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UnityDem Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:06 PM
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Most misspelled word? MORON
Playing the spelling police. I have noticed that the majority of posts using this word spell it incorrectly. It is MORON, not MORAN.
definition of moron: "a remarkably stupid person" from the greek word for stupid 'moros'. But, me worrying about this is probably pretty moron-ic. Ha! ;-)
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:07 PM
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1. Hahahahaha!
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 02:11 PM by Lex
Good one.

You're kidding, right?


It's from our favorite MORAN ever:








"It's a JOKE, son."



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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #1
54. That's Skinner, right?
:P
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dkamin Donating Member (283 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:49 PM
Response to Reply #54
97. I thought it was
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #54
178. Yeah, that's Skinner
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:34 PM
Response to Reply #1
58. LOL
I always knew the misspelling was intentional, but I never knew where it originated. Now I know, finally!
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 12:26 PM
Response to Reply #58
172. After a thousand posts, you learn the Inner Secrets.
Skinner will teach you the Secret Handshakes next.

Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry? :9
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 02:51 PM
Response to Reply #172
176. I never learned it and I'm nearing 3K
Edited on Sat Aug-20-05 02:52 PM by sakabatou
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 03:21 PM
Response to Reply #176
177. Oh, Initiated Fellow of the Order of Moran
Tell me. How do I check my total number of DU posts after the magic millenium?
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 03:49 PM
Response to Reply #177
182. Go to options
then user profiles
find your username
and your post count should show up
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PunkPop Donating Member (847 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:07 PM
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2. It's a joke.
Anybody got the picture?
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Zan_of_Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:43 PM
Response to Reply #2
94. We have a brand new nominee, for Mr. Moran #2.
See thread with lots of comments, here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:44 PM
Response to Reply #2
119. Lex sent the pic....
all is explained....
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:07 PM
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Hahahahahaha!
:popcorn: O boy.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:07 PM
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3. There's a reason for it. Would someone please post the photo
of our favorite Mr. Moran?
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:08 PM
Response to Reply #3
9. I posted it down a bit further.
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:08 PM
Response to Reply #3
11. Me, #7. : -nt-
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UnityDem Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:09 PM
Response to Reply #3
17. Didn't know it was an
inside joke. What is the joke?
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:10 PM
Response to Reply #17
24. When people type "the internets," that's a joke too.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:45 PM
Response to Reply #24
69. otherwise I am Sirius
and stop calling me Shirley.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:01 PM
Response to Reply #69
76. Don't you mean "series".?. Come on this is HUGH !1!1!!
:evilgrin:
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:09 PM
Response to Reply #76
81. oppps. Muy bad. O, the sham, mortification, ect.
Howe dus the spelchek wurk agin!
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 12:18 AM
Response to Reply #81
163. now your being a hypocrit!
Their, I said it!
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NFL80 Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 03:38 PM
Response to Reply #76
180. THIS is Hugh
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Citizen Jane Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #69
93. Sirius Black?
Aah, but he was killed off in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:47 PM
Response to Reply #93
96. no I was not
I did a disguise spell so Voldemort would look like me and another spell made Dumbledore look like Voldemort so ha ha. This will all come out in the next book, I am sure.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 12:15 AM
Response to Reply #24
162. When we sometimes call George "president"
that is likewise cracking wise.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:11 PM
Response to Reply #17
28. Look at the first reply to your thread
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #17
83. SEE THE FIRST REPLY FOR THE ANSWER
and welcome to DU :hi:
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:07 PM
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4. heh heh ... n/t
:)

dp
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Citizen Jane Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:08 PM
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5. Not a misspelling...
An old inside joke,

Pictures please??
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:08 PM
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6. It's MORAN -


we adopted the spelling from this picture ;) HA!
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:08 PM
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7. We use "moran", I think, because...


