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Re: Follow me on Twitter

Postby Mark » May 15th, 2014, 8:31 pm

Just another reminder that you can also follow me on Twitter for more Napoleonic military history and other updates @marksimner or by visiting https://twitter.com/marksimner

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Re: Follow me on Twitter

Postby Mark » July 19th, 2014, 7:44 pm

Yet another reminder that you can follow me on Twitter. I currently have over 1,720 followers, so my march to break the 2,000 barrier is well on the way! @marksimner

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Re: Follow me on Twitter

Postby Mark » May 11th, 2016, 7:22 pm

I am now up to over 2,500 followers. If you are not already, please do follow me @marksimner

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Re: Follow me on Twitter

Postby DaveH » May 12th, 2016, 11:49 pm

I am on too, but not much Napoleonic - looking at my Viking ancestors in Dublin, pretty places and throwing bricks at Brexiteers at the moment.
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Re: Follow me on Twitter

Postby TheBibliophile » May 13th, 2016, 8:15 am

DaveH wrote:I am on too, but not much Napoleonic - looking at my Viking ancestors in Dublin, pretty places and throwing bricks at Brexiteers at the moment.

I must have ducked any thrown in my direction. :D
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Re: Follow me on Twitter

Postby DaveH » May 19th, 2016, 2:36 pm

You're safe now - just binned the account. Too many stupid people on there, although I have enjoyed the song lyric references to the Supreme Court decision today. ;)
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Re: Follow me on Twitter

Postby DaveH » July 23rd, 2016, 9:19 am

Here is a good example of why anyone should be careful with Twitter

https://twitter.com/holland_tom/status/ ... 1398654977

How long ago did I write that Warrior? :roll:
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Re: Follow me on Twitter

Postby Josh&Historyland » July 23rd, 2016, 1:24 pm

Ah, twitter's not so bad so long as you have a good mental filter, ignore the nuts, outsmart the angry ones, stick to your facts with the smart angry ones... Etc etc, mostly it's just about making sure you understand the power of words, how you use them and how you react to them.

Anyhoo
Until about 1812, most officer corps, being gentlemen tended to converse in French as a second language as it was it tended to be the court langauge in most countries.

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Re: Follow me on Twitter

Postby DaveH » July 23rd, 2016, 2:00 pm

True amongst the nobles and better educated - but this claim does emanate from Andrew "rent-a-quote" Roberts. :roll:

James Blunt :!: is a surprisingly waspish and witty bloke to follow.
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Re: Follow me on Twitter

Postby Josh&Historyland » July 23rd, 2016, 7:13 pm

I'd tend to agree, the wording of the "official language" tweet suggests it was some kind of actual regulation, rather than a cultural thing of the upper classes. Tolstoy's upper classes all spoke French until after the invasion of Moscow when it became unpatriotic to speak in French (yet it still ocurred). The Prussians were the same, right up to Waterloo, the only language Wellington and the Prussian General Staff had in common was French, but despite Blücher's famous Quelle affaire bit, he refused to speak the language during the meeting at Brye on the 16th letting Gneisenau do most of the talking, doubtless getting an interpreter for the vital bits.

I don't follow Blunt but I have seen some of his wicked s*** downs.

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