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Will you name a hobby most people would consider unusual?

Collecting fingernail and toenail clippings. That's quite unusual, in my opinion. 

Posted - May 10

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  • 10956
     Yeah. Book her!
      May 11, 2022 11:16 AM MDT
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  • 48300
    ~
      May 11, 2022 11:31 AM MDT
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  • 4309
    I know the routine.  I’ll just go through my usual entrance to and exit from the grammar justice system, thank you.

      May 11, 2022 7:38 PM MDT
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  • 48300

     

    Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

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      May 11, 2022 8:39 PM MDT
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  • 1280
    Me too.  I seem to be accumulating at a much more rapacious rate than usual!
      May 11, 2022 9:27 AM MDT
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  • 4309
    Maybe we should chip in and buy a warehouse or something.  Either that or we could see if we could get some space in the Kansas City caves for all of those grammar tickets, lol.
      May 11, 2022 9:42 AM MDT
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  • 1280


    ...and tildes!
      May 11, 2022 9:26 AM MDT
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  • 4309
    That might be more appropriate for Randy’s partner, the one who hates extra words. 
      May 11, 2022 9:34 AM MDT
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  • 10956
    extra needless
      May 11, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
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  • 4309

    Extra needles?

    I like the way you think!  I can absolutely do extra needles! 


      May 11, 2022 12:26 PM MDT
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  • 10956
    Omit NEEDLESS words!

    "Vigorous writing is concise.  A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.  This requires not that the writer make all sentences short, or avoid all detail and treat subjects only in outline, but that every word tell."

    - Strunk and White, The Elements of Style
      May 11, 2022 1:10 PM MDT
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  • 41295
    That's rather verbose.
      May 11, 2022 2:51 PM MDT
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  • 4309
    What’s that?  I’m having a little trouble hearing you through those cloth strips I put over your mouth.

    Did I hear omit safe words?

    Stu!  I had no idea you were so daring! This’ll be fun!  I promise!  Let’s get this party started! 
      May 11, 2022 7:29 PM MDT
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  • 10956
    Did you enjoy children's books like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little? If you did, it's because EB White learned to omit needless words from Professor Strunk in college. Some little school up in the sticks of central New York state where I learned, or tried to learn, the same thing about 60 years later. This post was edited by Stu Spelling Bee at May 11, 2022 9:47 PM MDT
      May 11, 2022 9:37 PM MDT
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  • 48300

     

    Hold the phone, Ramone. How can you tell someone else the reason that he or she enjoyed something? Even agreeing with your stance that the way it was written is an enjoyable factor, that does not mean it’s automatically the reason that another person enjoyed the book. It is theoretically possible that someone got something enjoyable out of the book, and it does not have to be what you found enjoyable.  It is theoretically possible that more than one enjoyable factor exists  in the book, or maybe not even the writing at all, it could’ve been the pictures, or the concept, or the idea, but someone got something out of the book that they found enjoyable and it does not have to match up to what you got out of it.

      You don’t get a pass for deciding how people should think or what they should think.




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      May 11, 2022 10:45 PM MDT
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  • 10956
    It's a reasonable supposition that the quality of White's writing was at least partially responsible for the popularity of his books. That's not telling anyone how or what to think.
      May 12, 2022 9:13 AM MDT
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  • 8471
    This is truly unusual. 
      May 13, 2022 6:24 PM MDT
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  • 48300

     

      This is about the tildes, isn’t it? I keep telling you that I don’t need intervention nor professional help, and that I don’t even have a problem! Leave me alone! Grrrrrrrr.



      May 11, 2022 6:34 AM MDT
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  • 20364
    :)
    :)
      May 11, 2022 6:42 AM MDT
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  • 48300

     

      It’s all a conspiracy, people are always trying to drag me through the mud, it doesn’t hurt anyone if I have a measly hundred thousand or two or three lying around, I won’t stand for it, I’m not the one with the problem, it’s everyone else because they haven’t allowed themselves to just let go and collect tildes of their own, I hear what they whisper about me behind my back,  it’s all really just poorly-disguised  jealousy and envy, if they come for my tildes, they’ll learn the meaning of the word “fight”, I don’t really have that many of them anyway, inventorying and cataloging my tildes calms me down, if it’s so bad, companies wouldn’t make these wonderful tilde-collection vaults for home or office, it’s not as is I name each tilde or sleep with them under the pillow, the DMV let me have a driver’s license, so I must not be cray-cray, tilde collecting isn’t even mentioned (specifically) in any journals of psychological disorders, famous people collect things all the time without being vilified the way that I’m being vilified, everyone is out to get me . . .


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      May 11, 2022 7:09 AM MDT
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  • 8471
    You know it's not about the tildes! Way to try and cover, though... good effort. 
      May 11, 2022 4:44 PM MDT
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  • 48300

    See? They’re all against me! Grrrrrrr.


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      May 11, 2022 8:37 PM MDT
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  • 1738
    I think your tilde obsession would be considered hording. 
      May 11, 2022 5:38 PM MDT
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  • 48300

    See? They’re all against me! Grrrrrrr.


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      May 11, 2022 8:37 PM MDT
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  • 20364


    It's okay . . .


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at May 12, 2022 6:23 PM MDT
      May 11, 2022 8:24 PM MDT
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