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    What happened to sydney?

    I keep on seeing quotes and 'R.I.P sydney' in the signature bar of peoples posts; what does this mean, and how did it happen? Post trolls?
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    He was hit and killed by a kid driving a car while text messaging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasschopper
    He was hit and killed by a kid driving a car while text messaging.
    Are you being sarcastic?

    If you are not, then R.I.P is pretty rude to the deceased, even though he'll never see it.......
    Something tells me you are being sarcastic, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekid14
    Are you being sarcastic?

    If you are not, then R.I.P is pretty rude to the deceased, even though he'll never see it.......
    Something tells me you are being sarcastic, though.
    Not sure why R.I.P. (Rest In Peace) is rude. It is a common sentiment and can be found on a huge number of gravestones.

    For the complete thread on syndey's tragic death, see:

    Regarding sydney

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekid14
    Are you being sarcastic?

    If you are not, then R.I.P is pretty rude to the deceased, even though he'll never see it.......
    Something tells me you are being sarcastic, though.
    No not sarcastic...he was riding his bike and was hit and killed by a minor who was text messaging while driving.

    People putting RIP in their sigs is their way of showing support...you know it means Rest In Peace right? I think several of them have links to the thread discussing the incident.
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    You *do* know that RIP stands for Rest In Peace don't you?

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    thekid14 IS 14.......

    1991 birthdate...

    Looks like the education starts now....
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    Hey, wait a minute. I know that RIP means 'rest in peace', before it was ever mentioned here, but I had thought it had ah, bad implications.

    Good to know that people are being respectful to the deceased and not *****.
    I am 14. So what? Does that make me stupid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekid14
    I am 14. So what? Does that make me stupid?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekid14
    I am 14. So what? Does that make me stupid?
    Ok, I gotta throw in some sarcasm here. Look at thekid14's avatar. Many can without dismay, comment on a statement that has already been been made concerning the nature of oneself.

    (Ignorant child) ????

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    no harm no foul. at least now you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekid14
    I am 14. So what? Does that make me stupid?
    No, of course not. When I was 14 I thought I knew a lot. Now that I'm 31, I know that I knew a lot, but now I know more. Your world view will expand. Your understanding of the nuances of people will grow, and your 'radar' for certain situations will be honed based on your lifes' experiences. Certain wisdom can only be gained from years...

    Case in point is your negative correlation of R.I.P...I can only assume the negative impression was one you learned through some life experience (family? media? music? friends?), but I've heard the expression many times and have come to the understanding that the majority of the time, it's said out of respect and reverence to the deceased.

    my life experiences:
    May your brother rest in peace..
    May your grandfather rest in peace..
    May your uncle rest in peace..

    I thanked everybody that told me that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekid14
    I am 14. So what? Does that make me stupid?

    Umm...you are the one with the custom user title...

    No, you are not dumb. Just inexperienced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
    No, of course not. When I was 14 I thought I knew a lot. Now that I'm 31, I know that I knew a lot, but now I know more. Your world view will expand. Your understanding of the nuances of people will grow, and your 'radar' for certain situations will be honed based on your lifes' experiences. Certain wisdom can only be gained from years....
    Uh - I'm 63 and I wish that I had as much knowledge as much today as I thought that I had when I was 14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekid14
    I am 14. So what? Does that make me stupid?
    No, not stupid, but ignorant. Fortunately, that's a cureable condition.

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    When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekid14
    I am 14. So what? Does that make me stupid?
    My kid is your age, straight A's and honor roll every quarter. He's still a dumb ass just because he's thinks he can outsmart the old man. I couldn't do it to my father and he'll never be able to do it to me. LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1
    My kid is your age, straight A's and honor roll every quarter. He's still a dumb ass just because he's thinks he can outsmart the old man. I couldn't do it to my father and he'll never be able to do it to me. LOL
    and even if he out smarts you - is he really going to be able to get out of that headlock you put him in?

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    Ok, my avatar writing is going down the tube
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    yes you are stupid.

    I dont take anyone 14 years old seriously...Just as someone older than me should not take me seriously

    Voting age should be 30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
    No, of course not. When I was 14 I thought I knew a lot. Now that I'm 31, I know that I knew a lot, but now I know more. Your world view will expand. Your understanding of the nuances of people will grow, and your 'radar' for certain situations will be honed based on your lifes' experiences. Certain wisdom can only be gained from years...

    Case in point is your negative correlation of R.I.P...I can only assume the negative impression was one you learned through some life experience (family? media? music? friends?), but I've heard the expression many times and have come to the understanding that the majority of the time, it's said out of respect and reverence to the deceased.

    my life experiences:
    May your brother rest in peace..
    May your grandfather rest in peace..
    May your uncle rest in peace..

    I thanked everybody that told me that.
    1997 was a crummy year.
    Man, that IS crummy. Thank you for your straight-forward and honest reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg
    yes you are stupid.

    I dont take anyone 14 years old seriously...Just as someone older than me should not take me seriously

    Voting age should be 30
    You are under no obligation to take me seriously. However, treat me like a human being.
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    thekid14 No problem...I was 14...17 years ago (oh my god!), and one thing I never appreciated was how anybody older than me would try to "put me in my place" by being condescending.

    If the 14 year old has something to say that they think is important, it's ludicrous not to consider it and (gasp!) maybe learn something.

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