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Akimbo [May. 19th, 2010|07:09 am]
[Current Location |United States, Colorado, Boulder]

Another attempt to post to http://community.livejournal.com/wrongworddammit/

http://www.denverpost.com/griego has:

I learned how to swim the way a lot of kids in the family did. My father threw me into a swimming pool. Arms and legs akimbo. Panicked scream. Splash. "OK, now come back."
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Akimbo [May. 18th, 2010|07:08 am]
My morning paper (link is http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_15106198), had the following:

I learned how to swim the way a lot of kids in the family did. My father threw me into a swimming pool. Arms and legs akimbo. Panicked scream. Splash. "OK, now come back."
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Arms and legs "akimbo"????

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Walking backwards? [Jan. 12th, 2010|11:41 am]
http://i.imgur.com/GZX4I.jpg

Is it that hard to understand what turning 360 degrees means?
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Port and Starboard [Jul. 31st, 2009|07:16 am]
I have thought that it's odd that my wife gets left and right mixed up - until I realized I do the exact same thing with port and starboard.

So what's the difference between her and me?
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My Membership number [Jun. 19th, 2008|07:40 am]
I realized that I won't have one book by the time I need to vote on the Hugos - so I wanted to read it on line.   Apparently in order for me to read it on line, I have to supply my membership number.

So I asked my wife if she knew my membership number - she paid for our memberships back when.   She has no idea.

How do I find out my membership number?
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Heinlen & Mat Damon [Mar. 18th, 2008|02:03 pm]
Last month you posted a link to a song that was played on TV about which a singer sang to her boy friend about what she was doing with Matt Damon.

I wanted to add a note, but I'm not finding it.

Remember in Heinlein's Door Into Summer where Daniel Boone Davis told the reader how "kink" was not a bad word back when he came from?    It was an effective guess then.   But we are now at that time, and, as you said - nobody expected what really happened.

The Religious Right sometimes makes Vulgar language into a religious issue - but it isn't.   It's always been a class issue.   Using the proper language to say "poop" isn't something that an all-knowing being cares about.

When the elite class use explicit language, or wear blue jeans  - it stops being vulgar.  And that is happening.
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