to watch a DVD as at least I know I'll be laughing at it. Dawn French being a member of the CIA "Chocolate Intelligence Agency" that tracks all the nasty people who deal in that nasty chocolate. I just grab some chockies first.

Col ]:)

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Not you TOO?

by jdclyde In reply to All right I'm calling it ...

What is a "chockies"?

I am living in the great state of confusion. ;\

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"chockies"

by neilb@uk In reply to Not you TOO?

Chocolates...

Lots of ways to spell it and then Colin's version.

Probably something like http://www.cadbury.co.uk/EN/CTB2003/about_chocolate/history_cadbury/key_events/milk_tray.htm

Supplied free by Neil's Translation Services (tm) to Remove Confusion from the English Speaking World - Even Michigan and Australia if We Can Manage It.

Neil

<Irony>Oh! It's good to be back at work.</Irony>

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The English Speaking World?

by DC Guy In reply to "chockies"

We just rented "Millions" on DVD. It was a really wonderful, offbeat film and I heartily recommend it to anyone who is not too much of a curmudgeon.

But the dialect... Uncompromisingly British English. Not the slightly-homogenized-for-international-audiences upper-class speech of "Pride and Prejudice."

In America we're accustomed to accents being purely regional. Once you master the generic "southern" pronunciation and slang you can understand anyone from Dolly Parton to George Bush. But in England accents are an attribute of "social class." We may understand middle class Londoners talking over dinner, but when the scenes shifts outdoors and we're listening to construction workers, we can't make out a single word.

Thank the goddess for DVD technology. We just clicked on the "English Subtitles" button and read the dailog!

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Remember Neil

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to "chockies"

GG is still looking for you for standing her up.

Col ]:)

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He got all miffed with me!

by neilb@uk In reply to Weird Technical Question

All I did was post the "Jabberwocky" poem from "Alice Through the Looking Glass". It seemed to be appropriate to his question.

Strangely, his posted comment to my question was far more understandable and in far better English than his original post. Correct use of the word "malarky".

Anyway, some people have no sense of humour.

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Thoughtful Reply

by BFilmFan In reply to He got all miffed with me ...

I acutally enjoyed the poem.

I did enjoy his comment that the article "How a Computer Works" didn't apply to a server.

I think he must be the guy that used to call in to the Art Bell Show claiming to be a time traveler...

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Insult to injury

by jdclyde In reply to He got all miffed with me ...

he didn't even rate your answer either!

Oh, the humanity.......

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Lets do it for him then

by JamesRL In reply to Insult to injury

As opposed to simply accepting or rejecting, lets be more creative.

I can't give Neil high marks for originality, as the poem is well known, at least to those of us of a certain generation who actually read books for entertainment.

I can give Neil high marks and priase for the appropriate appropriation of classical farsical literature in a humourous setting.

James

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