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  1. On Profanity and why we don't allow it

    by , 10-04-2013 at 08:18 PM
    A couple of weeks ago I posted an article about the power of words. The topic got started because of a remark about profanity, but was not about profanity itself. However, in the comments session we got into a discussion about profanity. Due to the fact it was a discussion, I didnít have the opportunity to properly formulate the response the topic deserved. Today I started writing a response, but after 2 pages I decided it would be an article in its own right.

    So, about profanity ...
  2. Cutlers to Her Majesty.

    by , 09-29-2013 at 10:52 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by manah View Post
    For about seven years I tried to find razor with the stamp "Cutlers to Her Majesty". Here're some old threads:
    I've seen different knives and razor boxes with such stamp, but never on the razor blade. And here it is - Harrison Brothers & Howson, Sheffield.
  3. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can truly hurt

    by , 09-05-2013 at 04:18 PM
    I know, this is not how the saying goes. But it should. Recently we had a situation where someone was upset that we deleted his post because he used offensive language. Or as he said it: people say he has a potty mouth, but he sees it as just using the words of a language to express himself, and words don't hurt.

    This made me reflect. That concept of 'sticks and stones' is as common as it it wrong. Yes, sticks and stones may break your bones. But that can heal. You can learn martial ...

    Updated 09-05-2013 at 04:21 PM by Bruno

  4. Useful hyperlinks for new folks

    by , 06-05-2013 at 04:35 PM
    Here are links I wish I could include in everything I post...

    Local Help (a list of members who can provide face-to-face help)

    Meetups (see if there's one coming up near you, or launch one if there isn't)

    Hanging Hair Test (limits of its utility, how to calibrate your own)

    For local help and meetups, it's helpful if you fill in the location part of your profile. Include your state; sometimes we'll search the membership lists by state to send out ...
  5. roughkype's test blog entry

    by , 06-02-2013 at 03:33 AM
    Hey, I can hyperlink to my heart's content here! Just checking. Watch this space.
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