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    Sep 09, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    Their first date? I can NEVER forget how my first made me laughicon_lol.gif

    I remember back in '97, the year i turned 16, I went out with my first guy, who in turn, I spent 4½ years with. I remember the Japanese/seafood restaurant we went to on our first date. He pulled up to the front of the establishment to let me out as he went to find parking. As that was going on, the co-owner was showing me a menu of what's good for that night while dining in. I was watching the workers make their own wasabi cubes (grounded into a paste, fed through a hand-held cuber, so on..) & well, I like what I saw for that first date. Sushimi was served & he went for the wasabi cube and dipped it in his hoisin sauce. Fire Alert Galore! Just before I could stop him from consuming it, his face was about 2 different shades of red, he went for the sake & it made it a little worse. I laughed till my stomach hurt! We went out on the city & had a good time after that. Not only did we have a good time but he made me laugh. I still bring it up to him whenever we get together in seeing the kids.
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    Sep 09, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
    A funny thing happened to the language of the Anglo-Saxons after it arrived in Britain. It was picked up by the Gaelic-speaking Celts who lived there. In Gaelic, they had a meaningless "do" that they used, like "Does anyone remember." There were way more Celrs on the island than Angles, and Saxons, and Jutes. So eventually, as the language of the Angli-Saxons morphed, the use of the meaningless "do" became the established structure. No other Germanic language had it. But that's the eay our language is spoken and written today. So, "Anyone remembers" is incorrect. If you want to drop the "does" from the expression "Does anyone remember," you are still left with "Anyone remember," with the "does" implied.
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    Sep 09, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    No Caslon, you are not that old. You were not around when the Saxons moved to Britain.
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    Sep 09, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    Caslon15000 saidA funny thing happened to the language of the Anglo-Saxons after it arrived in Britain. It was picked up by the Gaelic-speaking Celts who lived there. In Gaelic, they had a meaningless "do" that they used, like "Does anyone remember." There were way more Celrs on the island than Angles, and Saxons, and Jutes. So eventually, as the language of the Angli-Saxons morphed, the use of the meaningless "do" became the established structure. No other Germanic language had it. But that's the eay our language is spoken and written today. So, "Anyone remembers" is incorrect. If you want to drop the "does" from the expression "Does anyone remember," you are still left with "Anyone remember," with the "does" implied.


    I only hope that as you typed that that in your mind you were pronouncing Celts properly with a hard C and not a soft one.

    Now back to our regular programming following station identification
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    Sep 09, 2010 10:17 PM GMT
    My very first "official" date was laying carpet in a nightclub (did construction back then), where I met my first bf on the job. On lunch, we went on a date. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 09, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidMy very first "official" date was laying carpet in a nightclub (did construction back then), where I met my first bf on the job. On lunch, we went on a date. icon_lol.gif


    Paul you used to be in construction? <3 <3 <3
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
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    Caslon15000 saidA funny thing happened to the language of the Anglo-Saxons after it arrived in Britain. It was picked up by the Gaelic-speaking Celts who lived there. In Gaelic, they had a meaningless "do" that they used, like "Does anyone remember." There were way more Celrs on the island than Angles, and Saxons, and Jutes. So eventually, as the language of the Angli-Saxons morphed, the use of the meaningless "do" became the established structure. No other Germanic language had it. But that's the eay our language is spoken and written today. So, "Anyone remembers" is incorrect. If you want to drop the "does" from the expression "Does anyone remember," you are still left with "Anyone remember," with the "does" implied.


    I only hope that as you typed that that in your mind you were pronouncing Celts properly with a hard C and not a soft one.

