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On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


"Price point" instead of "price."

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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2:31:42 PM UTC-4, Ralph Mowery wrote:
In article , says...

And we don't say "parkway" in the UK. It's a road.


In the US a parkway is a road usually in the mountains that is designed
for the people to enjoy looking at the mountains and what they can see.
Not really ment for peopel to get anywhere very fast. Often restricted
to not let commercial vehicles on it.


Generally speaking, yes. We've got a road called "Huron Parkway" that is
just an ordinary road. It's somewhat scenic, if you like trees. It winds
several miles from one busy 5-lane road to another one (in contrast to
many roads around here that were platted out on a grid). There's no restriction
on who may drive on it.

Metro Parkway near Detroit is one of those roads platted out on a
grid. It changes its name several times; "Big Beaver Road" always gets a
laugh. It could reasonably called 16 Mile Road, to match the system used
by a number of Detroit-area roads.

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What's the other pronunciation?

Leeever-idge.


For those of us who do not pronounce "lever" as "Leeever", the
"annoying" pronunciation makes sense.

"Please hand me that levver. I need to get some levveridge."
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:08:16 -0400, Buck Fiden, another mentally challenged,
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The leftist MSM propagandists calling themselves journalists.


Troll-feeding blathering and gossiping senile cretins such as your kind on
these groups annoy me! It almost hurts to be confronted with THAT much
stupidity and senility! BG
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"Price point" instead of "price."


Anything else, blithering idiot? Or is that the only one?


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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 07:42:01 -0400, Wolffan, another demented senile twit,
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What about "Don't feed the troll", troll-feeding asshole?


You are one sick kiddie.

I wonder if it is possible for the community of contributors
to this NG to get you shut down on the simple basis of
your repeatedly exceeding the Breidbart limit?


Just killfile him. I did.


He can't do it. Just like you and all the others here can't do it. Though
all of you are OBVIOUSLY senile, you STILL feel that I'm posting nothing but
the TRUTH.
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On 6/11/2021 9:20 AM, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


"Price point" instead of "price."


They have different meanings and not interchangeable. I guess many
don't know that.
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I think its the weird way of using old words.
Our vision is that this will inform our policies toward carbon neutrality.
Ie lots of word to say, lets see if we can do it on the cheap, but I also
get annoyed by politicians dressing up things as something else.
We were at that time blind to this.
Instead of, I cocked it up cos I never read the memo, and in any case why
is blind used in that context? Blind is simply in the lack of sight. I mean
blind drunk, Blind faith, blind alley??


I also get annoyed with a gradual change to the names of organisations for
blind people calling themselves. Vision Australia, or London Vision, or
Vision foundation etc, Vision loss is fine, but these organisations sound
like some kind of hippy think tank, not a charity to help blind people, what
is wrong with blind, or vision loss or partially sighted??


Nothing, its yet another buzz word in the war for being noticed, but now
everyone has done it they all sound the same again!

The word Overarching seems to have been created in the last 15 years or so.
Strange nebulous word.

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Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.



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I don't tap or click my computer I operate it with the keyboard. I get
annoyed by sites that say for more info tap here, then hide it way down the
tab order in a page so you loose the will to live trying to focus it to
operate it.
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On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:48:03 +0100, Rod Speed
wrote:

Draw instead of drawer with a chest of draws on facebook.
Not annoy so much as just ****ed.

Commander Kinsey wrote

Tap instead of click.


You don't click anything with a smartphone.


You might aswell call it a click. It's precisely the same action. I even
see instructions on how to fix things say "tap or click", like phone users
are too stupid to know that click can be done with your finger.

App instead of program.


Works better than prog.


They both sound stupid. But as an Aussie you're more used to excessive
shortening of everything, like "arvo" would never be acceptable in the UK.

Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).


Not that pathetically anal.


The pathetic are the ones that insist on using the "correct" one.

Slowed up instead of slowed down
(slow is less speed, so must be down).


Not that pathetically anal.


It's a blatant contradiction!

People who write computer programs
that say "hello world" and nothing else


Doesn't happen enough to matter anymore.


I only need to see it once to want to kill.



