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Author Topic: Wed., 8/27 Gareth Bain  (Read 1719 times)


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Wed., 8/27 Gareth Bain
« on: August 27, 2014, 09:39:18 AM »
THEME:   first word of a phrase can be preceded by T
Sporty car roofs {& theme}   T Tops   
Italian hot spot   ETNA [oldie but goodie]   
It can't help being negative   ELECTRON [I thought "Your mate"]    :)
Paris pop   PERE [not soda or music]   
Pre-A.D.   BCE [means "Before the Common Era" except I have no idea what the Common Era is or whether what came before it was "uncommon."  Actually it's just a term created by haters of religion or of Christianity, a word which might be changed to Commonanity --- you know, to go with BCE.  To quote Dylan, "I used to care, but things have changed."   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   


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Re: Wed., 8/27 Gareth Bain
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 10:51:18 AM »
This has nothing to do with the puzzle, but I don't think one needs to hate Christianity, or religion in general, to think that coming up with a label not explicitly referring to Christ for a now-universally-used dating system was a reasonable idea.  (I don't know just where "Common Era" came from either.)



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Re: Wed., 8/27 Gareth Bain
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2014, 08:47:41 AM »
Hi, Bill---

You're right about a discussion regarding BCE not being a propos to this site.  I mentioned it because BCE is a neologism with political overtones.  Perhaps I was wrong to express my opinion about the term, but a little spice once in a while...

If you'd like to discuss the issue further, please contact me at or at   I simply can't figure out any other reason for its creation.


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