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Forum: Social Studies 10 September 2014, 03:22 AM
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Posted By ganzfeld
Royalty So, the chicken and egg question with...

So, the chicken and egg question with prince/principality. Prince probably comes from Latin for 'first' and predates the word principality. So it's not so much that 'rulers of principalities are...
Forum: Social Studies 09 September 2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon05 Aren't Basílissa, Basíleia, Basilís, and...

Aren't Basílissa, Basíleia, Basilís, and Basilinna female forms of Basileus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basileus)? They certainly don't seem to mean 'wife of Basileus'.
Forum: Social Studies 09 September 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By ganzfeld
Royalty In most Indo-European languages the word for...

In most Indo-European languages the word for queen is simply a female form of the word king. English and the Scandinavian languages are exceptions to this.
Forum: Social Studies 20 December 2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By ganzfeld
Word.  

Word.  
Forum: Social Studies 19 December 2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By ganzfeld
So by that logic Jimmy Savile should be given a...

So by that logic Jimmy Savile should be given a pass because whatever he did it caused no "incident" for decades. Uh-huh. Bullspit.
Forum: Social Studies 19 December 2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By ganzfeld
Exactly this. People in positions of power (and...

Exactly this. People in positions of power (and being in the mass media certainly qualifies) should embroider it and frame it on the wall in some kind of pithy saying that I can't think of just now....
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By ganzfeld
Wow, the more I learn about these two...

Wow, the more I learn about these two "pranksters" the more I wonder why they have been allowed near a microphone again and again after doing things much worse than the one they're currently so...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By ganzfeld
I've never blamed anyone for any suicide. As far...

I've never blamed anyone for any suicide. As far as I can tell, no one here has in this case, either. Regardless of your feelings on this case, I think you have to admit that if one makes a prank...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By ganzfeld
It's often difficult to tell whether suicides of...

It's often difficult to tell whether suicides of people who have allegedly been subject to abuse are due to the alleged abuse, even when they leave explicit explanations. So it would be wrong to...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By ganzfeld
Soapbox People in broadcasting are in a position of...

People in broadcasting are in a position of power, just like a teacher or a priest or a civil servant, etc. Using ordinary people, without their permission, for the entertainment of others is the...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,845
Posted By ganzfeld
Icon07 No. They aren't funny for one thing.

No. They aren't funny for one thing.
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