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userSyd
Posted: 22 August 2007 11:28 PM
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And if I didn't want to offend you I would say in a very inofensive way "MUG" with absolutely no malice intended
userhowie
Posted: 23 August 2007 1:09 AM
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Interesting thread, but when all is said and done each of us knows exactly when an of the cuff comment is intended to offend or not, and this applies to those on the recieving end as well. A slight inflection, body language or simple facial expressions always give the game away. The only exception would be when we pass an innocent comment that causes unintended hurt or embarrassment , or "putting your foot in it" as its known.
The same applies when addressing strangers or foreigners, and again its not what you say but how you say it. I don,t think Mike is being overly pompous, and I think its more a case that manners have slipped so low that his views might come over as strange or old fashioned, but at least he,s making his point. As for the written word, then I agree with previous comments, that the inclusion of a simple emoticon takes all the sting out of our remarks and should always be used where appropriate.
usercaraprof
Posted: 23 August 2007 10:03 AM
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I'm not sure about emoticons. I'd like to see a few apostrophes.
userhowie
Posted: 23 August 2007 10:09 AM
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Getting there slowly Frank. I would not have taken offence anyway, but that smiling emoticon still makes a big difference.
usermichele
Posted: 23 August 2007 4:24 PM
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Frank will catastrophy do
usercaraprof
Posted: 23 August 2007 4:29 PM
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michele - 2007-08-23 4:24 PM Frank will catastrophy do

Catastrophe would be even better!   

usermichele
Posted: 23 August 2007 4:30 PM
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Well you will wait along time with me then wont you .
See I told ya catastrophy and thats my best spelling for the day
userdavenewell@home
Posted: 23 August 2007 9:14 PM
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I do my best to put the appropriate apostrophes in my drivelbut I find a smilie emoticon does help now and then.

D.
userMike Parke
Posted: 24 August 2007 1:15 PM
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Will someone, and I am sure that you will, please tell me in simple terms, how to insert an 'emoticon'?

Thank you, Mike.
usermichele
Posted: 24 August 2007 6:19 PM
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Mike when you press the reply button just as you decide to reply or write anything on your left you should be seeing 23 smileys and different emoticons its as simple as that just click on the one you want it inserts it for you try it.
userMike Parke
Posted: 25 August 2007 1:00 PM
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Thank you, Michelle!

I think I've got the hang of it

Mike
userForester
Posted: 28 August 2007 6:27 AM
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michele - 2007-08-24 6:19 PM Mike when you press the reply button just as you decide to reply or write anything on your left you should be seeing 23 smileys and different emoticons its as simple as that just click on the one you want it inserts it for you try it. :-> > (>) > ;-

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I think they must have packed up and gone for they are not on my bloody box!!!!!

userMel B
Posted: 28 August 2007 8:56 PM
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You've got to enable them Chopper!!!!

Tick the little box, 3rd down the list, below your posting bit entitled "Enable emoticons" and you'll be able to pull all sorts of faces ...
userpeter
Posted: 28 August 2007 10:38 PM
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davenewell@home - 2007-08-21 9:42 PM

Once upon a time I did a contract in Drebyshire and it were right funny when a local said to my mate "ay up me duck, 'ow yer doing?" My mate smacked him in the mouth for being so familiar 'cos where we come from "me duck" is usually used towards women!

D.
O/K Dave, so why did he smack him one then. Bit precious was he?. You really ought to get about more. Me old duck is a very widely used coloquiolism, especially up north.
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