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Sun, Sep. 3rd, 2006 | 12:19 am  slavezombie


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Don't you love listening to podcast news. Today I was listening to a segment analyzing the destruction left behind by hurricane Katrina. When this storm hit in August 2005, I remember pondering this question. How was New Orleans named? Jumbling the letters around, I tried to come up with any possible European connection to the term Orleans because surely, if there is a New Orleans, then there should be an old (or original) Orleans.
  Instead of researching the topic on the Internet, I concluded that the name must've been created using pig latin, or a half-cocked version of it. I came up with Eleanor, as in Eleanor of Aquitaine. It seems to me that pig latin for Eleanor could be Orlean, and since there aren't too many famous Eleanors in history—at least before the Louisiana Purchase was made, in 1803—I am content with my own silly answer.
  Just got through watching V for vendetta. I thought it was good. I have a tendency to enjoy films that have bits of history that I can ooh at. Guy Fawkes turns up a lot of text in Google.
  I still have eight exposures on my camera. Gees, I remember when I was more than enthusiastic to go around taking photos. Now, I swear, if it isn't a feeling that I'm being watched, then it's a sensation that I'll find myself at the center of a newsbreaking event (good or bad) in which I'll either become disoriented in what my subject is, or a cop, thinking I'm holding a pistol, will shoot me when I don't respond to commands to put the gun down. Vivid imaginations suck.


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...my own true Hollywood story....

webſite

from: annamaryse
date: Sun, Sep. 3, 2006 03:38 am (UTC)
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So did you ever get an answer to the question? Cuz like, there *is* a city called Orleans, in France.

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fluffyblanket

webſite

from: fluffyblanket
date: Sun, Sep. 3, 2006 11:10 am (UTC)
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You're right-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orl%C3%A9ans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans




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...my own true Hollywood story....

webſite

from: annamaryse
date: Sun, Sep. 3, 2006 11:37 am (UTC)
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But of course, oui oui, bien sur! We Cdns have knowledge of France that goes beyond what US residents usually get stuck with.... ;)

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fluffyblanket

webſite

from: fluffyblanket
date: Mon, Sep. 4, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
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D'accord!Vous avez raison,naturellement.

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...my own true Hollywood story....

webſite

from: annamaryse
date: Sun, Sep. 3, 2006 11:38 am (UTC)
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You live in Spain? Where? I used to live in Malaga.... :)

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fluffyblanket

webſite

from: fluffyblanket
date: Mon, Sep. 4, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
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¡ Muy interesante ! Vivo en Alicante.Después de oír "Malagueña",me gustaría visitar esa ciudad hermosísima. :)

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Bier de Stone

Oooh, home of Orléans Cathedral

from: slavezombie
date: Sun, Sep. 3, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
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  Is there really such a place. Thanx for the links. Perhaps I was in a deeper trance than I thought when I completely overlooked checking wikipedia for info on the French city. As far as getting an answer to my quest(ion), I honestly don't know what I would do without you girls.
  Is it me, or does my attempt to draw George Bush have a resemblance to Nancy Reagan?

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Bier de Stone

Steve Bell

from: slavezombie
date: Mon, Sep. 4, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the link. I like that style. Since his start in office, I've seen many monkey comparisons. That's a good lead and I'll keep it in mind next time.

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same

from: anonymous
date: Mon, Jan. 21, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
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Just testing it!
Wiki (http://www.wikipedia.org/)
wikipedia.org (http://www.wikipedia.org/)
http://www.wikipedia.org/

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