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Riggs:
I'm quite sure you realise he is anything but typical. If he were typical, most of the Americans in this group would make statements similar to his.

And most *do*, because I da bomb diggity!
Oy vey! Jesus Christ! Ay caramba! Madonna mia! And every other racial slur! Oh well, the poor girl is probably just not very bright. Maybe I can tutor her? Steinar Mala sure liked my help, eh, ho?
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CJ:
Just go to Google, click on 'Groups', and then type in "AFU". You'll find it.

Thanks, CJ! At least I can depend on you to tell it like it is. You're much cooler than than the old prunes here. Do you think we should invite some of our friends here to make this place funner? I've been thinking about doing that. It's so boring here now!
Valentine:
Oy! } Ten is short "E". How about "Tet" and "Ted"? Are they both short e's?

Of course. It ain't my fault that youse are dumb.
At any rate, Yogi is definitely* more famous for saying bizarre things than Goldwyn, so why *didn't the poster use "Yogism"?

I know I'm not supposed to be talking to you, but you are certainly giving us plenty of laughs in between the abuse.

David
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CJ has been trying to bring YJ up to his level. I hope he succeeds.
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That could be. But, I don't get it. Because Dan Quayle only spelt something wrong.

Some quotes by Dan Quayle (actual ones, according to Snopes):

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
Mars is essentially in the same orbit . . . Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.
What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared.'
We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.
I stand by all the misstatements that I've made.
I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.

We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.

It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/quayle.htm
It turns out that he didn't actually say
I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.
although it was widely reported that he had. (It was told (not by Quayle) as a joke and picked up as news.)

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Jones:
Hmmm...maybe you people aren't dumb. Maybe you just never learned the vowel sounds in terms of "long" and "short". "Long" and "short" has nothing to do with the actual length of the vowels. It just means that each English vowel has, in general, two different sounds.
Did you people never learn short and long vowel sounds? "Tin" is short

"I";

"teen" is long "I". Ten is short "E".

What I said here holds, except that I made a mistake. "Teen" is long "E*", not long "I". Long "I" would be the sound *I*, just as long "E" is the sound *E*, long "A" is the *A* sound, etc. Long "U" can be either the *U sound or the "oo".
Or you can try saying "sheet" and "sheep" quickly: they won't magically turn into "***" and "ship".

Although there is another way of turning sheep into ***.
which can lead to amusement on one side and embarrassment on the other.

LOL! Yup! Oddly enough, I remember an Asian back who used to work at my town's post office back in the day. I was there, with my parents, odering "sheets" of stamps, when the sheet-stamps first made their debut. The poor guy asked, "how many 'shits' do you want?", and I couldn't help but laugh out loud.
If "ten" has a "short E", what would be an example of a "long E"?

The long "E" is the "beat"/"teen" vowel sound; when I called that the long "I", as above, that was an error.
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CJ:

Just go to Google, click on 'Groups', and then type in "AFU". You'll find it.

Thanks, CJ! At least I can depend on you to tell it like it is.

So when he tells you to use Google, he's helpful, but when we do...

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