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bozo de niro
2021-01-26 17:19:21 UTC
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or Puny wars?
bozo de niro
2021-01-26 19:52:36 UTC
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Post by bozo de niro
or Puny wars?
When you hear eleven thirty eight, do you think in terms of 24 hours or millennia?
Arindam Banerjee
2021-01-26 20:47:50 UTC
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Post by bozo de niro
or Puny wars?
Punic relates to the Sanskrit puneet meaning beneficial.
For the Carthagians it probably meant that as traders they were being beneficial to all, being Punic.
However the Punic wars were not puny.
The first one still hold the record for the largest sea battle.
bozo de niro
2021-01-27 03:23:40 UTC
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Post by Arindam Banerjee
Post by bozo de niro
or Puny wars?
Punic relates to the Sanskrit puneet meaning beneficial.
For the Carthagians it probably meant that as traders they were being beneficial to all, being Punic.
However the Punic wars were not puny.
The first one still hold the record for the largest sea battle.
It's like Norma Desmond says, "There are no puny little wars, just puny little people"

Or was it "I am big, it's the pictures that got small"? --

bozo de niro
2021-01-28 20:41:59 UTC
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Post by Arindam Banerjee
Post by bozo de niro
or Puny wars?
Punic relates to the Sanskrit puneet meaning beneficial.
For the Carthagians it probably meant that as traders they were being beneficial to all, being Punic.
However the Punic wars were not puny.
The first one still hold the record for the largest sea battle.
Re: > > The first one still holds the record for the largest sea battle...

and conceit behind the oxymoron "Italian Navy"

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