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Carl Monster replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"Cussing is meant to give EXTREME emphasis to a thought, a strong emotion. Usually anger. IF I WERE TO USE IT ALL THE TIME IT WOULD LOSE ITS DEMONSTRATIVE EFFECT AND BECOME LESS AND LESS EFFECTIVE, AND EVENTUALLY, TIRESOME. When my boss cusses, and…"
25 minutes ago
Michael D. Denny replied to John Muir's discussion Now the time for a gas tax to pay off the national debt? in the group The Great Debate
""but that reduction of income during the payoff period - ten times over - that period slows growth. Every time. Often enough to eliminate any possible pay down of the deficit" Because they go all about it in the wrong…"
1 hour ago
Michael D. Denny replied to John Muir's discussion Now the time for a gas tax to pay off the national debt? in the group The Great Debate
""Good enough for government work" used to be an euphamism that implied quality." No. It didn't."
2 hours ago
John Muir replied to John Muir's discussion Now the time for a gas tax to pay off the national debt? in the group The Great Debate
"From what I've read, most of what we gave Europe (and the Soviet Union) under lend-lease we ended up giving them for 10% of actual value. The Marshall plan is a whole other thing. "
2 hours ago
Shane replied to John Muir's discussion Now the time for a gas tax to pay off the national debt? in the group The Great Debate
"Lend lease and the US was the world's manufacturing base."
2 hours ago
John Muir replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"David - yep, either they were Anglo-Saxon or Germanic Non-barbaric vocabulary was in latin "
3 hours ago
Tim replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"Cussing is unimaginative. Smart speakers and writers don't need to cuss to get their point across with the frequency they do nowadays. The English language has so many amazing words, yet too many people rely on cusswords because they don't…"
3 hours ago
Michael Martin commented on Dylan Cheesman's group Scottish Heritage
"Hello guys. I have a lot of Scottish heritage. My paternal Grandfather is almost 100% with a very small amount of English. We have traced his ancestry back to about the 1200's.  "
3 hours ago

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