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Old 08-07-2013, 14:28   #16
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Re: I'm an idiot and lair

I honestly think you're one of our most successful lairs, always making the most endearing mistakes.
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Old 08-07-2013, 14:38   #17
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Re: I'm an idiot and lair

Don,

I've said it before and I'll say it again. You need to get over the fact that some people bash your boat dude. People bash mine too but I brush it off. Different strokes for different folks. If everyone thought the same exact things were best this would be a boring world. Man up and get over it.
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Old 08-07-2013, 14:40   #18
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I b 2 stewpid 2 got it

lair 3 (lɛə) n 1. a flashy man who shows off vb 2. ( intr; foll by up or around ) to behave or dress like a lair [perhaps from leer ]
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Old 08-07-2013, 15:06   #19
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Re: I'm an idiot and lair

When I was in school they said if you can not spell it how in the hell do you look it up.marc
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Old 08-07-2013, 15:10   #20
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Again your wrong wrong wrong. Jeez you cant even get a self assessment right you cant possibly be a lair.
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/le(ə)r/
Noun
  • A wild animal's resting place, esp. one that is well hidden.
  • A secret or private place.


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Old 08-07-2013, 15:13   #21
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Re: I'm an idiot and lair

Since I am one of the few power boat people here, I don't know from Hunter. I just enjoy your posts, and am with Ocean Girl on the spelling-creative spelling shows a creative mind-a necessary attribute for any cruiser.
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Old 08-07-2013, 15:19   #22
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Re: I'm an idiot and lair

Your posts are always fun. Sailing a Hunter is like riding a Honda, it's fun until someone catches you.
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Old 08-07-2013, 15:20   #23
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I am a FIRM believer that if you can't spell...you sure as hell can't sale!
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Old 08-07-2013, 15:33   #24
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Re: I'm an idiot and lair

Heck, I enjoy your posts! But then I have spelt a few words wrong myself! And never haveing had or sailed one , whats a hunter ??? Do it come with guns?? Or a fancy anchor??
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Old 08-07-2013, 15:38   #25
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Re: I'm an idiot and lair

Don't stress, Don. Plenty of people value your opinions.
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Old 08-07-2013, 15:50   #26
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Re: I'm an idiot and lair

just to be clear, I don't believe I spelt anything wrong

nothing wrong with my ability to use the spell checker button (but spelt doesn't come up as a word) after all I'm an idiot not stupid
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Old 08-07-2013, 16:37   #27
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Your posts are always fun. Sailing a Hunter is like riding a Honda, it's fun until someone catches you.
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Old 08-07-2013, 16:52   #28
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After years of being on CF, many threads and questions, 6000+ posts, 2+ years of research prior to starting sailing, 6 years sailing, and owning 2 boats, I finally today understand.

I'm an idiot and a lair!

I'm an idiot because I believe that the boat designers and builders know more about boats than I do so tend to take their word over internet posters. Somehow in spite of this I have not killed anyone or myself and have fewer boat problems than "normal" based on all the threads I've read.

I'm a lair because regardless of any true life experience I post about my boat someone always trashes both me and my boat telling me how wrong I am. Since I just say the facts of my experiences and it doesn't match the facts they want to believe, I must be a lair!

If only I had realized the truth long ago

It's a big club.

I was not aware that you were an idiot and a liar, however, and have always enjoyed your posts and found them useful, informative, and sometimes, entertaining.

But I am also an idiot and a liar (although, apparently, I have *finally* been let off the hook about storms in my area, unless that guy is also an idiot and liar that is ) ... but I'm sure i've been credited with other lies.

If someone else hasn't had your experiences, you're an idiot and a liar.
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Old 08-07-2013, 16:54   #29
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I'm sure you're quite a good skipper of your yacht but you might brush up on your spelling.

Oh let it go. As President Andrew Jackson (I think) said, "it's a damned poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word!"

Those people are also idiots and liars, I'm sure.
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Old 08-07-2013, 16:56   #30
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In Don defense :-)

I don't see any use in having a uniform and arbitrary way of spelling words. We might as well make all clothes alike and cook all dishes alike. Sameness is tiresome; variety is pleasing. I have a correspondent whose letters are always a refreshment to me, there is such a breezy unfettered originality about his orthography. He always spells Kow with a large K. Now that is just as good as to spell it with a small one. It is better. It gives the imagination a broader field, a wider scope. It suggests to the mind a grand, vague, impressive new kind of a cow.
- Mark Twain, speech at a spelling match, Hartford, Connecticut, May 12, 1875. Reported in the Hartford Courant, May 13, 1875


And Don, ya know this place just wouldn't be the same without you. Who would dispel ( no pun intended) all the trash about Hunters? Although, the early 80s hunters were a sight to behold.
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The newer ones are prettier, but mine's fsaster (Don's my hroe!)
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