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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Apr 5 2014 1:01 PM

I just checked my orders and 29 are being released in April and May - that's 7 or 8 times the usual rate. I can't decide whether to be joyous (for the resources) or tearful (for the hit to the pocket book).

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 1:10 PM

MJ. Smith:

I just checked my orders and 29 are being released in April and May - that's 7 or 8 times the usual rate. I can't decide whether to be joyous (for the resources) or tearful (for the hit to the pocket book).

I can understand your confliction since I have slightly fewer being released in that time.  Fortunately for me, however, many are those I bid on in CP. <Whew !>

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 1:10 PM

I feel your pain. I have 41 orders shipping in April alone. Fortunately, all but one of them are priced at under $100 and even that one is only $104.95, most of them were originally CP's and thus are way less, e.g., $12, $6, $5, $4, $2, etc. Still, the total hit for me in April will be a bit over $1000. But it could have been a lot worse if there'd been several large pre-pub bundles released in the same month, which has happened before.

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 1:11 PM

I have just one with a shipping date:

Ships 4/23/2014 Modern Theological German: A Reader and Dictionary

... and I have painfully many and expensive pre-pub orders. I don't know what to do, which ones to cancel, not to go bankrupt. I have my money on a savings-account which I won't access until late March 2015. Despite being much younger than You, I have a long-term budget for treats, including school-books. The budget is a great idea but I lack ideas how to keep within it.

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 2:10 PM

Many of these resources are being rushed through so as to be included in the new base packages, it is always best to check if it would be cheaper to buy a base package instead as it is often much cheaper that even a few prepubs.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 2:12 PM

Good advice Mike. But I've already purchased the highest Anglican and Lutheran bundles I can afford.

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 2:21 PM

MJ. Smith:

Good advice Mike. But I've already purchased the highest Anglican and Lutheran bundles I can afford.

I did one better, I purchased the highest bundles I could not afford.

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 2:36 PM

If Logos would offer a (line of) base-package(s) containing very up-to-date resources only, I would consider (some level of) it. No, I don't go with very up-to-date resources only, it varies depending on topic and how I expect the scholarship to develop while I work on getting a base knowledge and language skills. Publishers sometimes dictate what Logos can offer, as with the giant Eerdmans one-time release late last year, which I'm guessing was negotiated between the parties to include 500 books that would be a good idea to introduce and probably some of them were included only because they were already electronic at the publisher.

My interest demands a lot - I have to set aside a lot of time for reading, making highlightings and searches, and a lot of money. If I would talk about this with more friends they would advice me not to see spending a lot on books as inevitable. I DO NOT know where I could get hold of advice what books to buy and which ones not to. I feel like if I ask every time I'm making decisions that will set the plan I disturb others who have no use/interest for my questions, the answers to it, or are on a different "level".

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 2:37 PM

Yoicks!                   I just looked at my orders ..........             I want those books  ...

                  BUT!             there are so many of them....           *smile*

So????    What do I do???

Hoicks!?!                 Or ..         Yikes!

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Q: Why has the awkward and ugly word “conflate” suddenly appeared in the media? There are so many more pleasant synonyms, but this clunker has become the rage. Yoiks!

A: I’m surprised that you don’t like “conflate.” It’s actually a pretty handy term, meaning to bring together or fuse. It’s not new, either. It’s been around since 1610, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

It comes from the Latin verb conflare, meaning  “to blow together, stir up, raise, accomplish; also to melt together, melt down (metals),” according to the OED.

“Conflate” in its figurative sense, meaning to fuse two texts or pieces of information, dates from the 19th century. The earliest citation in the OED for this usage, from an 1885 article in the American Journal of Philology, refers to two Greek terms that “are undoubtedly early, since they are conflated.”

So, this is a case of an old term being revived and looking new again.

Speaking of old terms, “yoicks” (the usual spelling), began life in the 18th century as a call used to urge on foxhounds. It may be related to an even earlier hunting term, “hoicks,” which the OED traces back to the beginning of the 17th century.

“Yoicks” is occasionally used (as you used “yoiks”) in a more general way “as an exclamation of excitement or exultation,” according to the OED. Here’s an 1884 citation for the exclamation from Blackwood’s Magazine: “With renewed spirits he jumped into a hansom, and gave the direction … ‘Yoicks!’ cried he to himself, ‘I’m going it!’ “

Of course you may have meant “yikes,” a relatively recent term that the OED dates back to only 1971. The dictionary defines it as an exclamation of astonishment of unknown origin, though it notes similarities with … yes … “yoicks.”

