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 Post subject: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:31 pm 
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I saw a post (from 2014) on another website, asking about Superposed value.

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Can anyone tell me what year this gun was made and approx. what it is worth? I have a child on the way and will more then likely be getting rid of it.


:shock: :roll: :lol:




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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:41 pm 
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English can be difficult if you’re from another planet :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:41 pm 
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Lots of people mix up then and than, it’s a failure of our public schools.


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:24 am 
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Wonder how that worked out.


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:35 am 
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I hate to see the changing of the language for no apparent reason.

Why did "gave" become "gifted?" Or "price" become "price point?"

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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:46 am 
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I make mistakes all the time. I’ve always said I could never publish a book because I would die, redacting and editing.

I recently posted a reply on another thread (really, a study in logic analysis), edited it 14 times and there are errors, still. (Analysis is a great way to exorcise my brain.) :?

Re: The last sentence...….

“I have a child on the way and will more then likely be getting rid of it.”

......beside the misuse of then for than and outside the context of the 'shotgun' (‘object’ of the previous sentence), the notion of getting rid of ‘it’ (pronoun identifying ‘the child’ or ‘object’ of the last sentence) might be difficult to process, mentally.

I refuse to adopt certain language fads. For example: I don’t know how anyone would ‘run’ a shotgun .......or 'run' decoys, or 'run' a goose call for that matter. However I am becoming adept at running things into the ground, and/or running amuck. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:55 am 
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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:51 am 
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At work recently a building inspector told me that he was a week late doing the inspection because he had had a baby. I told him that I seriously doubted that and he replied, "In truth, I was an innocent bystander."


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:07 am 
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Anatidae wrote:
I make mistakes all the time. I’ve always said I could never publish a book because I would die, redacting and editing.

I recently posted a reply on another thread (really, a study in logic analysis), edited it 14 times and there are errors, still. (Analysis is a great way to exorcise my brain.) :?

Re: The last sentence...….

“I have a child on the way and will more then likely be getting rid of it.”

......beside the misuse of then for than and outside the context of the 'shotgun' (‘object’ of the previous sentence), the notion of getting rid of ‘it’ (pronoun identifying ‘the child’ or ‘object’ of the last sentence) might be difficult to process, mentally.

I refuse to adopt certain language fads. For example: I don’t know how anyone would ‘run’ a shotgun .......or 'run' decoys, or 'run' a goose call for that matter. However I am becoming adept at running things into the ground, and/or running amuck. :mrgreen:


Anatidae,

I knew exactly what you meant, and my attempt at humor fell flat (as it often does).

When I come to a post written by an obvious idiot I generally stop reading. I try to overlook the occasional your/you’re confusion. But we have an attorney on this site that doesn’t know the difference between lose and loose. If your freedom was in jeopardy, would you hire him?


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:02 pm 
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He eats shoots and leaves (herbivore) vs. He eats, shoots, and leaves (me at the range).


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:47 pm 
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Rudolph31 wrote:
"Anatidae,
I knew exactly what you meant, and my attempt at humor fell flat (as it often does).”
I know you (and others) well-enough to know you knew what I found funny about the quote, aside from word misuse.

I occasionally type ‘too’ where it should be ‘to’, and until I discovered it was/is because of a lazy or sticky key on my keyboard......I got so mad at myself for being so careless (or worried that I'm slowly loosing my mind). Fortunately, it’s the only key that sticks (so far).

People have become lazy when they write and leave the 'intent' for the recipient to unscramble. Predictive text promotes this, and is an example of artificial intelligence (another oxymoron). ‘Smart-phone, my asp!

My Dad had a funny saying - I can't recall it exactly but it went something like this:
"You may think you heard what I said, but I'm not sure what you think you heard is what I meant."

I remember him using earlier than Alan Greenspan's tenure as Fed Chief (1987-2006) and as a slightly redacted version of:
Alan Greenspan wrote:
“ I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant”
It sounds more Reagan-ish.


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:09 pm 
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About twenty years into my flying career, I was embarrassed to learn that airplane hangar is spelled differently than coat hanger. That was close to thirty years ago, and I have been careful never to make that mistake again.


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:17 pm 
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HalfStop wrote:
At work recently a building inspector told me that he was a week late doing the inspection because he had had a baby. I told him that I seriously doubted that and he replied, "In truth, I was an innocent bystander."


Halfstop , I think you’ll find that most building inspectors are intelligent ,articulate people.
I kin says this cause I are one :lol:
Edit : I apologize for my bad grammar, I meant to say “our one”

Anatidae , mea culpa ! I’m one of the lazy ones who lets people sort out what I’m trying to say.


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:48 pm 
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Anatidae wrote:
I got so mad at myself for being so careless (or worried that I'm slowly loosing my mind). Fortunately, it’s the only key that sticks (so far).


You're turning your mind loose? You're losing me; I don't understand!

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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:16 pm 
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Well, then - no one is immune to ignorance - and the appearance of stupidity.

(I really should get that damn sticky key fixed) :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:00 pm 
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So, it’s a sticky key. A very strange sticky key that adds a second o in lose but drops the second o in too. Interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:06 pm 
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Zbigniew wrote:
I hate to see the changing of the language for no apparent reason.

Why did "gave" become "gifted?" Or "price" become "price point?"


The reasons may not be apparent, but there are reasons language changes. Since the invention of written language, change has dramatically slowed. Before that, language changes all the time. Get used to it. It is natural.


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:21 pm 
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Rudolph31 wrote:
So, it’s a sticky key. A very strange sticky key that adds a second o in lose but drops the second o in too. Interesting.


OK, I'm guilty.....asssshole!

('Looks like the 's' is also sticking, now. :lol:)


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:50 pm 
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Anatidae wrote:
Rudolph31 wrote:
So, it’s a sticky key. A very strange sticky key that adds a second o in lose but drops the second o in too. Interesting.


OK, I'm guilty.....asssshole!

('Looks like the 's' is also sticking, now. :lol:)


Gotcha!


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 Post subject: Re: English doesn’t have to be difficult....
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:47 pm 
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Anatidae wrote:
I make mistakes all the time. I’ve always said I could never publish a book because I would die, redacting and editing.

I recently posted a reply on another thread (really, a study in logic analysis), edited it 14 times and there are errors, still. (Analysis is a great way to exorcise my brain.) :?

Re: The last sentence...….

“I have a child on the way and will more then likely be getting rid of it.”

......beside the misuse of then for than and outside the context of the 'shotgun' (‘object’ of the previous sentence), the notion of getting rid of ‘it’ (pronoun identifying ‘the child’ or ‘object’ of the last sentence) might be difficult to process, mentally.

I refuse to adopt certain language fads. For example: I don’t know how anyone would ‘run’ a shotgun .......or 'run' decoys, or 'run' a goose call for that matter. However I am becoming adept at running things into the ground, and/or running amuck. :mrgreen:


Well done!:-)




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