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Instead of being frustrated this morning like I have been all year (yeah this year), I had to crack up with what I found today here in the community.

My frustration was spawned by glancing briefly so many diaries infested with confrontations and pie fights. This diary among others is an example of why I have not been around lately. I miss the times when I could at least make a comment to a good diary. Never mind about other issues and arguments that has kept me away. I am not into that.

I am not someone special here at Daily kos, that much I admit. But I also admit that I am
a special person when it comes to my principles. I am not one who will write one of those
pesky diaries asking "please delete my account", or one of those "see ya later alligator" in those diaries written when someone who wants to take a break.

I thought I had seen it all. I cracked up this morning. And its not the first time I`ve seen this:

I am sure you people have seen in the news, all over the planet actually. This guy from the college football team "The fighting Irish" of Notre Dame Manti Te`o and the hoax he
supposedly was played on. As I understand the hoax, there was never a girl involved in what Manti Te`o believed was his online girlfriend.

What Manti Te`o believed was an online girl were actually his own team mate who played
the role of an online girl. Well, you know the rest. I should really believe you have seen this.

But this is what made me crack up this morning.


Which launched my suspicious antennas.

It is not the first time I have seen someone write diaries in Spanish knowing that it will only create confusion and bickering. I am not a gambler. But I would bet my old snow shovel against your snow blower that the spam diarist are not Latinos. And I made these  plurals because this morning there are two of these spammers.

Here is what made me crack up. Something I have never seen here at Daily Kos.

I went to check the spammers profiles and sure enough, they are apparently spammers. I
would like to know what the "Skull/Cross bones" in these two spammers profiles mean. I know spamming is a website worst nuances, but I hope that what I saw are not death threats. Now Damit, you`all calm down and let`s get back to what Daily Kos is meant to be and represent.

I will appreciate if you take me out of this confusion. And hey, Ole Texan is still around and kicking.

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  •  skull & crossbones mean Banned from posting (7+ / 0-)

    on dkos.

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones." "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:51:48 AM PST

  •  That's bojo--they're banned. (2+ / 0-)
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    twigg, cassandracarolina

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:52:26 AM PST

  •  "spamming is a website worst nuances" (0+ / 0-)

    :-)     Nice malapropism.   Spamming is a bit more in-your-face than nuance, I'd say.  But, it sure is a nuisance!

    •  Hmmmp, "Nice malapropism" (2+ / 0-)
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      Spirit of Life, DFWmom

      Can I buy a vowel?

      Nice malapropism is too expensive. Whatever it means, thanks.

      Care to elaborate?

      Just for my scrap book on words.

      Old men tell same old stories

      by Ole Texan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:53:28 AM PST

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      •  From Wikipedia: (2+ / 0-)
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        A malapropism (also called a Dogberryism) is the production of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound, resulting in a nonsensical, often humorous utterance. An example is Yogi Berra's statement: "Texas has a lot of electrical votes,"[1] rather than "electoral votes".

        So you used the word "nuances" when you probably meant "nuisances".  Such errors are sometimes pretty funny, especially when done on purpose in a play or other literature.  "Malaprop" and "malapropism" come from a play called The Rivals.  A character called Officer Dogbody in Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing also messes up his words like this.

        You are in good company, Ole Texan!

        Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences. -Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (1850-1894)

        by Spirit of Life on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 10:07:57 AM PST

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        •  Aww dogbodyness, Dog gone (2+ / 0-)
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          Spirit of Life, DFWmom

          snaps. Omitting "is" after the "u" in nuances got me into my rightful dog cage!!!

          Malapropism is correct Spirit of Life. I looked it up.

          Ha ha thanks a lot.

          I think this is the second mistake I`ve made in my life, sorry.

          Just kidding.

          Thanks for correcting me. I really appreciate that.

          Old men tell same old stories

          by Ole Texan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 11:00:30 AM PST

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          •  I didn't mean to "correct" you as such, (1+ / 0-)
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            but you had questioned the commenter who used the word malapropism and hadn't received any information yet.  I just took it upon myself to share what I knew about it.  It isn't a term that lots of folks use...

            If it's only the second mistake, can you teach me your secret?  I made two mistakes before I got out of bed today!

            Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences. -Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (1850-1894)

            by Spirit of Life on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 01:17:24 PM PST

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            •  Spirit of Life, if (0+ / 0-)

              you happen to come back into this diary now that it went over the cliff, thank you again for doing so.

              The clue to the second mistake in my life was pretty obvious when I followed that comment with:

              "just kidding".

