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Skyfyre
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0 posted 02-26-2001 01:59 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Um ... since this is a "meeting place for all members" (translation: more than one member), wouldn't the correct term be Members' Lounge...?"

hehe

*loves being difficult*

Linda
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1 posted 02-26-2001 02:37 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I agree. Nothing worse than a MEMBER lounging....
Nan
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2 posted 02-26-2001 06:39 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

TRUE STORY


My school has been putting on a major addition... The first thing they did was to put locks on the new bathrooms that would automatically lock us out if the door shut - so we had to prop them open with chairs when they were unoccupied... Then - they fixed that with new locks, and finally got signs on the doors... Here's what I saw one morning...

Teachers' Lounge - correct
Mens' - blooper
Womens' - blooper


If those bloopers weren't bad enough - The male teachers came out of their newly designated bathroom and asked "Why is the 'feminine hygiene' dispenser in our bathroom?"

Needless to say, they took the signs down immediately - They got them reprinted - spelled properly... Men's and Women's... and reposted them... On the wrong doors AGAIN!!!!....




[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 02-26-2001).]
Acies
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3 posted 02-26-2001 10:26 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

good catch skyfyre

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
Poet deVine
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4 posted 02-26-2001 11:39 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Now, Nan...when you're in a hurry to 'go' who cares about semantics?????
Michael
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5 posted 02-26-2001 03:38 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

But honey, all the members is here...

MEMBER'S LOUNGE!!!

:P~

Michael
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6 posted 02-26-2001 03:41 PM       View Profile for DancinQueen   Email DancinQueen   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DancinQueen

i would have never noticed that..

¤Sometimes the hardest thing to get over, is something you never really had¤
Ron
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7 posted 02-26-2001 04:07 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about...

Skyfyre
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8 posted 02-26-2001 04:21 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

I'll have you know, Ron, that I need no help from you to reinforce the appearance of being completely out of my tree, thankyouverymuch!!

Thank you for the change, though ... hehe

Linda
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9 posted 02-26-2001 04:24 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Lounge for members? I don't have a member!! Can I borrow yours Ron??  
Ron
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10 posted 02-26-2001 06:23 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Sharon, now I have no idea what you are talking about...

Acies
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11 posted 02-26-2001 06:59 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

now that is funny

"Lounge for People Who Are Members"




"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
Poet deVine
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12 posted 02-26-2001 07:02 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Rats!! I had some sweet visions of what I'd do when I borrowed a member from Ron. Sigh! Ok..so the name gets longer and longer. Next thing you know it will be named:

Lounge for People Who Are Members of The Passions in Poetry Forums

And how does it look in 'Today's Topics'? What? You say it's not on the list anymore.. odd.....
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13 posted 02-26-2001 07:08 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

ROFL...funny...very funny,
Brad
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14 posted 02-26-2001 08:27 PM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

Just thought I'd offer this explanation as a possible way out of this conundrum:

"Don't confuse an adjectival label ending in s with the need for a possessive. Sometimes it's not easy to tell which is which. Do you attend a writers' conference or a writers conference? If it's a group of writers attending a conference, you want the plural ending, writers. If the conference actually belongs to the writers, then you'd want the possessive form, writers'. If you can insert another modifer between the -s word and whatever it modifies, you're probably dealing with a possessive. Additional modifiers will also help determine which form to use.

Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe threw three touchdown passes. (plural as modifier)

The Patriots' [new] quarterback, Drew Bledsoe, threw three touchdown passes. (possessive as modifier]"

So, I guess the question is whether we actually own this lounge.

Brad
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15 posted 02-26-2001 08:51 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Maybe it should be called "The Friends of Ron Lounge"???
warmhrt
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16 posted 02-26-2001 09:15 PM       View Profile for warmhrt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for warmhrt

Well...there's the staff lounge, so we'd be the rank and file. How 'bout the Rank and File Lounge, or if ya don't like "lounge"... the Rank and File Room.



Kris




[This message has been edited by warmhrt (edited 02-26-2001).]
insect
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17 posted 02-26-2001 09:39 PM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

If this is when everyone is going to create a possible new name for this place.
How about….
The Playroom
Colin
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18 posted 02-27-2001 01:12 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Perhaps it's time for one of the moderators to step in with an opinion?

ok, here goes....

*groan*




Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. - Bill Vaughan
Brad
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19 posted 02-27-2001 02:49 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

Perhaps it is?

Colin, what do you think?


Brad
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20 posted 02-27-2001 06:48 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Serenity is PRESENT---and sitting up (ahem) fully erect in this lounge for members..





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T.S. Eliot

Nan
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21 posted 02-27-2001 06:57 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Um... I've been here in New England for awhile now... Brad, my friend... The Patriots is/are a collective noun... The locker room belonging to the Patriots would certainly be the Patriots' locker room, wouldn't it? I see no way to omit our members' apostrophe here in their very own lounge and still be grammatically correct...
Sunshine
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22 posted 02-27-2001 09:04 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Actually, the name could become

Interactive Internet Lounge for Passionate Poet Members Who Know How To Find This Place To Begin With....
Acies
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23 posted 02-27-2001 09:46 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

Can we just talk about Math?

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
Ron
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24 posted 02-27-2001 11:18 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

quote:
Interactive Internet Lounge for Passionate Poet Members Who Know How To Find This Place To Begin With


And how much flack would I get for ending a forum name with a preposition?  
 
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