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WickedWitch - 27 Sep 2009 // 13:56:51

Ah, yes. The first place Bill's mind goes to - females and the angel-whore dichotomy. Whereby mommy is an angel and everyone else - a whore.

WickedWitch - 27 Sep 2009 // 13:59:46


No, that's your mind slipping. What you call assertion of perfection is what everyone else calls argumentation. It's done before your very eyes every minute on this forum. The fact that you're too addled to know (and to remember who said what) has nothing to do with other people's arguments.

WickedWitch - 27 Sep 2009 // 14:02:57

By the way, Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber, in pure English, Fausted means Fisted as in fisting (I encourage you to GoogleImage it). Such a nice little epithet and I can't believe I wasted it on mono-neuronals who can't appreciate it.

Bill - 27 Sep 2009 // 14:08:52


What you call argumentation is what other people call unspeakable rudeness. You can "argue" an issue without saying anything derogatory at all about the character or mental level of your opponent.

At least, you're giving DrFaust a wonderful example of the slamming which goes on on this forum. None of your posts so far today has had anything contributory to say; merely personal criticism of other people, which has long since become your trademark.

WickedWitch - 27 Sep 2009 // 15:16:41

Blue-Ball Bill,

I contribute by pointing out the stupidity that some people exhibit, lest a casual reader gets the impression everyone here supports these infantile, bigoted half-baked opinions.

Bill - 27 Sep 2009 // 15:20:45


Courtesy certainly isn't visible in your postings. It might be helpful if you research the difference between wisdom and sophism.

What you find most aggravating about me is that I won't lie down and die for you and acknowledge your infinite(simal) wisdom.

Bill - 27 Sep 2009 // 15:36:31


"I contribute by pointing out the stupidity that some people exhibit.."

I beg to differ.

1. It's not your place to "point out" anyone's flaws which you may perceive to be in evidence.

2. It's not your place to decide what is stupid and what isn't, especially not filtered through your biases.

3.Like the typical aggressive feminist, you jumped on me immediately about showing the Grman words for female, which I was merely giving an example of the variety of the language, and that's a good one.

4. My mother was no angel. She had faults just like the rest of us. What she did, though, was provide a loving, warm, secure and comfortable environment for us to grow up in, and encouraged education. On my very first day of going to school, as I walked out the door, she told me, "Now listen to the teacher". Good advice, wouldn't you say? She was very good at that.

5. There is no need for pretentiousness. You can't say, "split", or "division", you have to say "dichotomy". A typical example of adacademic snobbery.

DrFaust - 27 Sep 2009 // 15:43:07


congratulations, I didn't realize that German isn't your native language.

Bill - 27 Sep 2009 // 15:49:34


Thank you very much. I'll probably never lose my American accent. People recognise it immediately. The finest compliment I've received, though, was when someone asked me if I were Dutch. I took that as a sign that I've lost some of it.

However, my neighbors have all told me I speak very good German, and I'm proud of that. German grammar isn't the easiest to pick up, especially when you have a groundwork in the romance languages. I'm still very conscious of terrible blunders, but the "natives" are friendly. (Almost anywhere is friendlier than this forum!!)

DrFaust - 27 Sep 2009 // 15:55:38


you're welcome. Don't worry about the accent, you should hear my English :-) I think the main problem to learn German is the syntax with inversions and sub-sentences and usually the most important word at the end of a looong sentence - not so much the grammar.

DrFaust - 27 Sep 2009 // 16:00:08


if you have to say something substantial, you are welcome. But please keep this nonsense of yours by yourself. There isn't anything reasonable in what you write, but I am notr a therapist and am a bit tired to explain the most elementary things to weirdos like you and our red neck friend from the trailer park

DrFaust - 27 Sep 2009 // 16:11:47


"By the way, Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber, in pure English, Fausted means Fisted as in fisting (I encourage you to GoogleImage it). Such a nice little epithet and I can't believe I wasted it on mono-neuronals who can't appreciate it."

Hm, she tries to be smart but she isn't. 'Fausted means Fisted' - no, it doesn't mean it because the word 'Fausted' is not existing in German.The English form with -ed comes in German usually with the prefix ge-, therefore it would be correct to say 'gefaustet' or 'gefäustelt'. And still this wouldn't be the correct translation for fisting...

You have a real problem, WW. You think you know everything better than others and are always right, and all the others are either nuts or simply not smart enough to compete with you. Ok, dream on...

Bill - 27 Sep 2009 // 16:15:40


Separable prefixes are a real menace for beginners, including me.

"Gestern Abend, punkt 20 Uhr, fand in der Salzburger Festhalle der von Herbert von Karajan geleitete Konzert der Berliner Philharmoniker statt".

Try explaining to a beginner that the verb is "stattfinden"!!

Also very difficult for English speakers is that in German indirect quotations (sometimes called reported speech) require the verb in the subjunctive mood.

Tricky stuff for us amateurs.

WickedWitch - 27 Sep 2009 // 16:17:57

Well, Tweedledumb,

If it was (colloquial, Bill, hold your mules) all in German, that would be boring and uncreative and wouldn't require the teensiest bit of mental effort (actually, that might work out for you and your buddy). You might revel in being so, but some of us enjoy using our creativity.

WickedWitch - 27 Sep 2009 // 16:19:36


You can always not reply, you know. It's the only choice you have in the matter - replying or not.

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