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More of a thief than a giver

Postby Modi » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:26 pm

At first hello to everyone and especially to Dr. Goodword.
Regarding what I said subject, that is because I at first just suscribed in the Goodword section, so I am taking with no benifit to the giver(unfortunately though).
And the reason behind my subscription in the "Alpha Agora" is that whenever I have a question to be answered I canm easily ask here(also taking with no clear benifit to the giver). So that leads to me being a thief.
At the end of this possibly boring introduction, I say hello again to everybody.
"Do you want to know hell, it's depths; hell is the company of the ignorant." My translation for a verse by Omar Al-Khayyam.
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Postby Slava » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:13 pm

Welcome to the thieves' den, Modi. I think I answer for all of us in saying that we all steal and give to each other whatever we can, so wade in, or dive, and test the waters.

Looking forward to reading more from you.
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Postby Stargzer » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:34 pm

Welcome, Modi!

Your profile says you are a student. That means you are not here to steal but to learn, so learn all you can. We're sure you'll have something to teach us, too, eventually. Even questions can teach us something.

Many of us here do have a weird, even warped, sense of humor. Don't let that bother you!

Again, welcome aboard this ship of fools!

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Postby Modi » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:30 pm

Thanks for your welcome.
In response to you Stargzer, I would say that when a thief visits a house he simply takes with no acceptance from the owner or gratitiude to his "generousity"; making him a thief. As for being a student, it's rare to see a student who gives credit to his teachers, though teachers give what they have willingly, so maybe that makes us, students, half-thievs.
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Postby Perry » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:47 am

Welcome to the fold Modi.

Remember, we are not in our home, but rather in the public domain. We give willingly; being flattered to know (or hope) that someone finds interest and value in our ramblings. :roll:

No autographs, please!
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Postby gailr » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:10 pm

They say there is no honor among thieves, Modi.

But there is: a search of the AlphaAgora forum reveals 57 matches! (58 with this one)

As long as you share your linguistic gems with all of us, you're OK in our den.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:30 pm

This thread pleases me very much. I feel very welcome.
And a "learner" still, even as a retired high school teacher.
Thanks for all the help everyone gave me today.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon May 28, 2012 1:56 pm

I thought this thread was a nice welcome to a non-native English-speaking student that has ramifications for all of us, plus newcomers. And while I'm at it, does ramifications imply we can butt in just about anywhere?
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Mon May 28, 2012 3:19 pm

I have in the past, not so much recently.
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Postby Slava » Mon May 28, 2012 7:33 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:I thought this thread was a nice welcome to a non-native English-speaking student that has ramifications for all of us, plus newcomers. And while I'm at it, does ramifications imply we can butt in just about anywhere?
Buttinskies are always welcome, as long as they butt gently, even if forcefully, politely, and within protocol.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon May 28, 2012 11:49 pm

Protocol? Protocol? A VERY good word, but...what is a tocol and what comes before it or agin it. In other words is there a postocol or an anticol? We could do some really weird words while the Doc is on vacation!
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Postby Slava » Tue May 29, 2012 6:14 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:Protocol? Protocol? A VERY good word, but...what is a tocol and what comes before it or agin it. In other words is there a postocol or an anticol? We could do some really weird words while the Doc is on vacation!
Hmm, somehow postocol and anticol come off as a bit risque to me. Then again anticol could be a brand name for something that keeps one from drinking intoxicating beverages. Would postocol help with hangovers?
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue May 29, 2012 7:53 pm

I don't know, I don't know.
They all sound like laxatives to me.
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Postby Slava » Tue May 29, 2012 8:02 pm

LukeJavan8 wrote:I don't know, I don't know.
They all sound like laxatives to me.
But, butt, but...is this possible?
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed May 30, 2012 12:23 pm

I suppose it depends on the side effects......see the
adv. in an issue of Time, Newsweek, Reader's Digest.
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