H-m-m. Is “yikes” a conflation of “yoicks” and “hoicks”?

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 2:58 PM

Milford Charles Murray:
"Conflate” in its figurative sense, meaning to fuse two texts or pieces of information, dates from the 19th century. The earliest citation in the OED for this usage, from an 1885 article in the American Journal of Philology, refers to two Greek terms that “are undoubtedly early, since they are conflated.”

So, this is a case of an old term being revived and looking new again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL22e30bFic

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Unix | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 3:04 PM

Old things becoming new is great! Goodnight!

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 3:27 PM

George Somsel:

Milford Charles Murray:
"Conflate” in its figurative sense, meaning to fuse two texts or pieces of information, dates from the 19th century. The earliest citation in the OED for this usage, from an 1885 article in the American Journal of Philology, refers to two Greek terms that “are undoubtedly early, since they are conflated.”

So, this is a case of an old term being revived and looking new again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL22e30bFic

Hey, George!               Did I EVER enjoy that!               !!!              Thanks so very kindly, eh?!            *smile*

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 3:36 PM

George Somsel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL22e30bFic

Fun! I'd never seen that movie before. Now it's on my watchlist.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 5:11 PM

Milford Charles Murray:
Yikes, yoicks, and hoicks!

I don't know from the OED, Milford, but those sound like minced oaths to me Wink

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 5:18 PM

I'm definitely excited. I'd set aside money...now if only the Jonathan Edwards collection would burst through

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 5:29 PM

Robert M. Warren:

Milford Charles Murray:
Yikes, yoicks, and hoicks!

I don't know from the OED, Milford, but those sound like minced oaths to me Wink

Peace, Robert!                 I tried to look it up; however, couldn't find out what a "minced oath" is!          *smile*              So, sorry I can't respond to that.

  In general, the other words were used by me in a hopefully humourous manner to communicate the dilemma of having more Logos Resources "coming on stream" than I can reasonably handle !                       

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 5:38 PM

Milford Charles Murray:

Robert M. Warren:

Milford Charles Murray:
Yikes, yoicks, and hoicks!

I don't know from the OED, Milford, but those sound like minced oaths to me Wink

I tried to look it up; however, couldn't find out what a "minced oath" is!  

A minced oath is a euphemism for a profanity. "Yikes" is one of the few exclamations that I don't believe has any origin in a vulgar or blasphemous term. Jiminy Cricket, Jeepers Creepers, Jeez, Cripes, and others are clearly euphemisms for the name of our Lord. Yikes might sound somewhat like Christ because it has the same vowel, but I have not located any etymology that traces it thus. I think the Oxford English Dictionary entry which Milford cited is most likely to be correct. And here's the entry from the Etymological Dictionary Online which corroborates it. Incidentally, it would be great to have an etymological dictionary of English in Logos.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 6:03 PM

Milford Charles Murray:
couldn't find out what a "minced oath" is!

Just country-boy humor  Wink

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 6:23 PM

MJ. Smith:

I just checked my orders and 29 are being released in April and May - that's 7 or 8 times the usual rate. I can't decide whether to be joyous (for the resources) or tearful (for the hit to the pocket book).

I feel your pain. I hope this will not be the norm moving forward. It is interesting to note that I seldom pass on most Community Pricing resources but this time the cost added up too high. With pain I went through my orders and deleted well over half of them, wanting to shed a few tears along the way Crying

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 5 2014 6:55 PM

6140:

I feel your pain. I have 41 orders shipping in April alone. Fortunately, all but one of them are priced at under $100 and even that one is only $104.95, most of them were originally CP's and thus are way less, e.g., $12, $6, $5, $4, $2, etc. Still, the total hit for me in April will be a bit over $1000. But it could have been a lot worse if there'd been several large pre-pub bundles released in the same month, which has happened before.

6140:

I feel your pain. I have 41 orders shipping in April alone. Fortunately, all but one of them are priced at under $100 and even that one is only $104.95, most of them were originally CP's and thus are way less, e.g., $12, $6, $5, $4, $2, etc. Still, the total hit for me in April will be a bit over $1000. But it could have been a lot worse if there'd been several large pre-pub bundles released in the same month, which has happened before.

I guess I am lucky I am only in a little over $500 for the two months.

-Dan

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