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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark CMG
    I guess the most obvious being that barbarians is a term used about others?
    Pardon, but I veiw this as a silly quibble over semantics.

    Let's cut our the cultiral relativism crap when discussing historical actualities, eh? The Romans were hightly trained and organized, the tribes on the fringe of their empire were not. They were, in fact, barbaric in regards their pollity, society, organizational skills, and technology, assuming that barbaric means primitive in comparison to another culture.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    Pardon, but I veiw this as a silly quibble over semantics.

    Alternately, one could view it as a humorous quip as it was intended. Touchy, today, Poppa G?

    They say that the sense of humor is the second thing to go . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark CMG
    Alternately, one could view it as a humorous quip as it was intended. Touchy, today, Poppa G?

    They say that the sense of humor is the second thing to go . . .
    Pfui!

    As your "quip" was posted immediately following Ron's:
    I am pretty sure the Romans and the Barbarians have significantly different opinions regarding their own armies.
    It seemed something less than humorous, rather more akin to a seconding of the questionable observation.

    As for lacking or losing a sense of humor, I put up with all this, don't I?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    Pfui!

    As your "quip" was posted immediately following Ron's: (insert quote here - ed)

    It seemed something less than humorous, rather more akin to a seconding of the questionable observation.

    Naturally, the humorous quip about how they refer to themselves follows a line about how they refer to themselves. It would otherwise be non sequiturious, if I may wax Gygaxian. So, as I said, it was a humorous quip. If you cannot take me at my word . . .


    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    As for lacking or losing a sense of humor, I put up with all this, don't I?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark CMG
    Naturally, the humorous quip about how they refer to themselves follows a line about how they refer to themselves. It would otherwise be non sequiturious, if I may wax Gygaxian. So, as I said, it was a humorous quip. If you cannot take me at my word . . .
    Which does not in any way counter my observation that your comment would logically be viewed as supporting the one immediately prior to it in regards barbarians. After all, who cares who refers to whom as a barbarian? The context was entirely different and quite accurate in regards civilized organization and lack thereof in military performance.

    That said, I did not question your veracity in regards the spirit in which you made the comment, only explained why I responded as I did

    You have some better days than others, it would seem, as do we all.
    That, sir, is a judgement that is perforce highly subjective. I am never overly tolerant of banalities, as they waste my time and others as well.

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    So,

    How 'bout dem Bears, Gary? Good defense this year, and that Urlacher is a monster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    That is ex post facto, Henry, not to mention some judge fudging with the ent
    Sounds like hocus pocus to me . . .

    Though perhaps this is not the best time to attempt to launch a pun-like celebration of lingua latina as it has seeped into our barbaric tongue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Col_Pladoh
    That said, I did not question your veracity (. . .)
    Apology accepted. [/Colbert]
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghul
    So,

    How 'bout dem Bears, Gary? Good defense this year, and that Urlacher is a monster!

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    Indeed!

    The real test comes tomorrow aganst those rotten Vikings I am relatively sure that the Bears will win, but I am hoping for a shutout or a low score 3, 6, or 7 points for the Viks

    It was a shame that the Lions managed to get a touchdown...

    As if I got paid for Bears wins.

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    Indeed!

    The real test comes tomorrow aganst those rotten Vikings I am relatively sure that the Bears will win, but I am hoping for a shutout or a low score 3, 6, or 7 points for the Viks

    It was a shame that the Lions managed to get a touchdown...

    As if I got paid for Bears wins.

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