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Discs

Postby Raptor » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:55 am

I just want to know, since the word "disc" is based on "discus", does that mean it's OK to throw them? :p
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Re: Discs

Postby Packbat » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:24 am

That depends on a number of complicated factors, unless it's an AOL disc. In which case it is mandatory.
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Re: Discs

Postby Tailsteak » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:59 pm

There are many key factors here.

1) What sort of disc is it?
2) What/who is your target, if any?
3) How hard do you intend to throw it?
4) Is there any particularly important information on the disc?

All issues must be considered before a judgement can be rendered.

This is serious business.
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Re: Discs

Postby Tropylium » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:22 pm

Packbat wrote:That depends on a number of complicated factors, unless it's an AOL disc. In which case it is mandatory.

No, you need to mail them to this guy:
http://www.penfold.net/coastergarden.html
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Re: Discs

Postby Felblood » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:35 am

They make for cheap clay pigeons.

<--Is totally not a redneck.

<--Is a hick.
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Re: Discs

Postby Tailsteak » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:28 am

*looks to the left*

What are you pointing at? I don't know if it's displayed differently in your browser, but in mine, your username is on the right.

Also, what exactly do you feel is the central difference between a hick and a redneck?
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Re: Discs

Postby Tropylium » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:16 pm

Observed today: usage of "<--" as a lexicalized internet slang pronoun?
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Re: Discs

Postby doctor100 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:42 pm

hick v redneck? well as a Hillbilly, I believe I am authorized to contribute. The distinctions are not as clearly cut as gook vs nerd; but I think I can put some sense into it.

Hick is rural
Redneck is rural and development
Hillbilly is very rural
(I always thought that hicks were in the woods of the areas that rednecks inhabit)

Hicks are poor
Rednecks are middle class
hillbillies are a mostly poor Aristocratic social culture

Hicks are forest (I think)
Rednecks are agriculture
Hillbillies are hills and mountains

Hicks are ignorant
Rednecks are opinionated
Hillbillies are both

Rednecks listen to country
Hillbillies and hicks(?) listen to mountain music

Rednecks are normally with the times (class and location)
While hillbillies normally are not.
Hicks might be.

Hicks are independent
Rednecks are nuclear family
Hillbillies are clans

Of course, a lot has to do with self identification, and stereotypes never apply to everyone; understand i identify my culture, not myself. And of course, I could be very wrong, should you ask someone else.
Particularly considerign that so much of morality is emotional based 'not to hurt people' 'don't be mean' 'build community' 'listen' 'be humble', a logical answer doesn't present itself, the problems exist in an emotional framework.
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Re: Discs

Postby Felblood » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:43 pm

Normally, my avi would be
<--right there, but this forum displays them on the right.

Doh!


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Hicks and Rednecks often share the same habitat (agricultural communities near game bearing forests).

You can differentiate the two as the rednecks are drunker and spend more time shooting things.

The hicks still shoot things, and blow stuff up for kicks, they just don't make a whole lifestyle out of it.

You can be born a hick, but a redneck is something you grow up to be. My mother didn't raise me to be a soppy, redneck mud-bogger, who does nothing but sit in a duck blind drinking beer all day. (Anyone who intends to defend the practice of mud-bogging should know right now that I'm dogmatic and mean about this one.)

Sure, it's a fine and honorable thing to hunt animals for food, but you got to have some class about it. Respect the lives of the things you kill, and never carry a fire-arm when you're sloshed.
It's a matter of attitude. Sure we're rural, but that doesn't mean we're stupid or ignorant (though we do tend to be badly educated).

--at least, that's how we define them out here. I honestly can't speak for other dialects, and there is the whole quantum theory of word meanings (words are like electrons, in that they only probably occupy a given point, in a given situation) to consider.
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