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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:13:48 -0400, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 6/11/2021 9:20 AM, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


"Price point" instead of "price."


They have different meanings and not interchangeable. I guess many
don't know that.


Exactly
In the simplest terms price is an absolute number and price point is
an approximate price they are shooting for in development.




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I don't tap or click my computer I operate it with the keyboard. I get
annoyed by sites that say for more info tap here, then hide it way down the
tab order in a page so you loose the will to live trying to focus it to
operate it.
Brainless & Daft


I get annoyed by your feeding every idiotic filthy troll, you disgusting
handicapped blind mole!
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On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 10:49:52 AM UTC-4, Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote:
I don't tap or click my computer I operate it with the keyboard.


....snip...

Apparently the folks at Merriam-Webster disagree with you.

The act of selecting an item on a computer with a mouse (or keyboard) is defined as a "click".
The act of pushing a button or moving a switch is also defined as a "click"..

click
\ ˈklik \
clicked; clicking; clicks
transitive verb

1: to strike, move, or produce with a click
- clicked his heels together
2: to select especially in a computer interface by pressing a button on a control device (such as a mouse)
3a: to turn (something) on or off by pushing a button or moving a switch
- She clicked off the light, and we were plunged into darkness again.
- I just kept fumbling till I found the remote and pulled it up out of the cracks of the couch and clicked the TV off.
b: to change or move through (channels) especially by pushing buttons on a remote control

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My mission statement is to restore plain speaking...
Brainless & Daft


Your mission statement is to feed and support the most idiotic and filthiest
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On Jun 11, 2021 at 5:58:03 AM MST, "Ed Pawlowski" wrote
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On 6/11/2021 7:08 AM, Buck Fiden wrote:
On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.



The leftist MSM propagandists calling themselves journalists.


Tucker Carlson


Those on the left tend to use more sources, and the sources they use tend to
be more accurate.

Those on the right tend to seek out less reliable sources -- hence why Fox is
both the least reliable network AND the most trusted.

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On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:23:56 -0400, micky wrote:

In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:36:53 +0100, "Commander
Kinsey" wrote:

Tap instead of click.


That makes sense if you're talking about a phone.

App instead of program.


Definitely. The whole process of ignoring computer and writing only
about phones annoys me.

Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).


Yes, people should get that right.


Saying less when they mean fewer is annoying to me. My local news makes
that mistake almost daily. "Less people attended the art festival this
year." Less people? WTH is that? Amputees? They mean fewer people, of
course, but it annoys me that I have to mentally translate.

Also, orientated instead of oriented, or drownded instead of drowned.

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Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote

I think its the weird way of using old words.
Our vision is that this will inform our policies toward carbon
neutrality.
Ie lots of word to say, lets see if we can do it on the cheap, but I also
get annoyed by politicians dressing up things as something else.
We were at that time blind to this.


Instead of, I cocked it up cos I never read the memo, and in any case why
is blind used in that context? Blind is simply in the lack of sight. I
mean blind drunk, Blind faith, blind alley??


Those terms are useful. What other term would you use that is better ?

I also get annoyed with a gradual change to the names of organisations for
blind people calling themselves. Vision Australia, or London Vision, or
Vision foundation etc, Vision loss is fine, but these organisations sound
like some kind of hippy think tank, not a charity to help blind people,
what is wrong with blind, or vision loss or partially sighted??


Too long.

You get the same problem with disabled, the worst of the fools
don’t like to admit that they are disabled and use other silly terms.

LGT* is even worse, I cant even get google to show me the latest version.

Its obvious why they do it by result is stupid.

Nothing, its yet another buzz word in the war for being noticed, but now
everyone has done it they all sound the same again!


The word Overarching seems to have been created in the last 15 years or
so. Strange nebulous word.


My mission statement is to restore plain speaking...


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Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.



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Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote

Why is there no word as morer?


Because its what a little preschooler would say.

"Ed Pawlowski" wrote in message
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On 6/11/2021 9:20 AM, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.

"Price point" instead of "price."


They have different meanings and not interchangeable. I guess many don't
know that.



