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« Reply #10320 on: March 10, 2018, 03:37:45 AM »
It seems weird to me that there are different names for countries in different languages. In some cases it seems to make sense -- I don't have a problem with dictionary words like "United States" being translated to "Estados Unidos" in Spanish -- but for countries that are an actual name, why do we come up with a different name? Why don't we just call Germany, Deutschland? Why do Spanish speakers call that country Alemania? That would be like if I went to another country and they were like, "Yeah, here we're going to call you Brian instead of Travis."

I just asked Google how Germany got it's name.

"From the Old High German diutisc meaning "of the people" (e.g. Deutschland). From Latin Germania, probably meaning "neighbor" (e.g. Germany). From the name of the Alemanni tribe (e.g. Allemagne). From the name of the Saxon tribe (e.g. Saksa).Jan 1, 2011"

Once again, the dead and increasingly irrelevant language of Latin is responsible for things that don't make any sense to us, in these linguistic discussions.

I know some people think it's trivial and don't care but I try to call countries/places what their own inhabitants call it. I just think that should be done, out of respect. If Ukrainians say that it's "Ukraine" then that's what I'm going to call it.

We say, "Moss-cow," whereas I've noticed Russians and other Europeans like my Scottish uncle, say "Moss-coh" and I've chosen to pronounce it as "Moss-coh" since I was probably 15, after realizing the difference in pronunciation.

Where did that unnecessary W at the end come from, anyway?
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« Reply #10321 on: March 10, 2018, 10:52:51 AM »
I spent 20 minutes deciding between a jalapeno cheddar bagel and an asiago bagel. I chose the former but am now second guessing the decision.

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« Reply #10322 on: March 10, 2018, 10:55:39 AM »
^ why not both? Lol

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« Reply #10323 on: March 10, 2018, 11:30:06 AM »
I wanted to but they're each about 400 calories... damn!

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« Reply #10324 on: March 10, 2018, 01:50:17 PM »
^^^ According to the CIA World Factbook, the US Department of State, the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World and the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use, The Gambia is one of only two countries whose self-standing short name for official use should begin with the word "The" - the other one being The Bahamas.

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« Reply #10325 on: March 10, 2018, 03:33:00 PM »
I spent 20 minutes deciding between a jalapeno cheddar bagel and an asiago bagel. I chose the former but am now second guessing the decision.

I'm really indecisive, too.

That's how I am at those fancy coke machines with the touch screen, where you can ultimately choose from like a thousand flavors. I go through all of them and think about mixing this and that but I always end up just getting Coke.

Whenever I'd go to Skyline Chili, they ask me if I need a menu and I say, "Yeah." I go through the whole menu and end up ordering a large 3-way every time.

I spent 20 minutes deciding between a jalapeno cheddar bagel and an asiago bagel. I chose the former but am now second guessing the decision.

You wrote that post while you were on the toilet  :D
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« Reply #10326 on: March 12, 2018, 06:46:53 PM »
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Is this required watching, at all, in Law School? If not, I'd argue that it should be. What an amazing scene, right? I'm surprised that it isn't more highly regarded in cinematic history.

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« Reply #10327 on: March 12, 2018, 07:00:05 PM »
That was just his opening statement before he was carried off!

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« Reply #10328 on: March 13, 2018, 10:47:09 AM »
It is not required haha, though we did watch it in our civil litigation clinic

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« Reply #10329 on: March 13, 2018, 10:50:55 AM »
It is not required haha, though we did watch it in our civil litigation clinic

Please tell me that My Cousin Vinny is required though.   ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #10330 on: March 13, 2018, 11:51:10 AM »
^Should be

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« Reply #10331 on: March 13, 2018, 02:13:15 PM »
It is not required haha, though we did watch it in our civil litigation clinic

Please tell me that My Cousin Vinny is required though.   ;D ;D ;D

LMAO. I love that movie.

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« Reply #10332 on: March 13, 2018, 04:06:35 PM »
So many great scenes from that movie, but this is one of the best (and a courtroom scene)....

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« Reply #10333 on: March 14, 2018, 04:24:41 AM »
Remember that ridiculous suit from he had to wear to court? lol


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« Reply #10334 on: March 15, 2018, 03:12:35 AM »
Speaking of court, I'm dealing with quite a family disaster.

