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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    [ just got back from the beach where it's only 98 freakin' degrees!
    After a week of 106-107 in Okla, the weather man promises a balmy 98 today.
    I am not going to turn on the pool heater though., summer will return,.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by rasb
    I hope Marlow seeks higher ground, and always takes the high road.
    Wise words, amigo, I hope so too!
    Speaking of tides, just got back from the beach where it's only 98 freakin' degrees! :shock: Florida in the summer . . . like Hades, only hotter.

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  • rasb
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    Or maybe an isthmus ? Gawd, that's hard to say with a peanut butter sandwich in your mouth. If the ocean levels rise even a little, I hope Marlow seeks higher ground, and always takes the high road.

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  • Master Po
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    Originally posted by rasb
    Originally posted by Master Po
    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by mojo
    And then there is marlow. :roll: :shock:
    I am a rock . . . I am an island . . .
    ah, Marlow, you too are a piece of the continent, a part of the main...


    I don't know, I think he's only connected at low tide...
    So, then, perhaps he's a peninsula, and only an island in his own mind -- perhaps when the tide goes out, he'll weigh in on these speculations.

    :wink:

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  • rasb
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    Originally posted by Master Po
    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by mojo
    And then there is marlow. :roll: :shock:
    I am a rock . . . I am an island . . .
    ah, Marlow, you too are a piece of the continent, a part of the main...


    I don't know, I think he's only connected at low tide...

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  • Master Po
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by mojo
    And then there is marlow. :roll: :shock:
    I am a rock . . . I am an island . . .
    ah, Marlow, you too are a piece of the continent, a part of the main...

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  • Master Po
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    Originally posted by mojo
    ...
    Wome are very sensitive to the wording of something. I have seen plenty of fights and hurt feelings result from the misunderstanding of a single word. Women need to know exactly what the person meant; men seems to let it just roll off ther backs.
    ...
    If only this were the case on these message boards...

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by mojo
    And then there is marlow. :roll: :shock:
    I am a rock . . . I am an island . . .

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  • mojo
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    I am no expert on email styles and gender nor do I receive work related emails.

    I do read a few forums that are frequented by mostly females and there is a huge difference in how women express themselves as compared to men and what they are willing to share with the world!

    Wome are very sensitive to the wording of something. I have seen plenty of fights and hurt feelings result from the misunderstanding of a single word. Women need to know exactly what the person meant; men seems to let it just roll off ther backs.




    I think you are right that women, in general, like to express the emotion that goes along with their response to things they write.

    And then there is marlow. :roll: :shock:

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  • imaginative
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    Interestingly, I have noticed the same phenomenom again and again over
    the last few weeks. Women, on average, use much more exclamation
    marks, smileys, ``lol''s, capitalized words, etc.---often to the point
    where it becomes annoying to me. About two weeks ago, I read a message
    on another message board which contained (guesstimate) twenty
    sentence---and twenty times ``lol''.

    My hypothesis is that this is due to the more emotionally driven
    communication style that women have (compared to men): They try to
    bring over their emotions by using these means, where the average man
    would focus on thoughts or use just words for emotional content.

    I would be genuinely interested in hearing the women's take on this
    hypothesis.

    As for myself, I tend to be very restrictive, possibly even
    underusing these means. (Instead, I focus on confusing people with
    over-complicated and sometimes incorrect grammar.)

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  • Marlow
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    Re: Email Style

    Originally posted by maggot
    I just received this email:
    "OH!!! Certainly! Hope you’re having a BLAST!"
    from a 30ish female coworker. I (male) would never send an email like that. What I mean by that is all of the !'s and caps. Would any of you males ever send one like that?
    Well, YES, I WOULD!!!! (and I do)
    E-mail (and posts on message boards) are too impersonal and 'boring' for my standards. I am way to upbeat and enthusiastic about others (and life in general) to post the above with something like this (which I see all the time):

    "My response is in the affirmative, and I am pleased that you are enjoying your stay there. "

    Dang it - seize the freakin' day! Would it kill you to appear as though you REALLY appreciated the note and genuinely LIKE the other person??!!
    :wink:

    Your pal,

    Doug Logan

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  • Daisy
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    Re: Email Style

    Originally posted by maggot
    Originally posted by Daisy
    It depends. If informal and to a friend, yes. Written language is definitely changing due to computers. Obviously texting is an extreme example but the above example is showing more emotion than if written as recommeded by strunk. I see it as representing an extra layer of information and don't find it that grating in an informal setting.
    I didn't find it grating at all. It was just an observation of one difference between the sexes. My wife (50ish) told me that she sends message like that all the time.
    I would find it grating in a more formal setting. It may well be a difference between older men and women but I doubt it is for teens.

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    Re: Email Style

    Originally posted by Daisy
    It depends. If informal and to a friend, yes. Written language is definitely changing due to computers. Obviously texting is an extreme example but the above example is showing more emotion than if written as recommeded by strunk. I see it as representing an extra layer of information and don't find it that grating in an informal setting.
    I didn't find it grating at all. It was just an observation of one difference between the sexes. My wife (50ish) told me that she sends message like that all the time.

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  • Daisy
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    Re: Email Style

    It depends. If informal and to a friend, yes. Written language is definitely changing due to computers. Obviously texting is an extreme example but the above example is showing more emotion than if written as recommeded by strunk. I see it as representing an extra layer of information and don't find it that grating in an informal setting.

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  • lonewolf
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    Is there a missing link or was it deleted?

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