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#207293 - 09/24/12 02:17 PM verbs: denegrating Yoda  
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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.

#207294 - 09/24/12 02:28 PM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: gaylew]  
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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.

#207301 - 09/24/12 04:05 PM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: gaylew]  
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Rice Krispies??


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#207309 - 09/24/12 08:20 PM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: gaylew]  
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Now worse, things are. Weigh in here Anna should.


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#207333 - 09/25/12 09:40 AM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: gaylew]  
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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'

#207351 - 09/26/12 07:41 AM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: Aramis]  
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Now worse, things are.

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

#207352 - 09/26/12 11:24 AM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: BranShea]  
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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 ...

#207354 - 09/26/12 12:23 PM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: Faldage]  
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Anyroad, I wouldn't want to cancel even half a line of Anna's wit, nor wash out her words with my tears!

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#207357 - 09/26/12 01:28 PM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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smile I have a much loved 1947 illustrated Random House edition. I violated the text by changing it to her. Shame on me!

#207363 - 09/26/12 03:42 PM Re: verbs: denegrating Yoda [Re: BranShea]  
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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


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