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Old 08-03-2014, 05:00   #166
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:43   #167
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I don't understand the crab at all. But then, I never understood Agatha Christie, either, and gave up after a couple books.
Was trying to figure out if Blue Crab was male or female..With that appenndage it would seem that he is a he,girl crabs dont have that pointy thing...I cant read A C either..
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Old 09-03-2014, 17:36   #168
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Was trying to figure out if Blue Crab was male or female..With that appenndage it would seem that he is a he,girl crabs dont have that pointy thing...I cant read A C either..
... the difference between a jimmy and a James.
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Old 09-03-2014, 22:33   #169
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Oh my goodness... the number of posts around here where people say "IS instead of ISNT, "I will" instead of "I will not" etc... is shameful and horribly misleading!
I thought you kids were just being silly about that, but its prolific!
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:44   #170
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I will use "IS"
I will not use "ISNT"
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:08   #171
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Oh my goodness... the number of posts around here where people say "IS instead of ISNT, "I will" instead of "I will not" etc... is shameful and horribly misleading!
I thought you kids were just being silly about that, but its prolific!
Yepper. It IS disappointing. Given, we all make mistakes, but there are posters who are very difficult to understand, post after post. Worse, there's one very critical frequent flyer on here who apparently cannot write a complete sentence at all, never mind punctuation. Without context, he wouldn't make any sense at all.

My guess is that they're in such a rush to say something before the next person does that they don't take time to proofread. How desperate for recognition can one be? And I am speaking of English as the first language people. ESL folks get, but often do not need, some slack.
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:24   #172
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FYI RRP is a UK term which stands for (Manufacturer's) Recommended Retail Price.

Ooops I'm doing it now. FYI = For Your Information.
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Yepper. It IS disappointing. Given, we all make mistakes, but there are posters who are very difficult to understand, post after post. Worse, there's one very critical frequent flyer on here who apparently cannot write a complete sentence at all, never mind punctuation. Without context, he wouldn't make any sense at all.

My guess is that they're in such a rush to say something before the next person does that they don't take time to proofread. How desperate for recognition can one be? And I am speaking of English as the first language people. ESL folks get, but often do not need, some slack.
The nerve of some Simi-illiterate folks !! Why even try? They should be run out of town on a pole for even attempting to communicate with such highly educated people as we have here on cruiseres forum..Anyone can get a "libral arts degree" all that is required is the ability to "fog up" a pane of glass and you have a "degree",why dont more folks strive for such a "degree" they would then be able to "pass as intelligent" ..The nerve of those dumb people...
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:47   #174
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FYI RRP is a UK term which stands for (Manufacturer's) Recommended Retail Price.

Ooops I'm doing it now. FYI = For Your Information.
Thank god someone cleared that up. It was driving me crazy!
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:05   #175
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The nerve of some Simi-illiterate folks !! Why even try? They should be run out of town on a pole for even attempting to communicate with such highly educated people as we have here on cruiseres forum..Anyone can get a "libral arts degree" all that is required is the ability to "fog up" a pane of glass and you have a "degree",why dont more folks strive for such a "degree" they would then be able to "pass as intelligent" ..The nerve of those dumb people...
Yep, you nailed it! But I was just talking about writing a complete coherent sentence which has little to do with formal education. What I've noticed is that many ... er ... folks are proud of their ignorance. That's something I do not understand.

I agree that the letters after yer name don't mean much. The letters and $3.00 will get you a beer at my next stop. No need to get snippy.
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Yep, you nailed it! But I was just talking about writing a complete coherent sentence which has little to do with formal education. What I've noticed is that many ... er ... folks are proud of their ignorance. That's something I do not understand.

I agree that the letters after yer name don't mean much. The letters and $3.00 will get you a beer at my next stop. No need to get snippy.
Don't undervalue or minimalize education. Generally speaking people with education are more capable of writing a complete and coherent sentence. I for one have not run encountered anyone who is proud of their ignorance.

Without the letters the beer would cost $6.00
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Yep, you nailed it! But I was just talking about writing a complete coherent sentence which has little to do with formal education. What I've noticed is that many ... er ... folks are proud of their ignorance. That's something I do not understand.

I agree that the letters after yer name don't mean much. The letters and $3.00 will get you a beer at my next stop. No need to get snippy.
I wasn't being snippy, I was being crabby..(notice I put a comma in place)I don't think it is pride,as much as not giving a damn..Now I must go and practice my cursive writing skills...lol
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I agree that the letters after yer name don't mean much. The letters and $3.00 will get you a beer at my next stop.
I've been getting ripped off! Is there a list of places that give the beer discount and do I need to bring any proof (I think that stuff is in a box in the basement somewhere).

I've = I have (just in case)
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I like it:

Cruising >> Cursing >> cursive !

Nyce segway !

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I wasn't being snippy, I was being crabby..(notice I put a comma in place)I don't think it is pride,as much as not giving a damn..Now I must go and practice my cursive writing skills...lol
The first comma should be a semicolon. The second comma shouldn't be there at all.
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