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Old 12-12-2005, 01:59 PM   #61
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Gummint is more a "good ol' boy" term, sort of like "bidness"...
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:03 PM   #62
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Ive heard it said that way phonetically here before, but it would be considered ebonics here; to say that nicely.
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Eridanus is almost there.. Don't just 'ply him with brochures'.. buy him the G*D* thing!

What are you, a cheapskate or something?

Whenever I visit my mom I end up scoping out something ratty and I go out and replace it, bring it home and set it up for her. Half of the reluctance is that, at a certain age, one just doesn't have the energy to research new purchases, either... or deal with setting them up and whatnot.

Would she ever have bought a computer? No, but she makes occasional use of the one I got her. Her all-time favorite, though, is the personal copier, since now she doesn't have to run down to the library or the Store 24 or whatever to make one copy.

Christmas is just around the corner!


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p.s. I put "gummint" in the class with "revenoo-ers" -- kinda white trash / southern
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Old 12-12-2005, 02:15 PM   #64
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Eridanus and you are probably right about that.* *Ive said that before too on these boards about him.* He's saved so long I think he forgot what the purpose is for, and, yeah, it might not even be worth the hassle for him.

I'd offered to help him set this stuff up before, but, honestly, I cant really afford to buy items this expensive for him (with my money).* I get him reasonable gifts of course (got him a 100 dollar Kloss radio last year), but we dont make enough to buy 2K dollar+ flat-panel TVs for my parents.

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p.s. I put "gummint" in the class with "revenoo-ers" -- kinda white trash / southern
Do you live in the south?* I can assure you its ebonics talk here.* *It right along side with the letter "R" said "R-ruh", Milk pronounced Murk, Police accented as PO- lice, etc.

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I'm sure this will be debated, but Ebonics has its roots from the south, so that's why there's a similarity. My Granddad was a good ol' boy with a 6th grade education from Nof Cu-lie-nuh, and he'd say things like "gummint"
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Ive heard it said that way phonetically here before, but it would be considered ebonics here;* to say that nicely.
Funny how the guy who thinks everyone is racist is only too happy to fault someone for a supposed use of "ebonics, to say that nicely."

Az, I've pulled things out of my ass that had more intelligence and charm than you could aspire to. Drop dead, you backwater bureaucrat asshole.
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Maybe we can all be as pleasant as you obviously are someday, Brewer.
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I'm sure this will be debated, but Ebonics has its roots from the south, so that's why there's a similarity. My Granddad was a good ol' boy with a 6th grade education from Nof Cu-lie-nuh, and he'd say things like "gummint"
We could do that, but someone would just end up getting offended. I say that future tense cause i'm not counting Brewer. He's obviously residing in left field.
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**** you, Ass-anon.
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Azanon & brewer12345:

I remind you the purpose of this forum is to discuss FIRE related topics. We all stray off-topic and Dory and his henchpersons moderators generally give pretty wide lattitude to almost any discussion. However, when such discussions revert to the exchange of insults and name-calling, then you are going down a road we don't travel on this forum.

Please cease and desist.

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Then I humbly submit that you don't make enough to buy them for yourselves.

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I'm not even offended anymore. *When someone discredits themselves so severely by their behavior and words, why in the world would i give it any weight? * Exactly..... I don't.
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I'm sure this will be debated, but Ebonics has its roots from the south, so that's why there's a similarity. My Granddad was a good ol' boy with a 6th grade education from Nof Cu-lie-nuh, and he'd say things like "gummint"
There's a lot of differences in dialect even among regions within the South. I've heard "gummint" from many a white person's mouth in VA/NC/SC. Including relatives from the NC mountains. Black people use it too. But I assumed Brewer was using it to poke fun at reticent gummint-fearing good ole boys.
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Then I humbly submit that you don't make enough to buy them for yourselves.

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LOL. *Maybe i should buy everyone on this forum one, kinda like Opera did with the pontiacs! * *

Everyone gets an LCD!

Seriously, my dad probably does think I can't afford it either. *I guess he'll (and you) just have to be frustrated and perplexed how i continue to succeed fiscally, month after month. *

I wonder why you guys hoarde. *You wonder why i enjoy my money. *We can just wonder at each other!
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On topic, we always notice that Christmas brings out the differences between us and the spenders in our families. On the way home from Thanksgiving, my DH said that he finally realized that his sister and BIL think we are poor, because we don't have a television and we drive old cars. I told him that was a good thing, as they wouldn't expect very nice gifts from us! It is hard to explain why we are savers, not spenders, but it is more than just saving for the future, we actually get a great deal of satisfaction out of saving money and finding ways to enjoy life without spending money to do it. Any time spent in the developing world will give a greater perspective on the joy of not spending. I don't really have a solution to the huge chasm between us and the spenders, except if they start a conversation about retirement, I eagerly encourage them that it's not too late and use our (relative) success as an example. But, we've lost a few friends to the LBYM lifestyle we've chosen. I hope we'll find new friends as we get closer to the date...9 years from today, I hope (DH is 43 today)!
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I just think a super goal would be to shoot for both; meaning both spender and saver. I know that's mostly a state of mind, but I really believe in that balance, provided one has enough income to work with. I believe to some extent, i'm pulling that off.
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LOL. *Maybe i should buy everyone on this forum one, kinda like Opera did with the pontiacs! * *

Everyone gets an LCD!

Seriously, my dad probably does think I can't afford it either. *I guess he'll (and you) just have to be frustrated and perplexed how i continue to succeed fiscally, month after month. *

I wonder why you guys hoarde. *You wonder why i enjoy my money. *We can just wonder at each other!
I've never been to the "Opera". If I knew they were giving away cars,
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LOL! I really need to start proofing my posts.
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I think it was Cut Throat that said it recently on another thread. *Something like "....life is about balance." *

Saving and spending should be a balance. *The balance will be unique for each of us and our unique viewpoints and beliefs. *What appears to be hoarding to one person may be conservative spending to another. *

AZ, I don't know you or your father but based only on the information provided here it would seem that you two are on opposite ends of the spending spectrum. *He may see a new TV as an unnessary expense. *If the set works for him then he sees no need to replace it. *HDTV is not a priority with many. *My wife does not care either way if a show is HD or not. *It is not important to her. *I would rather see one on HD than on analog TV by far; that is my thing and not hers. *His motivation is not the same as yours or mine. *

I tend to be an early adopter...I know what that costs me but I choose to spend my allocated "play" money on electronic stuff. *I also save an adequate amount of $$ for retirement and for cash payments of my toys. * That is my balance. *I save what I need to and spend what I want; the key is balance.

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