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Date: Thu Jun 29 10:35 AM, 2006
RE: The World Cup!
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You should get down on your knees for the poms i think... who gave the world English and football... with out both you could not even speak about this topic!!!!!!!!1


Oh... you can talk... the kiwi's are soooo good at football!!!!!!!


What have you's lot done for humanity??? ... new zealand lamb... thats about it!!!


I heard there is more lamb there than people that they should be given the vote!!!!!!!!


Don't come here insulting other nations ok! ...as we are better at that too!!!!


Anyway going back to the football... its good to see that the Ulkrainians are through (god the switz was a boar!... keeping all their men behind the ball all the time!!... pretty good at crosslinking through!)



-- Edited by QuintriX at 11:01, 2006-06-29

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You should get down on your knees for the poms i think... who gave the world English and football... with out both you could not even speak about this topic!!!!!!!!1


Firstly, stop thinking about me on my knees, I find that a bit disturbing. 


Secondly, it's actually only the creation football that is needed to have a conversation about football, people do actually speak about football, and many other things in a language other than english.  Also, if we are to be thankful for the english language, we must also pay homage to the language from whence it came.  German, latin, french and greek all contributed to the creation of the english language.


Oh... you can talk... the kiwi's are soooo good at football!!!!!!!


I don't know a lot about football, but I thought our team was quite crap, but you know more about football than me so I'll take your word for it..


What have you's lot done for humanity??? ...


We have managed to do a few things, since this is a kc site, I'll just mention the invention of the Rose K lens.


I won't mention how New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote; or that Sir Ernest Rutherford (a kiwi) was the first to split the atom; that a kiwi invented the disposable syringe; or that Maurice Wilkins won a Nobel Prize in 1962 for his contribution in discovering the structure of DNA; ok, so I'll just mention those few, although there are far more where they come from. 


new zealand lamb... thats about it!!! I heard there is more lamb there than people that they should be given the vote!!!!!!!!


It's true, we do have a lot of livestock, so much so that they outnumber people.  I wouldn't go far as to give them the vote though, we may upset the balance and have an uprising of all the other things that outnumber us demanding  the vote, or even trying to overthrow us.  First it's sheep, then it's cows, trees, sand might even want a bit of that action.  Something that we do have, besides livestock, is schools.  Perhaps you'd like to go to one of our schools and learn english punctuation and grammar, which are things I've noticed you don't have the best command of.  I just thought that since you uhave an obvious love of your nation and your language, you may want to learn it.


Don't come here insulting other nations ok! ...as we are better at that too!!!!


Me saying that I like Portugal and wanted them to win, and that if England lose their fans will act up is insulting to your nation?  Here I was thinking that me wanting a team to win was just me wanting a team to win.  Damn my ignorance of international relations and the relationship it has with the football world cup.  International competitive sporting tournaments must be a nightmare for the UN, having to worry about how a nations government reacts to such grave insults like people supporting a team other than their own.  Competitive sport will be the ruination of world order.  Perhaps there should an "international relations and its association with international sporting tournaments: the finer points" ettiquette guide. 


I'm actually well over this now, and those are a few minutes that I'll never get back not very well spent. So I'll quote the english band the Streets now "dry your eyes mate"  You took me wanting Portugal to win way too personally, you said a few things about NZ for no good reason and I just took the piss, learn to laugh mate.  Of the many things the English gave us, I'm thankful the sensitivity evident in your post didn't make it to these shores.


P.S Portugal ftw






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Date: Thu Jun 29 1:56 PM, 2006
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I was only pulling your leg!!! lol


 



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and you pulled it a beauty mate, good stuff

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Hi Yarsky,
In english we sometimes ad the prefix 'the' when referring to Ukraine, we do the same for the Netherlands, the Sudan and a few other countries.
I've read that it has its origin in that it was widely used in diplomatic circles following Ukraines independence from the Soviet Union.
I believe part of the initial intention was to highlight that fact that Ukraine was now an independant nation state.
This is a difficult to understand grammatic style that is used in certain other parts of english as well... We have newspapers called 'The Times', 'The Guardian' etc. I guess its a way of making something sound grand or to draw attention to it.
And now that I've bored you to death.... :) :)

In my case the majority of people I've met here in Europe think that New Zealand is either a state of Australia or that its a region in England!!?? Because I speak English I'm told that I am from England (No amount of explaining can convince people that I am from anywhere other than England :))

My grandfather was born in Ukraine before moving to Poland... so when you mentioned this Yarsky it caught my attention.

Regards,
Hari





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HI Hari!


I see that. In my opinion a 'the' may apply where you may have an 'a', isn't it? For example, Netherelands. Netherland, netherworld come from "another land" and "another world", I think. We can have many netherwolds. That's why it is logical to say The Netherworld to indicate precise place. Proper names, like Poland or Ukraine do not need that for they designate something unique, like New Zealand.


Otherwise, I think that skewed view points in 1/4 are not justified. Well, they are all too natural ;) But I think, at this point, all outcomes have the same probabilities (lol!) whatever the bookies say!



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Penalties!! ugh!! Such a lottery!!


 



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Thats a real shame Quintrix... No Italy/ England clash (And I was looking forward to you buying me that icy cold pint as well ).

Brazil/ France are going at it now... Its a real battle

Italy/ Germany on Tuesday!!!!



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