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Old 10-10-2000, 12:50 AM
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Originally posted by Gaudere
Now that I have demonstrated my capability of using the search function, I see I dutifully followed the net-rule of making a typo in my first nitpicky post. If that doesn't have a specific name, it should.
I propose we name this phenomenon after Gaudere herself.

What say the teeming millions?
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Old 10-10-2000, 12:57 AM
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Make it so.
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Old 10-12-2000, 06:06 PM
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Well, we can't popularize the term if only 100 Dopers read this thread.
Does anyone else have an opinion on this?
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Old 10-12-2000, 06:12 PM
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Make it so........ Oh that was taken already..... engage? I agree. Where is Gaudere?
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Old 10-12-2000, 06:15 PM
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I actually prefer Gaudere's Law. Like Murphy's law. But, either one seems apropriate.
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Old 10-12-2000, 06:39 PM
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And so it is decreed.
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Old 10-12-2000, 07:38 PM
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Wow, cool. Thanks, 2sense. [whine]Although why did it have to be a rule about a typo?[/whine] <g> My very own law!
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Old 10-12-2000, 09:02 PM
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<g> My very own law!
It's not a law yet, right now.... (cue music)
It's just a bill, yeah it's only a bill
and it's sitting here on capital hill...
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Old 10-12-2000, 09:09 PM
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I just realized something:

That "I'm Just a Bill" song is anti-libertarian. Because a couple of times in the song, we hear the Bill singing:

"Will the nation let me be a law?
How I hope and pray that they will..."

And they make the voting down of a bill into something horrible, by likening the term "die in committee" to the actual death of a cute singing rolled-up piece of paper.

And if that isn't enough, it's a clear breach of States' Rights, too. The text of the bill was, "School busses must stop at railroad crossings," which is clearly a State and Local issue, yet it was being voted on by Congress! Doesn't Schoolhouse Rock have any sense of the Separation of Powers?! Gah!
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Old 10-12-2000, 11:56 PM
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Needs more work though.
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Old 10-13-2000, 07:49 AM
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I also like the sound of Gaudere's Law. ("a typo will derail your otherwise excellent argument" or something like that)
It could be a Gauderism, but that doesn't sound moderator-friendly.
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Old 10-13-2000, 10:51 AM
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Yeah, "Gauderism" makes it sound like it's something *I* usually do, which I don't. I do make typos on occaision, but they're not usually that bad. Hm, what should the actual text of Gaudere's Law be? Maybe, "When posting to nitpick another poster's grammar, word usage or typing abilities, your post will invariably contain one of those errors as well."
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Old 10-13-2000, 10:54 AM
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Hmm. I think it flows better as:

"Any post made to point out a spelling or grammar error will invariably contain a spelling or grammar error."
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Old 10-13-2000, 02:16 PM
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Much better, John. Thumbs up.
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Old 10-13-2000, 11:50 PM
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All right, this is more like it.

Gaudere's Law: Any post made to point out a spelling or grammar error will invariably contain a spelling or grammar error.
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Although I think that "invariably" doesn't sound quite as fitting as "inevitably", that is really just quibbling.
Thanks for the replies everyone.
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Old 10-14-2000, 08:39 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by tracer
I just realized something:

That "I'm Just a Bill" song is anti-libertarian. Because a couple of times in the song, we hear the Bill singing:

"Will the nation let me be a law?
How I hope and pray that they will..."
I've been singing this song since I was a kid, and I know that's not right...

"I'm just a bill
Yes I'm only a bill,
And I got as far as Capitol Hill.
Well, now I'm stuck in committee
And I'll sit here and wait
While a few key Congressmen discuss and debate
Whether they should let me be a law.
How I hope and pray that they will,
But today I am still just a bill."

Check out this link for the full lyrics:

http://genxtvland.simplenet.com/Scho...ng.hts?lo+bill

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Old 10-14-2000, 02:25 PM
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Incidentally, I think there should be some sort of rider on this law that notes that anybody who tries to correct another user's grammar, and spells it "grammer," ought to be shot on the spot.
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Old 10-14-2000, 04:27 PM
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Gaudere Law - yeah, I'll accept that.

David B's ultimate solution - nah, I'm not into capital punishment. Can't we just bannich them?
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Old 10-14-2000, 08:28 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by tracer:

I just realized something:

That "I'm Just a Bill" song is anti-libertarian. Because a couple of times in the song, we hear the Bill singing:

"Will the nation let me be a law?
How I hope and pray that they will..."

And they make the voting down of a bill into something horrible, by likening the term "die in committee" to the actual death of a cute singing rolled-up piece of paper.

And if that isn't enough, it's a clear breach of States' Rights, too. The text of the bill was, "School busses must stop at railroad crossings," which is clearly a State and Local issue, yet it was being voted on by Congress! Doesn't Schoolhouse Rock have any sense of the Separation of Powers?! Gah!
Not to mention the blatant violation of Separation of Church and State in line 2....
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