Today is September 17

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Today is September 17

Post by weiwensg » 17 Sep 2002 14:03

The 63rd anniversary of the day when the Soviet Union attacked the Polish Pripet Marshes and stabbed all Polish hopes of a final stand there...

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Post by Ogorek » 17 Sep 2002 15:44

.....and also the the start of Operation MARKET GARDEN

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Post by Daniel L » 17 Sep 2002 16:39

"anniversary"?

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Post by Phaethon » 17 Sep 2002 18:37

charlie don't surf wrote:"anniversary"?


The date on which an event took place in a previous year [NODE]

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Post by Daniel L » 17 Sep 2002 19:05

I know that but "anniversary" sounds so positive so celebrative, why not use the word "commemoration"?

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Post by Zygmunt » 18 Sep 2002 10:09

charlie don't surf wrote:I know that but "anniversary" sounds so positive so celebrative, why not use the word "commemoration"?

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Because "anniversary" is lexicographically accurate. It can have a positive meaning, but not necessarily. It does however mean marking to the year. "Commemoration" just means to display remembrance, without specific reference to how long it has been. Hence "anniversary" is used as it is the more accurate term.

We can "commemorate" any day of the year. But the "anniversary" is only on the seventeenth of September.

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Post by Nagelfar » 18 Sep 2002 12:01

lets just call it the "birthday" of that event :wink:

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Post by Benoit Douville » 18 Sep 2002 23:47

Yep, a stab in the back of Poland and it reminds me of the Italians against the French in 1940 when the Germans were beating France. Ah those Russians...

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