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  •  exploded? or exploited? or both may be? (0+ / 0-)

    I always stumble over words. My default gaffes ...

    •  I meant "exploded" (3+ / 0-)
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      mimi, navajo, vigilant meerkat

      as in blow apart so that the the contrived seamlessness of them can be seen to be constructed when you get to the smaller pieces that make up the whole.

      But then, I have a tendency to overwrite.  You wouldn't be the first person to point this out.

      ;^)

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 12:38:27 PM PDT

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      •  oh, I am sorry, I marvel and admire the (3+ / 0-)
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        a gilas girl, nancelot, StrayCat

        way you word your sentences. I never know if I should give in to my "impolite" stupid questions I have, or rather behave more acceptable and don't ask anything.

        It just makes me angry if I am not sure I have understood someone correctly. And then I let it out. I hope it's not as offensive as it may sound to most of you.

        I wished I knew what your academic background, profession and education is. You hinted at its level once in your response to my comment. You are so selective and precise and distinguished in what you write.

        I wished I had as many moments of grace as you have with your words.

        Ha, I am allowed to dream, right?

        Peace.

        •  not offensive to me at all (1+ / 0-)
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          mimi

          but a good reminder to pay some attention to the craft of wordsmithing.  

          Additionally, it is a good reminder to anyone that non-native speakers will experience our offerings differently, so I appreciate your questions.

          You make me think both about what I mean and what I say, and those two things are always the same.   So, its a good exercise for me.

          :^)

          Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

          by a gilas girl on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 04:54:38 PM PDT

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