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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19305 on: December 18, 2013, 06:24:39 AM »
I kind of thought that the quote is a title for that video. :angel:

I believe you. But if I wouldn't have intervened they would've whipped me  :)
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« Reply #19306 on: December 18, 2013, 05:17:32 PM »
I kind of thought that the quote is a title for that video. :angel:

I believe you. But if I wouldn't have hadn't intervened they would've whipped me  :)

No "will" or "would" after "if". Mind your if clauses.  :police: :P

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« Reply #19307 on: December 18, 2013, 05:33:09 PM »
It read fine to me and us Americans invented the language so what is being the big deal?  8)

Carry on (my...)  :police:
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« Reply #19308 on: December 18, 2013, 05:40:41 PM »
I kind of thought that the quote is a title for that video. :angel:

I believe you. But if I wouldn't have hadn't intervened they would've whipped me  :)

No "will" or "would" after "if". Mind your if clauses.  :police: :P

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« Reply #19309 on: December 18, 2013, 05:48:47 PM »
No "will" or "would" after "if". Mind your if clauses.  :police: :P

You are not correct kumpel.

I was taught no American in school.

If I had written something like that, my German English teacher would have had me write the correct version 100 times for homework.
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« Reply #19310 on: December 18, 2013, 06:46:01 PM »
No "will" or "would" after "if". Mind your if clauses.  :police: :P

You are not correct kumpel.

I was taught no American in school.

If I had written something like that, my German English teacher would have had me write the correct version 100 times for homework.

Most Germans are wrong about their own language especially the more they hail from the north.

I wasn't saying that your correction of Cyrillic's usage wasn't correct given standard English stylistics, but you are wrong about the would or will not following an if statement. I understand using that as a good practice for teaching ESL, since it helps keep the subjective straight in most cases, but:

I would give you the shirt off my back, if it helped you.

vs.

I would give you the first off my back, if it would help you.

What say everyone?
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« Reply #19311 on: December 18, 2013, 06:49:07 PM »
No "will" or "would" after "if". Mind your if clauses.  :police: :P

You are not correct kumpel.

I was taught no American in school.

If I had written something like that, my German English teacher would have had me write the correct version 100 times for homework.

Most Germans are wrong about their own language especially the more they hail from the north.

I wasn't saying that your correction of Cyrillic's usage wasn't correct given standard English stylistics, but you are wrong about the would or will not following an if statement. I understand using that as a good practice for teaching ESL, since it helps keep the subjective straight in most cases, but:

I would give you the shirt off my back, if it helped you.

vs.

I would give you the first off my back, if it would help you.

What say everyone?

Will you go to the store, if I do?

vs.

Will you go to the store, if I will?

Romeo,

We are in the subtleties of usage to be sure, but I would interested in how people react to samples I gave.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19312 on: December 18, 2013, 06:53:00 PM »
I prefer:

I might give the shirt of ma back iffen it could help ya.
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« Reply #19313 on: December 18, 2013, 07:00:53 PM »
No "will" or "would" after "if". Mind your if clauses.  :police: :P

You are not correct kumpel.

I was taught no American in school.

If I had written something like that, my German English teacher would have had me write the correct version 100 times for homework.

Oh btw, your incredible skill in English reflects nothing on your teacher. You could probably learn English from a fern. Really, your skill is beyond remarkable. I can't believe you haven't spent time inside the ESW, although I guess everyone does in a way.
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« Reply #19314 on: December 18, 2013, 07:53:10 PM »
My blood pressure is 100/70 and I am now down to 223 pounds (from a high, in January of last year, of 300 lbs).
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« Reply #19315 on: December 18, 2013, 08:04:04 PM »
My blood pressure is 100/70 and I am now down to 223 pounds (from a high, in January of last year, of 300 lbs).
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« Reply #19316 on: December 18, 2013, 08:08:29 PM »
The day I purchased all those Xmas pig products. Biked half of the day all throughout the north side Chicago to get them . Finally ate some pig stuff I hadn't had for more than two years I think.

