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Random Raves Fifty-one: Anticipation of Joy!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Birdjaguar, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. really

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    Just looked it up, neither of my kids have saints names as it happens, its not a thing in Ireland as there are too many random Irish first names.
     
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  2. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Maybe they tie in some way to saint names? I mean no saint was called Aristoteles either, while many greek people are.

    edit: google proves me wrong: there is a St. Aristoteles, and that is when those people have their name day... (there is a megalomartyr Plato too...)
    Still, a few ancient greek names wouldn't have a saint. There are some in a bulk group, including Prometheus, Sophocles, Homer etc (in the early centuries of christianity those names apparently were relatively common :dunno: )
     
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  3. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    We have a Marian feast every day in Catholicism, actually.
     
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    Okay so every day is now Mary Day :D
     
  5. Arakhor

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    I was born on a particularly infamous saint's day, so my birthday has always been my saint's day of choice, given that I'm not actually Trinitarian and there are apparently two saints with my forename.
     
  6. Kyriakos

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    St. Cromwell's? :p
     
  7. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Due to the censored word, I take it you did this writing in the bathroom?

    (sorry, couldn't resist... :hide: )

    Well, you did muse about possibly emigrating to Canada, so that takes care of the departing for the wilderness aspect. I'd disagree about the expression, though, since your avatar has had that slight little imperial smile for years now. :mischief:
     
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    As far as I know, no member of the Cromwell family was ever canonised.
     
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    You'd just as soon see a member of the Trump family canonized ...
     
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    Plz don't give anyone ideas
     
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    St. Bartholomew? He's not infamous, I don't think, but his day is.
     
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    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    So, I have no idea what the etymology of my name is. Some sources say it might be Welsh derived for village/house, but I've also heard it might be Gothic derived. So I dunno.

    Oliver Cromwell brought the traditional English pastime of persecuting the papists to a whole new level.

    I don't think the Pope would be open to such a process.
    Spoiler size :

    Trump Pope.png
     
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    Why are Ivanka and Melania dressed as widows??
     
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    It's traditional to wear very conservative clothing when going to the Vatican, especially when meeting the big-hat guy.
     
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    I honestly thought somebody died when I saw that picture.....
     
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    Depends on the Pope. I wonder if Rat-zinger and Trump would have shared the same views of who constitutes "very fine people."
     
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    The hinge to my laptop was breaking. I returned it to where I bought it. They said they'd have to return it to the techs in Cebu City, a covid hotbed, and it take about a month. :eek: I took it to our local place and the tech there said that was the was to go so as not to void the warrantee. :nono:
    Bah, I need my laptop so I :splat: prevailed upon him to fix it. Less than a day later, at a cost of $8, it's all better. :dance:
     
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    John Paul II certainly would
     
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    I finished my paper!
     
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    That's a huge relieved.
     

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