Millar
Last Post 10/19/2013 07:37 PM by smokey 52. 28 Replies.
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stronz

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10/15/2013 03:14 PM
"It has been quite organic really. You always think it is going to be a definitive moment, but it hasn't. It has kind of crept up and I am suddenly realising it is time," explained Millar. "I think my body is actually getting stronger. It is just I don't want it or need it as much as I once did."

what a dick
Cosmic Kid

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10/15/2013 04:05 PM
???? Why is that being a dick?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
stronz

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10/15/2013 04:11 PM
oh please. When's the last time you -- or anyone you know -- used the word "organic" to describe your decision-making process? He's a dislikeable, over-rated, pompous prick who needs to get out. Aside from that I really admire him.
Cosmic Kid

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10/15/2013 04:31 PM
OK, I guess I can see your point, however, I use "organic" all the time when discussing our sales growth, etc. "Organic" is just the growth you get from the growth of your customers.....

It also seems to be the hot "buzzword" right now.....was listening to the Breaking Bad podcast a lot as the show reached its conclusion and Vince Gilligan kept talking about "organic" vs "inorganic" character development. Uhhhh....WTF? You're the creator and writer for the show....isn't it all kinda the same freakin' thing?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
stronz

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10/15/2013 04:33 PM
OK I officially nominate the word to full cliche status. I have no idea what it means. (except when referring to food. That I get. OK and chemistry.)
ChinookPass

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10/15/2013 04:49 PM
I thought you referring to him saying his body is getting stronger but he's retiring anyway. I'd say he should stick around and win a classic or something, otherwise I just don't believe that statement. If you are a competitor, I think the closer you get to winning, the higher your motivation. But 17 years (or whatever it is) in the sport is a long time. He's free to go.
longslowdistance

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10/15/2013 06:04 PM
Since we're throwing hate bombs at our pet peeve terms:
"Sensations" has to be a literal (i.e., bad) translation.
[I felt good today] = "The sensations were good today"
[The legs feel good] = " I have good sensations in the legs"
I can live with goofy translations, but when native English speakers start talking like this my skin crawls.
bobswire

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10/15/2013 06:04 PM
Well at least he didn't say, "orgasmic".
jrt1045

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10/16/2013 09:40 AM
my thought is the same as I had for CVV and DZ. The way that he's been riding, I thought he retired years ago

Dude made his hay back when people read magazines, he was the posterboy for the high color English cycling mags of the late 90's. Been milking it ever since.
stronz

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10/16/2013 02:17 PM
Yeah he was massive back then. Now cycling is so much more organic. Even if he's a bit of a wanker, I was pleased to hear that he is getting stronger and his sensations are good.
Oldfart

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10/16/2013 03:15 PM
Sustainable. I hate the modern use of that word because it seems to be used incorrectly. To me people use certain words like sustainable or organic or synergy and have absolutely no idea what the word, if it is a word means, but it sounds cool.

Or when folks try and speak foreign words and absolutely mangle the pronunciation. Favourite being Mont Blanc as in the fancy pens and they pronounce the t and c which are actually silent thus confirming that the person who purchased these fancy instruments as a status symbol ain't worth the status.

Unless you can pronounce the word correctly in an organic fashion, it's just not sustainable in the current synergy and gives me bad sensations.
pabiker

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10/16/2013 04:11 PM
I work with the largest organically grown company in the world.
efred

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10/16/2013 04:16 PM
Millar has an education and a broad vocabulary and he uses it. I say chapeau
stronz

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10/16/2013 04:48 PM
chap0h to you for your use of a foreign word. I say he's a douche. Is that french? I get points for that, no?
Oldfart

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10/16/2013 05:03 PM
Yeah stronz, but I am tranquillo about it.
Orange Crush

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10/16/2013 05:08 PM
dick, douche?!?

he's a Brit. Period.
Oldfart

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10/16/2013 07:29 PM
Actually he's a Scot from some other place, isn't he?
Cosmic Kid

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10/16/2013 08:20 PM
Posted By Andy Eunson on 10/16/2013 07:29 PM
Actually he's a Scot from some other place, isn't he?


Hong Kong.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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10/16/2013 10:37 PM
Posted By Andy Eunson on 10/16/2013 07:29 PM
Actually he's a Scot from some other place, isn't he?

That just means that on top of being a dick and a douche he isn't also a wanker.

But there's no independent kilt cycling association that I am aware off
bobswire

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10/17/2013 09:49 AM
Nothing like a philosophical discussion to get the brain cells functioning first thing in the morning.
RNDDUDE

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10/17/2013 11:12 AM
Caption for Bob's photo....
"well, back in my prime, I remember seeing one THIS BIG!"
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
laurentja

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10/17/2013 12:12 PM
Millar played up his self-pity. A tosser.

However, as a francophone who has lived in Chamonix for 2 years, I assure you that the C in Mont Blanc, while a bit of a regional thing, is pronounced.
longslowdistance

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10/17/2013 04:53 PM
And the x in Asterix?
GJanney

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10/17/2013 07:12 PM
Worst words incorrectly and completely overused today: amazing, epic, and literally. If you listen for them, you will hear them abused multiple times every day. Add organic if you like.

Millar is the epitome of pretentious IMO. I find him very unlikeable.
smokey52

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10/17/2013 10:08 PM
Organic refers to $hiit. Literally. The phrase originated with food grown with organic fertilizer (horse manure, cow dung, chicken poop, or whatever) as opposed to inorganic fertilizer (chemically fixed nitrogen/phosphate compounds). The phrase morphed from food descriptions to general descriptions of natural products.
From a chemistry point of view, organic refers to carbon-based compounds whereas inorganic refers generally to mineral-based compounds. As a chemist, it hurts my ears to hear granite referred to as "organic", but I recognize that language is dynamic and idioms change in time.
stronz

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10/18/2013 08:45 AM
who are you calling an idiom?

I forgot "tosser." Really like that one. Organic really has so many meanings. I can think of the following

Chemistry -- carbon-containing compounds generally as relates to the chemistry of living things
Food/Agri-business --- grown without man-made chemical compounds
Medical -- of or relating to a particular organ as in Organic Brain Disease
Millar and other pretentious tossers (yeah baby) -- uh not sure but I think he meant "gradual" or a "slow evolving process."

Its quite amazing that we can use this same word in so many different ways. But thats language, I guess -- its really kind of organic.....
jmdirt

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10/18/2013 08:53 AM
smokey is correct, idiots change in time (but he has a typo).

I hear a lot of these words over and incorrectly used.

I've heard it Blanc (with a soft, tapered off 'c') from Frenchies but a few translation sources don't say the 'c'.

Millar is a massengill!
jacques_anquetil

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10/18/2013 08:59 AM
an example of dual-language wordplay gone terribly, horribly wrong:

A beverage company’s combination of French and English words under its bottle caps as part of a fun game for customers ended disastrously this week when an Edmonton woman unscrewed her Vitaminwater and saw the message “YOU RETARD” under the cap.

http://o.canada.com/news/vitaminwater-bottle-cap/
smokey52

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10/19/2013 07:37 PM
j_a: "Millar is a massengill!" some sort of French shower?


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