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Message  gerardM le Mer 20 Mar - 22:25

Hi everyone,

I guess additional explanations for "Van Gogh" are not necessay...

Wink


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Message  gerardM le Jeu 21 Mar - 11:42

Bugger!

Where's the rest of my message?

I had in mind: "I guess additional explanations for "Van Gogh" are not necessay... to show the English pronunciation of the name."

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Message  Guilaine le Jeu 21 Mar - 14:13

At least it is easy to recognize in the parking of your favorite hypermarket !

(I am surprised of the pronunciation of the painter's name in English ...)
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Message  gerardM le Jeu 21 Mar - 14:31

Hi Ghislaine,
Guilaine a écrit:At least it is easy to recognize in the parking of your favorite hypermarket !
Yes, provided you also have your microlight (Fr-ULM).

(I am surprised of the pronunciation of the painter's name in English ...)
I confirm the pronunciation in English (from another source).

I wonder what the pronunciation is in Dutch (the true one).
- I don't think the En one is good
- the French pronunciation looks too Frenchie...

Regarding pronunciation of proper names:
- Schumacher is said correctly in France but not in the UK
- Bach is not said correctly both in France and the UK.

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Message  Guilaine le Ven 22 Mar - 10:51

Wouldn'it be better to pronounce the proper names as they are pronounced in the country of origin ?
Same with the names of the cities : London should be LONDON everywhere.
In Belgium, LILLE is RYSSEL (or Something like that) and so indicated on the sign-posts... Easy, isn ´ it ?
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Message  gerardM le Ven 22 Mar - 18:47

Hi Ghislaine,
Guilaine a écrit:Wouldn'it be better to pronounce the proper names as they are pronounced in the country of origin ?
Same with the names of the cities : London should be LONDON everywhere...
I agree! You probably read my words about this several times: I'm outraged!

In Belgium, LILLE is RYSSEL (or Something like that) and so indicated on the sign-posts... Easy, isn ´ it ?
Let's not criticize while the French are #1 in this domain.

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Message  gerardM le Sam 23 Mar - 20:53

Hi Ghislaine, hi everyone,
Guilaine a écrit:Wouldn'it be better to pronounce the proper names as they are pronounced in the country of origin ?
Same with the names of the cities : London should be LONDON everywhere...
An American of my environment, has been living in France for decades.
He likes France very much and asked for the French nationality.
His name is "Oliver"... can you imagine that they suggested him to change his name to "Olivier", what he refused. Isn't it arrogance?

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Message  Guilaine le Lun 25 Mar - 17:48

Hi Gérard,
Very hard to believe, when they accept so many Kevins and the like.... Not to mention all the Ibrahims, Abdels,
Rachidas...
The French names of our old calendar are no more the rule nowadays. Only read the birth announcements in the newspaper, you will be amazed of the choice of some parents. You will probably remember the case of the little Mégane Renault, which was finally accepted after the law-suit.
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Message  gerardM le Jeu 28 Mar - 22:30

A colleague of mine was named William Tell.

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Message  gerardM le Sam 4 Mai - 20:55

Hi everyone,

A pic I liked (picked up from Facebook)

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Message  gerardM le Lun 6 Mai - 17:28


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Message  gerardM le Lun 13 Mai - 0:35


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Message  MurielB le Lun 13 Mai - 9:28

Hi Gérard, everyone
Very sweet, indeed !
In the same inspiration but on the other way round.
A mother is telliing her little girl off
"If you keep being naughty with me, my hair will turn grey"
"I now understand why grandma 's hair is white" says the little girl.

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Message  gerardM le Lun 13 Mai - 9:45

Bright kid! :-)

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Message  Guilaine le Lun 13 Mai - 19:57

Michangelo's David from the US
and
the mother and daughter's confrontations
are excellent !
Wink Wink Wink
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Message  gerardM le Dim 19 Mai - 16:27

Hi everyone,

Oh I do love this one
Good backronym, isn't it? Smile
When you don't remember or don't have other good examples, you say etc. don't you? I DO

(from Grammarly with this comment: "Many times you’re better off adding one more example than writing 'etc.'")

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Message  gerardM le Lun 20 Mai - 10:41

Hi everyone,

I post this though I don't find it funny at all.

The pic comes from Grammarly with this text: "Grammarly
If you love chemistry and word play--this one’s for you!
Download Grammarly Lite to write without mistakes on Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Linkedin and more. It's FREE. http://bit.ly/GLite7".
I re-posted it on Facebook but wrote the comment below:
"Was this designed by a lady??
I doubt as that'd claim the aim of a woman is to look like a(n iron) man!!
Ladies are far more and first of all, independent: just themselves."

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Message  Guilaine le Mar 21 Mai - 15:07

The "ETC" one is excellent ! I will remember it next time I use it.

As for the second one : "Iron Man" for "female". I was wondering if the chemical symbols were international ? Yes or No ?
Fe stands for "Fer", does it also stand for "Iron" ? No idea...('Question')
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Message  gerardM le Mar 21 Mai - 16:09

Hi Guilaine, hi everyone,

A serious question for "Funny pics" -
Guilaine a écrit:... I was wondering if the chemical symbols were international ? Yes or No ?
Fe stands for "Fer", does it also stand for "Iron" ? No idea...('Question')
I definitely confirm the "Periodic Table" designed by Dmitri Mendeleev is used worldwide ie the symbols are international.
So "Fe" is the symbol of iron and the symbol of this element looks like a French word.
On the other hand, "Na" is the symbol of Sodium which doesn't come from English nor French but "Natrium".

The first elements of the table probably come after common names in the language of scientists who descovered/isolated them.
Many symbols/names discovered after the Periodic table was set, usually have the name of scientists such as Curium, Mendelevium...

This table was a wonderful discovery and is very useful for any students in chemistry.

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Message  Guilaine le Mar 21 Mai - 16:35

Very interesting, indeed. Thank you, Gérard.
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Message  gerardM le Mar 21 Mai - 16:49

Ghislaine,

Chemical elements are roughly composed of electrons turning around a nucleus.
Chemical properties are set by the external electrons.
More specifically electrons are located on different orbits. The various orbits can host a limited number of électrons and these external electrons as well as the electrons that could be added to fill up the last orbit involve chemical properties.
...
In the Periodic table, Mendeleev initially placed the element in columns according to their similarities (chemical properties).
Afterwards (I don't know if Mendeleev realized this), people noticed the columns were linked to what I wrote above (electrons or empty places on the last orbit) so that columns are named "families".

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Message  gerardM le Mar 21 Mai - 23:01

Hi Ghislaine, hi everyone,

I didn't notice I had posted the Periodic table in English.

After Fe which is French and not English, after Sn which is neither Fr nor En...
I finally found an element which is closer to En than Fr: N like Nitrogen (French Azote).

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Message  gerardM le Mer 22 Mai - 14:08

Hi everyone,


Everyone makes mistakes. Some are just very poorly timed.

Questions:
Is that guy
idiot?
full of humor?
really very stingy?

Can Stranczek speak English?? Wink



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Message  Guilaine le Mer 22 Mai - 14:17

Excellent !
Should he start to learn it himself ? Or is it supposed to be a joke ?
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Message  gerardM le Mer 22 Mai - 14:19

Comments are funny too:

Oh good grif.

No excretions.

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