Combative People

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  1. Holly Saunders

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    It means exactly what Shirley said, @Frank Sanoica .. it literally means I can't be bothered... it seems we still have many English words and phrases to teach you all.. :p
     
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  2. Holly Saunders

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    LOL.. you won't be the first one.. :D..by the time you've been here a while longer you'll be fluent.. :D:D
     
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  3. Shirley Martin

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    I simply can't be arsed with learning all those Holly-isms. I'll just have to make a list so that I don't have to larn them. :D
     
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    I love it when you say "faffed." :D
     
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  5. Frank Sanoica

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    @Holly Saunders
    I always thought the word was considered profane, whereas here use of the word "ass" is acceptable when attributed to a Jack-ass, but less so, maybe years back even profane, when applied anatomically.
    Frank
     
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  6. Patsy Faye

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    Not all - never used that language in me life
     
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  7. Holly Saunders

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    Of course it isn't offensive..unless you think that calling your backside by a slang name is offensive.. not at all... and equally if you call someone an arse.. then you're simply not being complementary about their brain cells..LOL ..An ''Ass'' here is a Donkey!!!
     
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  8. Holly Saunders

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    :D:D
     
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  9. Holly Saunders

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    now look at you Shirleee.. bragging about being able to write... .. :p.:D..anyway you is one bright 'merican cookie... I'm sure you know more than most about the English language this side of the pond ...
     
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    In our neighborhood, “once a soldier, always a soldier” pays off.
    It’s not that I ever want anything to happen which may end up in a confrontation but I am continually at the ready should it be needed.

    I often have people who come up on the porch and just want to talk and seek some guidance in one form or another so in some regards I’m known as a peace keeper, or so I am told.
    That said, it’s often been proven in my neighborhood that there are some who confuse a peace loving person with a weak person and it generally ends up with someone getting their hat handed to them either verbally (which I definitely prefer) or physically.
    Here, there is no such thing as “steering clear” because there is no detour. It’s either, go with caution, or hide behind closed doors which, I am definitely not accustomed to doing.
     
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  11. Bess Barber

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    This is what I want to say most of the time. :D
     
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  12. Beth Gallagher

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    Here's mine. :D

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  13. Holly Saunders

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    LOL...I shoulda used that one recently elsewhere... ;)
     
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  14. Jane Monroe

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    Combative people scare me especially those who are constantly that way for no good reason. I tend to avoid them like the plague.
     
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    I learned a long time ago that I liked being happy in life much more than I liked being not happy, and there were already enough days back then that I had no choice about not being happy, so I made the most of any day that I could be happy.
    I hate drama, I hate arguments, verbal (or physical) abusiveness, and don’t know why on earth someone would CHOOSE to go through life miserable and looking at the bad side , instead of finding the bright spots when they come, and enjoying those.
    Like most of the rest of you, I avoid those kinds of people as much as possible, and let the drama be elsewhere.
     
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