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21:01 24.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I was at work, but everyone was talking about it, saying — «Good riddance» and that.
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We have a saying «попутного ветра в горбатую спину»
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21:04 24.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> The favourites with the bookies for the Tory Leader are Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab — you remember, our chief Brexit Secretary who resigned over May accepting the EU demands re the Irish border issue. I think he will be even better than Boris. Boris is a bit of a clown, he has a lot of enemies in the Tory Party as well. Dominic Raab is a new fresh face, etc. I hope he will be the next Tory Leader. And he is tough, and he knows the EU very well — he was a very tough negotiator, I think he looks very promising and would make a great PM
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What about Rees Mogg? Will he make a try?
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21:04 24.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> That meme dosen't mean your science is inferior. But there are plenty of articles in our media about some weird and usless invetions by British scientists.
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I could bang on about science for a long time, my husband was involved in it big time. But — there is pure research and applied research (https://www.differencebetween.com/diffe rence-between-pure-and-vs-applied-resear ch/) and all sorts of other researches, but it is pure research — that is the most expensive, as it doesn't promise any immediate commercial profit or any results and sometimes is done on the subject that to a layman like you or myself would seem laughable and stupid. But the most fundamental discoveries that moved the world forward start in pure research. Remember Newton and his apple and the law of gravity for instance. I bet his contemporaries made lots of jokes about that at the time. Well, would they be laughing now? And yeah — Newton was of course an Englishman.
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21:06 24.05.2019
In pure research — it is the ability to think «out of the box», which is the most important thing. Thinking out of the box is what brings paradigm shifts in science. But to a layman it would of course look like something stupid.
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21:09 24.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> What about Rees Mogg? Will he make a try?
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Rees Mogg is what we call here «the man behind the scenes», «the Prince of Darkness», he doesn't like to front the campaigns, he backs or not backs them. But he endorsed Boris Johnson for PM. He loves Boris, but some Tories hate him, you know — it is always like that with the Tories.
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21:11 24.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>> That meme dosen't mean your science is inferior. But there are plenty of articles in our media about some weird and usless invetions by British scientists.
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> I could bang on about science for a long time, my husband was involved in it big time. But — there is pure research and applied research (https://www.differencebetween.com/diffe rence-between-pure-and-vs-applied-resear ch/) and all sorts of other researches, but it is pure research — that is the most expensive, as it doesn't promise any immediate commercial profit or any results and sometimes is done on the subject that to an on layer like you or me would seem laughable and stupid. But the most fundamental discoveries that moved the world forward start in pure research. Remember Newton and his apple and the law of gravity for instance. I bet his contemporaries made lots of jokes about that at the time. Well, would they be laughing now? And yeah — Newton was of course an Englishman.
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Well we all know about famous British scientists. But you can be sure if any British scientist will make another weird invention it will be all over the Russian media. It's a way to belittle the significance of British science of course. But only school kids can take it seriously.
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21:12 24.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Rees Mogg is what we call here «the man behind the scenes», «the Prince of Darkness», he doesn't like to front the campaigns, he backs or not backs them. But he endorsed Boris Johnson for PM. He loves Boris, but some Tories hate him, you know — it is always like that with the Tories.
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Btw, what is the English for «Темнейший».
May be «His Darkest Darkenss»?
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21:17 24.05.2019
Do you happen to know how this breed of cats is called?



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21:21 24.05.2019
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Nah, I don't think so. «The Prince of Darkness» is a political term here for someone who is a «behind the scenes» engineer, director — so to speak. Someone who uses other people to promote their ideas. For example, for the Blairites it was Peter Mandelson that was «The Prince of Darkness» — he was the man behind Blair's success — not in terms of funding him or whatever — the opposition is funded by Her Majesty's people and them paying taxes, the same way the Government is funded- but he was definitely the chief engineer behind the Blairites. Mogg — well, he is the chief Brexiteer, he heads the ERG (European Research group) in Parliament. He has been doing all he possibly could do to stop the Remain agenda that was intended to harm the Party and the Country -to go through the Parliament. If not for him, May would be still here and we would be now shafted up our asses with the worst possible deal. The worst possible. Remaining as is in the EU is a much better deal compared to May's one. May's whole agenda was to deliver Brexit in name only, but not only that — but to help the EU break up the UK, as factually — there would be a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. It was totally dreadful. And designed to put down Britain and appease the EU. May is a scumbag, a dickhead, a traitor.
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21:22 24.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Do you happen to know how this breed of cats is called?
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It is a long haired breed, is it some sort of a Siberian kitty? I have no idea unfortunately, I am sorry, but she is gorgeous.
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21:25 24.05.2019
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Sorry, I drifted off there a tad, talking about «Prince of Darkness» in politics. What I meant to say is Putin is not like Mogg or Peter Mandelson, he is more like Blair, or Johnson, or Thatcher — he is the frontman. So the Russian «temneyshij» probably means «a villain» in English — in this particular context.
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21:27 24.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Nah, I don't think so. «The Prince of Darkness» is a political term here for someone who is a «behind the scenes»
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Actually I was asking about Putin, people call him «Темнейший» here in Russia. How will you put «Темнейший» in English?

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> Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
>> Do you happen to know how this breed of cats is called?
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> It is a long haired breed, is it some sort of a Siberian kitty? I have no idea unfortunately, I am sorry, but she is gorgeous.
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I have no idea either. But it reminds me of Siberian cats too


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21:31 24.05.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> So the Russian «temneyshij» probably means «a villain» in English — in this particular context.
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okay, thanks, so it will smth close to Dark Lord or Darth Putin?
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21:45 24.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> I have no idea either. But it reminds me of Siberian cats too
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Well, then - we are both spot on, great minds think alike — as they say (I am actually pissing myself laughing saying this, as «great minds think alike» is what we use sometimes to «clinch» a deal when talking to the investors who seem to be impressed by our knowledge, but all we do is trying to sell, etc.) — it turns out, it actually IS a Siberian long haired — that is the name https://www.yourcat.co.uk/types-of-cats/siberian...
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21:46 24.05.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> So the Russian «temneyshij» probably means «a villain» in English — in this particular context.
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>okay, thanks, so it will smth close to Dark Lord or Darth Putin?
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Yeah — something like this — a dark powerful character, but not necessarily a good one.
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