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ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ/ πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν./...
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...after receiving this GM from the newuser indicated.

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Subject: [BGG] Hi
From: mary0123
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Hi

I hope today finds you well. I felt greatly impressed after reading
your profile today. My name is MARY Please I have some thing to discuss with you . I will like you to write me on my email address; markmary78@yahoo.com.au to enable us discuss in details.

I hope hearing from you soonest.
Thanks for your understanding.
MARY


It looked fishy to me but I thought-- if it WERE real-- it sounds like she wants to make some sort of romantic overture. My ego can use feeding as much as the next guy's.

What I got instead was the usual sob-story internet scam. As a frequent poster here on BGG, I do feel I should alert other others but that's not really what this is about. The sob-story was supposedly from an ex-nun or a married nun [?] addressing me as a "brother in Chr--t".

C'mon people! If your going to internet scam, at least use your brain!
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What are you talking about? I answered this and totally got laid.
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whac3 wrote:
The sob-story was supposedly from an ex-nun or a married nun [?] addressing me as a "brother in Chr--t".

C'mon people! If your going to internet scam, at least use your brain!


This reminds me of that old joke where the priest and the rabbi are comparing the relative accomplishments of various athletes in their respective congregations, and after much one-upsmanship from the rabbi, the priest gets frustrated and says something like, "in order to impress you my kid would have to be Jesus Christ himself!" to which the rabbi says something like, "why not, one of our boys was."

It doesn't remind me of this because of your obvious lack of fellowship with Jesus Christ, but because I've butchered that joke in the same way that your scam artist butchered his chance to scam you.
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Interesting. Was the omission of "is" yours or your suitor's?
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ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ/ πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν./...
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Longbow wrote:
Interesting. Was the omission of "is" yours or your suitor's?

mine. Jewish law forbids writing or saying the names of gods currently worshipped except in compounds referring to something else.
 
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Just to be safe, call me "R--S".
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