:D
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:24 PM
Response to Reply #7
87. Every time I see that picture...
I laugh, and cry because the jerk is a Cardinals fan! Go St. Louis.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 12:24 AM
Response to Reply #87
164. Every time I see that picture
I think; "Get an enlistment form."

Have the standards been lowered enough yet for our Mr. doo-rag?

Of course if he has enlisted and is serving, may God guide and protect him, etc,.



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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:08 PM
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8. It is intentional
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 02:39 PM by wicket
It's a riff on the pro-war protester from before the Iraq War started whose poster misspelled "moron" as "moran".





******EDITED FOR SPELLING NAZIS
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:35 PM
Response to Reply #8
61. Should be "whose" poster, not "who's"
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:38 PM
Response to Reply #61
63. oh give me a break
:eyes:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:41 PM
Response to Reply #63
66. Sorry -- I just couldn't resist
On any other thread, I wouldn't have bothered, but I thought it was apropos here.

BTW -- I see typos all the time and they drive me nuts, as proofreading is part of my job, but I generally don't bother saying anything. If I did, I'd spend all my time correcting people.
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:44 PM
Response to Reply #66
120. I work as a proofreader/editor, too, but the internets is exempt.
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 06:27 PM by Blue in Portland
:rofl:

On edit: On DU, it's all about content, not style.
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 08:45 PM
Response to Reply #66
146. A propos
two words (from the French) meaning to be proper.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 09:29 PM
Response to Reply #146
150. Yet like many French words or phrases, English speakers have
corrupted it for their own use.

Apropos is standard usage now.
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 11:10 PM
Response to Reply #150
157. I know
I was just being a spelling "Nazi". However, here (in Canada) we pronounce it as the two words, not one. Must be all that damn French stuff we learn in school! :toast:
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 11:25 PM
Response to Reply #157
158. More than likely...
...the Quebecois influence. :)
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 11:28 PM
Response to Reply #158
159. Ya think?
tabernak, mos dies.

Le boute elevee!
sorry I can't do the accent marks.
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 04:50 AM
Response to Reply #146
171. Self delete.
Edited on Sat Aug-20-05 04:58 AM by bezdomny
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 12:45 AM
Response to Reply #66
166. On DU many typos are deliberate, to mock the Freepers.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #66
175. Some of us type too fast and are too charged up by the discussion
to always remember.

With my laptop - it seems to happen a lot compared to my PC - plus many times I delete entire strings of words with a wrong finger.

It's not that important to me as it is to you. It gets more anoying to me to have to go back and check everything or remember to spellcheck.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:08 PM
Response to Original message
10. it's intentionally mispelled that's why..
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 02:09 PM by jonnyblitz
a DU inside joke..maybe somebody will have the pic handy to post and show you... :P
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:08 PM
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12. Inside joke
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 02:09 PM by meganmonkey
who's got the pic?

edit: see post #7
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harlinchi Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:08 PM
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13. This spelling, I'm pretty sure, is a sarcastic reference to an actual...
...moron who in a hand-lettered a sign in support of the president misspelled the word as moran!
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:09 PM
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14. A certain infamous freeper would be interested in your advice
n/t
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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 08:11 PM
Response to Reply #14
142. Has anyone ever heard from said infamous freeper? I'd love to know
if he knows of his DU fame, and what he thinks about it (and whether he has since bought a dictionary or found one online, perhaps)?

LOL.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:09 PM
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15. no it`s moran
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:09 PM
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16. Here is is-dude, don't be a MORAN! :)
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UnityDem Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:11 PM
Original message
Great stuff....now I get it
thanks.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:22 PM
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48. And, for a while some claim that this was a fake
here is an interesting comment from http://lonewacko.com/blog/archives/000472.html


I work with the guy in this photo and he doesn't even have a computer.I seen this photo and posted it on the wall and he got pissed.I thought about posting his name but I better not.

Posted by: indiana at May 11, 2005 04:37 AM

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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:01 PM
Response to Reply #48
75. You work with the guy in the photo?!?!?!?
Seriously????

