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Old 2nd August 2013, 10:38 AM   #241
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I think the name "Weiner" is Yiddish, not German, in which case the vowel was originally pronounced "ey" (as in "hey"). When transliterated to English, some took the German pronunciation ("ay"), and some went with the English-style "ee."
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Old 2nd August 2013, 12:05 PM   #242
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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken View Post
Yes, yes it is. So is the attack on the fair pay act, and trying to limit access to health care as well as contraceptives.
And if every guy doesn't get an new Xbox from the government, it must be a war on men! If every family doesn't get a free subscription to Netflix from the government, it must be a war on families! In other words if anyone doesn't get what they want, it means the government is at war against them. Yep that logic works to try to smear the opposing party.
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Old 2nd August 2013, 12:07 PM   #243
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Ah for the days when the best known weiners in New York City were Nathan's......
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Old 2nd August 2013, 12:38 PM   #244
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It is possible that his name had the [wee-nur] pronunciation ever since his family arrived at Ellis Island, when some functionary pronounced it wrong, and the family may have just figured that's their new American identity. It's hard to imagine a kid surviving grade school with that pronunciation though.

In English you can pronounce your name pretty much any way you choose. I think of Sandra Fluke, who uses the pronunciation that rhymes with "book". That is exceptional for an English spelling.

I don't know much about German, even less about Yiddish, but I do know that "wein" pronounced [vayn), like "vine", means "wine" in English, and the following quoted remark below seems generally accurate.

I can't find any word in German on line dictionaries spelled "weiner", but the word "weinerlich" (+lich is a kind of adverbial +ly suffix) has several meanings related to "whining" or "sniveling".


http://theweek.com/article/index/247...etimes-whiner#

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If he lived in Germany, his name would indeed have the "eye" pronunciation but in the United States both the "eye" and "ee" pronunciations show up for this name, for reasons having to do with ethnicity, sound drift, and chance. There is a German name Weiner that comes from a dialectal pronunciation of Wagner, related to Waggoner, meaning wagon-maker. But Anthony Weiner is Jewish, and according to dictionaries of Jewish surnames, his name probably originates from the Yiddish name Vayner, meaning wine merchant. Yiddish is related to German, and Vayner is related to the German word Wein for "wine," and pronounced with the "eye" vowel. But there is another less common but also predominately Jewish surname Wiener, meaning someone who comes from Vienna.
Vienna in German is Wien, pronounced [veen].
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Old 2nd August 2013, 12:45 PM   #245
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Originally Posted by Olowkow View Post
Vienna in German is Wien, pronounced [veen].
So the proper way to refer to people living in or from Vienna are Wieners.
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Old 2nd August 2013, 01:05 PM   #246
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So the proper way to refer to people living in or from Vienna are Wieners.
As far as I know, that's correct, in German.

In English, it's Viennese. The Wiener Waltz just doesn't hack it.

In German, it works though: Wiener Walzer.
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Old 6th August 2013, 08:41 PM   #247
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Anthony Weiner calls his opponent "grandpa" at an AARP event:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/m...YTPw6mP0lDHHpN

Best and the brightest, these people. I can see why Huma Abedin wanted to hitch her wagon to Weiner's political rising star.
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Old 6th August 2013, 11:42 PM   #248
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Originally Posted by ravdin View Post
Anthony Weiner calls his opponent "grandpa" at an AARP event:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/m...YTPw6mP0lDHHpN

Best and the brightest, these people. I can see why Huma Abedin wanted to hitch her wagon to Weiner's political rising star.
Is somebody paying this moron to be stupid?
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Old 7th August 2013, 01:26 AM   #249
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Wiener referred to interns as "Monica".

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In the Tuesday cover story, Nuzzi wrote that Weiner often called interns Monica, a reference to former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and that many people worked on the campaign only to get close to Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, an ex-aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Old 7th August 2013, 07:34 AM   #250
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Anthony Weiner's political career is essentially a 21st century art project in exhibitionism and sexual frustration, just as Herman Cain's campaign for the presidency was nothing more than a mildly clever pizza ad.
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Old 7th August 2013, 08:10 AM   #251
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Originally Posted by ravdin View Post
Anthony Weiner calls his opponent "grandpa" at an AARP event:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/m...YTPw6mP0lDHHpN

Best and the brightest, these people. I can see why Huma Abedin wanted to hitch her wagon to Weiner's political rising star.
I don't blame him for being upset that Weiner touched him, since we all know where his hands are much of the time.
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Old 7th August 2013, 01:14 PM   #252
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I don't blame him for being upset that Weiner touched him, since we all know where his hands are much of the time.
His camera?
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Old 7th August 2013, 01:53 PM   #253
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His camera?
Camera/Phone. And we all know phones are considered one of the filthiest things on earth.
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Old 8th August 2013, 02:42 PM   #254
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Love the headline in a Jewish Newspaper:

"Weiner is in the #1 spot...with comedians".

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Old 8th August 2013, 02:59 PM   #255
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Some speculation that the sexism issues that Weiner managed to raise is helping Christine Quinn to a lead in the polls. Weiner, btw, is in fourth place and dropping.
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Carlos Danger is back again. He just can't stop himself.

