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by gdwdwrkr
Mon May 15, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: expanding roots
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

expanding roots

Excellent question. I look forward to the real answers. In the meantime, be warned to keep these things away from sidewalks, foundations, and septic lines! .)
by gdwdwrkr
Mon May 15, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

Unfaithfully someone-else's, ?
Insincerely, ?
by gdwdwrkr
Mon May 15, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2820

what is this?

Fast.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon May 15, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

Sintraithfully yours,
Excellent!
And will, I predict, be shortened to
Sinfully yours,
within decades.
by gdwdwrkr
Mon May 15, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

Eb~, ii jusT ScANNED ~ H~MD 9vt~~~) ?OST -sJtlv\r Ed P The above was an experiment. I had neatly printed the following, and scanned it with the OCR function of my new scanner. When this technology is improved and/or available at reasonable cost, it will be helpful. Of course, voice interface will be...
by gdwdwrkr
Sun May 14, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

Ed P
I'm sorry...I didn't mean to offend. I would delete my above post, but I'll let it stand as a reminder to myself not to be "funny" at another's expense.
Jim
by gdwdwrkr
Sun May 14, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

Probably a "case" of Irectile dysfunction.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun May 14, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

I did not. Honest.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun May 14, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

I was probably wrong about the comma, now that you mention proper punctuation.
Hurry Nanny.
Many thanks.
Sincerely,
Jane and Michael Banks
by gdwdwrkr
Sun May 14, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

Yes, though there is an audible comma between thanks and sincerely!
by gdwdwrkr
Sun May 14, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

If I use sincerely, people may have to be invited to my funeral!!!
Thanks, Ed P, for bringing up Hollywood talkies, because I have been wanting to submit Jane and Michael Banks' "sincerely" at the end of their plea for a new nanny. And from a banker's children........tsk.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun May 14, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: deceptively spacious
Replies: 15
Views: 3088

deceptively spacious

The rule applies cross-discipline :
It's not the size of the ship.....
It's the motion of the ocean.
by gdwdwrkr
Sun May 14, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

Having been raised on Amy Vanderbilt and Emily Post, I certainly value manners, and traditions which say to the other, "I recognise and respect you," and I acknowledge the fact that these differ from place to place. A child of the 50s-70s, I also question a lot of conventional non-sense. I, for one,...
by gdwdwrkr
Sun May 14, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: faithfully / sincerely
Replies: 41
Views: 12319

faithfully / sincerely

An old man taught me never to trust anyone who tells me he is honest. For me the trend is toward honesty, sincerity, and faithfulness, which usually preclude using the terms, especially in a business letter. "Thank you in advance for your response" is a sufficient sign-off. If the body of the letter...
by gdwdwrkr
Sat May 13, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: philosophy
Replies: 22
Views: 5055

philosophy

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On discing the earth......harrowing!