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Old 05-24-2016, 03:49 AM
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"The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum. "
— Adlai E. Stevenson

Guest on 2009-02-13 20:37:45
COOL

blies on 2011-01-31 20:45:51
trammeled is a new word for me

Lurker on 2011-03-22 00:21:26
Untrammeled? And not a typo. That's the real quote.

montyb on 2012-06-21 23:44:58
Trammel: a hinderance.

ruxpin66 on 2015-06-07 03:09:03
I learned a new word! I learned a new word! "Free." What is this?

Unattributed on 2015-08-07 03:40:38
Free (adjective): untrammeled.

pegxpeg on 2016-01-16 07:22:39
Hey Unattributed, I'd love to talk to you about some of your quotes.

LLapp on 2016-03-21 19:36:27
You guys crack me up.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:16 AM
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Default Thanks Llapp

Thanks for starting this thread. It's brought a lot of smiles to my face over the past several weeks. I suspect it will stay alive for quite a while.
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:37 PM
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It is one of the best threads ever, Llapp! Here's more of monty's delightful wit:

"Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. "
— Florence Scovel Shinn

montyb on 2013-10-16 15:03:39
Ask any lemming.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:14 PM
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Default It takes a village to make a thread

Oddcouple and Universalmom, and others too, thanks for throwing me a thank-you! For a while before I started this, I was fairly bursting with the need to put some of this group's brilliant retorts and message-in-a-bottle conversations in one place. The group has really gotten into it, and it is SO gratifying!! You folks have made this thread into a delightful repository in a fairly short time. I have laughed out loud many times just scanning through the posts.

Lisa
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:19 PM
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Default A reminder about posting classic comments . . .

Hey youse guys,

This thread has been more fun than I ever expected. And now that we are on page 26 (unbelievable -- in 8 weeks), I want to put out this reminder about posting.

You don't have to post every comment from the quote's comment box.

In other words:

* You can post just a single comment out of a longer thread, or some, or most, or all of them. Your choice.

* You can omit in-between comments that are unrelated to the magic.

* Do keep each comment itself just as it was, though.

I personally prefer the pared-down-thread approach when preserving a "best of" moment. BUT paring down the thread is just an option. If you like the unabridged approach, go for it -- there is also magic in seeing a classic moment against the background of everyday banter. Kinda like the setting for a diamond.

Thanks, everyone, for this amazing thread.

Lisa

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Old 05-24-2016, 03:24 PM
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"Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection."
— Frank H. Cheley

montyb on 2013-04-06 18:48:02
I had my innoculations.

LLapp on 2015-03-01 14:58:32
And the mother? Hello?

abra on 2015-08-09 14:16:04
Yes, what's the matter with you, Frank. In most homes, the mother is extremely involved in character development.

SippyGurl on 2015-10-10 00:43:41
i guess mother is the home

universalmom on 2016-01-28 15:06:14
Okay Mr. Cheley, but why use such an icky metaphor?
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:29 PM
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i'm also a "parer"--especially of things like "53 seconds" and long rants.
(i don't edit any of the comments though--that's a no-no!)
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:26 AM
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"When you gamble with safety, you bet your life."
— Unattributed

chopstix on 2013-04-15 19:47:55
sounds like a Nevadan public safety announcement

montyb on 2014-12-16 09:27:45
Oops! Almost bet my wife.

universalmom on 2015-02-02 05:04:51
Hahaha…dangerous thing to do, monty!
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Old 05-25-2016, 01:22 AM
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Default Double the Monty

"We can bear to be deprived of everything but our self-conceit. "
— William Hazlitt

montyb on 2013-06-10 13:49:03
Well I am one absolutely fabulous specimen of humanity who gets along splendidly without any self-conceit.

montyb on 2014-12-29 15:22:32
Oh Monty, you are too modest.
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:24 PM
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Default Another one from Monty . . .

"Books are the money of Literature, but only the counters of Science. " — Thomas H. Huxley

kjmcaj on 2013-05-16 21:14:51
46 seconds.

LLapp on 2015-07-28 18:45:29
What?

montyb on 2016-05-16 08:08:43
He said, "46 seconds."


Monty, thank you for making me laugh out loud!
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