@Orange: I'll take a cup of that coffee! However, I am pretty sure there's no such thing as a happy
German vegetarian. No wurst? No
No braten? Das geht nicht!
@Lucid: Ha ha ha my friend, good try, but I'm not putting any more cards on the table here. You'll hear all about it during the debate.
Ashley has not instilled any fear in me., she has merely been cleverly maneuvered into making me a new avatar!
free range .. free range? ... ah, you've been reading the FCP. Good strategy but it won't help you that much.
There are times when I really wish I WERE a dragon. I could eat people who annoy me and be doing so many good things .. reducing overpopulation,
improving the gene pool, making the world a little better place .. But, alas, I am trapped in a human body.
I will u2u Semperfortis and tell him we are ready to debate and point out the parameters. It is up to you to u2u him also and tell him that you are
ready. Important note for new debaters
: In general for challenge matches, the facilitator (usually Semperfortis or Memory Shock) will not set
up the debate until he has a u2u from both
debaters indicating their agreement on topic and sides and readiness to proceed.
And no worries, we shall debate in English (Americanized English in my case.) I do speak German as a result of having been born (and raised until I
was 3) there, but not well enough to debate in it! I really admire people who speak 2 languages fluently. As an aside, there's some research that
indicates that people who learn a 2nd language before age 5 will have a higher IQ. It creates a whole "section" of pathways and connections that
other people won't even have - sort of like adding another circuit board to a computer.
@Mick: Hey, how about that for a 3-way or open ended debate? What's the best way to "head start" your kids?
@ADB: Well, at least in German words sound like they are spelled and vice versa, and we don't usually have one word meaning 5 different things
depending on "context."
@everyone: OT question. Is it okay to put moderators on your friends list? I mean, with our interactions here in FCP there are several of the mods
that I consider friends, although I still respect and obey them as Mods, but I was wondering about the relevant ATS etiquette (if there is any) of
adding some (but not all) Mods as your friends, and whether or not that might bother other Mods I have a cordial relationship with but aren't quite
And while I'm asking questions, how the heck did I get a 10,000 character limit for regular posts? I swear it used to be like 4000 or 5000 ....
edit to add:
@SchroDog: Now you got me wanting a Malzbier!!
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