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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.
I speak from experience if that helps.

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That's untrue.

I'm a bookwork and a good speaker. My problem though is when I speak only my two dogs seem interested in what I have to say. People flee. As to date, two trampling injuries have been recorded. In my case, silence is not only golden but also safe.

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That's untrue.

I'm a bookwork and a good speaker. My problem though is when I speak only my two dogs seem interested in what I have to say. People flee.
LOL now really
so Shelly what is it you say that make people flee?
you say you have two dogs???
what type of dogs?
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I don't think there is a connection between the two. I see being a good speaker as a matter of comfort. It is said the most common fear is speaking in public. This doesn't stem from the words that need to be said, but the notion of being the focus of everyone's attention.
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I don't think there is a connection between the two. I see being a good speaker as a matter of comfort. It is said the most common fear is speaking in public. This doesn't stem from the words that need to be said, but the notion of being the focus of everyone's attention.
interesting.
what I mean by 'speaker' is someone who is not very good at speaking to anyone one to one or many.
the act of interacting verbally with anybody is not easy.
someone who reads lots of books can be a slow speaker.
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LOL now really
so Shelly what is it you say that make people flee?
you say you have two dogs???
what type of dogs?
There's Lucky, the twelve year old Labrador/German Shepherd mix who was found July 7, 2004 in 117 degree heat. He's a gem. And hes a beautiful looking dog (beige with a black saddle...the compliments I have received about his looks... a barrel full). And, Squirt the ten year old mixed terrier (I should say terror). Squirt is a tiny wired hair terrier, black with a white streak running down his chest. He was found February 2006. He is a handful...anybody want a dog. Squirt's available with a two year supply of free dog food.


Why they flee? If I presented the truth tinged with humor, I'd probably get banned. So, it is better to quit while I'm ahead by just sticking to the two dogs.

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Originally Posted by Shelly View Post
There's Lucky, the twelve year old Labrador/German Shepherd mix who was found July 7, 2004 in 117 degree heat. He's a gem. And hes a beautiful looking dog (beige with a black saddle...the compliments I have received about his looks... a barrel full). And, Squirt the ten year old mixed terrier (I should say terror). Squirt is a tiny wired hair terrier, black with a white streak running down his chest. He was found February 2006. He is a handful...anybody want a dog. Squirt's available with a two year supply of free dog food.
great stuff. it must be quite a lot of hard work to look after two lovely dogs.
I admire your dedication and care.
can I ask what do you mean by 'found'?
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I don't know... I read a LOT and I'm always told that I speak fast and too much. I also enjoy public speaking. So, not all bookworms are bad at speaking. :-)
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Speaking well? Hmmm. what does that mean? Having something meaningful to say or just saying anything well? I wonder. But I speak like I write and the other way. But I never know if anyone thinks I speak well.
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great stuff. it must be quite a lot of hard work to look after two lovely dogs.
I admire your dedication and care.
can I ask what do you mean by 'found'?
Both dogs had been ditched by previous owners. We named the big one Lucky because we found him wandering in such unbearable heat. In truth though, we were the lucky ones for finding him. He's the best.

You like stories. I'll tell you this one about him. The night before I found Lucky I dreamed I was a boy carrying our family dog "Nellie" through a crowd. I lifted Nellie into my arms because the sidewalk was filled with people and I was afraid I might lose her in the crowd. So, I knew by carrying "Nellie" I wasn't in any danger of losing her. Upon awakening, I told my wife about the dream of my boyhood dog and thought nothing more of it. Then we went out to visit a friend and that is when I spotted Lucky. Even after I ran to a supermarket to get him a can of dog food (he was starving) he still wouldn't follow me into my wife's car. So, I had to lift him up and carry him half a block to the car. I remembered my "Nellie" dream after we brought Lucky into our home (we had a poodle and a cat at the time). I started to think: "Oh, shoot, the dream about carrying Nellie last night foreseen the events of today." (Like the dream, I carried a dog but this time I wasn't sleeping).

Nacia, pay attention to your dreams...they reveal so much about us and our/the future.

