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Accident.

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So, I fell over, badly and ended up in hospital. The most apologetic doctor explained that there were no beds available and sent me home. I could barely walk. I fell over three times being led to the exit and sat in the car park waiting for Mrs. C to come and collect me. In the rain. Piss-wet through and freezing cold. Barely able to make it to the toilet, I repaired my urine bottle with cable ties and glue.

If anyone tells you the NHS is a wonder of the modern world, don't believe them.

I'm covered in bruises, concussed and not a happy chap. :(
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Sorry to hear it.

At least you've got us. :)
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Damn, AC, you seem to be falling over a lot lately, or falling out of chairs.

Been drinking a lot?

Is it cold in England at this time of year? It's still hotter than hell in Yokohama. Waiting for October when it finally cools down a bit.
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Groddeck, I think, said something about Humanity's first error being to try to stand erect.

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He also said we do not live but we are lived by the it.

Probably sounds a whole lot more profound in the original German. :BigGrin3:
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AC you need to stay off those rickety three-legged bar stools.
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Not that far away from Dawkins' idea that we are just vehicles for our genes.
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shemp wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:39 am AC you need to stay off those rickety three-legged bar stools.
I have bad hips, knees and a prolapsed disk in my lower back. Standing upright isn't easy. That's what years of landscaping does to you.
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Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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How did you fall?
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robinson wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:14 am How did you fall?
Hobbling to the shop after my PC chair fell to bits and dumped me on the deck.
Shit happens. The older you get, the more often shit happens. So you have to try not to give a shit even when you do. Because, if you give too many shits, you've created your own shit creek and there's no way out other than swimming through the shit. Oh, and fuck.
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I knew that fucking chair would get you! Get a lawyer and sue China!
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I’m sorry to hear this, and wish you well
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When you get old (which I am), falls are serious
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Well fuck, AC. Take it easy and heal up ferchrisfuckinsakes.
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Witness wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:40 am Not that far away from Dawkins' idea that we are just vehicles for our genes.
I'm not so sure about that.

How is this for a French translation? Am I at least grammatically correct? :)

Nous ne vivons pas, mais nous sommes vécus par le je ne sais quoi.
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asthmatic camel wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:17 am
robinson wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:14 am How did you fall?
Hobbling to the shop after my PC chair fell to bits and dumped me on the deck.
Wouldn't have happened with a proper English chair.

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Gee those look comfy. :)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:52 pm How is this for a French translation? Am I at least grammatically correct? :)

Nous ne vivons pas, mais nous sommes vécus par le je ne sais quoi.
Grammatically correct, but it would be "Nous ne vivons pas mais sommes vécus par le ça."
  • Comma before conjunction is debated, and seldom the case in short sentences (outside of stylistic mannerisms). But most French don't know how to use the comma anyway;
  • second "nous" would be implicit and dropped;
  • traditional translation of German Es is Ça. With "je ne sais quoi" you are in Jankélévitch territory:
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But it's actually an interesting option!


Ça is a contraction of cela, this thing over there, as opposed to ceci, this thing here. (Not to be confused with çà as in "courir çà et là", tu run here and there, similar to Italian di qua / di là.)

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So in French it's The Book of the That? :)
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Yep. :mrgreen:


And Groddeck would of course say that it's AC's naughty Es which made him stumble…