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Postby beck123 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:43 pm

Thank you very much. If you knew the life I've lived, you'd be amazed at the accomplishment turning 60 represents.

From this point on, I shall declare my age as "plenty-nine."
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Postby beck123 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:48 pm

I'd like to start a new topic, which I plan to try as soon as I finish this post. What I'd like to discuss is how people in the media, who, alone among us (with the exception of those who have educated them) bear a heavy responsibility to use our language - the essential tool of their profession - properly. The thread will try to focus on how miserably, in general, they bear this burden.
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Postby sluggo » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:42 am

beck123 wrote:Seriously, my guess is that it's a parallel construction to my/mine, thy/thine, etc. The "n" sound at the end of pronouns has history in the possessives.


Oh, no doubt. And of course "mine/thine" can also be reached via "my one/thy one" as well.

But I hear this contraction from my car mechanic all the time "At guy downurr, hay's got wun sayem color's your'n".
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:11 pm

beck123 wrote:I'd like to start a new topic, which I plan to try as soon as I finish this post. What I'd like to discuss is how people in the media, who, alone among us (with the exception of those who have educated them) bear a heavy responsibility to use our language - the essential tool of their profession - properly. The thread will try to focus on how miserably, in general, they bear this burden.




BE SURE TO TELL ME WHERE YOU POSTED IT, THERE ARE
SO MANY THREADS AND TOPICS.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:14 pm

But I hear this contraction from my car mechanic all the time "At guy downurr, hay's got wun sayem color's your'n".

Living in the great "no accent"(that I know of) Plains,
is that:
"That guy down there, he's got one, the same color as
yours".????
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:17 pm

Sluggo, Beck:
How do you get your quotes in the box, like you did
in your last posts.

I also cannot "embolden" a word using the B at the
top. I highlight, and press it, but the [b] appears
in the text, and no emboldening of the highlighted
area. Slava told me to make sure the BCC button
is on "yes", and it is. I've cluttered her PM box
too much to press on: I feel guilty about bothering
her.
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Postby beck123 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:12 pm

Luke, look for the "quote" box on the top right of each posted message. Click on that box for the message that you want to quote, and your write-a-message box will open up with the quote already in there. It will look all geeked up, because it is shown in html (hypertext mark-up language.) If you want to quote the whole message, just move your cursor to the end of everything you see, hit the "enter" key twice to put some space after the quote, and start typing.

It's more complicated if you only want to show part of the quote. I recommend experimenting when you're in your
write-a-message box. Try deleting part of the quoted text, and see what it looks like by using the "preview" button down at the bottom. Keep doing this until you get the hang of it.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:30 pm

[. Try deleting part of the quoted text, and see what it looks like by using the "preview" button down at the bottom. Keep doing this until you get the hang of it.

OK: here it is, deleted all but the last. Sorry if it is
clogging up the thread, but I have to learn somehow.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:31 pm

Worked: thanks a lot. Again sorry to readers of the
thread if I am clogging up the thread. I'll stop when
I get this site figured out. Read on......
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