An Ettiquet Question.

Old Jan 9th, 2005, 03:21 PM
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An Ettiquet Question.

Hi all,

If posting in caps is considered shouting, is posting in < B >bold< /B > OK?
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 03:22 PM
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.... is posting in bold OK?
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 03:23 PM
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what if the whole message is in bold?
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 03:23 PM
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Ira dear, it helps if you can spell it correctly, please, have some ettiquette.
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 03:24 PM
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How about bold Italics?
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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Hey m_k,

If I hadn't had two Martinis, would I be posting this at all?
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 03:28 PM
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I think bold is in, and ettiquet is really out, and m_k and dear are, well, so last year , like Dries van Noten castoffs.
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the 'dear' is deliberate, it helps to convey the attitude of condescension
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 03:41 PM
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>..the 'dear' is deliberate, it helps to convey the attitude of condescension<

"Once upon a time, when Uncle was very young", one said Dear Sir or Dear Madam to provide a certain aura of respect to an otherwise unpleasant statement, in order to ward off the possibility of being horsewhipped.
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 03:51 PM
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Miles Kingdom: When you choose to correct someone else's spelling, proper etiquette requires that you at least get it right yourself: etiquette, etiquette, etiquette.

<<Author: m_kingdom2
Date: 01/09/2005, 06:23 pm
Message: Ira dear, it helps if you can spell it correctly, please, have some ettiquette.>>


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Ah ha! I thought there were a few too many "t's" running around out there. But please explain to the country mouse here, what are Dries van Noten castoffs.
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"f I hadn't had two Martinis, would I be posting this at all?"

Damn, Ira, you're already two ahead of me. Of course, being in California I can catch up.

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Nevermind, I googled. Whoo Whoo. I shall stick with my Liz's & Land's End. Thought I think I would accept Dries van Noten castoffs. Do they come in size 14?
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 04:12 PM
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ira, I guess it's like saying "with all due respect" when you're about to say something disrespectful
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 04:18 PM
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>... what are Dries van Noten castoffs?<

Certain snakes, crabs and bugs grow by shedding their outer cartilage. These are known as "castoffs".

Certain persons (usually, but not restricted to, prepubescent female persons), unable to determine who or what they are may become overly impressed by current fashions and attempt to imitate what was once known as "the In Crowd" (I'm in with the In Crowd).

Particularly susceptible persons (they know who they are), in both the American and European continents, have taken to wearing clothing made from the recent castoffs of the van Noten (a particularly unpleasant sort of reptile).

The goods therefrom dry out and fall apart in one season.

The poster simply made a typo. The intended phrase was "Dried van Noten castoffs".
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Old Jan 9th, 2005, 04:33 PM
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Ira, don't drink and scribe ...what a funny thread
 
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I love all my Dries Van Noten Clothes and wish I could afford more, even the vintage.
I love my gap jeans as well. Everyone has their own taste we and should not be judged by it unless you are Hannibal Lector
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I had to check out this thread. I was sure that your "Ettiquet Question" was how to spell it.
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just rereading, and fear in my last posting I wasn't clear about 'dear', I was referring to your funny quote about
'Dear Madam"
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"If I hadn't had two Martinis, would I be posting this at all?"

Ira, back in the fifities (yes, I was alive then) Wayne and Shuster had a sketch called Rinse the Blood Off My Toga, which was about the assination of Julius Caesar. Wayne, playing the detective Flavius Maximus (a role model for Falco?) goes into a bar and says, "Gimme a martinus." The bar tender says, "Don't you mean martinis?" And Wayne replies, "If I want two I'll ask for them!"

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