Author Topic: Oh, when the saints  (Read 5072 times)

ippy

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Re: Oh, when the saints
« Reply #50 on: September 08, 2015, 05:59:43 PM »
slough - (1) a swamp
            (2) A situation characterized by lack of progress or activity

There is a third use of the word in British English, but it is as a verb and MfPNP uses the term in an adjectival sense, suggesting that this can be discounted in the context.

slew    - (1) Turn or slide violently or uncontrollably (this is the word used when rail tracks are
                    forcibly repositioned whilst still connected to others)
            (2) Past of 'slay'
            (3) A large number or quantity of something informal, chiefly 7North American

MfPNP, I have taken these from the Oxford Online Dictionary site.

Is that like when people get mixed up and refer to others that they think have been indoctrinated and then get it wrong and say brainwashed insted of what they really mean?

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Leonard James

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Re: Oh, when the saints
« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2015, 07:09:13 AM »
Brainwashing is just a more invasive form of indoctrination.

Nearly Sane

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Re: Oh, when the saints
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2015, 07:55:44 AM »
Whether any of Vlad's celebrity atheists are actually courageous,I don't know but Vlad himself is considered certainly brave in mentioning Rushdie in that manner since he then associates himself with the depraved loons who have threatened Rushdie's life because he wrote a book.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2015, 08:06:29 AM by Nearly Sane »

Owlswing

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Re: Oh, when the saints
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2015, 06:21:23 PM »
What has happened to #55, please?
If there must be trouble let it be in my time that my children may have peace. Thomas Payne

An it harm none, do what you will; an it harm some do what you must!

Owlswing

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Re: Oh, when the saints
« Reply #54 on: September 17, 2015, 06:22:07 PM »
D'uh!
If there must be trouble let it be in my time that my children may have peace. Thomas Payne

An it harm none, do what you will; an it harm some do what you must!

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Re: Oh, when the saints
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2015, 06:32:37 PM »
Whether any of Vlad's celebrity atheists are actually courageous,I don't know but Vlad himself is considered certainly brave in mentioning Rushdie in that manner since he then associates himself with the depraved loons who have threatened Rushdie's life because he wrote a book.
I have no control over the shit you write Sane...but you do......Please exercise it.
I like the ''made up in the fourth century'' hypothesis but I also like Bart Ehrman. There's only one way to sort this out. Use contradictory evidence as it suits your argument wheeeeyyyyy!

Andy

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Re: Oh, when the saints
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2015, 07:42:18 PM »
No, he means fuck off and stop being sinister.

Owlswing

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Re: Oh, when the saints
« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2015, 08:30:35 PM »
No, he means fuck off and stop being sinister.

He said something similar in the original version of #55 - the one that vanished,
If there must be trouble let it be in my time that my children may have peace. Thomas Payne

An it harm none, do what you will; an it harm some do what you must!