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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:46:33 +0100, Andy Bennet posted for all of us to
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On 10/06/2021 17:36, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


At this present moment in time.

At the end of the day.


In the final analysis.

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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:13:48 -0400, Ed Pawlowski posted for all of us to
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On 6/11/2021 9:20 AM, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


"Price point" instead of "price."


They have different meanings and not interchangeable. I guess many
don't know that.


Profit & mark up.

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Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote


I don't tap or click my computer I operate it with the keyboard.


Apparently the folks at Merriam-Webster disagree with you.


But he is a pom/limey/brit, so Merriam-Webster is irrelevant.

The act of selecting an item on a computer with a mouse (or keyboard) is
defined as a "click".
The act of pushing a button or moving a switch is also defined as a
"click".

click
\ ˈklik \
clicked; clicking; clicks
transitive verb

1: to strike, move, or produce with a click
- clicked his heels together
2: to select especially in a computer interface by pressing a button on a
control device (such as a mouse)
3a: to turn (something) on or off by pushing a button or moving a switch
- She clicked off the light, and we were plunged into darkness again.
- I just kept fumbling till I found the remote and pulled it up out of the
cracks of the couch and clicked the TV off.
b: to change or move through (channels) especially by pushing buttons on a
remote control

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On Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:45:07 AM UTC-4, Rod Speed wrote:
"micky" wrote in message


What's the other pronunciation?

Leeever-idge.


For those of us who do not pronounce "lever" as "Leeever", the
"annoying" pronunciation makes sense.

"Please hand me that levver. I need to get some levveridge."


The juxtaposition of bring and take in usage.

Bring that cretin to the station.

Take that cretin to the station.

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On Jun 11, 2021 at 4:08:16 AM MST, "Buck Fiden" wrote
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On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing else
- clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.



The leftist MSM propagandists calling themselves journalists.


Why focus on the left when Fox is the least reliable... but also the most
trusted (conservatives seek out unreliable sources to trust).

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In article , Rod Speed
wrote:
Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote


I think its the weird way of using old words. Our vision is that this
will inform our policies toward carbon neutrality. Ie lots of word
to say, lets see if we can do it on the cheap, but I also get annoyed
by politicians dressing up things as something else. We were at that
time blind to this.


Instead of, I cocked it up cos I never read the memo, and in any case
why is blind used in that context? Blind is simply in the lack of
sight. I mean blind drunk, Blind faith, blind alley??


Those terms are useful. What other term would you use that is better ?


I also get annoyed with a gradual change to the names of organisations
for blind people calling themselves. Vision Australia, or London
Vision, or Vision foundation etc, Vision loss is fine, but these
organisations sound like some kind of hippy think tank, not a charity
to help blind people, what is wrong with blind, or vision loss or
partially sighted??


Too long.


You get the same problem with disabled, the worst of the fools don’t like
to admit that they are disabled and use other silly terms.


It's not the disabled who wantb other terms. It's those who "feel" for them.

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On Sat, 12 Jun 2021 04:27:21 +1000, cantankerous trolling geezer Rodent
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I don't tap or click my computer I operate it with the keyboard.


Apparently the folks at Merriam-Webster disagree with you.


But he is a pom/limey/brit, so Merriam-Webster is irrelevant.


So WHICH dictionary is relevant for an idiot like you and him, senile
Ozzietard? BG

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Why is there no word as morer?


Because its what a little preschooler would say.


Nope, because both of you are brain damaged senile idiots!
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on 6/10/2021, micky supposed :
In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:36:53 +0100, "Commander
Kinsey" wrote:

Tap instead of click.


That makes sense if you're talking about a phone.

App instead of program.


Definitely. The whole process of ignoring computer and writing only
about phones annoys me.

Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).


Yes, people should get that right.

Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).


Doesn't bother me. But it is interesting that people say both and
mean the same thing.

People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing else -
clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.


My own car radios have all been factory, but the truck I'm borrowing
says "Hi there" and something like Have a nice day, when I turn it on or
off.

Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.


It hasn't come up. I suppose people get it right or I might notice.

Forward instead of forwards.


Havben't noticed.


