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Richard W Member Since: Jun 22, 2017
31 of 45

Douglas Michael M wrote:

Richard S wrote:

Vladimir G wrote:

That's an interesting thought Richard. Would the Coffee Break forum be exempt or would you also charge for posting humorous comments? I can see the revenue potential there thanks to the wittiness of our frequent posters... Smiley Happy

 

Noooo! Humorous comments are deinitely exempt Vladimir Smiley Happy


 


OK, I can accept the absence of a comma before the vocative, and of terminal punctuation, as perhaps a bit of self-deprecating humor. But even with two years of Latin, I'm missing the pun you may have been aiming at with "deinitely."


I think Richard has started taking a "When in Rome..." view.

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Janean L Member Since: Apr 6, 2016
32 of 45

Quote: OK, I can accept the absence of a comma before the vocative, and of terminal punctuation, as perhaps a bit of self-deprecating humor. But even with two years of Latin, I'm missing the pun you may have been aiming at with "deinitely."

 

Michael is an internet demi-god, simply for correctly identifying a vocative. Promoted to internet full-god status on the basis of his knowledge of how to correctly punctuate same. (et tu, Brute?)

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Richard S Member Since: Mar 12, 2019
33 of 45

Douglas Michael M wrote:

Richard S wrote:

Vladimir G wrote:

That's an interesting thought Richard. Would the Coffee Break forum be exempt or would you also charge for posting humorous comments? I can see the revenue potential there thanks to the wittiness of our frequent posters... Smiley Happy

 

Noooo! Humorous comments are deinitely exempt Vladimir Smiley Happy


 


OK, I can accept the absence of a comma before the vocative, and of terminal punctuation, as perhaps a bit of self-deprecating humor. But even with two years of Latin, I'm missing the pun you may have been aiming at with "deinitely."

 

Goodness Douglas, everyone told me that making fun of another FL was against Community Guidelines and replies here were just 'professional banter', where the standard of writing one would use in their professional work do not apply and yet...this is apparently ok with you and your fellow 'Gurus'? 

 

Congrats on letting your compadres know how clever you are (or think you are, so maybe this is an ego thing?). In reality, you have done nothing more than post a similar reply to the one I posted (which I regretted, adding later that I would never leave a similar comment in the forum again) and was berated for. Clearly that was not sufficient for you. Upwork rightly deleted my post, but no action has been taken on this occasion? No doubt you have an answer as to why that would be.

 

I have some comfort in the fact that my comment was made, ignorant of the Community Guidelines (my fault) and in a moment of annoyance. Your reply is a considered, deliberate, measured and intentional response to try and belittle someone. You have actually taken the time out of your day specifically to do this. Which is worse?

 

At best it seems mean, at worst it feels like bullying. Still, I hope writing it gave you some sort of (odd) satisfaction, along with the subsequent (and predictable) 'high fiving' you have received from some of the other 'Community Gurus'. Their giving it 'kudos' implies that they think this behaviour is to be applauded in some way and I'm sure you will appreciate the irony.

 

I created this thread to try and make some people smile. I am glad my aim appears to have been achieved, even if not for the reasons I had originally intended.


 

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
34 of 45

Richard S wrote:

Douglas Michael M wrote:

Richard S wrote:

Vladimir G wrote:

That's an interesting thought Richard. Would the Coffee Break forum be exempt or would you also charge for posting humorous comments? I can see the revenue potential there thanks to the wittiness of our frequent posters... Smiley Happy

 

Noooo! Humorous comments are deinitely exempt Vladimir Smiley Happy


 


OK, I can accept the absence of a comma before the vocative, and of terminal punctuation, as perhaps a bit of self-deprecating humor. But even with two years of Latin, I'm missing the pun you may have been aiming at with "deinitely."

 

Goodness Douglas, everyone told me that making fun of another FL was against Community Guidelines and replies here were just 'professional banter', where the standard of writing one would use in their professional work do not apply and yet...this is apparently ok with you and your fellow 'Gurus'? 

 

You have done nothing more than post a similar reply to the one I posted (which I regretted, adding later that I would never leave a similar comment in the forum again) and was berated for. Clearly that was not sufficient for you. Upwork rightly deleted my post, but no action has been taken on this occasion? No doubt you have an answer as to why that would be.

 

I have some comfort in the fact that my comment was made, ignorant of the Community Guidelines (my fault) and in a moment of annoyance. Your reply however is a considered, deliberate, measured and intentional response to try and belittle someone. Which is worse?

 

At best it seems mean, at worst it feels like bullying. Still, I hope writing it gave you some sort of (odd) satisfaction, along with the subsequent 'high fiving' you have received from some of the other 'Community Gurus'. Their giving it 'kudos' implies that they think this behaviour is to be applauded in some way and I'm sure you will appreciate the irony.

 

I created this thread to try and make some people smile. I am glad my aim appears to have been achieved, even if not for the reasons I had originally intended.