One of my brothers just got an OVI... basically a DUI. They seem to change the acronym a lot. It's his second one so he was actually sentenced 20 days in jail. His charges and sentence seem really excessive to me but it happened in a podunk town in Lafayette County. Maybe that makes a difference,  I don't know. Looking online, in addition to OVI, unsafe vehicle (broken tail light) he also had a CCW charge from this incident, which is weird because I know for a fact he doesn't own a gun. The only thing I can think of is that he might have had a pocket-knife in his pocket that somehow qualifies as an illegal concealed weapon.

I'm going to have to pay his rent until he's out of jail so that all of his stuff isn't thrown to the curb.
He's already lost his job. It's crazy how drinking while driving can essentially just ruin your life. Honestly, I've driven many times after having a couple beers and I just didn't think much of it. Some cops will only nail you if you're clearly sh!tfaced and some cops will just try to get you on anything they possibly can, apparently.

They impounded his car and I've tried to get it out for him but the guy at the impound lot said my name would have to be on the title for me to get it out. I informed him that the person who owns it is in jail and by the time he gets out, he'll have racked up far more in storage fees than what the car is worth. I told him that car actually has a LOT of sentimental value, believe it or not, even though it's a clunker and I REALLY need to get it out for him before you end up junking the car. He told me that if I get ahold of the title and get him sign it over to me, then have it notarized, he'd give it to me. I said, 'how the hell do I have someone in jail sign a document and go get something notarized with them?' He goes, "there's a shady notary in town by the *******. They'll just give him a call and then stamp it." I said, 'again, HE'S IN JAIL.'

I don't want to have to worry about finding the title (though it may just be in his car,) switching the title to me and then back to him and paying all of those fees for switching the title back and forth.

If I have time tomorrow, for what it's worth, I'm going to print out the most all-inclusive Ohio Power of Attorney document, march up to the frickin' county jail, see if there's any way they're able to hand the document to him and let him know he's signing it to recover his car, then take said document signed by both of us to this alleged shady notary in town, where I'm going to have to go in there and be like, "LOOK... I was referred to you buy this impound lot guy and the other party isn't present..." Explain the whole situation and hope to God for a damn stamp.

Then take it to the impound lot.
 
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« Reply #10335 on: March 15, 2018, 03:33:37 AM »
I can't believe an impound lot owner informed me of a 'shady notary.' I've never dealt with this crap before.

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« Reply #10336 on: March 15, 2018, 02:11:41 PM »
Well, that was surprisingly easy, to get the car. I ended up going down there to the Sheriff's office and explained the whole ordeal and how I was trying to help my bro out. They just had to make a phone call to the local police department (across the street...) since they were the ones who arrested him, and the police department then made a phone call to the towing company, saying relinquish the vehicle to David; he's authorized. Man, I love small-town politics.
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« Reply #10337 on: March 15, 2018, 02:19:26 PM »
Well, that was surprisingly easy, to get the car. I ended up going down there to the Sheriff's office and explained the whole ordeal and how I was trying to help my bro out. They just had to make a phone call to the local police department (across the street...) since they were the ones who arrested him, and the police department then made a phone call to the towing company, saying relinquish the vehicle to David; he's authorized. Man, I love small-town politics.

I can't imagine that this was a unique circumstance.   I'd say it was the lot operator who was shady, looking to add a couple days of storage fees.   He may have been getting a kickback from the notary.

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« Reply #10338 on: March 15, 2018, 02:38:49 PM »
I'm sure that happens but I've gotten to know the guy and his son at the impound lot as well as the folks at the Fayette County Sherriff Station and local Police Dept. It's not about kickbacks. They probably all know each other, though.

First, I went to the impound lot to have a man-to-man conversation. They told me to go to the Sherriff's office, said they know the Sherriff and that their power is out but the Sherriff knows their cell phone number and just explain the situation, have them call the cell and say I'm permitted to leave with the car -  so I went down there and did that and that's essentially how it went down.

I guess if there's one thing I'm probably known for, it's my brutal honesty, being genuine and being able to relate to all people. Heh. I had a rough life and I had to learn how to be street smart. It comes in handy sometimes. I'm also just really respectful and nice (in real life... maybe not so much on this forum.) People appreciate that and believe me, it gets you so far in life.

