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Old 06-29-11, 10:39 PM
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Our daughter returned home today after 5-1/2 mos. in the Republic of Georgia, teaching English as a second language. She, c_gallagh & I danced around one another in the kitchen, cooking dinner, cleaning dishes, putting stuff away. It was seamless and gratifying and very fulfilling.

After the grilled apricots with chocolate sauce I logged onto BF... and I realized what I love about this sub-forum: We can form sentences, we use (mostly) correct grammar and punctuation; our every third word isn't, like, like; we can connect our bike experiences to our life experiences; we're not shy about admitting our weaknesses, and we're very tolerant.

I haven't been posting much in the last few months because I've been trying to stay in real estate and training and racing. I decided to make BF one of my "go-to" places and I've been already highly rewarded.

I appreciate all of you and your input and your willingness to share with the rest of us in this place. Thank you.
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Old 06-30-11, 04:28 AM
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Very well said. it is refreshing to be able to read the posts.

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Old 06-30-11, 07:06 AM
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Yeah, it's like real people talking insted of trying to impress each other with how smart, cool and athletic we are. I think that a big part of that is a general atmosphere of respect towards the other posters, even those with differing goals, abilities and values.
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Old 06-30-11, 08:32 AM
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Red - what you said, and then some!
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I agree 100%.

Glad to hear your daughter has returned home.
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Than u get too reed replys like dis.

I can't for the life of me understand the big mystery of understanding the difference between .............then and than. Computer geeks are the worst for this for some odd reason. And they just don't care. It amazes me.

Oh while I'm at it, I got a new SRAM crank and ON THE BOX was a mistake of the use of then/than!! If I remember I will take a picture of it and post it in this thread.

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Old 06-30-11, 10:23 AM
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Thank you for sharing with us. You make BF a friendly place to be.

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I can't for the life of me understand the big mystery of understanding the difference between .............then and than. Computer geeks are the worst for this for some odd reason. And they just don't care. I amazes me.

Oh while I'm at it, I got a new SRAM crank and ON THE BOX was a mistake of the use of then/than!! If I remember I will take a picture of it and post it in this thread.
Homonyns. As long as both words are in the dictionary the spell check will skip right over them.
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Homonyns. As long as both words are in the dictionary the spell check will skip right over them.
Actually, homonyms are words with the same spelling but different meanings. As in "skate" that hockey players wear and "skate" the fish. "Then" and "than" are just two different words that have *nearly* the same pronounciation. At any rate, on the Internet there's a lot of using the wrong words just because it passes the spell checker.

What drive's me crazy is the improper use of apostrophes'.
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Our daughter returned home today after 5-1/2 mos. in the Republic of Georgia, teaching English as a second language.
I'm glad someone is working to teach those folks in Atlanta how to talk right.
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I'm glad someone is working to teach those folks in Atlanta how to talk right.
I know what you mean. Most of them talk like yankees.
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I know what you mean. Most of them talk like yankees.
Can't resist it BD. Read your post in another thread and just have to say.... Yankees.... They won.
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Can't resist it BD. Read your post in another thread and just have to say.... Yankees.... They won.
Yeah, but they still talk funny.
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I know what you mean. Most of them talk like yankees.
I was born in Tennessee and lived in Atlanta for 53 of my 63 years but my mother was from Michigan and she taught me how to talk.
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I was born in Tennessee and lived in Atlanta for 53 of my 63 years but my mother was from Michigan and she taught me how to talk.
I'm sorry, but try to focus on the good memories.
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Sounds like it is nice having your daughter back in the fold!
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What drive's me crazy is the improper use of apostrophes'.
You mean when people use them when using plural? See all the new bike's...........................................drives me crazy too, along with "the reason is because......", or using words like irregardless, unloosen...........words that do not exist
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I know what you mean. Most of them talk like yankees.
We still have the Rebel prison on Johnson Island,Ohio for those not willing to conform down thar.
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We still have the Rebel prison on Johnson Island,Ohio for those not willing to conform down thar.
Would youse like to come visit Andersonville?
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So like I might make a mistake sometimes writing but it's SOOOO hard! Not like when your conversating with someone. Than their is all that grammer and its like confusing, you know? And speeling? Oh pleez!
Glad your daughter's home Red! Hope you're conversating (one of my personal "nail on the blackboard" words)!
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I lived on the Mississippi Gulf coast for 12 years. People there thought of anyone north of Interstate 10 as Yankees. I, on the other hand, was born in New York City which is in the southern part of New York State. Moreover, I was born in Brooklyn which is in the southern part of the city. Hence, my Mississippi friends thought of me as just a different kind of Southerner.

Red Rider, I like it here a lot also but there is nothing as good as family.
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Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
Than u get too reed replys like dis.

I can't for the life of me understand the big mystery of understanding the difference between .............then and than. Computer geeks are the worst for this for some odd reason. And they just don't care. I amazes me.

Oh while I'm at it, I got a new SRAM crank and ON THE BOX was a mistake of the use of then/than!! If I remember I will take a picture of it and post it in this thread.
Actually the box is right, you use than in comparisons, unless the comparison is related to time or sequence. For example we went to the show, then home to bed. This bike is 10% faster than that one. At least according to one grammar site I double checked with. The joys of a language that is really a linguistic abomination.
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