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What I hate, is the horrible use of the word LIKE. My wife, and just about every other living female in this country over use it!

"Like OMG! Like did you see like the way he like did that? Like that was totally like crazy!"
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I think we ALL are tired of that one!
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On 2009-05-08 21:00, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Or "Stir of Echoes," starring Kevin Bacon.


If this turns into the Kevin Bacon game, I am leaving the thread LOL.
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Or "Stir of Echoes," starring Kevin Bacon.


If this turns into the Kevin Bacon game, I am leaving the thread LOL.


...says Danny Doyle, no relation to French Connection character Popeye Doyle, portrayed by Gene Hackman, who was in...
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Oh, I do understand that notion. That's why I said I liked the book. I liked that it ticked me off. I respect your recognition of that as well.

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It had the power to tick me off.
That's sidetracking though.


Did it occur to you that Socrates was trying to tick you off? And if so, how is it sidetracking?


Talking about verbal puzzles and stuff made me think you had never actually read the book. Saying you were ticked off convinces me you indeed did read it. And I feel sorry for you if your teacher was so poor that you didn't understand that getting "ticked off" is part of what made Socrates one of the greatest teachers in human history.

Thanks!



I used to say like or uh when I was trying to form a coherent sentence. I didn't like doing it, but it was a space filler. Maybe the silence is better.

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On 2009-05-09 01:07, Brian Proctor wrote:
What I hate, is the horrible use of the word LIKE. My wife, and just about every other living female in this country over use it!

"Like OMG! Like did you see like the way he like did that? Like that was totally like crazy!"
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How many books did you read last month?
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Okay, now let's try books which are not from the magic shop or job related.

The next question would be - do you look up the unfamiliar words/terms as you come across them?

The theme here is - if folks aren't reading and don't go exploring culture(s) they have no need of large vocabularies and can get by with "where is" and "how much" and some social noise to feign appreciation of ritual activities.
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That mean you speak Pakistani?
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LOL!

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Stone..you're a tossbag!
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HA! I had to look up "tossbag".

Ray, have a beer:

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I'll take two myself.

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The theme here is - if folks aren't reading and don't go exploring culture(s) they have no need of large vocabularies and can get by with "where is" and "how much" and some social noise to feign appreciation of ritual activities.


In 1988 I was part of a "What's new with Computers" forum hosted by Ma Bell. One topic was the newly released "spell Check" feature for WordStar. I offered that if it became popular that many people's vocabularies would shrink to whatever was easy to find in SpellCheck. Everybody thought I was crazy.
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What does your obvious insanity have to do with others using a spell checker? I mean beyond the indication of paranoid delusions? Smile

One might just as well expect the "add" feature and online dictionaries to help folks learn new words.

So there's really a program online to check your grimiore and planned ritual to ensure it works properly? Smile
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I was hoping the add feature would improve my math skills.
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Glottochronology - improve your maths skills and learn some formulae to quantify the decay of vocabulary over time...

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There's a course at my school that combines Math, English, and a study skills class. Hm, I think I see a potential solution to the problem children in my math class...

I wonder if I am just being a grouchy old man.
Going back to college after being out in a crappy job market for a few years really makes me look at things different.
I remember the stupid way I handled college the first time around. I am lucky to get another chance after all the years of mundanity. I did janitorial jobs, call center jobs, the unspeakable; call center management.
So when I see people do the dumb things I used to, well I just want to grab them and shake them. "Do you realize how bad the labour market is right now?! You need this!!!"
I guess everybody has to learn for themselves though.
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I am not so sure you can learn about another's "culture" from a computer screen.

In fact I think we are being too attatched to these boxes in the first place. For us to actually have a "society" does not one have to be "social"?
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On 2009-05-09 17:22, Jonathan Townsend wrote:


The next question would be - do you look up the unfamiliar words/terms as you come across them?



One of the great features of the Kindle is that you can highlight and click any word in the books you're reading, and the dictionary definition pops up.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

"...as we reason and love, we are able to hope. And hope enables us to resist those things that would enslave us."
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