Also. i.e. instead of e.g. People get that wrong more than half of the
time, and in reverse too, wrong more than half the time. If they don't
understand Latin, they should use English. Maybe they should use
English even if they do understand Latin. It looks like an affectation,
even in books.

I also don't like "different than". It should be "different from".


Yes, different from is 'more better' than ( ===another pet peeve,
than/that ) the other one. Maybe 'more better' is similar to what Rod
was thinking about - 'more' modifier is completely unneeded superflouos
and pretty ( === another one ) redundant even though better is not
actually a superlative.
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Those terms are useful. What other term would you use that is better ?


WTF has all this **** got to do with the three ngs you keep crossposting it
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wrote:
Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote


I think its the weird way of using old words. Our vision is that this
will inform our policies toward carbon neutrality. Ie lots of word
to say, lets see if we can do it on the cheap, but I also get annoyed
by politicians dressing up things as something else. We were at that
time blind to this.


Instead of, I cocked it up cos I never read the memo, and in any case
why is blind used in that context? Blind is simply in the lack of
sight. I mean blind drunk, Blind faith, blind alley??


Those terms are useful. What other term would you use that is better ?


I also get annoyed with a gradual change to the names of organisations
for blind people calling themselves. Vision Australia, or London
Vision, or Vision foundation etc, Vision loss is fine, but these
organisations sound like some kind of hippy think tank, not a charity
to help blind people, what is wrong with blind, or vision loss or
partially sighted??


Too long.


You get the same problem with disabled, the worst of the fools don't like
to admit that they are disabled and use other silly terms.


It's not the disabled who wantb other terms. It's those who "feel" for
them.


Don't believe that, I have seen some disabled groups that do that.

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on 6/10/2021, micky supposed :
In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:36:53 +0100, "Commander
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Tap instead of click.


That makes sense if you're talking about a phone.
App instead of program.


Definitely. The whole process of ignoring computer and writing only
about phones annoys me.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).


Yes, people should get that right.
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).


Doesn't bother me. But it is interesting that people say both and
mean the same thing.
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.


My own car radios have all been factory, but the truck I'm borrowing
says "Hi there" and something like Have a nice day, when I turn it on or
off.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.


It hasn't come up. I suppose people get it right or I might notice.
Forward instead of forwards.


Havben't noticed.

Also. i.e. instead of e.g. People get that wrong more than half of the
time, and in reverse too, wrong more than half the time. If they don't
understand Latin, they should use English. Maybe they should use
English even if they do understand Latin. It looks like an affectation,
even in books.
I also don't like "different than". It should be "different from".


Yes, different from is 'more better' than ( ===another pet peeve,
than/that ) the other one. Maybe 'more better' is similar to what Rod was
thinking about -


No it wasn't.

'more' modifier is completely unneeded superflouos


Some of those add emphasis.

and pretty ( === another one ) redundant even though better is not
actually a superlative.


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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 15:49:41 +0100, "Brian Gaff \(Sofa\)"
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I don't tap or click my computer I operate it with the keyboard. I get
annoyed by sites that say for more info tap here, then hide it way down the
tab order in a page so you loose the will to live trying to focus it to
operate it.


loose versus lose

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On 6/11/2021 3:51 PM, charles wrote:
In article , Rod Speed
wrote:
Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote


I think its the weird way of using old words. Our vision is that this
will inform our policies toward carbon neutrality. Ie lots of word
to say, lets see if we can do it on the cheap, but I also get annoyed
by politicians dressing up things as something else. We were at that
time blind to this.


Instead of, I cocked it up cos I never read the memo, and in any case
why is blind used in that context? Blind is simply in the lack of
sight. I mean blind drunk, Blind faith, blind alley??


Those terms are useful. What other term would you use that is better ?


I also get annoyed with a gradual change to the names of organisations
for blind people calling themselves. Vision Australia, or London
Vision, or Vision foundation etc, Vision loss is fine, but these
organisations sound like some kind of hippy think tank, not a charity
to help blind people, what is wrong with blind, or vision loss or
partially sighted??


Too long.


You get the same problem with disabled, the worst of the fools don’t like
to admit that they are disabled and use other silly terms.


