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Forum: Forum Admin and News 12th November 2010, 11:01 PM
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Posted By DiabloScott
Hey, it still works!

Hey, it still works!
Forum: Forum Admin and News 12th November 2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 79,244
Posted By DiabloScott
Thank you so much Ben and Marina. Actually this...

Thank you so much Ben and Marina. Actually this comes at the perfect time because I've decided I've had enough castellano and shall move on to studying galego now! ;)

Dos besos.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 22nd May 2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,108
Posted By DiabloScott
Fascinating! Thanks. They used to sell them in...

Fascinating! Thanks. They used to sell them in the USA but no longer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeJGXyqsBNQ
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 25th February 2009, 08:54 PM
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Views: 11,024
Posted By DiabloScott
I like bull fights. It's about the most exciting...

I like bull fights. It's about the most exciting thing I have ever watched and I admire the bravery of those toreros getting so close to those huge beasts who would be happy to gore them to death.
...
Forum: Notes from Spain Podcast Comments 8th January 2009, 07:24 AM
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Posted By DiabloScott
Right on Ben. Your "slice of life" and bits...

Right on Ben.

Your "slice of life" and bits of personal culture shock stories are exactly what makes your work fun for the rest of us.

I especially like the local view on regional...
Forum: Geek's Corner 1st January 2009, 11:28 PM
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Posted By DiabloScott
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/SV0qr4-kaTI/AAAA...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_hSZo5vjiPmQ/SV0qr4-kaTI/AAAAAAAAE4U/PomSk3IKJNw/s800/P1010016.JPG

New Year Day on Mount Diablo... foggy below 1500ft.
Forum: En Español, ¿Hablamos? 31st December 2008, 10:25 PM
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Views: 6,413
Posted By DiabloScott
¿Hay en qualquier sitio del red un video o MP3 de...

¿Hay en qualquier sitio del red un video o MP3 de las campanadas del Puerto del Sol? Tengo listas las uvas, pero no tengo reloj con campanas.

Mejor ya... uno de nuestros amigos madrileños las...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 22nd December 2008, 10:47 PM
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Views: 2,101
Posted By DiabloScott
El Gordo

Somehow I seem to have won without buying a decimo or anything! So far I haven't figured out which e-mail to click on.

Estimado cliente
Eres uno de los felices ganadores del premio de...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 16th December 2008, 11:09 PM
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Views: 2,309
Posted By DiabloScott
"To mar" means to make ugly, usually used in a...

"To mar" means to make ugly, usually used in a more literal sense like with grafitti. My dictionary says "estropear".

So the scowling and sneering doesn't change the color of their pale faces,...
Forum: Geek's Corner 13th December 2008, 03:20 AM
Replies: 14
;-)
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Posted By DiabloScott
Wal-Mart tried to trademark the yellow smiley...

Wal-Mart tried to trademark the yellow smiley face... the limits of stupidity too are unknown... at least they were denied.
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 10th December 2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,871
Posted By DiabloScott
It's very hard to leave urban life for the...

It's very hard to leave urban life for the country. Sounds like you want a city smaller than Madrid.

I nominate Burgos for your consideration.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 3rd December 2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,220
Posted By DiabloScott
Y hay moros en la costa. :o

Y hay moros en la costa. :o
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 20th November 2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,953
Posted By DiabloScott
You have confused "not believing" with...

You have confused "not believing" with "disbelieving". No faith at all required for the former.

I'd like to help with the translations too but I doubt my abilities.
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 18th November 2008, 06:49 PM
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Views: 2,319
Posted By DiabloScott
Zdrastvuyete Lisena. Ochin priyatnya. ...

Zdrastvuyete Lisena. Ochin priyatnya.

Yzvenytsya, ya ochin ploxa govoryu po-russki. :D
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 17th November 2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,627
Posted By DiabloScott
I remember writing dates with the month in Roman...

I remember writing dates with the month in Roman Numerals so that it was absolutely clear which number was which - for instance November 17, 2008 would be written 17-XI-2008. Is this still common?
Forum: Forum Admin and News 17th November 2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,232
Posted By DiabloScott
I think it's about time he establish a Facebook...

I think it's about time he establish a Facebook account so we can write on his wall.
Forum: Learning Spanish 12th November 2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,663
Posted By DiabloScott
Oh don't apologize! I'm here to learn as well...

Oh don't apologize! I'm here to learn as well and I appreciate your response.

My impression though was that I really hadn't heard phrases such as "te quiero visitar" very much even in...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 11th November 2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,320
Posted By DiabloScott
Is that irony? I don't get it.

Is that irony? I don't get it.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 11th November 2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,320
Posted By DiabloScott
I could never get myself to watch the American...

I could never get myself to watch the American version of The Office after having been a fan of the British version - no one could possibly be as pathetic a character as Ricky was.

Also noted...
Forum: Learning Spanish 11th November 2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,663
Posted By DiabloScott
Really? Te quiero hacer una pregunta sounds...

Really? Te quiero hacer una pregunta sounds awkward. For most verbs I'd agree with you but "te quiero" always sounds to me like "I love you".
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 25th October 2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,566
Posted By DiabloScott
I saw their father Paquirri in Burgos, he was...

I saw their father Paquirri in Burgos, he was really really good. I stopped following bull fights and hadn't heard that he died in the ring (24 years ago now) until earlier this year.

I grew up...
Forum: Learning Spanish 22nd October 2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,528
Posted By DiabloScott
By "the concept" I presume you mean videos...

By "the concept" I presume you mean videos instead of podcasts. No doubt there are advantages to video for some learners, watching you and Marina interact makes things more personal and interesting....
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 17th October 2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,140
Posted By DiabloScott
I don't expect to get fluent, I study a lot of...

I don't expect to get fluent, I study a lot of languages just enough to show off a little.

But I'm a wielrennen fan and I love all the Flemish cycling races and history so it makes me feel a...
Forum: A nice place for new members to say hello 17th October 2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,140
Posted By DiabloScott
I told a friend I was learning Dutch and she said...

I told a friend I was learning Dutch and she said "What for? - the Dutch speak the best English in Europe."

Angenaam kennis met u te makken Mieke.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th October 2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,373
Posted By DiabloScott
And they named a damned fine brandy after him too.

And they named a damned fine brandy after him too.
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