To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Postby raisindot » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:24 pm

poohcarrot wrote:I've got to play fair and leave you with something to get back at me with, haven't I? :lol:


So, so, predictable you are, Pooh. So much so I predicted it. Note my message hidden away near the very bottom of

http://www.terrypratchett.co.uk/forum/v ... 6&start=60

...predicting you'd post something like this. My prediction was posted an hour before you posted this above.

:D

And, yes, I know you saw that message. And responded to it. Ten minutes after you posted here. You're losing your edge, sir!

:twisted: :) :P

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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:59 pm

:roll: :roll: :roll:
J-I_B wrote:I can't even really count the ways that I disagree with you on this. I think TFE is, if not the the best DW novel, certainly among the top 3, even with the desultory Colon-Nobs subplot.

Have I ever claimed to be the best speller in the world? No.
Did I recently state that my electronic dictionary had broken? Yes.
Have I ever said that it doesn't matter about spelling so long as people understand what you mean? Yes.
Did I pull you up fo a spelling mistake? No.
Did I pull you up for being slapdash and not even bothering to see if you had typed your signature correctly? Yes.
Did I make any comment about the fact that you can't even spell correctly one of the main characters from a DW book you claim is in your top 3? No.
Did it take me less than 30 seconds to find one of your spelling mistakes? Yes.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

...and from the same post:
J-I_B wrote:For the first time, she becomes his true partner, and, by becoming pregnant, she gives transforms Vimes from someone who sees himself as nothing but a copper to a man who will soon have a larger and meaningful purpose in life, creating the 'ultimate' Vimes of Night Watch and Thud!

There are just so many amazing scenes in this book: The bandit attack, where we first see Vimes's cool-and-collected persona emerge;

I reckon there are four mistakes in this bit. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Did I pull you up about them? No.
"Disliking Carrot would be like kicking a puppy."
"You kicked a puppy," Lobsang said accusingly.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:41 pm

Pooh - never change but don't try and kid yourself or us that you've reformed. Restraint in your case means you're busy with something else - like doing some proper writing... :lol:
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Postby raisindot » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:04 pm

Vintage, Pooh! And quite predictable. :D

I generally don't point out spelling/grammar errors of others 1) because, as has been rightly pointed out, I'm guilty of the same and 2) what's the bloody point? But, really, someone had to draw him out of his quite uncharacteristically mellow mood. Glad to oblige, as usual.

How does this relate to "To Kill a Mockingbird?" Well, Pooh does have a certain Dill-ish quality to him, and the literary temperament of Bob Ewell.

:D

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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:06 pm

I was joking when I said I'd reformed. I was joking about saying I deliberately made a mistake with the hyphon. :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:07 pm

Ah, but J-I_B can you find the four mistakes? 8)
Feel free to take as much time as you want. :lol:
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Postby raisindot » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:45 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Ah, but J-I_B can you find the four mistakes? 8)
Feel free to take as much time as you want. :lol:


I waste neither time nor effort to try to find my own mistakes...at least not on forum postings. Life is far too short. If others wish to do so and aim a verbal arrow at my fumble-fingered expense (as many certainly have done in the past), I'm quite fine with painting a bulls-eye on my back to facilitate matters...as long as I'm not treated like poor Tom Robinson, the ill-fated racial scapegoat of "To Kill a Mockingbird," which is, after all, the topic of this discussion.

:)

Besides, my troll-thinking-helmet is on the fritz so I couldn't do it even if I wanted to.

:D

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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:42 pm

Just for the record here are the mistakes. :lol:
J-I_B wrote:For the first time, she becomes his true partner, and, by becoming pregnant, she gives transforms Vimes from someone who sees himself as nothing but a copper to a man who will soon have a larger and meaningful purpose in life, creating the 'ultimate' Vimes of Night Watch and Thud!

There are just so many amazing scenes in this book: The bandit attack, where we first see Vimes's cool-and-collected persona emerge;
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:14 am

Have you two finished yet? :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:00 am

Not nearly, I suspect :roll:
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:29 am

He's funny! :lol:
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Postby raisindot » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:02 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Have you two finished yet? :lol:


Nope. You may have to create a special discussion area just for us. And then quarantine it. Even then, there's no guarantee leakage won't occur.

:o

But at least I'm somehow trying to bring the actual discussion topic into this...as lame as the attempts may be.

:D

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Postby raisindot » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:03 pm

poohcarrot wrote:He's funny! :lol:



Ditto. :D

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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:15 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Have you two finished yet? :lol:

I have! :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:51 pm

i bet she hasnt tho :lol: :lol:
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