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  •  And we'll have fun fun fun (5+ / 0-)

    'til Markos takes my TU away....

    great stuff!

    One quibble from a former editor, near the end you have "effects my opinion of you" which should be AFFECTS.

    I have my TU power, I shall use it wisely

    Most men worry about their own bellies and other people's souls, we all should worry about our own souls, and other people's bellies - Israel Salanter

    by plf515 on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 06:26:38 PM PDT

    •  Really? (2+ / 0-)
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      buhdydharma, plf515

      I chose carefully.  I was going by cause and effect as in outcome, not affect as in put on or mimick.

      •  One of the trickiest bits of English craziness (4+ / 0-)

        Both AFFECT and EFFECT (henceforth A and E) are nouns and verbs, with overlapping and confusing meanings

        E as a verb means to cause to come into being or to bring about by overcoming obstacles (from MW online)
         

        E as noun means either purport/intent or, more relevantly here, something that follows from something else (as in cause and effect)

        A as a verb means to influence something

        A as a noun means the conscious display of an emotion (whence the noun affectation).

        So, if I do something you don't like, it has an effect on you; one of these effects is that it affects your opinion of me.

        Most men worry about their own bellies and other people's souls, we all should worry about our own souls, and other people's bellies - Israel Salanter

        by plf515 on Fri Apr 27, 2007 at 06:46:48 PM PDT

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