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Have you ever gotten anything right? Everybody who frequents this board knows you have repeatedly shown your hatred and disrespect for women by calling them pigs and using other derogatory words in an attempt to degrade and insult them. I now understand why you stalk and try to insult me as well as posting lies about what I have posted on this board. It is your psychotic hatred for women that compels you to anonymously try to harass me from behind your keyboard. Well fool you are wrong as usual because as most of the people who post here know I am a 6'3" 180 pound man.
How many idiots can there be?
Some say that it's 1 out of 3.
If you don't know then take it from me,
You're the dee dee dee.
So you are a man with gender issues. Good for you.

Don't give yourself any credit. I only make fun of you because you lie constantly. That's all.
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teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't know that, but glad that I do now!
Another gender bender chimes in.

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It's a cliche.
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Idioms & Phrases

get one's ducks in a row

Also, have one's ducks in a row. Complete one's preparations, become efficient and well organized, as in I'm trying to get my ducks in a row before I go to Europe. This synonym for get one's act together probably alludes to lining up target ducks in a shooting gallery.[Slang; 1970s]

http://dictionary.reference.com/idioms/get%20...

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Memo From Turner wrote:
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Another gender bender chimes in.
Ah, the peanut gallery just had to chime in. There is nothing bent about my gender, as I have clarified what it is from the get-go. Don't bother me.
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So you are a man with gender issues. Good for you.
Don't give yourself any credit. I only make fun of you because you lie constantly. That's all.
I never give myself credit for making a fool out of you. I'll let you have all the credit for that. As for making fun of me, I have never seen you do that. You have lied about me and attempted to insult me but you have never made fun of me. That is one of the many abilities you do not possess.
As for a gender issue I am not a homophobe like you. I am quite confident in my manhood and I do not need to downgrade women and homosexuals in a futile, desperate, and transparent effort to unsuccessfully prove that I am a man.

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teddyr4me wrote:
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Idioms & Phrases
get one's ducks in a row
Cliché: Get your ducks in a row.

http://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/bien...

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From Leo Campbell: What is the origin of the phrase, getting your ducks in a row? It seems to be common in the English-speaking world, and I know that the meaning conveys the idea of getting one’s affairs sorted, but how and why did the phrase come out this way? Why ducks? When you get them in a row, do you shoot them all with just one bullet?

A It does indeed refer to having matters neatly and efficiently organised and all your duties taken care of. It became known in the 1980s as a management exhortation to staff but is now a cliché. This is an early example:

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Cliche of the Month - We've Got Our Ducks in a Row...

http://www.bossiebiddies.com/1/post/2013/08/c...

(and there are more lists it is on...)

I know you fancy yourself a writer.

This is one of those things that everyone in your writing class would circle and announce "YUCK!".

Clearly: you won't get past that class.

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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Cliché: Get your ducks in a row.
http://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/bien...
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From Leo Campbell: What is the origin of the phrase, getting your ducks in a row? It seems to be common in the English-speaking world, and I know that the meaning conveys the idea of getting one’s affairs sorted, but how and why did the phrase come out this way? Why ducks? When you get them in a row, do you shoot them all with just one bullet?
A It does indeed refer to having matters neatly and efficiently organised and all your duties taken care of. It became known in the 1980s as a management exhortation to staff but is now a cliché. This is an early example:
(clip)
Cliche of the Month - We've Got Our Ducks in a Row...
http://www.bossiebiddies.com/1/post/2013/08/c...
(and there are more lists it is on...)
I know you fancy yourself a writer.
This is one of those things that everyone in your writing class would circle and announce "YUCK!".
Clearly: you won't get past that class.
IDIOM: Oh look, they want ESL students to learn about idioms.

http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/...

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teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>Ah, the peanut gallery .
Man, you love those clichés.

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IDIOM: Oh look, they want ESL students to learn about idioms.
I guess four sites that SPECIFICALLY identity it as a cliché isn't enough, eh?

