Re: Disgusting thread... ;-)
|From:||Pascal A. Kramm <pkramm@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 12, 2004, 4:15|
On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 08:36:32 +0000, Jan van Steenbergen
> --- 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
>> (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)
Thought as much.
>I should probably add that I live in the Netherlands, too. In the
>town of Zaandam, to be precise.
Doesn't say me anything... could you name any major town that's close to it?
(Eindhoven, Venlo, Nijmegen ...)
>> > a British email address,
>> I don't know why this is. Possibly because yahoo.co.uk allows you
>> to forward email, whereas, say, yahoo.com 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 .free.fr 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 free.fr has changed its policies.
Heard about that.
>> > 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
>Again, correct. If I ever make it to president, minister or Euro
>commissioner, I promise that I will appoint thee to my official
That with the y being vowel was clear, but there are still two very nasty
consonant clusters left: "skrz" and "psz".
> --- Pascal A. Kramm skrzypszy:
>> >Yeah? Were exactly, if I may ask?
>> North-Rine Westphalia, or Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr area), to be more
>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.
That's just a cat jump from where I live, Dortmund.
Pascal A. Kramm, author of Choton
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