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Russell Jones  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
Italian to English
Where is it? Feb 24, 2011

Do we have a venue yet?

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Confused Feb 25, 2011

I'm confused. THere seem to be TWO London things (I refuse to say "PowWow"). The other one is here:

http://www.proz.com/powwows/3620

[Edited at 2011-02-25 08:58 GMT]


 

Frances Leggett  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
Italian to English
+ ...
informal get together Feb 25, 2011

I mean this is what Powwow's usually are but I think the organiser of this Powwow, Robert, just happened to be coming to London around this time and wanted to know if any other translators wanted to meet up and RominaZ suggested he make it a Powwow. That's why there are two so close together!

 

Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:31
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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At the risk of pointless repetition... Feb 25, 2011

...things are exactly as Frances has stated.

I definitely did not mean to step on anyone's toes.

Anyway, as of right now, there is a blizzard in Cleveland and my flight (originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m. is slated to leave at 2:35 p.m.

I am very appreciative of those of you who have shown interest in this powwow/shindig/thing, and I look forward to meeting all of you next week.

[Edited at 2011-02-25 16:32 GMT]


 

Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
Member (2005)
German to English
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1: unconfusion; 2: venue Feb 28, 2011

1.
Tom in London wrote:
I'm confused. THere seem to be TWO London things (I refuse to say "PowWow").
Why? Is powwow only possible between "native Americans" (="red Indians")?
The other one is here:
http://www.proz.com/powwows/3620


The later one is over three weeks later - I don't see that as a real problem.
2.
I'm sure some Prozians will like to meet Robert (I shall be elsewhere at that time) but unless he states (perhaps asking somebody to suggest one) a place (e.g. lobby of his hotel?), I don't see how that will be possible.

Oliver

[Edited at 2011-02-28 14:29 GMT]


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
Member (2008)
Italian to English
1: unconfusion; 2: venue Feb 28, 2011

Oliver Walter wrote:

1.
Tom in London wrote:
I'm confused. THere seem to be TWO London things (I refuse to say "PowWow").
Why? Is powwow only possible between "native Americans" (="red Indians")?
The other one is here:
http://www.proz.com/powwows/3620


The later one is over three weeks later - I don't see that as a real problem.
2.
I'm sure some Prozians will like to meet Robert (I shall be elsewhere at that time) but unless he states (perhaps asking somebody to suggest one) a place (e.g. lobby of his hotel?), I don't see how that will be possible.

Oliver

[Edited at 2011-02-28 14:29 GMT]


1. ... because "pow wow" (I prefer "bow wow" anyway) is part of a particular Prozian argot that as a lover of the English language, I find too mannered and uncongenial (another example is the misuse of "agree" to signify "agreement" and "kudoz" to signify "kudos"; I just don't get it). How about "meeting", or as Robert puts it, " powwow/shindig/thing"? Or would that not be clever enough?

2. I wanted to sign up for Robert's thing, not the other one (too many people). As you can see, I'm an irascible fellow and the slightest thing gets me going. I can't handle large numbers of people. Or indeed, ppl.icon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2011-02-28 14:44 GMT]


 

Jeanie Eldon  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
German to English
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Bow wow at Jeanie's place Mar 1, 2011

Hi Everyone, as there are only a few of us and it has been tricky for Robert to find a suitable venue, I have offered to host the pow wow at my home. I will be delighted if you will all come for some nibbles, beers, wine and chat (or bring your own tipple if you want). I live opposite Canada Water tube station which is on the Jubilee line (2 stops from London Bridge). If you have trouble finding it, just call me and I will come down. Tel. 0203 479 1603 / Mobile 07929129960. Also, I've only been here a couple of months so the flat is still rather bare; I have enough chairs ... but if more of you sign up I'll stop at Argos for more. Just so that we have an idea of how many to expect, could you please reconfirm. Looking forward to meeting you on Thursday at 6pm. Jeanie

[Edited at 2011-03-01 01:39 GMT]


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Woof Mar 1, 2011

Jeanie Eldon wrote:

Hi Everyone, as there are only a few of us and it has been tricky for Robert to find a suitable venue, I have offered to host the pow wow at my home. I will be delighted if you will all come for some nibbles, beers, wine and chat (or bring your own tipple if you want). I live opposite Canada Water tube station which is on the Jubilee line (2 stops from London Bridge). If you have trouble finding it, just call me and I will come down. Tel. 0203 479 1603 / Mobile 07929129960. Also, I've only been here a couple of months so the flat is still rather bare; I have enough chairs ... but if more of you sign up I'll stop at Argos for more. Just so that we have an idea of how many to expect, could you please reconfirm. Looking forward to meeting you on Thursday at 6pm. Jeanie

[Edited at 2011-03-01 01:39 GMT]


Alas, I can't do Thursdays so won't be coming. One less chair, Jeanie ! Have a good one, everyone.


 

Martin Phillips  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
Member (2008)
Spanish to English
Guau guau Mar 1, 2011

Canada Water is just up the line from me. Is anyone invited, or are you all close personal friends?

I've yet to go to one of these kerraayzee shindigs.


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Pics please Mar 1, 2011

Martin Phillips wrote:

Canada Water is just up the line from me. Is anyone invited, or are you all close personal friends?

I've yet to go to one of these kerraayzee shindigs.


I hope someone of you will take some pics and post them here.


 

Jeanie Eldon  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
German to English
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The more the merrier... Mar 1, 2011

Hi All, just to re-iterite that I chose to host this pow wow at my own home because it was proving difficult to book a room in one of London's pubs with so few participants and Robert is visiting from the US and doesn't know London very well. Also, just to clarify, I only know very few of you so don't be shy and come and meet your friendly fellow linguists to network, exchange ideas, socialize or just have a moan and a groan about the lack of work and income .... Sorry you can't make it Tom, I was looking forward to meeting you.

[Edited at 2011-03-01 19:07 GMT]


 

Jazminvsm  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:31
English to Spanish
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Looking forward Mar 1, 2011

It's my first Powwow in London.
Looking forward to see you allicon_smile.gif
What is it advised to bring?


 

janaspackova
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
Czech to English
+ ...
address Mar 3, 2011

Hi Jeanie,

thanks a lot. Would like to come unless something unexpected happens. Could you please tell me the exact address?

thank youicon_smile.gif

Jana


 

Natalia Mackevich  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:31
English to Russian
+ ...
Oops... Mar 4, 2011

I've just discovered that we're having another get together... yesterday. I'm some 15 hours late. Could you at least post pictures please? And I hope to see you on the 26th of March!

 


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