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Message 103992 - Posted: 17 Apr 2021, 17:04:44 UTC - in response to Message 103979.  

It's not that infectious.
That statement alone qualifies you as the biggest fool on the planet.
You snipped the part where I was referring to you passing it between houses through a brick wall. If you stay inside your house, it doesn't matter if your neighbours all have it.
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Message 103994 - Posted: 17 Apr 2021, 17:23:57 UTC

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Sorry if I misunderstood your intent, but as worded, it seemed that you were trying to downplay the virulence of the COVID virus.
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Message 103995 - Posted: 17 Apr 2021, 17:31:23 UTC - in response to Message 103994.  

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Sorry if I misunderstood your intent, but as worded, it seemed that you were trying to downplay the virulence of the COVID virus.
In reply to "how do you avoid an entire population of infectious persons?" I said "You can't give it to your neighbour if either of you are indoors. It's not that infectious."
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Message 103998 - Posted: 17 Apr 2021, 18:05:46 UTC - in response to Message 103995.  

...It's not that infectious.


I guess you have not seen, read or heard of the HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS VARIENTS (U.K. & BRAZILIAN, AFRICAN) spreading through the world?
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Message 104002 - Posted: 17 Apr 2021, 20:27:37 UTC - in response to Message 103995.  

Well...
Sorry if I misunderstood your intent, but as worded, it seemed that you were trying to downplay the virulence of the COVID virus.
In reply to "how do you avoid an entire population of infectious persons?" I said "You can't give it to your neighbour if either of you are indoors. It's not that infectious."

Open window, gust of wind, now the entire neighborhood has it.
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Message 104017 - Posted: 19 Apr 2021, 17:54:26 UTC - in response to Message 104002.  

Well...
Sorry if I misunderstood your intent, but as worded, it seemed that you were trying to downplay the virulence of the COVID virus.
In reply to "how do you avoid an entire population of infectious persons?" I said "You can't give it to your neighbour if either of you are indoors. It's not that infectious."

Open window, gust of wind, now the entire neighborhood has it.
Nope, too diluted. If it was that infectious, everyone would have it by now, which would mean there's no point in trying to contain it anyway.
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Message 104020 - Posted: 20 Apr 2021, 4:14:15 UTC - in response to Message 104017.  

Ask India.
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Message 104027 - Posted: 20 Apr 2021, 17:51:09 UTC - in response to Message 104020.  
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Ask India.
Aren't their neighbour's windows 2 feet away?
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Message 104039 - Posted: 21 Apr 2021, 7:30:32 UTC

Guilty!
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Message 104040 - Posted: 21 Apr 2021, 11:22:33 UTC

Lynched.
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Message 104048 - Posted: 21 Apr 2021, 17:40:05 UTC
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Guilty of what? Did I put the apostrophe in the wrong place?
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Message 104060 - Posted: 22 Apr 2021, 13:55:47 UTC

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Message 104061 - Posted: 22 Apr 2021, 15:23:22 UTC

Guilty!

Guilty of what? Did I put the apostrophe in the wrong place?

Lynched.

Well I know several people who would mandate that punishment for getting an apostrophe wrong!
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Message 104107 - Posted: 25 Apr 2021, 18:26:27 UTC - in response to Message 104060.  

dense
Is this a word game?
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Message 104108 - Posted: 25 Apr 2021, 18:26:49 UTC - in response to Message 104061.  

Well I know several people who would mandate that punishment for getting an apostrophe wrong!
Isn't there medication for that?
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Message 104123 - Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 13:34:10 UTC - in response to Message 104108.  

Well I know several people who would mandate that punishment for getting an apostrophe wrong!
Isn't there medication for that?

Yes. It's called a 4x2 delivered to the back of the skull.
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Message 104128 - Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 16:29:02 UTC
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What would be the meaning if the apostrophe were removed?

A sign outside a block of flats, “Residents’ refuse to be placed in bins."

or getting away from the apostrophe, see how punctuation completely changes the meaning of this string of words.

“A woman, without her man, is nothing,”

“A woman: without her, man is nothing.”
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Message 104131 - Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 17:31:55 UTC - in response to Message 104123.  
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Well I know several people who would mandate that punishment for getting an apostrophe wrong!
Isn't there medication for that?
Yes. It's called a 4x2 delivered to the back of the skull.
Is that a 2x4 held sideways for a higher force per surface area?
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Message 104132 - Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 17:34:34 UTC - in response to Message 104128.  

What would be the meaning if the apostrophe were removed?

A sign outside a block of flats, “Residents’ refuse to be placed in bins."

or getting away from the apostrophe, see how punctuation completely changes the meaning of this string of words.

“A woman, without her man, is nothing,”

“A woman: without her, man is nothing.”
That reminds me of:

“Let’s eat Grandma" becomes "Let’s eat, Grandma”, punctuation saves lives.
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Message 104134 - Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 18:26:31 UTC - in response to Message 104131.  

Well I know several people who would mandate that punishment for getting an apostrophe wrong!
Isn't there medication for that?
Yes. It's called a 4x2 delivered to the back of the skull.
Is that a 2x4 held sideways for a higher force per surface area?

The only instructions seen, say "Try to always use a flat surface, otherwise it could get messy."
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