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25th May 2000, 04:15
I'm Dutch, and nobody in a close distance to me knows when to apply one of them.
I know I got this in highschool, but I just forgot.
Please tell me so I can sleep again!

In case it's a hardware problem, my signature:

PIII-500, 256 MB, G400 MAX DH on, ABIT BH6, MX300
Win2K drivers: 5.03

25th May 2000, 06:28
Who want's to know?
And, Whom do they want to ask? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

PS My wife has an MA in English, I'll ask her for a definitive definition tonight.

25th May 2000, 07:04
Guess who?

Hey you! To whom are you referring?

Whose the idiot that left the barn door open?

Tune in next week, and we will cover the use of can and may.

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25th May 2000, 07:09

That would be who's, not whose.

Whose cookies are on the counter?

Who's gone and left the meat out to rot?

Who knocked up my daughter?

To whom shall I send this mail-bomb?

- Gurm

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

25th May 2000, 07:31
even i know that!

25th May 2000, 07:45
Whose grammar book are you using?

25th May 2000, 07:51
who's = who is

25th May 2000, 07:54
whose = who is? no?
Oh, whose = belonging to! I get it know! If I didn't now you, I would think you were messing with me.

Oh well, two out of three are not bad.

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25th May 2000, 07:59
'know' as in to know your mother?

25th May 2000, 08:00
or now as in this moment?

25th May 2000, 08:01
What? No, I know now, or now I know?
OK, I will quit screwing around now.

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25th May 2000, 09:01
Leuk gedaan FaRaN http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

Whoever can tell whodunnit, whoa! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif
To whom it concerns: I didn't knock her up, Jason http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif
Now, I don't know who knows, but knowing you it's difficult to say who knew, if even there's something new to know about it or not now. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


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25th May 2000, 10:43
So generaly whom always comes after 'to', and redirects to the subject? Please give me a rule, not examples. I can work with rules an make my own examples. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

and that who/whose f*ckups early in this topic I already know,
or was it now? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

25th May 2000, 10:50
I think it's whom whenever you use a preposition (voorzetsel !!) in front (???)


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25th May 2000, 11:01
"Who" is used as the subject of a sentence; "whom" is the objective case of "who."

Take a look at some of the examples given:

"To whom are you refering?" "You" is performing the action that the speaker is inquiring about. The action is being performed on "whom."

"Who want's to know?" "Who" performs the action here and is therefore the subject.

"Whose" is the possessive form of "who." "Who's" is the contraction for "who is."



25th May 2000, 11:11
aaaaahhh thank you very much, now I can sleep again and brag about it.

25th May 2000, 14:46

25th May 2000, 15:09
STOP, can someone give me some historical feedback on this word ?

25th May 2000, 18:33
For Pete's sakes, give us a month, wouldja?


That is, assuming that I am the "her" to whom you earlier referred, Jord.

If you meant someone else, I don't want to know who it is....

(Just to keep this post on topic, since no one will have to wonder <u>whom</u> I will be killing if someone who is not me turns up pregnant http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif)

Holly, T-some appallingly small number (15)

25th May 2000, 23:01
That depends, Holly... Are you Jason's daughter? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

T minus 16 days

26th May 2000, 01:37
Does it really matter as long as they understand what you mean.

26th May 2000, 03:56
Allright, this is getting out of hand.

Now, next question for the dumb dutch guy:
What is a boomstick?

Move along, move along, nothing to see here...

26th May 2000, 04:47
Who is throwing the cheese at whom?

26th May 2000, 06:37
So, overall, in conclusion to this thread, the conclusion I have come to is that I conlcude that the conclusion is very difficult to conclude. Yeah?

Me know you know me no-know. (I.e. I don't know!) http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif


"Life is what we make of it, yet most of us just fake"

26th May 2000, 07:11
The vessel with the pestle has the pellet with the poison.

The flagon with the dragon has the brew that is true.

But what about the chalice from the palace?

- Gurm

Listen up, you primitive screwheads! See this? This is my BOOMSTICK! Etc. etc.

26th May 2000, 07:29
OK, you asked for it Cjolley (http://www.cheese.com)

Cheese Fact Sheet

No matter how far archaeological finds go, there is evidence that cheese came into being in prehistoric times. Cheese can not really be said to have been "invented". This delicious food must have resulted from the simple observation that milk left in a container ends up by coagulating, even more if it is hot. People living in areas where the climate changed seasonally would also have noticed the effect of temperature on this process: in warmer weather the milk would curdle faster than in the cold. This might be considered the first technological cheesemaking discovery.

There are hundreds of different types of cheese that can be differentiated both by the type of milk - raw, skimmed or pasteurised, and by the animal - cow, goat, sheep, buffalo, horse or camel.

Serving and Storage Tips

Unpasteurised cheese with a range of flavours should not be sliced until purchase otherwise it will start to lose its subtlety and aroma.
Keep the cheese in conditions in which it matures. Hard, semi-hard and semi-soft cheeses are stored in the temperatures from around 8 - 13 C.
Keep the cheese wrapped in the waxed paper and place it in a loose-fitting food-bag not to lose humidity and maintain the circulation of air.
Wrap blue cheeses all over as mould spores spread readily not only to other cheeses but also to everything near.
Chilled cheeses should be taken out of the refrigerator one and a half or two hours before serving.
Cheeses contain living organisms that must not be cut off from air, yet it is important not to let a cheese dry out.
Do not store cheese with other strong-smelling foods. As a cheese breathes it will absorb other aromas and may spoil.
Wrap soft cheeses loosely. Use waxed or greaseproof paper rather than cling film.
Let cold cheese warm up for about half an hour before eating to allow the flavour and aroma to develop.


26th May 2000, 17:07
"there is evidence that cheese came into being in prehistoric times"
Isn't this an oxymoron? http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif

26th May 2000, 20:56

Now, next question for the dumb dutch guy: What is a boomstick?
Ever seen a performance of "Stomp?" That's what a boomstick is.

26th May 2000, 23:45

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hwA; akin to Old High German hwer
Date: before 12th century


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27th May 2000, 04:33
nobody took the bait http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/frown.gif