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posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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Hello! I come to you as a return member. I was modestly active some time ago with a membership through a different (now defunct) email address. After some time away, I have recently been a regular visitor and it's been increasingly frustrating that I have no way to respond to some of the good threads I've been reading.

I particularly enjoy delving into topics relating to music, spirituality, ancient history and philosophy. When I feel down, the "post a funny pic" series of threads is one of my first-string remedies. I have a deep admiration for some members' aptitudes in critical analysis. I like to write stories and look forward to sharing my writings.

I am not a "grammar Nazi", but am particularly annoyed by the phrase "No. Just No." I also chafe when a sentence begins with the word "now" when it carries the meaning "to clarify" instead of "at this present moment". Now, I know these are trifling complaints. Should I strive to become less judgmental about other peoples' diction? Yes. (Is this an easy task? No. Just no.)

Thanks for stopping by to greet me. I look forward to interacting with you in the threads.




posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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Dictionary of Excuses? What, are you a politician running for congress?



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Superb, that made me chuckle. Welcome back (and nice name).



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 10:08 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Haha, that gave me a little smirk. No, not a politician. I was puzzling over what to select as my username. I perused my bookshelf and decided to alter the title of one of my reference volumes.

That aside, I have read many of your responses in the threads and I am impressed with your knowledge of nutrition and its related topics.

Thanks for stopping by!



posted on Dec, 2 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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a reply to: CreationBro

Always happy to spread a little bit of cheer! Thanks for the warm welcome!



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

The one that gets me is "I could care less"; it's 'I couldn't care less', people!

Welcome back to the madhouse!






posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

"Clocks have hands not feet"

I very much enjoyed that one, looking forward to reading more of your posts.




posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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Welcome Back!
Now just a minute there. Before you go any further did you say you weren't a grammar Nazi?
So if I type your funny, no reaction?
How about abbreviations like U R funny?
The one I say NO. Just no to is M8 for mate.
Enjoy the boards!



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Quadrivium

Your to funny! It's rediculous!

Truth is, I usually don't give a hoot about simple grammatical mistakes. As long as the communication is flowing, I'm happy. When I typed up my introduction, I realized that my original draft was rather short, as it consisted of only the "I like..." paragraph. The obvious solution? Flesh it out with an "I don't like..." paragraph! Truth is, there are many things I don't like, but they are often petty and not worth the effort to broadcast. Certain driving habits/behaviors, for instance.

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: surfer_soul

Thanks for stopping by!



posted on Dec, 3 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity

My wife also hates that one. She's always like "By all means, feel free to proceed to care less. I couldn't care less!"



posted on Dec, 5 2017 @ 08:49 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Welcome back!

I've been a long time lurker on here, so I'm familiar enough with some people and various topics, but I guess it's my turn to contribute and ask more directly



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