to those with such worldly views

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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 8:46am

You might be enlightened to learn how the French look at conditions like ADD/HD.  I find this as fascinating as those sights and smells you brag about, Lol.

 http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/suffer-the-children/201203/why-french-kids-dont-have-adhd

 

 

 

 


 


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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 12:20pm
Now, now Hammer! Some people are not good friends with apostrophes. I must also take issue with what the professor ;) said earlier. Apostrophes may be a kind of punctuation, but where to put them correctly is most definitely [also frequently rendered as "definately"] a question of grammar.
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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 12:32pm

http://www.action-copy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Apostrophe-0.gif

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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 12:40pm
springfever2013 wrote:
<p>That is why many American's move to France to have their children educated there. </p>

What is the reason that Americans move to France to educate their children?

I am thinking a better education. I personally have never done it so can't give you first hand. You would have to ask them.

Been meaning to ask you and keep forgetting if you have ever been to American Jewelry and Loan place. Did you ever seen or met Lee? He is hilarious lol.

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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 12:46pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p><img src="http://www.action-copy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Apostrophe-0.gif" alt="http://www.action-copy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Apostrophe-0.gif" width="450" height="478" /></p>

Awwwww, what a cute little apostrophe!

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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 12:53pm
"Awwwww, what a cute little apostrophe!" -------- Isn't he just? Although he looks all sad inside from being misused.
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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 1:59pm

So I'm just going to sum up my reactions here and call it good for now.

1.  I think the word such (in the title) should have been in quotes and also possibly in capitals and bolded, since the title was meant to imply sarcasm.

2. Things that make you go hmmmmm...a poster puts up an article about a disability that is viewed by the writer of the article and also a whole other country that it is just all bad parenting...because there are several posters' children here who have that disability and it's a good slam on them.  But oops your friend's child has that diagnosis too.  That's bad form, really.

3.  French schools are superior?  I've never heard that--I had heard that about schools in Great Britain-that if you were going to ship your child off to another country, that would be the one.  But ok.

4.  Why is Spring posting to herself asking if she has been to a pawn shop?  Is that in the wrong thread, because if she's not asking herself, who does she think might have stopped by this one particular pawn shop?  There must be a deeper insult implied that will reveal itself after a few more posts. 

So that's it for now folks.  I did almost add a #5 about the disparity in reasoning along the lines of insulting another poster for having too much time on her hands when the author of that has spent a massive amount of time posting on this board lately.  But nah...

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 2:02pm

I quoted from Marla who quoted from me. I was asking HER, not myself. Laughing

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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 2:06pm
So I am pondering this thread, which is oddly amusing in various ways. I guess we must conclude that it is all right, admirable even perhaps, to have visited places like Disney, the fly-over states, the ports called on by cruises that leave from the East Coast somewhere and the places where one's in-laws reside, assuming it is somewhere that could not be deemed glamorous by any stretch of anyone's imagination. But it is a huge no-no to have gone to France. How about Germany? I see some ambivalence there. Italy is probably out too, since David resides there, but might be OK if you are either there on a cruise and only stop for 1-2 days or you are only there to visit the ancestral village outside Bari. It is downright fascinating on a slow Saturday.
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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 2:10pm

So I am pondering this thread, which is oddly amusing in various ways. I guess we must conclude that it is all right, admirable even perhaps, to have visited places like Disney, the fly-over states, the ports called on by cruises that leave from the East Coast somewhere and the places where one's in-laws reside, assuming it is somewhere that could not be deemed glamorous by any stretch of anyone's imagination. But it is a huge no-no to have gone to France. How about Germany? I see some ambivalence there. Italy is probably out too, since David resides there, but might be OK if you are either there on a cruise and only stop for 1-2 days or you are only there to visit the ancestral village outside Bari. It is downright fascinating on a slow Saturday.

That's a shame, who has said that? We plan to visit Italy, Spain, France and Greece one day, probably after the kids have finished school. Right not there are time constraints and financial matters (you know that thing called raising kids lol) that are in the way. 

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Sat, 05-18-2013 - 2:13pm
Insult is always a powerful weapon, isn't it? Right back at ya there... Lol.

 


 


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