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  •  Ms.Lynch,R U now not allowed to donate blood... (0+ / 0-)

    ...because of that tattoo? Just askin.
    How fortunate that you are a female. I believe that the incidence of Erectile Dysfunction is something like 40% in males
    over the age of 50. But you...you will probably have an enjoyable future.
    and a good on you too.

    •  The rule is that if the tattoo shop is regulated (0+ / 0-)

      and licensed by the state then there is no waiting period, otherwise you have to wait a year.  I believe both Illinois and Indiana require tattoo shops to be licensed by the health department thus no waiting period.

      Oh, and please try to avoid all the txtspeak here.  Thanks.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 07:54:16 AM PDT

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      •  "Throw The Bums Out" Now if i were... (0+ / 0-)

        ...truly paranoid  I might assume that you specifically adopted that handle for your post above just to vex me. Not so? Then please allow me to vex you. Would you  do what no one else, and I do not mean just today, has seen fit to do. That is to give a reasonable explanation as to why "txtspeak" seems to be so verboten for some DKers?
        That done would you tell me if you know, do blood banks still refuse blood donation if an individual has traveled to more than a set number of foreign countries?

        •  Simple, there is no 160 character limit here thus (0+ / 0-)

          using it makes your posts harder to read for no good reason.

          And the answer is it depends on which countries you went to.  The only thing that would cause them to refuse blood donation, as opposed to deferring (delaying) for a certain period after you get back, is concern about mad cow disease as there is no blood test to determine if someone will get it later and no way to tell if it can be passed through blood transfusions they are playing it safe.

          You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

          by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 04:02:37 PM PDT

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          •  Throw The Bums Out, Thanks for your response. (0+ / 0-)

            As I understand you, you are claiming that  "txtese" makes it harder for you to read.
            Would I be wrong to presume that what you find increases your difficulty in reading also increases difficulty for some other DK readers?

            To summarize:

            Some DKreaders
            , including you, find that
            some extra effort
            is needed on their part in order to read "txtese"

            To me, this smacks of what I choose to refer to as 'Elder Fartism" ( despite that I am of an age that encompasses that group)

            Hence, Give me what I ask for not what you wish to present!
            Well, if I were looking for anything other, in my writings, then to provide information...I might play along. However, I have no desires to make the front page of DK nor to receive any accolades. I simply wish to offer information that may not be otherwise available to DKers and possible might be to their interest.

            The following data is from studies involving children, admittedly, but I present it to you to show positive effects of "txtese" ing  in that age group.

            Might it just be possible that if the "elder Farts" group tried it that they conceivably  might get some benefit also???

            "Research to date has focused on adolescents

            and young
            adults
            who have already learned to read and write
            standard English to acceptable levels of achievement.
            As mobile phones are increasingly available to young
            children (and adults) who are still developing their written language skills it is increasingly important to recognise the links between texting and academic competence in
            general and standard written English in particular.

            Toward this end we report two initial studies into the
            question of whether school-age children show negative associations between use of mobile telephones to
            send text messages and their developing written
            language skillsthe
            children who when asked to write a text message, showed greater use of text abbreviations (‘textisms’) tended to have better performance on a measure of verbal reasoning ability, which is highly associated with Key Stage 2(KS2) and 3 English scores.
            In Study Two, children’s
            performance on writing measures was examined more
            specifically. Ten to eleven-year-old children were asked
            to complete another English to text message translation
            exercise. rmance on the
            translation exercise were found, and group-based
            comparisons based on the children’s writing
            Spelling proficiency was also assessed, and
            KS2 Writing scores were obtained. Positive correlations
            between spelling ability and performance scores
            also showed that good writing attainment was associated with greater use of textisms
            Ref: http://toddlizotte.com/...
            •  what does txt have to do wih m original post (0+ / 0-)

              great discussion but don' ou think It deserves It own thread instead of being buried here where people will only find It b accident

              "I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she (Christina Taylor-Greene) imagined it." President Obama

              by guavaboy on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 05:43:21 PM PDT

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    •  I had the tattoo before I began to donate. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Throw The Bums Out

      The newest work on it is thirteen years old.

      When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

      by Alexandra Lynch on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 07:59:03 AM PDT

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