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Socrates

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Re: "Inconvenient Truth" banned, then unbanned in Seattle high school
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2007, 07:34:10 pm »

wwittman wrote on Mon, 05 February 2007 14:36

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(actually her science is as good as most deniers)...



At least as far as you can tell.
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Re: "Inconvenient Truth" banned, then unbanned in Seattle high school
« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2007, 07:53:10 pm »

EDIT:  Damn!  I hate being wrong when I'm being self-righteous!

Max pointed out a BBC headline using the word "denier".  So I looked it up on-line and sure enough -- at www.miriamwebster.com they have "denier" as a noun.  My dictionary doesn't.

So, my apologies to those I scolded.  I was (am) wrong.

Now, a correction I know to be true:

"and as I seez it, the group that's calling the other 'denier' the loudest is the most desperate"

In this situation, you are comparing only two groups so "most" is not appropriate.  You should use "more" when there are only two things involved in the comparison.  By the same principle you can't use "loudest". So it is "...the louder is the more desperate".

There... now I feel better.  I'm back to being self-righteous and am being something of a prick.

Ahhhhhhhhh.....

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OK, this off-topic but it's driving me crazy.

There is no word "deniers".  (Attempt to)Look it up.  Deny is a verb and not a noun.  What you are actually spelling is "denier" (den-yay), which is a unit of weight by which silk and nylon stockings are measured.

So..."actually her science is as good as most deniers" would be, "actually her science is as good as most of those who deny".

And now back to our regularly scheduled program.


Barry
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organica

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Re: "Inconvenient Truth" banned, then unbanned in Seattle high school
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2007, 08:20:22 pm »

who's in denial  ?
clearly at the very least....two groups of fine folks here are

and as I seez it ,
the group that's calling the other "denier" the loudest is the most desperate

the pissing match goes on & on & on !


ok , please resume
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maxim

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Re: "Inconvenient Truth" banned, then unbanned in Seattle high school
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2007, 09:36:34 pm »

i would have thought 'deniers' had entered our language with david irving, as in:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4733820.stm

sarah silverman is the only one with any balls in the us of a (aka, us oy vey), as far as i can tell
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Barry Hufker

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Re: "Inconvenient Truth" banned, then unbanned in Seattle high school
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2007, 12:12:29 am »

Max,

You are absolutely correct.  While my dictionary didn't have it, www.miriamwebster.com does have "denier" as a noun.  Now I have to go back and apologize to those whom I have chastised.  I hate that!

Barry

P.S. Sincere thanks for the correction.
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Re: "Inconvenient Truth" banned, then unbanned in Seattle high school
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2007, 01:45:30 am »

barry wrote:

"So it is "...the louder is the more desperate".

There... now I feel better. I'm back to being self-righteous and am being something of a prick."

that's more like it...
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