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Posted: 3 Dec 20 10:25

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(NOT EDITED) A group of soldiers have been found in a remote part of Belgium. So what you say? Well, these are World War ONE soldiers!! They have stayed in combat for the last 116 years. The division of 30 military troops have been fighting under the Allied forces flag and presumably were never advised about the Armistice signed close to 11 November 1918. When told that the war was long finishe…...

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Posted: 3 Dec 20 10:36
From this thread Can I just check?, comes the following quote:


Quote: whatinthe world

The moderator is a doppelganger for Darth Vader but that should be the least of your problems.




Then read the story, and consider why this writer might think the 'moderator' is a doppelganger for Darth Vader.

The '116 years' can't be a typo, because the key that was needed - the '0' - is at the right, not the left, side of the keypad.

It must be a maths problem.

"So what you say?" Eh?

"So what?" you say.

I didn't edit it, because I thought it might be good to show how careless people are, and how, when I put their stuff right, they refer to me as Darth Vader. Ouch!

And that's after their stories have barely made it to 100 words!

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Posted: 3 Dec 20 15:04 - Edited By: Dr. Billingsgate, 3 Dec 20 15:05
War does strange things to a writer’s mind. I can understand why this happens, being both a writer and a Vietnam War veteran myself.

I returned home from my last deployment in Vietnam in 1967. 73 years later, I went back there and found that nothing had changed, except that I was now shooting blanks.

So give the writer some slack, MW.

Dr. B

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Posted: 3 Dec 20 16:32
Yes, I see what you mean about the concept of time swirling around and forever bending and stretching and making our subtraction skills deteriorate.

Having had time to reflect on the above post I made four days ago - or was it 7 years? - I wish to confirm that:

2020 - 1914 = 106

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Posted: 3 Dec 20 17:07

Quote: Monkey Woods

Yes, I see what you mean about the concept of time swirling around and forever bending and stretching and making our subtraction skills deteriorate.

Having had time to reflect on the above post I made four days ago - or was it 7 years? - I wish to confirm that:

2020 - 1914 = 106


Yes. And in my case: 1967 + 73 = 2040. The future is ours!

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Posted: 3 Dec 20 19:14
Is there such a thing as a remote part of Belgium? Perhaps, at the beginning of the twentieth century, 140 years ago, there was.

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Posted: 6 Dec 20 04:01

Quote: Thelonius

Is there such a thing as a remote part of Belgium?




I think it all depends on your interpretation of the word 'remote'.

If you think of it as meaning 'distant', 'isolated', or 'far away from other places', then I think you are quite right. Belgium isn't big enough to contain places that could be described as 'remote'.

However, if you are referring to that thing with which you turn your TV on, that's a different matter altogether.


 
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