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Fraser
2013-May-31, 06:40 PM
“That’s one small step for man… one giant leap for mankind.” And with those famous words astronaut Neil A. Armstrong awed the entire world on July 21, 1969, becoming the first human to set a booted foot upon a world other than our own. But the historic statement itself has caused no small bit of [...]

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NEOWatcher
2013-May-31, 07:18 PM
Hey wait a minute... We don't have an accent. :shhh:

Isn't it the Canadians that put an "a" on the end of everything? ;)

Besides, I'm sceptical that Michigan State could even possibly cooperate with Ohio State. (gee, a football smiley would be good at this point)

Buttercup
2013-May-31, 07:19 PM
I don't know why this is even an issue. :rolleyes:

I always figured he was speaking as representing all of (hu)mankind.

JustAFriend
2013-May-31, 07:20 PM
Ahhhhh, no.

I'm from central Ohio originally and have been to Wapakoneta several times, even went to the Armstrong Museum there.

We don't drop a's.

Usher
2013-May-31, 07:33 PM
Ahhhhh, no.

I'm from central Ohio originally and have been to Wapakoneta several times, even went to the Armstrong Museum there.

We don't drop a's.

You don't "drop" them, you "blend" them. ;)

NEOWatcher
2013-May-31, 07:42 PM
I always figured he was speaking as representing all of (hu)mankind.
That's it... a hesitation. We do that alot in Ohio too.

He was speaking as representing all of (uh) mankind