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7 Millionaire Myths
finance.yahoo.com ^ | August 15, 2010 | Claire Bradley

Posted on 08/15/2010 2:55:20 PM PDT by prisoner6

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FWIW I enjoyed this out of the article.

5. Millionaires All Drive Fancy Cars

You can get that idea of the rich guy in a fancy German car out of your head when you think of a millionaire: They actually drive a Ford, with the carmaker topping the millionaire preferred car list at 9.4 percent. Cadillacs run second on the millionaires' favorite car list, and Lincolns third according to onmoneymaking.com.

Bold is mine.

As a FORMER Chrylser guy...next car will porbably be a Ford or some other make made mostly in the south of midwest. Hyundai, Kia, Subaru et al.

Or a Ford.

And no, I'm about a million dollars from being a millionaire!

1 posted on 08/15/2010 2:55:22 PM PDT by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6
"We all have are preconceptions "

Grammatical error just 4 words in is a rough start. Is this person a professional writer?
2 posted on 08/15/2010 2:59:14 PM PDT by ObamaBoogaBooga.com
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To: ObamaBoogaBooga.com
Hmmm have to check that. Yahoo...not usually something I post from. Could be I messed it up. I'll let you know.

Then again I'm the LAST one to complain about typos with my severe dyslexia

LOL!

Took me a few minutes to post this, and I'm certain I have typos!

3 posted on 08/15/2010 3:02:55 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: ObamaBoogaBooga.com

Yes, it’s spelled “are” instead of “our” on Yahoo.

Pathetic.

So I should trust this “journalist” in her assessment of millionaires when she and her editors can’t pass a 2nd grade grammar test?


4 posted on 08/15/2010 3:07:06 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: ObamaBoogaBooga.com
You are CORRECT sir or madame! Of course "are" does not equal "our".

BTW ongoing debate about including the period inside the quotes in the above. Last I heard it was up to the writer. Style guides I use in news skirt the issue.

Most likely a product of public education or someone depending on spell check!

5 posted on 08/15/2010 3:08:21 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: chrisser

Don’t be too hard on her.

It passed her spell-check.

< / sarcasm


6 posted on 08/15/2010 3:08:41 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

That’s what happens when people let computers do their thinking for them.....


7 posted on 08/15/2010 3:13:47 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: prisoner6
.next car will porbably be a Ford or some other make made mostly in the south of midwest. Hyundai, Kia, Subaru et al.

Something made in the U.S., not necessarily by a US company, and certainly not by a company owned by 0Dumbo. Ford, Toyota or Honda come to mind. I've gained new respect for Ford for not drinking Hussain's Kool-Aid during the bailouts.

8 posted on 08/15/2010 3:14:46 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: prisoner6

The period definitely belongs inside the quotation mark. That’s the rule. Period.


9 posted on 08/15/2010 3:15:03 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: chrisser
Regardless;
Very interesting article - thanks.
10 posted on 08/15/2010 3:15:53 PM PDT by Ganndy (Government is the problem not the solution)
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To: prisoner6
"5. Millionaires All Drive Fancy Cars"

True story: I knew a wealthy timber-baron type gentleman who would put off buying a new truck until his current vehicle wouldn't drive anymore.

The one time I knew him to buy a new truck, he got it home, pulled out a shovel and hit it several times, just so he wasn't worrying himself about scratching it.

And believe it or not, that wasn't the most hilarious thing he ever did. There was one thing that, to this day, was one of the funniest things I've ever seen or heard of.

11 posted on 08/15/2010 3:19:14 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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madame

Sigh...My slight exposure to French...

Will that work as an excuse?

BTW I'd enjoy a discussion on when to include punctuation inside quotations, especially at the end of a sentence.

Bear in mind I daily have to deal with writers using phrases such as "drowned to death" in one instance or "flags at half mast" when intending to refer to flags being flown at half staff.

I am easily distracted!

12 posted on 08/15/2010 3:19:28 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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“BTW ongoing debate about including the period inside the quotes in the above. Last I heard it was up to the writer. Style guides I use in news skirt the issue.”

Universal American usage places commas and periods inside the quotation marks, with minor exception;

He signs his name with an “X”.


13 posted on 08/15/2010 3:23:00 PM PDT by jessduntno (I wonder...how will third Manassas turn out?)
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To: YankeeReb

Yeah, Ozero is planning on sending in his union thugs to take Ford down. That is the ticket, cannot beat them in the free market, resort to extra regular methods to take out the competition.


14 posted on 08/15/2010 3:25:33 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: BykrBayb
Can you attribute?

Would it be acceptable to end a sentence with something similar to this?

The sailor's last gasp was "What happend...mama what happened?"

Bonus if anyone knows that quote from a 1960's film starring Steve McQueen.

15 posted on 08/15/2010 3:25:42 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: jessduntno
That seems to be the way the latest argument is going. See reply number 9 though. I learned that punctuation always went inside quotations marks, however there seems to be some debate over that. I have been called on the carpet for ALWAYS placing them inside.
16 posted on 08/15/2010 3:30:32 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: prisoner6
I remember it from elementary school. I found a link to someone who agrees.

North Carolina State University's Online Writing Lab ~ Questions on Quotation Marks

17 posted on 08/15/2010 3:31:42 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: prisoner6

Bullet ... and can we also have an argument on the use of commas? LOL


18 posted on 08/15/2010 3:33:36 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Dem voters, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when deceived.)
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To: prisoner6

Papillon?


19 posted on 08/15/2010 3:34:36 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

bttt


20 posted on 08/15/2010 3:35:22 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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