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English Teacher

Louisville, KY

#1 Feb 27, 2013
When did it become fashionable to purposely speak/write as though you were deprived of an education? This is a legitimate query, though I expect a certain percentage of sarcastic replies.

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#2 Feb 27, 2013
English Teacher wrote:
When did it become fashionable to purposely speak/write as though you were deprived of an education? This is a legitimate query, though I expect a certain percentage of sarcastic replies.
Interesting that you post this. Yesterday I read a letter that Jesse James (the REAL one) had written to a Nashville newspaper in 1875, declaring his innocence in a particular crime of which he was accused. Aside from using too many commas, the letter was well-articluated and persuasive. Written in a fashion that has long since abandoned us;

ie "....I ask space in your valuable paper to say a few words in my defense, I would, treat, those reports with silent contempt....."

Can you imagine a local redneck hillbilly, jacked up on Lortabs, writing such an eloquent letter?

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#3 Feb 27, 2013
I agree with NG...I absolutely love to read letters and writings from the 19th century, the eloquence of the language is nothing less than beautiful!
English Teacher

Louisville, KY

#4 Feb 27, 2013
Oddly enough. I have seen seen beautiful, well written stories, poetry, philosophy and correspondence written by people who were taking pain pills, legitimately and recreationally. Did you know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was addicted to opium? Sigmund Freud did massive amounts of cocaine. There are numerous other examples but I am at a loss for their names just now. But, sadly, I know what you mean and am by no means encouraging drug use. I've witnessed too much death and destruction from drug use. The individuals I named were the exception rather than the rule. I was ecstatic to see two interesting and well written responses to my post! Thank you.

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#5 Feb 27, 2013
English Teacher wrote:
Oddly enough. I have seen seen beautiful, well written stories, poetry, philosophy and correspondence written by people who were taking pain pills, legitimately and recreationally. Did you know Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was addicted to opium? Sigmund Freud did massive amounts of cocaine. There are numerous other examples but I am at a loss for their names just now. But, sadly, I know what you mean and am by no means encouraging drug use. I've witnessed too much death and destruction from drug use. The individuals I named were the exception rather than the rule. I was ecstatic to see two interesting and well written responses to my post! Thank you.
If you want another name, Hunter Thompson, a proud Kentuckian.

I'm pretty sure he didn't spend much time hangin' on 6th street.

“It's Beginning to Look A”

Since: Oct 10

Lot Like Christmas

#6 Feb 27, 2013
Two fine examples, Jesse a bank robber and killer outlaw. Hunter S Thompson, lived with the Hell's Angels and committed suicide. I think after the Angels he would have been at home on 6th street.
English Teacher

Louisville, KY

#7 Feb 27, 2013
I know the name but have never taken the time to read his work. I am an avid reader. I've even been accused of reading too much! But, I am always happy to take a recommendation. Btw, after my parents divorced, we were forced to reside on 6th street for a year! Hellish!

“It's Beginning to Look A”

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Lot Like Christmas

#8 Feb 27, 2013

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#9 Feb 27, 2013
English Teacher wrote:
I know the name but have never taken the time to read his work. I am an avid reader. I've even been accused of reading too much! But, I am always happy to take a recommendation. Btw, after my parents divorced, we were forced to reside on 6th street for a year! Hellish!
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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#10 Feb 27, 2013
texas pete wrote:
That doesn't look too much different than what I see locally....just more black people...

...and there they can actually see the sunsets & sunrises....

“It's Beginning to Look A”

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Lot Like Christmas

#11 Feb 27, 2013
New Girl in Town_Ethereal wrote:
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That doesn't look too much different than what I see locally....just more black people...
...and there they can actually see the sunsets & sunrises....
It's all about the view. lol Ignorance used to be bliss, now it is out there for all to see. Every ones got a forum to show that ignorance now.If I could ask you what have you brought to the table here.

