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Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 9:31 am
by Eclogite
Whatever is the correct form of greeting for Thanksgiving day I hereby offer it to all in the colonies.

This also affords me the opportunity to make my annual Thanksgiving joke. In the UK we also celebrate Thanksgiving. It's just the day is different. Our Thanksgiving is on July the 4th.

This year, the first of Trump presidency, our thanks will be especially vocal.

:)

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 9:57 am
by jocular
Happy Therebut day.

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 10:03 am
by NoShips
[quote="Eclogite » November 21st, 2016, 10:31 pm"
This also affords me the opportunity to make my annual Thanksgiving joke. In the UK we also celebrate Thanksgiving. It's just the day is different. Our Thanksgiving is on July the 4th.
)[/quote]


Ha ha!

Totally unrelated, but I watched a documentary last night on the life of Bob Monkhouse (very clever British comedian). He was dying of cancer (poor fellah) when he cracked this one on TV:

Bob: Tell me, doc, how long do I have?

Doc: Ten

Bob: Ten? You mean ten weeks? Ten months?

Doc (looking at watch): Nine

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 10:06 am
by NoShips
Oh please, Teach me how to use this quote function. I'll pay 6000 Burmese Kyat.

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 10:10 am
by jocular
NoShips » November 21st, 2016, 10:06 am wrote:Oh please, Teach me how to use this quote function. I'll pay 6000 Burmese Kyat.

What is the difficulty exactly ?

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 10:19 am
by NoShips
"What is the difficulty exactly ?"

Abject stupidity, I assume.

Well, quoting the entire post is easy enough. But when I try to quote section by section, and respond to each section individually, things go terribly wrong.

The horror, the horror!

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 10:26 am
by jocular
NoShips » November 21st, 2016, 10:19 am wrote:"What is the difficulty exactly ?"

Abject stupidity, I assume.

Well, quoting the entire post is easy enough. But when I try to quote section by section, and respond to each section individually, things go terribly wrong.

The horror, the horror!

Can't you (carefully) delete the parts of the quoted passage you want to omit?

Be very careful how you edit any part of the html tags-if you need to . That can really mess it up.

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 10:27 am
by NoShips
Can't you drop by and instruct me?

How did all you other autodidacts learn? *raises eyebrow*

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 10:40 am
by Eclogite
I use one of three approaches:

Approach 1.Copy the entire quoted post. Make a couple of spaces after the quote. Paste the copy. Repeat for the number of sections I will break my response into. Edit each copy in turn, following with my response.

Approach 2. If the Quote contains further quotes, a sure recipe for a mess, then after the initial quote is repsonded to, simply copy and paste the desired section from the original post. It will not credit the author, but it should be self evident that it is a continuation of the first quote in your post.

Approach 3. Completely screw up either Approach 1 or Approach 2. Delete draft completely. Pretend I didn't plan on saying anything anyway.

These methods are neither copyrighted or patented. Feel free to use them all.

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 10:41 am
by Braininvat
Trial and error? (But leave html brackets intact)

Have a good week all, and suitable adjective thanksgiving to all those Stateside. I will be gone till next Sunday.

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 10:42 am
by NoShips
Ve have vays of evading the quote function. Bwahahahahaha!

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 21st, 2016, 8:22 pm
by ronjanec
Thanks Eclogite! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

Re: Thanksgiving Day

PostPosted: November 23rd, 2016, 12:19 pm
by vivian maxine
To all of you who will be going "over the river", please turn off the motors and be very quiet as you go "through the woods" of Missouri. Our little black bears are just into their "long winter's nap" and we don't want to waken them.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving.