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    from experience I would say it is like...

    from experience I would say it is like venice......except all the water is in the sky rather than at ground level

    :D
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    you could learn to fence leftie yourself and...

    you could learn to fence leftie yourself and become ambidextrous. Get a back zipped jacket & plastron, with a wire down each sleeve and a glove for each hand you could become a nightmare between...
  3. I seem to recall that what we regard as...

    I seem to recall that what we regard as "butterflies in the stomach" was thought by the Zulu to be ones warrior spirit surging to the fight (which is why they disemboweled their enemies, to let it...
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    There is virtual fencing on the internet, card...

    There is virtual fencing on the internet, card based and played in real time with graphics - En Garde
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    [QUOTE=one4all;298022] what are the penalties...

    what are the penalties for? No one else seems to have any.
  6. Hyperbole? hmmm - I ACTUALLY said a "small...

    Hyperbole? hmmm - I ACTUALLY said a "small exodus", in other words a little departure but you chose to ignore the first word presumably because you felt like going on the attack for some curious...
  7. One question here Ronald and it arises due to the...

    One question here Ronald and it arises due to the small exodus that we have seen, do you mean British fencer or fencer representing Great Britain & NI ?

    Leaving that to one side - is the situation...
  8. Baseball would surely be due to political...

    Baseball would surely be due to political pressure from the Americans as so few other countries play it (Japan & Canada I think), softball would be a better and wider based choice if they felt...
  9. thats a hell of a presentation for freshers week!

    thats a hell of a presentation for freshers week!
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    Clearly whatever her result was it was not an...

    Clearly whatever her result was it was not an indication of her ability to compete at this level which brings us around to the subject on another thread where another young British fencer was not...
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    sorry, interpretation follows with "style points"...

    sorry, interpretation follows with "style points" - where it is a matter of opinion not fact that makes the winner & ancient refers to the ancient games which I believe included gymnastics which of...
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    I wait with bated breath (and a sadly cynical...

    I wait with bated breath (and a sadly cynical heart) to see what the IOC next consider to be a profit generator ....sorry, sport - still trying to get my head around the idea that rhythmic gymnastics...
  13. "athlete friendly" - does that mean supportive,...

    "athlete friendly" - does that mean supportive, positive, open-minded........? I'm guessing it doesn't mean arrogant, bureaucratic or nit-picking

    I can think of a few other choice phrases that...
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    Don't speak too soon Chris, taking Equestrianism...

    Don't speak too soon Chris, taking Equestrianism as an example we could add another 3 fencing medals by having Mixed Fencing team events.

    Might be fun :D
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    especially if you introduced RoW too.........

    especially if you introduced RoW too...... muahahaha
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    An interesting point CESH and current, I was just...

    An interesting point CESH and current, I was just looking at the entrants for the Youth Olympics and wondering why on earth we have no one from any weapon at all qualified to be there. Surely with...
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    I am contemplating the new equipment requirements...

    I am contemplating the new equipment requirements that would follow, for example large items of oak furniture, staircases, ropes & curtains, possibly even a window from which to dive into a moat
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    thank you

    Just wanted to say thanks & well done to JW and his team for another most enjoyable day.

    Excellent organisation and a very smooth flow.
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    hmmm - might I temper that by suggesting "don't...

    hmmm - might I temper that by suggesting "don't expect all the points that you think you might have got had it all gone according to plan"?

    It's August - how about a controversy free month in...
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    That is interesting, I may be wrong but I got the...

    That is interesting, I may be wrong but I got the impression she is trying to go the other way Ronald - out not in
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    you think it would be better to award the points...

    you think it would be better to award the points with all that means in selection terms & then take them away if they do find a problem with all that procedure would entail?

    It seems to me that a...
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    I know that BF will be doing all they can & I'm...

    I know that BF will be doing all they can & I'm sure that the Organisers will be co-operating with any questions but with the Senior ranking list changing tomorrow it might be nice to see an update...
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    I would imagine that she would need to check the...

    I would imagine that she would need to check the rules regarding representation with the Indian fencing NGO to see the conditions that would apply.

    http://fencingassociationofindia.com/index/
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    Rather than supposing the complaint was post...

    Rather than supposing the complaint was post tournament, it's entirely possible that the complaint was made before the event and not after and perhaps was not "dealt with" by the time the event...
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    If the wrong people got byes would that also...

    If the wrong people got byes would that also cause a rule breach?
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