And who could have predicted that a marriage officiated by Bill Clinton might collapse from infidelity?
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Old 29th August 2016, 12:02 PM   #257
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
Carlos Danger is back again. He just can't stop himself.

And who could have predicted that a marriage officiated by Bill Clinton might collapse from infidelity?
You know, if being married to Huma Abedin wasn't enough motivation for him to stop, I can't imagine anything would be.
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Originally Posted by TubbaBlubba View Post
You know, if being married to Huma Abedin wasn't enough motivation for him to stop, I can't imagine anything would be.
This is the third incident that we know of, since he began his relationship with Abedin. I think this one is probably the worst, and it looks like the wife finally gave up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthon...xting_scandals
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
And who could have predicted that a marriage officiated by Bill Clinton might collapse from infidelity?
Probably no one, since Bill and Hillary Clinton have been married for nearly 41 years and continue to be so.
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Probably no one, since Bill and Hillary Clinton have been married for nearly 41 years and continue to be so.
Huma and Andy also continue to be married.
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Probably no one, since Bill and Hillary Clinton have been married for nearly 41 years and continue to be so.
Apparently Huma isn't as tolerant of serial infidelity as Hillary. But then, few women are.

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Huma and Andy also continue to be married.
They might not be getting divorced (yet), but they are now separating. I think that counts as a collapsed marriage.
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Old 29th August 2016, 01:07 PM   #262
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
Carlos Danger is back again.

And wouldn't you know it... John Oliver is off for a couple of weeks.
There'll be too much to catch up on when he gets back to give much time to... Carlos.

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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
Apparently Huma isn't as tolerant of serial infidelity as Hillary. But then, few women are.



They might not be getting divorced (yet), but they are now separating. I think that counts as a collapsed marriage.
The separation could be a sham. Hillary's campaign might have insisted on it.
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Anyone know who the woman is in the new photos?

She is really quite fetching
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Anyone know who the woman is in the new photos?

She is really quite fetching
Huma Abedin?
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Probably no one, since Bill and Hillary Clinton have been married for nearly 41 years and continue to be so.
She really knows how to stand by her man.
Would this separation give hill's campaign some much needed sympathy?
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Weiner's Back

But his problem has to do with his front!!!!!
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Weiner's Back

But his problem has to do with his front!!!!!
What problem? Don't buy into the social conservative propaganda that Anthony Weiner has a problem.
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What problem? Don't buy into the social conservative propaganda that Anthony Weiner has a problem.
The guys a jerk. No need to pretend one side has the high road here.
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The guys a jerk. No need to pretend one side has the high road here.
He's no worse than a famous quarterback, yet more demonized. I wonder why.
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He's no worse than a famous quarterback, yet more demonized. I wonder why.
Because we tend to hold people who want to be our leaders to a higher standard; we expect athletes to be immature.
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He's no worse than a famous quarterback, yet more demonized. I wonder why.
Which quarterback? Michael Vick? He's not only not worse, he's considerably better. In fact, there's an entire database of NFL criminals, many considerably worse than Weiner.

But if you mean Brett Favre, well, he only got caught once, as far as I know. I'd have to say the repeats put Carlos Danger ahead of Favre.
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Because we tend to hold people who want to be our leaders to a higher standard; we expect athletes to be immature.
People like David Vitter?
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The guys a jerk off. No need to pretend one side has the high road here.
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Don't forget that he also accused other people of committing crimes in order to cover up his own lies. Or that the lies were not merely to reporters, but to his own wife as well. As mentioned above, if a man will violate the trust his wife places in him like this, whose trust won't he violate?

As for the Democrats throwing him under the bus, he very much deserved that. He got them to go out on a limb for him, and then he cut that limb off. He betrayed them. That deserves to have consequences. If he had been honest from the start (or even if he merely refused to answer questions), then things might be different. But when you get people to back you up and then your lies are exposed, then those people are made to look like fools for lending support to that lie.
I agree with this.

Lying, murdering, backstabbing in a political context just mean your tribe has picked champion who will fight dirty.

Adultery combines two nasty characteristics: the champion endangers the tribe because he can't control his impulses, and betrays his wife. the ultimate loyalty test.
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Weiner, Weiner, Weiner.
What are we to do with you?

Have we ever had a former congressman or senator end up homeless and on the street? Because Weiner seems to have chosen that as his career path.
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Have we ever had a former congressman or senator end up homeless and on the street?
Sadly, many deserve to be. I think their unfavorable rating far exceeds the two Presidential candidates we have now. Which is REALLY bad! Worst two choices of my life!
Really going to miss Obama! We all will!

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People like David Vitter?
Hey he was classy unlike Weiner. He didn't take pictures like some common Hollywood tramp.

On the other side the woman who sent these to the press might well be guilty of revenge porn, not that I expect anyone to care.
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I agree with this.

Lying, murdering, backstabbing in a political context just mean your tribe has picked champion who will fight dirty.

Adultery combines two nasty characteristics: the champion endangers the tribe because he can't control his impulses, and betrays his wife. the ultimate loyalty test.
That is why you can really tell the great leaders in WWII by how faithful they were to their spouses. Shame the lost the war really despite their moral superiority.
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