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Carlos
09-30-2003, 03:16 AM
THE ORIGINAL QUOTE

If you love someone,
Set her free...
If she comes back, she's yours,
If she doesn't, she never was....


THE NEW VERSIONS.....
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Pessimist:
If you love someone,
Set her free .................
If she ever comes back, she's yours,
If she doesn't, as expected, she never was
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Optimist:
If you love someone,
Set her free .................
Don't worry, she will come back.
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Suspicious:
If you love someone,
Set her free .................
If she ever comes back, ask her why.
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Impatient:
If you love someone,
Set her free .................
If she doesn't come back within some time forget her.
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Patient:
If you love someone, Set her free .................
If she doesn't come back,
continue to wait until she comes back ...
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Playful:
If you love someone,
Set her free .................
*If she comes back, and if you love her still, set her
free again, repeat *
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C++ Programmer :
if(you-love(m_she)) /* m name of girlfriend */
m_she.free()
if(m_she == NULL)
m_she = new CShe;
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Animal-Rights Activist :
If you love someone,
Set her free,
In fact, all living creatures deserve to be free!!
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Lawyers:
If you love someone,
Set her free,
Clause 1a of Paragraph 13a-1 in the Second Amendment
of the Matrimonial
Freedom
Act clearly states that...
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Bill Gates :
If you love someone,
Set her free,
If she comes back,
I think we can charge her for re-installation fees but
tell her that she's also going to get an upgrade.
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Biologist :
If you love someone,
Set her free,
She'll evolve.
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Statisticians :
If you love someone,
Set her free,
If she loves you, the probability of her coming back
is high
If she doesn't, your relation was improbable anyway.
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Schwarzenegger's fans:
If you love someone,
Set her free,
SHE'LL BE BACK!
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Over possessive person :
If you love someone
don't set her free.
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HR specialist :
If you love someone
set her free
by Offering her VRS and other benefits Then out source
her.
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MBA :
If you love someone
set her free
instantaneously and look for others simultaneously
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Psychologist :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back her super ego is dominant
If she doesn't come back her id is supreme
If she doesn't go, she must be crazy.
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Somnabulist :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back it's a nightmare
If she doesn't, you must be dreaming.
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ERP functional expert :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back, map her into your system
If she doesn't, carry out a gap-fit analysis
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Finance expert :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back, its time to look for fresh loans
If she doesn't, write her off as an asset gone bad.
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Marketing Specialist :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back she has brand loyalty
If she doesn't, reposition the brand in new market

Jeremy G
09-30-2003, 05:11 AM
Actually that wasnt the original quote - thats a misquote right there. You see, you switched your noun subject from some one (male or female) to a specific one (female).

The original quote doesn't make this faulter. Them is used in the place of your misquotes she.


Sorry, i didn't read the rest - its 4am and I'm about to go to sleep . I just had a hankering to be critical of some ones post.

Carlos
09-30-2003, 05:17 AM
Originally posted by dbgt goten

I just had a hankering to be critical of some ones post.


Very bad habbit - ever got beaten for that? :D

Besides I actually copied this from our fun mailing list.
And I can't care less whether the original version used "them" instead of "she". :D

joshdick
09-30-2003, 09:35 AM
'Tis funny fo' sho'. I especially liked the C++ one, of course :p

Zach L.
09-30-2003, 07:57 PM
Well, grammatically, it must be either her, him, or it as "someone" is singular, and "them", though gender neutral is plural. Anyways, quite amusing - I like the suspicious one. :D

JaWiB
09-30-2003, 08:55 PM
if(you-love(m_she)) /* m name of girlfriend */


is that line right? maybe it should be if (you->love(m_she))...




Well, grammatically, it must be either her, him, or it as "someone" is singular, and "them", though gender neutral is plural.


So to be truly correct it would be (he/she) / (him/her)

Zach L.
09-30-2003, 09:12 PM
Well, to be both politically and grammatically correct, yes. But why ruin a good quote with political correctness, eh? ;)

Waldo2k2
09-30-2003, 10:08 PM
>>Sorry, i didn't read the rest - its 4am and I'm about to go to sleep . I just had a hankering to be critical of some ones post.

so is it in your nature to be a dick all the time?

Thantos
09-30-2003, 10:19 PM
so is it in your nature to be a dick all the time?

Yes..... oh wait that wasn't directed at me.

nm

Cat
09-30-2003, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by Zach L.
Well, grammatically, it must be either her, him, or it as "someone" is singular, and "them", though gender neutral is plural. Anyways, quite amusing - I like the suspicious one. :D

Actually, "them" as a singular has been around since the 1300s, and is finally gaining acceptance as being grammatically correct. Although the old school of thought is still strong, there are a number of big names in the field of english that actually recommend "them" im place of "him or her". Further, as time goes on, more and more people are moving away from the "his or her" camp to the "their" camp.

Recall, the origin of "proper grammar" was nothing more than a set of people who rather arbitrarily imposed rules upon the English language in the late 18th century. They took their particular dialect, added in some of the rules of Latin, and passed it off as "The English Language." Prior to that time, there was considerable regional variation in spelling, grammar, and pronunciation of words.

While there is a need for a standardized means of communication, it also needs to be ready to adapt to a changing need of the population, and the grammatical rules should not impede clarity of speech or writing, as "his or her" can easily do.

JaWiB
10-01-2003, 09:54 AM
I just have to say that I don't actually say "he or she" in my sentences (i use "they") :cool:

Zach L.
10-01-2003, 08:41 PM
Them : they :: him : he :: her : she :: me : I

Of course language is arbitrary, but it still has been codified. My problem with "them" as singlular is that it makes for rather awkward sentences. The English language doesn't have a gender-neutral singular direct object for this purpose. I can't think of any languages that do right off either (if someone knows of one, please feel free to enlighten me, as I am curious about it). Perhaps a flaw of the language rules, but I still think it sounds weird.

BMJ
10-02-2003, 01:10 AM
Who, Whom

:D