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    [Vocabulary] In the top middle of the picture

    I apologize if this has been answered elsewhere already. Would you consider "In the top middle of the picture you can see a town..." common usage in written English (BE)? (It sounded a bit akward to me but then again I may have corrected one too many essays) :-D:-D I would really appreciate...
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    help with latin translation

    Probably this is way too late but you could go for sapiens pace bello paratus [est] you wouldn't have to translate "man" as it's covered by sapiens and I used the Latin equivalent of "is prepared" for "prepares",which gives it a nice Ciceronian ring
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    When Was The Last Time You ...

    I can't remember, for the life of me. Probably some time before this terrible term began. When was the last time you had a quiet moment with Nain and Shal?
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    ^Ask the next member a funny question^

    No. Should I ? (You know how I tend to get lost) Have you done everything on your " honey-do list "?
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    When Was The Last Time You ...

    A few seconds ago , when one of my sons kindly offered to pour me another glass of wine(my head is spinning as it is) When was the last time you were upset with your spouse/offspring/mother-in-law?
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    International Café

    To all the people around here who've come to mean more to me than some of those I(have to) meet up with on a daily basis. You have brought a lot of laughter and happiness to my life and made it less stressful and a whole lot easier to cope. That said, I would like to thank you for sharing your...
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    International Café

    Thank you,dear friend I'm so sorry I missed out on all the fun A Merry Christmas to all of you out there :-D
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    International Café

    to get rid of all the boxes:-D
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    work of fiction

    Hi there, I was wondering whether anyone could help me with this? I am looking for some contemporary English novel ,work of fiction (20th century, no translations,preferably BE), longer than J. Joyce's Ulysses, (which totals about 265,000 words) for developing some computer software. Google...
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    ^Ask the next member a funny question^

    Oh yes indeed, on a yearly basis now,when the kids were smaller ,nearly everyday in winter sadly,neither we nor the snowmen showed any improvement have you ever done /said something you wished you could take back the moment the words had left your lips?
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    ^Ask the next member a funny question^

    I should think so , given how many people he has to take stockings Have you decided on where you are going to spend Christmas this year ?
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    foreign words came to english

    quota,status,empire,index etc. (Latin) Europa now has a quota on immigration. There have been numerous applications for refugee status. angst (German) It's become quite difficult to deal with teenage angst.
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    International Café

    would you like my shoulder to cry on,dear? We should probably put in an appearance more often.:-D
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    vocabulary

    It's come to be used in a mostly disapproving sense. XX is such an insufferable prig.He is so smug(full of himself),does everything by the book and makes you feel like a complete idiot at all times. I find the way prig is defined in George Eliot's Middlemarch quite useful. "[...] a prig is a...
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    International Café

    I feel really touched you should say so.Thank you.
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