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not that I can ever make it to the monthly meeting...


I got the email today and the monthly meeting was yesterday.

so WTF?

seems pretty retarded to me.

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An anonymous cow! (Christian Edstrom) (not verified)

good grief. anger management much?

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Neile (not verified)
"""good grief""?"

"Not nececessarily. Depends on which dictionary Greg's using.

While often used as an insult to one's intelligence, ""retarded"" also means ""delayed"". So, in that sense Greg is simply pointing up the issue rather than making a characterization.


4 entries found for ""retarded"".

retard1 (P)Pronunciation Key(r-trd)
v. retarded, retarding, retards
v. tr. To cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede.
v. intr. To be delayed.
n. A slowing down or hindering of progress; a delay.
Music. A slackening of tempo.

[Middle English retarden, from Old French retarder, from Latin retardre: re-, re- + tardre, to delay (from tardus, slow).]
retarder n.

retarded (P)Pronunciation Key(r-trdd)
adj. Often Offensive. Affected with mental retardation.

Occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed.

Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


Pronunciation: ri-'trd-&d
Function: adjective: slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development, characterized by mental retardation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.


adj: relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; ""providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded""

ant: precocious

Source: WordNet 2.0, 2003 Princeton University



In the interests of time, I'll leave off exploration of the ""pretty"" modifier and will privately play around with the Massachusetts/Kennedy-esque pronunciation.


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Michael Casey (not verified)

This post and this board may serve many interests, but time is not one of them.

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An anonymous cow (not verified)

"Hi Neile,

I was commenting on the ""What the F?"" comment... Cows are generally offended by swearing.

An anonymous cow."

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chim chim (not verified)
I was referring to the f

Cows are easily offended. Especially fat ones. While often used as an insult to one's intelligence, or as a naughty word to get someone's attention, f also has the meanings listed below. So, in that sense Greg is simply pointing up the issue rather than making a characterization.

f1 or F ( P ) Pronunciation Key (f)
n. pl. f's or F's also fs or Fs
The sixth letter of the modern English alphabet.
Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter f.
The sixth in a series.
Something shaped like the letter F.
F A grade that indicates failing status.
The fourth tone in the scale of C major or the sixth tone in the relative minor scale.
A key or scale in which F is the tonic.
A written or printed note representing this tone.
A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this tone.

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An anonymous cow (not verified)

"Yes, I suppose he was expressing his dumbfoundedness by writing the shorthand for ""What the the fourth tone in the scale of C major or the sixth tone in the relative minor scale?""

Assuredly that's it.

- An anonymous cow"

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af (not verified)
Weekly email lists the upcoming monthly meeting every week.

Plus, it's also regularly listed on the NYCC home page (and it's consistently on the second Tuesday of the month).

No excuse not to know when and where the monthly meetings are.

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Carol (not verified)
"Someone look up ""volunteer"""

The e-weekly, like everything else about this club, is put out by a volunteer. Sometimes volunteers end up with other priorities that clash with getting club stuff done. I find it amazing that our e-weekly volunteer gets the job done as well and as consistently as she does, so if she's a day late once or twice a year, what the heck. (Hope that's not offensive to cows.) We're darned lucky to have her doing the job.

But, Greg, we're definitely going to be looking for some volunteers for various jobs in the near future. Can I put your name on the list of people we can call on?

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Carol Wood (not verified)
Like, it's a total nonissue

The May meeting was announced in the weekly emails since May 1, if not sooner.

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