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Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by Cutter, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member
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    Maybe it's just me, but it sure does seem that Cutter has garnered a lot of flak for stuff NOT said, nor implied (IMNSHO), and then gets slapped for refuting false accusations in the same manner they were offered..

    Cut the guy a little slack and READ what he said, not what you THINK he meant!!! Sheesh!!!!!!!!!

    I quit posting on this board ling time back because of such tripe. Basically (now you perfectionests this is just a "type" , not a true example cause I ain't gonna dig back that far) I might say, "The sky is blue."
    I would get castigated cause somebody decided that I said, "The sky is never any color but blue."

    Ridiculous? Sure, but that's what's happened to Cutter on this thread!

    Pride is the only thing that can explain the reluctance to say, "I'm sorry, I misunderstood what you were saying"

    Proverbs 8:13, 11:2, 13:10, 14:3, 16:18, 29:23
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

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    Poor Cutter!

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  3. David Lamb

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    I would agree if there were some "give and take". The graciousness implied by your phrase, "I'm sorry, I misunderstood what you were saying," is something that all of us should show. If someone feels themselves to be the subject of false accusations, the answer surely should not be rudeness, but words similar to yours, something like, "I am sorry you feel that way. Maybe you misunderstood what I wrote."
     
  4. Cutter

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    Thanks for coming to my defense and not reading more into it than was actually there. I can relate to your disappointment in being misunderstood and having what one may consider thoughtful and honest dialogue misconstrued and mischaracterized. I guess what takes the cake more than anything is being accused of having the blahs or a case of the Mondays. Oh well, such is life.
    Thanks to everybody that took this thread seriously and addressed the OP. I appreciate your input. :thumbs:
     
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    I did exactly that. I offered a post that responded to the points in the OP with counterpoints. I have also made posts that attempt to be funny. Cutter has done nothing but insult me.

    I'd be that way too if I lived in the UK. :tongue3:




    j/k Bro. Lamb. :wavey:
     
  6. Palatka51

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    Unless a persons goes into detail about a subject they are trying to convey to others with text, they will never be able to show their demeanor. When one person takes offense and expresses their displeasure then the whole subject is tainted with the wrong demeanor.

    Take the simple phrase, "I love you". As typed it can be taken by the reader anyway they choose. Now if I were to type it as "Ilove you" then many if not all will know that the reference is on the first person's feelings. However if it is typed as "I LOVE you" we see that the subject is the feeling and is all that matters, not I or you but love. Then if I typed "I love You" then the person addressed is hit with the subject as the principle recipient.

    But who has time for such goings on.(just-want-peace) [​IMG] Then again that is what God made smilies for. :godisgood:

    Hang in there Cutter, you might be a Bulldog but this old Gator has your back. :thumbs:
     
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    Thanks, I think!? :D
     
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    Actually, you is always the subject of the sentence "I love you". Love is the verb. All you are doing is emphasizing different parts of the sentence. Now, diagram that sentence for us! :laugh:
     
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    Yes, teacher, but Mel keeps looking at my paper!:laugh:
     
  10. I Am Blessed 24

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    Well, at least I'm glad to know I'm not prideful, because I did apologize in one of my later posts if I misunderstood the OP. :)
     
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    Mel, you keep that up and you'll have to come sit at the front by me.
     
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    For a refresher on sentence diagramming, CLICK HERE.
     
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    Thank you for your apology, I am blessed and I'm sorry I did not acknowledge it sooner. :godisgood:
     
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    Wow, the places some people take a thread on seriousness only reinforces the point I made in the OP. Just, Wow.
     
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    No apologies needed, Cutter, but thank you. :1_grouphug:
     
  19. I Am Blessed 24

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    Please stay on topic, people. The OP has requested serious answers. I am as much at fault as anyone, but we need to stop with the humor and see if we can't come up with some answers for the OP.
     
  20. just-want-peace

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    There's the old saw reference southerners that says, "You can say anything about anybody, if you say 'Bless their heart', afterwards."

    I see a lot of this same philosophy practiced in politics, news shows, etc, and the operative gesture here is a smile or a brief giggle.

    This is, IMHO, primarily to be able to reply if called on it, "I was only kidding, don't take it seriously." generally after you observe any given person over a while, you can discern the smile or smiley face, and ascertain whether the gesture is legitimate or "insurance".

    Again, IMHO, this is what the OP is trying to emphasize, and if so, I heartily concur.
     
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