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Old 05-05-2012, 09:44 PM   #11
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once again, the guy with the ruler that has smaller demarcations wins.

.40, you're arguing that you can only have half if a whole is divided. fee and slob are starting at a whole and only producing a single half in quantity from a predisposed pov.

it's simply sementics. sheesh.

can you serve a medium if the only choices are medium and large? same arguement.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #12
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.40, would you only be half as hungry if you only had 'my' half sandwich? And I'm not counting the bag of chips you have hidden in your desk.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:30 PM   #13
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I gather all the ingredients to make a sandwich. If I assemble those ingredients appropriately, I have a sandwich.

If I use precisely half of each ingredients and assemble them in the same manner I have half of the original sandwich. The other half is on the counter in pieces.

I reject your argument that I've just made a smaller sandwich so I win.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:34 PM   #14
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It sounds like you're half a sandwich short of a picnic, Andy.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #15
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It sounds like you're half a sandwich short of a picnic, Andy.
I guess I'll just go out on the back deck and eat half a sandwich.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:55 PM   #16
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Posting an old family argument discussion for public review in hope that we can put the matter to a final conclusion.

The basis of the argument is this:

  • It is IMPOSSIBLE to make half of a sandwich.
  • It is possible to make a sandwich and cut it in half resulting in two halves.
  • It is possible to make a sandwich from one slice of bread that is the same size as the previously mentioned halves but it is still a whole sandwich.
In either case a whole sandwich was brought into physical existence. One of the sandwiches is comparatively smaller in size.

A half of something results when it is divided in some manner.

What do you think?

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I think you should either cut down or at least not post when thus consuming.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:57 PM   #17
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It is obvious ALL you crazy people have waaaaaaay too much time on your hands.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #18
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lol, ok, i'm doing so well here that i'll take another tack. psycology and physics.

yes, you can have a half of a sandwich so long as there's a reference.

if you know in your heart what a whole is when starting out, you only need to do half as much.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #19
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It is obvious ALL you crazy people have waaaaaaay too much time on your hands.
But it's so much fun...
Besides, .40 is only half-baked...it's true ask Mrs .40.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:22 PM   #20
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If I normally make a sandwich with 2 slices of bread, 3 ounces of meat, 1 ounce of cheese, 2 Tbs Mayo and 2 tsp mustard, and on my next effort I use half of everything...to my satisfaction, I have made a half sandwich.
I agree.
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