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    September 11th. A sad date.

    A very sad date in the modern history. Many ill processes started that day. Many good ones ended. The world had changed then to worse.
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    Re: September 11th. A sad date.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    A very sad date in _ modern history. Many ill(bad/terrible) processes started that day. Many good ones ended. The world _changed then for the worse.
    Да я согласен. Я еще четко помню момент, когда я увидел впервые заголовок газеты...

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    Re: September 11th. A sad date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    A very sad date in _ modern history. Many ill(bad/terrible) processes started that day. Many good ones ended. The world _changed then for the worse.
    Да я согласен. Я еще четко помню момент, когда я увидел впервые заголовок газеты...
    Я тоже помню: прихожу с работы домой, включаю телевизор, а там... Тогда ещё только один небоскрёб горел. Потом второй самолёт "прилетел"... ну и т.д.
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    Я три дня посмотрел CNN и не ходил в школу.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Я три дня _смотрел CNN и не ходил в школу.
    Или так:"Я три дня просмотрел CNN, не ходя в школу."
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    Я тогда сидел в универе в компьютерном центре. Сижу, занимаюсь своими делами, бац вижу -- народ вокруг суетится. Потом слышу крик: "Еще один врезался!". Я думаю -- что за фигня? Пожал плечами и успокоился. Потом пришел домой, включаю телек -- а там новости. Я тогда не придал этому значения большого. А потом, когда понял, что к чему, то придал У нас в школе даже минуту молчания объявляли.
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    Мой учитель был ублюдком. Он смеялся над Америкой и сказал, что американцы заслуживали именно это..... Я надеюсь, что он теперь мертв...

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Мой учитель был ублюдком. Он смеялся над Америкой и сказал, что американцы заслуживали именно это..... Я надеюсь, что он теперь мертв...
    На свете есть много идиотов, и не стоит обращать на них внимание. Хотя, надо признать, что совсем уж невиноватой в том, что произошло, Америку назвать нельзя. Но погибшие люди тут, конечно, не причём, и их очень жалко.
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    My learning about the tragedy was probably the most weird:
    I came home from the uni, turned on TV and was going to watch my favourite show "ER" and saw those burning buildings (they were showing it without any comments). The first moment I saw it I thought: "What is this? Is it true?" Then I thought "Of course it isn't true. It's just an ER episode. How stupid of me was to think that it's true". And then for some minutes I was really sure it was an ER episode and was expecting for the ER characters to appear and to take care of the injured. After waiting for a while and seeing that this doesn't happened I started to realize that I was wrong and asked my granny what's going on and she told me everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    My learning about the tragedy was probably the most weird:
    I came home from the uni, turned on TV and was going to watch my favourite show "ER" and saw those burning buildings (they were showing it without any comments). The first moment I saw it I thought: "What is this? Is it true?" Then I thought "Of course it isn't true. It's just an ER episode. How stupid of me was to think that it's true". And then for some minutes I was really sure it was an ER episode and was expecting for the ER characters to appear and to take care of the injured. After waiting for a while and seeing that this doesn't happened I started to realize that I was wrong and asked my granny what's going on and she told me everything.
    That's kind of interesting, in terms of how the media coverage differed. CNN replayed their coverage (and they still are -- it runs all day today in "real time" as a tribute to 5 years ago, in case you are interested) and they, even though they were in obvious shock at first, NEVER quit talking. There was always audio, most of it the announcer or some interview. And it was as if they HAD to have some sort of audio, since they were grabbing whoever they could to talk. They interviewd their own vice-president at one moment and the next they were talking to some random guy who'd called in on his mobile. Also, here's a retroactive kick-to-the-balls for Basuero's коз*л *банный of a учитель.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Also, here's a retroactive kick-to-the-balls for Basuero's коз*л *банный of a учитель.
    Бармалей, could you provide a rough translation of the quote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    My learning about the tragedy was probably the most weird:
    .................................................. .............
    Mine was weird too.
    My co-workers and I worked till late that day and were absolutely content. Suddenly late at night some man who worked in the same building burst into our room yelling: "Hey, don't you know anything?" Well, we said "no". So he enlightened us: some country attacked Great Britain and London now is suffering from air bombardment. He said he heard it with his own ears (damned loony!). We were scared sh*tless, because it meant probably the third world war in Europe. I rushed at home to watch TV and then I heard about this tragic event. It was probably selfish but at first I was really relieved that it was "just" an act of terrorism but not the "real" war.
    Though I'm very sorry for those who died that day and for their relatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    My learning about the tragedy was probably the most weird:
    .................................................. .............
    Mine was weird too.
    My co-workers and I worked till late that day and were absolutely content. Suddenly late at night some man who worked in the same building burst into our room yelling: "Hey, don't you know anything?" Well, we said "no". So he enlightened us: some country attacked Great Britain and London now is suffering from air bombardment. He said he heard it with his own ears (damned loony!). We were scared sh*tless, because it meant probably the third world war in Europe. I rushed at home to watch TV and then I heard about this tragic event. It was probably selfish but at first I was really relieved that it was "just" an act of terrorism but not the "real" war.
    Though I'm very sorry for those who died that day and for their relatives.
    Wait; so this dude didn't know the difference between "New York" and "London?" WTF!?!? I never want to hear griping about the American educational system again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Also, here's a retroactive kick-to-the-balls for Basuero's коз*л *банный of a учитель.
    Бармалей, could you provide a rough translation of the quote?

