WordReference Forums 2nd Birthday!

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  1. mkellogg Administrator

    South Florida
    English - US
    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...


  2. Confused Linguist Senior Member

    English & Bengali
    [​IMG] Happy Birthday WordReference Forums!!! [​IMG]

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  3. mickaël

    mickaël Senior Member


    Merci pour ces superbes forums. :)
  4. KaRiNe_Fr

    KaRiNe_Fr Senior Member

    France, Provence
    Français, French - France
    Le 18 Juillet 1913 : naissance de Madame Soleil, astrologue française.
    Elle avait sûrement prévu la création de ce forum. :p
    (bon 152ème anniversaire à Cuchuflete aussi ! ;))
  5. danielfranco

    danielfranco Senior Member

    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.
  6. AmethystSW

    AmethystSW Senior Member

    English, USA
    Happy Birthday WR!!!
    Thank you for creating the best website I ever found in my entire life! ( :
  7. jester.

    jester. Senior Member

    Aachen, Germany
    Germany -> German
    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
  8. belén

    belén Senior Member

    Spanish, Spain, Catalan, Mallorca

    Qué alegría, qué alboroto, fiesta fiesta fiestaaaaaaaaa
  9. Agnès E.

    Agnès E. Senior Member

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


    Easy: it's everywhere around the world!
  10. moura

    moura Senior Member

    Portuguese Portugal
    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!!!:):) :) :) :)

  11. Vanda

    Vanda Moderesa de Beagá

    Belo Horizonte, BRASIL
    Português/ Brasil
    Let´s partyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

    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!!!!
  12. tigger_uhuhu

    tigger_uhuhu Senior Member

    mexico city
    spanish-mx ct
    ¡¡¡A los Tiggers nos gusta celebrar con los amigos!!!
    Feliz cumpleaños WR

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  13. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    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.... ;)

  14. maxiogee Banned

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

    I note that the post totals exceed 1,200,000!
  15. Agnès E.

    Agnès E. Senior Member

    France, French
    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.


    Make your choice, guys!
    I'll take one pair of the first type, thank you, Mike.
  16. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Yep... our numbers have definitely skyrocketed during the past year.
    Here is Mike's secret... ;)
  17. Outsider Senior Member

    Portuguese (Portugal)
    Congratulations, and thank you! This is a wonderful forum. :cool:
  18. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Um... is it too "early" to start toasting???

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

  19. VenusEnvy

    VenusEnvy Senior Member

    Maryland, USA
    English, United States
    ¡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!

    (Este es el flan que Mike y yo comimos cuando nos juntamos para el primero cumpleaños del foro ;) )
  20. Agnès E.

    Agnès E. Senior Member

    France, French
    Laurita, you asked me to bring some shakers to help you prepare the cocktails.
    Here they are, girl!


    Hope it helps! :D
  21. VenusEnvy

    VenusEnvy Senior Member

    Maryland, USA
    English, United States
    Happy birthday to us! Here's a picture of JazzByChas (Chuck), VenusEnvy (ME!), SweetMommaSue (Suz) and Chuck's friend Kev celebrating a little early! :D
  22. Saoul

    Saoul Senior Member

    Spain, Valencia
    Chi vuole un mojito? Dai, mettetevi in coda, senza spingere!

    Mi raccomando!

    One for me (tu tu tu tu) one for you (tu tu tu tu)
    One for me (tu tu tu tu) one for you (tu tu tu tu)

    Buon Compleanno WordReference.com
  23. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Ah, Saoul... you know I'm a sucker for researching things. :D
    Here is the recipe for our friends.
  24. Saoul

    Saoul Senior Member

    Spain, Valencia
    Ciao Laura,

    I know this is kind of your thing. Now we've got the recipe, I can move on to something else. I'll play some music then...
    Let's start with "I'm coming up so you better get this party started".
  25. Vanda

    Vanda Moderesa de Beagá

    Belo Horizonte, BRASIL
    Português/ Brasil
  26. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Ciao, Saoul.
    Great song to start off the musical side!

