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  • tafnut
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    Re: Psyche Me Out, Alan Webb!

    [I AM having a hard time keeping a straight face]

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  • DentyCracker
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    ROFL at you two

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  • tafnut
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    Re: Psyche Me Out, Alan Webb!

    which begs (which means 'avoids', Mr. Language Person) the question, were you mealymouthed or sarcastic?

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  • malmo
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    Re: Psyche Me Out, Alan Webb!

    >so
    >once again I have no idea what you're talking about.

    Doesn't suprise me. You probably don't do too well on logic tests? What you said is similar to saying: apples are red, therefore red things must be apples.

    The mealymouthed, who are by default, are not straight-shooters, perceive straight-shooters as being sarcastic because they are not like themselves.

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  • tafnut
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    Re: Psyche Me Out, Alan Webb!

    ""Sarcastic," as defined by Websters, is what the mealymouthed call straight-shooters."

    hmmm, gotta sort this out

    mealymouthed means 'can't speak straightforwardly'

    so that means 'sarcastic' translates into 'not-straight-shooters'

    which is what it meant in the first place,

    so once again I have no idea what you're talking about.

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  • malmo
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    Re: Psyche Me Out, Alan Webb!

    >now is that 'sarcastic' English, or 'plainspeak' English?

    "Sarcastic," as defined by Websters, is what the mealymouthed call straight-shooters.

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  • Since 1956
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    >An athlete must also be willing to take chances and have a thick enough skin to
    >repeatedly fail and not let the failure do them in - they bouce back.

    Fear
    >of failure, and fear of success - resulting in increased external expectations
    >- are something the best athletes have learned not to have. They focus on the
    >task at hand - getting the job done - without fear.

    This is much easier said
    >then done. Maturity is required.

    This is good stuff...Cyril, I always enjoy your posts...insightful and interesting.

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  • tafnut
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    Re: Psyche Me Out, Alan Webb!

    > tafnut, "very good" in malmoese roughly translates to "very good" in English.

    now is that 'sarcastic' English, or 'plainspeak' English?

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  • malmo
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    Re: Psyche Me Out, Alan Webb!

    >malmo - I wish I could figure out what you mean sometimes - I never
    >know whether it's a big slam or a compliment. Being the Optimist, I'll presume
    >that you agreed with me. (P.S. - if that's not what you meant, don't tell me,
    >I'll just be too 'disappointed'.)

    tafnut, "very good" in malmoese roughly translates to "very good" in English.

    The rest refers to a previous innocuous historical thread about the results from past Oly Trials that quickly imploded into an over-the-top, recrimination-laden, copyright law thread. Ask GarryTwoRs.

    "The Guns of Brixton" - The Clash

    When they kick at your front door
    How you gonna come?
    With your hands on your head
    Or on the trigger of your gun

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  • EPelle04
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    Re: Psyche Me Out, Alan Webb!

    Darn -- it is 23.36, and I have missed the show!

    I am cautiously optimistic (and very happy) when athletes show promise after a good outing, and conscientious about the long-term picture at hand.

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  • montanapete
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    epelle where in europe do you live?.why dont you fly to palo-alto for us open/or us olympic trials.
    come to our hotel&have a meal on us.

    the chuckster

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  • Cyril
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    Re: Psyche Me Out, Alan Webb!

    An athlete must also be willing to take chances and have a thick enough skin to repeatedly fail and not let the failure do them in - they bouce back.

    Fear of failure, and fear of success - resulting in increased external expectations - are something the best athletes have learned not to have. They focus on the task at hand - getting the job done - without fear.

    This is much easier said then done. Maturity is required.

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  • tafnut
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    Re: Psyche Me Out, Alan Webb!

    "> the Pessimists are NEVER happy.<

    > Yes, but they're rarely disappointed. :-)"

    of course they are never disappointed, to them life sucks ALL the time.

    malmo - I wish I could figure out what you mean sometimes - I never know whether it's a big slam or a compliment. Being the Optimist, I'll presume that you agreed with me. (P.S. - if that's not what you meant, don't tell me, I'll just be too 'disappointed'.)

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  • EPelle04
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    Ah, only one post (now two, with yours) relating to the subject in question. This is about athletes posting good early-season marks and fans getting excited about those marks. Can be AW, Stevenson, Lunn, whoever.

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  • marknhj
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    Jesus, 33 minutes to morph into Webb...I vote for keeping all Webb references on that one long thread.

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