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Old 05-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #51
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Would you like jalepenos (JAH-LAH-PEN-OHS) with your nachos?
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #52
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I can't believe someone arguing about how hard their job is managing a movie theater lol.
I'm confused, in another thread Houghtham said he was one of those nerds that work at Best Buy ........ Awesome place, they give you a shirt with your name on it.
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Would you like jalepenos (JAH-LAH-PEN-OHS) with your nachos?
Did you learn that phrase from your summer job in Colorado when you were couch surfing off your buddies?
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I'm confused, in another thread Houghtham said he was one of those nerds that work at Best Buy ........ Awesome place, they give you a shirt with your name on it.
You can have different jobs in your life, you know. I bet if you search even harder, you can find instances of me talking about working for the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, a minor league baseball team, a minor league hockey team, going to graduate school, having a degree in German and speaking Latin.

Next you're going to tell me that since I attended high school I never attended elementary school?

Good try, guys. Keep em coming!

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You can have different jobs in your life, you know. I bet if you search even harder, you can find instances of me talking about working for the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, a minor league baseball team, a minor league hockey team, going to graduate school, having a degree in German and speaking Latin.
Awesome I wish I was fluent in a dead language.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #57
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Awesome I wish I was fluent in a dead language.


You're barely fluent in English!

That was a piss poor attempt at Subjunctive Contrary to Fact.

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You're barely fluent in English!

That was a piss poor attempt at Subjunctive Contrary to Fact.

Yes there are justifications for the study of the Latin language but Iím just curious, when does the opportunity arise for you to speak Latin?
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Yes there are justifications for the study of the Latin language but Iím just curious, when does the opportunity arise for you to speak Latin?
When I feel like it, more or less. Usually with friends with whom I've kept in touch from those days. I'm by no means fluent, but you don't study it for seven years and not end up with some sort of ability to speak it, no matter how little it's used in the real world.

I don't think I have ever met a single person who has studied Latin for the sole purpose of speaking it.
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When I feel like it, more or less. Usually with friends with whom I've kept in touch from those days. I'm by no means fluent, but you don't study it for seven years and not end up with some sort of ability to speak it, no matter how little it's used in the real world.

I don't think I have ever met a single person who has studied Latin for the sole purpose of speaking it.
tempus fugit "expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment".
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tempus fugit "expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment".
ignoramus "An extremely ignorant person"
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You're barely fluent in English!

That was a piss poor attempt at Subjunctive Contrary to Fact.

English? Ain't nobody got time for that.

Might not be important to My Little Pony and his awesome business endeavor, but anyone interested in language, law, medicine, etc. would definitely benefit from taking it.
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ignoramus "An extremely ignorant person"
ignoramus "An extremely ignorant person",or a person who studies Latin for seven years .........................
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English? Ain't nobody got time for that.

Might not be important to My Little Pony and his awesome business endeavor, but anyone interested in language, law, medicine, etc. would definitely benefit from taking it.
Yep. I definitely wouldn't be fluent in German without my background in Latin. Nor would I have gotten 3 years of tuition paid for...wait, 4 if you count grad school. 5 if you count the money I was paid to go to grad school.


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English? Ain't nobody got time for that.

Might not be important to My Little Pony and his awesome business endeavor, but anyone interested in language, law, medicine, etc. would definitely benefit from taking it.
Come on "bad eyes" put your pop bottle glasses on and read the thread before you pop off.
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Yep. I definitely wouldn't be fluent in German without my background in Latin. Nor would I have gotten 3 years of tuition paid for.

And at the very least, what is wrong with someone studying something they actually enjoy? Picking up languages and learning something new in that regard is always beneficial. Latin definitely helped with my German as well. Would be beneficial if taking a stroll through Vatican City too.
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Yep. I definitely wouldn't be fluent in German without my background in Latin. Nor would I have gotten 3 years of tuition paid for...wait, 4 if you count grad school. 5 if you count the money I was paid to go to grad school.

And after all that education when did you realize you were "Best Buy" material. Was it when they said son "with you background in Latin and German, we are going to give you your own blue shirt with your name on it".
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And at the very least, what is wrong with someone studying something they actually enjoy? Picking up languages and learning something new in that regard is always beneficial. Latin definitely helped with my German as well. Would be beneficial if taking a stroll through Vatican City too.
That's what I say, and we're raising our kids that way as well. Go to college, get a degree. Study something that interests you while gaining skills in valuable areas. That way if you get to the end of your collegiate career like I did and discover that inter/intra-departmental politics are not something you want to deal with for the rest of your career, you have a valuable skill-set and years of experience to fall back on.

I love it when people put down others' areas of study, to be honest. I absolutely loved college. I rarely skipped class because 75% of the classes were something which fascinated me. I didn't rack up a ton of debt, got paid to teach while going to grad school...used my background to land a job at the theater, and now I've been semi-retired at home with my kids for going on two years.

Yeah, I've made some pretty bad choices.

Enjoy your 9-5's, chumps!

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See thats the difference. I didn't like school so much but I like to work and especially work on big money trials. Then obviously I love music and that is what keeps me going. Retired home with kids just sounds boring to me Houghtam. But.... if you are under 40 and don't have to make money then I guess theater management more lucrative then we all thought. What your wife make all the money?
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Pretty funny watching all the threatened posturing by the resident idiots.

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See thats the difference. I didn't like school so much but I like to work and especially work on big money trials. Then obviously I love music and that is what keeps me going. Retired home with kids just sounds boring to me Houghtam. But.... if you are under 40 and don't have to make money then I guess theater management more lucrative then we all thought. What your wife make all the money?
You would be surprised. I never made six figures, but that's hardly uncommon in that business. Actually it's hardly uncommon in retail management, either. There's a huge stigma attached to retail type management jobs, and they do have their unique challenges, but take best buy for example it's a multi-million dollar business. So is theater management. You work at a theater that handles a million patrons a year, at $10 a ticket and $4 per capita in concessions, well...you do the math, if you can.

Also cut...the idea that staying home with kids is all fun and games is pretty ridiculous. It's about priorities. Do you have kids? What do you think the kids will remember more, that they had a dad who worked their entire life to give them "stuff"? Or that they had a dad who stayed home with them, raised them right, and spent time with them?

In a world where so many people bemoan the state of the family, it never ceases to amaze me how quickly people are to criticize or look down on stay at home parents, particularly dads. That criticism more often than not comes from people who lean conservative, in my personal experience. I have literally no explanation for this. Perhaps you or one of your esteemed colleagues could answer that?

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Pretty funny watching all the threatened posturing by the resident idiots.
It isn't surprising. Most of the people who bash higher education and the pursuit of it are the ones who never took the opportunity to better themselves in that regard.
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