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  •  Hi, Effers! (11+ / 0-)

    Hope you're all having an effing good day.

    What do you like on your hot dog/smart dog? I like mustard, ketchup, onions, and relish, although I also like chili dogs and cheese dogs and chili-cheese dogs. I'm an omnivore. I'll eat anything.

    What words would you like to ban? I don't believe in censorship, but I hate "text" as a verb. "I texted her" just sounds stupid to me.

    Do you have a junk drawer? More than one.

    What's in it? Junk.

    Have you ever served on a jury? Yes.

    If yes, did you feel pressured to vote a certain way? No.

    Do you think the process was fair? Yes. I had a good experience. My fellow jurors were serious and attentive and reasonably intelligent. The guy was basically accused of aiding and abetting a thug who had just shot someone. We found him not guilty since we figured going to Denny's at 2am and having breakfast with the shooter didn't exactly constitute helping the thug escape. Especially since everyone knows that cops hang out at Denny's in droves! Sure enough, the cops were there and they arrested them. By the time of our trial, the shooter had already been convicted and was serving time. We felt the state overreached in charging the defendant with a felony. We thought he should have been charged with lying to the cops, a misdemeanor.

    Thanks, FR, for da Bomb!

    See you Effers later!

    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

    by Dragon5616 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 07:50:31 AM PDT

    •  Heh! (5+ / 0-)
      What words would you like to ban? I don't believe in censorship, but I hate "text" as a verb. "I texted her" just sounds stupid to me.
      You just don't like the verbing of nouns!

      Btw, I just thought of an interesting case.  I've noticed that when police are on a stakeout, it's said that they are "surveilling."  Now, to my mind, that's a clever invention of a word that the user doesn't know already exists.  I mean "surveillance" comes from "survey," I'm guessing, so you could probably use that word.  Unfortunately, the word "survey" doesn't make sense in that context anymore, if it ever did.  "Surveil" sounds stupid now, but it won't forever if people keep using it.

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