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Felix Wang




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Nov, 2017 1:05 pm    Post subject: Machete dueling         Reply with quote

It has been a while since I visited. I saw this video, and thought it might be amusing:

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/545057/papa-machete/

This would likely be a relatively recent invention (17th -18th century?) Machetes aren't swords, of course, and the fighters are unarmoured, but it certainly looks interesting.
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Tue 07 Nov, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks scary as all hell. One of my instructors said "the winner of a knife fight is the one who makes it to hospital."
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Johannes Zenker





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PostPosted: Tue 07 Nov, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ah yes, I've seen this video a few months ago. Quite interesting, if a little bit sensationalist and staged. I really liked the part where the westerner goes toe to toe with Papa, looked like the guy had learned some Messer.

Plus, as a linguist I *really* loved the french-english mix pidgin.
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