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Post by Archived Topic » Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:39 pm

Duz ne1 know the origin of the word umbrella?
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:53 pm

Duzz 1no the word "dictionary?" Detoe 2 ur 4mer 2 ?'s.
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:08 pm

Is that a joke ? I mean the question, of course !
A possible answer could be rain....
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:22 pm

We could also pose the question: Which came first? The rain or the umbrella. hélène: How are you adjusting to the lowercase world? Are people accepting your change in status? Do you feel comfortable with it? I am thinking of using all lowercase letters for my middle name!
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:37 pm

What is your middle name, Leif? I think you should change the spelling of your last name to be "...sEn" then you could claim museums and restaurants in your honor in Copenhagen.
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:51 pm

Drat! WWLand is acting up again. My previous post has gotten eaten or intercepted by a gobelin. We'll see if this gets through. Kerri: Don't forget the Lions of Lucerne. Your idea has appeal. thorvaldsEn? I was toying with tHoRvAlDsOn. As to my middle name I was thinking using it thusly (adding even more class to an already class act):
l. oTTo thorvaldson. Or maybe l. OttO. Or maybe I'll just become known as the Word Wiz formerly known as leif.
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:05 pm

Yes, we were trying to be just hilarious...
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:20 pm

You Otto know better, Leif!
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:34 pm

As far as rain and umbrellas are concerned, in my place they would say rain came first...People are so wicked, aren't they?
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Post by Archived Reply » Mon Apr 05, 2004 10:49 pm

the derivation of the word "umber" is shadow, or cloudy....rain
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Post by anderalex » Mon May 31, 2010 12:27 pm

The umbrella is known primarily as a device to keep people dry in rain or snow. The original purpose was to shade a person from the sun. The umbra is Latin for "shade", a function that is still reflected in the word "parasol". A smaller-sized umbrella used primarily by women.
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