• “So nice to see you again Lady TM. We’ve had only your brother to deal with, and sadly without the gracious counter rendered by his sweet and brighter if younger sister.
    How are you, by the way?”

    Blushes Awww… A warm reception from everybody’s favorite doctor, Sir Cystic Crypt. I feel so warm and fuzzy inside. _ I apologize for my long absence. It was no one else’s fault but mine. My grades had started to decline, and I needed Older Brother to pull me away from all the distractions in life so I could better concentrate on my studies. ^^ Have you been treating you sisters well too? ^~

    PS: I am not a young lady yet! ^^;;


  • [quote="TM Moses VII
    PS: I am not a young lady yet! ^^;;
    whoah, not even a young lady yet? how old are you? are you even younger than GeZe? quite well spoken for not even a “young lady” yet…


  • “whoah, not even a young lady yet? how old are you? are you even younger than GeZe? quite well spoken for not even a “young lady” yet…”

    I am still a little new to high school life. :oops:
    I do not consider myself of a suitable age for a learned lady since I lack the proper formalities and decorum. 😞 But I am trying! 🙂


  • i think i would consider you to be a “well learned young lady”, since you can properly use the word “decorum” in a sentence. (many adults i know probably don’t know what the word means, or even how to use it properly)


  • Big words may look stylish, but it is how you use them that counts. At the moment I am trying to revert back to simplistic sentence structure without the needless flowery. That way anybody can read my writings without resorting to a dictionary. I have noticed that there are others that visit this site, and English is not their first language, so I try to write things as readable was possible. As older brother says, it is the “communist approach.” ^_^


  • yeah, but most of the foreign people that visit the site can still speak english pretty well, off the top of my head i can think of : f_alk and fisternis ( i think he’s french) but what you are saying about the flowery stuff is true, i prefer simpler statements over flowery statements when both of them mean the same thing


  • ya gul durn kids, stop with all them fancy learnen words. speak amurican like the rest o uns. we uns is commies 'member?


  • My grades had started to decline, and I needed Older Brother to pull me away from all the distractions in life so I could better concentrate on my studies.

    The Hot War is not yet over, comrade. :-? Still many battles ahead.

    As older brother says, it is the “communist approach.”

    Yes, I despise the “hey, look at my spiffy word content” approach.

    we uns is commies 'member?

    Sure… :roll:


  • @TM:

    Big words may look stylish, but it is how you use them that counts. At the moment I am trying to revert back to simplistic sentence structure without the needless flowery. That way anybody can read my writings without resorting to a dictionary. I have noticed that there are others that visit this site, and English is not their first language, so I try to write things as readable was possible. As older brother says, it is the “communist approach.” ^_^

    With regards to simpler writing - it’s a necessary tool in scientific and medical writing, and is increasingly more important in other scholastic writing. People have lost the ability to be succinct, using many long words where often one short one may convey all that is necessary.


  • Well I guess too often I have to make myself a prostitute in order to appease my vocabulary hungry teachers. Besides, most of my time is spent with kids anyways (yes, I brainwash at an early age 😉), so what’s the need to be verbose?

    But my sister is poet - the exact opposite of you. To be succinct would be the death of her poetry. As long as its readable I won’t have too many qualms with it. 🙂


  • @TG:

    . Besides, most of my time is spent with kids anyways (yes, I brainwash at an early age 😉), so what’s the need to be verbose?

    ohhhh so it seems that TG does have a job… one that involves being with kids alot… maybe he’s a teacher, or some dude from a day care center or something… i didn’t think he was just a slacker who sat around and waited for TM to get home from school so he could play her in A&A…


  • Actually, over the decades and centuries, with the exception of medicaleese and legaleese, writing has become MUCH more succint and simple.

    If you don’t believe me, pick up Dicken’s.


  • i didn’t think he was just a slacker who sat around and waited for TM to get home from school so he could play her in A&A…

    No you have it the exact way around. 😉

    BTW, medicaleese is a word?


  • Neither is legaleese


  • they might not be words, but they should be 😉


  • @yourbuttocks:

    Actually, over the decades and centuries, with the exception of medicaleese and legaleese, writing has become MUCH more succint and simple.

    If you don’t believe me, pick up Dicken’s.

    be careful
    medicalese is a very handy dialect. It helps keep a modicum of power within a certain elite group, and it also serves to make us sounds smarter. “Erythemitus region” sounds much better than “kind of splotchy red patch”. “Afebrile” vs. “normal/low temperature”. “reversible ischaemic neurological deficit” vs. “temporary weakness in one part of the body”.
    Bwa hahahahaha


  • @cystic:

    @yourbuttocks:

    Actually, over the decades and centuries, with the exception of medicaleese and legaleese, writing has become MUCH more succint and simple.

    If you don’t believe me, pick up Dicken’s.

    be careful
    medicalese is a very handy dialect. It helps keep a modicum of power within a certain elite group, and it also serves to make us sounds smarter. “Erythemitus region” sounds much better than “kind of splotchy red patch”. “Afebrile” vs. “normal/low temperature”. “reversible ischaemic neurological deficit” vs. “temporary weakness in one part of the body”.
    Bwa hahahahaha

    Is that one of the reasons the Catholic church abandoned the Latin Mass. It was too hard for the worshipers to understand what was going on, that they began to give up. People would probably get better health care if their doctors would use the common language of the region.


  • @Anonymous:

    @cystic:

    @yourbuttocks:

    Actually, over the decades and centuries, with the exception of medicaleese and legaleese, writing has become MUCH more succint and simple.

    If you don’t believe me, pick up Dicken’s.

    be careful
    medicalese is a very handy dialect. It helps keep a modicum of power within a certain elite group, and it also serves to make us sounds smarter. “Erythemitus region” sounds much better than “kind of splotchy red patch”. “Afebrile” vs. “normal/low temperature”. “reversible ischaemic neurological deficit” vs. “temporary weakness in one part of the body”.
    Bwa hahahahaha

    Is that one of the reasons the Catholic church abandoned the Latin Mass. It was too hard for the worshipers to understand what was going on, that they began to give up. People would probably get better health care if their doctors would use the common language of the region.

    I don’t believe this is likely. Most of us are trained to use simpler words (i was even criticized for asking a standardized patient “does the pain radiate anywhere?” even when i corrected it to “travel”.
    No, people would get better health care if there were more intelligent mechanisms for accessing health care facilities and distributors in place, if people were more “prevention minded”, an increase in evidence, more money in the system (one way or another . . . ) and a billion other changes before “changing the medical lingo”. Most of us are smart enough to know that patients do not understand all the words we may use, so we tailor our discussions to our patients, asking them if there is anything they do or do not understand, etc. Physicians who do not follow this commonsensical approach tend to be older/paternalistic, or arrogant subspeciallists - also paternalistic hotshots. The lingo is handy when discussing with other medical professionals for a number of reasons - mostly because many are descriptive terms that require this alternative.
    At the same time, i recall many loud complaints during anatomy and haematology (study of blood) when we sought to throw out hundreds of years of latin and poor nomenclature in favor of a simpler form of expression . . . .


  • I know what you are talking about CC, the point of Legaleese is to limit the possible interpretations of sentences.


  • i know legaleese fairly well, i have 2 lawyers in my family! 😛


  • I only have one, and he is a patent lawyer.

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