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Useful tip for driving on the "wrong" side

Old Aug 31st, 2008, 01:35 PM
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You are all .....wrong! Do not nit-pick about centerline, double lanes etc. etc....Just pull out and blow your horn and accelerate....No problem!!..(Italian style)
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 01:37 PM
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Some people would rather analyze - and denigrate - people they've never met than discuss issues on the merits.

And they make up surveys on the spot to support their positions.

I find that amusing. And sad.
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 02:26 PM
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I have a sticky note on my dashboard that says "stay left".
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 03:55 PM
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I navigate the Magic Roundabout in Swindon regularly and so do thousands of vehicles a day. It isn't at all difficult.

I didn't intend to imply that it was difficult - only that following simplistic, linear-thinking rules will probably get your bonnet, boot, and guards pranged in such a place.
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 04:21 PM
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"Some people would rather analyze - and denigrate - people they've never met than discuss issues on the merits.

And they make up surveys on the spot to support their positions.

I find that amusing. And sad."

So do I! I could also add in "make up quotes", "make up words", "deliberately use misworded and untrue titles to get a rise out of people" and a dozen other things. What is your point in talking about yourself, though?
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 04:33 PM
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And in regards to that "survey" you keep whining about, I'm assuming you are referring to this statement:

"As I mentioned this advice is given to foreign tourists all the time -- and with no ill effect. I guess we're lucky that MOST of the renters are better able to figure out what was meant than some posters here who suffer from a severe case of the "literals".

Hard as it may be for you to understand, Robes, one doesn't need an official survey to figure out that if the tourists are being given the directions, and if they aren't all ending up in a pile in the middle of the highway, that in all PROBABILITY they were able to figure out what was meant without being quite so totally anal as some others might be in regards to "precision in expository writing".

I might also make the assumption that MOST people have figured out that when they read "to use, push up bottom" on their underarm deodorant they are able to figure out what THAT means as well, despite a flaw in its "precision in expository writing". Otherwise, the proctologists of the country would be very, very busy. And I don't really need a survey to figure that out either.
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 05:27 PM
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I sometimes wonder if you have a single original thought in your "brain."

A blonde walks into a Pharmacy and asks a clerk for some bottom deodorant. The pharmacist overhears and is a little bemused. He explains to the woman that they don't sell bottom deodorant, and never have.

Unfazed, the blonde assures the pharmacist that she has been buying the stuff from this store on a regular basis, and would like some more.

"I'm sorry," says the pharmacist, "we don't have any." We just have underarm deodorants.

"But I always get it here," says the blonde.

"Do you have the container it comes in?"

"Yes!" said the blonde, "I will go and get it."

About an hour later, she returns with the container and hands it to the pharmacist who looks at it and says to her, "This is just a normal stick of underarm deodorant."

Annoyed, the blonde snatches the deodorant back and reads out loud from the package,

"To apply, push up bottom."
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 06:09 PM
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Yes, that was posted on here the other day. I assumed most had seen it and that's why it was particularly appropriate as an example of MOST people understanding things despite "inaccurate precision in expository writing". Why? Are we not allowed to use a joke to make a point? If we do make a joke must it be a brand new one and not one that has been used before? Is that a new rule in the Robespierre book of rules? Robespierre, just what IS your problem?

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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 06:25 PM
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Boy, maybe you'd better stop assuming so much. It might get dangerous - for example, if you assume you can pull into an intersection safely just because your light is green.

If YOU have a problem, it's not knowing when to cut your losses and quit.
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 06:43 PM
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Are you really so jillatifious that you think your reference to the term bipolar in electronics PROVES that people in 1967 knew that schizophrenia is called bipolar disorder? One has NOTHING to do with the other -- but of course you know that. Why do you continually regualogize so?
Are you smoking something funny?

I have no "losses" here to cut.
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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 06:48 PM
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Oh. Very clever. After I've responded to your claim that you PROVED I was wrong about the dates of bipolar (which of course made no sense), you go back and remove that claim. And you also removed your admission that you make up words. It gets very hard to have a conversation with someone who waits until the other person responds, then edits his post to say something totally different than it said before. Sad. Very sad.

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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 07:19 PM
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NP: Never EVER respond to Robes' crap posts. He insists on cheating. Seems our resident Mensa member cannot admit any shortcoming. He has been going back and "modifying his remarks" ever since he accidentally discovered the trick.

So many folks tell Katie they want the ability to edit their posts. Well, on every board I frequent where that is possible -- there is a notation "edited by xyz" or something similar. So everyone knows up front that it has been changed.

But Robes does these sleazy stealth edits - mostly to make others look bad. He must be just a barrel of fun in person.

The only one he impresses is "Himself"
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