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danyuk



Joined: 17 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 4:14 am    Post subject: Philosophy Grad's!! Reply with quote

Just wondering how many Philosophy Grads are out there...how many of us who cant hack the idea of boring sell-out careers in the uk/us/wherever...
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Roch



Joined: 24 Apr 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, count me in except I'm a capitalist pig philosopher and want capitalism to sell everybody out.
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danyuk



Joined: 17 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is this because u believe their naivity entitles them to be fucked over? lol
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panthermodern



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Location: Taxronto

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's me.

I like working in Korea because it is almost never boring and that I do not have to work conventional hours.
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Saori



Joined: 12 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, philosophy grad.

Oh, I'd happily sell out for a boring job elsewhere if it paid enough. But my student loan was calling.
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gang ah jee



Joined: 14 Jan 2003
Location: city of paper

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one course away - logic 213. i specialised in philosophy of language and mind. graduated in religious studies though.

edit: just so no-one thinks PHIL grads can't do the grammar or the spelling or the punctuation, could someone please take the typo out of the thread title?
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Ody



Joined: 27 Jan 2003
Location: over here

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm a 1st cousin: a fine arts grad.

' didn't know i would like teaching, but i do.
now if i could only find a u. job that gives me more time to make art. Confused


~ody

ps: i second taking the typo out of the thread title.
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danyuk



Joined: 17 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2003 2:08 am    Post subject: dont mean 2 sound silly... Reply with quote

why cant we spell....where and what is the typo...I know this must sound silly, but im not exac with it at the mo...
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richardIII



Joined: 03 Jun 2003
Location: Auckland NZ

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2003 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not so much a typo as a common gramatical error. The person who created this thread may well suffer from Apostrophe Surplus Syndrome.

The apostrophe is used to indicate possession or omitted letter(s). For example:

John's car = the car belonging to John
students' books = the books belonging to the students.
Isn't = is not, the apostrophe replaces the letter "o"

The apostrophe is not simply inserted whenever the letter "s" appears.
So, the cat's sat on the mat's is WRONG. But the cat's mother sat on the mats is right.

So, the title of this thread is poor english. Unless you wish to argue that in grad's, the apostrophe replaces "uate". But you don't have much of a case - grad is a recognise abbreviated word, so is grads and the apostrophe rarely replaces more than one letter that is traditionally swallowed anyway.

So there you have it - and I'm the apostrophe ninja! So don't mess with me.


An interesting possibility is created by Samoan names that include apostrophes. These apostrophes' significance might be in the fact they are pronunciation guides or something, I don't do foriegn punctuation.
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danyuk



Joined: 17 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apostrophe surplus syndrome, lol!!

always in a rush, should try 'n think tings through!
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denz



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: soapland. alternatively - the school of rock!

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2003 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

richardIII wrote:
[... blah blah pedantry...] I don't do foriegn [sic] punctuation.


denz
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saw6436



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: Daejeon, ROK

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:05 pm    Post subject: Fat cat? Reply with quote

So, a single cat sat on several mats. Were they stacked mats? Or just a fat cat?
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richardIII



Joined: 03 Jun 2003
Location: Auckland NZ

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2003 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said, I'm the apostrophe ninja, not the spelling ninja. Besides, if I didn't make a deliberate mstake, the ironic effect of my affected pedantry would be affected.

My money's on stacked mats. Or the cat sat on several mats one after the other. English is notoriously vague. This phrase can be translated a suprisingly massive number of ways into French for example.
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denz



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: soapland. alternatively - the school of rock!

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2003 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richardIII wrote:
Like I said, I'm the apostrophe ninja, not the spelling ninja. Besides, if I didn't make a deliberate mstake, the ironic effect of my affected pedantry would be affected.


avast ye apostrophe' ninja. walk da plank wit' ya.
arrr'rr.

denz - pirates' of pedants'
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cohke666



Joined: 03 Apr 2003
Location: California USA

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2003 6:09 pm    Post subject: phil grad Reply with quote

did the philosophy thing, don't care about proper english though, too much analysis is done on english and language in general, screw that as long as I know what your sayin it's ok I have the imagination to figure out most of it, besides if it wasn't for bad english how would the american and canadien version of english have ever came about from that stuff they use on the islands?
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