That is just too funny!

Does he realize how infamous he is?

Please don't tell me that you work in public education and that this guy is an English teacher! :)

Wow...I can't believe you actually know him. It's your "brush with greatness"!

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jackster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:04 PM
Response to Reply #75
79. no....I think it was someone else...
if you go to the website linked and read the comments you'll see that "indiana" is the one who worked with Mr. Moran....
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #79
153. ...and if "indiana" will get in touch with Mr. Moran...
...would he be so kind as to tell him that he owes DU $25,000 for making him world famous. This publicity don't come cheap, you know.

Minus, of course, the $4.95 he spent on posterboard and magic markers. If he'd only sell the poster on eBay, he should be able to recoup that in no time.

And, if he'll tell us the identity of the girl with the "Free Ripublic" sign standing next to him.....
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UCSBLiberalCat53 Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:09 PM
Response to Original message
18. Cub fans
also use MORAN to lovingly describe Cardinal fans.
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:41 PM
Response to Reply #18
67. From that part of Florida he is more than likely a Gator Fan...
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Hailtothechimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 11:50 PM
Response to Reply #18
160. So true.
Cubby Blue and Cardinal Red. Kind of a microcosm of America, really.

The NYTimes did a piece about St. Louis a while back (in March or April) and said that St Louis is becoming more progressive than Missouri at large. It will never approach Chicago, but I was intrigued by it all the same.
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UCSBLiberalCat53 Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 03:30 AM
Response to Reply #160
185. hehe
So there is hope for St. Louis ;-) More power to its inhabitants, just not to the Cardinals.
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:09 PM
Response to Original message
19. Flypaper?
An attractant of some sort.

But, it might catch as many beneficial bugs as pests.

Who has the pix?
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:09 PM
Response to Original message
20. you are joking right?
You know why we spell it that way don't you???

omg... lmao.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:10 PM
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21. Actually I believe the misspelling of that word on DU is
intentional. There is a picture of a fine young conservative lad with a sign stating "Get a Brain Morans." Obviously referring to us evil liberals, ergo the spelling by us. Kind of a tribute to conservative ingenuity and prowess.

In my observations over the years the most misspelled word on DU is "lose" which is often spelled "loose." Just an observation, not a critique.
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:59 PM
Response to Reply #21
72. I agree with you on lose/loose confusion
but I have also noticed "noone" for "no one"

Figured I could get away with nitpicking in this thread. hee hee ;)
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 04:45 PM
Response to Reply #72
104. OK, here is mine
When anyways is used instead of anyway to start a sentence. :hi:
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:29 PM
Response to Reply #104
113. ooo ooo that one too!
Normally a mere mention of spelling etiquette seems so petty when the world is going to hell in a handbag but since someone already mentioned these grammatical blurps I feel entitled to jump on the bandwagon. ;)

I have a feeling someone is going to ask me to pull my head out of my ass soon :rofl:

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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:21 PM
Response to Reply #113
125. I know what you mean
But the thread was a great stress reliever and if I get it for slipping that one in, I'm going to just blame you! :hi: :loveya:
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #125
129. I got your back
:loveya:
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:49 PM
Response to Reply #129
136. Ah, Gelliebeans
You just made this gal with a cold feel a whole lot better.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 08:43 PM
Response to Reply #113
145. You go to hell in a handbasket, not a handbag
I should know -- I think I've been there and back. ;)
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #104
183. Can I play too?
My pet peeve is "alot" and I see it a lot.

