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Offline k a rl h e nn i ng

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2080 on: August 30, 2018, 06:53:46 AM »
I make no such claim, thanks.
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« Reply #2081 on: August 30, 2018, 07:16:21 AM »
That was a reference to the grand "you" not a reference to the previous post.

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« Reply #2082 on: August 30, 2018, 07:16:50 AM »
That was a reference to the grand "you" not a reference to the previous post.

All the same, a curious threshold.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2083 on: August 30, 2018, 09:16:36 AM »
My dear, Andrei, I do hope you did not take my post as somehow harsher than I intended;

Absolutely not, Karl, rest assured --- and in my turn I do hope my replies did not sound like I did. I intended them to be purely humorous and tongue-in-cheek.

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  I fear I may owe you an apology.  I never heard or read it, but I also acknowledge that that fact alone is inconclusive—it was only here on GMG that I learnt that ahold is a legitimate English word (which struck my then-under-informed eye as . . . a barbarism).

Fear not, my dear friend. You owe me no apology because I took no offense whatsoever. I am not a native English speaker so I trust on principle its native speakers when they correct me. Plus, it's to you that I owe being acknowledged with an English word which is very apt in many a GMG contexts: kerfuffle.
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« Reply #2084 on: August 30, 2018, 09:46:16 AM »
Absolutely not, Karl, rest assured --- and in my turn I do hope my replies did not sound like I did. I intended them to be purely humorous and tongue-in-cheek.

Fear not, my dear friend. You owe me no apology because I took no offense whatsoever. I am not a native English speaker so I trust on principle its native speakers when they correct me. Plus, it's to you that I owe being acknowledged with an English word which is very apt in many a GMG contexts: kerfuffle.
It's famously hard to detect the position of the tongue at the time of writing of messages on Internet forums.

Speaking of words picked up from our friend Karl, I've found chortle very apt on GMG quite frequently.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2085 on: August 30, 2018, 09:51:14 AM »
Agreed on both accounts.

And sometimes I had a vivid feeling that his political rants were mere button-pushing and baiting.

+2

And I had some nice PM communication with him.
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« Reply #2086 on: August 30, 2018, 11:25:33 AM »
It's famously hard to detect the position of the tongue at the time of writing of messages on Internet forums.

Emoticons are a great help in this respect, but sometimes not using one is the equivalent of using the proper one. ( >:D :P)

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Speaking of words picked up from our friend Karl, I've found chortle very apt on GMG quite frequently.

Which I often misspelled as chortie:laugh:
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2087 on: September 13, 2018, 09:33:54 AM »
What's happened to nodogen?
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« Reply #2088 on: September 13, 2018, 10:30:21 AM »
[Karl supplied] an English word which is very apt in many a GMG contexts: kerfuffle.

I confess to not being entirely clear as to the difference between a kerfuffle and a ruckuss, and wonder if Karl might offer a thought or two.

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« Reply #2089 on: September 13, 2018, 10:39:17 AM »
A ruckus requires one person, a kerfuffle requires more than one.

fixed!
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2090 on: September 13, 2018, 10:43:21 AM »
A ruckus can be requires one person

I won't start a kerfuffle for (or is it over) this.
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« Reply #2091 on: September 13, 2018, 10:47:29 AM »
A ruckus can be requires one person, a kerfuffle requires more than one.

So two or more ruckuses make a kerfuffle?

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2092 on: September 13, 2018, 10:50:43 AM »
What's happened to nodogen?

And Dogen too
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2093 on: September 13, 2018, 11:00:03 AM »
I won't start a kerfuffle for (or is it over) this.

Unless I respond, you can only start a ruckus. It is only a kerfuffle if I get into it with you.  0:)

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« Reply #2094 on: September 13, 2018, 11:09:56 AM »
Unless I respond, you can only start a ruckus. It is only a kerfuffle if I get into it with you.  0:)

I see. So in a scenario where I make a ruckus over here, and you make a ruckus over there, we have two ruckuses. But if I make a ruckus and you join my ruckus, we have a kerfuffle.
Yes?

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« Reply #2095 on: September 13, 2018, 11:18:34 AM »
I see. So in a scenario where I make a ruckus over here, and you make a ruckus over there, we have two ruckuses. But if I make a ruckus and you join my ruckus, we have a kerfuffle.
Yes?

That is my claim, a ruckus requires noise, a kerfuffle requires conflict. Two hooligans who are in accord make a bigger ruckus. Two hooligans in opposition make a kerfuffle.

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« Reply #2096 on: September 13, 2018, 11:23:03 AM »
That is my claim, a ruckus requires noise, a kerfuffle requires conflict. Two hooligans who are in accord make a bigger ruckus. Two hooligans in opposition make a kerfuffle.

Yet again, thanks to your goodself, I go to bed more knowledgeable than when I woke up.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2097 on: September 13, 2018, 11:25:23 AM »
I won't start a kerfuffle for (or is it over) this.
Over.
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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2098 on: September 13, 2018, 11:53:34 AM »
That is my claim, a ruckus requires noise, a kerfuffle requires conflict. Two hooligans who are in accord make a bigger ruckus. Two hooligans in opposition make a kerfuffle.
This is an elegant solution.

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Re: Missing Members
« Reply #2099 on: September 13, 2018, 01:50:53 PM »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).