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#1 Salubrai

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:09 AM

Just found it interesting that the old TV game show host Monty Hall was in fact Monte Halperin from Manitoba Canada. I would have just assumed it's a common name and not thought anything of it, but maybe I'm crazy -- does he look at all like Hal?
(I may also be wrong, but I was under the impression Hal's family name was also Halperin.

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#2 Lockhart

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:13 AM

Isn't Hal's surname just Halpin?
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#3 Isis

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:14 AM

Just Halpin. Perhaps this is an previously unknown Canadian branch of the family. :D
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#4 Salubrai

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:16 AM

Oh, oops! I am so sorry, my mistake.
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#5 MorkilRocks

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:53 AM

Oh, oops! I am so sorry, my mistake.


That's OK. It's an easy mistake to make. Tell you what... if you have a hard boiled egg in your backpack I'll give you a dollar! Or, you can just take what's behind door number 3!!!

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#6 BigJackBrass

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:00 AM

Just Halpin. Perhaps this is an previously unknown Canadian branch of the family. :D

It makes sense if you consider how the name might have morphed in Canada: Halp, eh? - in

;) *cough* My old language tutor would be horrified.
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#7 MelkiorWhiteblade

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:55 AM

This did make me chuckle, but to call Hal a Monty Hall GM is a stretch.

I mean, they needed those mithril wheels in Rolemaster. Right? :wink:
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#8 Lindsay

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 12:16 PM

Funny

As far as im aware, Halpin comes from the irish word for half penny, or similar.. most people over here write our name as Halperin, for some reason, so maybe there is a link..
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#9 BigJackBrass

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:37 PM

And just to throw a mathematical link into the linguistic musings, here's the classic Monty Hall Problem.
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#10 Pencil-Monkey

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:57 AM

If only people took the time to read every single thread on the forums, we wouldn't have all this necromancy going on.

Except for spammers, o'course. :(
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#11 MorkilRocks

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:20 AM

If only people took the time to read every single thread on the forums, we wouldn't have all this necromancy going on.


How do you remember all of this stuff? I can't even remember what I had for lunch yesterday...

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#12 Pencil-Monkey

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:42 AM

If only people took the time to read every single thread on the forums, we wouldn't have all this necromancy going on.


How do you remember all of this stuff? I can't even remember what I had for lunch yesterday...

G :D

Probably porridge again, unless the nice people at the nursing home let you have your dentures back for mealtimes, gramps. ;)
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#13 MorkilRocks

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:05 AM

Probably porridge again, unless the nice people at the nursing home let you have your dentures back for mealtimes, gramps. ;)


That's Mr. Gramps to you, whippersnapper!

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#14 Balgin

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:46 PM

that was really an awesome presentation. I mean i learned something from it


Something tells me that might be a Hall of shame post........ :roll:
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#15 tadcan

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:18 PM

This site claims it has an English origin.
http://www.surnamedb.../Surname/Halpin
The name is common in Ireland, but people moved back and forth between the two islands over the centuries. So the answer is probably lost in the mists of time.
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