If you put your balls on the table and come across with good intentions, there's actually moments in your life when a handshake and your word means just as much as a notarized Ohio Power of Attorney.
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« Reply #10339 on: March 16, 2018, 04:13:46 AM »
I just saw this clip posted on Facebook by one of my friends right after I spent the past couple of days dealing with my brother's aforementioned DUI nonsense so maybe that's why it's absolutely hilarious to me but I figured I'd share.

I took hip-hop and jazz dance lessons and I feel as though, even if I was drunk, I'd actually do well enough to pass as sober during this test.

This clip is really funny.



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« Reply #10340 on: March 16, 2018, 04:58:09 AM »
You're all probably sick of me ranting about the fiasco; I just want to say one last thing: I became a licensed minister almost instantly thanks to the internet and you should, too!

Despite visiting hours at a jail being limited to one day a week, they have to let you in anytime to talk to an inmate, if you're a licensed minister!

You get all sorts of special privileges when you're a minister. It's like having a gold pass at Kings Island. You can even get out of paying taxes!

If anyone on UO needs someone to marry them, holler at me.

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« Reply #10341 on: March 18, 2018, 06:43:26 PM »
NE Ohio Scanner
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Macedonia: IR-271 SB just North of SR-8, physical fight between motorists.

https://twitter.com/NEO_Scan/status/975470016601747457
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« Reply #10342 on: March 18, 2018, 06:47:37 PM »
No footage? Having to drive 271 near Macedonia is enough to make you want to fight, honestly.

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« Reply #10343 on: March 18, 2018, 08:23:48 PM »
I just saw this clip posted on Facebook by one of my friends right after I spent the past couple of days dealing with my brother's aforementioned DUI nonsense so maybe that's why it's absolutely hilarious to me but I figured I'd share.

I took hip-hop and jazz dance lessons and I feel as though, even if I was drunk, I'd actually do well enough to pass as sober during this test.

Think that was from "Reno 911". I loved watching that show.

This clip is really funny.





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« Reply #10344 on: March 18, 2018, 08:26:31 PM »
I just saw this clip posted on Facebook by one of my friends right after I spent the past couple of days dealing with my brother's aforementioned DUI nonsense so maybe that's why it's absolutely hilarious to me but I figured I'd share.

I took hip-hop and jazz dance lessons and I feel as though, even if I was drunk, I'd actually do well enough to pass as sober during this test.


This clip is really funny.




Think that was from "Reno 911". I loved watching that show.

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« Reply #10345 on: March 18, 2018, 09:13:04 PM »
I just saw this clip posted on Facebook by one of my friends right after I spent the past couple of days dealing with my brother's aforementioned DUI nonsense so maybe that's why it's absolutely hilarious to me but I figured I'd share.

I took hip-hop and jazz dance lessons and I feel as though, even if I was drunk, I'd actually do well enough to pass as sober during this test.


This clip is really funny.




Think that was from "Reno 911". I loved watching that show.


Yeah, it's from Reno 911. It seems like a really clever show. For some reason, I never bothered to see it.

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« Reply #10346 on: March 19, 2018, 09:53:38 AM »
I think I found where @YABO713 should hold his bachelor party...

Island resort offers cocaine, free alcohol and unlimited sex with prostitutes [VIDEO]
http://www.ravejungle.com/2017/10/07/island-resort-offers-cocaine-prostitutes/
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« Reply #10347 on: March 19, 2018, 10:19:25 AM »
I think I found where @YABO713 should hold his bachelor party...

Island resort offers cocaine, free alcohol and unlimited sex with prostitutes [VIDEO]
http://www.ravejungle.com/2017/10/07/island-resort-offers-cocaine-prostitutes/

Do they offer an all inclusive rate? ............. asking for a friend

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« Reply #10348 on: March 19, 2018, 11:42:35 AM »
Let the record reflect that I am not nor have I ever been a customer or duly designated representative of said company or its affiliates nor do I have business or personal relations to its current or former employees or representatives. :)
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« Reply #10349 on: March 19, 2018, 01:39:19 PM »
I think I found where @YABO713 should hold his bachelor party...

Island resort offers cocaine, free alcohol and unlimited sex with prostitutes [VIDEO]
http://www.ravejungle.com/2017/10/07/island-resort-offers-cocaine-prostitutes/

Well now we know where the 2016 debate negotiations were held.