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Stephen Coombs @stephanuscoombs Holmiae (in Suetia)

https://t.co/Bh3kyIKLdG Dorsetianus. Quondam Balliolensis. Europaeus. Non iam tenet mors atra clarum mortuum.

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@Lingoholics Either you accept the wide variation between individuals and their most effective learning strategies… https://t.co/AgE5Zig5HcThis is better than it looks. https://t.co/22T9TcjJpqI still love it when we first let the yeast go into the wagon 😁#traditionalbrewing #realale #supportpubs https://t.co/EotCujcsP3
Retweeted by Stephen Coombs"Jews won't be free until Palestinians are." If you think being pro-Jewish means being pro-Zionist YOU NEED TO WATC… https://t.co/aGP03udOWp @glendohergirl @rogerokeeffe @sand2drn @GrammarTable So you're objecting to something you brought up yourself, not… https://t.co/XLUbaqKYFk @glendohergirl @rogerokeeffe @sand2drn @GrammarTable I mentioned Romance. @glendohergirl @rogerokeeffe @sand2drn @GrammarTable Ils ont voyagé. Ils sont allés. There's no question of direct… https://t.co/rpdPIxEdPM @glendohergirl @rogerokeeffe @sand2drn @GrammarTable Read the thread. That point's been made. @chillicothe20 @samglasf Me (very ancient): I seem to remember 1950 as well as I remember now. @lyklaharpa @Giovanni_Lido @Tracinski One good thing (or idea) doesn't rule out another. @lyklaharpa @Giovanni_Lido @Tracinski If my grandfather said it when I was a boy it's not archaic where I'm concer… https://t.co/rdUrywZM1m @GrammarTable "Quadruped" is "drooped four times". @Giovanni_Lido @Tracinski I think I see - you mean "he dare" as indicative ... "He daren't tell you to your face."… https://t.co/xIgUZO8R4z @Giovanni_Lido @Tracinski Folks, Folks who need folks, Are the luckiest folks in the world. @Giovanni_Lido @Tracinski Was "dare" ever in jeopardy? @GermanAtPompey @elcourier @GermanEmbassy *North* Berwick is really, really, really north. About as north as you can get in polite company. @Giovanni_Lido @Tracinski And if I mightn't agree with you? I durstn't think <expression my uneducated grandfather… https://t.co/ZthYeyR6nv @brettyoung @GermanAtPompey All sans-serif typefaces should be banned. Everywhere. Forever.Aha! Short place names in the German-speaking countries https://t.co/vQoOv7mrzz
Retweeted by Stephen Coombs @rogerokeeffe @sand2drn @GrammarTable @glendohergirl Yes, but it's not only French/Romance that does it. It's part… https://t.co/yAxPWHHB97 @rogerokeeffe @SisterKaff @GrammarTable A proper prescriptivist gets things right. Descriptivists don't give a damn… https://t.co/lSkBS9rgEW @rogerokeeffe @sand2drn @GrammarTable @glendohergirl Things gone bad in the pantry. Johnny come lately. Not especia… https://t.co/u8QoDwmYze @Giovanni_Lido @Tracinski Rolling off the tongue is over-rated. @Giovanni_Lido @theo_nash Swe. "vädur", "Aries" (and no longer in common use, "ram"). @HRLundin https://t.co/mPAyOf6fG7 @Lingoholics For every student who managed that there might be quite a few on the same course who did much worse. P… https://t.co/Ubfo8sybAm @Giovanni_Lido @Tracinski *Usedn't you to be @GrammarTable I wonder whether "shrunk" would be used even less often in expressions like "They shrank from telling us." @lyklaharpa @vlochos @WaurdaWulfilins Swe. tvål, soap. @lyklaharpa @vlochos @WaurdaWulfilins "Tvätta" is the everyday Swedish word for "to wash". "Två" is used figurative… https://t.co/ojHg2U13Cg
11/25
2020
@DannyBate4 One could make a case for a world cup, yes.. @March_for_Life With technology and the internet, it's nigh impossible for anyone over the age of 10 not to know th… https://t.co/7PdprOXKFy
Retweeted by Stephen Coombs @bryancsk "Ruling the country is like cooking a small fish." @adriandkelly @llewelyn_morgan Neo-gothic? It's got to be like that. It's part of Balliol's comforting and unthreat… https://t.co/xaumY1rsEf @TristamPratori1 Graph?
