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#5897 - 08/31/00 10:03 PM Re: New spell checker anyone?
Jackie Offline

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>>Don't you listen to him Dan, he's a devil, not a man!

HEY !! Max, how in the world does a Kiwi know the song I learned on a dude ranch in Wyoming: Cool Water???
Ooh, I'll get no rest until you tell me!!!


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#5898 - 08/31/00 10:08 PM Re: New spell checker anyone?
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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HEY !! Max, how in the world does a Kiwi know the song I learned on a dude ranch in Wyoming: Cool Water???

My father and stepmother had that song on some cassette or other that was inflicted upon the family during long holiday drives. As much as I dislike country music, it is catchy.


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#5899 - 08/31/00 10:10 PM Re: New spell checker anyone?
Jackie Offline

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>>efficient/effective/efficacious

Please use those three words in the same sentence


It is efficacious to use efficient means to be effective.




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#5900 - 09/01/00 06:00 AM Re: New spell checker anyone?
wsieber Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 1026
Loc: Switzerland
Dear all,
Wouldn't you agree that this spell-checker pretty well checks that we remain under its spell?


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#5901 - 09/01/00 10:58 AM Re: New spell checker anyone?
RhubarbCommando Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
> efficient/effective/efficacious

How about:

"Efficient communication requires effective use of the language in order to be truly efficacious in relaying ideas." Or is this tautological?




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#5902 - 09/01/00 02:26 PM Re: New spell checker anyone?
Jackie Offline

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>>Wouldn't you agree that this spell-checker pretty well checks that we remain under its spell?

Not me, she said ungrammatically--I've never used it, but I
enjoy reading some of the funny results, esp. Avy/story.
But if you check, you'll find I'm under your spell!




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#5903 - 09/02/00 03:59 PM Re: New spell checker anyone?
crazylegs Offline
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Registered: 09/02/00
Posts: 5
I used to amuse myself on a slow day by running the names of my colleagues through Microsoft's spell checker. Sadly, Microsoft seem to have taken to incorporating common names in to their dictionary. No longer does my ex-boss Colin Windsor have the amusing pseudonym Colon Windsurfer.



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#5904 - 09/04/00 04:31 AM Re: New spell checker anyone?
johnjohn Offline
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Registered: 07/05/00
Posts: 167
Loc: Australia
i've always wondered what a "dude ranch" is exactly (DON'T tell me YCLIU)!!!


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#5905 - 09/04/00 11:03 PM Re: New spell checker anyone?
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
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Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
John,

This was the most fantastic place I've ever been!
A dude ranch is--uh oh, I am going to assume that you know what a ranch is--a real, often working ranch, where the
owners allow paying guests, who are the "dudes" (city slicker is another term), to stay and have the experience of life on a ranch. We got to go horseback riding twice a
day, took raft trips, had cook-outs, etc. If you had been
coming long enough that they knew you had adequate horsemanship, you could go out with the wranglers in the pre-dawn hours to round up the horses for the day's rides.
(The horses were turned out into the sagebrush overnight.)
The cookouts always were followed by someone in the know getting the owner to tell stories of past exploits, and then by an incredibly handsome, black-haired, blue-eyed, guitar-playing son of the owner giving us some ballads to sing along with. Then we'd mount up and ride home at dusk,
the sunset on the mountains already a memory.


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#5906 - 09/05/00 03:50 AM Re: New spell checker anyone?
johnjohn Offline
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Registered: 07/05/00
Posts: 167
Loc: Australia
Ah hah. I guess a few Auatralian properties are getting into that in a low key way, it sounds fun. Now is that where "dude" came from or did it already exist I wonder?


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