Cal's "I don't do journals" Journal

Discussion in 'Journals and Diaries' started by Cal, Apr 19, 2018.

    That would be crazy?
    Don't you think so!
     
  1. That gets my vote as the post of the day!?! :a14:
     
  2. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor

    I don't know why anyone does anything. There's a great thread going about grammar and words and all that stuff; it's definitely in the get off my lawn vein though.

    Sometimes what looks like a statement is actually a question, right? I know you know that? The second question mark (after a statement) is meant to convey a verbal inflection indicative of a questioning tone.

    Happy shaves,

    Jim
     
  3. Cal

    Cal Contributor

    True. But I bet you "sometimes" THINK you do. :001_tongu
    Stop it! Will ya? :a31:
    Gawd! These Aussies have a LOT to answer for. :001_rolle
     
  4. Esox

    Esox Ambassador

    Maybe this is why so many have a hard time comprehending simple plain English. Its not being used.

    Where are the Nuns I had in school with the wooden rulers. They'd sort it all out with great efficiency.
     
  5. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor

    I often think I do, but then I remember confirmation is impossible in that situation. Good guesses count but can't be confirmed.

    FTFY, like a good nun should?

    Sorry, Cal, can't help myself?

    They'd smack anyone not using or misusing whatever they deemed proper. Whether I agree with rules or not I know language evolves. I may not always like the evolution and frequently see devolution where some idiot might see evolution, but I accept the fact.

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    One of my favorite of all books is this one. On each of the facing pages are notes, some of which explain how the meaning of simple works, such as morning, have changed since the book was written. Imagine that. Morning meant something completely different to these English people.

    Happy shaves,

    Jim
     
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  6. Cal

    Cal Contributor

    A brilliant observation! :001_cool:
    Yep, I remember the belt, very effective. :yesnod:
    Strapping refers to the use of a leather strap as an implement of corporal punishment. ... The Scottish tawse is a forked version with two or more tails, colloquially known as the belt, and was the standard implement of punishment in Scottish schools until it was banned in 1987.
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  7. Esox

    Esox Ambassador

    They didnt use the belt when I was in school, but they did when my father was young. He found a way to defeat it though so he'd only get one. He said he'd lay a strand of hair on his hand and on the first whack they'd bring blood and had to stop.

    The Nuns I had in Grade 1 used a yard stick, but because of continually refining their stealth attacks, by Grade 3 they switched to the one foot wooden rulers with a metal edge.

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    You didnt know they were coming until they connected.
     
  8. We had a teacher at school we nicknamed Concord.

    Two reasons.

    1: He had a long pointed nose.
    2: He put his belt up inside his jacket over one shoulder. When you raised your hands he would whip the belt out and in one fluid motion bring it down on your hands. It was said he broke the sound barrier it was so fast. You certainly never saw it coming. Stung like hell.
     
  9. There(their, they're) is nothing simple or plain about the English language.
     
  10. A shaving day to remember by the sound of it. Days like that are my favourite.
     
  11. The shave I get from a DE razor is completely different from a cutthroat, but equal in another way. I have always been happy to cycle between the two. Sometimes my skin just needs a DE shave.

    Getting into honing has changed that and I find myself wanting to shave with a straight edge just to try out my edges - this is more about honing than shaving though.

    I think, @Cal, if you were to increase the number of shaves with a straight it needn't impinge on your DE shaving. In fact you could just start by making your first pass at weekends a full WTG straight pass.

    Phew. Hopefully got through that post without irritating Cal with my grammar?
     
  12. My mom never had seen the name "Mourning Dove" in print until just recently. She had always thought it was "Morning Dove".

    If by that post you meant everything above that line?
     
  13. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor

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    Not that you shouldn't be.
     
  14. He shouldn't be?
     
  15. Chan Eil Whiskers

    Chan Eil Whiskers Contributor

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  16. I should be. It was a double negative.
     
  17. Esox

    Esox Ambassador

    I think there is, especially if English is your first language and you have even an acceptable grasp of it. Communicating via the typed word can sometimes be difficult because, naturally, we all inflect our own meanings to the words we read. This is often a mistake. Most times we should all take the words as their written without injecting our own meanings or feelings.

    Its quite often difficult too, for example, make a simple forum post and not leave it open to interpretation. This very often leads to a miscommunication because one who may be reading it inserts their own emotion into it when perhaps, they should not have. Those simple miscommunications could be resolved with mature communication but who wants to do that lol. :tongue_sm

     
  18. Cal

    Cal Contributor

    I never seem to learn that my rants (i.e. telling folk what "gets on my t1ts") incite folk to press my buttons even MORE. :001_rolle
     
  19. Esox

    Esox Ambassador

    How many nerves do you have left Cal? lol
     

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