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Old 01-12-2012, 11:34 AM
Ray in Seattle Ray in Seattle is offline
 
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I think I may have given the wrong impression. My dad rarely punished me, although there were many times I deserved it.
It's good to know I got the wrong impression on that. I was half way making light of it anyway - but it's not the proper topic for such treatment.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:35 PM
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One more measure of your incredible obtuseness.

If you cannot understand the difference between saying that a cliché is almost universally understood to imply something (i.e. that many people infer something from it) and saying that the inference is in fact invalid because it is impossible* to infer what someone believes from what he says, there is nothing I can do to help you.
Yes, because you implicitly endorsed that stupidity as the universally accepted understanding. And because this stupidity is so widely accepted, words have no meaning. It's because you allow this as a valid point, the warhawk neo-cons get away with the strength of the accusation alone without the cogency of an actual argument. Some of my best friends are Jewish. In the Ta Nehisi Coates / TwinSwords world, this testimony is meaningless.

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You infer from the fact that I said that many people make the above invalid inference that I must believe it to be a valid inference.
When will you have the courage to admit that you were wrong?
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:52 PM
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When will you have the courage to admit that you were wrong?
Good grief. Florian, you are arguing with the most obtuse (your word, and perfectly apt) person on the internet. You can score every point in the debate (as you have) and it will never change the nature of the responses that follow.

(It's your choice to do so, and I have no wish to suggest differently. I'm just commenting on the futility of the enterprise.)
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:10 PM
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Good grief. Florian, you are arguing with the most obtuse (your word, and perfectly apt) person on the internet. You can score every point in the debate (as you have) and it will never change the nature of the responses that follow.

(It's your choice to do so, and I have no wish to suggest differently. I'm just commenting on the futility of the enterprise.)
Shorter Koch kaine to Jeff:
"Krispy Kreme or Dunkin'"
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:14 PM
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Shorter Koch kaine to Jeff:
"Krispy Kreme or Dunkin'"
Speaking of responses of which their nature never changes.

Added: Good grief, any grammar nazis want to help me with that sentence?
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:26 PM
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Good grief. Florian, you are arguing with the most obtuse (your word, and perfectly apt) person on the internet. You can score every point in the debate (as you have) and it will never change the nature of the responses that follow.

(It's your choice to do so, and I have no wish to suggest differently. I'm just commenting on the futility of the enterprise.)
I think I may be having a stroke.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:09 PM
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I think I may be having a stroke.
Hah. Not to worry.

"I always think it's a sign of victory when they move on to the ad hominem" -- Christopher Hitchens, RIP
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:16 PM
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Hah. Not to worry.

"I always think it's a sign of victory when they move on to the ad hominem" -- Christopher Hitchens, RIP
I'm just surprised to hear Jeff say that about florian...was he being ironic or did they have a fight I missed?
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:22 PM
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I'm just surprised to hear Jeff say that about florian...was he being ironic or did they have a fight I missed?
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It's probably not worth thinking about.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:23 PM
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Shoo, fly.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:44 PM
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Shoo, fly.

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Not interested in your horseshit, nor your insincere smilie.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:44 PM
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Good grief. Florian, you are arguing with the most obtuse (your word, and perfectly apt) person on the internet. You can score every point in the debate (as you have) and it will never change the nature of the responses that follow.

(It's your choice to do so, and I have no wish to suggest differently. I'm just commenting on the futility of the enterprise.)
I know. I have no intention of continuing a discussion with sugarkang in this forum. It is futile.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:58 PM
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Hah. Not to worry.

"I always think it's a sign of victory when they move on to the ad hominem" -- Christopher Hitchens, RIP
Apologies, I misread Jeff's statement.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:27 PM
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Apologies, I misread Jeff's statement.
Team allegiance and expectations are a known cause of reading comprehension fail. If it lasts any longer than four hours consider Obama ... again.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:29 PM
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Team allegiance
Your field of expertise.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:41 PM
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Your field of expertise.
Perhaps so. But I'm proud of my cohorts -- names witheld to protect their innocence.

