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  • Nobody with more than a very basic knowledge of French would make that mistake; "être" is used for the perfect tense of a handful of verbs, but this document used it for all of them.

    Linkspam for 6-8-2009

  • Science, qua science, must do this; its very raison d'être is to replace the supernatural by the natural, the unknown by the known, fable by fact, and while it is engaged upon this task it must be provisionally atheistic or cease to be itself.

    Approaches Determine Outcomes

  • "Science, qua science, must do this; its very raison d'être is to replace the supernatural by the natural, the unknown by the known, fable by fact, and while it is engaged upon this task it must be provisionally atheistic or cease to be itself." (emphasis mine)

    Approaches Determine Outcomes

  • Need more SF (if tre is any) sooooooooo tired of elves, swowrds and a time WHEN MAGIC REALLY WORKED

    This Week's Freebies from Tor

  • Mr. Byrne is, of course, someone who in the past has had a personal commercial interest (as a co-founder) in a company called E-Government Solutions Ltd (founded 2000) whose raison d'être is the provision of systems for government, education, police and local authorities to undetake e-commerce and e-procurement:

    Mr. Byrne's 'Progressive Britshness'

  • We just bought our house it was built in 68′ and our tre is huge.

    Summer berry – Mulberry « Salt and Pepper.

  • Secondly, our entire raison d'tre is to help protect the weak and the vulnerable in the worst days of their lives when they have nobody else to turn towards and when they desperately need help.

    The Men and Women of the Canadian Armed Forces

  • Well, if le maître is caring about language, showing little patience for argot (in this case the French verb "marcher," "to walk," also slang for "to work" i.e.: "Ça ne marche pas -- It doesn't work"), he is also passionate about nature, and so we collected our boussoles, sketchbooks and sacs à dos* and headed due ouest.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The coachman, preparing his accustomed coup de théâtre, is not allowed to speak.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • Without warming, their raison-d’être is gone and Pachy will have to write more porn.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » When Good News Isn’t Good News

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