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8 reasons why this is the dumbest generation
boston.com ^

Posted on 05/15/2009 7:20:03 AM PDT by BBell

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To: r9etb
Yes, yes.... doom and gloom. We're all gonna die.

We're all gonna die!!!!



ZOMBIES!

41 posted on 05/15/2009 8:14:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Landru

The American Spectator link is more in depth about the author and book. The book sounds interesting and I will probably learn something from it as I’m out of tune with the current generations. My kids are 10 and 13 so I believe it won’t be long and I’ll have a crash course in current trends.


42 posted on 05/15/2009 8:15:01 AM PDT by BBell
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To: huldah1776
Ever think about a long slow death?

....... every single day of my miserable existance.

43 posted on 05/15/2009 8:15:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz
ZOMBIES!

Damn, Laz.... I plumb forgot about the zombies. Crap!!!!

Crap!!!!

We're all gonna die!!!!

44 posted on 05/15/2009 8:15:42 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Landru

At least the article had pictures; saved thousands of words from being read.


45 posted on 05/15/2009 8:16:34 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: BBell
The spelling thing is interesting since spelling has apparently only really been set since the 1800s. "By the time dictionaries were introduced in the mid 1600s, the spelling system of English started to stabilize, and by the 1800s, most words had set spellings." (I hate writing from Wiki, but it had the info for which I looked.)

I would also contend that it still isn't set; consider British "colour," "labour," and "civilization" against American "color," "labor," and "civilisation."

46 posted on 05/15/2009 8:17:24 AM PDT by In veno, veritas (Please identify my Ad Hominem attacks. I should be debating ideas.)
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To: In veno, veritas
Oh, drats! I switch the two civilizations. I still confuse them since I do tend to read a lot of British material.
47 posted on 05/15/2009 8:18:33 AM PDT by In veno, veritas (Please identify my Ad Hominem attacks. I should be debating ideas.)
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To: r9etb
Don't sweat that you forgot the zombies.

They're lining up at the unemployment office like the rest of us.

48 posted on 05/15/2009 8:19:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: edzo4
picture in your mind a person of average intelligence, now remember that if they are average half the people are dumber than that, and now you know how Obama was elected.

Half are below the median intelligence. I think more than half are below the average.

49 posted on 05/15/2009 8:19:32 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: BBell

.....3. They can’t spell.....

Freepers who post after turning 65 are exempt from spelling or typo errors


50 posted on 05/15/2009 8:19:53 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: kaylar

Boy, do I ever know what you mean. I keep a dictionary handy (on the computer) because I am constantly second-guessing my own spelling along with that of others.


51 posted on 05/15/2009 8:21:00 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: humblegunner
and this is you


52 posted on 05/15/2009 8:21:17 AM PDT by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: r9etb
Statistics are one thing but demographics are quite another. Of course this is a different subject from the "8 reasons" all together.

What worries me is that a percentage of our smart and remarkable kids are being dumbed down.

53 posted on 05/15/2009 8:22:05 AM PDT by BBell
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To: humblegunner
hey, welcome BACK : )

those of us who eschew capitalization on FR, do so strictly as a way to give your life meaning. whatever would you have to post about, were everyone to post with proper grammar and punctuation? we are here for YOU, man : )

54 posted on 05/15/2009 8:22:15 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: In veno, veritas

I’ve always liked the British versions better.


55 posted on 05/15/2009 8:23:46 AM PDT by BBell
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To: xsmommy

And all this time I thought you were twelve. ;-)


56 posted on 05/15/2009 8:24:44 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: BBell
"My kids are 10 and 13 so I believe it won’t be long and I’ll have a crash course in current trends."

I suspect you will, up close and personal.

Best of luck.
May The Force be with you when the time comes. ;^)

57 posted on 05/15/2009 8:24:48 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: 12Gauge687

What I long for : A spell check that not only tells me I’ve misspelled a word, but then gives me the correct freakin’ spelling, instead of just a red squiggly line. I’ve sat here and typed in 3 different spellings, all ‘squiggled’, till I’ve given up and googled and got the correct spelling that way.


58 posted on 05/15/2009 8:25:38 AM PDT by kaylar
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To: SoothingDave

spoken like a true pedant :)


59 posted on 05/15/2009 8:26:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: BraveMan
Here it is without the pictures:

The Not So Greatest Generation

60 posted on 05/15/2009 8:26:34 AM PDT by BBell
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