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#12 Feb 27, 2013
texas pete wrote:
<quoted text>It's all about the view. lol Ignorance used to be bliss, now it is out there for all to see. Every ones got a forum to show that ignorance now.If I could ask you what have you brought to the table here.
I've actually tried to bring awareness to other females locally who are abused by their men. Men who claim to be disabled, when in fact they are fully capable of work. Men who bring nothing, zero, nada, to the table..

In short the multitudes of local men who provide nothing meaningful to society. Takers, not makers.

That's my primary purpose here. To humiliate the losers. Women have to remember, we make up 50% of the population, but control 100% of the pu((y..

Capiche hombre'?

“It's Beginning to Look A”

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Lot Like Christmas

#13 Feb 27, 2013
New Girl in Town_Ethereal wrote:
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I've actually tried to bring awareness to other females locally who are abused by their men. Men who claim to be disabled, when in fact they are fully capable of work. Men who bring nothing, zero, nada, to the table..
In short the multitudes of local men who provide nothing meaningful to society. Takers, not makers.
That's my primary purpose here. To humiliate the losers. Women have to remember, we make up 50% of the population, but control 100% of the pu((y..
Capiche hombre'?
And that has worked for you, I think the Women disagree with you the most. Face the reality, if all men were gay you would starve to death. You do understand that don't you?

“It's Beginning to Look A”

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Lot Like Christmas

#14 Feb 27, 2013
I will say good night NGIT, I do work and get up very early.

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#15 Feb 27, 2013
texas pete wrote:
<quoted text>And that has worked for you, I think the Women disagree with you the most. Face the reality, if all men were gay you would starve to death. You do understand that don't you?
If all men were gay I wouldn't have such a hard time finding a good interior decorator...

misb56

“Christmas is over”

Since: Jan 13

The North Pole

#16 Feb 27, 2013
New Girl in Town_Ethereal wrote:
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If all men were gay I wouldn't have such a hard time finding a good interior decorator...
thoght you had education and taste , Why do you need a decorator ?

misb56

“Christmas is over”

Since: Jan 13

The North Pole

#17 Feb 27, 2013
English Teacher wrote:
When did it become fashionable to purposely speak/write as though you were deprived of an education? This is a legitimate query, though I expect a certain percentage of sarcastic replies.
Nobody on here has to write a english paper .Just stay around long enough .
English Teacher

Louisville, KY

#18 Feb 27, 2013
Back to intellectual conversation, what book would you recommend and why? There are plenty of people handling the judgment of drugs, the sheriff, politics and crime! Let's dare to be different! I just read The Gargoyle. It had such a haunting beauty. I had to read it twice to catch all of the nuances. There were one or two areas where the author's innocence is glaring, but they are forgivable for the beauty of his story.

misb56

“Christmas is over”

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The North Pole

#19 Feb 27, 2013
Sorry I don't read many novels or romances . I read mostly about the civil war or Abe Lincoln , But there are a few classics everyone should read , No matter the age .
English Teacher

Louisville, KY

#20 Feb 28, 2013
misb56 wrote:
Sorry I don't read many novels or romances . I read mostly about the civil war or Abe Lincoln , But there are a few classics everyone should read , No matter the age .
I couldn't agree more regarding the classics! At the time they were published, many of them were dismissed as trashy romances, pornographic novels and heresy. I sometimes wonder which books of our time will become required reading 100 years from now. I also love history and was fortunate to be gifted with Professors in high school and college who fueled the flame already burning inside me to learn all I could about the different eras. For all one might say about Paintsville, I will always declare I received a top-notch education at CES and JCHS! I was surrounded by many intelligent students who shared my thirst for knowledge. Unfortunately, some were forced to forego a diploma in order to help put food on the table. E. Ky has so many facets and presenting it in one-dimension deprives the world of a peek into a wonderful culture rich in tradition. If you haven't seen the movie, "The Songcatcher", please do. The scenery and the music become characters all their own. I would love to hear your feedback, as well as any suggestions on your favorite classics. I have found this thread and your input to be rather refreshing!

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