--IMM
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 08:04 PM
Response to Reply #183
184. Oh, that is a good one, too
n/t
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William Seger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:36 PM
Response to Reply #21
116. Maybe
Lose might be the winner, but definitely is definately in the running.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:10 PM
Original message
Is it "pedant" or "pedent"?
Hey, DU, how many times have the spelling police come down on us for "moran"? I say this is moran post number 53. Is DU too big? Do we have to explain every joke now?
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:10 PM
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22. Welcome to DU! You haven't seen the picture.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:12 PM
Response to Reply #22
33. He did spell brain right. I would have expected brane or
something like that. I guess he's a high school drop out and not a junior high drop out.
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johnaries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:50 PM
Response to Reply #33
71. Is Brian Moran still a DU poster? n/t
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:10 PM
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23. Welcome to the insiders spelling club UnityDem.
The moran spelling is special for freepers as others have informed you on the above posts.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:10 PM
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25. Nominated. So others who think we are morans..er...morons...
can see why :)
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CityZen-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:11 PM
Response to Original message
26. This is the most misspelled word...
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 02:11 PM by CityZen-X
Bu$h*t! (never mind I stand corrected)
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:11 PM
Response to Original message
27. Head meet Ass...
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 02:15 PM by Stand and Fight
If you need help getting disconnected, I'm sure someone on DU would be willing to lend you a helping hand. :evilgrin:
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:11 PM
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29. This post happens almost weekly here.
Someone always wants to point out the moran thing. :D
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 10:13 PM
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156. It used to happen every two months or so, when DU was smaller
Then, it was every month. Then, it was every week. Now, it's every couple of days. Maybe Skinner will consider adding it to the general information for all new people.

Either way, it's a fun diversion, and I probably won't loose too much sleep over it. :evilgrin:
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Gildor Inglorion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:11 PM
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30. Really most misspelled word: "Alright"
There is no such word, nor should there be.
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Citizen Jane Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:40 PM
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91. Alas
"alright" is now included in the OED second edition.
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jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:20 PM
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111. 'Alot' should be correct and I can prove the need.
The correct spelling 'a lot' might lead to misunderstanding.

Let's say we are getting to know each other by mail and you mention an orange trees on your property.
I ask how much property you have.
You write back that you have a lot.
I am so impressed. I envision your huge estate.
I come to visit you. Your house is on a narrow strip of land with houses on both sides of you...
You get the idea.

That might not happen hundreds of times a day. Still it is just wrong that alot is not a word, so I allot this time to write about it because a lot of people sit in their house on a lot and write alot a lot.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:47 PM
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134. Alright then.
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jackster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:11 PM
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31. okay someone let UnityDem in on the other
famous FR/rightie misspellings

HUGH for huge

PAUL POT for Pol Pot

SERIES for serious

what else?

Today I saw the following by an idiot on a blog

FITTLE for fiddle

the Freep dictionary could be a comedy best seller!
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:12 PM
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35. Also, when typing "!"
esp. after "It's HUGH" please use "!!!!!!1111"

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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:25 PM
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89. its very important to mix them up, too - ITS HUGH!!!!1!1!
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:14 PM
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37. Don't forget stocking for stalking.n/t
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jackster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:31 PM
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55. oh yeah from our favorite homeschooler
on yahoo - !!!

wonder just how long it will take her kids to "gradeetate" from Bob Jones U!
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anitar1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 08:05 PM
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141. Lol--I am having a great laugh. Have noticed some of these
and try to ignore. But this is a hoot.
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 04:49 PM
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105. LOL...I remember that one
n/t
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:15 PM
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41. I like your idea of the freep spelling dictionary.n/t
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:34 PM
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59. stocking = stalking
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:38 PM
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64. Hard werk, or hard wurk
Definition: clearing brush, falling off bike, garbling speeches
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:23 PM
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85. I think "Paul" Pot is still one of the funniest ones they've come up with
That one always gives me a chuckle
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:31 PM
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90. Before "moran," there was "your a looser!" That was my all-time fave
:rofl:
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:30 PM
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127. Well, let me just give you some advise. (n/t)
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 09:40 PM
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152. Also:
* = Bush
BFEE = Bush Family Evil Empire

If you don't know what PNAC is, go to google, go directly to google, do not pass go, and do not come back until you have been edjumacated!
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:12 PM
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32. Here's another Moran...
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:12 PM
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34. "get a brain morans" - freeper


