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Hello,
This place is so great, thanks to google I found this forum <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
Welcome aboard Mankkaday
Nice to meet you Mankkaday <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> . I hope you enjoy the forum.

[b:qmrdb9gg]Gandalf's beard[/b:qmrdb9gg]
welcome! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
I'm glad you found us! Feel free to jump in whole-heartedly!
Welcome from another newbie! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
They do come and go!
:? :? :?

[b:2gzto5g2]GB[/b:2gzto5g2]
This is actually getting quite hilarious :lol:
Well, my Good Man (or Woman) (and I assume here that you [i:10mz2ows]are [/i:10mz2ows]good), I don't personally tolerate any silly behavior on this Forum - but GB doesn't help - he has let things get very lax! I have complained about it - but as he holds All the Power --- Do you know what I'm saying..? :x
First of all, are you calling me "Good man" because you think I'm a good man, or a good man whether I want to be or not, or do you feel that I'm a man to be good on?... :? ... :shock: ... this isn't working quite as well with the word "man" :lol:

And, no, I'm not sure I know what you're saying :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

but:

:? ( A man to be good on????? :shock: )
[quote:19j8mtwf]
:? ( A man to be good on????? :shock: )[/quote:19j8mtwf]

Hence the :? and :shock: following that sentence.
I too found it quite.... disturbing :lol:
I hope GB doesn't see what you wrote --- between you, me and the gate post, I think he likes that kind of thing :? (He keeps giving out naughty and provocative hints - and he knows I'm married! :shock: I guess he s American and so I make allowances -- low Morals Count --- you know what I mean. He's also a Tolkien Liberal - which I guess says everything....)
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Oh yes... he'll probably refute what I'm saying and try to turn it back on me! He's like that.
[quote="Odo Banks":75c6sotb]I hope GB doesn't see what you wrote --- between you, me and the gate post, I think he likes that kind of thing :? (He keeps giving out naughty and provocative hints - and he knows I'm married! :shock: I guess he s American and so I make allowances -- low Morals Count --- you know what I mean. He's also a Tolkien Liberal - which I guess says everything....)[/quote:75c6sotb]

Odo, your propensity for projection never ceases to amaze me - and amuse me! :lol: Perhaps Freud was right after all. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />

[b:2c0zdr0a]GB[/b:2c0zdr0a]
See what I mean! He has cleverly turned everything against me and makes a vulgar suggestion at the same time! :shock: I don't know how he does it! I don't even know [i:3uhgjtas]if[/i:3uhgjtas] he did it - but he [i:3uhgjtas]probably[/i:3uhgjtas] has! Talk about projections, Eldo, GB's is sticking out in full public view even now (though hidden under clever hyperbole) --- and that's probably not even a cigar he's projecting, so don't try and smoke it, even if he implores you to put your lips on it and promises he'll light a flame... Oh Gawd! Talk about cunning! :o
If I am this way, tis only because you bring it out of me. :lol:

[b:2l1fuegx]GB[/b:2l1fuegx]
Are we even sure this is [i:r0wiky2i]the[/i:r0wiky2i] Odo? And not some other member of the Odo clan with an interest in innuendo and rumour mongering trying to sully good Odo's name? None of this seems anywhere near respectable enough for Mr Odo Banks! :shock:
GB: I have no intention of seeing anything come out of you!

and:

