View Full Version : The word is DISCRETION
04-09-2000, 05:37 PM
And it means: 1. The quality of being discreet; circumspection.
2. Ability or power to decide responsibly.
3. Freedom to act or judge on one's own: All the decisions were left to our discretion.
It is NOT disgression or descetion. Discretion. Get it right!
There, I feel better and I didn't even swear. Or speel anything wrong. Oh, bugger!
04-09-2000, 06:08 PM
And you're telling an Englishman , me ,about discretion?
On an American message board?
04-09-2000, 06:16 PM
casdave, aren't you the guy that everybody decribes as "takes things too personally"?
No, sorry, I didn't mean you. I didn't want to name names or point fingers - I just wanted to get it off my chest. Discreetly, like.
04-09-2000, 06:30 PM
Um, get what off yer chest exactly? Yer annoyance at folks who spell 'discretion' wrong?
Or yer annoyance at the brand of indiscreet boor who might jump up and assume he's being insulted in some way?
"Well I wouldn't be so bleedin' sensitive if you weren't poking me all the time, now would I?"
04-09-2000, 06:44 PM
04-09-2000, 07:22 PM
I guess you may not mean me but the cap fits so I'll wear it.
My original description of myself on another thread.
Too intense ,too passionate ,badly aimed newbie.
Oh lord the giftie gie us ,
To see oorsel as others see us,
04-09-2000, 07:54 PM
Thanks man, I always spell discreet wrong. I dont have that problem with many other words... I just have a problem with discretion!
04-09-2000, 08:40 PM
really that d word is what guys who are married can't spell when they not being the d word. sorry have a problem with that d word to.
sure why not
04-09-2000, 09:45 PM
Well, now that things are settled on the D word, are you amenable to a hijack?
It's a moot point, not "mute".
I wouldn't have brought it up, but I've seen it here, on the ignorance-fighting Board.
And since this is the Pit, um, oh, never mind.
04-10-2000, 10:00 AM
Ooh! Ooh! My turn!
If I see one more person misspell the word "independent," I'm going to put a "dant" in the side of their car with a shopping cart.
. . . And it's "hare-brained," not "hair-brained."
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