11/24
2020
@DBakerHistory InigoChiswick House is looking particularly Neoclassical today. https://t.co/fmFfDObcYO
Retweeted by Stephen Coombs @spaceisagrail https://t.co/ftPYtytGdI @WaurdaWulfilins *Visigothorum @Paideiainstitut I challenge you to make use of *really* new Latin, viz.: https://t.co/HhXzAxNrfH Let me know. @EastonBirder @PortandWey @PortlandBirdObs Thanks for teaching me a new word. @DrAshleyMorgan1 https://t.co/zRE1YiiFoC @Erik_Helmerson Men esomoftast så var det faktiskt inte roligt. @WaurdaWulfilins Velim conferri nomen Sancti Hermenegildi principis Visigothourum. https://t.co/34O7dPBGopPRO-LIFE WIN: Nebraska has banned D&E abortions, also known as dismemberment abortions, putting an end to this grue… https://t.co/e4cDhtqbpq
Retweeted by Stephen Coombs @JohnLovesJulie @KevinAbroad1 You're both quite right. An aspect much too overlooked is that learners can differ fr… https://t.co/vz7iyxVyHZMonday maths question: how far away is Cehrensdorf? https://t.co/pM5kXt2077
Retweeted by Stephen Coombs @Giovanni_Lido @Extrachelle "Heuer" is nice. So is Swedish "i fjol" (in the south of the country "i fjor") for "l… https://t.co/pktFqz0U4Q @DanielGreenwoo7 Lycka till.... Sede recordaris celsa prisca aeva triumphi grande volabat ubi nomen in orbe tuum. Novi te quod eras et nunc… https://t.co/Mwt8B0bzSyHYMNI CIVILIS SUETICI versio Libera tu Boreae regio vetus alta iugosa, praeclara atque silens laetitiaeque fera… https://t.co/zlJQWfgdJO... Novi te quod eras et nunc esse et fore semper: quippe volo Borea vivere et inde mori. Jag vet att Du är oc… https://t.co/XOwOmYuMGu... Sede recordaris celsa prisca aeva triumphi grande volabat ubi nomen in orbe tuum. Du tronar på minnen från… https://t.co/xjCQv0QDzl... Sede recordaris celsa prisca aeva triumphi grande volabat ubi nomen in orbe tuum. Novi te quod eras et nunc… https://t.co/XhxnQafFAX... A me terra saluteris pulcherrima mundi cum prato viridi, sole poloque tuis. Jag hälsar Dig, vänaste land u… https://t.co/balwsdGKqf... Libera tu Boreae regio vetus alta iugosa, praeclara atque silens laetitiaeque ferax, Du gamla, Du fria, Du… https://t.co/dlGFGudCBVHYMNI CIVILIS SUETICI versio Sveriges Nationalsång A very literal English translation of the text of the Swedish national anthem ...Brexit in an nutshell. https://t.co/JPsBcJiqcF
Retweeted by Stephen Coombs @NorthernMGirl @TSHamiltonAstro @DannyBate4 I think we need some proper IPA here. But you northerners must do that… https://t.co/l0GtIzbJND @FaraiUnVers Serious merriment. "Res severa verum gaudium", as Seneca put it. @RobinWarr @vetjc @theguyliner <chuckles in Latin, being better at that than Greek>
11/23
2020
@zcos302 @profdanhicks @MuseumsUnlocked No need to be unpleasant. The text is small, the resolution on the computer… https://t.co/Z6MDecZ8LL @_paullay @profdanhicks @MuseumsUnlocked Not after his death. @profdanhicks @MuseumsUnlocked Very irritating mot to be able to read the lowest line. What did Roosevelt do there aged seven, please? @Barb_Drummond @PM1520 @flowerboxorguk Yes, it's supposed to have been a smithy at one time.