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Who's the sane bartender

Joanne Neal
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The home page of the JiG (intermediate) forum has the welcome message
Welcome to the BEST forum at JavaRanch - (of course this is just them two crazy bartenders talking ...)
However, there are 3 moderators, so who's the sane one ?


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fred rosenberger
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I think there is a flaw in your logic. perhaps the third bartender is also crazy, but is mute and can't talk.


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I'm fairly certain that that statement was there before any of the current moderators became involved with the JiG(I) forum, and just never got changed. So it may be that today there are only sane moderators. Or only crazy ones. If there is indeed a crazy one, he may or may not have a shift key on his keyboard...


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Maneesh Godbole
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
I think there is a flaw in your logic. perhaps the third bartender is also crazy, but is mute and can't talk.


I think it is more like the third one is making the other two talk, and since they let him do so, of course they are crazy.


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Joanne Neal
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
I think there is a flaw in your logic. perhaps the third bartender is also crazy, but is mute and can't talk.


I thought I'd give him the benefit of the doubt, but you're probably right.
fred rosenberger
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I think the third bartender is just lazy, and never figured out how to change it. the two 'crazy bartenders' i think are now both Sheriffs, so they're pretty lazy as well.
Patel Chintan
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
I think the third bartender is just lazy, and never figured out how to change it. the two 'crazy bartenders' i think are now both Sheriffs, so they're pretty lazy as well.


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One is a sheriff, and the other is a fugitive.


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Amit Ghorpade
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I am puzzled who's who.
I thing I know for sure is that I am a topic hijacker and I have done it with this topic also


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Martijn Verburg
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Joanne certainly is sharp eyed! First Campbell's indiscretions and now this. The staff will have to keep a close eye on such a rabble rouser!

Oh and for the record, I believe that I am the sane one out of the three, but isn't that the joy of insanity? You don't actually know that you've completely lost it...
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Campbell Ritchie
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Nobody even bothers about questions of sanity on beginner's.
Joanne Neal
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Originally posted by Martijn Verburg:
Joanne certainly is sharp eyed! First Campbell's indiscretions and now this. The staff will have to keep a close eye on such a rabble rouser!


Oooh. I've always wanted to be a rabble rouser. Everyone in the office thinks I'm such a sweet young thing
Campbell Ritchie
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Originally posted by Joanne Neal:
Everyone in the office thinks I'm such a sweet young thing


Nobody thinks I'm sweet, nor young.
Joanne Neal
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Originally posted by Campbell Ritchie:


Nobody thinks I'm sweet, nor young.


Aaah, you poor thing.
As I'm in a good mood today I'll change the mental image I had of you to a sweet, young boy.
Just for today mind - I'll lose my reputation if i keep it up for too long
Campbell Ritchie
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Originally posted by Joanne Neal:
. . . a sweet, young boy.


I used to be, but probably a long time before you were born
Amit Ghorpade
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Originally posted by Campbell Ritchie:


I used to be, but probably a long time before you were born


Believe it or not Campbell, I had an impression that you are a graduate or under-grad (so I used to mail you because I was scared of other elder mods :roll: ). Soon you proved me wrong.
Joanne Neal
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Originally posted by Amit Ghorpade:
Believe it or not Campbell, I had an impression that you are a graduate or under-grad (so I used to mail you because I was scared of other elder mods :roll: ). Soon you proved me wrong.


I'm with you there Amit. I had the impression Campbell wasn't long out of university. Of course, it could be that he was a mature student, so we shouldn't use that as an indication of his age.
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He is just young at heart
Campbell Ritchie
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It's the other way round, Joanne. Older maybe, but certainly not mature And EFH is right; you're as old as you feel and when you stop feeling you're old.
Joanne Neal
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Originally posted by Campbell Ritchie:
It's the other way round, Joanne. Older maybe, but certainly not mature


Don't worry, I was using mature in the sense of being older.
I think the term mature student in the sense of being emotionally or mentally mature would be an oxymoron
Maneesh Godbole
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Originally posted by Amit Ghorpade:


Believe it or not Campbell, I had an impression that you are a graduate or under-grad ...


