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David Ashton
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Re: Little figurines
David Ashton   9/18/2014 8:02:24 AM
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@Betajet I could not make your link work straight off, but if you use the german one it seems to:

http://www.inkognito.de/klappkarten/nach-themen/fantastik/13250/kd-rasenzwerge

(I wonder if they'd let Max keep his Hawaiian shirt?)

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AlanWinstanley   9/18/2014 7:23:49 AM
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Sorry to disappoint but all my figurines speak with a Yorkshire dialect (ask Max....)  They're all OO scale and pretty small. I have some OO cars as well.

I sprayed one motherboard with reddish stone-effect paint, with a model of the Mars Lander digging into the CPU. I have some Apollo figures too. Maybe a Victorian theme would work, or I wonder what an Amish or Shaker diorama would look like. Hmmm...

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betajet   9/15/2014 3:40:17 PM
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Max wrote: I don't care if you are the boss, I'm not wearing a gnome costume (again)!

As long as you don't end up like this:

www.inkognito.de/notecards/greeting-reasons/humour/13250/kd-garden-gnome

Click image to zoom in.

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Re: Different Dictionaries
mhrackin   9/15/2014 3:27:14 PM
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I know all about custom dictionaries.  However, since at least in "daytime" I'm using my employer's PC that I use for my paid work, I don't want to make changes that could result in embarassing errors in work product!  This is especially important since I am certainly among the world's lousiest typists.  It may take me a thorough proof-reading followed by 2 or 3 "post-edits" (thank you to the EET webmaster for adding this capability) to get to a clean copy of a post!

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Stargzer   9/15/2014 3:16:44 PM
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You can always add anything the Spiel Chucker trips over to your Custom Dictionary when its window pops up.

I've resisted adding "Warshington" to mine since that's my native-born DC prononciation, not a spelling.

I think Pennsylvania has several dialects all its own.  My wife is from Pittsburgh, and after all these years she still sometimes says "this needs cleaned" instead of "this needs cleaning" or "this needs to be cleaned."

Somewhere I have a copy of "Bawlamer," a compendium of Baltimorese.  To hear both the real thing and some imitations you can check out the HonFest for a Hon (think of Marge Simpson with a hair color other than blue).

"Surely thou art one of them; thy speech betrays thee."

 

[Curses! Foiled again by the foul filter or Earls]
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimorese
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HonFest
upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/HonFest_2010_1.jpg

 

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   9/15/2014 3:16:09 PM
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@kfield: Oh you'll be hearing about it.

I don't care if you are the boss, I'm not wearing a gnome costume (again)!

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kfield   9/15/2014 3:09:15 PM
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@maxthemagnificent "You have a gnome fairy garden? How come this is the first we've heard of this?"

Oh you'll be hearing about it.

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Max The Magnificent   9/15/2014 3:06:49 PM
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@kfield: These little figures look awesome for my gnome fairy garden!!

You have a gnome fairy garden? How come this is the first we've heard of this?

kfield
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Little figurines
kfield   9/15/2014 3:04:27 PM
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These little figures look awesome for my gnome fairy garden!!

mhrackin
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mhrackin   9/15/2014 1:57:20 PM
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Well, you'll have to take that up with Microsoft, as they don't offer that option (nor any of the dozen=-plus Southern US variants).

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