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    Dried Fruit

    Thanks for that link, everything I need and more, much appreciated.
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    Dried Fruit

    Anyone know any sellers of dried fruit, specifically but not limited to strawberries and raspberries? Tried health food store in Strand Street, no joy obviously, any help appreciated.
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    Dried Fruit

    Are you talking about the traditional chewy dried fruit where they replace the natural goodness with a mixture of oil and sugar, or the newer type of freeze dried fruit where it is dry and crisp, but very fruity. Usually eBay is great for finding just about everything, but finding decent bulk sources of things like freeze dried strawberries seems quite tricky. Many thanks for the suggestions, never thought Tesco's, seemed more of a health thing. Newer type is what I am looking for, the strawberry & raspberry versions seem very good, haven't come across any others so far, it's mainly for mixing in to cereals for breakfast, but I suspect a small bag for snacks might also be appropriate. Thanks again.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    Most people swear, although there are a good number who don't for one reason or another. I swear occasionally but this is mostly a reflex action, for example the sudden advent of pain due to the poor usage of a hammer, or when arriving at work after a twenty minute drive to discover the office keys have been left at home. There are some swear words I try to avoid, but will use for comedic effect for example. So I get it, swearing is pretty normal and offence to some. What I don't get is typed or written foul language which by its very nature is at the opposite end of the reflex action in its deliberation. Even if a persons natural spoken usage of language includes the injection of a swear word every other time, and I know people who do this, it is harder to imagine that such a natural development would occur in the written word. So it would appear to me, and it's only an opinion, that the use of swear words or foul language in the written form is a deliberate and calculated decision. Which begs the question why. I can just about accept that there may be rare occasions when this is justifiable, but no, essentially I don't get why it's so prevalent. As an example, I saw a post [or more accurately a reply to a post] which stated "Stupid f**king thread", minus the editing of course. Now this comment not only added absolutely nothing to the relevant thread, it also included a fairly pointless use of foul language. Addendum to that; if it is indeed a "Stupid f**king thread" why add to it? Should this post engender any response I suspect I already know the bulk of its content, but that's okay, I'm a firm believer in free speech, even foul language peppered free speech. It would be good however to see reasoned argument in favour of its usage in the written word. It reflects reality for example. Pray continue...
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    My final New Topic [As promised]

    If you look in my second topic "Foul language and it's usage..." you'll see I suggested I probably only had one more topic in me, and it would be Manx Politics - so this is it. Like most people on the Island I suffer from a severe case of apathy, and if you are offended by this comment please don't be, I mean me and everyone else, definitely not you. This apathy doesn't stop me thinking, it just stops me acting on those thoughts, a bit like everyone else probably [except you]. I also stopped voicing my opinions at the same time on the basis of "if I couldn't put up I should shut up." For the record I am Manx born, an atheist and a socialist - feel free to attack any of those. Also for the record I believe that the current and future economic situation is dire and our governance is appalling. Sadly at the same time I believe that, in general, "we get the government we deserve" - our reward for our apathy perhaps. A couple of years ago I had the notion to start a new political movement, I thought at the time it was the only way to achieve some of the things I felt might change our situation, I even prepared some rough drafts of leaflets to drop door-to-door, giving some details of some of the changes I would like to see, and inviting like minded individuals to contact me. Then apathy kicked in, as I considered what the likely response would be, I figured one in a hundred would be optimistic. To prove it I'll list a couple of things here and invite all those who have expressed so many political "opinions" and those who haven't, to consider them, adopt them in principle or reject them and if the former further consider contacting me to resurrect the idea, simply send me a personal message. I won't be replying to any comments here. 1 A drastic reduction in the number of MHK's 2 A similar reduction in MLC's to be elected democratically 3 The abolition of all local authorities 4 A drastic reduction in the number of civil servants, to more adequately reflect the population numbers 5 Equal all Island rates and services That's it, my last new topic [allegedly] and my last post [allegedly], have fun with it, I'll keep a firm eye on my personal messages and hope the Manx Forums server can cope with the increase. Oh and feel free to be apathetic to this post [except you].
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    My final New Topic [As promised]

    Twat. Timing is everything...ManxTaxPayer, you really are a total cunt.
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    My final New Topic [As promised]

    Nope, just don't think this is the place for me.
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    My final New Topic [As promised]

    Bernie Sanders, very original. Let's imagine there are nine MHKs [feel better?]. After praising Peter Karran for representing over ten thousand are you now suggesting each one of the imagined nine could not represent just under nine thousand?
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    My final New Topic [As promised]

