GarryKnight named Chancellor of Lexacog! Celebration Worldwide


Senior Member
If I were to seek the forero whose posts held the best combination of intelligence, wit, and generosity, the search would lead to


999+ 1,000

and thanks for all you add to this place.


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Lancel0t

    Senior Member
    Philippines - Filipino/English
    Sir Knight,

    How I wish I could fight side by side with you and help you with every journey that you will take. But for now, this is all I can do, Congratulations Garry. :)

    your fellow knight,

    te gato

    Senior Member
    Alberta--TGE (te gato English)

    I raise my glass and toast you...Brave Knight....
    You and your trusty Steed..are so very welcome in the Kingdom of the Forum...Protecting us from the dreaded utilization of the English language...Charging in...Lance at the ready..where other Knights have fallen...
    May you never need oiling!!!

    te gato;)


    Senior Member
    American English
    Sonnet 80 - Shakespeare
    O, how I faint when I of you do write,
    Knowing a better spirit doth use your name,
    And in the praise thereof spends all his might,
    To make me tongue-tied, speaking of your fame!
    But since your worth, wide as the ocean is,
    The humble as the proudest sail doth bear,
    My saucy bark inferior far to his
    On your broad main doth wilfully appear.
    Your shallowest help will hold me up afloat,
    Whilst he upon your soundless deep doth ride;
    Or being wreck'd, I am a worthless boat,
    He of tall building and of goodly pride:
    Then if he thrive and I be cast away,
    The worst was this; my regard my decay.


    Garry, my friend!! I will always remember those signatures you used to have....those about the exams' answers...remember?... but the one I love is that one "back when I was alive"... uuhhh!!! I really love it!!
    You and Dave were the people who helped me most when I was new here, with those strange questions I made... you were the one who taught me how to insert those smilies... I asked 1000000 times, until I understood ... Those things will always be in my heart... I was worried when you were not here... and I was very happy when I saw that you were around again... Congratulations Garry, you are brilliant, and your posts mixture of intelligence and humour... I really enjoy reading them...
    This is something I like very much and I want to give it to you

    Manifest plainess>>> no!! with double "m" >>> plainness ;)
    Embrace simplicity
    Reduce selfishnes >>> no!!! with double "z" >>> selfishness ;)
    Have few desires

    Thanks for being among us Garry!!!

    Nil :p

    Agnès E.

    Senior Member
    France, French
    Forero GarryKnight,
    Fighting to protect English language
    Each day, each night,
    Yourself you engage;
    Carry on your quest
    For a result that is the best!


    Senior Member
    Argentina - Spanish
    Dear Garry,
    I have just pop in!
    I simply take a bow since you deserve to be honoured.
    I wish I could write a poem for this special ocassion, as other friends here did.
    But for the time being I'm lacking of inspiration -my Musa walked out on me :(-
    With love,


    Senior Member
    Britain - English
    Thanks so much for your interesting posts and determination to learn Spanish really well - you make me more determined... :cool:


    Mil abracitos desde Reading
    Philippa :)


    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    A celebration for our very own "resident" Knight!!!
    That gives me a GREAT reason to practice my curtsy.

    Congratulations... and thanks for sharing your suberb insight and sharp mind with us.

    Saludos (+ curtsy!), ;)


    Senior Member
    UK, English
    cuchuflete said:
    If I were to seek the forero whose posts held the best combination of intelligence, wit, and generosity ...

    :)So, Cuchu, you're saying that I'm a know-it-all, a smart-ass, and a prodigal? :) Seriously, though, coming from the one I think of as the Boss (Mike owns the business, but you're the Boss), this is high praise.

    Many thanks to all of you for your kind thoughts. Special thanks to those who passed similar milestones when I didn't have time to thank you in turn. It has been and continues to be a privilege to come here and learn from all of you. I only wish I could give back as much as I've gained.

    Now, a virtual drink and a toast to you all: Cheers!

    Muchas gracias a todos por vuestros amabilidades. Agradacimientos especiales a los que pasaron hitos similares quando yo no tenía el tiempo para agradecerles a cambio. Ha sido y sigue siendo un privilegio de venir aqui y aprender de todos vosotros. Ojalá pudiera devolver tanto como he ganado.

    Ahora, una copa virtual y un brindis a todos: ¡Salud!

    PS Thanks also to anyone posting after this; I just wanted this to be my 1,000th post. :)


    Senior Member
    Vietnam, Vietnamese
    Sir Knight!:)

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us! Wish I were Shakespeare or Spenser, then I could write you beautiful sonnets to show you my appreciations...



    Senior Member
    Spanish, Spain, Catalan, Mallorca

    Un abrazote,



    Senior Member
    Gt. Britain - English
    Where was I not to have seen this earlier?

    Congratulations and thanks for making me laugh, for making me think and for making this Forum a sharper yet warmer place.

    Here's to the next 1000!


    Senior Member
    Fair Garryknight, here is my pathetic yet well intended modification of the Tennyson's classic on your praise: (please don't sue me, I just changed the names!)

    A bow-shot from her bower-eaves,
    He rode between the barley sheaves,
    The sun came dazzling thro' the leaves,
    And flamed upon the brazen greaves
    Of bold Sir Garry.
    A red-cross knight for ever kneel'd
    To a lady in his shield,
    That sparkled on the yellow field,
    Beside remote Forummy.

    The gemmy bridle glitter'd free,
    Like to some branch of stars we see
    Hung in the golden Galaxy.
    The bridle bells rang merrily
    As he rode down to WordReffy:
    And from his blazon'd baldric slung
    A mighty silver bugle hung,
    And as he rode his armor rung
    Beside remote Forummy.

    All in the blue unclouded weather
    Thick-jewell'd shone the saddle-leather,
    The helmet and the helmet-feather
    Burn'd like one burning flame together,
    As he rode down to WordReffy.
    As often thro' the purple night,
    Below the starry clusters bright,
    Some bearded meteor, burning bright,
    Moves over still Forummy.

    His broad clear brow in sunlight glow'd;
    On burnish'd hooves his war-horse trode;
    From underneath his helmet flow'd
    His coal-black curls as on he rode,
    As he rode down to WordReffy.
    From the bank and from the river
    He flashed into the crystal mirror,
    "Spell it," by the river
    Sang Sir Garry.

    (Slightly modified excerpt from The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson)


    Senior Member
    UK, English
    Thanks, Lady B. I promise I won't tell Tennyson what you did to his poem. It's good to see you around again.

    And thanks again to everyone else for your kind thoughts.