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  1. Let’s face it…English can be a confusing...

    Let’s face it…English can be a confusing language. I suppose any language can be? (Languages real area of weakness for me, admire any one who can learn more than one.)
  2. Lol. (But actually..they wouldn’t have had a clue...

    Lol. (But actually..they wouldn’t have had a clue who Seinfeld was…my union activities were in the distant past, albeit less than the 300 years ago that troubles our colleague trokanmariel33)
  3. Realistically it’s not just the government or the...

    Realistically it’s not just the government or the state that use the word “strike” to mean “organised withdrawal of Labour”…it’s used like that by the large majority of people, and invariably the...
  4. Lol. What is the point of starting a thread...

    Lol.

    What is the point of starting a thread about the meaning of a particular word if you are going to ignore the standard dictionary definitions listed for that word??
  5. You are completely ignoring babyblob’s point that...

    You are completely ignoring babyblob’s point that many English words have several meanings. That is just factual. The word “set”, for example, has over 20 different meanings.

    If you look up the...
  6. So it’s obvious that the Democrats won the...

    So it’s obvious that the Democrats won the Presidential election by cheating but nobody in the Republican Party has the brains, motivation or money to do anything about it??
  7. Of course, every Presidential candidate run by...

    Of course, every Presidential candidate run by either the Democrats or Republicans is going to use sophisticated data analysis and manipulation techniques to try to win votes.

    That’s not...
  8. Weren’t the people enabled to vote by that...

    Weren’t the people enabled to vote by that legislation, citizens with every right to do so? (I assume so…since I believe even the Donald’s legal team would be competent enough to actually show...
  9. The only two transgender women I knew reasonably...

    The only two transgender women I knew reasonably well both had completely ordinary names.

    Indeed one was so ordinary in most ways that it was only when she died that it became generally known...
  10. Is there a fair way to ridicule any community? ...

    Is there a fair way to ridicule any community?

    I suppose at some level we all feel it’s more okay to ridicule the rich and powerful, because they are in a relative place of safety, have been...
  11. I was reading what you put literally..and was...

    I was reading what you put literally..and was surprised by it…so was asking a questions to find out what you really meant.

    I can see now that you really didn’t mean “he would get a pass if it was...
  12. Of course, I can. But you made an incredibly...

    Of course, I can.

    But you made an incredibly sweeping statement…that he would not get a pass if he dealt with any other subject in a similar way.

    I actually think he is more likely to get...
  13. Never seen or heard any of his stuff…so no idea...

    Never seen or heard any of his stuff…so no idea how offensive it is.

    But surely he would get a “pass” if he was talking about a ton of other things?

    I can’t really see many people really...
  14. I’ll have a brood on this…I can sort of see the...

    I’ll have a brood on this…I can sort of see the logic of it.

    I think I’ll probably continue doing what I do now…simply don’t access the material if I find the “originator” exceptionally repugnant....
  15. So it’s okay to rip off an artist, musician, or...

    So it’s okay to rip off an artist, musician, or writer if you dislike some of their views?
  16. Not sure how one could measure relative coverage...

    Not sure how one could measure relative coverage of the two cases and thereby confirm or disprove my gut feeling. I might be wrong.

    But certainly Jo Cox’s death received very wide coverage, and...
  17. My gut feeling so far is that Jo Cox case...

    My gut feeling so far is that Jo Cox case attracted even more attention.

    It (Jo Cox case) was mentioned today quite a lot, of course…because there was a review after her death to see how security...
  18. It looks certain that he was one of those MP’s...

    It looks certain that he was one of those MP’s who took representing his neighbourhood seriously…attending many local events, and making sure it was easy for anyone to talk to him face to face.

    To...
  19. What is his take on that? Incidentally, I’ve...

    What is his take on that?

    Incidentally, I’ve always assumed Bill Clinton is in same “class” as a fair number of renowned rock and pop stars…i.e. everyone knows they treated women badly, but nearly...
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    For the last couple of years I’ve found myself...

    For the last couple of years I’ve found myself reading less and less, and watching more and more old films and tv series.

    Decided to dip my toe in the world of books again and was looking for...
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    It’s not that the quality drops at any point…the...

    It’s not that the quality drops at any point…the last two books I read of hers were tremendous reads.

    It’s just that I wonder if anybody reading just her latest series would be able to fully...
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    Cheers. (That’s going to be interesting to see...

    Cheers. (That’s going to be interesting to see how they deal with ageing….clearly some characters like Thor or Ben Grimm are supposedly very long lived..but they are exceptions. By issue 5….most...
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    In some ways I think I’d prefer some extended...

    In some ways I think I’d prefer some extended “What if” stories.

    Just start with an outstanding creative team, with an idea for a particular character (or team)….and let them run with it, in its...
  24. I wouldn’t put forward UK model as perfect… ...

    I wouldn’t put forward UK model as perfect…

    But in this one instance my gut feeling is that our ratio (for reps to thousands of people) is about right…it allows a close connection between the rep...
  25. Towards the end of the interview…having...

    Towards the end of the interview…having established that Joe Manchin is effectively taking a position against views of large majority of American people, and against very majority of his own...
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