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Unread 03-16-2012, 01:35 PM   #1201
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On another note, I was just watching a talk show while eating my lunch, and somebody there was giving advice on how to prevent heart attacks. You're supposed to go on a strict diet of no (or almost no) meat and similar restrictions on dairy.

Fuck that. I like my meat and dairy (skim milk these days), and am not going to give them up. I hate diets in general, I remember my mom going on a low fat thing a while back, and I just found a lot of the new recipes she made NOT to my liking. Thin and bland, mostly. Now, I don't guzzle down hunks of pure fat and pig out on pork rinds, washed down with heaping helpings of lard and oil. Nor do I consider "Epic Mealtime" something to aspire to, in terms of cooking. (look up Epic mealtime on youtube, it will gross you right out..or make you hungry)
But I just hate the list of "No" that seems to accompany every freaking diet out there, all these things you're not ever supposed to eat. I'm sorry, I like my meat and dairy, and I like my meat and fish prepared so that it actually has flavor, none of this "plain and steamed" crap. Likewise vegetables. I'll eat them stir fried and seasoned, or raw with something to dip them in, but I don't like plain veggies steamed or boiled. Ick. And you'll take my BBQ away when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

I'm with you on all of that.I'm tired of hearing that animal products are bad for you. Guess what? We're omnivores. We need meat, and our digestive tract looks far more like a carnivore than like an herbivore. We can't even properly absorb all the nutrients from vegetables because of this, especially if we don't have a bit of animal fat (which helps for some reason). Also, I've decided diet "science" has no idea what it's talking about. I can find new research for you that tells you that animal fat is good for you and vegetables and plant fats need to be consumed in moderation.

I've given up on all of it. I eat my veggies roasted with garlic and olive oil or drowned in butter, and I have a pan of bacon whenever I want my pan of bacon.
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Unread 03-16-2012, 01:48 PM   #1202
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Why do people write unnecessary words when they write at Cosplay.com? I have noticed certain patterns. Some examples: "That said", "At the end of the day", and "So". I tried to see if those words really added any meaning to their sentences, but I found they did not. Is this a cosplayer lingo?
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Unread 03-16-2012, 02:09 PM   #1203
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Why do people write unnecessary words when they write at Cosplay.com? I have noticed certain patterns. Some examples: "That said", "At the end of the day", and "So". I tried to see if those words really added any meaning to their sentences, but I found they did not. Is this a cosplayer lingo?
Not really --- those examples are also found in conference calls and meetings of all kinds XD

I think it's just a way to move a subject along, just like some individuals use vague sayings like "I hope", "probably", "mostly" or anything else that bars 100% certainty (or commitment) on their part. Sometimes I do that too!

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Unread 03-16-2012, 02:57 PM   #1204
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Unread 03-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #1205
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Not really --- those examples are also found in conference calls and meetings of all kinds XD

I think it's just a way to move a subject along, just like some individuals use vague sayings like "I hope", "probably", "mostly" or anything else that bars 100% certainty (or commitment) on their part. Sometimes I do that too!
Your examples don't follow what I am talking about well. I was referring to written communication, not conference calls or meetings. The word "so" is common in speech, but it seems kind of funny to see it in writing.

"I hope" is a pronoun and a verb, necessary for constructing a sentence. "Probably, or "mostly" are qualifiers, that help make a statement more accurate. I am referring to added on words like, "At the end of the day", and "That being said", etc. I noticed seeing those type of add-ons at that this website, but not so much elsewhere. It might have some connection with age. Perhaps younger people of today tend to write or talk like that.
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Unread 03-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #1206
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"I hope" is a pronoun and a verb, necessary for constructing a sentence. "Probably, or "mostly" are qualifiers, that help make a statement more accurate. I am referring to added on words like, "At the end of the day", and "That being said", etc. I noticed seeing those type of add-ons at that this website, but not so much elsewhere. It might have some connection with age. Perhaps younger people of today tend to write or talk like that.
On my end (Is that a good example of what you're referring to?), it would be because it's the way I'd break off a line of thought to another, or start one. And because I also tend to speak that way too (Although text doesn't carry my lack of grasp on spoken pronunciation very well, something you're all spared from).

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I made the reference to conference calls and meetings because your example are things I've not seen on here especially, but hear all the time in those IRL settings --- usually as a way for the speaker to conclude on a given subject, or switch subject.
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Unread 03-16-2012, 04:32 PM   #1207
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Why do people write unnecessary words when they write at Cosplay.com? I have noticed certain patterns. Some examples: "That said", "At the end of the day", and "So". I tried to see if those words really added any meaning to their sentences, but I found they did not. Is this a cosplayer lingo?
I was going to lay into you for being too picky, but then I noticed your use of an Oxford comma. That automatically makes you okay in my book.
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Why do people write unnecessary words when they write at Cosplay.com? I have noticed certain patterns. Some examples: "That said", "At the end of the day", and "So". I tried to see if those words really added any meaning to their sentences, but I found they did not. Is this a cosplayer lingo?
It's just how some people talk (and thus write informally).