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wow what can I say another blockbuster hit story.
the dream is just the icing on the cake.
I am like you I believe dreams are part of our makeup.
you are genuinely caring towards animals and it is brilliant to read they rely on us and unfortunately we let them down badly.
I am so glad to hear you have rescued not one but two.
amasing stuff.
this is the kind of things that make us happy.
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("...a generalization then..." started the goblin remembering something that was so long ago now, then continuing "...looking back at the writers club meeting, that occurred each thursday evening then, just there always seemed to be two types there then, those with grandiose plans of what they were writing for, what they would gain by it, and who they were by it too, and then the second type more like myself who just turned up there with something to share openly for no real reason bar some inability to stop their pens from moving across the page, where maybe it's just a generalization on my part then, but the ones who are real writers to were the ones who couldn't stop themselves for their efforts to...", and how now too, all these years later, a lone unknown goblin still seemed to sit out his day in the bistro accompanied outside by a sun high above him that made a slow wondrous ark in the deepest of skies, and how many times to date, but the goblin just smiled trying to word it to himself in his way here, saying "...yes, there are those by their nature then, just as there are those there by considering advantage now, where my dailylife has alway been lived by me seeking out advantage each step along the way, whereas at least my writings here have been me by my nature instead, still this journey to self perhaps yes that would be how I generalize my writings now...")

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wow what can I say another blockbuster hit story.
the dream is just the icing on the cake.
I am like you I believe dreams are part of our makeup.
you are genuinely caring towards animals and it is brilliant to read they rely on us and unfortunately we let them down badly.
I am so glad to hear you have rescued not one but two.
amasing stuff.
this is the kind of things that make us happy.
Nacia, I never go looking for pets...cats, dogs, they find me. And they always turn out to be good pets. In other words, they rescue me.

Oh, baby, baby, it's a cruel world...hard to get by on just a smile girl. Luckily, for good women and pets.

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Everything is bollocks.
JE SUIS cHARLIE, I am not convinced.
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Nacia, I never go looking for pets...cats, dogs, they find me. And they always turn out to be good pets. In other words, they rescue me.

Oh, baby, baby, it's a cruel world...hard to get by on just a smile girl. Luckily, for good women and pets.
I love cats they are the best dogs of course are too
they are hard work to look after long term one has to have the means and the energy too.
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I love cats they are the best dogs of course are too
they are hard work to look after long term one has to have the means and the energy too.
I once had a female dog that nursed a kitten I brought home. Funny, the dog didn't have puppies. It just started producing milk which the kitten suckled. When the kitten (a male) grew up, it and the dog were inseparable. I believe it thought the dog its mother. They were a good pair.
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I once had a female dog that nursed a kitten I brought home. Funny, the dog didn't have puppies. It just started producing milk which the kitten suckled. When the kitten (a male) grew up, it and the dog were inseparable. I believe it thought the dog its mother. They were a good pair.
you are joking!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am shocked that is truly weird but there you go...
I told you shelly your stories are just unbelievable they are unique
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you are joking!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am shocked that is truly weird but there you go...
I told you shelly your stories are just unbelievable they are unique
Nacia, our family dog was lying underneath the bed upon which I was born. I have many pet stories. I also prefer cats and dogs and pigeons to certain individuals. I shed tears for my pets when they die. On the other hand, when people pass on, I'll say "she was a sweet lady" or "good riddance he's gone"...and mean it.

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JE SUIS cHARLIE, I am not convinced.
You don't have to be. You asked for a sweeping generalisation, that's as broad as I could paint it.
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Flea -

I wonder what your record is for longest statement without a period.

Mike C - after reading your post, this came to mind: “There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.”


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Mike C - after reading your post, this came to mind: “There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.”
I amend my generalisation to "Most things are mostly shit. And untrue."
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I amend my generalisation to "Most things are mostly shit. And untrue."
this cannot make sense. it is one or the other.
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Nacia - don't poke the bear.
the bear? who is that?
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The sky is blue and so are you.
should not that be IS you?
just checking because if the auxiliary verb is
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then it should be in the second clause??

or maybe I am wrong.
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I was once diagnosed with auxiliary verb. Had it cast out by a shaman.
a shaman? how is that? haha
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