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> NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, SML. That should be: "Old Christopher Johnson (be(e(s))) fine. How is* you?" 0R, mo' literally: "Young Christopher Johnson (be(e(s))) fine. How *is you?"

You do get the reference, right? There were no verbs in the original.

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How old are you? not that there is anything wrong with being a young man in a group of oldsters.

I'm six years shy of Presidential eligibility (in America), but only since I wasn't and only until I'm not.

I gather from the first part that you're 29. I can't gather much from the second, try as I have.
I live in Michigan. I drive an extended-cab pick-up truck, but not just for the hyphens like some people.

I don't approve of pick-up trucks unless the driver is a farmer. Are you a farmer, by chance?
I'd say you have a few things to learn about what constitutes true entertainment.

Partial list of things I do for/consider entertainment: shooting pool, reading, writing, swimming, watching movies, driving, skydiving, working, socializing, long walks in the woods, etc. I don't think I'm that different from most.

All good things, if my suspicion that skydiving would be highly entertaining is true.
A deceitful guttersnipe whose aim in life is to demean or discredit others is not a source I'd look to for entertainment.

I don't listen to Howard Stern either, but I will grant that most of his guests began demeaning themselves long before they wound up on his show. Also, his status of "deceitful" is dubious, at best.

As you've said, you're 29. Not long here, either. Coop lies with impunity, as you'll find out. Being amoral, he sees nothing wrong with it.
MWCD (version 2.5, copyright 1994-6) actually has "guttersnipe" as meaning "street Arab" in addition to meaning a person of the ... that can come in handy. It seems to me that when that word is used, it is not used lightly.

I like the word, too. I admit it didn't fit perfectly in this case, as you implied, so one might prefer to see "white trash" or "trailer park denizen", this being AUE, worked into the sentence.
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Well put (except for the "e") and to the point. I feel the same as you.

To which "e" do you refer? Obviously you and my spell-checker have different aims, as it is reporting zero aberrant .

Best to capitalize "English", especially around here.
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"How old are you? not that there is anything wrong with being a young man in a group of oldsters." Such minor errors are not worthy of note.

If you were a reader instead of a common ***ter, you'd know it was not an error. The question mark, for your edification, not that you can be edified, took the place of a comma in that sentence. It is a device not often seen today, but it, ***, has its place.
Charles Riggs
"How old are you? not that there is anything wrong ... of oldsters." Such minor errors are not worthy of note.

Getting into a war of semantics with a regular from aue who knows better but screwed up would probably end unfavorably for me. I'll let others fight those battles for now. Also, I have seen people use punctuation like that on purpose.

Popular with Oscar Wilde, for one.
When he realized she was a man he thought, "damn! that was close." I realize that in effect that is only slightly different that writing "damn, that was close!" or "damn! That was close." Some people are just that innovative.

I'd like to claim I was being innovative, but my sentence used little more than garden-variety punctuation.
Mike < doesn't mind if the censors replace "damn" with "durn it"[/nq]
Totally up to you, Mike, but since signatures are often snipped by responders, many AUEers use the " " trick in the line above their name to save them the trouble.

Charles Riggs
I'm sure some people in here will know more of ... of arms had up until that point used two unicorns.

Do female unicorns have horns?

Only if females can be horny. (I think the answer is yes.)
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I would think that nature would have designed the unicorn to have the horned sex as a "top".

(Clears throat) Top?

Incorrectly used, naturally enough, so you're right to clear your throat. Two human lovers of the same sex can be a "top" or a "bottom", but the animals in question are male and female.
Of course, I've never seen unicorns locked in an embrace. Maria Conlon

Charles Riggs
I'm six years shy of Presidential eligibility (in America), but onlysince I wasn't and only until I'm not.

I gather from the first part that you're 29. I can't gather much from the second, try as I have.

I've been twenty-nine since I wasn't (ie 28), and I will be until I'm not (ie 30). Its a birthday joke.
I live in Michigan. I drive an extended-cab pick-up truck, but not just for the hyphens like some people.

I don't approve of pick-up trucks unless the driver is a farmer. Are you a farmer, by chance?

No, I'm not a farmer. I approve of pick-up trucks for non-farming purposes. Most of the people in my line of work have pick-up trucks. Good on you, though, for sticking to your minority opinion.
Partial list of things I do for/consider entertainment: shooting pool, ... woods, etc. I don't think I'm that different from most.

All good things, if my suspicion that skydiving would be highly entertaining is true.

It is highly entertaining. Your suspicion is well-founded in this case. Unfortunately, skydiving is not very convenient for me and I've only made eight jumps.
Mike
In a sexual sense "top" and "bottom" refer to the person in the dominant role and the person in the submissive role, respectively. It is not strictly a homosexual term.
Mike
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> NO, NO, NO, NO, ... mo' literally: "Young Christopher Johnson (be(e(s))) fine. How *is* you?"

You do get the reference, right? There were no verbs in the original.

I wouldn't bank on him knowing about ol' Archibald Leach.

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