Why do some of you use make-a-layman-scratch-head kinda words?

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Hmmm.

Intelligent people try to communicate their message in the most effective way possible; they don't use "big" words unless they are trying to make a strong point. Jerks are usually the ones who use "big" words to try to impress you but that's because they are generally spewing garbage (economists, in particular).
 
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I don't think many people are noticing that the type of scenario they are imagining is not at all similar to the one the OP is flustered by based on his example
 
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I don't think many people are noticing that the type of scenario they are imagining is not at all similar to the one the OP is flustered by based on his example
No kidding, his example is a song from Mary Poppins? In other words nonsense? Was intentionally not included in the op and wasted member's time?

What is a mythical creature similar to an orc?
 
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What is a mythical creature similar to an orc?
In Tolkien's mythology, the nearest is a goblin... but orcs show up in different forms in different creators' work.
 
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In Tolkien's mythology, the nearest is a goblin... but orcs show up in different forms in different creators' work.
Guess again, starts with a "t", not as intelligent as an orc.
 
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Pffft. What a silly subject to troll about.
 
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Can one discuss interacting galaxies without using phrases like "peculiar motion", for instance? It's a very simple concept, but not one that would come up when talking to the clerk at the convenience store when waiting for your change. Not big words, not hard to parse, but the phrase is used in a scientifically rigorous way in astrophysics.
 
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Maybe we should talk down to people, then?

Would it be too much trouble? :shy:
 
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Guess again, starts with a "t", not as intelligent as an orc.

If you refer to a troll, I disagree. Tolkien used the terms "orc" and "goblin" almost interchangeably, except that goblins were smaller in stature than orcs. They were of the same species, whereas trolls were another brand of critter.
 
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If you refer to a troll, I disagree. Tolkien used the terms "orc" and "goblin" almost interchangeably, except that goblins were smaller in stature than orcs. They were of the same species, whereas trolls were another brand of critter.

Evo was referring to a troblin, a hybrid breeding between a male troll and a female goblin. These are far more rare than the groll, a hybrid between a male goblin and a female troll because of the propensity for the male troll to maim the female goblin in the mating process
 
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Evo was referring to a troblin, a hybrid breeding between a male troll and a female goblin. These are far more rare than the groll, a hybrid between a male goblin and a female troll because of the propensity for the male troll to maim the female goblin in the mating process

Isn't that like saying that a quarter-horse is more closely related to a mule than it is to a Clydesdale?
 
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Isn't that like saying that a quarter-horse is more closely related to a mule than it is to a Clydesdale?
WHOOSH.

Danger, Danger, Danger. :biggrin:

How can troll posts be recognised?

Missing The Point - Trolls rarely answer a direct question - they cannot, if asked to justify their twaddle - so they develop a fine line in missing the point.

http://www.flayme.com/troll/ [Broken]
 
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Guess again, starts with a "t", not as intelligent as an orc.
Troll sat alone on his seat of stone
And munched and mumbled a bare old bone.
For many a year he had gnawed it near,
For meat was hard to come by.
Done by! Gum by!
In a cave in the hills he dwelt alone
And meat was hard to come by.

But I digress ... thread locked.
 
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