Any fencers here?

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  1. Patrician

    Patrician Senior member

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    Do we have any fencers here @ SF?

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    I fence epee and I'm really good [​IMG]
     
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    Etienne Senior member

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    Nope, don't think there are any. [​IMG]
     
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    Patrician Senior member

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    Why do I get the feeling that you fence? [​IMG]
     
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    Funnily enough I was talking with a friend about starting fencing again last night.

    I fenced mostly foil for a year about 6 years ago, then did a 6 week beginners course for a refresher about a year ago but let it slide again. Its about the only sport I've really enjoyed so I really should make the effort. I think I need a bit more time on foil, but see epee as the way to go.
     
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    Etienne Senior member

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    Why do I get the feeling that you fence? [​IMG]
    Beats me.

    Yet, there is absolutely no proof that I started fencing a bit in high school, picked it up again at the age of 20 and have been fencing ever since. Nor that I have, in that period, had 3-4 years where I trained properly and was pretty good (while sadly that allegedly no longer is the case). And who could imagine a slimmer of proof for the claim that I started with foil and switched to epee around the age of 26?
     
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    Patrician Senior member

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    What the fuck are you talking about etienne?!
     
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    Etienne Senior member

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    What the fuck are you talking about etienne?!
    I'm answering your question in what is meant as an amusing and ironical way drawing heavily on the use of preterition.
     
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    Patrician Senior member

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    And in English that means exactly what?
     
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    And in English that means exactly what?

    FAIL
     
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    Patrician Senior member

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    FAIL

    English is not my native language. [​IMG]


    Or is that just the American, sorry French, way of speaking.
     
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    Do we have any fencers here @ SF?

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    I fence epee and I'm really good [​IMG]


    I fenced for 5 years; left it behind about 5 years ago. I got my coach certification - the lowest level. I lost all my partners - wife, when she lost interest and then the teenaged children when they went away to school. I lift weights now; it's not as fun as foil.[​IMG]

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    And in English that means exactly what?
    What exactly is it you don't understand? Preterition means (look it up) that I explained in what way I am a fencer (how long I have fenced, etc.) while appearing to deny being one. It's a joke. It's a figure of speech found in all Western languages, including English and French, and you don't have to know its name to use it.
     
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    I took fencing in college for a 1 hour course. It was a dumb course, but I liked fencing.
     
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    celery Senior member

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    I fenced for a while, foil was my preferred event (although I did epee and sabre as well). I got a gold medal at a regional competition and got my first ranking (E 03 I believe). I stopped because I didn't have time or money to continue. Sadly that was about 3 years ago, I'd love to go back but I need to lose weight.
     
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    I suppose kendo doesn't count?
     

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