Apologies to the members

Discussion in 'About the Members' started by Stanley, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Stanley Registered Senior Member

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    Hi everyone.

    My name is Stanley.

    Sorry to anyone who had to read my atrocious posts in the iPod thread.

    I knew i posted something stupid but couldn't remember what then i logged in and read it and could not believe my crude language.

    Earlier that day my dad passed away and i took it hard, had a few too many beers (12) and was not myself when I posted. Luckily the forum allows for editing so I was able to clean up the posts, i would have contacted a moderator to delete the posts. At the time i thought they were somewhat humorous but then i thought about them today and couldn't remember exactly what i had posted. I was shocked at my language and didnt even know i made that last post.

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    My dad was 94 so not like it was not expected, i took it hard because we lived together for the last few years of his life and we became good friends during that time so i was sad and also angry and it came out at the wrong time and place.

    So in closing, I apologise for anyone offended by my language.
     
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  3. Absane Rocket Surgeon Valued Senior Member

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    I was deeply offended.

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  5. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Welcome to the Sciforums.

    It is important to deal with death long before we encounter it.

    When our father died my brother were very angry and lashed out.

    I am a Buddhist and just took care of business as my parents had asked me to while they were alive.
     
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  7. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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    Stanley I wouldn't be angry and can't understand why you were either. When a death happens to a family member I always remember the good times I enjoyed with them often times reflecting about times we were together and what we did and where we went. Remembering those we love when they pass and keeping them alive in our hearts is a very good way to show them respect and admiration after they have gone. To get upset because they are gone shows them no respect and therefor shouldn't ever be considered. It might seem unfair to you that he died but you don't have the right to feel that way for he was there with you for as long as he could be.
     
  8. Stanley Registered Senior Member

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    Thank You guys. Good advice. Those were visceral posts so we cannot help the way we feel, just wanted to let you know where i was coming from. I passed out right after posting anyway, just was'nt right posting like that...PWI

    Today would have been dads 95th birthday.:cheers:

    Listening to music right now, maybe i'll hit that thread up later.

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  9. Username Registered Senior Member

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    Sorry about your dads death. I would like to know the thread you lashed out at the Ipod on though. :bugeye:
     
  10. Stanley Registered Senior Member

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    That is ok and thank you. I will make a card out and sign it: Username

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    The ipod thing was just a mistake, everyone makes mistakes...best not to re-visit these things. I am fine now...considering the circumstances. These are things we have to deal with in life.:shrug:

    Now, if i may be so bold, i ask, did anyone notice that a meme has been born in this very thread?

    Tell me, have you ever seen "PWI" before? If the answer is no then attribute this to Stanley.

    Search engines turn up nothing in the context upon which i have used it. By all means ENLIGHTEN me, 'cause as it stands now this is historic.

    Edit: ok, perhaps "meme" is the wrong word...admittedly i wanted to use the word..."PWI", what do we call these things again, i forgot, not out of sheer ignorance though just bad memory. Starts with an A.
     
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  11. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    The word you are looking for is "acronym". However, you would be misusing it in this context because an acronym forms a pronounceable word like laser or NASA. PWI would be referred to as an "initialism".

    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/acronym.html
     
  12. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Here, USA is an abbreviation, because we pronounce it yoo-ess-ay. But in Hungary it's an acronym. They pronounce it OO-sha.
     
  13. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting Fraggle.

    Perhaps Stanley pronounces PWI 'p(h)wī...
     
  14. Stanley Registered Senior Member

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    Acronym is the word i was looking for, I said it started with an A. An acronym is the abbreviation formed from the initial components in a phrase or a word.
     
  15. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    So you do pronounce it 'p(h)wī then, right? Or is it 'p(h)wi?
     
  16. Stanley Registered Senior Member

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    Perhaps you should look here and save us all the trouble.

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  17. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Why? Don't you know the answer?
     
  18. Stanley Registered Senior Member

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    I would not pronounce it like you did just like i do not use term "Yoosa" and hopefully (for you) you dont either.
     
  19. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    I see.

    Fail. The term acronym only applies if you pronounce an abbreviation as a word. If you are saying each letter individually then it is an initialism, just as I told you in post #8.

    Learn to read. Or is it a problem with comprehension? Which part of the link I provided did you not understand?

    Here it is again... http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/acronym.html
     
  20. Stanley Registered Senior Member

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    I only said that i would not pronounce it the way you wrote it, maybe others would.
     
  21. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Then stop evading the question. How would you pronounce it?
     
  22. Stanley Registered Senior Member

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    I would pronounce it as "Pwy" you made it out to be pronounced as "phone" and that would be an error, in my view. It is too soon to really say, but i do not see any H or actually where you get that P(h) from. I don't spell foot as "phoot" either.

    As it stands now, this is an individual preference as it has not been made official.

    Did you see this post?

    "I would not pronounce it like you did"
     
  23. Robittybob1 Banned Banned

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    PWI - Posting While Intoxicated??? Is that right?
     

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