Mr Tyrant: Another Odo -- now you're even scaring me! :? (Almost as much as GB's scaring me).
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Perhaps you should invest a blindfold if you keep seeing these things. :P
Greetings from Sweden!
Welcome to the forum Rhovanion. Hope you enjoy it and stay around to make some posts and join in the debate and chat.
[quote="Rhovanion":wacnvobo]Greetings from Sweden![/quote:wacnvobo] Hello, hope you enjoy yourself here! <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Rhovanion":1ok3ylzh]Greetings from Sweden![/quote:1ok3ylzh] Welcome! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> Never mind Odo, we're not (quite) as crazy as he is. :P I hope you enjoy posting here!
... and never mind Eldorion... he seems to think that calling me Crazy will make me go away... :roll: But I won't. Someone has to stand up for all that's Respectable! (Including NOT calling other Forumers "Crazy", thank you very much! :x )
Hälsningar Rhovanion :mrgreen: . Jag hoppas du gillar forumet. Som ni ser är vi alla lite galen här, men det är därför det är så roligt . errrm...I hope that came out right. :? [b:w1ie6lb6]GB[/b:w1ie6lb6]
Were you speaking in tongues, GB? :shock:
The Swedish Tongue to be precise. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [b:3vbwin9t]GB[/b:3vbwin9t]
How precise? :?
I think...I hope :? , I got it right. Here is the phrase in English: [quote:1n8oi2mn]Greetings Rhovanion :mrgreen: . I hope you like the forum. As you can see we are all a little crazy here, but that' is why it is so much fun. [/quote:1n8oi2mn] Anyway, maybe Rhovanion could pop in and let me know how I'm doing. <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> :ugeek: [b:1n8oi2mn]GB[/b:1n8oi2mn]
[quote="Odo Banks":14qc7d8m]... and never mind Eldorion... he seems to think that calling me Crazy will make me go away... :roll: [/quote:14qc7d8m] Never! :o Things wouldn't be the same around here without you, Odo. It's not like being crazy is a [i:14qc7d8m]bad[/i:14qc7d8m] thing! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":4hcfseh5]Hälsningar Rhovanion :mrgreen: . Jag hoppas du gillar forumet. Som ni ser är vi alla lite galen här, men det är därför det är så roligt . errrm...I hope that came out right. :? [b:4hcfseh5]GB[/b:4hcfseh5][/quote:4hcfseh5] Actually, that was very good <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> I don't know if Swedish people say greetings that way though, but the rest was spot on. Did you use an internet translator or a dictionary?
I'll never tell. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> :lol: However, I will admit that despite four years of German in High School and a year or two studying Northern European Language groups, and another year of Indo-European language groups, I wouldn't have been able to achieve that translation without resorting to a reference. I'm pretty good at recognizing languages, and occasionally picking out a few words here and there, but I never continued my education long enough to be a proper translator of any particular language. Tolkien inspired me to study linguistics, philology, and etymology, especially of Germanic languages (of which English is one). And to this day I kick myself for not continuing my studies long enough to make a career out of it. :oops: [b:haobmg2y]GB[/b:haobmg2y]
If you don't mind me asking, could you perhaps share some thoughts and experiences you had while studying languages? I'm asking because I am actually considering to study French. I know, I know! :oops: The reason is that I was not able to choose any other language than French in school (German and Spanish classes were full), and I found that it was actually quite interesting, and I felt that I managed pretty well. The grammar was easy, and the pronounciation wasn't as hard as it sounds. That's why I feel it would be a waste not going further with it, and because I think with some effort that I might actually be able to write and speak it quite well. Obviously there will be differences when it comes to teachers and the way they teach, since we are from different countries. But just some general thoughts on studying languages would be great <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
I ended up being more interested in the histories of languages and following word roots as they passed from culture to culture, and era to era, and their relationships with the Mythologies of various cultures as those also passed along. So the actual extensive learning of any particular language sort of fell to the side :roll: . Though I did become reasonably adept at (reading) German, and at least making some sense out of the other Germanic languages and Old and Middle English. Living now in California, Spanish has become more familiar to me. And though I don't have a solid linguistic foundation, I know enough words to get by picking up the gist of something written, or to (barely :lol: ) communicate with a Spanish speaker who also knows a few words of English. I think learning to appreciate and communicate in other languages is "awesome" (dude-speak <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> ). I think everyone should give it a go. And I've always wished I could speak a dozen languages, but never had the endurance to really do it :oops: . [b:1293bkgm]GB[/b:1293bkgm]
Well, history of languages is quite interesting, especially the Germanic ones as you say. However, French language history wouldn't interest me that much I think, I would be satisfied if I could write and speak it properly <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> Thanks for your input though, definitely agree that being able to communicate in several languages is "awesome" <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
I don't know :roll: whats the matter with people. What's wrong with the tried and tested method of shouting at foreigners in louder and louder English until they understand and if necessary, pointing and shouting until they understand? That's the traditional method.
And don't discount drawing stick figures on serviettes in French Cafes! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Gandalfs Beard":2v9oojhh]Hälsningar Rhovanion :mrgreen: . Jag hoppas du gillar forumet. Som ni ser är vi alla lite galen här, men det är därför det är så roligt . errrm...I hope that came out right. :? [b:2v9oojhh]GB[/b:2v9oojhh][/quote:2v9oojhh] Mycket bra! Thank you all for the warm welcoming here <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
I'm no expert, Rhovanion, but I think your Swedish is better than GB's - if only marginally! <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> [size=50:29ei1r8l][color=#FFBF00:29ei1r8l](((Mighty Boosh Forum... Mighty Boosh Fporum... Mighty Boosh Forum... Mighty Boosh Forum...)))[/color:29ei1r8l][/size:29ei1r8l]
I should hope so Odo! <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> [b:2u4bd657]GB[/b:2u4bd657]
Well, I thought you were quite good at it, GB... I could easily have thought you Swedish... not that I know any Swedish... but... I'm blushing... I'm not am I... or am I...? :oops: (Oh I do have a weakness for Beards with Swedish accents! :oops: )