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Old 11-03-2009, 09:50 PM
BlueAngel BlueAngel is offline
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Default Re: 1918 Spanish Flu a Biological Warfare Agent?

Originally Posted by Fahrenheit 912 View Post
Mrs. Angel:

This is what is commonly known as "hyperbole" in English composition. You'll have to look it up...

Lord woman, you "shore is one scrappy li'l thang," as they say down South. You are persistance (squared), or persistence (cubed) even - sorry, no exponential function on this site..

Look, why don't you log off your computer for a while, go and read William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying." I'm reading it again for the second time. The first time I read it I was only 19 years old and really couldn't appreciate it. Now that I'm older I can really appreciate it - it is truely a literary masterpiece. It is filled with every gut-wrenching emotion known to humanity, all expressed in Faulkner's own unique style. That being said, it is not an easy read. Faulkner writes the entire novel in the first person, as told by from the perspective of each individual character in the novel. It is also written, in large part, in a very archaic, rural Southern dialect that even I find hard to penetrate. Read it for content...., read it for feeling. You won't be disappointed....

The internet has its utility - I suppose. It shouldn't be a substitute for anything of worth in the world of literature - it doesn't even come close...
Oh, you were exaggerating.


I thought you truly wrote your way through two children and a divorce and it wasn't just hyperbole.

My comment to you is what is commonly known in English composition as sarcasm.

You'll have to look it up.

I wonder why you would suggest that I log off my computer.

Is that because you are unable to contend with me?

You're a big boy.

You can take it.

It comes with the turf.

If you can't deal with me, just click your heels three times and repeat, "there's no place like home," and, soon, you'll be back in Kansas with TOTO and Auntie Em.

Lord man, you "shore is one scrappy li'l thang,"

Sorry, no exponential function on this site.

P.S. Hope you don't feel like you're laying around dying as you're laying around reading, "As I Lay Dying."

Last edited by BlueAngel : 11-03-2009 at 10:04 PM.
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