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“and/or” there has got to be a better way?

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Postby KatyBr » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:21 pm

lol, BD except oc for those you encourage and even invite to visit when we move away, and forget to tell him/her.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:26 pm

But those are the heated debaters, not the proselytes.

lol, BD except oc for those you encourage and even invite to visit when we move away, and forget to tell him/her.

I'd better run, it's communicable.

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Postby KatyBr » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:28 pm

Just teasing you BD,

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oops am I off topic? oh dear! :D
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Postby tcward » Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:44 pm

Yes, Kris*, welcome. And feel free to use the 'quote' button (Image) when you feel like quoting someone's post.

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Kris* is not a typo...it's computer jargon.

Postby Kris » Mon Oct 24, 2005 6:38 pm

Quote:
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Is there a typo in your signature? It's hard to imagine, but whenever I write Brazilian, I write Brazilain and have to go back and correct it. Good thing I never do that with my real name.

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No, the asterisk is computer jargon (for adults that is; it could be something entirely different with the teens). In "adult" it means: to be friendly...sort of like a quick hello or goodbye with a friendly hug.
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Postby M. Henri Day » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:57 am

(With reference to BD's third from last posting on this thread), I don't think we send them packing ; rather, and more effectively, we simply bend them to our ways. That is what is known as cultural imperialism....

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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:06 am

I was too subtle again. I won't reveal my secret yet. I'll let you guys try harder.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:34 am

Brazilian dude wrote:I was too subtle again. ...


Be careful, BD with all that subtlety - remember what the Good Book says and how that incident ended :
sed et serpens erat callidior cunctis animantibus terrae quae fecerat Dominus Deus ...


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Postby KatyBr » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:34 am

M. Henri Day wrote:(With reference to BD's third from last posting on this thread), I don't think we send them packing ; rather, and more effectively, we simply bend them to our ways. That is what is known as cultural imperialism....

Henri


Good thing we were just talking about rude posters not any real aggression. :)


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Postby Kris » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:27 pm

[quote="tcward"]Yes, Kris*, welcome. And feel free to use the 'quote' button ([img]http://www.alphadictionary.com/bb/templates/adc/images/lang_english/icon_quote.gif[/img]) when you feel like quoting someone's post.

-Tim ;)[/quote]

Thank you Tim for pointing out that there is a quote button. Very helpful to those of us who are computer illiterates.

I promise to get the hang of this board.

Kris*


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Postby tcward » Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:13 pm

Kris, I think that when you are replying, your Disable BBCode in this post option is checked...

It's the first checkbox under the text window where you type your reply.

Don't worry about getting the hang of this board. It'll come, eventually. Somehow, every board seems to have its own way of doing things, too, which doesn't help. But life goes on...

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Postby KatyBr » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:06 pm

I believe you can do a permanent fix for that, rather than remembering to do it each time you post; by modifying your profile, try clicking on profile above..... and fix it.

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Postby Jonah the Whale » Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:39 am

Sowe still haven't found a language with a single word for and/or?
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Postby M. Henri Day » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:44 am

No sooner do you return to the forum, Jonah, than you try to force us sloppy, undisciplined types onto the strait and narrow and back to the topic ! O well, let's give it a try ! A word for conjunction - in English «and» -and one for disjunction - «or» - are necessary in order to reflect our thought processes, and I suspect (but do not know - it would be fascinating to find a counter-example !), exist in all languages. Logical, or inclusive disjunction (cf the link, supra) entails, in fact, the combination of conjunction and exclusive disjunction, so one could say that we already have words - «or» and its counterparts in other languages - that express this concept. The problem is that «or» also is used exclusively, and therefore, to distinguish between the two uses, we combine the terms used to express conjunction and exclusive disjunction to specifically express inclusive disjunction. A separate word for this concept is probably supererogatory, but I'm sure we should all be most interested to learn of a language which had one !...

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Postby KatyBr » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:21 am

Jonah the Whale wrote:Sowe still haven't found a language with a single word for and/or?
and/or is the new word....
Why should we; it's is so good why change it?

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