OT - Father's Day in Argentina

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Carlos, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    Today (3rd Sunday of June) is Father's Day and I want to say Hello to all the
    fathers who hang around in this highly regarded newsgroup.
    Happy Father's Day to everyone!
    Carlos, Jun 15, 2008
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  2. Carlos

    Dennis Pack Guest

    Thank you. Have a great Father's Day.
    Dennis Pack, Jun 15, 2008
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  3. Indeed. Though I'll broaden it to simply parents. Living in a country where
    support for non-traditional marriage is both the law and the reality, it
    seems rather more appropriate. ;)

    I'm going to celebrate by spending the afternoon watching Tiger Woods win
    the US Open. I saw his amazing back nine yesterday and was simply in awe.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jun 15, 2008
  4. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    Down here we are watching Argentina vs Ecuador for the 2010 World Soccer
    Championship playoffs.
    Carlos, Jun 15, 2008
  5. Becoming a grandfather didn't bother me, but waking up one morning to the
    realization that I was married to a grandmother did!

    Have a great Fathers' Day, Carlos.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 15, 2008
  6. I'm watching USA v Barbados in a CONCACAF qualifyer.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 15, 2008
  7. Carlos

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Colin, Carlos - and all.

    I like the long title of Al Roker's book: If I Had Known They Were So Much
    Fun, I Would Have Had My Grandchildren First! ;<)

    We have only one son and one grandson, but they both came to wish me a Happy
    Father's Day.

    And, yes, Carlos, in the USA, we also celebrate the 3rd Sunday of June as
    Father's Day. (Although we always debate whether and where to place the
    apostrophe: Fathers Day? Father's Day? Fathers' Day? No, I don't want to
    debate that here, just make a note of it.)

    I hope you had a good one!

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
    R. C. White, Jun 16, 2008
  8. That's an intriguing debate, though. As someone who tries to 'dabble' in
    translations, the art of 'punctuation' is particularly tricky across
    languages - wouldn't this 'Apostrohe' matter be dependent on wether you are
    referring to one particular father's [Fathers' Day], or the general concept,

    Sorry, for prodding!

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Jun 16, 2008
  9. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    There is no ambiguity in Spanish, because it is singular: "Día del Padre"
    (Day of the Father) and we have no need for the apostrophe and the "s" for
    denoting pertenence.
    How does it sound in Danish?
    BTW: I saw the other day, in "Bio" Channel on DirecTV, the life of von
    Bülow, famous danish millionaire. Interesting guy...

    Carlos, Jun 16, 2008
  10. The Danish version also has no direct ambiguity, the general concept is
    handled pretty much the same as the specific one, although I do believe we
    should apply the apostrophe, to not have 'father' confused with 'minced
    meat', but I'm not sure that everybody really cares. We're a relaxed bunch,
    here - "Far's Dag" will convey the meaning and most of our vocals have an
    open sound so the first 'A' sounds like in the English "ahh!", while the
    second gets distorted by the following 'dumb' consonant' which ends the
    word in a 'Gutural Pressure' which the Danish language is unique in
    possessing among the human languages, I believe.

    Ah, Von Bülow - yes, he had an issue with the wife I remember, appart from
    that the world history is swarming with Danes without whom we would all
    still be feeling our way through eternal darkness! How many out there have
    heard of H.C. Ørsted? He discovered electromagnetism, and it is widely
    accepted that without his work all later discoveries in the field would
    never have been even dreamed about, because he persisted against the
    mainstream in a day when that was not a good idea if you wanted a career.
    Niels Bohr, you all know of, of course, but there are an endless row of
    others. It's funny, these things come in waves, at a certain time it is the
    Flemmish - at other times it is the French, German and Spanish or English,
    but us, up here in the dark and cold north we have our place in history
    too - not that I ever thought you would suspect otherwise!

    Tony. . .

    Tony Sperling, Jun 16, 2008
  11. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    The same applies to the "young" country Argentina.
    A guy named Biro invented the ball-tip pen, another one named Vucetich
    invented people's identification by their fingerprints!
    All of it happened here.
    And, of course, we have Carlos Gardel and Maradona.

    Carlos, Jun 17, 2008
  12. "Maradona" or "Madonna"? :)

    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 18, 2008
  13. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    That would be Maradona.
    The one that with "God's helping hand" scoread a goal against the Brits a
    bunch of years ago during a World Soccer Championship.
    :) :) :)
    Carlos, Jun 18, 2008
  14. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    You bet!
    But we are not misers and want to share our "abilities".
    Many of our young naughty boys (i.e."soccer players") have been exported
    (i.e.: "sold") to Europe (Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero, Carlos Tévez) so that
    you can learn from our "best practices".
    BTW, tonight is the night!
    Argentina vs Brazil for the championship playoffs.
    Carlos, Jun 18, 2008
  15. Yes, I watched that World Cup match back then. "If it wasn't your hand
    whose hand was it?" asked the reporter. "It must have been the hand of
    God." And such a look of innocence.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 18, 2008
  16. Rugby players also.

    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 18, 2008
  17. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    Sure, but they are not nasty little brats like their soccer siblings!
    And we have also done a good "export job" to the NBA, like "Manu" Ginóbili,
    Nocioni and others.

    Carlos, Jun 18, 2008
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