What catches your attention?

LLigetfa Posted By LLigetfa, Jan 6, 2012 at 6:38 PM

  1. JoeyD

    JoeyD
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    What is this thread about? Ohh never mind...
     
  2. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos
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    Classic. ;-)
     
  3. fossil

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    Dude...yer Latin's hangin' out. :p
     
  4. fossil

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    Well, OK then...editing another poster's words or posting "as if" you're that poster is now fair game? Heck yeah, I can do that. Sometimes it's a lot more fun than just deleting or shutting down. :coolsmile:
     
  5. Dix

    Dix
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  6. billb3

    billb3
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    1. middle-ish three forums mostly
    2.read pretty much all the thread titles - actually click on the ones that might be interesting
    3. I'm no literary bigot, I've worked with ESL immigrants, engineers and non- lit majors all my life , BTW what the :censored: is "Ja" ? :) (consider that a rhetorical question)
    4. sometimes.




    I rather doubt it's humanly possible to not like boobies.

    Some might prefer to not watch them bouncing everywhere and anywhere 24/7.
    Not like them. At all ? Don't think so.
    Well, maybe some exhausted spent bitter curmudgeon that doesn't like the company of people or breathing life forms, but I can't see why one would be lurking or even posting here.
     
  7. Dix

    Dix
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    Dude, I have them, trust me, I know.

    But to be offensive, no way.

    LG, I apologize, I really, really do.
     
  8. billb3

    billb3
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    we all have them. :)
     
  9. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa
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    I had a strict English teacher... so what? Decent punctuation and sentence/paragraph form to improve readability is not too much to ask for. Nobody can force me to to read a monolithic blob. The back button is my right. It does not make me a literary bigot.

    Ja = Norwegian for "Yes". I don't say yes much in the spoken word, I say ja, not yeah.

    Boobies - everyone has them... don't much like seeing them on men though.
     
  10. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit
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    Hey, how'd I get dragged into this ??????????
     
  11. bluedogz

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    Told ya... Catholic-educated grammar pedant. 'Twas serious.
     
  12. firefighterjake

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  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
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    Oops . . . looks like I should have added more spaces between the paragraphs to break things up and make it easier to read. ;)
     
  14. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa
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    No problems to read. Thanks

    I don't know how you folks find the time to follow all the threads. I try to revisit threads I participated in in case someone asks me a question. I don't want to come off as a jerk and not respond. Some other boards that I participate on have a special icon that shows threads I posted to. I wish this board had such a feature.
     
  15. snowleopard

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    1: Yes.
    Pellets: never actually been there--I picture an ongoing clubhouse/meeting/wear-funny-hats-place like the Elks;
    Gas: rarely, though when I did need to post there, I, in fact, had a gas;
    Boiler Room: some very smart and funny and resourceful people hang out there--don't go there much, but when I do I find answers;
    Green: been there--Very Sincere People, and I don't really fit in very well with people who can sustain sincerity for long;
    Old Stoves: not much;
    Hearth: sometimes, but less and less--feel as if I'm wandering around in the archives at times;
    Wood Shed and Gear: fun places to visit, in and out frequently;
    DIY: only when a) my stuff breaks down, and b) I'm concerned about trying to fix it;
    Ash Can: not since the 'Nook went up--it's clearly for mature audiences only, which leaves me out;
    Inglenook: I've heard about this place, and have been intending to stop by sometime . . .

    2) Yes, and yes

    3) There have only been a few that I just couldn't get any meaning out of--long, stream-of-consciousness, punctuation-free paragraphs with spittle flying and red eyes glaring from above. When I politely suggested a few punctuation marks and the occasional cap would make P's ideas a little easier to follow, I barely made it out of that thread alive. I learned then to leave the mumblers to their own devices. I'm too busy writing really long posts to care about that anymore . . . And I agree with Jake--why use conventional end punctuation when ellipses will do--or hyphens--or lots of hyphens---? But I don't like getting capSHOUTed at either.

    4) For example: what is boobies to some of you, chocolate is to some of us. To each their own, but I think leaving candy dishes around the forums would be a nice touch; and now I know what becomes of the English majors---I was worried about them--all that green hair and body piercing seemed like it could work against them in a tough job market, and if I am in a house-fire and a fireman turns up, I'll try to keep a few pertinent quotes handy ("O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention" except that this sounds like something an arsonist would say) and are we actually supposed to stay on topic? No-one ever told me. . . I just think of this as sort of a long boarding-house-table conversation, wherein we all turn up when we are hungry, and randomly reply to whatever fragment floated past that catches our interest for the moment, not necessarily replying to anyone, just indulging in parallel conversations like toddlers hanging out playing next to each other rather than with one another, occasionally reaching over to bob one another with a Fischer-Price hammer, and wander off when interests or responsibility calls us elsewhere and what is a plaque of locusts? Should we be flossing more frequently?
     
  16. Dix

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    Def flossing. mucho importante.

    The boobie thing, not.
     
  17. firefighterjake

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    Snowleopard . . . only minored in English . . . didn't have enough time or credits to double major so I opted to have two double minors instead . . . and I would guess that I'm pretty abnormal . . . even for a firefighter.
     
  18. snowleopard

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    Was I talking about you? And did you bring chocolate?
     
  19. firefighterjake

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    Uh, no Ma'am. No chocolates. . . . I'll just be over here reading War and Peace. ;) :)
     
  20. snowleopard

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    also cats and mayhem
     

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