Like the wife who has been married for 35 years and announces, sincerely, that she has never been wrong and the husband behind her... with the raised eyebrow...

How many sites do you need before you could be convinced it is a cliché, SweetGums?

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Clichés have become so ingrained into our language. The problem with these phrases is that they are used all too often and can deprive a piece of true thought or emotion. In fact, the definition of a cliché is “a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.”

While a cliché may get a point across, is it really the best we can do? Can’t we come up with a better, more original way to communicate our thoughts and ideas?

Recently, Forbes compiled a list of common business clichés that when really thought about don’t do the best job at getting the point across. Here are a few of my favorites:

“We need to get our ducks in a row.”– Why not a more actionable term like “make a plan” or “prepare well?”
“Full service.”– Customers know you don’t really do everything. Why not just tell them what you actually do?
“It is what it is.”– Has there ever been a more obvious statement?
“Who is going to step up to the plate?”– Basically this means that someone else needs to do the dirty work, but why are we bringing baseball
into it?
“Won’t move the needle.”– A better way to make this point would be to describe why the strategy will be unsuccessful.

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Gee... which one is at the top of the list?

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More Clichés: Let’s Get our Ducks in a Row!
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We lawyers are not alone in our use of clichés. Clichés seem to have infiltrated most professions. Police fear the word now and jazz it up to at this point in time and their investigations are...

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it’s time to throw your crutches away. Here’s a list of the 10 most common cliches, along with some alternatives you can use to communicate your message in a fresh way.

1. Going forward – Going forward where, I always wonder. Alternative: in the future, in the coming months,

2. Blue sky thinking. Alternative: Why not just say innovative or creative thinking.

3. Synergy A plastic substitute for real connection between businesses. Alternatives: connection, link, chemistry

4. 24/7 Alternative: all the hours God sends. May be more unwieldy, but implies dedication. Also more accurate. No one actually works 24 hours a day.

5. At the end of the day. Alternative: Ultimately, in the end

6. Park the Issue. Alternative: Make this a more positive statement by saying,‘Let’s return to this at a later date.’

7. On the Same Page. Alternative: on the same wavelength, in agreement

8. Get all our ducks in a row. Alternative: line up our options.

9. With all due respect. Alternative: None. This is a sneaky phrase, a false attempt to soften the blow. If you feel a need to make your point, go straight for the jugular.

10. Levels the playing field. Alternative: creates balance, evens things out

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"Get Your Ducks in a Row for National Cliché Day"

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Think what you like, but I will continue to think it is what is, an idiom. I see no reason to continue this stand-off.

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Only greedy un-American people would not support Obamacare.

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Some idioms are cliches, my dear.

But you keep using them, Shug.

It's no skin off my nose.

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I see no reason to continue this stand-off.
It's not a stand off, dear.

Thanks for confirming you are unable to admit you are wrong even in the face of overwhelming evidence.
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Only greedy un-American people would not support Obamacare.
Id ! OT.
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Dee Dee Dee wrote:
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I never give myself credit for making a fool out of you. I'll let you have all the credit for that. As for making fun of me, I have never seen you do that. You have lied about me and attempted to insult me but you have never made fun of me. That is one of the many abilities you do not possess.
As for a gender issue I am not a homophobe like you. I am quite confident in my manhood and I do not need to downgrade women and homosexuals in a futile, desperate, and transparent effort to unsuccessfully prove that I am a man.
Of course you have not noticed me making fun of you. It is over your head. That is what makes it all the more fun.

Calling you on your lies is a full time job. Fortunately you make it very easy because you can not even keep track of your stories within a single thread. Good grief.

That is great that you are secure enough in your manhood to use a feminine name and pass yourself off as a woman. Where I come we do not call that "secure" though. We have a different name for it, but whatever works for you.

I must admit it was pretty slick how you changed the conversation from you getting caught responding to your own posts. Most people would be to embarrassed, but not you.

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