Whereas your greatest hits include the likes of The Original Axis of Evil:
Kidneystones, Whatfur, and Lyle. If one can be judged by the company they keep and defend? You put me at a great advantage.
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:50 PM
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Perhaps so. But I'm proud of my cohorts -- names witheld to protect their innocence.

Whereas your greatest hits include the likes of The Original Axis of Evil:
Kidneystones, Whatfur, and Lyle. If one can be judged by the company they keep and defend? You put me at a great advantage.
Blindspot much?
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:13 AM
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Speaking of responses of which their nature never changes.

Added: Good grief, any grammar nazis want to help me with that sentence?
Speaking of responses whose nature never changes,...

NB: I am not taking a side in this latest spat, if that is the proper word, but I can't resist an invitation to copy edit. Occupational hazard.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:50 AM
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Speaking of responses whose nature never changes,...

NB: I am not taking a side in this latest spat, if that is the proper word, but I can't resist an invitation to copy edit. Occupational hazard.
Heh. That was my first draft of the damn sentence, but the "whose" bugged me and I was trying to solve it for "which" or "that."
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:05 AM
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You would have just peed on the dumpster.
I almost did! But there certainly is an advantage being a guy sometimes!
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:40 PM
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Heh. That was my first draft of the damn sentence, but the "whose" bugged me and I was trying to solve it for "which" or "that."
Trust your instincts, Jeff.

Not that this would be of any interest to anyone other than editing nerds, but in addition to my previous suggestion, there are at least a couple of write-arounds that solve your problem without changing the meaning of the sentence too much:

1) Speaking of responses, the nature of which never changes,...

Personally I find that one a bit clunky, and many people get caught up in whether the verb should be a singular: nature>>changes, or responses>>change. I'm about 95 percent sure the verb is singular, but I wouldn't stake my life on it. Truth be told, I'm not much of a grammarian.

2) (The quick and dirty, deadline approaching method) Speaking of responses that never change,...

Many times cutting the Gordian knot is your best bet.

Geek session over. Anybody still awake out there?
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:59 PM
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Trust your instincts, Jeff.

Not that this would be of any interest to anyone other than editing nerds, but in addition to my previous suggestion, there are at least a couple of write-arounds that solve your problem without changing the meaning of the sentence too much:

1) Speaking of responses, the nature of which never changes,...

Personally I find that one a bit clunky, and many people get caught up in whether the verb should be a singular: nature>>changes, or responses>>change. I'm about 95 percent sure the verb is singular, but I wouldn't stake my life on it. Truth be told, I'm not much of a grammarian.

2) (The quick and dirty, deadline approaching method) Speaking of responses that never change,...

Many times cutting the Gordian knot is your best bet.

Geek session over. Anybody still awake out there?
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:41 PM
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Geek session over. Anybody still awake out there?
Oh! I so admire grammar, especially the good type, even though I don't use it much.

...shamelessly fishing for compliments. anyone? anyone?
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:46 PM
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Oh! I so admire grammar, especially the good type, even though I don't use it much.

...shamelessly fishing for compliments. anyone? anyone?
Mmm, to rate a gold star you'll have to work on your capitalization skills.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:48 PM
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Mmm, to rate a gold star you'll have to work on your capitalization skills.
I just love capitalism!

I know, I changed it.

Cuter, huh?

Nothing matters anymore.):

They're cutting down on the oxygen.

I'm feeling a little faint.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:44 PM
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Why have there been no comments for three days? Must all comments be posted below the diavlog now? Or do we now all finally agree on everything?

This is a test.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:12 PM
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Why have there been no comments for three days? Must all comments be posted below the diavlog now? Or do we now all finally agree on everything?

This is a test.
Yep, everyone is voting for Romney.
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