… https://t.co/YaColDXUOI @PM1520 @Barb_Drummond @flowerboxorguk I recognised the Godmanstone pub immediately. Why on earth "lock-up"? @DanielGreenwoo7 Are there vicars in Catholic parishes? Sounds very Anglican to me. @RobinWarr @vetjc @theguyliner Passion is never a good thing anyway. Try ἀπάθεια. @GrammarTable I take beauty very seriously and don't think it can apply to single words. I haven't voted, but predi… https://t.co/dfyEkY5QfEOdes II 7: A bit like a mid-twentieth-century vamp, or, further back, a Zuleika Dobson, this Barine. Horace recogni… https://t.co/sgpRBqQBUy @llewelyn_morgan I look forward to the Horace enormously.... for a similar treatment of Horace and Virgil.I've been at a series of six magnificent metaphorical dinners where the food was at once unbelievably delicious and… https://t.co/ErlUFdAgfCTaalweetje: Het Engelse 'power' heeft dezelfde herkomst als 't Franse 'pouvoir'. Beide komen van 't Oudfranse 'poe… https://t.co/qSedG5xclo
Retweeted by Stephen Coombs @ArmandDAngour @ShakespearesTao @jpmaney Stultus se sapientem habet locutus: stultum se sapiens scit atque cavit.Der Moment, in dem Du bei der Nachbereitung der letzten Woche einen dicken Fehler in deinem Unterricht findest und… https://t.co/AgJYtAcQHp
Retweeted by Stephen Coombs @CyrilDash @DrFrancisYoung @lettlanderHYMNI CIVILIS BRITANNICI paraphrasis Servetur regina Deo clementia nostra: nostra diu princeps clarissima vivere… https://t.co/fFuKwVbTgP @theo_nash Quid deus est? Quid non deus est? Quidve inter utrosque? @Curculiunculus @silviluliuma ... already call Greece "Hellas", now face proposals to call Georgia in the Caucasus… https://t.co/egM3wjMRyq @Curculiunculus @silviluliuma I often write "Spanish Galician" for the language (a favourite of mine) closely relat… https://t.co/fxPSH2PINQ @Curculiunculus @silviluliuma Eng. Acadian = Sp. Acadiano https://t.co/uBFEijTKbvOne day, our society will look back on the barbarism of abortion and weep over the 61 million+ lives lost and wounded.
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11/22
2020
@cguyver Thomas Hardy spent a couple of apprentice years in Wooperton Street near the harbour. There's glory for yo… https://t.co/TXirscKdIX @cguyver Apparently the Coade stone statue was originally painted to look like bronze and became polychrome in 1948… https://t.co/EPQMm5YG52 @mailtuitero @robkhenderson Ease in reaching a conclusion doesn't mean it is incorrect. @cguyver Excellent link. Bet Weybridge hasn't got a monumental polychrome sculpture of Frederica in the town centre… https://t.co/mGRPHgPNmO @cguyver (What's a neat, witty reply about a Bridge?) @_MK76_ @pjaxess Hushållsnamnens gäng visar sin gemensamma överlägsenhet, resten av befolkningen förväntas titta på och fnittra. @kriwe @pjaxess Det behöver inte vara fråga om aktivism om man inte gillar inslaget. För mig verkar detta svenska k… https://t.co/JtjxuHknuK @cguyver The wrong River Wey for me. <disappointed frown>https://t.co/kaILZ9l7zL"Ich wollte, dass es echt wirkt." - Alle meine Sprachinstinkte sagen mir, dass man hier im Nebensatz den Konjunktiv… https://t.co/fa1Uk11C6D @chrislinguist I'm extremely grateful to my old second-rate grammar school for teaching me languages whose literatu… https://t.co/XvtpMaGW1R @MariaGXanthou @ChristinVoniati Happy Feast Day!https://t.co/gXu87Y7apN
Retweeted by Stephen CoombsThe annual festival of indignation and self-righteousness in response to allegations of grade inflation is really n… https://t.co/CkpAMsGQfS
Retweeted by Stephen Coombs"The spitty of seeming driers." "The loam of cost hawses." @JohanIngero Jag är nog den ende i vårt (ibland) avlångtråkiga land som inte gillar svenskt kändismys.
11/21
2020

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