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  1. SubscriberKewpie
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    22 May '16 22:05
    Post your quote here.
  2. Standard memberSeitse
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    22 May '16 22:15
    "People who overuse quotes lack original thoughts."
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    22 May '16 23:46
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Post your quote here.
    "Post your quote here."
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  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 May '16 01:03
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Post your quote here.
    "It's just as boring when you do it." -- Kewpie
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    23 May '16 01:50
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    "It's just as boring when you do it." -- Kewpie
    "Do what?" -- HandyAndy
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    23 May '16 03:56
    Originally posted by Kewpie (OP)
    Post your quote here.
    "When once the forms of civility are violated, there remains little hope of return to kindness or decency." –Samuel Johnson
  7. SubscriberKewpie
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    23 May '16 04:23
    “The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.”
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  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    23 May '16 07:19
    "As citizens we have to be more thoughtful and more educated and more informed.
    I turn on the TV and I see these grown people screaming at each other,
    and I think, well, if we don't get our civility back we're in trouble."
    –Emmylou Harris
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  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    23 May '16 12:13
    "Civility costs nothing, and buys everything." –Mary Wortley Montagu
  11. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 May '16 13:17
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "When once the forms of civility are violated, there remains little hope of return to kindness or decency." –Samuel Johnson
    "So let's just give up." -- Howard Johnson
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    23 May '16 13:45
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    "So let's just give up." -- Howard Johnson
    “When relationships fail it is usually because someone chooses not to show up for the battle.” - Shannon L. Alder
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    23 May '16 16:47
    What is that word—or words—that Donald Trump throws into the middle of basically everything he says?

    There are a great many fronts to Donald Trump’s war on language. He is so bad at syntax, your head will spin. But if there’s one term that serves as central base for Trump’s assault, a defining Trumpism that is his go-to means of superfluous emphasis, it is bigly.



    Or is that big league?


    For the longest time, to this Trump observer at least, it sounded like bigly. Is this even a word? Maybe? That would hardly matter for Trump. For a grandiose figure who demonstrates, at least in public, a limited, essentials-only vocabulary, it would make sense that this wordlike entity appeals to him. Big is your simplest adjective for something that is, well, big—in scope or size. And what to do if you need to express this in adverb form, as our loquacious entertainer frequently does? Append a -ly to the end of that sucker, per the elementary school heuristic. Bigly.


    That’s how many chroniclers of our would-be national leader have transcribed it. Iran is taking over Iraq, “and they’re taking it over bigly.” As in, Iran isn’t screwing around with this Iraq-takeover business. “Obamacare kicks in in 2016, really bigly.” Whatever Obamacare was prior to 2016 will be no match for the Godzilla Obamacare that hits streets in the new year. “I'm talking about illegal immigrants ... at least Fox is being honest because they're now talking about it bigly.” Illegal immigration had been on Fox News’ radar, but until Trump mentioned it, they hadn’t grappled with the issue in a serious manner.

    Hilarious!
    😵
  14. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    23 May '16 23:19
    Originally posted by whodey
    What is that word—or words—that Donald Trump throws into the middle of basically everything he says?

    There are a great many fronts to Donald Trump’s war on language. He is so bad at syntax, your head will spin. But if there’s one term that serves as central base for Trump’s assault, a defining Trumpism that is his go-to means of superfluous emphasis, it is ...[text shortened]... Trump mentioned it, they hadn’t grappled with the issue in a serious manner.

    Hilarious!
    😵
    It's in the dictionary, right before bigmouth.
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    24 May '16 05:36
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