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The Purpose of Blathering On. by tucsonmike on 3 June 2006 4:09pm
 
To answer a post in "Tell Me about Your Day" picking on certain conversations, I am posting the definition of blather from Merriam Webster.

One entry found for blather.
Main Entry: 1blath·er
Pronunciation: 'bla-[th]&r
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): blath·ered; blath·er·ing /-[th](&-)ri[ng]/
Etymology: Old Norse blathra; akin to Middle High German blOdern to chatter
: to talk foolishly at length -- often used with on
- blath·er·er /-[th]&r-&r/ noun

Bottom line: Unless we as a group decide certain topics (racist, sexist, personal attacks) are off limits, Blathering On means just that! It is like watching TV. If you don't like the topic, don't read or respond. In other words, all bets are off in Blathering On and keep on blathering baby!

Nuff said.
 
Re: The Purpose of Blathering On. by arty_farty on 3 June 2006 8:10pm
 
I aggree with Mike.
 
Re: The Purpose of Blathering On. by bandgeek512 on 3 June 2006 9:19pm
 
Blathering on is just as Mike has said.

I just think we're being a little bit rude to each other...it's getting more frequent, too.
 
Re: The Purpose of Blathering On. by Marcelle_Rio_de_Janeiro on 3 June 2006 9:59pm
 
I agree with Mike. Plus, allow me to quote what is written in this website as being the purpose of Blathering on section:
"Exchange your views on Michael, travel, life, the universe and everything."

Nice weekend to all of you!
 
Re: The Purpose of Blathering On. by bandgeek512 on 4 June 2006 4:18am
 
Excuse my expression, but I have to say it:


Who died and left you in charge?
 
Re: The Purpose of Blathering On. by tucsonmike on 4 June 2006 4:59pm
 
I thought I had said the last I was going to but thought I should throw in a couple of things.

1. Morse, that is the great thing about democracy. We CAN disagree.

2. I am going to use something we learn in Toastmasters and I use as a writer.
Criticize the statement, speech, writing etc. not the person.

Rudeness and personal attacks are uncalled for. Just that simple.

I have said this before. I normally avoid this species of site. Yahoo and AOL where many groups are trite and just fast pickup joint.

I am trying to get my fourteen year old niece on here. (I am speaking with my sister at the moment, that is why I thought of it). My niece is a bright kid who wants to be a scientist. For example, I wanted to introduce her to Tauriel.

I enjoy for example putting up book reviews. I hope they will help folks here as well as Mr. P. I enjoyed reading books in the bibliography here on the site. I would like to see a separate place for that or for political discourse for example.

This is SUPPOSED to be an exchange of ideas. If we are an online group of friends though, we should be able to discuss how things are going, etc.

I see this as my "online" family and take umbrage when any of them are attacked personally.

Thank you!
 
Re: The Purpose of Blathering On. by arty_farty on 4 June 2006 5:32pm
 
exactly.
thats what i think too.
all the randomness in here is great. we're such a myrad of people and blathering on should reflect that.
 
Re: The Purpose of Blathering On. by bandgeek512 on 4 June 2006 8:10pm
 
If we weren't allowed to ramble, then they would have named this section "organized topics with no room to talk about personal, random, fun, silly things".
 
Re: The Purpose of Blathering On. by tucsonmike on 6 June 2006 12:01am
 
I am chilled Monty LOL! I have a cold. I am in no shape to get unchilled.
 



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