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  •  So you called the police department? (8+ / 0-)

    What did they say?

    What is your assessment of their story?  Did it seem credible and logical, or did it appear to be misleading?

    While I'll openly admit one of the prejudices I hold is against people from the southern United States, this kind of thing could have happened anywhere in the country.  The south doesn't hold a monopoly on assholes.  

    And -- by the way -- I agree with your assessment of that diary.  It was just a smidge above second-hand gossip.  Sometimes outrageous things such as implied in that diary happen.  In my experience more times than not there is, as Paul Harvey would croak, "The Rest of the Story™."  

    Also, I wondered if the incorrect usage in the diary title (My Housemate Lies in the Hospital) was a Freudian slip.

    •  The first time... (9+ / 0-)

      I called I hung up because I didnt want to talk to a dispatcher.  I figured I would sound crazy.  But I just called back about 15 seconds ago and figured screw it... THEY SAID THEY HAVE HEARD NOTHING LIKE THAT HAPPENING.  This lady was speaking both an an employee and as a citizen.  She wasnt covering anything up.  Her answer was quick and direct.  She sounded credible to me.

    •  What incorrect usage? (0+ / 0-)

      I don't see any incorrect usage in those six words. The diary was borderline.

      "The law is a ass." - Mr. Bumble "The Republican Party is a asshole." - Vico

      by Vico on Sat Oct 14, 2006 at 07:54:32 AM PDT

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      •  completely making up a story... (6+ / 0-)

        is incorrect usage.  But so is recommending a diary that you read when you dont even take one minute to question whether you are reading fact or lies.  

        •  I'm not sure what this comment is about, (3+ / 0-)
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          but mine was about this:

          Also, I wondered if the incorrect usage in the diary title (My Housemate Lies in the Hospital) was a Freudian slip.

          Reply below shows my comment was valid.

          "The law is a ass." - Mr. Bumble "The Republican Party is a asshole." - Vico

          by Vico on Sat Oct 14, 2006 at 09:16:47 AM PDT

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          •  yeah... (1+ / 0-)
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            I didnt know what you were referring to but at the same time I wasnt trying to communicate I didnt think you had a valid point.  I just answered the question that I thought you asked... I did not mean to make you feel that I had issues with the validity of your thought at all.

      •  Maybe it's <i>my</i> usage (0+ / 0-)

        In fact, now that I think about it more, maybe I'm wrong.  

        I thought it should be "My housemate lays in the hospital," but maybe "lies" is correct afterall.

        That's what I get masquerading as a grammarian.

        •  Preview shows italic (0+ / 0-)

          the posted message does not.  sigh

        •  Housemate = subject, not object. Lies correct? (1+ / 0-)
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          Well I hope I don't get this wrong, because I'd hate to further disappoint Sister Mary Ryan, if she is still alive. (She never did know I didn't get and still don't get the difference between that and which.)

          But I think the original (lying) diarist was correct. One lays an object down. One lies down to take a nap.  Therefore correct is "My housemate lies in the hospital."

          OTOH, since fictional beat up housemate (FBUH for the internet acronym-obsessed)  was in an induced coma, perhaps it would then be correct to say FBUH was the object of the sentence (having been laid down by nurses, not under her own steam.)

          Where are the grammar police when we need them. :-) I stand ready to be corrected and request anyone who does it with authority also teach me the difference between that and which. And yes, I have looked it up in Strunk and White and still cannot understand.

          Well this was a fun little diversion from annoying idiots who think DKos is their own private headgame or therapy session.

          Vice harms the doer ~ Socrates

          by kdub on Sat Oct 14, 2006 at 12:01:57 PM PDT

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