    Now back to our regular programming following station identification


    [I see there are some misspelling below, but I can't scroll down on my iPhone to correct them. Sorry about that. "dolor" = "for"]

    A funny thing happened to the alphabet before it got to English, well actually, before it got to the Romans, for that matter. It went through the Etruscians. Now, the Etruscians didn't have a "G" sound in their language, but they had several distinct variations on the hard "K" sound. So they used several letters in the alphabet to represent those sounds. The letters were K, Q, and C. C at the time was not the same as the C in the English alphabet. Actually, it was the third letter in the alphabet, gamma, which was the G sound. But since they had no G sound, it didn't matter. Well, when the Etruscians passed the alphabet on to the Romans, it had 3 letters representing K sounds, but no G. Latin has words with G sounds. But rather than revert the third letter back to G, they created a new letter, G...which is a C with a little gamma attached to show that is the C which is pronounced like a G. ( this new letter wasn't created dolor a while after the Romans had adopted the alphabet, which is why their are a few words on Latin spelled with a C, but pronounced G. Like Julius Caesar's first name was traditionally spelled "Caius" but pronounced "Gaius."

    so when the Latin alphabet was adopted for English, it had 3 letters with K sounds and one letter for G. But not all languages adopted the Latin alphabet that way. Some softened the sound of the letter C to an S sound. When English took these foreign words into English, it brought the soft C. So now English pronounces C both hard and soft.

    So some say Celrs like Selts, and some say Celts like Kelts. Have no fear I say Celts like Kelts. I hope this puts you at ease.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    jprichva saidI trust Caslon on this one.
    He actually remembers the Great Vowel Shift.

    JP, I don't think Caslon was around to witness it in person.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    jprichva saidI trust Caslon on this one.
    He actually remembers the Great Vowel Shift.

    Ah yes, the Great Vowel Shift. Probably a snob thing. After the Norman invasion in 1066, Norman French was the elite language in England. But when the 100 years war with France came along, French went out and English was back in the saddle, so to speak. However, during the centuries that English was second fiddle in it's own country, numerous regional dialects had evolved, with no one dialect default posh. So how was one to know the best people from the bumpkins when they opened their mouths. Well, it is only conjecture, but some hypothesize that people altered their pronunciation to signal the class distinction. But it caught on with everyone aping their betters.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
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    TexDef07 said
    jprichva saidI trust Caslon on this one.
    He actually remembers the Great Vowel Shift.

    JP, I don't think Caslon was around to witness it in person.

    No?

    Just ask him if "Caslon" is pronounced "Gaslon" in Caesarean fashion.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
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    TexDef07 said
    jprichva saidI trust Caslon on this one.
    He actually remembers the Great Vowel Shift.

    JP, I don't think Caslon was around to witness it in person.

    No?

    Just ask him if "Caslon" is pronounced "Gaslon" in Caesarean fashion.

    And he will answer, No
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:55 AM GMT
    I was going to reply to the OP's post, but I think that shop has sailed. Perhaps the name of the thread should be changed.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidNo Caslon, you are not that old. You were not around when the Saxons moved to Britain.

    ah, my Teutonic friend, Caslon can take you back farther than the Angles and the Saxons and the Jutes. And tell you things that would have made Hilter shit bricks. If one looks farther back, back before English, back before German, back before any of the Germanic languages had split apart, there was Proto-Germanic. Proto-Germanic was a branch of the original Indo-European language just as it began to split itself. As the speakers of Proto-Germanic moved westward, they encountered a ....wait for it... Semitic speaking population. And just as the Celts adapted structures from their native language to Anglo-Saxon, so these Semitic speakers added to Proto-Germanic. Many sounds not found in any Indo-European languages were added to P-G, and a full third of it's vocabulary is Semitic in origin, again not found in other I-E languages. Who these Semites were and how they got to northern Europe nobody knows. Most likely they were Phoenian/Carthaginian origins...sailors, traders and colonizers. Wouldn't Hitler have shit bricks if he had known that a full third of his beautiful Deutsch was of Semitic origin!
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    Sep 10, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    My first date was with the guy who would become my first BF in 1995. We went to a Seattle stage production of Angels in America. Normally done in 2 parts over 2 days, that Saturday it was being done as a marathon, with merely a long intermission between parts.

    I was brand new to the scene, and watching my first gay play, seated next to my gay date, mere months after taking off my Army Colonel's uniform in retirement, was amazing to me. But also made me very happy, very happy indeed. We cuddled and held hands a lot during it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 10, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    I had my first real date about 7 years ago. I was 17. It was with a girl. We went to see a movie. I don't remember what it was. All I remember was the thudding in my heart and the smell of her rosy perfume and the way her hair curled around her pale neck. I don't even remember her name. I think it started with a T.

