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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Arch_Enemy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:40 pm

ZakGordon wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:19 am
But that Avatar and user name! How will people get curious and not want to go see what it is about? :)

(Maybe i'm speaking as a british person that has watched some 80's tv shows in his time?).
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by smurphos » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:01 am

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:39 pm
We never got that one here in the States (at least not that I've ever seen...) but I figured it had to be some kind of Brit TV program...:D
A 70's classic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catweazle

Episode 1 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4362wk

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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by thx-1138 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:39 am

smurphos wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:01 am
Arch_Enemy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:39 pm
We never got that one here in the States (at least not that I've ever seen...) but I figured it had to be some kind of Brit TV program...:D
A 70's classic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catweazle

Episode 1 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4362wk
...it was shown here in early '86, was 6 yrs old - title was translated (poetic licence) as "Magician By Mistake"...
And for some obscure childish reason - i recall that he scared me!!! :lol:

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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by MrEen » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:53 pm

thx-1138 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:39 am
i recall that he scared me!!!
How appropriate! :wink:

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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by BG405 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:28 pm

MrEen wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:53 pm
thx-1138 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:39 am
i recall that he scared me!!!
How appropriate! :wink:
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Arch_Enemy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:34 pm

smurphos wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:01 am
Arch_Enemy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:39 pm
We never got that one here in the States (at least not that I've ever seen...) but I figured it had to be some kind of Brit TV program...:D
A 70's classic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catweazle

Episode 1 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4362wk
Thanks! I'll check it out.
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Portreve » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:18 pm

smurphos wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:01 am
Arch_Enemy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:39 pm
We never got that one here in the States (at least not that I've ever seen...) but I figured it had to be some kind of Brit TV program...:D
A 70's classic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catweazle

Episode 1 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4362wk
It's quite cool.

BTW, what particular dialect of UK English so the father and son speak? I take it to be rural. Also, it's interesting to hear them use a very distinctly Germanic way of telling time: "half nine".
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by BG405 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 pm

Portreve wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Also, it's interesting to hear them use a very distinctly Germanic way of telling time: "half nine".
Common usage in England. Although by "half nine" we mean "half past nine" whereas in Germany that would mean "half to nine". :)
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Pjotr » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:14 am

BG405 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 pm
whereas in Germany that would mean "half to nine". :)
And in The Netherlands as well. :mrgreen:

Actually I think that both meanings (past/to) are Germanic in origin. I wonder what's it like in the other Germanic language that influenced English: Danish?
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Flemur » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:47 am

BG405 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Common usage in England. Although by "half nine" we mean "half past nine" whereas in Germany that would mean "half to nine". :)
I saw that from the Irish girlfriend on "Boardwalk Empire" ... "half three" = 3:30.

So I started saying stuff like "two-thirds three" for 3:40 or "one-sixth three" for 3:10, until I was threatened with bodily harm.
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Benedetto » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:50 pm

The 11th. century, which is the time that Catweazel apparently lived, the language spoken would be old English very much based on Anglo-Saxon. The Norman influence had not got deeply rooted into English at that time and Catweazel, who looks a serf, most likely knew little Norman French. :lol:
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Faust » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:59 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:14 am
..... I wonder what's it like in the other Germanic language that influenced English: Danish?
Norse , that would be my guess .
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Re: Catweazel - over and out

Post by Arch_Enemy » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:06 pm

Flemur wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:47 am
BG405 wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Common usage in England. Although by "half nine" we mean "half past nine" whereas in Germany that would mean "half to nine". :)
I saw that from the Irish girlfriend on "Boardwalk Empire" ... "half three" = 3:30.

So I started saying stuff like "two-thirds three" for 3:40 or "one-sixth three" for 3:10, until I was threatened with bodily harm.
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One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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