    To any normal language? Please? You've lost me on the last turn.
    retroactive = means doing something now that has an effect on something in the past (retroactive tax cuts for 2000 means that I'm giving you money back now in 2006 )
    kick-to-the-balls = ударь ногой яичков
    коз*л *банный = well, I think you get this part...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Wait; so this dude didn't know the difference between "New York" and "London?" WTF!?!? I never want to hear griping about the American educational system again!
    I'm sure he knew the difference. But there is such thing as "rumor", or which is worse "испорченный телефон" (don't know how to say it in English). What's about his words that he heard the news himself he probably lied to sound more plausible. And what about bombings?! Donno. Probably he made them up. Or may be some other loony told him the whole story and he believed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Wait; so this dude didn't know the difference between "New York" and "London?" WTF!?!? I never want to hear griping about the American educational system again!
    I'm sure he knew the difference. But there is such thing as "rumor", or which is worse "испорченный телефон" (don't know how to say it in English). What's about his words that he heard the news himself he probably lied to sound more plausible. And what about bombings?! Donno. Probably he made them up. Or may be some other loony told him the whole story and he believed that.
    Lingvo says "garbled version, misinterpretation." Which is a nice way of saying there isn't really a comparable term. But with that being said, I understand the phrase completely, since sometimes your teacher would want to illustrate this effect (the idea that people forming a chain to relay a statement would inevitably completely screw it up. I would say "Gromozeka has a cold and won't be at school" and 15 people later it would be "Greg is cold and dead at the pool.") We always called this something like "the telephone game" or the "pony express."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    We always called this something like "the telephone game" or the "pony express."
    That's exactly what I meant. Thanks for giving an English equivalent.
    Originally "испорченный телефон" is a child's game (we often played it when I was a kid), which demonstrates the phenomenon, you described in your post.

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    [quote=Бармалей]
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Quote Originally Posted by "Бармалей":3njxan2s
    Also, here's a retroactive kick-to-the-balls for Basuero's коз*л *банный of a учитель.
    Бармалей, could you provide a rough translation of the quote?

    To any normal language? Please? You've lost me on the last turn.
    retroactive = means doing something now that has an effect on something in the past (retroactive tax cuts for 2000 means that I'm giving you money back now in 2006 )
    kick-to-the-balls = ударь ногой яичков
    коз*л *банный = well, I think you get this part...[/quote:3njxan2s]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    kick-to-the-balls = ударь ногой яичков (ударь ногой по яичкам (по яйцам - дательный падеж(кому? чему?) если не ошибаюсь))

    коз*л *банный = well, I think you get this part...
    My friend was near from NY when airplans attacks WTC. I worried about her but she wrote me that she is ok. She wrote people in the USA exasperated aganist arabs and moslems.
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