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Get over it.  You have a nice dog so start again. 


 

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
35 of 45

I'm sorry to derail this thread, I'm not a native speaker of English and I just stumbled upon a word that I don't understand: lolcow.

 

What does it mean?

 

English is so hard.

 

 

 

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"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless
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Richard S Member Since: Mar 12, 2019
36 of 45

Rene K wrote:

I'm sorry to derail this thread, I'm not a native speaker of English and I just stumbled upon a word that I don't understand: lolcow.

 

What does it mean?

 

English is so hard.

 

Rene, from what I can make out (fingers very much crossed that you will let me know if I'm wrong, which would be great (even though you 'don't' know what it means)), is an indivual's expressed views or opinions being confirmed as correct, by subsequent responses to them/it by others. Apparently, it's used almost exclusively in relation to social messaging platforms. Amazing what you can learn in here! Smiley Happy

 

 


 

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Richard S Member Since: Mar 12, 2019
37 of 45

Nichola L wrote:

Richard S wrote:

Douglas Michael M wrote:

Richard S wrote:

Vladimir G wrote:

That's an interesting thought Richard. Would the Coffee Break forum be exempt or would you also charge for posting humorous comments? I can see the revenue potential there thanks to the wittiness of our frequent posters... Smiley Happy

 

Noooo! Humorous comments are deinitely exempt Vladimir Smiley Happy


 


OK, I can accept the absence of a comma before the vocative, and of terminal punctuation, as perhaps a bit of self-deprecating humor. But even with two years of Latin, I'm missing the pun you may have been aiming at with "deinitely."

 

Goodness Douglas, everyone told me that making fun of another FL was against Community Guidelines and replies here were just 'professional banter', where the standard of writing one would use in their professional work do not apply and yet...this is apparently ok with you and your fellow 'Gurus'? 

 

You have done nothing more than post a similar reply to the one I posted (which I regretted, adding later that I would never leave a similar comment in the forum again) and was berated for. Clearly that was not sufficient for you. Upwork rightly deleted my post, but no action has been taken on this occasion? No doubt you have an answer as to why that would be.

 

I have some comfort in the fact that my comment was made, ignorant of the Community Guidelines (my fault) and in a moment of annoyance. Your reply however is a considered, deliberate, measured and intentional response to try and belittle someone. Which is worse?

 

At best it seems mean, at worst it feels like bullying. Still, I hope writing it gave you some sort of (odd) satisfaction, along with the subsequent 'high fiving' you have received from some of the other 'Community Gurus'. Their giving it 'kudos' implies that they think this behaviour is to be applauded in some way and I'm sure you will appreciate the irony.

 

I created this thread to try and make some people smile. I am glad my aim appears to have been achieved, even if not for the reasons I had originally intended.


_______________________

 

Get over it.  You have a nice dog so start again. 

 

I have no idea what this even means and rather unhelpfully addresses none of the points raised in my post, which was entirely expected from you (btw there's an unecessary spacing between 'it' and 'You').


 


 

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Richard L Member Since: Dec 14, 2016
38 of 45

Richard,

I'm laughing for all the right reasons. I always love when people point out typos as if it is a gotcha in casual discussion. It is just a ridiculous way for people to come back when they "ain't got nothin'." I bet these same people stop you in conversation to clarify meaning by having you spell out words. For example, say you are a typo specialist and a bartender. While you are tending bar a client says "I'll have a beer [two/to/too]". As the bartender typo specialist you say "Can you spell out [two/to/too], because you either mean you want two beers as an afterthought to having one ("a beer. [no] Two!"), that you have yet to complete the sentence (i.e., "to ... [do something]?"), or that you are having a beer along with that shot you ordered."

Meanwhile, the church bells start ringing across the street. Ding-dong, Ding-dong. Dong-dong-ding-dong [etc. in Westminster style].

I wanted to say Winchester to suggest the wild west and add an error to let those who are interested in that sort of thing draw more blood and please themselves. I'm generally accommodating. Everyone should have the opportunity to feel special.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
39 of 45

 

 


Richard S wrote:

[...]

I have no idea what this even means and rather unhelpfully addresses none of the points raised in my post, which was entirely expected from you (btw there's an unecessary spacing between 'it' and 'You').


 


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I had no intention of addressing the absurd points you raised in that post. And if you didn't understand what I wrote, then that is just too bad. As to the spacing (or any other errors) - well - pots and kettles...


 

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Richard S Member Since: Mar 12, 2019
40 of 45

Nichola L wrote:

 

 


Richard S wrote:

[...]

I have no idea what this even means and rather unhelpfully addresses none of the points raised in my post, which was entirely expected from you (btw there's an unecessary spacing between 'it' and 'You').


 


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I had no intention of addressing the absurd points you raised in that post. And if you didn't understand what I wrote, then that is just too bad. As to the spacing (or any other errors) - well - pots and kettles...


Smiley LOL


 

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