Word of the Day

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  1. BigOleDummy

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    Since a few of us in here seem to have trouble with basic English, I thought we could have a thread where we can learn new words and phrases. I'll start with a couple of easy ones.

    1- Hypocrisy
    hy·poc·ri·sy
    [həˈpäkrəsē]
    NOUN
    1. the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.
    2- Petty
    pet·ty
    [ˈpedē]
    ADJECTIVE
    1. of little importance; trivial.
     
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    Hoo iz a hippocrit big old bummy
     
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    So, why do you automatically assume I meant someone here @Ant E ? I could just be doing my part to elevate the grammatical level of the forum. Couldn't I? I mean ......... you'd have to have your head in the cloud to not see the great amount of hypocrisy in the world , now wouldn't you? So without further ado :

    Todays Word of the Day is :

    Toady :
    toad·y
    [ˈtōdē]
    NOUN
    1. a person who behaves obsequiously to someone
     
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    He was also in Neighbours in the 90's
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    Then again, I'm going to change my mind. Thinking about it. Big old isn't mentioning anybody. So there is DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY, none of that all important evidence that he could possibly be talking about anyone on here.
     
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    Oh hello. @neilold not rushing to accuse people of bullying in a cowardly fashion? Are you feeling ok?
     
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    There was also, at no point, any accusation that he was. In fact the first mention of 'on here' came from none other than Big Old himself! ...weird that.
     
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    Rushing to accuse people of bullying. Now really, thats a shocker , that's as bad as me suggesting that big old may be upset in this thread. Where's your evidence of me doing that? We musn't forget the importance of evidence, otherwise it can't possibly be true?
     
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    Ok:
    Boom!
     
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    Can we please have a complete forum-wide ban on posting passive aggressive digs at other posters, without being explicit on who or what you're referring to? It just causes needless extra bickering and ill-will, on top of the original bone of contention.

    We're all adults here (well, all the usual antagonists are, lol). If we're annoyed or have grievances with each other, we should be able to articulate the problems clearly and unambiguously, so we can either resolve them like adults or (if that's not possible) just ignore each other, rather than arguing. At least then you don't have an atmosphere of paranoia, where people are reading hostile posts and thinking, "Is this directed at me...?" Certainly, passive aggressive side-swipes are very common here, and I just don't think it makes for a nice forum. If you want to call someone out for their behaviour, just calmly say who it is and what they've done wrong, so everyone knows where they're up to.

    I'm posting this in @BigOleDummy's thread because it's here and current, but I'm not specifically having a go at him. It's a forum-wide problem and some people do it a lot. Ironically, I'm not going to come out and name the regular offenders - physician heal thyself!! - but that's because I'm trying to be constructive, and suggest a better way of doing things, rather than having a go at people for posts that have already happened.
     
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    Is this directed at me? :uhoh:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    He's still in the show today - though without the awful mullet.
     
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    I would like to be clear that any and all passive aggressive and particularly pro-actively aggressive digs made by me are aimed at @Abe.

    I plan to resolve this by calling him names.
     
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    Is Harold Bishop still in it, puffing away on his tuba?

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    No, Harold left years ago but has briefly reappeared a couple of times. And the cafe is named after him.
     

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