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phrase of the day

Postby nikita » Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:00 pm

Hello guys!

Here is a little phrase of the day for you. Apparently, a girl from Kharkov National University picked it up from one professor from Cambridge university. So you may test it on your English teachers.

"Come on. I besiege you."

To be continued.

Cheerio.

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Postby nikita » Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:56 am

Nikita:

I'm pressed for time, but had to answer right away.

The correct expression is:

I beseech thee (or you).

It means, I beg you or ask you sincerely. To besiege is to surround with military
forces, although there is a usage, the word "importune", which could be used as "I
besiege you". If I heard this from someone who was well educated it would be used
as a joke.

I can't help you with the script for H-D and the Marlboro Man, I haven't seen it and
scarcely think I shall.

Hello to all the new students at I-H and enjoy the Autumn, the leaves have turned
here and now form a spongy mass on the roads and walkways.

Paul

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Funny thoughts

Postby nikita » Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:18 am

When people say, "I’m so tired it's not even funny" or "my head hurts so much it's not even funny", why would it even be funny in the first place?

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Nostalgia

Postby nikita » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:47 pm

Hello,

I've just come across a good one. Enjoy!

Nostalgia is the realization that things weren't as unbearable as they seemed at the time.


Chin up! :)

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