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    WordReference Forums 2nd Birthday!

    July 18, 2004 WordReference open for new threads and posts
    July 18, 1994 Crayola announces introduction of scented crayons
    July 18, 1989 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia, state record
    July 18, 1980 Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women
    July 18, 1974 World's tallest structure, 646-m Polish radio mast, completed
    July 18, 1971 Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France
    July 18, 1955 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
    July 18, 1947 King George VI signs Indian Independence Bill, Cuchuflete born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    July 18, 1940 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Connecticut
    July 18, 1938 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left New York for California
    July 18, 1936 Spanish Civil War begins, Gen Francisco Franco led uprising
    July 18, 1923 England's House of Lords accepts new divorce law
    July 18, 1907 French troops occupy Casablanca
    July 18, 1872 Britain introduces secret ballot voting
    July 18, 1870 Pontifical infallibility proclaimed
    July 18, 1854 Cuchuflete was born
    July 18, 1853 Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine and Montreal
    July 18, 1814 British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
    July 18, 1768 Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song," America's 1st patriotic song
    July 18, 1737 Battle at Banja Luka: Turkish army beats Austrians
    July 18, 1716 Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels
    July 18, 1696 Czar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River
    July 18, 1656 Battle at Warsaw: Swedish king Karel X Gustaafbeats Johan II Kasimir and occupies Warsaw
    July 18, 1630 Spanish troops occupy Mantua
    July 18, 1588 Admiral Howard beats Spanish Armada
    July 18, 1536 Pope's authority declared void in England
    July 18, 1374 Petrarch dies
    July 18, 1290 King Edward I of England orders expulsion of Jews
    July 18, 64 Great Fire of Rome begins (Nero didn't fiddle)
    (thanks to http://www.brainyhistory.com/days/july_18.html)



    Amazing, two years have passed by.
    Happy second birthday to you WordReference forums! My, how you have grown. I can't wait to see what you will be like in another year.

    Let's see what gifts people will bring to the party here...

    Woohoo!!!

    Mike

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    Re: WordReference Forums 2nd Birthday!

    I'm an eternally confused linguist. I don't think I know any language really well.

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    http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/Fete08.gif

    Merci pour ces superbes forums.

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    Le 18 Juillet 1913 : naissance de Madame Soleil, astrologue française.
    Elle avait sûrement prévu la création de ce forum.
    (bon 152ème anniversaire à Cuchuflete aussi ! )
    Devise : « Ne rien subir ! » / Motto: "Unsubmissive attitude!"

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    Feliz cumpleaños al WRF. Gracias por brindarnos a todos los miembros un lugar donde podemos aprender y disfrutar los misterios de nuestros idiomas.

    Al menos ya traje las velitas... A ver quien pone la torta y los gorritos.
    ¿88 relatos descarriados? Un leve desliz…

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    Happy Birthday WR!!!
    Thank you for creating the best website I ever found in my entire life! ( :
    If you always only look at things from one angle, the whole world appears flat.

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    Congratulations to the best language forum on the whole internet

    Glückwünsche an das beste Sprachenforum im Internet

    Félicitations au meilleur forum de langues de tout l'Internet

    Felicitaciones al mejor foro de idiomas de toda la red

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    http://harveyjoseph.net/3M_20BBDay_2...2029_small.jpg

    Qué alegría, qué alboroto, fiesta fiesta fiestaaaaaaaaa
    All generalizations are false, including this one. Mark Twain

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    Fiesta? Who said fiesta?
    Where is it?
    Oh I see! Here's the map...

    http://www.planete-jouets.com/images/11019-3-pt


    Easy: it's everywhere around the world!
    Si le rire est le propre de l'homme, pourquoi faire de sales blagues, hein ?

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    Re: WordReference Forums 2nd Birthday!

    dear WordReference Forums, you are



    aider, bespreading, culturing, distinctive, electrifying, funny
    galvanizer, hilarious, ideologue, joining,
    kind-hearted, luminescent
    multifaceted, night-faring, observer, polemic, quixotic, radiant
    smilingly, truthful, unconstraint, visionary, welcoming, xanandu-like
    youthsome and zigzagging

    what else can I say?...chuac!!!



    Happy Birthday to you!!!






    We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. Anaïs Nin.

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    Let´s partyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

    http://www.wordreference.com/images/netscape.gif
    The single lugar où tutti langues são parlata ....


    Happy 2nd Birthday WordReference! You have grown up so fast....

    Thanks Mike, thanks all forer@s that make this place so special!!!!
    Eu quase que nada não sei. Mas desconfio de muita coisa...- Guimarães Rosa

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    ¡¡¡A los Tiggers nos gusta celebrar con los amigos!!!
    Feliz cumpleaños WR
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    Hello partygoers! Please step in... we're going to have a grand time together.
    Want one of these? Mike bought enough for all of us....

    http://www.utterwonder.com/archives/..._hat-thumb.jpg
    "Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength." -- Ralph W. Sockman

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    Thank you Mike for your
    vision and decision
    and most of all for your
    tolerance!

    I note that the post totals exceed 1,200,000!

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    Mmmm... Mike will provide the party hats.
    He also bought many other useful things, such as these ones, to enable us to spot eachother more easily.

    http://www.lozeau.com/commun/i/produ...p_jumelles.jpg

    Make your choice, guys!
    I'll take one pair of the first type, thank you, Mike.
    Si le rire est le propre de l'homme, pourquoi faire de sales blagues, hein ?

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    Re: WordReference Forums 2nd Birthday!

    Quote Originally Posted by maxiogee
    I note that the post totals exceed 1,200,000!
    Yep... our numbers have definitely skyrocketed during the past year.
    Here is Mike's secret...
    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i290/elroysh/bvnr.jpg
    Last edited by elroy; 23rd July 2006 at 7:43 AM.
    "Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength." -- Ralph W. Sockman

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    Congratulations, and thank you! This is a wonderful forum.
    Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau.

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    Um... is it too "early" to start toasting???

    Everyone grab a glass and feel free to say a few words.

    http://www.rug.nl/Rechten/_shared/image/coctails.jpg
    "Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength." -- Ralph W. Sockman

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    ¡Feliz cumpleaños para nosotros! El foro se ha crecido a un lugar cariñoso y amable. ¡Es como un segundo hogar! Y a mis compañer@s y amig@s aquí: Estoy muy feliz tenerles en mi vida. ¡No sé cómo sucedió, pero han hecho un hueco en mi corazón para si!

    Así que, para celebrar...... ¡yo traigo las pupusas y curtido, la horchata y el flan! ¡ñum!
    http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d1...23/PUPUSAS.jpg
    http://www.dallasfood.org/photos/mex...roncurtido.jpg

    http://www.juicetyme.com/images/horchataglass.jpghttp://img224.imageshack.us/img224/9615/flan2xe8.th.jpg
    (Este es el flan que Mike y yo comimos cuando nos juntamos para el primero cumpleaños del foro )
    ¡¡¡No duden en corregirme!!!
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    Laurita, you asked me to bring some shakers to help you prepare the cocktails.
    Here they are, girl!

    http://www.alwayshappyhour.com/image.../CS-SHA500.jpg


    Hope it helps!
    Si le rire est le propre de l'homme, pourquoi faire de sales blagues, hein ?

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