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Old 27-08-2010, 09:10   #16
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curmudgeonliness is developing rapidly because many baby boomers feel the need to be in that mood....and there are a whole lot of us.....
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Old 27-08-2010, 09:16   #17
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Heh . . . too true, zeehag. I think the word has come to have more of a "cantankerous but lovable uncle" sense in the recent past. At least, that's how I use it.

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Old 27-08-2010, 09:27   #18
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i think i would describe those of us to whom this shoe fits as :
"hard headed, ornery realists with a functionally biased attitude on life"






my son calls it "tetched"





lol-- i think i like your definition better than my son's.....
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Old 27-08-2010, 15:31   #19
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I'm going for my second star!!!!

I'm going for my second star!

I now should have a second STAR!!!!

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Old 27-08-2010, 15:43   #20
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Ty,

I've edited your four posts into one . . . c'mon, man . . . earn your stars honorably.

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Old 27-08-2010, 16:10   #22
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Ty,

I've edited your four posts into one . . . c'mon, man . . . earn your stars honorably.

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Your a hard man TaoJones


(and you forget to add your reason for Editing - "to be annoying" )
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Old 27-08-2010, 16:15   #23
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Your a hard man TaoJones


(and you forget to add your reason for Editing - "to be annoying" )
Sorted.

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Old 27-08-2010, 16:53   #24
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I don't mean to hijack this thread, but truly, which is better in your opinion, MONO or MULTI????? And I'm a little confused as to the best anchor?



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Mono or Multi

I think it would be less bad to have mono-nucleosis than a multi-syndrome disease.

Now the question were "mano" or multi, then I'd think that having only one hand (mano) would not be as good as having multiple hands and arms, unless you had three or more arms and hands, in which case something might be amiss. Legs are a bit different; there was a case, I believe, a couple of hundred years ago, of a sailor who'd won his cook's warrant after having his legs amputated at the knee, and had a third peg leg attached to the back of his trousers so he could brace himself more stably while working in the galley. But I can't think of any contemporary tripedal multiped sailors.

Mono or multi could also be interpreted as applying to crew, i.e. mono = "singlehanded" racing or solo cruising versus multi = having one or more crew besides the skipper. One problem with singlehand sailing would be, that even though you have no crew to argue with you, if you nonetheless lose the argument you're really in quite a predicament.

One the other hand --
count yourself lucky if you have five fingers (pentadactyl).
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pirate Which is the best anchor

The question about the best anchor is much harder to answer.

One danger is that the moderators might say that the best anchor is one that's securely chained to a trouble-making sailor.

Another problem is that anchors are often chosen for their youthful appearance, stock charm, long shanks, and attractive faces crowned by well-annealed smiles and only by a fluke because of their journalistic judgement, experience, or integrity. Often, these anchors don't remain chained to the same set, but are prone to dragging from one channel to another as they hunt around for deeper markets and more exciting news currents until maybe by a lucky fluke they dig in to a long-term anchor position with lots of scope to perform in which they're not too tightly shackled.

Or, as the kellet said,
"Haven't we traveled down this rode enough times before?"
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Okay the boxes are making me crazy now what do they mean? GordMay has three and MarkJ has two but nearly everyone else I see has one. Is that a thanks-o-meter? We should have something like that, it would streamline posters that have insight vs those that spout bilge water!
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If you hover the mouse over the box(es) you will see what they mean. Yours says:

"Thorin will receive many thanks"

This means we have great expectations on the quality of your posts as you seek the true experience from helping others. You'll notice not everyone has that distinction.

It goes up to as thanks have been received, to many thanks and received many accolades to has been thanked many times. Not sure what it takes to go from one to two or two to three. If you make it close you'll understand what it takes and you'll be contacted. I've yet to sort out the colors. It came on board when we added the "thanks" button. It's not really new but you'll notice who replies with helpful messages even if you don't know the count. There are rumors of valuable prizes but it really is just to show recognition for just being helpful to other members. Some have been known to work both sides of the street.
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Cool! Thanks Paul, sounds kinda like a fortune cookie! I will have to do my best not to disappoint
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