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Old 02-19-2008, 06:44 PM   #1531
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Just for you, here is a trade secret: take your boat to your local coachworkers garage: they have all the sprays and paint in the world and normally they touch up cars, vans and trucks but they can do boats and yachts just as well. If you know a good coachwork factory near you with a yearning for work they can do just a good a job as a chandler but without the certificate. Check you navigation insurance just to be sure. Car garages have fibreglass sprays and kilns to create perfect coachwork repairs. It's done here in Switzerland regularly why not in Oz? Just trying to be be helpful Ali.
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:53 PM   #1532
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Side note: icileparadise, I just noticed that your username is not icicleparadise
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:02 PM   #1533
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It's French (dreaded) which is my second language, it tranlates as: here is paradise. Which it is.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:13 PM   #1534
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Yes, but wouldn't icicle paradise be just as fitting?
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:18 PM   #1535
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Yes, but wouldn't iciclejust as fitting?
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:26 PM   #1536
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I am stupid but I don't get your point. Maybe I am pretty stupid but ici means here and paradise means happy (in this country) so why the semantics? ICILEPARADISE. Fair game for me. You question this?
Rather you quiz my intellect and I am up for the challenge: are you?
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:39 PM   #1537
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whoah there, Tiger. I think you're getting a little carried away with yourself there.

Now you've pointed it out it's obvious that the name is actually ici le paradise, with the spaces removed.....personally I have to mentally correct myself whenever I read it, my brain wants it to read icicle paradise because that makes some kind of sense in my language, where 'icile paradise' does not. Because French is not a language I in anyway think in, it never even occurred to me to see 'ici' and 'le' as separate.

In what way did HLJ question your intelligence?
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:00 PM   #1538
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good point, but if french is not your first language for me it is not ( actuaully it is my third: English, German and French) Icileparadise is all one word. And if you dismay me for having chosing it as my avator, here is the explanation: ICILEPARADISE. you can abrebriviate the ICI if you wish but the whole is my tag. My name is Anthony and you can tag me as Toni if you want. I do not care.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:13 PM   #1539
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Not only is French not my first language it isn't my second either. I am only fluent in English. I have very, very, mostly forgotten schoolgirl french at best and a little German from years ago.

I'm not suggesting that icileparadise doesn't work as a single moniker. That's your tag and that's fine. I'm saying that it isn't immediately obvious that the 'ici' means here and the 'le' is attached to 'paradise' (e.g le paradise). My mind automatically breaks that word into two sections: icile and paradise.

So....are you saying English is your first language?
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:19 PM   #1540
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Nudge nudge- Swiss Mountains..nudge.

Just guessing here.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:21 PM   #1541
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but if french is not your first language for me it is not ( actuaully it is my third: English, German and French)
That order suggests that English is his first language....but he doesn't in any way sound like someone whose first language is English:P
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #1542
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That's why I said I was guessing Dana!
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I'll make a more specific guess. Swiss-German? First language?


(better than me, English is my first language and I really don't have it right)
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:28 PM   #1543
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Oh I'm guessing Swiss-German for first language, I just wondered with the order in which he put his languages that's all.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:01 PM   #1544
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Rather you quiz my intellect and I am up for the challenge: are you?
Hey...ic...chill out! Quit being so defensive!!!

This is frikin' hilarious!!!
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:18 PM   #1545
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Yes, but wouldn't icicle paradise be just as fitting?
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I am stupid but I don't get your point. Maybe I am pretty stupid but ici means here and paradise means happy (in this country) so why the semantics? ICILEPARADISE. Fair game for me. You question this?
Rather you quiz my intellect and I am up for the challenge: are you?
Slow down, honey. I think he's referring to the snow etc. we commonly associate with the Swiss alps. Nothing to do with semantics. He's suggesting that not only is it paradise where you live, but maybe also an icicle paradise right now. It being winter and all. At least that's my interpretation.

Icicle Paradise does make sense to an native English speaker for someone living in Switzerland, so it is not an unnatural mistake for us to make when reading quickly. No-one is accusing you of any error at all.
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