    Hey... let's surprise Mike by creating one of these, composed entirely of Foreros (forum members)
  27. Vanda

    Vanda Moderesa de Beagá

    Belo Horizonte, BRASIL
    Português/ Brasil
    :thumbsup: Great idea! What about each one writing a line in his/her native language?
    In the end Saoul can play it. :)

    Tô chegando. É melhor começar logo esta festa.
  28. Saoul

    Saoul Senior Member

    Spain, Valencia
    So in Italian that would be:

    Sto arrivando, quindi meglio che diate inizio alla festa! :D
  29. alc112

    alc112 Senior Member

    Concordia, Entre Ríos
    Argentina Spanish
    :D:D:)Happy Birthday our dear Word Reference!!:):D:D

    Ps: I wish I could write somthing more, but my keyboard is broken:D
    Wr has made write so much that the keyboard is like this.
    Warning: incredible image of a real keyboard:
  30. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Lord help us all.... but this is one way a reggaetón singer would say it in "Puerto Rican slang":
    Voy p'allá cangri, así que enciende el pari

  31. ILT

    ILT Senior Member

    México - Español/Castellano
    Happy birthday WR! I think these decorations will look nice next to Belén's.
  32. Lucia Adamoli

    Lucia Adamoli Senior Member

    Buenos Aires, la Reina del Plata ;)
    Español (Argentina), Português (Brasil)
    ¡¡Ahí llego, empecemos con la fiesta de una buena vez!!!

    ¡Muy, muy Feliz Cumple para WR! Apesar de estar aquí hace tan poco tiempo, me siento parte de un grupo increíble de gente, unidos por el amor a las palabras, idiomas, sonoridades, me siento muy a gusto.
    Gracias Word Reference, por todo.

    Happy, Happy Birthday, WR! I have been here only for a while, but despite that I feel myselve as a part of an incredible group of people which love words, languages, sonorities, it feels really well to be here.
    Thanks WT for everything.

    Me gustaron las ideas del coro y guitarreadas, propongo una gran fogata chispeante en medio de la noche...

    Loved the chorus and "guitarreada" ideas, we should have a big sparky fire in the midst of the night...

    And here comes the cake:



  33. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Great idea.... let's hope we can get Mike to play the guitar!

    Fabulosa idea... espero que podamos convencer a Mike para que toque la guitarra. :)

  34. belén

    belén Senior Member

    Spanish, Spain, Catalan, Mallorca
    Madre mía, llevo toda la tarde cocinando pero ahí llego ahí llego...

    I've been cooking all evening long, but here I come!!


  35. anangelaway

    anangelaway Senior Member


    Where is everybody ?!!! :) Oh ! Here you are !!! SO, WHO'S SINGING? Vandita is that you? :D


  36. anangelaway

    anangelaway Senior Member

    WOW ! belen !!!! This is delicious ! :) mmm, You're amazing ! And you deserve a nice cool drink!

    It's so big, sorry... It's right in your face...:D
  37. Abledude

    Abledude Member

    NYC, Usa
    Spanish, Bolivia
    Muchas Gracias al staff de WR! y muchas gracias a los amigos que entran a este sitio web! Mi deseo: es que sigan adelante y que nosotros como usuarios hagamos más grande este sitio con nuestra participación y la ayuda incondicional que existe entre todos nosotros!!


    y a ver quien sopla la vela............
  38. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Oh Belén, such wonderful treats you've brought... of course we're hungry!

    Gracias Belén por las delicias que has traído... ¡por supuesto que las vamos a devorar! :)

  39. manana Senior Member

    Chile - Español
    ¡¡¡Felicidades a todos!!
    No metía mi cuchara desde hace muuuchííísimoooo tiempo (sobredosis de trabajo), pero debo decirles que siempre los tengo de fondo, como una radio encendida con tu programa favorito.