It's not the disabled who wantb other terms. It's those who "feel" for them.


Yes, the world is a better place since we no longer have retarded or
crippled people.
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It's not the disabled who wantb other terms. It's those who "feel" for
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Don't believe that, I have seen some disabled groups that do that.


ROTFLOL! ...and the pathological auto-contradicting continues...

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On 6/11/21 10:13 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
On 6/11/2021 9:20 AM, Wade Garrett wrote:
On 6/10/21 12:36 PM, Commander Kinsey wrote:
Tap instead of click.
App instead of program.
Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).
Slowed up instead of slowed down (slow is less speed, so must be down).
People who write computer programs that say "hello world" and nothing
else - clearly that program doesn't have the intelligence to say hello.
Bothering to distinguish between burned and burnt.
Forward instead of forwards.


"Price point" instead of "price."


They have different meanings and not interchangeable.* I guess many
don't know that.


The difference being.......?
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On 6/11/21 4:50 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
On 6/11/2021 3:51 PM, charles wrote:
In article , Rod Speed
wrote:
Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote


I think its the weird way of using old words. Our vision is that this
will inform our policiesÂ* toward carbon neutrality. Ie lots of word
to say, lets see if we can do it on the cheap, but I also get annoyed
by politicians dressing up things as something else. We were at that
time blind to this.


Instead of, I cocked it up cos I never read the memo, and in any case
why is blind used in that context? Blind is simply in the lack of
sight. I mean blind drunk, Blind faith, blind alley??


Those terms are useful. What other term would you use that is better ?


I also get annoyed with a gradual change to the names of organisations
for blind people calling themselves. Vision Australia, or London
Vision, or Vision foundation etc,Â* Vision loss is fine, but these
organisations sound like some kind of hippy think tank, not a charity
to help blind people, what is wrong with blind, or vision loss or
partially sighted??


Too long.


You get the same problem with disabled, the worst of the fools don’t
like
to admit that they are disabled and use other silly terms.


It's not the disabled who wantb other terms. It's those who "feel" for
them.


Yes, the world is a better place since we no longer have retarded or
crippled people.


Back in the day, Moron, Imbecile and Idiot had specific IQ ranges to be
classified as such...

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On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 13:03:59 -0500, Kelly Phillips
wrote:

On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:23:56 -0400, micky wrote:

In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:36:53 +0100, "Commander
Kinsey" wrote:

Tap instead of click.


That makes sense if you're talking about a phone.

App instead of program.


Definitely. The whole process of ignoring computer and writing only
about phones annoys me.

Fewer instead of less (even though more has no equivalent).


Yes, people should get that right.


Saying less when they mean fewer is annoying to me. My local news makes
that mistake almost daily. "Less people attended the art festival this
year." Less people? WTH is that? Amputees? They mean fewer people, of
course, but it annoys me that I have to mentally translate.

Also, orientated instead of oriented, or drownded instead of drowned.


How about the misuse of evacuate?

"100 people were evacuated"

I bet that was messy

Definition of evacuate

transitive verb
1 : to remove the contents of : empty
2 : to discharge from the body as waste : void
3 : to remove something (such as gas or water) from especially by
pumping
4a : to remove especially from a military zone or dangerous area
b : to withdraw from military occupation of

You can evacuate a building but you can't evacuate people unless you
pump their stomach or give them an enema.
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On Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:45:39 -0400, micky wrote:

In alt.home.repair, on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:08:12 -0700 (PDT),
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On Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 3:01:13 PM UTC-4, FromTheRafters wrote:
Rod Speed explained on 6/10/2021 :


That damned yankee phrase I cant think of for the moment.
Cayn't get theyah from heeyah.


I don't think he means "Yankee" the way we mean "Yankee".

He'll probably think of it at some point and enlighten us.

Cindy Hamilton


To the rest of the world, a Yankee is an American.
To Americans, a Yankee is a northerner.


For me, you can stop there. :-)

To a Northerner, a Yankee is someone from New England.
To a New Englander, a Yankee is someone from Maine.
To someone from Maine, a Yankee is someone who eats apple pie for
breakfast.


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