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jorge santos garcia




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PostPosted: May 14, 2008 05:01    Post subject: Re: Self collected  

Hello all

My english doesn't allow mw to understand some 'nuances' of the language, but I wonder....

.... if 'self-collected' means that a specimen was collected by itself (I believe without any help, our help, wich is rather strange), then...

... 'self-obsessed' means that the obssession is obsessed by itself??

... 'self-service' means the service (food) serves to itself ?? or by itself??

... 'selfish' means that a fish is .... ??

It's funny to play with words....

I like 'personally collected'. It's almost a direct translation from my luanguage, but 'self-collected' is easily understood as well. I've never learned the word im my english lessons, I just heard of it in the mineral world, but I understood is meaning without someone's explanation.

So.... 'self-collected' or 'personally colected', they are both very understandable.

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PostPosted: May 14, 2008 06:41    Post subject: Re: Self collected  

Hi there!

Although my English is bad, I'll try to answer:

-self-service means one have to serve oneself.If the term was self-served,then one would understand that the food is served by itself.

-selfish-no fishes here (nice one btw... eheheeh) .Self + ish = selfish were -ish is a terminoelement that gives the noun the property the first component indicates.

-self-obsessed -refers to a person, so the person is obsessed by herself or himself. Similarly, self-collected (which refers to specimen), means that the specimen is collected by itself, all on its own, so the specimen has formed an one-piece collection which consists of itself.

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PostPosted: May 14, 2008 07:13    Post subject: Re: Self collected  

I think I would like to self-close this thread, it is getting silly
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PostPosted: May 14, 2008 08:36    Post subject: Re: Self collected  

Hear Hear!
Yawn....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

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PostPosted: May 14, 2008 09:13    Post subject: Re: Self collected  

I'll agree with John....
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PostPosted: May 14, 2008 09:17    Post subject: Re: Self collected  

What??? I thought it was finally starting to make some sense. Oh well, on to bigger and better things.
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PostPosted: Mar 18, 2009 10:20    Post subject: self collected  

As my english itself (collected?)
I beg your pardon.
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