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Old 2012-08-28, 22:36   #45
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(Aside: I had no idea "striptease" isn't translated in French...)
What about "effeuillage" wich would translate back to "un-leafing"

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Old 2012-08-31, 18:58   #46
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The real "fun" is when your urges are highly illegal. I haven't acted on my urges since I was 16(except in my head, which is a bad idea but difficult to prevent) but I've heard people I know, who aren't aware of my urges, say people like me should be hung by their thumbs. That last part is a para-phrase since, as I said, they weren't aware of my urges.

I've only told a few people, one to protect a young lady from my problem(I told her mom, since I didn't want her to think I hated her daughter for some reason) and I told my employer since avoiding temptation sometimes interfered with my ability to do my job.

The reason that I didn't stop acting on my urges until I was 16 is that I respect Christianity more than the law. I would almost certainly be an ex-con or convict if I hadn't become a Christian at about 15 or so. Personally, I think Christianity is a better deterrent to crime than any law ever written.
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Old 2012-08-31, 23:18   #47
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Old 2012-09-12, 18:05   #48
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There is in fact some scientific evidence that female orgasm - long thought a vestigial trait (related to male and female sex organs starting from the same substrate and sharing a great deal of physiological features, somewhat like nipples in men but much more elaborate in this case) - may have some evolutionarily-adaptive function tied to fertility, but this is still the subject of ongoing debate:

Wikipedia | Orgasm: Theoretical_biological_and_evolutionary_functions
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A program broadcast on the BBC some years ago displayed the view from an endoscope pointing at the cervix. The woman orgasmed after the man had ejaculated and the endoscope showed that the cervix repeated dipped into the pool of semen. It looked very similar to mammalian lips drinking.

Further evidence that the female orgasm may be evolutionarily significant.


What is also known is that the vaginal chemistry, especially the pH, varies after orgasm. In addition, X spermatozoa differ in their motility to their Y counterparts as a function of pH. I forget which are relatively disabled and which way the acidity varies. No doubt Google would be my friend if I asked it nicely.


Not sure whether the Beeb footage is available on iPlayer. It may well be filtered out by some ISPs,


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jx0dTYUO5E
Most certainly NSFW, in case the quotes weren't warning enough.
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Old 2012-09-12, 22:57   #49
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While we're on the subject, research the Scunthorpe problem and why AOL was advised to change its name to Omerica On Line.


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Hint: A non-Indo-European national language of a European country, while we're discussing country matters ...
Is there one besides Euskara? Basque

[URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basque_language#Hypotheses_on_connections_with_other_languages[/URL]
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Old 2012-09-13, 01:28   #50
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Is there one besides Euskara?
Yes. I can think of at least four others.
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Old 2012-09-13, 01:31   #51
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Yes. I can think of at least four others.
Am am am am I right on one of them?
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Old 2012-09-13, 02:21   #52
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Yes. I can think of at least four others.
Ask and ye shall receive. What are they?
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Old 2012-09-13, 06:23   #53
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Ask and ye shall receive. What are they?
I know at least one forum member speaks at least one of them, possibly two. I would not be surprised if each of the four aren't understood by at least one member.
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Old 2012-09-13, 06:37   #54
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I know at least one forum member speaks at least one of them, possibly two. I would not be surprised if each of the four aren't understood by at least one member.
"Finnish is a member of the Finnic group of the Uralic family of languages. The Finnic group also includes Estonian and other minority languages spoken around the Baltic Sea."

"The Uralic languages constitute a language family of some three dozen languages spoken by approximately 25 million people. The healthiest Uralic languages in terms of the number of native speakers are Hungarian, Finnish, Estonian, Mari and Udmurt. Countries that are home to a significant number of speakers of Uralic languages include Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine."

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Old 2012-09-13, 06:44   #55
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just reading this thread makes me hungary.

May I suggest the History of English Language Podcast. Episode 1 will answer all. And listening further is a delight to the mind, a well done and interesting treatment of what I always assumed would be a dull subject.
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