WordReference Forums 2nd Birthday!

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mkellogg

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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
 
  • Confused Linguist

    Senior Member
    English & Bengali
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    Happy Birthday WordReference Forums!!!
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    jester.

    Senior Member
    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
     

    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!!!:):) :) :) :)






     

    Vanda

    Moderesa de Beagá
    Português/ Brasil
    Let´s partyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

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    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!!!!
     

    lauranazario

    Moderatrix
    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.... ;)

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    maxiogee

    Banned
    English
    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!
     

    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.

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

    VenusEnvy

    Senior Member
    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!
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    (Este es el flan que Mike y yo comimos cuando nos juntamos para el primero cumpleaños del foro ;) )
     

    Agnès E.

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

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    Hope it helps! :D
     

    VenusEnvy

    Senior Member
    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
     

    Saoul

    Senior Member
    Italian
    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
     

    Saoul

    Senior Member
    Italian
    lauranazario said:
    Ah, Saoul... you know I'm a sucker for researching things. :D
    Here is the recipe for our friends.

    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".
     

    lauranazario

    Moderatrix
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Saoul said:
    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".
    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)
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    Vanda

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

    "I'm coming up so you better get this party started".

    Tô chegando. É melhor começar logo esta festa.
     

    Saoul

    Senior Member
    Italian
    Vanda said:
    :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.

    So in Italian that would be:

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

    alc112

    Senior Member
    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:
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    lauranazario

    Moderatrix
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Vanda said:
    :thumbsup: Great idea! What about each one writing a line in his/her native language?
    In the end Saoul can play it. :)

    Source phrase: "I'm coming up so you better get this party started".​

    Tô chegando. É melhor começar logo esta festa.
    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

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    ILT

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

    Senior Member
    Español (Argentina), Português (Brasil)
    Vanda said:
    :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.

    ¡¡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:

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    Enjoy!

    LuA
     

    lauranazario

    Moderatrix
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Lucia Adamoli said:
    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...
    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. :)

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    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!!

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    anangelaway

    Senior Member
    French
    WOW ! belen !!!! This is delicious ! :) mmm, You're amazing ! And you deserve a nice cool drink!
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    It's so big, sorry... It's right in your face...:D
     

    Abledude

    Member
    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!!

    FELICIDADES!!!

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

    Moderatrix
    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! :)

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    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!!!
     

    lauranazario

    Moderatrix
    Español puertorriqueño & US English
    Kelly B said:
    Happy Birthday, WordReference! Thanks to everybody, and most especially to Mike.
    Ah yes... somewhere out there, 'poor ole Mike' is hard at work, coming up with new ways to improve WR. ;)

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    Fernita

    Senior Member
    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!!!!
    Fernita.:)
    Aquí te mando algo para que preparen la fiesta!
     

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    lauranazario

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    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

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    Eugin

    Senior Member
    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!!!;)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EVERYONE!!!

    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
     

    Tomby

    Senior Member
    Spanish/Catalan
    Feliz II Aniversário!

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    Parabéns, amigos!!!

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

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

    Aupick

    Senior Member
    UK, English
    Here's my contribution:

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    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!
     

    geve

    Senior Member
    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?
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    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...)

    What?
    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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