John Moser
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Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Sep 20, 2014. 39 Replies

I was, so unfortunately once, forced to read Homer's epic, The Odyssey.  For those not familiar with the book and its prequel, The Illiad, it's a terribly repetitive, formulaic piece representing…Continue

Tags: mnemosyne, memory

Talking To and About Women

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regular Joe Sep 25, 2014. 27 Replies

There are articles covering how to enter and control a room, how to excuse yourself, and…Continue

Pursuing a girl

Started this discussion. Last reply by Craig Jul 30, 2012. 41 Replies

Well I turn 27 in a few days and I find myself in an absolutely insane situation.I've never had a girlfriend.  Relationships aren't my thing, kids aren't my thing, and the very few times I've fancied…Continue

Drugs and not-drugs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titus Techera Aug 6, 2011. 14 Replies

Was looking at some hallucinogenics at work today and just wondering ... why?  The topic of Salvia came up--a certain mint species that's apparently legal, and produces odd effects.  Here's a list: -…Continue

 

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Regular Joe replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"Probably not with kids, but it's a common enough occurrence on AoM; noobs often make their intro posts using overly formal vocabulary and phraseology that they almost certainly don't use in real life. Sometimes it works. Other times it…"
Sep 25, 2014
Penelope replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"Yeah, I see that with self-represented litigants.  They'd be much more effective if they used language they're familiar with, than when they try to imitate lawyers.  I don't know if I see it with kids."
Sep 24, 2014
Regular Joe replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
""Still, I don't know how many formal and informal lessons I got in "never choose a long word when a short one will do" etc.  So maybe "moving down" is taught to upper-class kids." I wasn't alluding to…"
Sep 24, 2014
Penelope replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"The book takes a very politically correct approach, about how the skills/values of each class aren't inherently better than those of the others, it all depends on context.  Since it's written primarily for teachers in declining or bad…"
Sep 24, 2014
Regular Joe replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"Another thing people need to know (that I'm sure the book gets into) is that using too high of a register, or using a higher register too suddenly or too flagrantly can often cause the opposite of the desired effect; especially when one…"
Sep 24, 2014
Carl Monster replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"*taking notes"
Sep 23, 2014
Penelope replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"Strange to have trouble coming up with a good noun to use.  You don't need much besides "girl" "lady" and "woman," plus the female forms for some occupations, like "congresswoman" or…"
Sep 23, 2014
Michael D. Denny replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"They must learn more words than the vernacular "bitch", "whore", and "slut" that have become the de-facto term for females in general.  Like "shittastic" or "motherfuckers" ?   You do…"
Sep 23, 2014
KeN replied to John Moser's discussion Talking To and About Women
"You know I think you were on track for a bit then fell off track. Your are correct that there is a CLEAR need to Lead young men into becoming a MAN. But the way is Not, my opinion, a guide on how to talk and posture yourself with women.The way is…"
Sep 23, 2014
Sir replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"That ain't the kind I find in those papers, though. (And I keep mum about the exceptions.  Exceptions are for people who know what they're doing.  Same reason I don't tell my programming class about the keyword…"
Sep 20, 2014
Liam Strain replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"Unclear to me is if the numbers there represent only government (federal/state/muni) spending on education, or all spending on education."
Sep 20, 2014
Liam Strain replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"FYI - Fowler's provides a few instances where a comma splice is acceptable. "
Sep 20, 2014
Native Son replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"Correct.  Since he actually made a living from his poetry.  Ever read "Rhymes of a Red-Cross Man"?"
Sep 20, 2014
Sir replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"Yes, I was thinking of a particular undergrad class for all majors.  It assumes no expertise but hopes to show students can reasonably express an coherent argument, and often fails in that hope, I'm afraid.  Even a class for majors…"
Sep 20, 2014
Nick H replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
"That's my father's favourite poem."
Sep 20, 2014
Native Son replied to John Moser's discussion Having discovered why The Odyssey is so poorly written, I now know of a new skill we must recover!
""...The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, was that night on the marge of Lake Labarge,...""
Sep 19, 2014

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Drew replied to Drew's discussion Women with body image issues
"Hi, Thanks for the reply, its good having a female perspective on this. I've been with her about 5 years so I know about the 'up in arms about every little thing' issue haha. On a serious note, I don't think her mum realised…"
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The Cost Disease

[I]n the past fifty years, education costs have doubled, college costs have dectupled, health insurance costs have dectupled, subway costs have at least dectupled, and housing costs have increased by about fifty percent. US health care costs about four times as much as equivalent health care in other First World countries; US subways cost about eight times as much as equivalent subways in other First World countries...[A]ll of the numbers above are inflation-adjusted....And this is especially…See More
4 hours ago
Sir replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
""Jewish person": one modern wordsmithing technique is to emphasize the person not the grouping. Jewish person, not Jew; person with Down syndrome, not Mongoloid; child with special needs, not cripple (ack). It's hard for me to see a…"
4 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Yeah I understand it, just wanted to point out that semantic shifts have happened with the Jewish race as well. Also, it's probably more justified than the other shifts for the reasons you mentioned, except for maybe the word negro."
8 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"And that's totally understandable. But that doesn't mean you may not be subject to social repercussions, even if misguided. Buck the system all you want, but it is much more likely to hurt you, than the system. I choose to pick my battles…"
9 hours ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"It has to do with how it is used.  A non-jewish person saying "Oh, you know Peter, he's a real Jew..." often carries some negative connotations. The way the term has been used by some, nearly puts in in a pejorative category -…"
9 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"That's true, but I do think it's noteworthy that some people get their feathers ruffled when you say "Jew," the noun. Now it's "Jewish person.""
10 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to David R.'s discussion "Iron sharpens iron" in the group The Great Debate
"Censoring, in some cases, is a strong word. But it is a strong word when it applies to political correctness as well. At the least, those fixated on being PC will shut you out or label you for using the word that isn't "in," or…"
11 hours ago

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