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#207085 - 09/12/12 02:44 AM I'm reticent to speak about this, but.  
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I seem to be hearing more and more people using the word reticent to mean reluctant. Has anyone else noticed this?

#207086 - 09/12/12 04:37 AM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: Jackie]  
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Yes.
I have noticed that most folks here are too reticent to say anything bad about Obama.

He is a snake.

#207091 - 09/12/12 10:48 AM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: Jackie]  
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reticent

What's it mean to you, J.? (link)


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#207092 - 09/12/12 10:50 AM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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He is a snake.

Surely you mean he is the POTUS. (And what did my grandma say about folks who lived in glass houses throwing stones?)


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#207093 - 09/12/12 11:39 AM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: Jackie]  
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Perhaps more understand the meaning of the word hence its prolific use.

#207095 - 09/12/12 03:51 PM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
He is a snake.

Surely you mean he is the POTUS. (And what did my grandma say about folks who lived in glass houses throwing stones?)




That they should not undress in the Living Room?????


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#207096 - 09/12/12 04:30 PM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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That they should not undress in the Living Room?

While throwing stones? That is an interesting image. Perhaps they shouldn't hurl themselves through the big picture window in the living room while undressing.


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#207097 - 09/12/12 04:33 PM Re: I'm reticent to speak about this, but. [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Your image, not mine.


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#207098 - 09/12/12 07:23 PM Re:reticulus loquari [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Your image, not mine.

Oh, you tease. Nope, I'm pretty sure you introduced the "undressing" part. But, whatever ...


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#207099 - 09/12/12 09:46 PM Re:reticulus loquari [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Oh, surely, you throw stones, but whatever....


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#207100 - 09/12/12 09:51 PM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Your image, not mine.

Sigh....

#207106 - 09/13/12 03:47 AM Re pecunia nihili [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Oh, surely, you throw stones, but whatever....

Stones? Sure, I've got 'em, but I tend not to throw them too far from home. Now for the sheep in their little glass pastures ...


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#207107 - 09/13/12 03:52 AM Re: sigh naught fur mead [Re: BranShea]  
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Sigh....

Don't sigh so, Branshea; it never works with teases such as this'n'.


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#207108 - 09/13/12 09:42 AM I'm reluctant to say... [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Politicians never want to do anything (reluctant) but they never stop talking so they are not reticent (silent).

#207116 - 09/13/12 03:06 PM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Your image, not mine.

Sigh....



Speaking as a thrower of stones.


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#207125 - 09/14/12 07:48 AM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Och Luke, if all sighs were stones the roads would be impassable.

#207127 - 09/14/12 04:43 PM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: BranShea]  
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Och...you quoted me above, and remember your castigations, totally
uncalled for, starting with a "too big" signature.


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#207248 - 09/23/12 07:59 PM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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I am not naturally reticent, but have been reluctant to enter this debate. However, after mature penumbration on the topic of the propulsion of lapidę, I refer you to John 8:7


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#207250 - 09/23/12 08:03 PM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Forgive us our debts and all that stuff?
Some among us don't believe in God.


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#207254 - 09/23/12 08:08 PM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Indeed, many of us don't - but the bibke - along with many other wotks of philosophy - can give us wisdom, so long as we are a bit selective!

(Whoops - my typing has really gone to pot!)

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#207256 - 09/23/12 08:21 PM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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We'll see, but I won't hold my breath.


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#207259 - 09/23/12 08:29 PM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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BTW, if you don't have your Gideon bible handy, John 8:7 is the bit about "he who casts the first stone ..."

(But you guessed that, anyway!)

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#207261 - 09/23/12 08:34 PM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Yes, I did, especially about the "first stone". Hence my
comment. But I don't expect any kind of reply.
Those who keep casting are probably like those who piled their
cloaks at the feet of a man named Saul, in Acts.


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#207263 - 09/23/12 08:38 PM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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I just hope he gave them back before sunset! (Lev 22:26)


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#207276 - 09/23/12 11:42 PM Re:whole lot a predicating going on ... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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You two get a room. I'm not the one who came storming in all a-bustle. And, while we're flinging around chapter and verse: how's about Matthew VII:1ff.


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#207289 - 09/24/12 10:51 AM Re:whole lot a predicating going on ... [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Not judging - just saying.


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#207296 - 09/24/12 03:21 PM Re:whole lot a predicating going on ... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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What he said. And mine was just a question about glass houses.
Conversations go awry on this site all the time.

Last edited by LukeJavan8; 09/24/12 03:24 PM.

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#207302 - 09/24/12 04:28 PM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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What he said. And mine was just a question about glass houses.

What I said. I was the one who brought up glass houses and brick throwing, although it was posed as a rhetorical questions. Anyway, carry on.


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#207305 - 09/24/12 04:52 PM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Righto. But I responded about undressing in the living room?
Just an old joke: dates from the 1950's at least. Not meant
to be hurtful.


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#207307 - 09/24/12 05:20 PM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Just an old joke: dates from the 1950's at least.

Ah, I see. Not familiar with it. Perhaps a bit before my time.


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#207311 - 09/24/12 09:46 PM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: zmjezhd]  
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When someone was about to say "People who live in glass houses.."
someone else would quickly respond "should not undress in the
living room". No harm no foul.


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#207315 - 09/24/12 10:00 PM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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You and I must be of similar vintage, Luke - I remember if from about that time, too.


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#207318 - 09/24/12 10:06 PM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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I've noticed that myself from time to time. Born at war's end.
Each grade number corresponded with the year in the fifties.
lst in 51, and so forth.

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#207321 - 09/24/12 10:08 PM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Yep - I was the other end of the War - just after it started, so you can't blame me!


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#207324 - 09/24/12 10:12 PM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Well at least we have it surrounded.


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#207332 - 09/25/12 09:31 AM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: Jackie]  
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There doesn't seem to be any new saying, these days.

#207335 - 09/25/12 09:57 AM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: Candy]  
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How d'ye mean, Candy?


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#207337 - 09/25/12 10:36 AM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: Jackie]  
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Just that all the 'sayings' are old ones......there are no new ones being repeated.

#207341 - 09/25/12 12:29 PM Re:whole lot a sophistry going on ... [Re: Candy]  
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Then maybe we should be inventing new ones here?

I'd give it some thought, myself, but at present I'm running round like an electron in the LHC.


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#207392 - 09/28/12 01:51 AM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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#207393 - 09/28/12 01:52 AM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: Jackie]  
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AUGH not again!

I tried to ask if lapidae means rabbits.

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#207394 - 09/28/12 02:10 AM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: Jackie]  
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this too shall pass
only if da rabbits is made of stone!

#207397 - 09/28/12 11:03 AM Re: I'm relucticulus to speak about this, but.... [Re: tsuwm]  
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Ha! A Troll-rabbit!


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Most interesting. Seems the problem continues.

Edit: I had a half dozen blank posts when I opened this
one, and the above was my comment. Posting it, they
all disappeared.

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