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#1 2011-11-18 01:14:54

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 967


We already have had a visit from the Mormen, thanks to Ken Lakritz and Pat. If you look around, you’ll see that it’s raining men.

Thai amulets and talismen for luck, fortune and love

Talismen: Archetypal lucky charms, drawiing some specific good fortune towards you.

One in Three (=70 000 ) “Danish” Musulmen want Sharia as part of foundation for the Laws in Denmark.
Danish menophobe

Sierra Weddings Cute Ottomen Lounge

The Ottomen had taken Tabriz and most of Northwest Persia. Abbas Safavi Shah made a treaty with the Ottomen and Persia was forced to pay tribute.

A group of dolmen, known as the Table des Fées (The Fairies’ Table).
Places of interest, Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen, France

The acorns are talisman {via Arabic tilsam (pl. tilsaman), a Gk. loan-word; also directly from Byzantine Gk. telesma “talisman, religious rite, payment,”}, musulman {from Arabic muslim + adjective suffix -an}, Ottoman {from Arabic ‘Uthmani’ belonging to Arabic masc. proper name ‘Uthman’, which in Turkish is pronounced Othman, name of the founder of the empire. Ending altered in Italian by formation of a new false singular, because -i was a plural inflection in Italian.} , and dolmen {dol, a table; men, a stone}.



#2 2011-11-18 05:57:13

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2194

Re: Talismen

Thinking there is “man” at the end of “human” rather than at the beginning (L. “homo”) may be the godparent of all these switches.

You have to wonder how many people hear both “pull” and “man” in the phrase “Pullman car.” There are several examples on the web of “pullman” being changed to “pullmen.”

Ditto for “roman.” Examples of “ancient romens:”

If semen is plural, is one of the little wigglers a “seman?”

I’m not sure what you mean by “dolmen,” David. What is it the acorn of?



#3 2011-11-18 16:13:18

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1231

Re: Talismen

Of course every spermatozoon is a seaman, on a night sea journey with his brother seamen.

How can a man increase the amount of his seamen?
Just Answer

The scene entitled “He Made His Own Interpretation” starts with the principal telling Bernard and Joan that Frank is masturbating, and wiping his seamen on school property.
Movie review

I like the idea that the citizens of Rome are Romen.

Friends, Romen, Country Men, lend me your Ears … 5-a-4.html

The Ottomen relied on multilingual guards, the dragomen.

September 3 1783 In all parts of Barbary, as at Constantinople, a guard of two dragomen are sent from the government to reside at the ministers’ houses : these guards accompany the family when they walk out. … 22&f=false

Being high on the totem, the Brahmen were undoubtedly braw men.

Actually, the Brahmen are the highest rank Hindu I think … =&sb=5&o=0

Dolmen was the weak one of the litter. The plural is dolmens, so I assumed if it was used as ‘many dolmen’ that it was being conjugated as if it were humen.

Youman being is a classic.

Last edited by David Bird (2011-12-22 23:51:28)



#4 2013-01-18 20:21:50

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 967

Re: Talismen

I ran into this one today.

I thought the Germen were very good at physics and engineering! … n-US&pg=28



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