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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:13 PM
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36. ARE YOU SERIES???? THIS IS HUGH!!!!!!!11111
:evilgrin:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:14 PM
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40. TRUTH BE DEMAND!!!!!!!!!111111111
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:33 PM
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57. ROFL, I had forgotten that one!
*
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:58 PM
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124. There may be Marshall Law!
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 05:59 PM by vickiss
I know Marshall and he wouldn't impose his law on us!!
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ironman202 Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 08:30 PM
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143. Dyslexics of the wolrd Untie!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:02 PM
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77. GMTA...:)
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:14 PM
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38. thanks for clarifying that--I too wondered about this
and I think a lot of people who I have seen misspell this word here and elsewhere were not in on the joke.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:14 PM
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39. This is HUGH 1111111111111111
:rofl:

RL
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:24 PM
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49. And don't forget the incorrect word stretch technique
Never extend the vowels as you would really say the word but instead do that to the consonant.
Example:
Spell it this way "A-r-g-g-g-g-g-g-h!" instead of "A-a-a-a-a-a-r-g-h"

My pet peeve. :evilgrin:
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:30 PM
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52. Interesting. Is it, then, w-e-l-l-l
not sure about oohh, though..
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:42 PM
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68. Y-i-k-k-k-k-es!
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jackster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:37 PM
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62. they also are fond of quotation marks....
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 02:40 PM by jackster
often like to "use" them with "practically" every other "word" in what I "guess" is "supposed" to pass for a "sentence."

Oh, and don't forget that they also do not understand how to pluralize - dog's, Bush's, freeper's - for example - and no, they are NEVER possessive!
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:40 PM
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65. "Absolu-t-t-t-t-t-ly"
And I always get nervous about who's and whose. No matter what I do, I just "know" I get it "wrong"! :scared:
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osaMABUSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 01:36 AM
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169. The "election" was "won" by "The President" therefore he was
"re-elected" by the "majority" of the "voters". All quotes were necesary.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:25 PM
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88. How about lolololol . . . the repeated lol always pissed me off
I mean why the hell would anyone be laughout out lout out loud out loud out loud out loud (ad infinitum).
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:42 PM
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118. ROFL
You guys are killing me! :rofl:
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DelawareValleyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:16 PM
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42. That one you have to let go for reasons already explained.
Feel free to correct people who spell 'loser' with a double 'o'.
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UnityDem Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:17 PM
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43. Yep, universally "looser" for
"loser" wins hands down. That is especially true on sports message boards.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:46 PM
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70. My brother is an attorney
and he used "loose" instead of "lose" once in an e-mail. I was shocked!!
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jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:24 PM
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112. Oh on sports boards
maybe they mean one team was looser (as in loosen up or as in flabby, not tight) and so they lost.
Likely not but we can pretend.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:40 PM
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131. Or loose for lose
Very, very intelligent people use that one.

The dude with the poster, he was just a moran!
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:17 PM
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44. But some of us like "looser" persons more than they like "loser" persons!
:)
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toey Donating Member (568 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:35 PM
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60. i personally think lose should be spelled lews, like news, then no one ...
would confuse them. just pondered this last night as a matter of fact.
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 04:23 PM
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101. Yeah, but "news"
is pronounced "nooze." Ain't English great?
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toey Donating Member (568 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:13 PM
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106. well, lose is pronounced "looze" that's my point
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FlaGranny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 12:07 AM
Response to Reply #60
161. Well -
:banghead: Let me loose so I can lose my embarrassment. How easy it is to get confused even when you know the difference. I very well know the difference in "to," "too," and "two," too, but it sometimes takes me two attempts to get those straight.
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:19 PM
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45. Waht wood Micheal More thinc?
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Mercury_Rising Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:24 PM
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86. N/T
Whoops!
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Citizen Jane Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:46 PM
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95. Eeek
I just snorted diet coke through my nose after that!