He intentionally does it all the time. Helps him in getting all the lovely lasses talking to him.
Campbell Ritchie
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With any luck I shall soon not be grad or undrgrad but post-grad . . .
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Originally posted by Maneesh Godbole:
the lovely lasses . . .


Joanne, Maneesh includes you in that category.
Amit Ghorpade
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Originally posted by Maneesh Godbole:


He intentionally does it all the time. Helps him in getting all the lovely lasses talking to him.


What an perfect use of experience gained over the years...
Looks like I have a lot to learn form you Campbell
Amit Ghorpade
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Originally posted by Campbell Ritchie:


Joanne, Maneesh includes you in that category.


I've kept my fingers crossed so that Joanne(who I believe is a sweet young thing) does not turn out to be a lady in her 50's or 60's

P.S Campbell I'll be needing your highly confidential email, from where you can throw out some highly useful tips at me.
Campbell Ritchie
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Sort out one of R***n L***'s problems. Then you can flirt to your heart's content . . .

And how has this thread kept off MD this long?
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Originally posted by Amit Ghorpade:
P.S Campbell I'll be needing your highly confidential email, from where you can throw out some highly useful tips at me.


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Campbell Ritchie
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Originally posted by Andrew Monkhouse:
Have you looked at the best Design Patterns book . . .


I shall have to get a copy; even the reviews are hilarious. But why is it so much more expensive on amazon.co.uk than amazon.com?
Joanne Neal
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Originally posted by Amit Ghorpade:
I've kept my fingers crossed so that Joanne(who I believe is a sweet young thing) does not turn out to be a lady in her 50's or 60's


I'm not in my 50s or 60s Amit, but (alas) I am probably too old to be referred to as a lass anymore. So I'm somewhere inbetween - I'll leave it to your imagination to guess where .
Joanne Neal
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Originally posted by Campbell Ritchie:
Sort out one of R***n L***'s problems. Then you can flirt to your heart's content . . .

And how has this thread kept off MD this long?


Now you know Robin doesn't flirt, she's just (to paraphrase slightly) an extrovert who truly likes people of both genders, and likes to express her gratitude in ways that may seem out of proportion to some people
Campbell Ritchie
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I shall never be a lady in her 50s or 60s . . .

But in this part of the country you become a lass when the midwife says, "A lovely baby girl," and you cease to be a lass when the priest says, "Dust to dust, ashes to ashes."
Amit Ghorpade
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Originally posted by Joanne Neal:


I'm not in my 50s or 60s Amit, but (alas) I am probably too old to be referred to as a lass anymore. So I'm somewhere inbetween - I'll leave it to your imagination to guess where .


No,not those imagination games again :roll:

P.S (Just between us, dont tell this to the mods )We all are really clever and that's why this is not in the MD till now.
Joanne Neal
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Originally posted by Campbell Ritchie:
I shall never be a lady in her 50s or 60s . . .


Never say never. A sex change operation is fairly routine these days I believe and I'm sure a good platic surgeon could make you look younger
Martijn Verburg
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Gah! I was about to move this to MD to prove a point but I can't (must be a conspiracy, or actually because I'm not the mod for this forum) so here it stays in all its glory

I'll partly agree with the Lass comment though, when I was in Ireland it seemed to be safely used on any women/girl <= to your age (but not older!), I personally find it a nice term, but I'm curious..... do any women on these boards find that term offensive?
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Originally posted by Martijn Verburg:
Gah! I was about to move this to MD to prove a point but I can't (must be a conspiracy, or actually because I'm not the mod for this forum) so here it stays in all its glory

I think you are on to something given the way this discussion went. Moving.


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Originally posted by Martijn Verburg:
..... do any women on these boards find that term offensive?


Offensive!!!
Surely "Lass" means a young woman just like "Mademoiselle" or "Fraulein" (ok. I can't seem to get the umlaut)
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Originally posted by Maneesh Godbole:
Offensive!!!
Surely "Lass" means a young woman just like "Mademoiselle" or "Fraulein" (ok. I can't seem to get the umlaut)


I just dictionary.com'd it and you're absolutely right. I shall in that case be more circumspect about its use (not that I've ever called anyone that online, but it applies in real life as well ).
 
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