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#1819875 - 01/06/12 07:09 PM Re: whatever happened to manners? [Re: Brent H]
Gary D. Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brent H
When a father presents his infant to you and says "Isn't she beautiful?" it may well be that the baby is in fact hideously ugly. No reasonable person would take the "truth" of the baby's ugliness as a requirement to respond "Heck no, that's the ugliest baby I've ever seen". Most of us would either say nothing or make an oblique comment like "You must be very pround of her".

But I guarantee if the baby's picture were presented online instead of in person, one or more individuals hiding behind anonymous screen names would feel "obliged" to inform the father exactly how unattractive that infant appears to themselves.

LOLOL
Not only would there be insults, they would be full of as many four-letter-words as possible. laugh

I tell everyone who I am close to that ALL babies look ugly to me. Kittens are cute, puppies are cute, new-borns (humans) look like some kind of biological mistake to me. When they get a bit older, then I can see the "cuteness". smile

As for honesty, if we all became telepathic tomorrow, the world would be over in 24 hours!
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#1819893 - 01/06/12 07:32 PM Re: whatever happened to manners? [Re: kevinb]
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Originally Posted By: kevinb
Originally Posted By: polyphasicpianist
I feel truth is important, and if someone states something fallacious I shall point it out, regardless how that makes them feel.


Are you married? wink



You know that stupid YouTube commercial where the girl gets World of Warcraft as a present from her boyfriend for her birthday, and then she gets really into the game and the boyfriend says "I think you like that game more than you like me." And she says "Yeah, You're right" and then dumps him. Here is my real world version.

My Girlfriend: "I think you like all this science and music stuff more than you like me."

Me: 'Yeah, I think your probably right.'

Then she dumped my ass. True Story.

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#1820015 - 01/07/12 12:01 AM Re: whatever happened to manners? [Re: Gary D.]
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Originally Posted By: Gary D.
Originally Posted By: Brent H
When a father presents his infant to you and says "Isn't she beautiful?" it may well be that the baby is in fact hideously ugly. No reasonable person would take the "truth" of the baby's ugliness as a requirement to respond "Heck no, that's the ugliest baby I've ever seen". Most of us would either say nothing or make an oblique comment like "You must be very pround of her".

But I guarantee if the baby's picture were presented online instead of in person, one or more individuals hiding behind anonymous screen names would feel "obliged" to inform the father exactly how unattractive that infant appears to themselves.

LOLOL
Not only would there be insults, they would be full of as many four-letter-words as possible. laugh

I tell everyone who I am close to that ALL babies look ugly to me. Kittens are cute, puppies are cute, new-borns (humans) look like some kind of biological mistake to me. When they get a bit older, then I can see the "cuteness". smile

As for honesty, if we all became telepathic tomorrow, the world would be over in 24 hours!


Hahahaha,

My sentiments exactly!!! grin
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#1820027 - 01/07/12 12:35 AM Re: whatever happened to manners? [Re: ten left thumbs]
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A while back, I was required to answer the phone in a prescribed manner from which I was not authorized to deviate:

Ring, ring.

"Public Works Department, John Smith speaking, this phone is NOT secure, may I help you sir or ma'am?"
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#1820035 - 01/07/12 12:53 AM Re: whatever happened to manners? [Re: TimR]
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Loc: South Florida
Originally Posted By: TimR
A while back, I was required to answer the phone in a prescribed manner from which I was not authorized to deviate:

Ring, ring.

"Public Works Department, John Smith speaking, this phone is NOT secure, may I help you sir or ma'am?"


That's only one illogical step away from:

"Have I reached the party to whom I am speaking?"

laugh
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#1820126 - 01/07/12 07:10 AM Re: whatever happened to manners? [Re: apple*]
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Originally Posted By: apple*
anyway, manners make life smooth and pleasant.

I sincerely apologize if I have offended anyone with this tangential post. Sorry, i don't use capitals.. Microsoft Word automatically puts them in and makes my business writing easier. .. and grammar and punctuation? what are those?


:-)

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#1820585 - 01/07/12 10:48 PM Re: whatever happened to manners? [Re: apple*]
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Originally Posted By: apple*

I sincerely apologize if I have offended anyone with this tangential post. Sorry, i don't use capitals.. Microsoft Word automatically puts them in and makes my business writing easier. .. and grammar and punctuation? what are those?

have a nice day.

We don't check for spelling here. We check for accidentals. laugh

By the way, I don't have a spill chucker, uh, spear chunker, uh spel cheker. I'm sure many people have notissed... laugh
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#1820627 - 01/08/12 01:15 AM Re: whatever happened to manners? [Re: ten left thumbs]
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It's such a blessing to see native speakers having a bad tpying day... I'm not the only one with tpyos it seems! wink
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#1820661 - 01/08/12 03:51 AM Re: whatever happened to manners? [Re: Nikolas]
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Loc: South Florida
Originally Posted By: Nikolas
It's such a blessing to see native speakers having a bad tpying day... I'm not the only one with tpyos it seems! wink

Typos are easy to fix, eventually. Just takes a bit more time.

But I am truly a horrible speller, and even with constant work, I still have to check simple words.

Now, are typos bad manners? laugh
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