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sinktip
04-10-2004, 10:24 AM
The rumors of my death have been greatly exagerated. :D

I was up chasing fish for a few days and then just hanging out watching the goings on. That and working on a new job I was appointed to when I was gone. ;)

Moose
04-10-2004, 02:14 PM
Wasn't it Plato that sought the perfect state? Christ sought the perfect state of mind. Oneness with the almighty. Amen.

Brian Simonseth
04-10-2004, 02:49 PM
How was the fishing in Russia?

sinktip
04-10-2004, 03:40 PM
Slow! Fished with some pretty good fly-fishermen and all we managed to find were some dollies. Still, the sun on your face, the smells of spring in the air and the river traffic almost non-existent -- you do have to love it.

fredaevans
04-10-2004, 06:18 PM
Originally posted by Moose
Wasn't it Plato that sought the perfect state? Christ sought the perfect state of mind. Oneness with the almighty. Amen.

Good call, and you got it down in two short sentences. (I'd have put a simi-colon after the word 'mind.' Sorry, it's my Canadian Education.)
:>)

Sharp Steelie
04-10-2004, 08:35 PM
Great post and replies!

Thank you

Moose
04-10-2004, 10:59 PM
..as oneness with the Almighty and the perfect state of mind would be one and the same; a redundancy. Correctly presented; properly placed in dialogue; allowed as rhetorical effect through the use of the semi-colon. ;)

OC
04-12-2004, 10:53 AM
And I thought it was Tim Leary who sought the perfect state of mind!

That's what I get for being brought up in a liberal church.:tsk_tsk:

flytyer
04-12-2004, 02:00 PM
OC,

Be careful of which mushrooms you put in your spaghetti sauce or on your salad or you too will find yourself searching for the perfect chemically induced state of mind. Now where did I put those nacho chips?

fredaevans
04-12-2004, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Moose
..as oneness with the Almighty and the perfect state of mind would be one and the same; a redundancy. Correctly presented; properly placed in dialogue; allowed as rhetorical effect through the use of the semi-colon. ;)

Mom would have love the above.:D

kjackson
04-12-2004, 04:52 PM
she would fry and broil you over your desired use of a semi-colon. I almost started on the semi-colon rant that I used in my classes. Be thankful prudence saved the day.

Geez, I need to go fishing....

Keith

Moose
04-12-2004, 07:11 PM
The semi- colon has it's place, but unless you're teaching high school english to kids that can't put five words together; can't pen thier thoughts; can't cognitate in the written word the semi-colon should be no more maligned than any other point of punctuation:whoa:

My first post in this thread was actually in response to the first reply to Sinktips "Thanks for caring" post and I now find that first reply missing from the thread, making my posting habits look as though I attended Timothy Leary Unitarian with OC. Maybe the puctuation police censored it:devil:

kjackson
04-12-2004, 09:19 PM
doing their job to prevent flame wars.

I love semi-colons and use them where appropriate; that being said, I had it worse than teaching high-schoolers: they gave me the football and baseball guys who flunked out of 101 the first time.

The good news is that I also got the girls' basketball team! I still have fantasies...

And I will drop that thread right there.

Keith

fredaevans
04-12-2004, 09:20 PM
Just gave this a 'five star thread rating.'
:devil:

Wow! Just had thunder and lightning over Ashland;;; that (sorry couldn't resist:whoa: ) was not in the weather forcast!


Whoaaa! No One! touch that closing line!!

"The good news is that I also got the girls' basketball team! I still have fantasies..." And not a simi-colon in the whole thing ....
:hehe:


Just re-read this whole thread for the third time and I'm still laughing! Great Stuff.

flytyer
04-12-2004, 10:31 PM
Fred,

Sounds like we need to be careful about the things we are cogitating about since they thunder and lightening showed up unexpectedly. Of course, these cogitations are the direct result of Keith's post.

Sharp Steelie
04-12-2004, 10:53 PM
Deep thought and meditation in the proper context
can lead to very charitable acts for the benefit of
others.:cool:

fredaevans
04-13-2004, 07:18 AM
But given the (have we really totally stolen this thread?) hard left from the beginning... the following is just too much fun not to share.


Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn:

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.

19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

22) There is no egg in eggplant or ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

23) English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.

24) Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

25) Quicksand works slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

26) And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?

27) If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth?

28) One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.

29) If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? Is it an odd, or an end?

30) If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?

31) If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

32) In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?

33) Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

34) How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

35) You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

36) English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.

37) That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

38) The lady with the fast reputation had just enough time to break her fast and have breakfast at the fast food restaurant.


'Nuff said.
:smokin:

KerryS
04-13-2004, 12:51 PM
http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/semis/semi2.html

Brian Simonseth
04-13-2004, 01:01 PM
You know I can't read that fast!:eyecrazy: