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Posted on Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:41 pm
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Clever and very funny! You have a writing style much like my own, to the point and laced with a little bit of humor. Well written and said, thank you for saying what most of users are shouting at the monitor when reading a post or two.

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Posted on Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:57 pm
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I thought sarcasm WAS an official language. Thanks for bursting YET ANOTHER bubble Jax... Evil or Very Mad


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Posted on Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:43 pm
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Sarcasm? Wasn't that the language with the many Ooohs and Aaahs? Or was that another '...asm'? Laughing

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Posted on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:32 pm
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Weighing in on April first, April Fools' Day in America and England:

HEY!! Lenten purple is OVER!


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Posted on Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:16 am
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it's good to know that y'all ain't going to hate on me couse i'm from the south
and my say something stupid so this may be a good sight for me

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Posted on Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:37 pm
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If the subject didn't say it enough, I get corrected a lot at home...I love the post you made but there were parts of it that to me seemed a bit condescending.

This brings to my attention another important point that Blaise touched on with the last paragraph of his article: keeping your tone from being misunderstood.

I understand there is a fine line between intent and perception, but it is rare for people to actually be on a forum and not know what a sentence is, how to capitalize the first word, or referring to the line after a paragraph as commemorating the conclusion of a point.

Remembering this, it's important to realize that people speak differently, so I feel that so long as someone is easily understood, we don't have to follow a proper lockstep script...
... and yes, I also work at a call center. I never knew I'd be so surrounded with Linguistic Correctness. Laughing


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