    Espero no se hayan olvidado de mí

    ¡¡Muchos cariños y Feliz Aniversario.... y que sigamos cumpliendo muchos más!!!
  40. Kelly B

    Kelly B Senior Member

    USA English
    Happy Birthday, WordReference! Thanks to everybody, and most especially to Mike.
  41. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Ah yes... somewhere out there, 'poor ole Mike' is hard at work, coming up with new ways to improve WR. ;)

  42. Necsus

    Necsus Senior Member

    Formello (Rome)
    Italian (Italy)
    Wow! What a party, today!

    After the chorus and "guitarreada":

  43. Fernita

    Fernita Senior Member

    Buenos Aires-Argentina
    castellano de Argentina.
    Buenos Aires, 18 de Julio de 2006

    Querido www.wordreference.com:
    Hoy te escribo para felicitarte por cumplir dos años y también para decirte que tenés una familia maravillosa!!!!!!!!
    ¡¡¡¡¡Estoy felicísima de ser miembro de la MEJOR familia que existe en Internet!!!!!

    Espero que sigas creciendo y que nunca cambies tu forma de ser.

    Es increíble que con 2 años, ya hables inglés, francés, español, portugués, italiano y un montón más de idiomas y hasta con terminologías especializadas.:eek: ¡¡¡SOS UN GENIO, QUERIDO WORDREFERENCE!!!

    Con todo mi cariño para vos y para toda la familia de foreros y especialmente para Mike, tu padre!!!!
    Aquí te mando algo para que preparen la fiesta!

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  44. lauranazario

    lauranazario Moderatrix

    Puerto Rico
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Ah, our dear Mike is a workhorse! :p
    He's always checking the website's stats and creating all sorts of informative reports.

    Look... he's even given us a "budget allocation" for our party.
    Let's make good use of it! :D

  45. anangelaway

    anangelaway Senior Member

    Ahem... For the cheese lovers => ¡Buen provecho!

    Quoi? Trop quoi ? Oui, il coule...

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ben oui... le pain...

  46. Eugin

    Eugin Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Argentina (Spanish)
    ¡¡¡Sí!!!! ¡El foro cumple dos añitos!!! Tiene apenas dos años pero, a juzgar por la cantidad de miembros y el millón de posts que hemos superado, parece que es uno de los sitios más antiguos de la web!!!:p :)

    F E L I Z C U M P L E P A R A T O D O S!!!!

    Celebremos para que todo el mundo se entere de la fiesta del mejor sitio en Internet!!! y para eso aquí les traje unos presentes!! :) :D

    y los convido con este exquisito asado para chuparse los dedos!!;) :thumbsup:

    Yess!! The forum is two years old and yet, due to its members and the million posts that we have surpassed, it seems as if it were the oldest site on the web!!!;)


    Let´s celebrate so that all the world is aware of the party of the best Internet place!! I brought some presents for you and I invite you with this exquisite tasty "asado"!!!:p
  47. Tomby

    Tomby Senior Member

    Along the Via Augusta
    Feliz II Aniversário!


    Parabéns, amigos!!!


    Furbo y Samba (Fútbol y Samba) (Futebol e Samba). Falles de València’05


    O Ronaldo não pode faltar. O Rei... das festas. Falles de València’05
  48. Aupick

    Aupick Senior Member

    Strasbourg, France
    UK, English
    Here's my contribution:

    Don't drink it all at once!

    Congratulations to WordReference and to all the members who have made this such a fantastic place for the last two years!
  49. timpeac

    timpeac Senior Member

    English (England)
    Many congratulations skipper Mike, and all who sail in the good ship WR!

  50. geve

    geve Senior Member

    France, Paris
    France, French
    Cher forum de mon coeur,

    Look down this post, I brought the 2 year-old me back from the past to applaude at your birthday!
    Ok, she's not very good at applauding yet, but she's tried really hard and after extensive practice I now can do much better, see?

    I never come empy-handed to a party, so here's my very special contribution.
    (I know I've cooked this punch before on this forum...)

    Not a suitable gift for a 2 year-old?
    Ok then, here's something else, to protect you from the sun and the numerous fans that your short but generous and well-filled life has got you.

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