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« Reply #19317 on: December 18, 2013, 08:12:55 PM »
The day I purchased all those Xmas pig products. Biked half of the day all throughout the north side Chicago to get them . Finally ate some pig stuff I hadn't had for more than two years I think.
Xmas pig products? Wots dat?
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« Reply #19318 on: December 18, 2013, 08:20:03 PM »
Before you think of something else just pork under the species of smoked fat, ham sausage kelbasa  etc

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19319 on: December 19, 2013, 08:37:26 AM »
The day I purchased all those Xmas pig products. Biked half of the day all throughout the north side Chicago to get them . Finally ate some pig stuff I hadn't had for more than two years I think.
Xmas pig products? Wots dat?
I'm pretty sure augustin is sending us a secret coded message that he is a snitch for the Chicago PD.  ;)
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« Reply #19320 on: December 19, 2013, 11:26:18 AM »
My blood pressure is 100/70 and I am now down to 223 pounds (from a high, in January of last year, of 300 lbs).

That's awesome! Way to go. How are you doing it?
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« Reply #19321 on: December 19, 2013, 11:29:34 AM »
You could probably learn English from a fern.

Words cannot express how much I delight in unexpected illustrations, the above being an excellent example. The mental image is très amusant.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19322 on: December 19, 2013, 02:52:07 PM »
My blood pressure is 100/70 and I am now down to 223 pounds (from a high, in January of last year, of 300 lbs).

GJDM!  :)
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« Reply #19323 on: December 19, 2013, 05:21:26 PM »
My blood pressure is 100/70 and I am now down to 223 pounds (from a high, in January of last year, of 300 lbs).

That's awesome! Way to go. How are you doing it?

I eat fewer calories, on average, then I expend.  I often eat foods that are high calorie or otherwise bad for me (I've always loved McDonald's), but I eat less of it than I used to. 

People act like losing weight is some gigantic time sink that's also really, really complicated.  These people are wrong.  It is not complicated.  Figure out roughly how many calories your body expends, given your weight, gender, and activity level, and then eat fewer calories than that every day.  I've hardly added any exercise at all to my lifestyle, either (save a walk for maybe 30 minutes or so most days of the week, but this is a fairly recent addition to my day).

(calories out > calories in) = weight loss.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #19324 on: December 19, 2013, 05:21:54 PM »
Today I learned that in Australia, popsicles are "icey poles". LOL. My Australian friend called them that, and hilarity ensued. Also, tater tots are "potato gems".
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« Reply #19325 on: December 19, 2013, 05:28:27 PM »
Pics or it DIDNT happen. You know the rule James.
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« Reply #19326 on: December 19, 2013, 06:15:54 PM »
"Christian America is finally waking up to what fraternities and biker gangs have known for years: hazing works!"

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« Reply #19327 on: December 19, 2013, 06:22:57 PM »
tater tots are "potato gems".

 :D :D :D

I liked that one too.  Tater tots are just one of the many reasons I'm glad my parents emigrated to the United States. 
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« Reply #19328 on: December 19, 2013, 07:10:14 PM »
My blood pressure is 100/70 and I am now down to 223 pounds (from a high, in January of last year, of 300 lbs).

That's awesome! Way to go. How are you doing it?

I eat fewer calories, on average, then I expend.  I often eat foods that are high calorie or otherwise bad for me (I've always loved McDonald's), but I eat less of it than I used to. 

People act like losing weight is some gigantic time sink that's also really, really complicated.  These people are wrong.  It is not complicated.  Figure out roughly how many calories your body expends, given your weight, gender, and activity level, and then eat fewer calories than that every day.  I've hardly added any exercise at all to my lifestyle, either (save a walk for maybe 30 minutes or so most days of the week, but this is a fairly recent addition to my day).

(calories out > calories in) = weight loss.

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« Reply #19329 on: December 19, 2013, 07:20:26 PM »
These last two weeks can't get over soon enough.

People at work are off the chain with their petite stressors they must complain about and shovel on to me. Like the burden of five weeks off of work. They need coddled and let know they are worth it and how stressful it is going to be to come back and work through their backlog of what amount to corporate facebook messages.

And I am so hungry at the moment, my mouth is watering for a brussel sprout, which I love, always have. But it's literally watering at the thought of one. You'd think something that we had on our acre garden and I ate nearly three times a week as a kid, I'd be tired of. But no.

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« Reply #19330 on: December 19, 2013, 07:25:12 PM »
These last two weeks can't get over soon enough.

People at work are off the chain with their petite stressors they must complain about and shovel on to me. Like the burden of five weeks off of work. They need coddled and let know they are worth it and how stressful it is going to be to come back and work through their backlog of what amount to corporate facebook messages.