              But without kidding, I think there is no day that passes that I do not make a mistake. Sometimes they last for days.

              Thank you for taking it upon yourself to define malapropism. I learn stuff here everyday. More people should be as helpful as you Spirit of Life...Your name speak volumes.

              Old men tell same old stories

              by Ole Texan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 04:22:36 PM PST

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          •  And, I wasn't really meaning to correct you, eithe (0+ / 0-)

            It's beautiful just the way it is.   Rather, finding a totally naturally occurring play on words is sort of like finding a wildflower.  I just wanted to share my enjoyment with others.  It just brightens up the day a bit.    :-)

            •  DFWmom, it is so (1+ / 0-)
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              nice the way you put your words together to uplift my mistake.
              I am glad to be among people who pay attention to what is written. As hard as I try, even proof reading I still slip off the rail once in a while.

              It is not everyday I read beautiful comments like yours based on an error. You have this warm touch to express your view.

              Thank you and happy to have known you.

              Old men tell same old stories

              by Ole Texan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 04:32:31 PM PST

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  •  Good morning, Ole Texan! (5+ / 0-)

    Haven't seen you around much....but then, I haven't been around much, either.  Too busy working on the farm, since we haven't had much of a winter and not much excuse not to be outside.

    On Monday, if you watch the Inaugural Parade, keep an eye out for the VMI cadet corps.  If you see a blond trumpeter, usually the second one in the outside file, playing a silver trumpet, that's my son.  And yes, I'm insanely proud of him.

    To hear him talk, he's not excited about marching, because it involves 10 hours in a bus in traffic, 2 miles of marching, 10 more hours in traffic, and classes the next morning.  I told him he'll always have the distinction of having marched in the Presidential parade.  Not many people get that.  

    So on Monday, I'll be glued to the tv, hoping for a glimpse.  Oh, and the President's being inaugurated, too.  Very cool.

    "I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little the more, as I grow older." --Montaigne

    by DrLori on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:58:15 AM PST

    •  Dear DrLori (2+ / 0-)
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      Thank you for noticing my absence. Something I actually doubted people would notice. You are the type of not only a Kossack, but a real person that I really missed while I stood on the sideline as I wrote. You have been tooooo kind to me.

      You know what Dr.Lori? I will certainly be watching out for your son as he marches in the band during the Inaugural Parade for our President. You are so correct. He will have a distinction not too many people are lucky to have, marching in front of not only the President of the United States, but of the world. You know the whole world will be watching this on Monday. I can assure you Dr. Lori I will be looking for you son.

      Now you take good care of yourself down on the farm. I too am having issues with the snowless, but spine chilling cold here in Milwaukee. Nothing like sitting down and interacting with folks like you. Thank you again.

      Old men tell same old stories

      by Ole Texan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:26:27 AM PST

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  •  What Manti Te'o SAID he believed (0+ / 0-)

    It's interesting how differences in sexual orientation affect how you look at an event. You see a poor dumb football player who's a victim of a hoax. I see a possibility that this might be a diversion from a REAL issue that just went awry.

    Yes, banned. We're a big potential audience for stuff.

    -7.75, -8.10; Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Dave in Northridge on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:08:10 AM PST

    •  Hi Dave (1+ / 0-)
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      Good to see you again. You are so correct in pointing out the differences in sexual orientation and how it affect viewers of a certain event.

      I did not follow Manti`s story at length, only that he was played with a bad joke. In fact I learned about - or rather I read about sexual orientation (which I never mentioned) in a later news cast. I did not pay attention. Maybe you did.

      I think someone wrote that he was gay. Now please don`t take this as fact as I write it. Perhaps I should had looked up that written report I am basing this before writing it here. Let me know if you wish, and again, I brought up this hoax as an
      example of how those spammers might be playing Latino roles
      in spamming, that`s why I wrote about Manti.

      Old men tell same old stories

      by Ole Texan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:35:22 AM PST

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  •  Mornin' Ole Texan (3+ / 0-)
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    roseeriter, DrLori, Spirit of Life

    good to see you here.

    Don't let all the angst bother you a bit, there's still plenty of good stuff :)

    May your Mojo never be Bony!

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:18:51 AM PST

    •  Hey twigg. (2+ / 0-)
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      I`m not really disillusioned. Just shoved aside a bit. Angsts and stuff that draws negatives haunt me. I see your point and I have to agree. Plenty more where this comes from.

      cheers twigg!

      Stay well -- and it`s good to be here.

      Old men tell same old stories

      by Ole Texan on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:39:42 AM PST

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