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Posted: 30 August 2012 06:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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I can’t get my head around the fact that Cho said she could change in ten minutes!  You are an exceptional woman, Cho.  (But there - we knew that.)

BTW, with your knowledge of the ACW, the South and all that, you might be able to settle an old puzzle for me.  What is the derivation of the word, “antebellum”?  “Ante” usually means “post” or “after”, but after what?  On my several visits to the US, I have asked many people, but they all looked blank.  You could see them thinking,  “What’s this goddam Limey asking stoopid questions for?”

Thank you, Robert.  There’s a lot to do, I fear.

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Posted: 30 August 2012 07:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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skipper25 - 30 August 2012 06:31 AM

I can’t get my head around the fact that Cho said she could change in ten minutes!  You are an exceptional woman, Cho.  (But there - we knew that.)

BTW, with your knowledge of the ACW, the South and all that, you might be able to settle an old puzzle for me.  What is the derivation of the word, “antebellum”?  “Ante” usually means “post” or “after”, but after what?  On my several visits to the US, I have asked many people, but they all looked blank.  You could see them thinking,  “What’s this goddam Limey asking stoopid questions for?”

Thank you, Robert.  There’s a lot to do, I fear.


Antebellum actualy means Before a war, and does tend to be used most for the period before the ACW.    We tend to say Prewar.

Antebellum was firrst used in aorund 1862, ie a year after the ACW started, so you will find references like ” the antebellum plantations of Georgia” many of which were razed byt the infamous “March through Georgia” which was incidently written about in song by a British songwriter, recored in ENgland, although there were some American C&W stars on the concept album that was released, including Waylon Jennings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHcxTvBYjmM

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Posted: 30 August 2012 08:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Yup, ante means before: am, ante meridian = before noon; antedeluvian = before the flood.  I have always taken antebellum to refer, in particular, to prior to the US Civil War.

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Posted: 30 August 2012 10:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Thank you.  I stand corrected.  So we have “before” and not “after”.  So does “bellum” mean “war”?  Is that what you are saying?  Is it Latin?

BTW, the West wall of the suite has been rebuilt and inserted.

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Posted: 30 August 2012 12:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Yes, sorry Skipper, yes bellum equals war, and yes it is latin,. So when the Southereners, in particualr and the Americans in general refer to antebellum they are referring to the halycon days in the Southern States, before the Yankees, sorry the Northern States gradually grew to dominate politics and tried to impose change on the previously dominant Southern States.

In the same way as people of our age will refer to “The War” and “before the war”, meaning WW2, so do Americans refer to Antebellum as being before the ACW, which was the only war fought on “Sovereign” American territory.

The war of Independance cannot be considered as such, because prior the the war of Independance, there was no Sovereign American territory.

Now I am going to stop derailing your thread, and Come back to this great model that you are refurbishing.. It is looking really good, of course, but I am not certain about that I would want to stay in a room with a trap door, right inside the main door, nasty.

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Posted: 30 August 2012 12:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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chohole - 30 August 2012 12:24 PM

....but I am not certain about that I would want to stay in a room with a trap door, right inside the main door, nasty.

But think how handy that could be for your fast changes ... wink

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Posted: 30 August 2012 04:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Please do not apologise.  Speaking for myself, I enjoy chat as long as it does not degenerate into a flame war.  Besides, I did ask you and am very glad to have an old puzzle laid to rest.  Thank you.

I have placed a rebuilt wardrobe in the corner and although it looks as if there might be reversed normals there, so far I have not found them.  Mmmmmm.  You get a glimpse of the sliding panel in the back; I’ll place that tomorrow - plus the doors - and see how it looks then.

When Jimmy Saville was busy, I wrote saying that I wanted to stay the night in a haunted house, but nothing came of it.  cheese

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Posted: 30 August 2012 05:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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I nearly forgot - some idiot has been busy again at ShareCG and I have answered him.  Get over there and take a look.  It might give you a laugh.

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Posted: 30 August 2012 05:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Good one Skipper

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Posted: 31 August 2012 03:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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skipper25 - 30 August 2012 05:01 PM

I nearly forgot - some idiot has been busy again at ShareCG and I have answered him.  Get over there and take a look.  It might give you a laugh.

I think I was too late - can only see your response.

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Posted: 31 August 2012 03:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Yes - they’ve been clearing his posts for weeks now.  It was nothing important - just an idiot seeking attention.  I have asked ShareCG to clear it all.

(Later)  He’s back again, the poor lost soul.  And - oooh, he does smell!

(Later still)  You would have to be quick because ShareCG have cleared him again. I feel sorry for them - it gives them an awful lot of work.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 04:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Work continues along the west wall.  The doors have been added, a dressing table with mirror and a blanket chest.  (More texture by Tylo, TY.)  In the second pic it will be seen how the doors open, while the wardrobe back has been slid partly open.  Any poor girl fixing her makeup will find her seat sinking and taking her into the cellar with it.  The chest lid is open, showing that there is enough room inside for a body or skeleton, or perhaps a lurking assassin - it’s your story!

I should add that the mirror is a one-way so that the occupants of the room are under scrutiny from outside.  I will probably add ordinary mirrors to the wardrobe doors.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 05:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Oh this is such fun.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 06:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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Thank you.  I agree entirely.LOL

I have added mirrors to the wardrobe doors and laughed my socks off with the Dracula picture on the wall above the chest.  One may make him open and close his eyes (independently) or make them swivel to look at anything or nothing in particular.

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Posted: 02 September 2012 08:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Isn’t that more Frankenstein’s creature than Dracula? smile

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