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  • #16
    Originally posted by Gary Barnett View Post
    Very sharp, How, but funnier than this guy?
    What I love about Connolly is his delight in the absurdity of life and his incomparable ability to recount true - or trueish - stories. A great example:

    https://youtu.be/vHfllwAUdIM?t=139
    Kind regards, Sam Flynn

    "Suche Nullen"
    (F. Nietzsche)

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    • #17
      come

      Hello Howard, Gary, Gareth. Come, gentlemen, if you like bizarre, try the father of surreal humour--Ernie Kovacs.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tgjkq-xmO8

      Cheers.
      LC

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Lynn Cates View Post
        Hello Howard, Gary, Gareth. Come, gentlemen, if you like bizarre, try the father of surreal humour--Ernie Kovacs.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tgjkq-xmO8

        Cheers.
        LC
        Hilarious! Thanks Lynn.

        'Lady Chatterley's Louvre' is priceless.

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        • #19
          No words needed.


          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdi2rkX26BM

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          • #20
            Kovacs' life summed up :

            I was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1919 to a Hungarian couple. I've been smoking cigars ever since
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            • #21
              nise

              Hello Robert. Very nice.

              Cheers.
              LC

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              • #22
                Dravidian

                Hello Howard. Those Dravidian languages have that effect on you.

                Cheers.
                LC

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                • #23
                  LC:

                  Dravidians ? More like Finno-Ugric, pardner.
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                  • #24
                    Huckleberry the Finn

                    Hello Howard. Thanks.

                    No, Finno-Ugric is spoken by the Finns. Both it and Magyar (Hungarian) are Dravidian based languages and, along with Basque, are the ONLY three non Indo-European languages of Europe.

                    Cheers.
                    LC

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                    • #25
                      Lynn:

                      Where is it stated that Finno-Ugric languages are Dravidian based languages ?

                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finno-Ugric_languages
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                      • #26
                        competing hypotheses

                        Hello Howard. Thanks.

                        I see where you are coming from. After looking over some articles, I found that there is now an alternative hypothesis.

                        The original, explained to me by a colleague whose PhD was in linguistics, and her languages were Hindi and Malayalam, was that Hungarian was Dravidian based because of some of its words.

                        https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Categ...dian_languages

                        My colleague then pointed out to me (in 1995) that the Indo-European languages took off, whilst the Dravidian languages wilted.

                        I just found a recent article which challenged the notion that same words necessarily indicate derivation. Another possibility is that the similar word is the result of borrowing. (This is a well known phenomenon in a Romance language [Romanian] which has both Slavic and German "borrow words.")

                        So BOTH hypotheses explain the phenomenon.

                        But I think we can agree that Hungarian (Magyar) is non-Indo-European and also that it may have a common ancestor with Modern Finnish.

                        Cheers.
                        LC

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                        • #27
                          But I think we can agree that Hungarian (Magyar) is non-Indo-European and also that it may have a common ancestor with Modern Finnish.

                          Absolutely. No contention to that, LC.
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