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Old 08-19-2010, 05:20 AM
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I prefer to be called "wagon burner" myself, but that's just me.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:24 AM
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Dictionary: A book where you can look up the meaning of words. See here for definitions.
Good to know you now realise not only that they are available but how to use one to actually prove your point.

As I said, I was wrong about this but, had I been on the other side of the argument, the very first thing I would have done was to check the dictionary and quote the definition that indicated the mistake.

Just imagine all the time that would have been saved all round if only someone had taken that obvious course.

Still, you got there in the end. Well done.
From now on, anytime you quote me, my response will be this: blah, blah, blah.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:31 AM
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Good to know you now realise not only that they are available but how to use one to actually prove your point.

As I said, I was wrong about this but, had I been on the other side of the argument, the very first thing I would have done was to check the dictionary and quote the definition that indicated the mistake.

Just imagine all the time that would have been saved all round if only someone had taken that obvious course.

Still, you got there in the end. Well done.
From now on, anytime you quote me, my response will be this: blah, blah, blah.
Perhaps you'd care to look up the words 'juvenile' and 'petulant' in the dictionary?
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:45 AM
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From now on, anytime you quote me, my response will be this: blah, blah, blah.
Perhaps you'd care to look up the words 'juvenile' and 'petulant' in the dictionary?
Blah, blah, blah.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:49 AM
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Anybody born on American soil is a "native American."

The people who were here before the pilgrims arrived are "American Indians."
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:57 AM
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From now on, anytime you quote me, my response will be this: blah, blah, blah.
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Perhaps you'd care to look up the words 'juvenile' and 'petulant' in the dictionary?
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Blah, blah, blah.
You are both through with this exchange and you will not resume it in any other Great Debates thread.

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Old 08-20-2010, 07:11 AM
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Don't forget that people make assumptions about words sometimes regardless of their context.

Sometime ago on these boards I posted about us Brits; describing ourselves quite accurately as the "natives of these isles", do such and such.

Another Doper who is a Brit from an ethnic minority got quite huffy about my post believing me to be making a dig about non white people.

But back to the O.P., its common understanding that anyone who talks about "Native Americans" is talking by common accepted usage about Amerindians; not people who happened to be born in the U.S.

Quite often when people talk about "Masons" they are referring to men who are members of a fraternal organisation not people who work stone for a living.
And I've yet to meet someone who DOES work stone for a living getting upset about the lodge members being described as such.
(And yes I actually do know some stone masons)

Personally I can't see why the debate has got so heated.
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