the dissident frogman

15 years and 9 months ago

To all registered users: don't take my (anglo-saxon) word for it

the dissident frogman

Necrothreading much?

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Look, it's a relatively long process, with quite a bit of work involved. One has to search and grab the best material. And it still requires a bit of tweaking and cleaning, because you're getting the video online, which means it's already been compressed. Then there's cutting and editing and if, like me, you are not a pro video editor but the hey-this-sounds-fun-I'll-just-push-that-button-and-see-what-it-does type and yet aim to pull the job as best as you can despite your aforementioned lack of expertise, then you know this can take quite a lot of industrious and laborious hours—punctuated by a fair amount of swearing when pushing that button didn't produce the desired effect.

Then there's converting and encapsulating it all into a Flash applet, writing the post (then revise and rewrite. Oh boy, how these sound trivial, yet can litterally devour hours of your time) and publishing it on the site.

All of that to say that, hmm, well, you have to understand that the notification email comes at the end of a busy day, when one is not at the top of one's faculties. Also, I'm the first to admit that my colloquial knowledge of the various iterations of spoken English is not unfailing.

I am therefore in full accordance with those of you who, quite humorously, replied and voiced their concern:

*cough* perhaps "bugger" wasn't indeed the best choice of words *cough*



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3715 - Ms.ManChow

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  • Ms.ManChow Maryland


...mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent... Adam Smith

3716 - TooTall

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I donm't know about everyone else but I like getting e-mail from you. Beats my usual fare of offers to increase the size of my anatomy.

3719 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Actually, the colloquial meaning of bugger didn't really occur to me. I use it more along the lines of"Don't bugger up the threads on that collar, I hate retapping by hand!". Never thought of the Brits' common usage.

3722 - missred

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i never even noticed it....

3725 - Instinct

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  • Instinct San Francisco, CA

Well, maybe if I was an idiot liberal I would be offended. But, considering that I am a not, I didn't even notice :)

3727 - Grimmy

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  • Grimmy Where I'm at.

I didn't get anything offendering from your emails either. Neither in the wording nor the amount.

Besides, with the amount of time and effort you put into helping the rest of us stay tuned up in the cultural wars you'd have every right to tell complainers to kiss your French ass. As long as it's said with a smile and a laugh, there'd be no cause to invoke the "Private War" clause of the Jacksonian Creed on you.

Where does the light go, when the light goes out?

3729 - BlueStarMom

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Not to worry. I knew what you meant.

Let the critics learn to speak FRENCH!

3730 - kae

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bugger that

no sense of humour.

3733 - Saurus

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  • Saurus Peoples Republic of New York, USA

It's a non-issue, DF:)

3734 - cuchieddie

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I have attempted to register and an unable to. Whats up with that froggy?