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Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 6:33:27 AM
Does this phrase make sense?
Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:10:34 PM
I don't think so! I'd rather say:
The (two) consecutively coloured (rows of / columns of / groups of) cubes are...
Faculty or Faculties ?
Saturday, September 27, 2014 6:40:48 AM
1. "The faculty
hereby informed / requested ... ", if you're addressing one
2. "The faculties
hereby informed / requested ... ", if you're addressing more than one
face to face.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:55:02 PM
The beggining of a
Does it need an article before "mind"?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:47:33 PM
Only depending on how poetic you're feeling or on how you want the line to (re)sound.
By the way, what's the original version?
Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:20:53 PM
OK, my view is as follows:
It think that Lent's (the christian fasting thing) day is somehow (by magic!) related to the day at which Carnival day is set in a given year, by christian
. So John says "they love to give up chocolate temporarily" as a way to link (or is it confuse?) the ideas of fasting for religious purposes (Quaresma [Lent]) and fasting for tiny bikini fitness purposes (Carnaval [Carnival]).
By the way, thank you for the link to the show's playlist. John Oliver's ffunny!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:52:18 AM
I'd rather say national (or home, domestic...)
And if you want, you can be more specific by using
cornice or not?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 6:21:12 PM
Hi Khalid Sami!
The first one might be a
(possibly being a type of cornice). Anyway, just take a look at
, browse through their products and decide what name you like best.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:46:16 PM
: James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
, what a coincidence... I've just finished reading it today! As was expected I loved it, it's a magnificent piece of literary art!
Yes, that's a moocow by the house. It's not coming down the road now, but just give it time and it will...
This is a photograph of my father meeting a cow. It was taken in 1916 which was coincidentally the year that Joyce published Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
The quotation is the first sentence of Portrait.
: According to
, moocows are different from regular cows.
“Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.”
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:03:27 AM
And also found this:
John 4:38 (1611 King James Bible)
I sent you to reape that, whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and yee are entred into their labours.
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