Does Joerg have a assistant for the Forum?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by jnmbhj, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    I have seen that Joerg has posted reply's in the forum everyday does he have an assistant to help him answer the questions or is it just him answering the questions?
     
  2. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    There is Forum Tech (Austin), but if it says "JoergS", it is the real McCoy.
     

  3. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    real McCoy? I have not heard this phrase before. Do you mean the real deal?
     
  4. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    wow you must be young, that phrase is over 150 years old!
     
  5. jnmbhj

    jnmbhj Slingshots FTW

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    Oh I wasn't sure maybe its just a phrase used on Europe. Since I don't live in Europe phrases get changed a bit.
     
  6. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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    Oh come on, you know he's young. ;)
     
  7. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    well its originally a scottish phrase, so it was the real mckay

    it was the americans that changed it to mccoy
     
  8. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    You're welcome :D

    'Murica!
     
  9. NyamNyam

    NyamNyam Member

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    I only know this mccoy.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. JimRhodo

    JimRhodo Junior Member

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    Thank goodness for Wiki

    The real McCoy" is an idiom and metaphor used in much of the English-speaking world to mean "the real thing" or "the genuine article", e.g., "he's the real McCoy".

    The phrase "The real McCoy" is a corruption of the Scots "The real MacKay", first recorded in 1856 as: "A drappie o' the real MacKay," (A drop of the real MacKay). This appeared in a poem Deil's Hallowe'en published in Glasgow and is widely accepted as the phrase's origin.
     
  11. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    What popularized it in the US was a manufacturer of steam engine lubricators in the 1870's-80's. The company was McCoy, and their patent was 'copied' by quite a few competitors. To combat this, their slogan was, "You need the real McCoy for your engine" and the phrase got ingrained into the mind of the Industrial Age American and has stuck since.

    -Wild Bill
     
  12. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Damn it Jim! I'm a doctor not a linguist!

    But if I was, I'd be a cunning linguist;).
     
  13. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Ugh. I'm married to a cunning linguist. Indeed, she chided me earlier today for speaking broken German. At this point, it's the only kind I can utter.

    -Wild Bill
     
  14. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Thank you for that!- how would anyone have known?-
    except for Jörg, oviously?..

    greetings,

    Be
     
  15. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Funny you should say that, cunning linguistics is one of my favorite pastimes!! :cool:
     
  16. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Will, your words said a mouthful:eek:.
     
  17. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    mine too, a small world it is!

    but I keep having to remind myself 'Roll my R's' :D
     
  18. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Y'all wouldn't be so flippant about it if you came home to a wife that was sitting on the couch writing Chinese poetry... or reading a Persian newspaper... Or arguing with someone on the phone in French... or doing a translation from Spanish to English on the internet... I could go on. She's FLUENT in Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Persian, Farsi, Dutch, Afrikaans... and I'm probably missing a few. I have, in my home, over 3000 volumes of books, yet I can't read at least 1/4 of them. I can barely get by in four languages (English, Spanish, German and Korean) for which she mocks me with wild abandon. Oh, the turmoil...

    -Wild Bill
     
  19. Obl1v1Aus

    Obl1v1Aus Meh!

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    If I had a wife (or girlfriend for that matter) I'd be practicing my linguistics every chance I got, I know for certain there would be no mocking as she'd be utterly speechless!
     
  20. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Bill, methinks you have missed a cunning pun by sir Dolo...

    Reminds me of a skit from Saturday Night Live about the wiley Colonel Angus.