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Post by Paulus II » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:32 pm

Reb,

The chance of you writing a story called Flower War about an Aztec Demon and not knowing such a war really existed......meant to capture warriors to sacrifice...... :shock: ......in order to pacifiy their personal inner demons expressed in their bloodlusting gods 8)
Some higher power must be at work there to have put that idea into your head.
Better re-write that story Reb. ASAP :!:

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Post by Paulus II » Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:34 pm

"The Cod II with a seventeen pounder"

Cod II or King Cod?????

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:39 pm

Paulus II wrote:Cod II or King Cod?????
The proper name for that was the Cod II. The Weirmacht never referred to it as the King Cod.
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Post by Paulus II » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:45 am

The proper name for that was the Cod II
Hmmm, I beg to differ Tom. 'Kabeljau II' sounds more German than 'Cod II' doesn't it :wink:

The Allies could refer to it as King Cod though :D

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:55 am

I was referring, of course, to proper translations of the correct name... :roll:





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Post by Reb » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:58 am

Paulus

My story popped out of a nightware I had where all the ugly fighting in central America had called forth something best left unsummoned!

I read too much HP Lovecraft as a kid! :D

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Naming tanks after fish

Post by John Kilmartin » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:07 am

I can just imagine an instructor somewhere coming up with something like this:
To take out a Turbot
You target its turret
However to hurt a Halibut
You must put a hole in its hull
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Post by Michael Avanzini » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:27 am

Well I 'll try for the missed ones

1. Waterloo
2. Hiroshima
3. England and Iceland

4. The Tank
5. Cornwallis
6. Hornet, Enterprise and Yorktown

7. The Boxer Rebellion (55 days in Peking)
8. Hastings
9. Yom Kippur War

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Post by phylo_roadking » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:50 am

You're forgetting that famous Soviet "maskirovka" Decoy Tank...the Red Herring.....
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Post by Tom Houlihan » Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:24 pm

phylo_roadking wrote:You're forgetting that famous Soviet "maskirovka" Decoy Tank...the Red Herring.....
Oh, gawd...

Michael just aced it!
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Post by Reb » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:10 pm

The only thing that will stop tanks like those are, what else? Swordfish bombers! :D

Walks off humming "We're off to sink the Bismarck..."

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:27 pm

And the net result of this thread is?

You lot are in-seine...
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Post by Paulus II » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:59 pm

You lot are in-seine...
Geography lesson nr. 1:

The Seine is in France.
I am in Holland.

Therefore, I am not in-seine but in-tolerant.
Please note the difference there :D :D :D

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:38 am

And where exactly is Tolerant?
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Post by Paulus II » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:40 am

Tolerant used to be all over the place in this here little country. Times are changing though.
We now even have a politician that wants the Koran to be banned because it incites hate. Just like Mein Kampf according to him. By now he is as against Muslims as the Nazi's were against Jews. Maybe one of these days he will want himself banned.
Holland is tolerant no more, getting more in-seine by the day :(

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