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Andy
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Post by Andy » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:48 am

not really knowledge, but its ace. what advert is this based on???
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Post by Fuzzy Wonky » Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:46 pm

Have you ever seen this one? The squares marked A and B are the same shade of gray! :shock:
http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelso ... on4med.jpg
Hard to believe? Check it here:
http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelso ... of4med.jpg
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Post by Old Man Johnson » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:36 pm

My eyes...they sting...
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Post by ima_gnu » Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:48 am

unreal.
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Post by Fighter_Ace » Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:51 am

I remember seeing that one somewhere before! It sure put me in a whole new frame of mind! Totally awesome, Fuzzy_Wonky! Outta this world!


I haven't tried printing and putting this little guy together yet... but just watching the video makes me totally wonder!
Andy wrote:not really knowledge, but its ace.
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Post by Bob Janova » Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:39 pm

I've seen something like that dragon before. It's a very cool piece of fooling the mind, though.

And a knowledge question for you, to get back on track:
In the 1999 Champions' League final, Solskjaer and Sheringham scored two goals in a dramatic last five minutes to win it for Manchester Utd, in one of the most incredible turnarounds in the competition's history (at least until Liverpool's win last year). But who scored Bayern's goal?

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Post by Old Man Johnson » Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:55 am

Er...I don't know about soccer so I'll just ask another question:

What is a participle used for in English? And what exactly is it?
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Post by ima_gnu » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:58 am

another word for tense :roll: I think. Like, past participle = past tense? I'm pretty sure.
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Post by TheKangaroo » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:44 pm

Not exactly if I remember correctly. But you need a past participle to form a perfect tense or something like that. (e.g.: I have thrown the ball.) Well, guess I'm saying pretty senseless things again.

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Post by Guest » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:38 am

useless trivia question:

if you drink a gallon or so of salt water you die
or get super sick(vomit)...

but i can dump a whole bunch a salt in
my soup and its not a problem...


why?

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Post by Andy » Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:47 pm

'cos of the water, due to osmosis a whole lot of water aint so good. im assuming you mean in one go, rather than over a week etc.


never heard of participles or perfect tenses' until i stated learning german, then i got hugely confused. still havent got a clue, TBH...
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Post by TheKangaroo » Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:49 pm

Don't learn German tenses, most Germans hardly know anything else than simple present anyway. (That's sad but true...)

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Post by ima_gnu » Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:58 pm

ya theres way too many tenses in German...I took it all the way up to Grade 12, and it just got bizarre at the end.
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Post by Fighter_Ace » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:31 pm

Old Man Johnson wrote: What is a participle used for in English? And what exactly is it?
Ohhhkeeyyyy, try to stay with me here *cracks knuckles*. In English, it, a participle, is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses. Verbs have a present participle and a past participle. Participles end in "-ing" or "-ed". If a participle has modifiers or complements, it is a participle phrase. A participle phrase may come before or after the word it modifies.


In this example, the participle phrase is in the present tense and is occurring at the same time as the verb itself.

Ex: "The students, studying the lesson carefully, tried to understand the subjunctive mood."

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There are three main forms of verbs. Those are: Simple, Progressive, and Emphatic. They occur in both the passive and active forms, except in the passive form, the emphatic does not because it would sound too awkward and illogical.

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Give the "present, past, future" tenses of the verb "help" using each of the three verb forms. Please use the active voice. 

(Extra points are given for also using the "perfect" tenses on each of the regular tenses.)
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Post by Garnier » Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:44 am

german is my favorite language

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