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    She was cool! What's happened to her?
    She had a lot of attidude. Why doesn't she post any more? All the others that try to correct people are just amateurs compared to her.

    Sign the Bring Back Miss Ayelery petition.
    Did you know that lighter flame smells like burnt nose hair?
    Entropy isn't what it used to be.

  • #2
    Better make it quick. She ain't gettin' any younger. Or is it too late?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by ivan
      Most the others that try to correct people are just amateurs compared to her.
      Fixed. Be very careful with generalizations, young lad.

      Sign the Bring Back Miss Ayelery petition.
      Sincerely, maestro8 the great.
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      • #4
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by ivan
        Most the others that try to correct people are just amateurs compared to her.

        Fixed. Be very careful with generalizations, young lad.


        Quote:
        Sign the Bring Back Miss Ayelery petition.

        Sincerely, maestro8 the great.
        /quote




        When you were fixing that, did you mean "Most of the others..."?


        Nao
        Last edited by Naomi; 2006-11-29, 06:55 PM.
        The dress in which I unicycled was not THAT short, but in retrospect, I think that maybe the blue one would have been more appropriate to the terrain.

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        • #5
          See what I mean?
          Did you know that lighter flame smells like burnt nose hair?
          Entropy isn't what it used to be.

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          • #6
            She popped in last Friday. You just have to know where to look.
            Steve

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            shortwave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.” – Homer

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            • #7
              Originally posted by UniBrier
              She popped in last Friday. You just have to know where to look.
              Steve-

              Clean your glasses.
              -Greg Harper

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Naomi
                Most the others that try to correct people are just amateurs compared to her.

                When you were fixing that, did you mean "Most of the others..."?
                I may or may not be an amateur but I would add that one could make other adjustments.

                "Most others" works as well and cuts down on verbiage.

                To eliminate ambiguity "mere" should replace "just". Mere is more elegant too.

                Lastly, while the use of "that" as a relative pronoun to refer to people has become fairly commonplace, "who" is the better choice.

                "Most others who try to correct people are mere amateurs compared to her."

                I hope she comes along and makes further improvements.
                Last edited by JJuggle; 2006-11-29, 11:43 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by harper
                  It worked when I clicked the link in the "Preview Post" mode.

                  Some moderator probably sabotaged it on me.
                  Last edited by UniBrier; 2006-11-30, 12:20 AM.
                  Steve

                  Hop Drop & Roll

                  “If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your
                  shortwave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.” – Homer

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by UniBrier
                    Some moderator probably sabotaged it on me.
                    Curse that Gilby.
                    "I used to eat erasers in grade school...." James_Potter
                    come to my gallery.
                    I'm on my space now too

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JJuggle
                      I may or may not be an amateur but I would add that one could make other adjustments.

                      "Most others" works as well and cuts down on verbiage.

                      To eliminate ambiguity "mere" should replace "just". Mere is more elegant too.

                      Lastly, while the use of "that" as a relative pronoun to refer to people has become fairly commonplace, "who" is the better choice.

                      "Most others who try to correct people are mere amateurs compared to her."

                      I hope she comes along and makes further improvements.
                      I liked your corrections, except for that "most others" thing. It just soudns wrong. Is it one of those American expressions or is it me?
                      Last edited by ivan; 2006-11-30, 04:48 AM.
                      Did you know that lighter flame smells like burnt nose hair?
                      Entropy isn't what it used to be.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JJuggle
                        I may or may not be an amateur but I would add that one could make other adjustments.

                        "Most others" works as well and cuts down on verbiage.

                        To eliminate ambiguity "mere" should replace "just". Mere is more elegant too.

                        Lastly, while the use of "that" as a relative pronoun to refer to people has become fairly commonplace, "who" is the better choice.

                        "Most others who try to correct people are mere amateurs compared to her."

                        I hope she comes along and makes further improvements.

                        I agree. My intent was to correct the fix, and to go no further.

                        However, should these "others" be correcting the people, or correcting the mistakes made by them? Additionally I think verbosity is fine (and a more elegant word than verbiage) as long as it does not confuse the meaning. "Mere" is not required, and in the interests of being politically correct we should not prejudge.
                        With the odd additional tweak we now have, as a fourth draft:

                        "Most of the those who try to correct mistakes look to be amateurs when compared with her."


                        Chairman Nao ( I have a big meeting later)
                        Last edited by Naomi; 2006-11-30, 10:31 AM.
                        The dress in which I unicycled was not THAT short, but in retrospect, I think that maybe the blue one would have been more appropriate to the terrain.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Naomi
                          Chairman Nao
                          Indeed, power does come from the pages of a manual of style.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Naomi
                            "Most of those who try to correct mistakes look to be amateurs when compared with her."
                            Now, that's well said!
                            All it needed was a teeny-meeny correction.
                            Last edited by ivan; 2006-11-30, 12:15 PM.
                            Did you know that lighter flame smells like burnt nose hair?
                            Entropy isn't what it used to be.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ivan
                              All it needed was a teeny-meeny correction.
                              ...actually it needed someone who proofread his own correction before clicking "Submit Reply".

                              D'oh!
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