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You would just tell people that your birthday party is on Saturday.

I would add to that, as follows:
"I'm having my birthday party on Saturday, and celebrating through into Sunday - which is, of course, my actual birthday."
It's stuff like this that makes a translator's job interesting.

That and the willingness to intensify...

Redwine
Hamburg
(previously: Berlin, Northants, Derbs, Staffs, NSW, Tasmania, Melbourne, rural Victoria, in that and many other orders)
Wot? I thought Walt was cryogenically frozen and has not yet died. (Hi Donna!)

He and Ted Williams are communicating telepathically in the sub-ether. I've tuned in, but it's hard to follow. Disney seems to want hitting instruction, and Ted is trying to channel Long John Silver.

I've heard that much of the enormous amount of power needed to run Disneyland is generated by Walt, spinning in his grave.

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He and Ted Williams are communicating telepathically in the sub-ether. ... instruction, and Ted is trying to channel Long John Silver.

I've heard that much of the enormous amount of power needed to run Disneyland is generated by Walt, spinning in his grave.

Nah. Just like Areff said - Walt Disney is in suspended animation.

David (geddit?)
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Tokyo, for a short while; I could murder a chocolate biscuit. Without raw fish on the side.
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I must have been misgoogled.

Carroll was there first, but Disney took a brief colloquy and blew it into a major production number (complete with ... lot just for Fantasia* or *Dumbo), but the studio has hijacked a lot of our culture for its own profit.

What they did to the Jungle Books and Winnie-the-Pooh really ought to be stigmatized by some article in the criminal code. I mean, you can 'temporarily murder' Shakespeare without actually killing him; but these other plants are more sensitive.
No law short of Sovietism could prevent this, and I know it's a price which must be paid, but I think Disney and his heirs and successors must also bear a heavy burden of guilt for the damage they've done to America's image. Eminem and such-like small fry are soon lived down, but I might be able to argue that the Disney studio has done its country as much harm as certain major political villains.

Mike.
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Interesting. Moving into ex-girlfrend territory, the father of one of mine always gave the children's mother flowers on their birthdays. Another one, post-second-marriage, used to give her children small presents on one another's birthdays: I made a move toward introducing this custom among my own brood, and was surprised to find that they thought it was "stupid".
OT: I've just bought myself an unbirthday present, in the shape of a long-desired genuine Panama hat. Would you believe it set me back *seventy-nine pounds ninety-five*?
Mike.
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Interesting. Moving into ex-girlfrend territory, the father of one of mine always gave the children's mother flowers on their ... move toward introducing this custom among my own brood, and was surprised to find that they thought it was "stupid".

That just makes me wonder... both of those traditions fit exactly into the life of my ex-girlfriend. Was she both of yours mentioned?
OT: I've just bought myself an unbirthday present, in the shape of a long-desired genuine Panama hat. Would you believe it set me back *seventy-nine pounds ninety-five*?

Oh yes, I would believe that. My Akubra (albeit a limited edition) cost somewhat more than that.

Redwine
Hamburg
(previously: Berlin, Northants, Derbs, Staffs, NSW, Tasmania, Melbourne, rural Victoria, in that and many other orders)
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My Akubra

Sounds painful. Have you seen a doctor about that? Might explain your movements Wednesday last...

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Interesting. Moving into ex-girlfrend territory, the father of one of mine always gave the children's mother flowers on their ... move toward introducing this custom among my own brood, and was surprised to find that they thought it was "stupid".

It seems to me that one of the most difficult things about growing old is the gradual disappearance of all those with whom you can share memories. There is no one left now who can share my mother's memories of my birth so I decided some time ago that I should give her a present on my birthday because it probably means more to her than to me, IYSWIM. By the same token, I have tried to persuade my children to buy *me* presents on their birthdays but they seem reluctant to do this.
OT: I've just bought myself an unbirthday present, in the shape of a long-desired genuine Panama hat. Would you believe it set me back *seventy-nine pounds ninety-five*?

Will you post a picture of you wearing it? Will it need a lot of care and maintenance?

Laura
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