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post #31 of 38
Well Heirloomer,
                       let me put it to you in a way you can understand.  Did you ever hear the phrase 'the practice is more important than the Game?' It was coined by Gretsky. His parents did not depend on just the coaches. Well what do ya know about that! I wonder if he is questioning dependance?
                        I couldn't imagine a mother or father saying to a coach " My son is not a good hockey player because of you!"


Gotta do the work ...no one ever said life comes easy

Gypsy
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post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by DC Sunshine View Post



Oi Gunnar - you should thank the powers that be for being married to someone almost as talented, intelligent and self impressed as yourself   I am kidding here big boy. Take it with a really large grain of salt.  (It tastes better),  Hey nothing wrong with fancy pants, they can look great.
Do you honestly think I would marry someone that didn't make me look stupid? I'm a man who likes complicated women. LOL, she's great, but she still has the tendency to try and instruct me on subjects I already know and have to remind her I studied biology and medicine too. When it comes to math I admit I quit at  Algebra 2 and doing binary math for networking gave me a facial twitch , what she can do math wise makes me shudder.

p.s. While I took the big grain of salt you suggested, I remain curious why my confidence in myself causes such a reaction.
Edited by Gunnar - 4/20/10 at 12:34pm
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post #33 of 38
Gunnar - It's just sarcasm - my special talent. Sorry if i offended, was trying to make some humour is all.  I tend to overuse sarcasm, which is probably not a good thing,

Again, sorry for any hurt taken, but it was not meant. or intended.

You should be confident in yourself (this does not contain any sarcasm.....it had been a long day when I posted that and did not think too clearly).
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
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 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
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post #34 of 38
no worries, was just curious.
"In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. "
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"In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. "
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post #35 of 38
I agree with you -- I hate it too but language is a living things, changing, evolving and we have to accept that. Presentate may or may not remain in the vocabulary, but that's how new words are *created?*
George, Culinary Scientist and author of
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post #36 of 38
I have  problems with people who use conversational swearing.  At what point did f-ing becme part of day to day conversation?  Yes I swear but not in converstation.. I hate that in people.

One thing I have never figured out.. I worked at a hospital cafeteria and we had to wear these horrid golf shirts that were issued to us.  I would just suck it up after my shift and go home in my ugly shirt.  After all I was going to change into my jammies and hit the sack anyways as I worked nightshift.  I said to one of your younger employees who was complaining about having to change in the public washroom... ." why don't you just wear your uniform shirt home, it's nighttime anyway, no one will see you"  and I still can't figure out the response I got.  She looked at me in total shock and said, rather indignantly " I don't represent this!"  So..  how does wearing your work shirt home mean you "represent" something??  I think my age is showing here...
OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
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OK ... where am I going?.. and WHY am I in this handbasket??
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post #37 of 38
Shakespeare is credited with inventing some 1000+ words, we only use a smaller portion at this time (I forget what percent). Assumption being that some of it was just slang or jargon not worth recorded meaning Course I can always guess what a "fardle on the wind" may be. Are we really fearing a "1984" "double minus bad" effect to the language? I don't think so , I believe it's just coming down to the fact that more people that can't spell are being encouraged to (online )and not being corrected. In the end lets just hope someone points them to dictionary.com
"In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women, and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. "
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post #38 of 38

Dictionary.com?
                        Well if ya wanna surf the net o.k. go ahead but the boys at Microsoft making the 6 figures, figured most people could not spell these days and automatically installed it for you.It's called spellcheck....I know I should use it more often .....but I think people get what I'm trying to say

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