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Profile: Thommy
User Name: Thommy
Forum Rank: Advanced Member
Gender: Male
Joined: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Last Visit: Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:45:37 AM
Number of Posts: 156
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Topic: May vs. Might
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 5:45:11 AM
Hi anybody,

is there any rule when to use may
and when to use might?
It always puzzles me.
Topic: Have You Got a Grasp of Grammar?
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 4:30:35 AM
With 81% I have been recognised to be a Grammar Guru,too.
OK,in English examinations (e.g. FCE,CAE (I just learned
the correct use of e.g.!!! ;-)), one gets the best mark
by reaching the 80% threshold, too.
Topic: Virtue never has been as respectable as money.
Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 4:19:22 AM
Try to pay with virtue and you will
experience the reason. ;-)
Topic: It is a good lesson—though it may often be a hard one—for a man who has dreamed of literary fame ... to step aside out of the...
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 5:56:53 AM
If one really aims at fame this is not only a good but hard lesson
but it should be an inducement to get back into the inner (or narrow) circle.
Topic: Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.
Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013 5:05:38 AM
Very interesting quote.

I recalled instantly my life so far
for such events and surprisingly
(or perhaps not) he is right.Whistle
In most cases because I wanted to show
them my despite (and they deserved it).
Topic: There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world...
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 7:43:00 AM
Great words from R.L.S. but be careful,
everyone who lives this is endangered
of being exploited from the cold proud people!!!
There has nothing changed between then and now.
Topic: Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural.
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 3:53:58 AM
It's not only natural but necessary
to curb wicked folks.
Topic: A good man is a man who is good to us, and a bad man is a man who doesn't do what we want him to.
Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 3:28:28 AM
One needs a great sense of homour
to take this opinion in!
Topic: Remembrance Day poppies
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 4:02:18 AM
Hope2 wrote:
Imc, and any others from Germany,

The ethics column writer in the newspaper told a Canadian who lives in Germany she should wear her poppy only indoors. I thought the poppy meant 'let's make sure it never happens again' and was not meant to cast blame. A lot of German men and women died too. What's your take on the poppy? The writer says it is not worn in Germany. I had never thought about it from that perspective before.

As the one who kicked off this discussion, for a genuine interest in, I think I'm responsible for giving you an answer.
In Germany there are different days and occasions to commemorate all the dead during WWI and WWII
( and not only the German!).So poppies aren't worn in Germany (especially on Remembrance Day
because there is no Remembrance Day) and I'm sure that they are mostly unknown in this context.
If you go out in the streets here in Germany and ask for poppies less than a tenth of people will perhaps
have heard of it.It is more associated with drugs and that's perhaps the reason for a huge misunderstanding.
This kind of drugs are prohibited so using it at home is tolerable for certain people but don't go public.
Topic: Mary Anderson Patents the Windshield Wiper (1903)
Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 10:16:37 AM
What does always inspire men or mankind to invent something?
Either to gain advance at war or for idleness reasons. Dancing