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Quote Quote by Astronuc View Post
Asterisk (*) comes from the Late Latin asteriscus, which developed from Greek: ἀστερίσκος, asteriskos, "little star").
In ancient Greek they wrote everything in capitol letters. I'm trying to figure out how to write this word, ἀστερίσκος in capitol letters. Would this be correct: AƩTEPIƩKOƩ ?
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I saw something nasty in the woodshed. Line from an old movie I just watched
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I really enjoy this show on the Travel Channel called Mysteries at the Museum. They go to museums around the country and tell the back story of strange objects from the collection. They often feature objects that were elements of a murder mystery. Each episode is an hour long and they do three or four objects per episode. Thursday nights they air several episodes in a row.
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Zooby, on a side note, I recently (well, about a month ago) purchased a cheap Kindle version of all the short stories that Edgar Allan Poe has written.

I remember a thread that you made about him, and I joined the discussion briefly, but I quickly realized that I had read very little of anything he had written; mainly a few of his more famous poems, and some of his horror stories.

Once I've finished them all, I'm sure we could start that thread up again. His stories are definitely worthy of discussion, and I've gathered thus far that you greatly enjoy literature.
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Nov30-12, 12:04 AM
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Everything on tv today has brought me to tears.

Just now, watching a cooking show called "Sweet Genius", it was obvious a girl won, hands down. But the the host asked the other contestant why she wanted to win and she said that she had just gone blind in one eye three months ago.

Guess who won? You could tell the host was physiclly taken aback by it. The end of the show is "you do not have what it takes" and is pretty harsh, how do you say that to someone that came close to being the best, then announces losing an eye? It would have been ugly, but I would have given it to the actual winner.

Wow, on another note, this next contestant has a braided beard that reaches his waist!
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Quote Quote by zoobyshoe View Post
Would this be correct: AƩTEPIƩKOƩ ?
Yes .... except that in classical greek "asteros" (star) would have a couple of accents, as in the attachnent. But "asteriskos" probably isn't classical greek. So please yourself about that!

In pre-classical greek writing, several letters came in assorted shapes:
http://www.ancientscripts.com/greek.html
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Yes .... except that in classical greek "asteros" (star) would have a couple of accents, as in the attachnent. But "asteriskos" probably isn't classical greek. So please yourself about that!

In pre-classical greek writing, several letters came in assorted shapes:
http://www.ancientscripts.com/greek.html
Astro was just going by what's posted online when you do a quick search, so it's not really his fault. I'm proud to be called the "Google Queen", I deem Astro the "Google King".

But yeah, I try to avoid doing foreign language searches.

My ex-fiancee actually studied latin and greek, he was Italian, and he mastered several obsolete/dead languages. There are some things that fall into the category of "nice to know, but aren't going to get you anywhere".
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Nov30-12, 12:36 AM
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I have a pimple on the side of my mouth. I haven't had a pimple in 20 years. I'm traumatized. I didn't even have pimples when I was in my teens. I only got some blackheads on my chin when I was at work in my early 20's and was on the phone a lot.

Pimples suck! No wonder teenagers are so conflicted.

And who the heck booked Justin Bieber to perform for the Victoria's Secret sex/underwear show? He looks 12 years old in the commercial. It's just SO WRONG!
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Nov30-12, 12:59 AM
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Drano Max Gel. What else can I say, the stuff is amazing.

For 5 years I've been calling maintenance on the clogged sinks, they come out and virtually no improvement.

So yesterday I bought a bottle of this stuff because water in the sink took two days to empty and I was sick of it. Within 90 seconds of pouring this stuff into the standing water, everything went down. I waited the 15 minutes, then poured in a pot of boiling water. OMG, OMG!!! It's like new!!! It didn't drain this well when I moved in!

BUY IT!!
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Nice Evo, you don't take some night sleep, or
you have just moved back to Hawaii ?
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Nice Evo, you don't take some night sleep, or
you have just moved back to Hawaii ?
I have trouble falling asleep lately. I tried going to bed early the other night and layed awake all night I was up making sushi at 2:30 am the other night. It was REALLY good.
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Just joined the forum. Hoping to have great time with you guys. :)
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I have trouble falling asleep lately. I tried going to bed early the other night and layed awake all night I was up making sushi at 2:30 am the other night. It was REALLY good.
Maybe some chamomile to ease your mind and put it to good dreamy sleep?


Hi Force!!
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Maybe some chamomile to ease your mind and put it to good dreamy sleep?
Funny, my mother rinsed my hair with chamomile tea because I wanted to lighten it.

What I remember was whenever my stomach hurt, she would make vervain tea. Worked every time. When I had kids, I could not find vervain anywhere (it's called verbena in the US), so I would have it sent to me from France where fine tea grades were available.

I really got into blending my own teas back in the 60's. Peppermint tea for headaches. And sarsaparilla root tea was delicious. My girlfriend and I started cutting up fresh fruit and putting it into the teapot to flavor teas. Make tea, play some Bob Dylan and The Incredible String Band, she read Ts Elliot and Ezra Pound, I read Richard Brautigan.

I miss the chemist shop at Westbury square. I could buy any herb or root there.
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Just a pure question out of curiosity: What did you drink in the last 24 hours, Evo??
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Gad, what your signature mean?

@rootX Hya, great to meet with you.
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Quote Quote by AlephZero View Post
Yes .... except that in classical greek "asteros" (star) would have a couple of accents, as in the attachnent. But "asteriskos" probably isn't classical greek. So please yourself about that!

In pre-classical greek writing, several letters came in assorted shapes:
http://www.ancientscripts.com/greek.html
I'm interested in using this is a drawing and am thinking of something inscribed in stone. In some google images the sigma seems to be represented by a capitol C sort of thing
http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...e-92164759.jpg

and in others it's the sigma of calculus (so to speak).
http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbvie...background.jpg

I'd rather use the latter because it's more Greek looking, but am not sure what I might be implying, if anything, by doing so.
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Quote Quote by AnTiFreeze3 View Post
Zooby, on a side note, I recently (well, about a month ago) purchased a cheap Kindle version of all the short stories that Edgar Allan Poe has written.

I remember a thread that you made about him, and I joined the discussion briefly, but I quickly realized that I had read very little of anything he had written; mainly a few of his more famous poems, and some of his horror stories.

Once I've finished them all, I'm sure we could start that thread up again. His stories are definitely worthy of discussion, and I've gathered thus far that you greatly enjoy literature.
I was actually interested in discussing his strong bent for debunking things, which comes out directly in some of his writing, and indirectly in some of his characters, most notably the proto-Sherlock Holmes character, C. August Dupin.

I found out, though, after starting that thread that his mind started apparently to break down in his late thirties and he wrote a very long crackpot work that mixes philosophy, mysticism, and physics to explain the universe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka:_A_Prose_Poem

On the other hand, Eureka may have actually been a joke in the vein of Andy Kaufman, intended to skewer the Trancendentalists. Poe's sense of humor was very strange and it would be consistent with his modus operandi to never admit it was a joke. No one has been able to figure this out for sure, though.


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