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Mon. Jan 1, 12:00am

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what was the title of the thread you started? have you tried to do a search for it? without a bit more info, it's hard to help.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 3:53 PM

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if anyone has since commented on the thread you started, the date next to it as seen in the titles list will have changed. the date reflects the most recently added comment. maybe try scrolling through the list of posted threads that reflect a date later than 4/29.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 3:55 PM

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Who knows? If I owned this site I would delete your thread for using the letter "Y" instead of the word "why", but that's me. Please use the english language properly. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 5:11 PM

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5:11, if you're going to be a grammar/spelling nazi, why stop at "Y"??? Red pen wielders could have an orgy with the whole post!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 5:26 PM

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If you're going to be an English tyrant, you would do well to make absolutely certain that you use the English language properly yourself. The word "English," for example, ought to be capitalized, and "but that's me" is as much slang as is the text-messaging shorthand about which you are complaining.

Or, you could simply adopt a live-and-let-live philosophy towards communication in casual situations, rather than trying to enforce the rules of standard English beyond the boundaries of necessity or custom. Standard English is absolutely requisite in certain situations, but in most situations, simple understanding is the goal and minor variants in language are perfectly appropriate.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 5:31 PM

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Since you all don't seem to have a problem with the dumbing down of grammar and english throughout the internet, maybe you should go to a teen site that uses abbreviations for all words. I am not a grammar nazi. I appreciate full words and never point out small grammatical errors.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 5:35 PM

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Hey while we're at it about grammar/spelling, why not stop using the word nazi? I mean my grandmother lost most of her family in a nazi camp. Lets use the word as it is meant to be used.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 5:39 PM

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5:36, there's a whole thread just for people like you. In fact, you probably started it. Yawn.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 5:47 PM

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I mean 5:39, the nazi-objector.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 5:49 PM

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you guys are whack

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 6:55 PM

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I can't believe anyone would tell someone they are full of s**t when mentioning their grandmother was in a nazi camp. I really doubt someone would lie about something like that. You, 5:49 should be ashamed of yourself.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 9:07 PM

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I am the 5:39 poster who's grandmother was in a camp. And no to the 5:47 poster I did not start that thread nor have I read it. I generally avoid reading stuff that relates to the Nazi's regime. You seem like your angry just because I bought it up. Which leads me to believe that you might be a Nazi or maybe you are just part of some sort of White Supremacy group??? Either way this is not the place for this and your behavior is just rude and uncalled for. Perhaps you'd like the numbered tattoo on her wrist???

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 9:13 PM

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5:31 Poster...I just love the way you write!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 9:52 PM

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Many languages are an amalgam in the same way that English is. There is no pure language. English has its weaknesses, like all languages. But it certainly has its strengths as well, not to mention a really fascinating history. Of course, I'm the worst of the lot of all English speakers: an American.

9:52: Thank you. I don't always write that way, but in this instance I needed it to make a point. I have been known to end a sentence with a preposition and am often teased for my use of the colloquial English phrase "a whole nother." Once, I agreed to let my grammar students write my name on the demerit board whenever I used that phrase, but I served so many recess detentions that I begged them to let me go back on the agreement.

No, wait, that last was a lie. In actuality, it was the use of some other word, I can't recall now, for which they were allowed to penalize me, and the penalty was a dollar. But it certainly could have been "a whole nother." (I did hear Peter Jennings use it once, and pointed it out to my husband, but he replied that Jennings didn't know any better, being Canadian...)

I want to comment on the use of the word Nazi. I've used it casually myself, once calling a woman a "music Nazi" for her tendency to force her substantive and significant musical views on those around her. I chose "tyrant" above, though, because a Jewish acquaintance once became upset over just such a casual use of the word "Nazi," and while at the time I considered it just another example of her overly sensitive, hypercritical nature (and she did have that), as I've thought about it I've decided I agree with her. The Nazis killed six million human beings. That was two generations ago. Six million divided to halves to account for genders, multiplied by an increase of six for the first generation (families were larger) is 18 million. Divide 18 million by two to account for genders and multiply by a conservative four to account for the decrease in family size in society in general, and that is 32 million. The demographic face of the entire world would be dramatically changed if Hitler and the Nazis had not been allowed to do what they were allowed to do for as long as they were allowed to do it. (Redundancy noted.)

Somehow, that made Sister Sewell and her pushiness seem very insignificant, and using the word "Nazi" to describe it began to feel like a trivialization of the terrible impact of the Nazis to me.

Not everyone will feel the same, of course. But I began to understand how my use of "Nazi" to describe petty control issues was, from one angle, tantamount to putting the Holocaust in the category of pettiness.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 10:42 PM

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5:47 to 9:13

By "nazi objector", I meant objector to the way I used the term, not Hitler's drones. I used "nazi" with a lower-case n to avoid confusion with Nazis, capital N (swastikas, goose-stepping, cattle trains, etc) - the word is part of our vernacular now, whether we like it or not. Apologies for the misunderstanding, but certainly not for my choice of words. So calm down.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007, 11:38 PM

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11:38, we all know that people use words in a manner quite different then what the actual word means. But honestly telling someone to calm down because she states she has lost family to the "Nazi" regime is sort of out of line. I am sure she knew that you didn't mean Nazi. But she did lose family and she doesn't sound like she needs to calm down.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007, 1:50 AM

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I wonder how many times you all proof read your posts before you sent them.
You know you did!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007, 2:42 AM

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So did we ever come up with an answer as to what happened to the OP's post??

Wednesday, May 02, 2007, 9:26 AM

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the first 2 responses seem to be the most likely...

Wednesday, May 02, 2007, 9:47 AM

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I guess some heavy people really are angry. Why don't we all get some exercise and enjoy life. Sorry the treads disappear. I don't know why that would be.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007, 10:09 AM

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how do you know the angry responses came from heavy people?

Wednesday, May 02, 2007, 10:25 AM

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Y is everyone prolonging this thread?? :) (Don'tcha just love the Y) And yes, I do actually proof read my post and anything I write for that matter. I even use spell check. Clearly in the above statement that was meant as a joke.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007, 11:00 AM

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This correcting English stuff is getting really old. People should just stick to what we came here for, a new healthy lifestyle. Just reading this thread made my blood pressure rise. Stop being so immature.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007, 11:03 AM

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