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  1. #1 What is a these? 
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    It is the plural of thesis: Thesis - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary


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    Like the 95 theses?
    Here's the condensed version:

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    I didn't know that!

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    It's not those.

    (And, to reference a different thread, I should point out that those in this case is NOT what a Yorkshireman uses to water the garden).
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    If it was you'd have written it "t'hose"
    Completely off topic, but when we lived in The Hague I was intrigued to note that Dutch uses a neuter definite article "het", which when spoken quickly reduces to something approaching "t". I think there is some cross-N Sea influence, e.g. Yorkshire place names ending in "-wick", vs. -wijk" in Dutch, the notorious bluntness, and tightness with money, of both, and so on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post
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    If it was you'd have written it "t'hose"
    Completely off topic, but when we lived in The Hague I was intrigued to note that Dutch uses a neuter definite article "het", which when spoken quickly reduces to something approaching "t". I think there is some cross-N Sea influence, e.g. Yorkshire place names ending in "-wick", vs. -wijk" in Dutch, the notorious bluntness, and tightness with money, of both, and so on.

    Yes, that is correct.
    The neuter definite article "het" and its reduced version "t'" are both used in spoken Dutch and its Flemish variant.
    However, the reduced version is rarely used in writing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post
    I think there is some cross-N Sea influence
    Er...


    Despite the Roman dress that's King Billy (and the pub directly behind it also known as the King Billy).
    William of Orange.
    For those that don't know the photo was taken in Hull.
    There's a lot of Dutch influence in Yorkshire - starting at Hull (first port of call), including, as I learned on my course, a great number of architectural features on buildings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    I think there is some cross-N Sea influence
    Er...


    Despite the Roman dress that's King Billy (and the pub directly behind it also known as the King Billy).
    William of Orange.
    For those that don't know the photo was taken in Hull.
    There's a lot of Dutch influence in Yorkshire - starting at Hull (first port of call), including, as I learned on my course, a great number of architectural features on buildings.
    How did they get the horse to stand still while painting it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    How did they get the horse to stand still while painting it?
    It's HULL!
    The horse was probably too scared to move anyway.
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    Don't golden unicorns have an over-ingrained predisposition to favor the flight response? It would've ran away, but it appears they may have sawed its horns off with a spork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    How about the bluntness and tightness with money?

    I have no idea,
    I live in the country below the Netherlands.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
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    How about the bluntness and tightness with money?

    I have no idea,
    I live in the country below the Netherlands.
    and a lovely one at that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
    I live in the country below the Netherlands.
    You're one of the Mole People?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    I live in the country below the Netherlands.
    You're one of the Mole People?
    I did once see a Belgian supermodel with a large mole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    I live in the country below the Netherlands.
    You're one of the Mole People?

    No, I am one of those people who encounter difficulties when expressing something in a foreign language.
    I did not know if I had to use "beneath", "below" or "under" when referring to the position of a nation on a map.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
    I did not know if I had to use "beneath", "below" or "under" when referring to the position of a nation on a map.
    They are all fine. And they are all equally ambiguous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
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    I live in the country below the Netherlands.
    You're one of the Mole People?
    No, I am one of those people who encounter difficulties when expressing something in a foreign language.
    I did not know if I had to use "beneath", "below" or "under" when referring to the position of a nation on a map.
    South of...

    Don't worry, I knew exactly what you meant (and "below" is used in general English anyway).
    I just saw an opportunity to be facetious.
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    Whattiza these???


    Sorry... could not resist.
    It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
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    I live in the country below the Netherlands.
    You're one of the Mole People?

    No, I am one of those people who encounter difficulties when expressing something in a foreign language.
    I did not know if I had to use "beneath", "below" or "under" when referring to the position of a nation on a map.
    They all work!! *S*....no worries!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    I live in the country below the Netherlands.
    You're one of the Mole People?
    Damn, you are such a brat, Sir Ducky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyoko View Post
    Whattiza these???


    Sorry... could not resist.
    Neither could I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    IIRC the -wick in place names is either Scandiwegian1 (Norse, Vikings etc.) or Anglo-Saxon (it is a word in both sets of languages). I'm guessing the Dutch words are from the Anglo-Saxon version as: " The northern Netherlands received an influx of new migrants and settlers, mostly Saxons, but also Angles and Jutes. Many of these migrants did not stay in the northern Netherlands but moved on to England and are known today as the Anglo-Saxons. " From: History of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    1. A great word!
    Yes, that sounds reasonable. But I still feel there is a sort of kinship across the N Sea. Edinburgh, pronounced Edinbrer compares with Dutch Logtenberg, pronounced Lochtenberech and so on.

    Anyway, it's nice to find we're all brothers, in spite of the apparent differences.

    Re Cogito Ergo Sum's comments, the big difference between the Netherlands and Belgium is that the Belgians know how to eat, while the Dutch have no idea at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exchemist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    IIRC the -wick in place names is either Scandiwegian1 (Norse, Vikings etc.) or Anglo-Saxon (it is a word in both sets of languages). I'm guessing the Dutch words are from the Anglo-Saxon version as: " The northern Netherlands received an influx of new migrants and settlers, mostly Saxons, but also Angles and Jutes. Many of these migrants did not stay in the northern Netherlands but moved on to England and are known today as the Anglo-Saxons. " From: History of the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    1. A great word!
    Yes, that sounds reasonable. But I still feel there is a sort of kinship across the N Sea. Edinburgh, pronounced Edinbrer compares with Dutch Logtenberg, pronounced Lochtenberech and so on.

    Anyway, it's nice to find we're all brothers, in spite of the apparent differences.

    Re Cogito Ergo Sum's comments, the big difference between the Netherlands and Belgium is that the Belgians know how to eat, while the Dutch have no idea at all.
    I have been to Belgium three times, but never to the Netherlands, though my daughter goes often as she lives and works, currently, in Zurich. Belgian foot is GOOO STUFF!
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