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by christinecornwall
Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 14609

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

I too will converse with the furniture henceforth! Is there an actual principle you are defending beyond the egocentricity embodied in "Shut up, you're pissing me off because you haven't lived in the States long enough to be allowed to express an opinion concerning Americans or America"? I never sug...
by christinecornwall
Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Try to economize
Replies: 12
Views: 2764

Re: Try to economize

Seriously though Christine, I don't know why you took offence to my post. I don't see how using words such as economize in place of 'cut back' can be seen as dumbing down. I was not offended by your comment. Perhaps confused and mildly offput, but not offended. The grandeurizing statement led me to...
by christinecornwall
Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 14609

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

Now you are claiming you were referring to 'the residents here'. So what exactly are you trying to say? Or are you still making up your mind because you haven't yet decided which claim not to supply any evidence for? You failed to provide evidence for your 'baseless' claim that Americans are 'rampa...
by christinecornwall
Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 14609

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

are non-Americans so ill-informed about your country that they have no basis to pass judgment, even when they are affected by the decisions made there? I am guessing by your reply that you missed the spirit of my message. I would never call you, (your intellegence and wealth of information are cert...
by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Try to economize
Replies: 12
Views: 2764

Re: Try to economize

Steven: I would not say either of the statements above. I don't know what area of the world you would like the speakers to reflect. Next month I have to try to economize more because this month I bought a lot of stuff without thinking carefully . In New York we would say, "Next month will be tight b...
by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 14609

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

I don't know if the kind word 'sorry' should be dispensed with. I tend to agree with this statement: Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless....Mother Theresa
by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 14609

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

Erik, I have penty of base to back my assertion that liberals and the entitlement programs they endorse create a sense of entitlement in the residents here. I will not go into detail, as it is pointless. I support many liberal notions and toss aside others. I believe you too should dismount! I was n...
by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Try to economize
Replies: 12
Views: 2764

Re: Try to economize

Perhaps my impression is due to TV news. I had the impression that when you get someone infront of the camera in an on the spot report in the US, they start -izing all over the shop. Perhaps their just grandeurizing for the camera. Many Americans are able to use words with multiple syllables and ev...
by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 14609

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

Yes, I'm a dual national (UK/US). I've lived in the USA since 2001, and I feel I'm as entitled as any native-born American to criticize its shortcomings. I know the liberals in this nation have done everything possible to ensure your sense of entitlement, but I am getting weary of people saying neg...
by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 14609

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

Yes, I'm afraid you (or should I say we) are. There's no 'almost' about it!
Are you American? Your comments about Americans prick my sensibilities the way it would if an 'outsider' spoke of my family. I am sure you understand. It is obvious you don't care, but I am sure you understand.
by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Try to economize
Replies: 12
Views: 2764

Re: Try to economize

Trolley said,
All that "izing" is for businesses or organizations.
I dunno Trolley. We do love our Super Sizing!
by christinecornwall
Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?
Replies: 39
Views: 14609

Re: Should I really care if they are "sorry"?

rampant egocentricity like the United States, some softening of the edges in our dealings with each other is particularly desirable. Ouch! There appears to be areas where insensitivity flourishes. ;) If it were me (we really are egocentric), I would prefer a giftcard for 10 bucks without the tired ...
by christinecornwall
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: busy with..
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: busy with..

"I asked her yesterday to meet me for a coffee some time during the next week but she told me she'd been too busy at home and work at the moment and that she would give me a call when she has time to go out with me."say I might say something like, "I asked her yesterday to meet for coffee, but she t...
by christinecornwall
Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "greenhouse gases"
Replies: 16
Views: 6065

Re: "greenhouse gases"

Thanks for the info Jenn. I found the info about water vapor enlightening!
by christinecornwall
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: out loud vs aloud
Replies: 11
Views: 7156

Re: out loud vs aloud

We don't say 'math time' or science time' either. Strange.