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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by Moderator View Post
    At members' request, posts 1/2 above have been copied from http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...d.php?p=136381, to show the context in which post 3 was submitted.
    Thank you for your willingness to put LC's post into context, but unfortunately what you have done so far really does not achieve that.

    LC's post was a direct response, not to agent's post in particular (the one which is now #1 on this thread),and certainly not to his own #2 about engineering, but to the whole of the series of posts about the attitudes of the religious faithful to homosexuality.

    For his post about being gay to retain its original resonance it needs to come at the end of the following sequence of posts from the newly-created 'The Noachide Laws' thread:

    #1,5-7, 9-33 and 38-43. (Omitted posts could be included, but are off-topic).

    Then, and only then, would you be doing justice to what he says and how he says it.

    I should be very grateful if you would have another go at this.

    Thanks,

    mtg

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  • Moderator1
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    Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
    I have been thinking about what other members have been saying about the effect of separating LC's post starting 'I am happy to be gay' and casting it adrift out of context. I too feel it is completely inappropriate, because it gives an entirely different impact from what it had when it was posted in its original context.

    I should like to request that it be rejoined at least to the 'Noachide Laws' thread to which it is closely connected.
    At members' request, posts 1/2 above have been copied from http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums...d.php?p=136381, to show the context in which post 3 was submitted.

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  • mind the gap
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    I have been thinking about what other members have been saying about the effect of separating LC's post starting 'I am happy to be gay' and casting it adrift out of context. I too feel it is completely inappropriate, because it gives an entirely different impact from what it had when it was posted in its original context.

    I should like to request that it be rejoined at least to the 'Noachide Laws' thread to which it is closely connected.

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  • mind the gap
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    You're talking to yourself again!

    You'll be gibbering in the corner, next (like me, by this time most days).

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  • jeffrey
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    Chronicle of Troy? Little news to chronicle, other than:
    a. Helen;
    b. small weights for precious metals; and
    c. a wooden horse.

    No, no, not menages- that's a different root...

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  • jeffrey
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    Ha! Coots are not bald. This is from http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings:

    Coots are water birds whose heads have the appearance of baldness. This doesn't refer to the lack of feathers on the bird's head, but to their white markings. Bald has several meanings, one of which is 'streaked or marked with white'. That's the meaning here, as in pie-bald.
    The phrase is very old and is referred to in John Lydgate's Chronicle of Troy, 1430:
    "And yet he was as balde as is a coote."

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Sorry- there's no sand in my shoes (only feet and socks), as Sheffield is a long way from the sea.
    Your reference to 'bald assertions' is cruel to those who are follically-challenged ['differently haired'? 'adversely dishirsuted'? 'patetic'?].
    No, just bald as coots

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  • jeffrey
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    Sorry- there's no sand in my shoes (only feet and socks), as Sheffield is a long way from the sea.
    Your reference to 'bald assertions' is cruel to those who are follically-challenged ['differently haired'? 'adversely dishirsuted'? 'patetic'?].

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Hundreds? I found 4944 of them
    Sometimes quality is preferable to quantity! How many grains of sand do you have in your shoes? Does it matter? Have you ever looked at a grain of sand under a microscope?

    At least my post was more interesting than yours, as I took the trouble to copy out the good ones! I am forever telling my students that bald assertions without illustration or illumination will get them no marks. You have been found wanting, I'm afraid. Nul points!

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  • jeffrey
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    Hundreds? I found 4944 of them: see http://wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram...=y&l=n&q=n&k=1

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Actually, the answer for which I was hoping was, "Don't know"- but you've let me down!

    'Teacherly rant' must surely be an anagram, but I'm not sure of what.
    There are hundreds, but these are my favourites:

    Treacly Art Hen
    Archery Talent
    Tentacle Harry
    Tartan Lechery
    Catarrh Lent Ye
    Acne Halt Terry

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
    That is an interesting philosophical question, to which the answer, I suspect, is not always 'Yes'. Much as I should like to debate it, I will refrain from so doing as that would no doubt be considered a diversion and hacked off into a separate, decontextualised thread under my name and it will appear that I'm having a teacherly rant or something, when I'm doing so such thing.

    Perhaps you would like to save the mods the trouble and start one yourself, as it was you who asked the question?
    Actually, the answer for which I was hoping was, "Don't know"- but you've let me down!

    'Teacherly rant' must surely be an anagram, but I'm not sure of what.

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    I know. Isn't ignorance appalling?
    That is an interesting philosophical question, to which the answer, I suspect, is not always 'Yes'. Much as I should like to debate it, I will refrain from so doing as that would no doubt be considered a diversion and hacked off into a separate, decontextualised thread under my name and it will appear that I'm having a teacherly rant or something, when I'm doing so such thing.

    Perhaps you would like to save the mods the trouble and start one yourself, as it was you who asked the question?

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  • jeffrey
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    Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
    Wrong again.

    The correct answer is : because everybody (except you, it seems!) knows exactly what he means by 'square brackets' and hardly anyone (except you) uses the term 'parentheses' these days!
    I know. Isn't ignorance appalling? I'll have to go round and punch him up the parenthesis.

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  • mind the gap
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    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    Because his is First Class or Recorded Delivery?
    Wrong again.

    The correct answer is : because everybody (except you, it seems!) knows exactly what he means by 'square brackets' and hardly anyone (except you) uses the term 'parentheses' these days!

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