In the same way I'm strangly fond of the phrase "and thus".
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Unread 03-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #1209
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I'm with you on all of that.I'm tired of hearing that animal products are bad for you. Guess what? We're omnivores. We need meat, and our digestive tract looks far more like a carnivore than like an herbivore. We can't even properly absorb all the nutrients from vegetables because of this, especially if we don't have a bit of animal fat (which helps for some reason). Also, I've decided diet "science" has no idea what it's talking about. I can find new research for you that tells you that animal fat is good for you and vegetables and plant fats need to be consumed in moderation.

I've given up on all of it. I eat my veggies roasted with garlic and olive oil or drowned in butter, and I have a pan of bacon whenever I want my pan of bacon.
OMG, THIS X100000000000.

To quote an episode of the Boondocks, "If I want to get high blood pressure, that's MY damn business!" So piss off, health nuts.
or heck, whatever just happened to, yannow, MODERATION? "Sure, enjoy that cheese steak/twinkie/soda, just don't eat it all the damn time."
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OMG, THIS X100000000000.

To quote an episode of the Boondocks, "If I want to get high blood pressure, that's MY damn business!" So piss off, health nuts.
or heck, whatever just happened to, yannow, MODERATION? "Sure, enjoy that cheese steak/twinkie/soda, just don't eat it every night."
Yeah well, at least you are acknowledging, that it can give you high blood pressure.
To each their own choice, no one needs to dictate food intake for others.
That's why, as a vegan, harmonyisarine's post really pissed me off.
If you complain about others criticizing how to eat, don't be doing the same thing!
I honestly disagree with those views and have knowledge to back them, but I won't be going ''health nut food preacher'' on you guys. -.-
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Your examples don't follow what I am talking about well. I was referring to written communication, not conference calls or meetings. The word "so" is common in speech, but it seems kind of funny to see it in writing.

"I hope" is a pronoun and a verb, necessary for constructing a sentence. "Probably, or "mostly" are qualifiers, that help make a statement more accurate. I am referring to added on words like, "At the end of the day", and "That being said", etc. I noticed seeing those type of add-ons at that this website, but not so much elsewhere. It might have some connection with age. Perhaps younger people of today tend to write or talk like that.
None of these words are necessary to convey the meanings of your paragraphs. Hoisted on your own petard!

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None of these words are necessary to convey the meanings of your paragraphs. Hoisted on your own petard!

Lighten up, Chuckles.

The words you picked out of my sentences do indeed convey the meanings of my sentences. They were mostly qualifiers which, indeed, did convey what I wanted, and made my sentences more accurate statements. Without the qualifiers, my statements would be in absolutes, and "Only Sith speak in absolutes".*

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You were going to lay into me for being too picky. Then you join my world by picking my words apart. Welcome Sam Vimes.

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Why do people write unnecessary words when they write at Cosplay.com? I have noticed certain patterns. Some examples: "That said", "At the end of the day", and "So". I tried to see if those words really added any meaning to their sentences, but I found they did not. Is this a cosplayer lingo?
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Your examples don't follow what I am talking about well. I was referring to written communication, not conference calls or meetings. The word "so" is common in speech, but it seems kind of funny to see it in writing.

"I hope" is a pronoun and a verb, necessary for constructing a sentence. "Probably, or "mostly" are qualifiers, that help make a statement more accurate. I am referring to added on words like, "At the end of the day", and "That being said", etc. I noticed seeing those type of add-ons at that this website, but not so much elsewhere. It might have some connection with age. Perhaps younger people of today tend to write or talk like that.
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The words you picked out of my sentences do indeed convey the meanings of my sentences. They were mostly qualifiers which, indeed, did convey what I wanted, and made my sentences more accurate statements. Without the qualifiers, my statements would be in absolutes, and "Only Sith speak in absolutes".*

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You were going to lay into me for being too picky. Then you join my world by picking my words apart. Welcome Sam Vimes.
Whoa, there, Strunk & White. All the atrocities against grammar and syntax on this site and you're going after some light purple prose?
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Yeah well, at least you are acknowledging, that it can give you high blood pressure.
To each their own choice, no one needs to dictate food intake for others.
That's why, as a vegan, harmonyisarine's post really pissed me off.
If you complain about others criticizing how to eat, don't be doing the same thing!
I honestly disagree with those views and have knowledge to back them, but I won't be going ''health nut food preacher'' on you guys. -.-
With all due respect, I think I'll have to turn that around; if you insist on criticising how others eat, expect the same back. I can't stand people who complain about what amounts to a counter-argument. If you don't like people disagreeing with your views, don't air them. Simples *Russian meercat noise*.

Furthermore, harmonyisarine's post wasn't directed at you, it was directed at the people she was complaining about (or rather about, since I presume the persons concerned weren't expected to read it), who, from what I can tell by reading it, were those who follow and preach about fad diets. Not vegans.
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