"I'm too much of a chickenshit to use a guard to "even up" my beard.
I trim the long hairs when necessary to keep a roughly round shape, but I'd love it if I could just buzz the whole thing and come away with the same…"
"My routine: Always double check the security of the guard, and the setting when trimming sideburns. I trim the neckline (without the guard, and with the finer narrower trimmer head) to about a finger width below my jawbone, curve…"
"Personally mate, I recommend letting it be. A neckline should look natural, although if you really need it trimmed for work or preference I would say find a good barber. Someone specializing in men cuts, with beard experience. Again though: my first…"
My first Beard is gone. I am sad.06/01/13 - 09/25/13My first time trying to trim it and I mess up royally. I took it all off and I'm starting from scratch again. It was a good learning experience. 6/16/137/28/13…See More
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…"
[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
""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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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 -…"
"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…"