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Old 05-31-2014, 11:58 AM   #441
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boondoggle

work or activity that is wasteful or pointless, but gives the impression of having value.
That sounds like an apt description of the work I do for the facility. It's all for the government and insurance companies.
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Uh...Okay.
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:14 PM   #443
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Uh...Okay.
in response to?
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:59 PM   #444
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Old 05-31-2014, 04:19 PM   #445
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Uh...Okay.
Morpheme explanations. Made my head swim.
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Old 05-31-2014, 04:28 PM   #446
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Morpheme explanations. Made my head swim.
Ah! Mine, too!
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:43 PM   #447
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I spent 6 years studying things like that...no wonder I was confused as to what to do when I finished my M.A.
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:57 PM   #448
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I spent 6 years studying things like that...no wonder I was confused as to what to do when I finished my M.A.
Other than here right now, and how has all that information served you in life?
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:09 AM   #449
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Other than here right now, and how has all that information served you in life?
Ummmm...I'm the "go to" person for all my friends when they have a question about grammar. It did transfer well to how to editing and writing, which is what I do for work (which seems more like play than work).
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:17 AM   #450
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superannuate:
1. (transitive) To retire or put out of use due to age.
2. (intransitive) To become obsolete or antiquated.
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