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« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2006, 07:56:02 AM »
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There is a lot of other things that explain it, you just have to use your brain instead of a dictionary.

I think I'm starting to see your point about communication having to cater to the lowest common denominator. Tell me, is there a better way I could have said:
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1) I didn't use a dictionary.

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But you did. At some stage, you were taught the word, either by looking it up in a written dictionary or by a verbal source. Either way, you are just quoting a dictionary, not actually using your brain to think of the words that would be most appropriate for that particular scenario.

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« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2006, 08:49:55 AM »
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But you did. At some stage, you were taught the word, either by looking it up in a written dictionary or by a verbal source. Either way, you are just quoting a dictionary, not actually using your brain to think of the words that would be most appropriate for that particular scenario.

How, pray tell, did you learn to speak passable English without using either the dictionary or "verbal sources"?

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« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2006, 12:26:57 PM »
Ok, how about THIS for a bet. With commercial flights into space available in the near future,(5, 10, 15, maybe 20 years is predicted) why dont you do the same thing, (Splitting the costs for the trip) except into space? Surely the government wouldn't just take you up in a lil ship then kill you. And, like before, the loser would pay all costs for the tirp.

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« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2006, 12:33:06 PM »
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Ok, how about THIS for a bet. With commercial flights into space available in the near future,(5, 10, 15, maybe 20 years is predicted) why dont you do the same thing, (Splitting the costs for the trip) except into space? Surely the government wouldn't just take you up in a lil ship then kill you. And, like before, the loser would pay all costs for the tirp.


They wouldn't kill you, no, but they might fake the whole thing.  Wouldn't be new for them.

They might also have agents start up fake private companies to run these fake flights, so you can't tell it's the government doing the faking.  Fakers.
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