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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:32 pm 
 

As long as we're quoting Monty...

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That piece of halibut was good enough for Jehovah.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:03 pm 
 

How many here are old enough to remember the furor over the Life of Brian?
I had to cross through a line of protesters from the local churches to get into the theater to see the movie..  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:05 pm 
 

When you crossed the picket line, you should have told them to go home....it's blessed are the "cheesemakers," not peacemakers.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:10 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:How many here are old enough to remember the furor over the Life of Brian?
I had to cross through a line of protesters from the local churches to get into the theater to see the movie..  :D


I remember the controversy well, although the protests weren't so bad here in Huntsville.  One popular Catholic priest even told us how he "laughed his ass off" (his words) at the movie.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:51 pm 
 

grodog wrote:Hold your ground, Scott, and don't give in to the Dark Side of dead-language reality:  after all, can we actually validate how the Romans pronounced any given word, back in the day (where's that 83rd level cleric to cast Speak with Dead for us?!) :D :D

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:13 pm 
 

Oh?  Now that's interesting.  Something that will resonate more with the general gamer might be nice, but given how well you've established the Acaeum "brand" and the lack of the site's connection to modern-day D&D (other than in name), I'm curious why you feel that the site needs to have more cowbell, per se?

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 4:15 pm 
 

FoulFoot wrote:It needs more cowbell.


A la Christopher Walken on Saturday Night Live?  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:39 pm 
 

"ay SEE um"

That is how I say it.


I think it is supposed to have an "uh" in there...like "uh SAY um"

Is the sea between Greece and Turkey supposed to be the "uh JAY en"?

I have always said, "ay GEE un"

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:56 pm 
 

FoulFoot wrote:Actually, I've decided to just go ahead and change the whole site name.  It needs more cowbell.

I'm sure you'll come up with a good one. Personally, I'd go with Gleemax ... unless that's already taken.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:00 pm 
 

Acaeumax?

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:03 pm 
 

Gleecaeum?


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:07 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Seriously, no one read the FAQ?  :) Foul's feelings are going to be hurt ...


Yah, I read it.

The Greek warriors who fought at Troy are referred to in the Iliad as "Achaeans" (a spelling which will vary by translation...mine is the Robert Fagles version).

"Achaeans" is usually pronounced "ay KEE uns"

Thus, substituting a lone "c" in "Acaeum" one should get: "ay SEE um"

Seems logical to me, unless I am mis-pronouncing "Achaeans" and it should be "ay KAY uns."  

Either way, the word does not seem to start with "uh."  Rather, it seems to demand an "ay."

People are starving in Darfur, by the way, so I apologize to them for weighing in on this topic.   :oops:


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:09 pm 
 

I'll throw my vote in with the "uh-KAY-um" folks. Even if it's wrong, it's what I've gotten used to.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:45 pm 
 

Seems logical to me, unless I am mis-pronouncing "Achaeans" and it should be "ay KAY uns."


That's how its supposed to be, so you're mispronouncing it, at least according to my professor when I was taking "Classical Mythology." Sort of how Zeus is pronounced more like "zoos." An Odysseus is not "Oh dis e us," but "Oh dee sues."


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:03 pm 
 

I say "ah-SEE-um," on the analogy of "encyclopaedia," "paediatrics," "archaeology," and "aetiology."   All Latin roots adoped into English.

  
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