    Sorry can't resist
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    ??? I concede, I'm clueless as to what your post means.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    I hadn't realised I was such a t*at... I remain humbled, ashamed and moribund, clearly there is no redemption for f**kwit such as myself.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    Big neon sign seems a bit of a stretch, however I am sympathetic so here's a list of comments that will be adopted and should be disregarded immediately on sight: Bar steward Gosh darn it D*mn Oops F**k Rollocks Kant Whoops [Oops x 10]
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    Each to his own, nice twist on the asterisk but technically the vulgarity is implied, not within.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    Never thought you were suggesting that directly wasp, and my apologies if it read that way, proves my earlier point about the written word being more easily understood! As for ** - I prefer those and free speech gives both of us the choice.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    "I suppose the forum moderates itself in terms of what's deemed acceptable language, what you permit will continue and those that are genuinely offended by such language can and often will fuck off. It finds it's own level." Again this misses the point, I haven't suggested swearing in the various topics is either acceptable or unacceptable or that it is offensive. I have suggested it's tedious, boring and I'll add inane. I have only one other topic posted so far, and that was pretty interesting, at least for me, and inbetween times on that topic I've wandered through the various forums and I have found some very good posts, lots of them in fact, but virtually every one of them also has fatuous posts which largely consist of very few words and those are mostly swear words. It gets boring very quickly to have to skim past those to get to the next relevant post. I suspect I have one more new topic to do, which will be about Manx Politics and then if I choose I can do what you suggest and f**k off, but not because of the language, but for the time it wastes. In an ideal world there would be forums where people posted serious and not so serious posts and like minded people posted their comments/replies etc. There would also be other forums where similarly like minded individuals could curse and swear and call each other names, we could call that the "Nursery" forum. That is not to restrict the former from foul language but perhaps restrict said language by relevance, it would not restrict argument or debate but might restrict argumentum ad hominem [and yes I am playing at how many times I can use that]. But of course this is not an ideal world, it's far less than that, this was [and is whilst it dies] a semi serious attempt to discuss the use of foul language in the written form, its relevance, its impact, its positives and its negatives.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    At least the joke's funny. There was a similar one that did the rounds in the Royal Navy, Jack the Lad is up before the Skipper, but won't stand still, keeps leaning over from side to side, crouching, turning to look behind him. Eventually the Skipper loses the plot and asks him what he is looking for "Justice" replied Jack
  17. ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35995972
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    broadway temp traffic lights !

    Actually the goat thing is rather good and an excellent demonstration of the correct usage of foul language in the written form, sadly the rest of the grammar [or lack of] serves as a distract to the central theme.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    Gettafa had it nailed on when he said it's the silent comma it's a replacement for saying "erm" Quite possibly. I think it's generally accepted that comments in e-mails and forums etc are more likely to be misinterpreted or misunderstood and more likely to cause offence or even hurt than if spoken out loud, as such it would be reasonable to argue that the use of swear words in the written form would be the lesser. Would it be fair therefore to argue that there usage, particularly when not particularly relevant, is intended to offend? I think it is part of the evolution of the written form via electronic medium to more closely resemble how we speak rather than a formal written approach that we were taught in school Which is the reflection of reality argument I mentioned earlier, I think Addie's points earlier are more probably more likely, particularly in relation to anonymity.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    "Hey there Redundant are youna fucking shrink or something ?" Argumentum ad hominem part three, no I'm not a shrink but I am something, just not something that would start a discussion on foul language and its usage for professional reasons. Curious perhaps, bored probably, fond of language less befouled probably, rotund almost certainly.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    Well that sounds as if the written word has had its day and potential authors may as well pack up their pens. Is swearing on forums only used under the protective cloak of anonymity? Would the obscenity users post under their own names? Is it just posted to add a touch of forum tough guy/gal credibility? Are people suffering from Coprolalia? I used to find the use of foul language offensive on here, but now I find it rather fascinating. Wow, and yes I did have to look up Coprolalia. I don't find it offensive, I find it wasteful, pointless and not particularly humorous and I truly do struggle to see why anyone bothers, except when it makes a significant point.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    Gettafa had it nailed on when he said it's the silent comma it's a replacement for saying "erm" Quite possibly. I think it's generally accepted that comments in e-mails and forums etc are more likely to be misinterpreted or misunderstood and more likely to cause offence or even hurt than if spoken out loud, as such it would be reasonable to argue that the use of swear words in the written form would be the lesser. Would it be fair therefore to argue that there usage, particularly when not particularly relevant, is intended to offend?
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    More outraged than someone that never mentioned outrage? I appreciate the correction, if I can figure out how to edit it, if that is even possible, I'll go back and change it. Just followed it back, and realised it wasn't my original error, my self esteem is clearly at a low enough level to assume it was, but the appreciation still counts! Also outrage was mentioned, but only in a speculative sense. I really shouldn't have replied to this at all :-( Rewind.
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    Foul language and it's usage...

    "Do people swear at you a lot?" Argumentum ad hominem part two, and no, not that I am aware of, perhaps they save it up for when I'm gone, in which case, who cares.
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