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? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #25
quote:
Originally written by Thin Air:

quote:
Originally written by the Great Potato:

It shows we're not to be reckoned with.
Isn't this another could-care-lessism?

(/pedantry)

For the love of God, please don't kick the potato. Nasty temper and itchy trigger finger.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #26
I find I can tolerate "I could care less" if I think of it as ironical understatement, with "but it would be very difficult" left unsaid. "We're not to be reckoned with" sounds to me, though, like a simple confusion between "we're a force to be reckoned with" and "we're not to be trifled with".

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We're not doing cool. We're doing pretty.
Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
BANNED
Member # 4
Profile Homepage #27
quote:
Originally written by The Worst Man Ever:

While it was a notable and enduring part of the community in spite of its blatant offensiveness and lack of actual purpose besides sating TM's vanity
You speak as if the boards themselves exist for any other purpose.

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Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #28
quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

As far as WKS, though, he'll be back in a couple of weeks if he wants, so it's not that big a deal.
This is why I've never understood these temporary bans. The person who has been banned will be back soon enough, so what's the point of the ban in the first place?

Why send people to jail if they are only going to be released?

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I'll put a Spring in your step.
:ph34r:
Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #29
Some people have some strange idea that banning is done for purposes of justice, fairness, or for the greater good. This is a common misconception, but it is nonetheless patently untrue.

The admins ban people because they can. And they like it. Questions?

—Alorael, who thinks that anyone who believes that Stareye believes in anything but chances to alternately glower and cackle madly has another thing coming.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #30
quote:
Originally written by We are then to dream.:

—Alorael, who ... has another thing coming.
Now that you got your sniper rifle back you're all about defending from the thing are ya?

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 6388
Profile #31
The idiom is 'has another think coming' 'Thing' is hypercorrection.

[ Wednesday, August 02, 2006 15:37: Message edited by: The Worst Man Ever ]
Posts: 794 | Registered: Tuesday, October 11 2005 07:00
? Man, ? Amazing
Member # 5755
Profile #32
quote:
Originally written by The Worst Man Ever:

The idiom is 'has another think coming' 'Thing' is hypercorrection.
You neglected to punctuate your sentences.

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quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

Well, I'm at least pretty sure that Salmon is losing.


Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #33
I am aware of the humor in what I posted, yes.

That said, I've seen claims both ways. "Another think" makes more sense, but I've yet to find a credible source either way.

—Alorael, who settled on the solution of never using the phrase at all. Except when it's remarkably appropriate, as here. Had he world enough and time, he'd go on mangling phrases.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00

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