    I was very nervous. Thus, I was sweating, but didn't realize that my hands were sweaty. About half way through the movie, I'm just concentrating on breathing low and even and making sure she couldn't hear the thudding in my chest- the kind that's in your throat and makes you heady and nauseous.

    Meanwhile, she goes for my cold, clammy left hand. I had it clutched in a fist, of course. She uncurls my fingers and slips her hand in. Immediately, she withdraws it and wipes it on her Jeans. Light was filling the cinema at that point. I look over at her face and a funny look crosses it.

    We didn't talk too much after the movie ended. I tried not to look her in the face because I was mortified about my hands. The conversation was awkward. That reassuring type where you laugh when it's not funny, just to hear a sound. Needless to say, there wasn't a second date. For the next couple of years, I dated three boys who became my boyfriend and a couple of girls in the beginning-none of whom lasted more than the first date.
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    Sep 10, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    jprichva saidI trust Caslon on this one.
    He actually remembers the Great Vowel Shift.


    Great Vowel Shift?

    Is that similar to a Great Vowel Movement.......????
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    Sep 10, 2010 5:11 AM GMT
    My first "date" was getting a blow job from a girl in the stairwell in 7th grade. That bitch really knew what she was doing!
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    Sep 10, 2010 5:17 AM GMT
    I guess the ever first dateish thing I ever did was when I was 19. This girl asked me out for coffee and I didn't want to but she kept insisting. I was really nervous and she kept telling me I had pretty eyes. I was kinda nauseous through the whole thing. She kept asking me out but I made excuses.

    My first date with a guy I was 24. I met him through a mutual friend and I texted him if he wanted to hang out. I met him at the dorm room of some girl friend of his. We got drunk and he gave me my first kiss ever with anyone.
    ...And then I lost my virginity with him.
    ...ish
    We fooled around but nothing really major. I slept over, went home the next day.

    And that was my first date.
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    Sep 10, 2010 4:22 PM GMT
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    jprichva saidI trust Caslon on this one.
    He actually remembers the Great Vowel Shift.


    Great Vowel Shift?

    Is that similar to a Great Vowel Movement.......????

    And that's when I killed him, your Honor.


    Justifiable homicide! Case dismissed.

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    Sep 10, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    Caslon...

    I dunno where the World History 101 came from but if I wanted a lesson in something that would completely bore me to tears, I would've wished for younger days of school(:

    So I forgot to add the word "does". Now can we get back to regular programming as scheduled?

    Does anyone remember their first date or the good time they had while out on a date?
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    Sep 10, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
    My first date was with a girl named Patty. She was a nyphomaniac and I was a virgin. I was 16 and she was 18. She wanted to do it that night. I told her that I had too much to drink and couldn't.

    My first date with a man was when I was 21 and his name was Jim. He was 27. He was very sweet and took me out to dinner and then a movie. We then went back to his place and it was the first time a man ever made love to me. I had sex with men since I was 14, Blow jobs and hand jobs. This was the first time I ever expierenced the real touch and passion of a man. Jim will always have a special place in my heart.
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    Sep 11, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    W8ing2Exhale saidCaslon...

    I dunno where the World History 101 came from but if I wanted a lesson in something that would completely bore me to tears, I would've wished for younger days of school(:

    So I forgot to add the word "does". Now can we get back to regular programming as scheduled?

    Does anyone remember their first date or the good time they had while out on a date?

    You forgot the "does." But more importantly, you forgot...

    NO adress Caslon  'til thousand posts!!1! ... it's in the rules. Look it up.
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    Sep 11, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    My first date lasted 3 days, We met on a Friday went for a nice walk around UGA. Went back to my home and I cooked him dinner. We sat up most of the night talking and watching movies. The following morning we went to his place in Atlanta. We went to the world of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. later that evening had dinner at the colonnade Atlanta. He liked drag shows id never seen one so he took me to one of those that night. Then I stayed with him until Sunday afternoon. That date turned into a relationship that lasted 1 year
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    Sep 11, 2010 12:26 AM GMT
    My first date....October 19, 1983. Dinner at his home. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 11, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    I took her ice skating