Thanks for the laugh!
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:20 PM
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46. So no more spelling police, okay??
It makes you look really insecure, like you have to show how much smarter than everyone you are.
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UnityDem Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:22 PM
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47. I plead "uncle". I give.
Not smarter. Just didn't know the inside joke.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:29 PM
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51. Welcome to DU
And enjoy being on the Greatest page. I just gave your 5th "Recommended".

Y-i-p-p-p-p-p-e! :evilgrin:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:01 PM
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74. Yes. You come off looking like 'Paul Pot'
...another hilarious freeperism. :rofl:
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:05 PM
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80. Honest mistake
There should be a place where newbies can go and get acclamated to the inside stuff without feeling intimidated. There were some acronyms, like LIHOP, MIHOP and BFEE that had me stumped for ages. I didn't find out what they meant until someone else had the nerve to ask.

BTW, welcome to DU.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:41 PM
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92. Demopedia
covers all the slang.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:42 PM
Response to Reply #80
133. Or n/t
for no text, which this post isn't.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 07:00 PM
Response to Reply #80
137. Ok - I'll ask
What the hell DOES:

LIHOP, MIHOP and BFEE

mean?????????


:hide:
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 07:12 PM
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138. LOL (no need to hide)
That's hilarious!!!! I guess, I should have put the answers in my post. SORRY! LIHOP and MIHOP refer to theories of government involvement in 9/11 and are Let It Happen On Purpose and Made It Happen On Purpose respectively. BFEE is Bush Family Evil Empire.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 07:31 PM
Response to Reply #138
140. Thanks!!!......
I won't tell you how long it took me to figure out LTTE! :rofl:
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:10 PM
Response to Reply #47
82. Sorry to be harsh.
I usually don't rag on people like this, but if everyone focussed on their own spelling instead of the spelling of others, this wouldn't happen...

But I LUV new DUers, so here's a :hug:

and a :donut:
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:25 PM
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50. LOL, try googling "get a brain morans"
yes, all in the quotes, and you will get 1,440 results..
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:31 PM
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53. Morans Unite!
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 02:33 PM
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56. Huked on fonix werkt 4 me
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 02:33 PM by mtnester
SOMEONE had to say it dammit! :)


on edit - Shoot I had to edit a typo on of all threads this one.
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jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:37 PM
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117. As a man said
Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

From English Is A Crazy Language
www.bazza.com/sj/humour/EnglishIsACrazyLanguage.html

My friend made a song from it and audience, whether children or adults laugh and identify.
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TheModernTerrorist Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:00 PM
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73. bahahaha
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 03:01 PM by TheModernTerrorist
this thread is great :rofl:
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MalibuChloe Donating Member (431 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:04 PM
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78. ha ha leave UnityDem alone!
he/she didn't know the joke!


:nopity:
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #78
84. Really everybody! Be nice
we have lots of new folks here and that is an old reference.

welcome newbies! :hi:
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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:51 PM
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98. Get a Brain Morans !
At least, that is what the freepers sign said. That is why we poke fun at it.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 03:55 PM
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99. Okay, now you know the whole story.
But I see some people say "what a maroon!" I don't get that one.
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 04:25 PM
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102. What a maroon!
It's from Bugs Bunny cartoons--Bugs uses it in reference to Elmer Fudd, I think. :hi:
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 04:04 PM
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100. Does this mean I have to call Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) Jim Moron?
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 04:04 PM by elperromagico
I'm pretty sure that's incorrect. ;)
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 04:44 PM
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103. "Morans" has become so recognized already it has its own spin-off.
Found this in Google images.
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shirlden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:17 PM
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108. Fess Up
Which Duer is this ????

Too funny :rofl: :applause:
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:16 PM
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107. You might want to start a thread about 'HUGH' mistakes, too
Or maybe not.

