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#1 aSoldier

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 04:34 AM



What is it?

#2 Harut

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 07:54 PM

achqi ulunq... huh.gif

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:03 PM

I haven't been in an Armenian home without it? It is everywhere. I have one too! smile.gif

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Posted 15 October 2006 - 10:26 PM

It's a superstition thing .. supposed to be good luck or keep away bad luck or something like that.

#5 aSoldier

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 05:15 AM

Hmm...and there's no culture ties to it, are there? Most of my turk friends wear it so I'm just guessing.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 07:53 AM

That is generally known as talisman. There are other forms of talismans. This is specifically an antidote to evil eye.
Serach the net using "evil eye" as your keyword and learn more that you ever need. It is basically a stupid superstition.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:38 AM

QUOTE(Arpa @ Oct 16 2006, 10:53 AM) View Post
stupid superstition.


Pleonasm?

Edited by Boghos, 16 October 2006 - 08:39 AM.


#8 Yervant1

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:54 AM

QUOTE(Boghos @ Oct 16 2006, 10:38 AM) View Post
Pleonasm?

What the hell is Pleonasm?
Can you use more words to describe your point? tongue.gif

#9 Boghos

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 12:39 PM

Yervant jan, it is "pleonasm", not Pleonasm smile.gif .

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE(Boghos @ Oct 16 2006, 02:39 PM) View Post
Yervant jan, it is "pleonasm", not Pleonasm smile.gif .

I guess you returned my pun with a pun. smile.gif

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 02:10 PM

Yes smile.gif . You guessed right.

#12 aSoldier

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:10 AM

QUOTE(Boghos @ Oct 17 2006, 12:38 AM) View Post
Pleonasm?


It's a common pattern in his posts...thanks for the info though.

@Yerevant: please dont stir this thread off topic, like you usually manage to do..

Edited by aSoldier, 17 October 2006 - 04:10 AM.


#13 Yervant1

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:18 AM

QUOTE(aSoldier @ Oct 17 2006, 06:10 AM) View Post
It's a common pattern in his posts...thanks for the info though.

@Yerevant: please dont stir this thread off topic, like you usually manage to do..

Did you take your medication?

#14 Arpa

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:37 AM

QUOTE(Boghos @ Oct 16 2006, 06:39 PM) View Post
Yervant jan, it is "pleonasm", not Pleonasm smile.gif .

I know. I know! Pleonasm/Redundancy/Stupidity.
I used “stupid” and “superstition” in the same sentence.
A redundancy” a “pleonasm” without indicating that those who believe in “superstition” may also be labeled as “stup.d” .
Pleonasm? Redundancy?
Well!!!

#15 Yervant1

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE(Arpa @ Oct 17 2006, 12:37 PM) View Post
I know. I know! Pleonasm/Redundancy/Stupidity.
I used “stupid” and “superstition” in the same sentence.
A redundancy” a “pleonasm” without indicating that those who believe in “superstition” may also be labeled as “stup.d” .
Pleonasm? Redundancy?
Well!!!

Arpa please don't stir this thread off topic. tongue.gif Leave the evil eye alone it's sacred. lol.gif

#16 Boghos

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:01 PM

Shadakhoss, Yervant. Now we are talking pleonasm, redundancy smile.gif
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But at least you are funny, Yervant jan.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:30 PM

QUOTE(Boghos @ Oct 17 2006, 04:01 PM) View Post
Shadakhoss, Yervant. Now we are talking pleonasm, redundancy smile.gif
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But at least you are funny, Yervant jan.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:44 PM

Talking of superstition, when I was moving out of the house, my mom wanted to give me a box with a cross, some salt, and I think one of these evil eyes. Of course I wouldn't take it so she had snuck it into my bags without me knowing.

Of course the next time I got back I snuck it back into one of her drawers so hopefully one day she'll realize what an amazing son I have been ... not wanting to take all her good luck and cross/salt protection with me when I left hope. lol.gif

Ironically enough, my mom is not really religious.


PS: I'm glad I wasn't flying because 1st, I'd have lied and said I was the only one packing my bags and 2nd, I'd have to explain the white powder in the box next to the voodoo statue of the tortured dead man. ohmy.gif

Edited by Sip, 17 October 2006 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:52 PM

QUOTE(Sip @ Oct 17 2006, 04:44 PM) View Post
not wanting to take all her good luck and cross/salt protection with me when I left hope. lol.gif

Is hope your girlfriend? tongue.gif

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:00 PM

sad.gif I left all hope when I left home.

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