Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#207293 - 09/24/12 10:17 AM verbs: denegrating Yoda
gaylew Offline
stranger

Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 1
I am shocked that you do not understand the difference between "try" and "do." As a surgeon teaching my residents, I often remind them of Yoda's wise statement that there is no try, only do. It has to do with the attitude with which one approaches the task, fearful of the possibility of failure, or confident of the expectation of success. Fear of failure increases its likelihood.

Top
#207294 - 09/24/12 10:28 AM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: gaylew]
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass
one assumes that you are addressing yourself to Anu's commentary on Yoda's words. Anu is highly unlikely to respond here, or even notice - you'd do better using the "Contact Us" link at the top of the page; you might even see a response in the weekly AWADmail.

Top
#207301 - 09/24/12 12:05 PM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: gaylew]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6513
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Crepitate:
Rice Krispies??
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#207309 - 09/24/12 04:20 PM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: gaylew]
Aramis Offline
addict

Registered: 05/17/05
Posts: 456
Loc: SE US
Now worse, things are. Weigh in here Anna should.
_________________________
Γ╥┐↕

Top
#207333 - 09/25/12 05:40 AM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: gaylew]
Candy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
Originally Posted By: gaylew
I am shocked that you do not understand the difference between "try" and "do." As a surgeon teaching my residents, I often remind them of Yoda's wise statement that there is no try, only do. It has to do with the attitude with which one approaches the task, fearful of the possibility of failure, or confident of the expectation of success. Fear of failure increases its likelihood.


Oh...I think you will find 'we' do understand the difference.
Its like the 'self fulfulling prophesy'

Top
#207351 - 09/26/12 03:41 AM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: Aramis]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Now worse, things are.

Anna...."The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit,
Shall lure her back......."

Top
#207352 - 09/26/12 07:24 AM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: BranShea]
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
Originally Posted By: BranShea
Now worse, things are.

Anna...."The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit,
Shall lure her back......."


But give her to a decent copy-editor ...

Top
#207354 - 09/26/12 08:23 AM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: Faldage]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Lancaster, UK
Anyroad, I wouldn't want to cancel even half a line of Anna's wit, nor wash out her words with my tears!

(Didn't know you were a fan of the Tent-Makere, Branny - good on you!)[color:#666666][/color]
_________________________
I'm immortal until proven otherwise

Top
#207357 - 09/26/12 09:28 AM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
smile I have a much loved 1947 illustrated Random House edition. I violated the text by changing it to her. Shame on me!

Top
#207363 - 09/26/12 11:42 AM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: BranShea]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Lancaster, UK
Mines an illustrated adition by Collins - with all five editions, and an index to the changes between each edition! A lovely book, which is always within reach as I sit at the computer.
And as to changing It to Her, Fitzgerald took much more drastic liberties, so I wouldn't worry. laugh
_________________________
I'm immortal until proven otherwise

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8740 Members
16 Forums
13807 Topics
215228 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
auster, ozyildirimeda, KatieC, ashishsum, ackcat
8740 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 41 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 86
LukeJavan8 74
wofahulicodoc 63
A C Bowden 34
May 4
FoFong 3
Tromboniator 3
LadyReader 2
TitoMatito 2
tsuwm 2
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10523
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
LukeJavan8 6513
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith