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Old 08-14-2014, 06:59 PM   #51
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In English english "just" is used synonymously with "only". If we say something is "not just xxx" it implies that xxx is part of the story but there is more is more to it than that.
You don't want to get me started on just and only-they are not synonyms from a linguist's perspective because there is no such thing as a synonym. (Not to mention, just and only are one of my pet peeves and I've researched the usage of both extensively). I write and edit for a living and have studied 12 languages. I have an advanced degree in linguistics with a specialization in text analysis. Let's stay on track here and not get distracted by the intricacies of linguistics.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:07 PM   #52
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You don't want to get me started on just and only-they are not synonyms from a linguist's perspective because there is no such thing as a synonym. (Not to mention, just and only are one of my pet peeves and I've researched the usage of both extensively). I write and edit for a living and have studied 12 languages. I have an advanced degree in linguistics with a specialization in text analysis. Let's stay on track here and not get distracted by the intricacies of linguistics.
I hope you saw my reply to your original mention of this - page 4, # 37?
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:11 PM   #53
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Let's get back to giving our respect back to Robin Williams, his family and each other,. I would be embarrassed trying to explain this thread to him.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:21 PM   #54
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Present and past students have all said that their favorite piece that Robin ever did was his visit to The Actor's Studio. It was one continuous hour of hilarious laughter. I well remember it. He was at the very pinnacle of his genius that day.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:40 PM   #55
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From "The Huffington Post"

William's wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement earlier in the day on behalf of the family. "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken," Schneider said. "On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin's death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:50 PM   #56
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I don't know if US has the news yet but, over here in UK, it has been disclosed by Robin's wife that he had the early stages of Parkinson's disease.

Poor man. A quickfired brain like his would be so crippled by it.
Yes, Cooking Goddess said that several hours ago.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:01 PM   #57
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Thank you, princess. I haven't posted here yet about Robin's untimely death. It hit hard, as it did the entire world. I can't even begin to imagine what his family is going through. Mrs. Williams seems to be the epitome of grace in her pleas to the public and we should all, not just this board, rethink our words before we put them out there. There is a family in unimaginable grief. It's all about the Williams family right now. May he rest in peace, and although the family will never have answers, may they eventually find some semblance of peace in their lives as well. JMO
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Social media is a curse. It always amazes me how people can be so cruel...

Twitter vows to “improve our policies” after Robin Williams’ daughter is bullied off the network - The Washington Post
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Social media is a curse. It always amazes me how people can be so cruel...
Anytime people are allowed to say whatever they want behind the veil of anonimity, you can bet money there will always be a few idiots who will abuse it. I've noticed the same sort of behavior when people are inside their cars driving. They often act much more aggressively than if they were standing right next to you. It's almost as if the ability to hide gives them license to be jerks.

On a completely unrelated note, this made me chuckle
“We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter," Del Harvey, Twitter's vice president of trust and safety, said in a statement.
Could someone please tell me exactly how does one get hired for the position of "vice president of trust and safety?"
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...On a completely unrelated note, this made me chuckle
“We will not tolerate abuse of this nature on Twitter," Del Harvey, Twitter's vice president of trust and safety, said in a statement.
Could someone please tell me exactly how does one get hired for the position of "vice president of trust and safety?"
They had to either give him a raise or a title.
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