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Old 12-17-2007, 09:40 PM   #61
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Ok, so maybe it was misunderstood a bit..
Quid mean what
vos means you in plural
conferunt has many meanings. The one I intended was discuss or talk about
senes doesn't mean necessarily old. Senes is also the plural form of the noun senex, meaning old man
So literally I meant "What are you old men talking about?
Since this is a question, it doesn't follow the traditional word order and the person Im talking to/about, goes at the end instead of the begging. Same with the verb, it goes in the middle as opposed to the traditional middle...
Hope that made sense... I'm still a latin II student... still learning..
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:05 PM   #62
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Ok, so maybe it was misunderstood a bit..
Quid mean what
vos means you in plural
conferunt has many meanings. The one I intended was discuss or talk about
senes doesn't mean necessarily old. Senes is also the plural form of the noun senex, meaning old man
So literally I meant "What are you old men talking about?
Since this is a question, it doesn't follow the traditional word order and the person Im talking to/about, goes at the end instead of the begging. Same with the verb, it goes in the middle as opposed to the traditional middle...
Hope that made sense... I'm still a latin II student... still learning..

Obviously, we old men have no idea what we're talking about!
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:15 PM   #63
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As my last Latin was in 8th grade, which would be about 1965, I was forced to scramble, searching google for definitions!

I finally found help at version tracker, and downloaded a free app, interpres 1.3, which is somewhat limited, but gave me an idea of conferunt, but only vaguely.

quid and vos were pretty easy, and senes is related to the same base as senile, meaning old.

But conferunt was pretty confusionis!
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:13 PM   #64
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Hey... I said "MIGHT"

Might is right! At 70, I'm probably not the oldest member, but I've got to be in the top 10! Not too many of our regulars here graduated from high school in 1955.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:31 AM   #65
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Often, when at the cashier, and I'm told that the price of something will be something under $20 USD, I'll say, "Why that's the year I got out of high school!"

The looks I get are quite quizzical, especially when the price would be let's say, $17.38. Sometimes I get looks of true belief when the price is $19.38, or so.

And every blue moon, I'll get a great response from the person along the lines of, "My, you look so good for your age!"
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:30 PM   #66
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I think music and odors are perhaps the most evocative reminders of our past and hence of our present age.

I think that's another sign of age that you start accumulating songs that you just can't listen to due to the painful memories they invoke.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:31 PM   #67
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Been there, done that.....
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:28 PM   #68
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Im only 25 now, but I always feel that Im getting old, as I threw my back out this morning again
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:53 AM   #69
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You're really going to love old age, Jane55. Get that back fixed. The usual prescription is exercise. Strengthen the muscles.
As we oldies say, "if it still works, it hurts". I have posture-related pains that I've left too long. Now Voltaren and Ibuprofen are my friends.
There are other indications of hanging around too long, though.
Just bought a 1Terabyte HD in an enclosure for A$69. I'm the bunny who bought a Rodime 100Meg SCSI HD in an enclosure for $800 in the early '90's and thought it a bargain. At the computer club I was challenged to justify having all that storage on my IIgs.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:05 AM   #70
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I graduated from high school in 1953. NovaScotian and fazstp are right. I have a whole playlist of songs I can't listen to without a lump in my throat. And the smell of wood smoke brings the memory of me getting off the school bus one cold, winter day and walking up the driveway to the house.
"The echoes of faded music down the halls of time bring flashes of memories of other times and other places. Times when anything was possible and a surety inside me that I could do anything. My youth, with the indomitable spirit that exists in the untried, untested and as yet undefeated.
But, upon reflection of my life, having been defeated more than once or twice, my destiny may be more aptly compared to a piece of driftwood cast upon the ocean of life, without even the ability to comprehend, much less understand or alter the tides, the waves and the undercurrents of life."
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:09 AM   #71
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Good stuff, W.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:04 PM   #72
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"The echoes of faded music down the halls of time bring flashes of memories of other times and other places. Times when anything was possible and a surety inside me that I could do anything. My youth, with the indomitable spirit that exists in the untried, untested and as yet undefeated.
But, upon reflection of my life, having been defeated more than once or twice, my destiny may be more aptly compared to a piece of driftwood cast upon the ocean of life, without even the ability to comprehend, much less understand or alter the tides, the waves and the undercurrents of life."

Or to put it a little more succinctly;

"S**t happens"
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:25 PM   #73
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Or to put it a bit more elegantly in Latin: stercus accidit
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:45 PM   #74
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Into each life, some stercus must fall, eh?

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Old 12-04-2010, 04:45 PM   #75
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I turn 30 next week

and I got gray hairs now


getting old I guess
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:53 PM   #76
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Given that the youngest of my three kids is 42, TL..........
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:29 PM   #77
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"whole playlist of songs I can't listen to without a lump in my throat." Top of the list: American Trilogy by Elvis, and Unchained Melody by most anyone.
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Given that the youngest of my three kids is 42, TL..........

Well, at least 42 is the answer to life the universe and everything, right?
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:47 AM   #79
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"How old are you? All my friends say you're 42"
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:07 AM   #80
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Saw a birthday card long ago, on the front it said, "A little gray hair doesn't mean you're getting older..."

On the inside, it said, "... unless it's on your children!"
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