"that I haven't got time to run down to the local rest home to find someone elderly enough to translate." +1 planb
That's actually a good one. I think I'll be borrowing it. I'll substitute nursing home for rest home, since the latter isn't really in common usage anymore. Not trying to be a wise guy, I know you used it deliberately to make a point. Always nice to have someone articulate and coherent posting.
Many post here in haste and often from hand held devices which can be somewhat difficult to type with. Due to the lack of civility on these threads it's understandable that some posters would be as skittish as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Threads too often devolve from substance issues to mocking typos. I'll admit many of them make me chuckle and some of the original vampires here in particular haven't mastered the use of spell check. Others amuse me as they are clearly attempting to be pompous pedagogues or sesquipedalian. (tongue in cheek) Not to be rude but I haven't noticed any Oscar Wilde or Washington Irving types lurking here. Not that there aren't plenty of articulate forumites.
Polish may type in a hurried or sloppy manner but at least he isn't dropping "f-bombs" or other crude expressions as so many of his detractors continually hurl at him. I'll also give him points for being concise. Verbosity can be difficult for the ADD crowd. A post that becomes a tome can alienate the dullards among us. In that regard I am unrepentant.
I hope the holiday season tempers the animosity between the pro and anti-Texan belligerents. Merry Christmas to all and may your stockings be filled with shiny new components, preferably Campagnolo.
I hope the holiday season
Resistance is futile. Your life as it has been is over. From this time forward, you will service us."