Harry Mcgrath
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Seitanist Dan replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"Is true; I got a 90 on my English Regents, got into English AP, I'm a budding writer and I love to read; yet I curse up a storm. Typically, however, not at other people...."
6 minutes ago
Tyler M. replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"Article about vocabulary and using "cuss" words:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/swearing-vocabulary-smarter_us_56707516e4b0fccee170417a I cuss very regularly (unless speaking to strangers) and max out English scores on any…"
16 minutes ago
Dominic 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
"Federal spending as a part of GDP has actually gone down under Obama more than 4%.  At the same time, so many private companies are dependent on federal spending. So many salaries are paid by the government, monies that go on to pay for…"
23 minutes ago
David R. posted a discussion

Profanity and Vulgarity

My two 30-something sons tape a cable show called Penn & Teller: Bullshit! and I watch an episode every so often when I'm in the mood for something humorous and a bit risqué. I just watched the latest which was on the subject of profanity.Personally, I make a great distinction between profanity (as in using the Lord's name in vain) and vulgarity (as in using offensive or rude words).Generally I will say "Rats!" when something happens like I drop something.  Even though this word is old…See More
1 hour ago
Sir replied to Joshua M's discussion How important is your choice of college major (Particularly for Engineering)?
"Depends on the college.  Some are diploma mills and some are excellent.  Before someone says "like here," I'll say:  not like here.  Greater range."
9 hours ago
Chuck Knight replied to Justin's discussion Tips on waking up earlier?
"It sounds like, at a fundamental level, your sleep quality is lacking. You say you sleep, but wake up exhausted and unable to function. Yes, time. Yes, daylight. Yes alarm clocks, yes, yes. But it all boils down to waking up because you're…"
10 hours ago
Liam Strain 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
"1. The US economy is not a household budget. Some principles do apply to both, but overall - comparing them, even as an analogy, fails on several levels.  2. Absolutely, the debt should be dealt with. Growing faster afterwards is possible...…"
11 hours ago
Jack Bauer 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
"Makes some sense.  If you overspend yourself into credit card debt ... cutting-up the credit cards cuts your effective income, and using your actual income to pay it off reduces does so further.  Less to spend because you already spent…"
12 hours ago

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