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Old 07-28-2017, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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I was actually more disturbed by the "repremented" ...sorry. Could hardly concentrate on the subject matter. Obviously a First World problem and obviously bothering me, not the OP.
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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I just got repremented by a friend after correcting her about the sun setting. I said, the sun is not setting, as if it is actively doing anything. The sun never actually sets or rises. The sun is fixed as in the center of the universe. So we either move into the suns rays (rising) or away (setting). Does this bug anyone else?
Nope. It's a colloquialism. If you got mad at all of the, it would a full time job.

Reprimanded btw.

And if we are talking about reprimanding people the sun is the center of the SOLAR SYSTEM. Not the universe. Maybe she should have repremented you?
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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OP seems nowhere in sight. He's probably embarrassed about his spelling failure. I do hope he returns, because at least some of us sincerely wish him well. :hand:

Even "nice" City-Data can be pretty brutal sometimes. On another thread I've recently been roundly put down and ridiculed, and it's hard to take.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:44 AM
 
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OP seems nowhere in sight. He's probably embarrassed about his spelling failure. I do hope he returns, because at least some of us sincerely wish him well. :hand:

Even "nice" City-Data can be pretty brutal sometimes. On another thread I've recently been roundly put down and ridiculed, and it's hard to take.
Just like most forums. Some users post really moronic things therefore they should be subjected to scrutiny.
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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That's gotta hurt - OOF!!!!
I don't prattle on about the supposed horrors of how others use the language.

I have no issue with the OP's mistakes... except that he spews them while selectively whining about those of others.

So, no, the mistakes I make, and I suspect that I probably slip one or more into most of my posts, don't 'hurt' at all. They're not an issue because I'm not starting threads haranguing others about theirs. I will, however, point those out by the holier-than-thou "How can you use such improper English!?" crowd whose grammatical house is not in order as they castigate others for the same offense.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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Nope... sunrise, sunset work for me. Whether factually correct or not ... everyone knows what I mean when I say sunrise or sunset. Semantics is all it is.
This!
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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The sun is 400 times larger than the diameter of the moon and its also 400 times farther than the moon to the earth. Quite a coincidence.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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The sun is 400 times larger than the diameter of the moon and its also 400 times farther than the moon to the earth. Quite a coincidence.
Wow, really? This is so cool. I don't know what it means, but I don't believe in coincidence. It ALL means something. In my view.
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Old 08-23-2017, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I just got repremented by a friend after correcting her about the sun setting. I said, the sun is not setting, as if it is actively doing anything. The sun never actually sets or rises. The sun is fixed as in the center of the universe. So we either move into the suns rays (rising) or away (setting). Does this bug anyone else?
If you are going to go all pedantic on someone, don't just stick your toe in, dive in all the way. The sun is neither fixed, nor the center of the universe.
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