Modern Life is Good-ish

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:06 pm

Colin B wrote:If he was posting under an alias, I'm sure we'd have recognised his waspish humour by now.

"Your spelling is atrocious !"
John wrote:he's not necessarily on this forum.



Ah - I always tend to gravitate towards this one...
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Ben » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:42 pm

You need to spill the beans there John.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby mike edwards » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:49 pm

Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:In another thread, there is a discussion about pointing out posts with errors in spelling & grammar.
mike edwards wrote:How did we arrive at men, MEN, pointing out mistakes in spelling and grammar.

Wouldn't happen in a pub.
Colin B wrote:Err............. we aren't in a pub.
mike edwards wrote:We don't have to BE in a pub, to know it wouldn't happen in a pub.
Colin B wrote:And spelling mistakes are undetectable in speech...
mike edwards wrote:Welcome back to things men, that's MEN, would never say in a pub.

You're making my point for me, Colin.

As I've pointed out elsewhere, there are times when the written word needs to have the right spelling in order to convey the correct meaning.

The amount times when the right spelling is needed on an Elvis forum is virtually nil.



Colin B wrote:You don't have a point.

Your inability to grasp my point is not the same as my not having a point.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:34 pm

Ben wrote:You need to spill the beans there John.

I don't need to, but I hear from a little bird that he's still active out there.


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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Ben » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:37 am

John wrote:
Ben wrote:You need to spill the beans there John.

I don't need to, but I hear from a little bird that he's still active out there.

I'll go and find a Mario Lanza forum and find him.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:57 am

Ben wrote:You need to spill the beans there John.
John wrote:I don't need to, but I hear from a little bird that he's still active out there.
Ben wrote:I'll go and find a Mario Lanza forum and find him.


Why not an Elvis forum ?

Has he gone off him ?
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Ben » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:38 pm

Colin B wrote:
Ben wrote:You need to spill the beans there John.
John wrote:I don't need to, but I hear from a little bird that he's still active out there.
Ben wrote:I'll go and find a Mario Lanza forum and find him.


Why not an Elvis forum ?

Has he gone off him ?

I'll ask him when I find him on a Mario Lanza forum.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:52 pm

Colin B wrote:Why not an Elvis forum ?

Has he gone off him ?
Ben wrote:I'll ask him when I find him on a Mario Lanza forum.


If you find him, don't encourage him to come back.

Members here are already upset with others correcting their grammar & spelling.

Having him laying down the law would not be conducive to a harmonious forum...
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby John » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:12 pm

Colin B wrote:
Colin B wrote:Why not an Elvis forum ?

Has he gone off him ?
Ben wrote:I'll ask him when I find him on a Mario Lanza forum.


If you find him, don't encourage him to come back.

Members here are already upset with others correcting their grammar & spelling.

Having him laying down the law would not be conducive to a harmonious forum...

I doubt he'd do it again.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:02 am

With all this LGBT, transgender, & cross-dressing around these days, the terms 'his', 'hers', 'him', 'he', 'she'' & 'her' are becoming insufficient.

Even 'girl', 'boy', 'man' or 'woman' are hardly enough !

I'm thinking of Eddie Izzard, Grayson Perry or Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner.

On TV, I've seen a presenter using the terms: 'Person with a penis' & 'Person with a vagina' being used.

Even then, they'd also need 'Person who-used-to-have-a-penis' !


Seems odd that we've come to this...
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Mountain Mist » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:52 am

Colin B wrote:With all this LGBT, transgender, & cross-dressing around these days, the terms 'his', 'hers', 'him', 'he', 'she'' & 'her' are becoming insufficient.

Even 'girl', 'boy', 'man' or 'woman' are hardly enough !

I'm thinking of Eddie Izzard, Grayson Perry or Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner.

On TV, I've seen a presenter using the terms: 'Person with a penis' & 'Person with a vagina' being used.

Even then, they'd also need 'Person who-used-to-have-a-penis' !


Seems odd that we've come to this...



I do not like to judge people; however, I worry that people are wanting to belong, by being different in a wrong way, a way that is not healthy for them.

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:06 am

Mountain Mist wrote:I do not like to judge people; however, I worry that people are wanting to belong, by being different in a wrong way, a way that is not healthy for them.



Yes, I wasn't criticising the people as such, just pointing out how our language, & the actual words we use to describe things, have not kept up with the reality of modern life.

When you mentioned 'wanting to belong', it reminded of a joke from the current Edinburgh Fringe Festival:

"We all want to belong - trouble is, some of us are naturally short !"
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Mountain Mist » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:37 am

Colin B wrote:
Mountain Mist wrote:I do not like to judge people; however, I worry that people are wanting to belong, by being different in a wrong way, a way that is not healthy for them.



Yes, I wasn't criticising the people as such, just pointing out how our language, & the actual words we use to describe things, have not kept up with the reality of modern life.

When you mentioned 'wanting to belong', it reminded of a joke from the current Edinburgh Fringe Festival:

"We all want to belong - trouble is, some of us are naturally short !"



Ha!

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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Colin B » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:00 pm

I see that a Japanese TV channel is to broadcast 2001 - A Space Odyssey followed by My Fair Lady in 8K !

Few TVs will be able to display them in their full glory !

Most of us haven't got 4K yet !

The super-high definition 8K pictures offer 16 times the resolution of HD TV !

Why have they picked on those two films ?

The answer is that they were filmed in 70mm, instead of the more common 35mm film stock !

This means there is greater detail available, something 8K was made for !

My understanding is that 8K is the ultimate picture quality, anything beyond that will be undetectable by the human eye...
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Re: Modern Life is Good-ish

Postby Suspicious Minds » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:31 am

I’m in for 3D movies!
Don't take yourself too seriously ;-)


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