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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 8:14 pm

:roll: :???: :-#

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 8:15 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, but they both harder to understand than the welsh & scots! Unless you be into reggae heavily, mon.


Yah mon, irie up yonself :)

I was rather startled to find some of the natives on Anguilla blue or green-eyed and speaking with Irish accents, having descended from pirates.

They have golden dolphins on their flag rather than a parrot. The red white and blue thing is simply because we rule (I mean used to rule) half the world. Simples

:wink:

Anguilla was also striking for being so unspoilt (rather like Tioman, just with no airport or Berjaya hotel), but then you walked through paradise and came upon this 'thing'... Chuck Norris's villa complex... :?

Still, a beautiful and fascinating place!

Edit to add:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hroslyn/335555714
Can't embed, the www is as close as it gets...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 8:21 pm

I still prefer tiny Cayman Brac, (notice the 'Gaelic' Brac meaning bluff). Dove the Cayman's back in July '76 (bloody lifetime ago!) Did my Honeymoon in the Cayman's (2nd wife). Spent most of it on the North Shore of the big Island with side trips to the other islands.

That place looks like an institutional fortress!

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 8:26 pm

Hmmm.... nice. Never been to the Caymans but I know a number of people who have worked there (bankers or dive instructors!).

Last I heard there was a pretty bad crime problem there. Don't know. That was just one TV programme a few years back.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:02 pm

Isn't it a TV cliche that if one needs to launder money, one just needs a Cayman Islands account....mon?

Pass the dutchie to the left hand side, mon...

:lol:

Oh yeah, our flag also has red, white and blue...and yellow.

@JR8, you didn't come upon Chuck Norris's place, Chuck Norris's place came to you!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 02 Apr 2011 12:37 am

nakatago wrote:Isn't it a TV cliche that if one needs to launder money, one just needs a Cayman Islands account....mon?

Pass the dutchie to the left hand side, mon...

:lol:

Oh yeah, our flag also has red, white and blue...and yellow.

@JR8, you didn't come upon Chuck Norris's place, Chuck Norris's place came to you!

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Yellow on your flag? That is for the internal banana lah ;)

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 02 Apr 2011 1:09 am

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:Isn't it a TV cliche that if one needs to launder money, one just needs a Cayman Islands account....mon?

Pass the dutchie to the left hand side, mon...

:lol:

Oh yeah, our flag also has red, white and blue...and yellow.

@JR8, you didn't come upon Chuck Norris's place, Chuck Norris's place came to you!

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Yellow on your flag? That is for the internal banana lah ;)


it just wasn't garish enough without the yellow so we had to put all three primary colors in there.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 02 Apr 2011 1:40 am

Lol.... I suspect there might be some parrots in there too somewhere :)

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 04 Apr 2011 12:33 pm

lxinying wrote:Colour terms differ across languages, and they have been found to have an effect on perception=)

I am testing the hypothesis on whether the language(s) we speak has(have) an effect on how we see the world. Although

Out of curiosity, how are you going to test it? Not through the verbal communication I hope? :)

sundaymorningstaple, your comments on the colours of flag makes surprising sense.

How? It can be half a dozen reasons including the most obvious historical/origin one.

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Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 05 Apr 2011 1:16 pm

There is a name for all shades of color in the English language e.g. crimson, magenta, maroon, burgundy and fushia for colors that fall in the red/purple category. You will not find it in the Chinese language e.g. cyan will just be called blue green. There are fewer color choices of words, mainly primary, secondary colors, white, black and grey (anymore?) and you try to blend these word to form a new color.

One takes a more compartmentalized approach and the other tries to harmonize the existing groups. Each person is a unique individual vs subjugation of individual rights to that of the group?

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Postby ausinsg » Wed, 11 May 2011 3:35 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I wondered about that last night when it was posted, but figured, what the 'ell, science is always changing so I figured it was because most English speaking countries have red white & blue flags (with the exception of Canada). I don't count Singapore as they only speak singlish, but you could throw them in with Canada as both are only missing the blues :wink:


The Canadian flag was only adopted in 1965. Before that they used the Union Jack (officially) but more widely, the Red Ensign. Imagine the NZ flag with a red background instead of blue, and a coat of arms instead of the Southern Cross.

Actually the original proposal in parliament was for the bands on the sides of the flag to be in Blue! :) They represent that Canada stretches from sea to sea across North America! But it was revised to red before it was approved by parliament! :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 May 2011 7:03 am

So I might actually be onto sumtin'!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 11 May 2011 7:44 am

ausinsg wrote:Actually the original proposal in parliament was for the bands on the sides of the flag to be in Blue! :) They represent that Canada stretches from sea to sea across North America! But it was revised to red before it was approved by parliament! :)


Actually, my mother sewed and submitted just such a flag way back when... blue side panels and a red maple leaf. She received a letter of commendation from Parliament for her efforts but always hated the red side panels of the flag that was ultimately chosen.

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 11 May 2011 8:19 pm

What do you call somebody who can speak three languages?













Tri-lingual of course


What do you call somebody who can speak two languages?














Bi- lingual of course.

What do you call somebody who can only speak one language?














American. :P :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 May 2011 10:25 pm

recycling my old jokes, are we? :wink:


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