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Old 07-12-2010, 21:56   #16
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Just don't spill it on my double breasted blue blazer with 9 carrat gold buttons. .
Nine karats?

Lets see: 9 karats = 9/24 = 3/8 = 37.5% gold.

Those are going to be some dull buttons.

A shame we're not a better club.

At least our blazers are doubles.
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Old 07-12-2010, 22:06   #17
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Hag, as has been mentioned earlier in this thread, I am half right. I am okay with that.


(BTW I spelled the damned word right, but used it improperly. If his buttons were diamonds, I would have been, er, golden. )
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Well it's later in the day and I am surprised, some of you have Blue Blazers? Gold Buttons? I don't even have a burgee or (a goat). I do have sand paper though!

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Mr. Pot,
While pointing out that I am linguistically challenged, you misspelled deficient and carat, but thank you for emphasizing the correct spelling of colourful.

Sincerely,
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Mr Kettle,
Well done!
I could be a smartarse and try to wriggle out of my self made predicament with claims of deliberate mistakes to see if you'd pick them, but I wouldn't be fooling anyone would I.
Truth is I can trot out the fine words, but the fingers seldom keep up.
I believe I owe you a beer.

Zee... sadly he's right about the spelling of carat. How much beer have you got?

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Nine carrots would be more useful to a pot and kettle.
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Old 07-12-2010, 23:50   #21
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Nine karats?

Lets see: 9 karats = 9/24 = 3/8 = 37.5% gold.

Those are going to be some dull buttons.

A shame we're not a better club.

At least our blazers are doubles.
9 carat gold can shine just fine and is used because the 14, 18 and 24 are too soft.
It would be pretty good if we didn't give a damn and just went with 24 carat and to hell with the expense. (I suspect my buttons, although nice and shiny, wouldn't stand too close scrutiny!)
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I believe I owe you a beer.
First round's on me. I know of this really good yacht club where half right belligerent dickheads can run a tab.


You might fit right in.
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First round's on me. I know of this really good yacht club where half right belligerent dickheads can run a tab.


You might fit right in.
I can see this could be a long and enjoyable night!
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I have begun to think of CF in terms of a yacht club. Specifically in terms of the moderation. Would you go down to the club and insult someone? In most cases not intentionally I am sure.

On occasion when members have been in the bar all day they need to be told to get up and go sleep it off down on their boat. Things get out of hand. (Not sayin it's not fun.)

Just imagine yourself down at the yacht club and the be nice rules make sense. How are you going to get Gord to explain the rule of 12 (which we all need to know) if we are all in a long term harrangue?

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I appreciate your point. Written communication, lacking visual feedback, is quite different from face to face communication, and should be practiced with more consideration than is too often evidenced in online forums. Civility is becoming a lost skill. The guy with the rude one-liners may be tolerable or even amusing in a bar, where one can see his face and interpret his intent (and move away from him), but he is annoying in an online forum where thousands of readers do not know him and can't see him. The value of this forum lies in those who share knowledge, experience and opinions in a courteous manner, particularly when in disagreement.
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Zeehag, you may have a point about alleged 25' yachts. The smallest yacht I've ever seen is probably the Alerion 26, which really IS eye-candy.

Of course a real yacht club doesn't go by the blazers or buttons, but rather by the Bretton-red color of the trousers, no khakis need apply. <G>
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Don't worry, BL. No dress code here. Wear 'em if ya got 'em. Or not.
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I'm with Jamujoe and Idorakeeper - heat doesn't make light! Truly free discussion is encouraged by civility and recognition ot the fact that all of us occasionally (or in my case, more than occasionally) make mistakes, or say something stupid.

In time, some of the frequent contributors may seem to be friends (or 'virtual' friends), who we are confident can take a quick retort - who can and will dish out as good as they get. On the other hand, for new members we cannot fairly make that assessment and should surely exercize some caution. Bear in mind, there can be a very fine line between being pithy/witty and being insulting (I know as I am rarely accused of being the former).

Just remember that many of us are here not only to socialize, but to share our experiences and to learn from the experiences of others. And while this is no more of a virtual classroom than it is a virtual yacht club, IMO some civility goes a long way towards encouraging learning and the free expression of ideas.


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we could figure how small a helo to build for landing on the bow....
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