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Old 07-16-2007, 04:43 PM   #31
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And what have we learned from this exercise?

How you say something matters more that what you're saying. Eloquent boolshiat reigns supreme.
thats not true at all, re-read his original post, which was blatently meant to discredit me, simply because of my poor use of grammar, he didnt argue against my ideas at all. i dont see how it could be taken any other way, its absolutely obvious. his first sentence cements this idea ("Normally poor grammar in these posts is accompanied by a barely coherent thought process."), which was a general statement, followed closely by a more targeted attack on me, and the '500 monkeys banging away on typewriters'. how could i have so misinterpretted this person? this guy is after all someone who can 'string a sentence together'. he writes in the legal and egineering feilds, its his job to get his language exactly right, and indisputable.
the fact is, he was wrong. he was wrong for hijacking the thread in the first place, which had nothing whatsoever to do with grammar. it was rediculous to start that at all.
second he was wrong to assume that anyone who displays poor grammar will also have an incoherent thought process, this isnt necessarily the case.

these so called educated people like Dragonese do this all the time in forums like this, to win arguments and to shut people up (the same way i shut up, untill today when i read that news article). they believe that if they embarrass someone into thinking that because they cant spell or punctuate properly, that they must be stupid, and therefore their opinion must also be wrong. that person will then be quiet, and so the 'educated' person will then atomatically win the argument, when they have no right to. thats the real lowdown.

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Old 07-16-2007, 05:13 PM   #32
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Don't let him push your buttons. Push his instead, for example:

George Bush has an MBA from Harvard, so he must be really smart like Dragineez.
 
Old 07-16-2007, 06:01 PM   #33
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Personally, I think that if anyone feels they are being attacked unfairly they should hit the report button and ask a moderator to moderate. But that's just me and what do I know?
 
Old 07-17-2007, 05:53 AM   #34
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Dragineez and mobilemonkey deserve each other. I've said enough already about mobilemonkey's snobbery. And Dragineez is a pedantic bore, whose posts read like extracts from a 19th Century legal document.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 07:15 AM   #35
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what you think of as my snobbery brian, is actually my total disbelief that people can go through their lives doing nothing else but drink, smoke and sleep. ive just spent 10 years pretty seriously ill, where i was housebound and unable even to see properly, it was so frustrating not to be able to read and learn, but there are people who are quite happy not to, and i just dont understand that. the problem these people have got is low ambition and a decadent lifestyle (where they can afford cheap booze and cigarettes and xboxes, and also the 'shame' of being lazy and irresponsible has been removed from society. now they do whatever they desire, and forget about thier responsibilitys). this 'snobbery' is not a failing on my part, its a reaction to adult males of 30, drinking and enjoying themselves while their kids are out happy slapping some old granny. not only is it a waste of that kids potential, but the rest of society suffers. but i have the solution...make me dictator of the world and then once some of these adult males have had their little fingers removed as a mark of lazyines, and the shame that should follow (i will also broadcast tv and radio campaigns about the shame of adult male laziness, and link it to the size of their penises or something), others will question that and buck up their ideas. maybe then the human race would get somewhere, instead of floundering about like an upturned turtle on the beach of life.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 07:34 AM   #36
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but i have the solution...make me dictator of the world and then once some of these adult males have had their little fingers removed as a mark of lazyines, and the shame that should follow (i will also broadcast tv and radio campaigns about the shame of adult male laziness, and link it to the size of their penises or something), others will question that and buck up their ideas. maybe then the human race would get somewhere, instead of floundering about like an upturned turtle on the beach of life.

One thing in your favour, you've got a sense of humour.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 01:47 PM   #37
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I think people should listen to this bloke, I think he knows what he's talking about.....
 
Old 07-17-2007, 02:39 PM   #38
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i shall keep that in mind Xavier.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 03:50 PM   #39
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Dragineez and mobilemonkey deserve each other. I've said enough already about mobilemonkey's snobbery. And Dragineez is a pedantic bore, whose posts read like extracts from a 19th Century legal document.
this one is the best ...


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// ... ^_^
 
Old 07-17-2007, 04:39 PM   #40
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And alred posts without reading.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 07:02 PM   #41
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Thanks for the praise, Alred. I get the impression XavierP wants this thread closed.
 
  


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