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Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Every family has it's own idiosyncracies and our's is no exception. Here's your chance to find out the only two rules we ever imposed
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't put beans in your ears?
Don't pour molasses on the cat?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 09:12 pm:

Don't put beans in your ears?
Don't pour molasses on the cat? :) nope
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they do's?
Don'ts?
Something else?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:26 pm:

Were they do's?
Don'ts?
Something else?

Both don'ts
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they to do with eating?
Clothing?
Pets?
Recreation?
Other?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:32 pm:

Are they to do with eating?
Clothing?
Pets?
Recreation? none of those
Other? yes
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they to do with:
speech / language?
habits?
other?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:44 pm:

Are they to do with:
speech / language? no
habits? this is close - ish
other?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

if someone ignored the rule and committed the unforgivable sin, would the evidence be:

heard?
seen?
felt?
smelt?

other?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

after thinking about the above questions, would the evidence linger after the event?
Or just be evident in an instant and then no more?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 7:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the rules to do with...
interactions with other people?
interactions between siblings?
General behavior?
Manners?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 8:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:58 pm:

if someone ignored the rule and committed the unforgivable sin, would the evidence be:

heard? neither
seen? yes to rule one, no to rule two
felt? no to rule one, yes to rule two
smelt? neither

other?

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 11:59 pm:

after thinking about the above questions, would the evidence linger after the event? no
Or just be evident in an instant and then no more? yes, although 'instant' may last a few seconds in either case

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 07:30 am:

Are the rules to do with...
interactions with other people? yes to both
interactions between siblings? yes, but not exclusively
General behavior? no - two specific instances of behaviour
Manners? yessish - but I doubt whether either of these 'rules' would appear in any etiquette book
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 6:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rule 1 Evidence visible / interaction with others / specific behaviour (manners)?

Rule 2 Evidence felt / interaction with others / specific behavior (manners)?

Rule 1 Does it involve the physical action of the potential culprit?

Rule 2 physical contact relevant? if the rule is obeyed is it still felt?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 7:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could these interactions take place in a car?
Are they common things that happen on long car rides?
Is they the sort of rules that, if violated, would cause somebody to yell, "If you kids don't stop it, I'm turning this car around!"
E.g. Don't poke your sister.
Don't violate each other's personal space.
If not...
Are these rules applicable to behavior in...
the house?
a store?
a pool?
outside?
work?
family reunions?
anywhere? anytime?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 06:00 pm:

Rule 1 Evidence visible / interaction with others / specific behaviour (manners)? all of these

Rule 2 Evidence felt / interaction with others / specific behavior (manners)? all of these

Rule 1 Does it involve the physical action of the potential culprit? yes

Rule 2 physical contact relevant? yes if the rule is obeyed is it still felt? NO

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 07:09 pm:

Could these interactions take place in a car? only rule two
Are they common things that happen on long car rides? possibly for rule two only
Is they the sort of rules that, if violated, would cause somebody to yell, "If you kids don't stop it, I'm turning this car around!" no
E.g. Don't poke your sister. nope
Don't violate each other's personal space. this is relevant for rule two
If not...
Are these rules applicable to behavior in...
the house? rule one yes, rule two, not necessarily
a store? rule one no, rule two very unlikely but possible
a pool? rule one never, rule two unlikely but possible
outside? rule one, no, rule two possible
work? only rule two
family reunions? both possible
anywhere? rule one, no - it's a specific place. Rule two, yes anytime? both yes, subject to the relevant conditions
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rule 1: Don't run in the house?
Don't run indoors?
Don't play ball indoors?

Do these rules involve...
running?
walking?
teasing?
harassing?
games?
spitting?
bodily fluids?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 2:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Every family has it's own idiosyncracies and our's is no exception. Here's your chance to find out the only two rules we ever imposed

Rule 1: Learn what apostrophes are for?

Or - and only Bereoan will understand this:

Rule 1: No poofters.
Rule 2: Learn what apostrophes are for.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 2:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Now I think about it, "only two" is a bit suspect. Rule 3: No poofters. Rule 4: No oxymorons?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 8:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 10:56 pm:

Rule 1: Don't run in the house? no
Don't run indoors? no
Don't play ball indoors? no

Do these rules involve...
running?
walking?
teasing? this is closest
harassing? and also this
games?
spitting?
bodily fluids? only indirectly for rule one

By David Burn (Woubit) on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 02:10 am:

Every family has it's own idiosyncracies and our's is no exception. Here's your chance to find out the only two rules we ever imposed

Rule 1: Learn what apostrophes are for? You're right - I stuck one in its. Not sure about the ours. And I've started this sentence with a conjunction. And I too hate misplaced apostrophe's :O

Or - and only Bereoan will understand this:

Rule 1: No poofters.
Rule 2: Learn what apostrophes are for.

By David Burn (Woubit) on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 02:18 am:

Now I think about it, "only two" is a bit suspect. Rule 3: No poofters. Rule 4: No oxymorons? Nah, just no pedants :O
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 11:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the rules 'normal' in some sense but you then add an extra bit, eg "No teasing your sister ... between the hours of 9pm and 7am"?
Tony (E20)
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 11:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Rule 1 specifically aimed at young members of the family? or are adults required to follow it as well?
Is Rule 2 specifically aimed at young members of the family? or are adults required to follow it as well?


Rule 1 concerns an action which can be seen but not heard, and can't be done in a car?
Does it involve movement? (Eg Don't hop on the staircase?)
Does it involve communication? (Eg Don't stick your tongue out at the teacher?)


Rule 2 concerns an action which can be felt? Would it cause physical injury?
Is the action a:
Slap? Kick? Hit? Pinch? Strike? Pull hair? Bite? Punch? Push? Stroke? Lick? Suck? Head-butt? Tickle? Tackle? Kiss? Touch? Set fire to?
As in "Don't **** that cow"?