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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    I prefer someone say what they mean and mean what they say, unfortunately on these forums that is not always possible....and then there are those whose narrative is nothing but condescending and frankly a waste of time...but as they say Bless their Heart

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    oh, these two are fitty cent words!

    get it, fitty cent????
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    Ken, I think you might be one of the folks he was talking about (knew I liked you all along). I know what a foot feed is too. Don't know if it was a common saying or not, but one of my buddies used to refer to the old foot starter switch with a rather colorful alliterative term that spoke of a piece of a jackass's anatomy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    I have said from forever RTF is a group of us standing at the tail gate of the pick up after runnin' our dogs.
    I type just as if I was talking to you. I can say for sure I have never typed something I would not say to somebodys face.
    Only better thing is here I can spell wrong to add humor now and again. I also very much enjoy words. Again back to grade school spelling and vocab lists. I will both talk, and type in the words my Grandfather and Grandmother used as I lived with them from '68 to '79. I used to think of myself the the worlds youngest depresion era baby. I like words like bill fold and trousers and foot feed (thats a gas pedal kids)

    Murral, could you give some examples of these $5 words please?


    Ken you might be the straightest shooter of them all....You are also one of the few that I would want on my Name that Tune team, because you know lyrics better than I do, and I used to have to know that stuff on a former job (themed night club manager)
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    Schadenfreude is a great word (even if i did have to look it up just to be sure I knew what it meant).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    "Schadenfreude" used recently in a post. Trully a $5 + word.

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    Huh? did I miss a thread about the Broadway musical Avenue Q???
    I love show tunes. Anyone got a problem with that?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    Huh? did I miss a thread about the Broadway musical Avenue Q???
    I love show tunes. Anyone got a problem with that?!?!
    Not at all, Ken.

    Hugh, when B. Spitzer used it in an earlier post I had to look it up also. I didn't know it's show tune connotations. but I doubt Bill did either. JD
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    Quote Originally Posted by murral stark View Post
    Why do some of you among us speak with what I call "Five dollar words"? By throwing out those fancy words, does that make you feel superior to others without the vocabulary you have aquired? Just curious is all.
    Amazing, I have to answer to you for the vocabulary I have acquired???
    The better question might be how you have avoided acquiring a vocabulary................

    Like it or not, I say what I mean and mean what I say and every now and then, I spell it correctly!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogger View Post
    ........ I didn't know it's show tune connotations. but I doubt Bill did either. JD
    were did UB use this expensive word?
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    Some of us here just have the nackendicularaty to be proficferiouse with our enouncation of the vocancabulation of our verbage,..

    SOME of us dont spell woth a hoot,, but I Imagine most graciously that the problem stems from the subjects attendence (Or lack of) in sub Par Unionisistrical educational facaliyes...

    Iwas very fortunate tn my adolecesence that My Father pulled me from such places,, and put me strate to labor placing bricks and applying Mortoer,(French)

    It IS very infortunatical,, that some here dont appreciate the colorful use of the spoken word///

    Uncle Bill comes to mind... He really needs to polish it up afraction..

    Elequintly as usual

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    Because of thedirect implimitational application of OBAMA care,, those 5 dollar words are now 20..
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    this is a fun link I like to check - http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/

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