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  • Originally posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    The broad brush is not about the detail of the message - but the range of the audience it is aimed at.

    In CP's case, "all marriages." I know that to be untrue because my marriage doesn't depend on "yes dear." (and yes, I know he was probably joshing - and so was my response).

    As a general rule of thumb, I have found that "superlatives" are a fairly decent indicator of an untrue statement (i.e., hyperbole, outright lie, or just an error). Notice how Trump uses them extensively.
    Ah so that superlative [bolded] means you are not telling the truth then.

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    • Originally posted by carpedm9587 View Post
      So, I'm kind of curious. What benefit did you realize from this short exchange? Did it have a particular purpose?
      On the positive side, I was able to take my mind off work for a minute or two. I was trying to show you something you didn't want to see. I keep forgetting how willfully blind you can be, and keep hoping that THIS time, you might actually see the point. I will try not to make that mistake in the future, but hope springs eternal.
      Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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      • Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        Ah so that superlative [bolded] means you are not telling the truth then.
        "As a general rule of thumb" is not a superlative.

        Best is a superlative
        Most is a superlative
        Always and all are superlatives
        Every is a superlative

        A superlative has nothing beyond it - it is the pinnacle.

        And "iron clad rule to always be applied" is a superlative.
        A "general rule of thumb" is a guideline - it "generally" applies and is "generally" true - there is no claim to "always."

        That being said, the habit is a hard one to break. I try to avoid superlatives because they are seldom accurate. But I do sometimes slip and I actually appreciate it when someone calls me on it.
        The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

        I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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        • Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
          On the positive side, I was able to take my mind off work for a minute or two.
          A worthy goal and one I find Tweb useful for as well.
          Last edited by carpedm9587; 02-14-2019, 05:57 PM.
          The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

          I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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          • Originally posted by carpedm9587 View Post
            "As a general rule of thumb" is not a superlative.

            Best is a superlative
            Most is a superlative
            Always and all are superlatives
            Every is a superlative

            A superlative has nothing beyond it - it is the pinnacle.

            And "iron clad rule to always be applied" is a superlative.
            A "general rule of thumb" is a guideline - it "generally" applies and is "generally" true - there is no claim to "always."

            That being said, the habit is a hard one to break. I try to avoid superlatives because they are seldom accurate. But I do sometimes slip and I actually appreciate it when someone calls me on it.
            I always appreciate your verbose and pedantic explanations.

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            • Originally posted by Sparko View Post
              I always appreciate your verbose and pedantic explanations.
              Always happy to assist.
              The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

              I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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              • Originally posted by carpedm9587 View Post
                Always happy to assist.
                Always ...
                sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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                • Originally posted by tabibito View Post
                  Always ...
                  Hoist upon me own petard, maitee!

                  That made me laugh. Yes - "always" is indeed a superlative and, as usual, not true here either!
                  The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

                  I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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                  • Originally posted by carpedm9587 View Post
                    The broad brush is not about the detail of the message - but the range of the audience it is aimed at.

                    In CP's case, "all marriages." I know that to be untrue because my marriage doesn't depend on "yes dear." (and yes, I know he was probably joshing - and so was my response).

                    As a general rule of thumb, I have found that "superlatives" are a fairly decent indicator of an untrue statement (i.e., hyperbole, outright lie, or just an error). Notice how Trump uses them extensively.
                    Um....

                    Originally posted by seer View Post
                    All marriages are saved by these two words uttered by men: Yes dear...
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                    • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      Um....

                      So let me get this straight - because Seer made the same broad-brush statement, that proves "all?"
                      The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

                      I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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                      • Originally posted by carpedm9587 View Post
                        So let me get this straight
                        It's about time!!!

                        - because Seer made the same broad-brush statement, that proves "all?"
                        You appear to have attributed what Seer said to ME.

                        I mean, I know it's all about me, but, sheeeeesh!
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          It's about time!!!



                          You appear to have attributed what Seer said to ME.

                          I mean, I know it's all about me, but, sheeeeesh!
                          Ohh...


                          Well....


                          Umm...


                          It's all your fault!
                          The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

                          I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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                          • Originally posted by carpedm9587 View Post
                            Ohh...


                            Well....


                            Umm...


                            It's all your fault!

                            It is.
                            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                            • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                              It is.
                              I'm glad we got that straightened out...
                              The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King

                              I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong. Frederick Douglas

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                              • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) deleted the year-old tweet announcing her DNA test results, it was discovered on Wednesday.

                                Warren – who claimed to possess Native American heritage, Cherokee, specifically, over the course of her academic career – deleted the infamous tweet announcing the results of her DNA test after PJ Media columnist Jim Treacher wrote a post titled, “Happy Anniversary to Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test!” on Tuesday...

                                https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...-test-results/

                                Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                                But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                                Than a fool in the eyes of God


                                From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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