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  •  Speculation. (1+ / 0-)
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    Additional security might have done it.
    Might not.

    Sure would have improved his chances.

    LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

    by dinotrac on Tue May 07, 2013 at 06:45:10 PM PDT

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    •  That's the difference in the words "could" and (0+ / 0-)

      "would," but I concede that "might" would have been better.  Or could have been.  Maybe.  Also.

      Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

      by ZedMont on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:36:26 PM PDT

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      •  No -- you're right. "Could" is a correct use. (1+ / 0-)
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        To me, it implies more certainty than I think is justifiable, but it ain't wrong.

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:42:28 PM PDT

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        •  LOL! I'm starting to feel like I'm in that scene (1+ / 0-)
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          in "O Brother Where Art Thou" where Pappy O'Daniels' two toadies are arguing over which is the best way to describe the whipping they're about to take in the upcoming election:

          The reason he's pullin' our pants down.
          Toady 1: Gonna paddle a little behind.
          Toady 2: Ain't gonna paddle it - gonna kick it, real hard.
          Toady 1: No, I believe he's gonna paddle it.
          Toady 2: I don't believe that's a proper characterization.
          Toady 1: Well, that's how I'd characterize it.
          Toady 2: I believe it's more of a kickin' sitcheayshun

          The cigar in his mouth slowly sags to match the disbelief in his eyes as Pappy watches this exchange...

          Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed. --Herman Melville

          by ZedMont on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:36:59 PM PDT

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