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Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« on: May 03, 2011, 07:49:19 PM »

I just heard him mentioning again how inaccurate the "we" thing is and I agree totally.

I've gotten away from it in recent years, and I always use the word "Washington," instead of the longer, clumsier, "U.S. government."

When you say "Washington," any English-speaking person in the world likely knows who -- and what -- you are referring to.
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Re: Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 08:04:14 PM »

What if they mistakenly think you're talking about George Washington? or Denzel Washington?
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Re: Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 08:16:48 PM »

What if they mistakenly think you're talking about George Washington? or Denzel Washington?

If they're that stupid, then they deserve to die!
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Re: Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 08:30:59 PM »

The royal We is presumptuous, and very rarely appropriate.

If there is a mushroom cloud blooming on the horizon, you may use it, in conjunction with the word "fucked". 
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Re: Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 08:54:12 PM »

What if they mistakenly think you're talking about George Washington? or Denzel Washington?

If they're that stupid, then they deserve to die!

I think WE can agree on that.
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Re: Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 09:13:44 PM »

The royal We is presumptuous, and very rarely appropriate.

If there is a mushroom cloud blooming on the horizon, you may use it, in conjunction with the word "fucked".  

Yes, or like when sniffing around some hot, red-headed, radio show co-host, I might ask "Are WE ready to get naked?"

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Re: Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 09:16:39 PM »

What if they mistakenly think you're talking about George Washington? or Denzel Washington?

If they're that stupid, then they deserve to die!

I think WE can agree on that.

 
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Re: Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 09:44:18 PM »

Now Mark & Ian (& all the rest who do not think wise the use of "we") should work on their use of "they".
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Re: Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 02:02:54 PM »

Now Mark & Ian (& all the rest who do not think wise the use of "we") should work on their use of "they".

This.
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Re: Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011, 02:16:05 PM »

"WE" for the most part did pay for "THEM" to do "THAT"
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Re: Ian and "We" did this or "we" did that . . .
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2011, 02:19:01 PM »

"WE" for the most part did pay for "THEM" to do "THAT"
So I take it your in the half of the population that actually pays taxes?
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2011, 02:26:26 PM »

"WE" for the most part did pay for "THEM" to do "THAT"
So I take it your in the half of the population that actually pays taxes?
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At least I have a job.
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