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    Junior Member Cecile's Avatar
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    I didn't know that about wikipedia. When I went to search and typed in Aruban, it came back with a bunch of stuff. When I typed in Arubian nothing came back at all. I'll find an encyclopaedia that you can't edit and see what happens.
    4th trip to paradise

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    the term that i often wonder about is "locals". here in waterville maine, the folks HATE the term locals.
    andrea
    LOL, when I lived at the Jersey shore we were honored to be called and known as locals!

    The alternative is known as "bennies" , deriving from the word "benefit" in that they benefitied the economy. Sounds good right?

    However, along with that came their behavior such as urinating in public, namely in people's yards, parking in people's driveways for prime beach access, leaving their trash all over the beach, so on and so forth. In essence, a "bennie" was an extremely derogatory term.

    FWIW, I meant no offense to anyone who might think that I was implying that not all Arubans are educated and have removed that portion of my post.
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 05-18-2008 at 02:25 PM.

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    Senior Member Mr. Ratt's Avatar
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    "I meant no offense to anyone who might think that I was implying that not all Arubans are educated..."

    I'd like to second that. I didn't mean to imply there was a lack of education on the island. All, and I do mean ALL of the people I have had the honour of associating with have been well and completely educated, some moreso than others. Even within the culture itself there are differences. But you can find that from one side of a city to another, different terms and colloquialisms for all manner of things.

    (It certainly is difficult to keep from offending people hereabouts, isn't it?)

    Nothing personal meant to anyone here, and if you are offended, sorry 'bout that.

    be well, brightest of blessings

    Mr. Ratt
    www.heyoka-healing.com

    And as for being called a "local", I don't think there's any such thing here in Toronto anymore. This place is just like the old C&W song...
    Everyone from Toronto is from somewhere else.
    Last edited by Mr. Ratt; 05-18-2008 at 06:40 PM.
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    Aruba.... May 12, 2018... 3pm at the Tamarijn, see you there.
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    Senior Member rob o's Avatar
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    This is what I have to say about Arubans (note...I'm not using Arubians) being educated.... I've got a Masters degree and I'm sitting here on the internet dreaming with all of you about Aruba. It's chilly and rainy outside. In Aruba, I would bet it's dry and in the 80's. So...who's smarter?
    Wish I was smart enough to figure out how to be an Aruban!
    Please contact via e-mail at arubarennowner@gmail.com



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    Hi All:

    All I can say is, "Welcome back, Arubalisa," she is the best authority on almost all subjects that need research on the Site.

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edronenburg View Post
    Hi All:
    All I can say is, "Welcome back, Arubalisa," she is the best authority on almost all subjects that need research on the Site.
    You are much too kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edronenburg View Post
    Hi All:

    All I can say is, "Welcome back, Arubalisa," she is the best authority on almost all subjects that need research on the Site.
    Hey lisa, where did you go ?

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    Senior Member Mr. Ratt's Avatar
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    " Wish I was smart enough to figure out how to be an Aruban! "

    Me too!!!!

    I'm with you on that 100%.
    And, from me too, welcome back Arubalisa....
    Where you been?

    be well, brightest blessings

    Mr. Ratt
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    Mr. Ratt
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    Aruba.... May 12, 2018... 3pm at the Tamarijn, see you there.
    http://www.heyoka-healing.com




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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Hey lisa, where did you go ?


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Ratt View Post
    And, from me too, welcome back Arubalisa....Where you been?
    be well, brightest blessings
    Mr. Ratt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Making $$$ to splurge on some luxuries the next trip!
    So far we have reserved the Jolly Pirates lunch sail (for dd), Island helicopter tour (for me ) and dh is gathering his books. Though he will be working during our upcoming trip , he will still have time to read a book a day. We are also planning some dinners off of the Tamarijn property. Just made a ressie at Passions this a.m. for our anniversary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob o View Post
    OK....once and for all I need to know.....is it ARUBAN or ARUBIAN?


    In aruba its ARUBIANO

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