And I am so hungry at the moment, my mouth is watering for a brussel sprout, which I love, always have. But it's literally watering at the thought of one. You'd think something that we had on our acre garden and I ate nearly three times a week as a kid, I'd be tired of. But no.


what do you work?

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« Reply #19331 on: December 19, 2013, 07:25:33 PM »
I wonder if people who complain about other people complaining ever see the irony of it.

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« Reply #19332 on: December 19, 2013, 07:28:54 PM »
frankly people complaining about stuff-unless they are complaining about me, at work, which is a rarer occurrence-hardly bothers me. Most times I don't pay much attention anyways.

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« Reply #19333 on: December 19, 2013, 07:30:17 PM »
frankly people complaining about stuff-unless they are complaining about me, at work, which is a rarer occurrence-hardly bothers me. Most times I don't pay much attention anyways.

But the question is did you get the joke?

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« Reply #19334 on: December 19, 2013, 07:33:08 PM »
frankly people complaining about stuff-unless they are complaining about me, at work, which is a rarer occurrence-hardly bothers me. Most times I don't pay much attention anyways.

But the question is did you get the joke?
i get the point, but wouldn't call it a joke.

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« Reply #19335 on: December 19, 2013, 07:39:49 PM »
I wonder if people who complain about other people complaining ever see the irony of it.

I do: there isn't any.
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« Reply #19336 on: December 19, 2013, 07:42:17 PM »
These last two weeks can't get over soon enough.

People at work are off the chain with their petite stressors they must complain about and shovel on to me. Like the burden of five weeks off of work. They need coddled and let know they are worth it and how stressful it is going to be to come back and work through their backlog of what amount to corporate facebook messages.

And I am so hungry at the moment, my mouth is watering for a brussel sprout, which I love, always have. But it's literally watering at the thought of one. You'd think something that we had on our acre garden and I ate nearly three times a week as a kid, I'd be tired of. But no.


what do you work?


I work in a large / small scale lab / office. It's hard to tune out when it's a constant drone.

I would love to be doing to large scale stuff ATM. A lot less drama, since you have to cleared to do be able to do real labor to enter the area, thus less whiny about emails to write.
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« Reply #19337 on: December 19, 2013, 07:46:51 PM »
I wonder if people who complain about other people complaining ever see the irony of it.

I do: there isn't any.

A man should learn to laugh at himself.

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« Reply #19338 on: December 19, 2013, 07:49:08 PM »
I wonder if people who complain about other people complaining ever see the irony of it.

I do: there isn't any.

A man should learn to laugh at himself.

Trust me I do, ask around. But you are unlikely ever to be the catalyst for it.
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« Reply #19339 on: December 19, 2013, 08:18:54 PM »
I wonder if people who complain about other people complaining ever see the irony of it.

I do: there isn't any.

A man should learn to laugh at himself.

Trust me I do, ask around. But you are unlikely ever to be the catalyst for it.

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« Reply #19340 on: December 22, 2013, 02:52:51 AM »
If my maths are correct:

The top 1% of posters (by post count) on this site have made roughly 57% of the total posts.

And

About 57.8% of registered users have never posted.
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« Reply #19341 on: December 22, 2013, 03:07:53 AM »
If my maths are correct:

The top 1% of posters (by post count) on this site have made roughly 57% of the total posts.

And

About 57.8% of registered users have never posted.

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« Reply #19342 on: December 23, 2013, 07:30:25 AM »
Just saw a song titled "Furnace Street". Now, why would this make me laugh...

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« Reply #19343 on: December 23, 2013, 08:02:04 AM »
I've just received this as a Secret Santa present. It's even more stunning up close.
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« Reply #19344 on: December 23, 2013, 08:12:49 AM »
I've just received this as a Secret Santa present. It's even more stunning up close.

That's one heck of a Secret Santa gift.
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« Reply #19345 on: December 23, 2013, 01:35:39 PM »
"Christian America is finally waking up to what fraternities and biker gangs have known for years: hazing works!"

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« Reply #19346 on: December 23, 2013, 01:55:06 PM »
Try that with chicken wings. 
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« Reply #19347 on: December 23, 2013, 02:10:03 PM »
Wait a minute; don't we wash our clothes in order to get food and other smells out of them?

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« Reply #19348 on: December 23, 2013, 02:36:20 PM »
Mmm, the false fragrance of fruity detergent.
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« Reply #19349 on: December 23, 2013, 03:13:57 PM »
"Christian America is finally waking up to what fraternities and biker gangs have known for years: hazing works!"