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#346567 - 06/14/07 03:52 PM Re: "Cat-style" self-defense? [Re: crablord]
jpoor Offline
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Registered: 04/11/07
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Loc: Fairfax, VA
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Once youíre sitting comfortably on the top of a 30 foot lamppost, the mugger looks so small you can hide his whole body from your own view with your foot. If you keep doing that, he canít throw anything at you that wonít end stopped by the sole of your shoe.




This akin to the child's peek-a-boo game where the child believes "If I can't see you, you can't see me." It also fails to consider anything but a direct trajectory with no curve.

In order to get out of range and keep your feet from being grabbed, you would need a heck of a head start.

Not saying it's a bad idea, but not very practical in a lot of situations.
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#346568 - 06/14/07 08:29 PM Re: "Cat-style" self-defense? [Re: groundfighter]
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I was under the impression that you could not begin a sentence with the word "and," that a dash was not a puncutation, and that "learnt" was (at last check) NOT a word (re:learned.) Not to mention the fact that I had no idea you could say "he never learnt" as opposed to "he hadn't learned."



Sorry for the mistakes, keep in mind that I'm not writing in my mother-tongue here, and that all those things you point out ARE allowed in mine. Besides, I learnt Enlish in no small part by trading letters with English-speaking friends and chatting on similar forums, of which not all members are necessarily native English-speakers either, and not all those who are use an impeccable Queen's English. As for "learnt", I must admit I was surprised because I'm positive I learnt it as an irregular verb from one of my very first English teachers back at high school. Could it be due to a difference between British English and American English? I honestly don't know, maybe J.Poor, who's a fellow linguist AND a native English speaker, could clear that for us.
Thanks for notifying me of it anyway, and don't hesitate to do so again in the future.

Regards.
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#346569 - 06/14/07 09:10 PM Re: "Cat-style" self-defense? [Re: Tashigae]
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Strange, it looks like my "edit" function isn't working... Anyway, I just wanted to add that I was taught the word "learned" too, but as an adjective only. I also wanted to correct the "Enlish" typo...
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#346570 - 06/15/07 06:51 AM Re: "Cat-style" self-defense? [Re: groundfighter]
jpoor Offline
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Linguistic science? I must not have a complete understanding of what linguistic science is. I was under the impression that you could not begin a sentence with the word "and," that a dash was not a puncutation, and that "learnt" was (at last check) NOT a word (re:learned.) Not to mention the fact that I had no idea you could say "he never learnt" as opposed to "he hadn't learned."
I want to thank that "linguisitic scientist" For clearing this misunderstanding up for me. J





That was pretty much uncalled for. But since you did it: "Learnt" is actually a Brittish variant and since many of the non-american-english speakers learned Brittish English, "Learnt" is perfectly acceptable. Give folks who are brave enough to learn and even communicate with others in a second or third language the credit they deserve. Sheesh!

I'd like to see how good your grammar is in Russian, Thai, or Chinese.

Oh, and linguistic science is a lot more than grammar of a specific language. Try not to comment on things about which you are ignorant.

Now, back to the show.
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#346571 - 07/02/07 09:02 AM Re: "Cat-style" self-defense? [Re: jpoor]
Brash Offline
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Loc: Cardiff, Wales
Am I the only one who thought, "Oh look, he's up a lamp post. Someone gimme a rock."? This really isn't a good idea.

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#346572 - 07/08/07 08:09 AM Re: "Cat-style" self-defense? [Re: groundfighter]
martialarthur Offline
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Registered: 03/11/07
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(for info, mine is in linguistic science). And although he has little martial training, he isnít without experience since he has been through a self-defense situation where he successfully performed a gun-disarm Ė something he never learnt Ė before putting his attacker to the ground.



Linguistic science? I must not have a complete understanding of what linguistic science is. I was under the impression that you could not begin a sentence with the word "and," that a dash was not a puncutation, and that "learnt" was (at last check) NOT a word (re:learned.) Not to mention the fact that I had no idea you could say "he never learnt" as opposed to "he hadn't learned."
I want to thank that "linguisitic scientist" For clearing this misunderstanding up for me.
J




See, this place educational too

And I too was taught not to begin a sentence with a conjunction, but nowadays it is considered grammatically correct.

Dashes used to replace parenthesises is an acceptable - but not often seen - form of punctuation.

Learnt is the past participle of the verb to learn not the past tense and is used correctly in the sentence.


Edited by martialarthur (07/08/07 08:11 AM)

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