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Posted on 13 Apr 2013 12:13:27 BDT
Charlieost says:
Been aware for years how usually members of the public use the word "you" to describe something they have done. "You don't realise how lucky you are" they will say when they actually mean that they did not realise how lucky they were. What they should use of course is the word "I" as in, "I did not realise how lucky I was".

I sometimes wonder if it is a self efacing thing. One can never be sure, (to be sure).

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 14:52:26 BDT
Not a trick question at all. Sorry I was getting confused.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 14:40:27 BDT
easytiger says:
Is this a trick question as I just looked up Pointe Nerf.
BoD. My family is based in Pointe Noire, I work up country in Lefoutou. Am english but bilingual with french. We speak french in the house and 90% of the time at work.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 14:19:26 BDT
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Did you say you live in Pointe Nerf? That's very interesting.

Is French your first language, if you don't mind me asking?

Posted on 12 Apr 2013 14:06:27 BDT
easytiger says:
Can write it, but could never say it I reckon.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 09:22:39 BDT
Spin says:
easy: there was a time when the use of the word "one" was considered wrong and could lead to one having the crap beaten out of one. Today, however, one is excused for engaging in upper class parlez. After all, one does not want to appear the fool, does one?

Posted on 12 Apr 2013 09:10:42 BDT
easytiger says:
I'll use one from now on. I use it every day in french so why not? It comes in well handy if you have forgotten plural verb endings; nous, on etc.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 08:28:21 BDT
Spin says:
easy: I have gotten into a lot of trouble for using "You" instead of "one". My time on these forums has taught me to differentiate between the two terms when I post an argument for fear of the wrath of the pedants and the obstrusive. You/one never can tell, can you/one? =)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 08:22:43 BDT
easytiger says:
Got a right old slagging ages ago for using 'one'. Must have been sensitive in those days.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 07:38:33 BDT
Spin says:
easy; Don't worry. One is not perfect is one? =)

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 15:34:12 BDT
easytiger says:
With reference to what?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Apr 2013 15:30:47 BDT
easytiger says:
M, the 'you' was not meant to be addressing yourself. Bit of a bad grammar on my part.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2013 13:16:14 BDT
Pipkin says:
All will be revealed in the fullness of time....
Until then... keep breathing deep and enjoy.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2013 13:13:00 BDT
Charlieost says:
Hi Margaret. I knew there would be a conspiricy theory somewhere in your belief. I breathlesly await the air-tax. C

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2013 13:07:45 BDT
Charlieost says:
Hi Spin. That one had me confused for a while but I came to the conclusion that just as there are don't knows in any poll then it can only make sense that some people automatically just accept that they haven't a clue about anything. C

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2013 12:55:44 BDT
Pipkin says:
Easy,

***If you believe all the nonsense about GW you really are the worst kind of plebs I reckon. Have some o that then.***
I thought I had established earlier... I do not believe in GW, for the reasons stated by you. The world is in a permanent state of change and moving. It only has to shift a millimetre and we get massive changes. It's always been the same. Nothing we can do.... the Universe is 'in charge' not us. I am of the cynical opinion that this is nothing more than a ploy to tax the air we breath?
Mx

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2013 08:37:35 BDT
easytiger says:
M, they can't. They don't have a reasonable response so a forthright opinion based on fact has to be....mm, let's think of something, mm, racist? no. fascist? no. bigot? mm, yep that'll do, chuck that one in. Suggest my egoism has touched the nerve of realisation in the very people who spout about us all being conditioned little beings who believe anything 'they' tell us. If you believe all the nonsense about GW you really are the worst kind of plebs I reckon. Have some o that then.

Posted on 8 Apr 2013 18:49:14 BDT
Spin says:
Of course, words, definitions, constitute the reality of a phenomenon, not the actual phenomenon itself. Jesus wept...

Posted on 8 Apr 2013 18:38:04 BDT
Garscadden says:
Bigot doesn't imply hatred at all, not race, gender or sexual orientation (or views thereof, necessarily)

"a fanatical adherent or believer; a person characterized by obstinate, intolerant, or strongly partisan beliefs"
"A person considered to adhere unreasonably or obstinately to a particular religious belief, practice, etc."
"A religious hypocrite; (also) a superstitious adherent of religion. Obs."

"bigot, n. and adj.". OED Online. March 2013. Oxford University Press.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 17:33:09 BDT
Pipkin says:
Can you explain why bigot would apply to Easy's post?

Bigotry is the state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats other people with hatred, contempt, and intolerance on the basis of a person's race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, language, socioeconomic status, or other status.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. described bigotry in the following quotation: "The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.

???

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 16:52:03 BDT
Spin...you are de-nominalising...things to actions...nice.....

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 16:51:12 BDT
Naughtoes...smacky wristy...

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 16:43:31 BDT
Spin says:
Simon: "Bigotry" is the result of intellectual laziness on the part of the egoist.

Posted on 8 Apr 2013 16:43:13 BDT
easytiger says:
My that was quick.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 16:42:02 BDT
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