The next time you sense a pattern, chances are it's deliberate.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:17 PM
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109. What is the joke behind "HUGH?" nt
nt
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:46 PM
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121. This is freeper spelling for "HUGE"
However. I just saw a real estate listing featuring a "hugh backyard" so evidently it is a common misspelling among those who, um, spell like that.
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txindy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:49 PM
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123. Freeper way to spell "huge," it seems.
And it is always in caps, too, followed by lots of exclamation points. "This is HUGH!!!!!!"

Reading their site is nearly impossible without going blind and suffering brain-lock. No wonder they don't like the so-called "intellectual elite" - that includes everyone who made it through elementary school with a better than D average. In other words: Not them.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:18 PM
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110. i swear,
once every 6 months or so a new poster starts a thread like this, and it never fails to entertain me
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:33 PM
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114. UnityDem, there's absolutely nothing remaining with which to tweak you.
So I'll just wish you a belated welcome to DU.

Cheers -- :toast:
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:35 PM
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115. Welcome to DU. You must be new here.
:hi:
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 05:47 PM
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122. Too funny and Welcome!
:toast:



:grouphug:
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:29 PM
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126. Just to help you out
the reason we spell it that way is to make fun of a freeper who had a sign that had it spelled wrong. It's on purpose.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:30 PM
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128. What do morans bother you toooo? LOL
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:36 PM
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130. So, as you can see
Many, if not most of us here, have IQ's much higher than our freeper "counterparts" and one of the ways we show it is with wordplay. One of the ways we let off steam is to tease the animals. It's not pretty but it can be amusing.
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ariesgem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:42 PM
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132. Are we ever gonna stop STOCKING this MORAN?
Edited on Fri Aug-19-05 06:58 PM by ariesgem
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Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 06:48 PM
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135. moron
I think moran is how an easterner would speak it, draw out the aaaa sound.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 07:13 PM
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139. asinine
I see it spelled "assinine" several times a day on DU alone.
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BlueStateBlue Donating Member (470 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 08:37 PM
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144. Drives me crazy, too. My vote for #2 is "huge".
I can't believe how many people spell it "hugh".

Yikes.

:crazy:
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 08:53 PM
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147. I just want to say...
that practically everyone on this board misspell words constantly.

It's "neighbour" not "neighbor". "Colour" not "color"... well you get the drift.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 12:46 AM
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167. And, sity instead of city---correct? eom
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Stuckinthebush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 08:54 PM
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148. Don't you hate being on the other side of inside jokes?
Well, you are now on the inside!

:D
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Califooyah Operative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 09:27 PM
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149. moran
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 09:34 PM
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151. Lest we forget: "Strategery"
There's another great inside tweak for * & Co.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 09:59 PM
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154. A lot is a lot of words
It's easy to remember.

That's the most misspelled in my book.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-05 10:05 PM
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155. You're new here
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Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 12:30 AM
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165. newbie..................lol
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osaMABUSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 01:31 AM
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168. We also refer to The Electronic Superhighway as "The Internets"
Can anyone tell us why?
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osaMABUSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 01:40 AM
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170. Morans is such an inside joke that it's almost cool
except that we can only, usually, enjoy it virtually on DU.

But luckily, I get to enjoy it verbally with actual humans. Although, my wife and son are not posters on DU they are quite familar with the term 'morans' and so we get to use it often in conversation.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 01:08 PM
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173. Givin' dis thred a rediculus kik!
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asikite Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 02:02 PM
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174. I thought it started at FC
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 03:31 PM
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179. "moran" is DU joke
Edited on Sat Aug-20-05 03:32 PM by melody
Some may be misspellings, but I suspect quite a few are observing the unofficial official Freeper spelling.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 03:39 PM
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181. 183 replies isn't nearly enough to explain the reason why
It's because there was this dude, once, and he had this sign.

It said Get a Brain, Morans!

Just in case you missed it

:P DU
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 03:38 AM
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186. This is the most moranic post ever.
:rofl:

I am sure by now you get the joke. This is classic. :hi:
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