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To: Copernicus
I guess you think that printing your opinion in italics and bold makes it more important. Au contraire.

My father, from the Rio Grande Valley, said "nucular" all his life. He was one of the smartest people I have ever known. It didn't seem to bother my mother, who was an English teacher and eventually a dean at a university.

So, get over it.

18 posted on 07/18/2003 7:03:29 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
I guess you think that printing your opinion in italics and bold makes it more important. Au contraire.

Actually, I would prefer to use Edwardian Script Font in eight point type, but I have been advised it is not possible to enable that HTML code on Free Republic. The choice is limited to one of three or four options and I make my selection accordingly.

My father, from the Rio Grande Valley, said "nucular" all his life. He was one of the smartest people I have ever known. It didn't seem to bother my mother, who was an English teacher and eventually a dean at a university.

It is appropriate for a child to honor her father and mother.

Best regards,

28 posted on 07/19/2003 5:44:10 AM PDT by Copernicus (A Constitutional Republic revolves around Sovereign Citizens, not citizens around government.)
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To: Miss Marple; Copernicus
Hi, MM! I'm still a common lurker but not posting much lately - not as much time to do this as I might have. Though it has been a couple weeks since you posted to this thread, I just read it. I would like to second your comment to Coper. You said, "I guess you think that printing your opinion in italics and bold makes it more important. Au contraire..." and continued by talking about your dad and mom and "nucular". The funny part about these "enhancements" to regular text is that I find I totally skip over items written in italics and other "funny" text, and never read them. The long and short of it is that by attempting to draw attention to themselves, people who overuse such devices are simply marginalizing whatever impact their words might have had otherwise. I still don't know what Coper wrote ... but I assume from your comment he was Bush bashing.
72 posted on 08/05/2003 3:26:48 AM PDT by AFPhys (((PRAYING for: President Bush & advisors, troops & families, Americans)))
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To: Miss Marple
Hmm... just slightly further down in the article there are more of those silly posts with the funny script. Someday I may bother to see what those blokes write with that stuff, but not today.
73 posted on 08/05/2003 3:31:22 AM PDT by AFPhys (((PRAYING for: President Bush & advisors, troops & families, Americans)))
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