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Re: Disgusting thread... ;-)

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 9, 2004, 8:58
 --- Philip Newton skrzypszy:

> Since Steen hasn't replied yet (at least, not in this thread), I'll > give it a shot.
Actually, I completely missed Pascal's message. I'll reply to it below.
> (Pascal A. Kramm [about Jan van Steenbergen]:) > > So where do you come from? You have a Dutch name, > > and AFAIK he's Dutch.
Yep. Every drop in my blood is Dutch, AND I AM PROUD OF IT!!! :))) (don't take that last thing too seriously) I should probably add that I live in the Netherlands, too. In the town of Zaandam, to be precise.
> > a British email address, > > I don't know why this is. Possibly because allows you > to forward email, whereas, say, does not allow this for > free accounts (you have to use their webmail interface).
Actually, it was merely a coincidence. Apparently I made some mistake when I entered my data the first time. Not that I regret: with a British account I got a little more space than with an American account (there's no Dutch version, unfortunately), and I definitely get less spam.
> > a French website > > Because Christophe Grandsire, who is French (but living in the > Netherlands IIRC) has an account a and could give out > subdomains to friends, including Steen.
True. Several others of us have taken advantage of that possibility too (David Peterson, Christopher Wright, to name a few). Now it is unfortunately over, because has changed its policies.
> > and an indeciphrable consonant cluster as introduction line... > > The two 'y's in 'skrzypszy' are vowels; the word is a Wenedyk form > of Latin 'scripsit', I believe. (Wenedyk being, very roughly > speaking, Latin with Polish phonology, and one of Steen's
conlangs.) Again, correct. If I ever make it to president, minister or Euro commissioner, I promise that I will appoint thee to my official spokesman! :)) --- Pascal A. Kramm skrzypszy:
> >Yeah? Were exactly, if I may ask? > > North-Rine Westphalia, or Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr area), to be more > precise.
I sort of knew that; actually, I was wondering about the city. I'm a regular guest in the Ruhrgebiet myself, because my mother-in-law lives in Essen. Cheers, Jan ===== "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito." ___________________________________________________________ALL-NEW Yahoo! Messenger - all new features - even more fun!