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should not that be IS you?
Ah, using the ol' auxiliary verbiage rule on me, huh?

Nah, I think using "is" there would put emphasis on individuality, which would undermine "sweeping generalization".

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The English suck at every sport
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Originally Posted by risk10 View Post
The English suck at every sport
Americans fuck everything up.

Example - sport. Football - invented by the English, exported to America where they insist on donning suits of armour and picking the ball up.

Further reading - Rugby Football. Invented by the English, perverted by the Americans who play a largely similar game but call it football and wear bloody armour! Men play rugby, Americans play football.
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Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
this cannot make sense. it is one or the other.
That's not much of a generalisation. Generally it is one or the other.
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Originally Posted by Mike C View Post
I amend my generalisation to "Most things are mostly shit. And untrue."
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this cannot make sense. it is one or the other.
Nacia, you have stumbled across The Meaning Of Everything: To be shit it must be true. For to be untrue it must be a falsehood and so, not the shit you thought it was. If it was the shit you thought it was, that would be the truth, eliminating the possibility of it being a falsehood and so it must be true.

To be shit it must be true.

Take that, Mike.
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Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
those who read a lot of books are generally not very good aural communicators.
in other words bookworms do not talk very much or are not very good speakers.
Not true. I don't know if this thread is still alive, but no, that is not true. Just because you read a lot doesn't mean you can't speak. It's just a matter of practice. The more you use it, the better you are at it.

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I speak from experience if that helps.
You may not speak a lot. I recommend practicing speaking to others, probably on a mirror, but on real live humans if possible. Not trying to put you down, just saying that if you try, maybe you'll be able to orally represent yourself better.
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Originally Posted by Prodigalson View Post
Nacia, you have stumbled across The Meaning Of Everything: To be shit it must be true. For to be untrue it must be a falsehood and so, not the shit you thought it was. If it was the shit you thought it was, that would be the truth, eliminating the possibility of it being a falsehood and so it must be true.

To be shit it must be true.

Take that, Mike.
To be shit it must be mostly untrue. There is purity in complete truth, and in complete falsehood. Shit arises when the waters are muddied.

To be shit it must be a half-truth.

I hope that clarifies things, Prodigal.
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Originally Posted by Mike C View Post
Everything is bollocks.

The English don't know how to curse properly.😄
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Originally Posted by Mike C View Post
Americans fuck everything up.



Example - sport. Football - invented by the English, exported to America where they insist on donning suits of armour and picking the ball up.



Further reading - Rugby Football. Invented by the English, perverted by the Americans who play a largely similar game but call it football and wear bloody armour! Men play rugby, Americans play football.

Yes, but we fixed cricket for you with baseball.
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Yes, but we fixed cricket for you with baseball.
how does an American curse?
can you put it into an example ?
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Yes, but we fixed cricket for you with baseball.
Ah, baseball. Over here we call it rounders and schoolgirls play it.

And we invented that too. You just called it something else and pretended it was an occupation for grown men.
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The English don't know how to curse properly.��
Yeah we do. We invented that too.
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Originally Posted by Nacia View Post
how does an American curse?
can you put it into an example ?

I can, but I won't. Wouldn't want to corrupt any of the young English kids here on the site.
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I'd like to see a schoolgirl hit a 92 mph fastball.
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I'd like to see a schoolgirl THROW a 92 mph fastball.
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Well, yeah -- that too.

And I'd like to see a schoolgirl -- well, never mind.
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Rounders sounds much more like softball, except they use a smaller ball and girly bats.

Our kids play that too in school.
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Originally Posted by Mike C View Post

To be shit it must be a half-truth.

I hope that clarifies things, Prodigal.
I'll go with that.

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how does an American curse?
can you put it into an example ?
If JustcallmeEd were still around, he could show you.

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Yeah we do. We invented that too.
Bollocks? Bloody? Puh-leeze.

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And I'd like to see a schoolgirl -- well, never mind.
The rules say, if you start a sentence you must finish it. So what would you like to see a schoolgirl do, Joe?
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Originally Posted by Prodigalson View Post
The rules say, if you start a sentence you must finish it. So what would you like to see a schoolgirl do, Joe?

I'm pretty sure he was going to say: catch a 92 mph fastball...
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btw, where did JustcallmeEd go?

I think HE may have invented a few important things too.
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
I'm pretty sure he was going to say: catch a 92 mph fastball...
That's pretty much what I was thinking, too.

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btw, where did JustcallmeEd go?
I don't know but the sonofabitch skipped out owing me twenty bucks.
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Originally Posted by Prodigalson View Post
That's pretty much what I was thinking, too.







I don't know but the sonofabitch skipped out owing me twenty bucks.

Fucker!

We should kick his ass!
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If he doesn't pay me I'm gonna strip him buck naked, put a spiked dog collar around his neck and lead him up and down Two Street, where all the hookers are, on a leash until someone coughs up my dough.

Might take a while. He's an ugly fucker.
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Originally Posted by Prodigalson View Post
If he doesn't pay me I'm gonna strip him buck naked, put a spiked dog collar around his neck and lead him up and down Two Street, where all the hookers are, on a leash until someone coughs up my dough.

Might take a while. He's an ugly fucker.

I hear he has a nice truck though... Could be worth a few bucks!

If you need help with the other, let me know.

I love hookers and spiked collars.
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I was thinking more along the lines of a woman paying the twenty bucks but if that's your gig, Timotheus, I won't tell anyone.
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Originally Posted by Prodigalson View Post
The rules say, if you start a sentence you must finish it. So what would you like to see a schoolgirl do, Joe?
Make good grades.
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Make good grades.
You all are so tame.

(And we are now back on-topic)
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("...naah, humans the sentence finishes with the end of the line, where full stops are overkill for the overaged..." went the goblin suspecting too that most readers already knew that though, before wondering to himself why someone who had just mentioned "the hookers of two street" would be now be asking JoeMatt what he'd like a schoolgirl to do, before continuing "...well I'm so glad you're thinking what I am thinking because I am not thinking it neither, promise, but just to change the subject now, what kind go school uniform do you wear then...")

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