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#6981 Neb00rs

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 01:43 PM

i believe the phrase is 'worse comes to worst' (i'd heard it your way all my life too).

there appears to be no real procedure to electing the arbitrator so i think it will take a very long time. the NHL doesn't have very much credibility to lose, and it can certainly afford to eat up the whole summer if it so desires.

I gotta agree that it's going to take a little while for an abitrator to be picked. The NHL has pressure from the PA to get moving but so what. They're not going to agree on an arbitrator that is questionable. They don't want to lose their case in 2 days. If the Devils lose they restructure with Kovy. If the NHL lose they lose face. This will be resolved mid-august.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 01:56 PM

i believe the phrase is 'worse comes to worst' (i'd heard it your way all my life too).


The most important thing to observe about this expression is that, contrary to the common suggestion that it should refer to a deterioration in condition, this is not what it means. If (the) worst comes to (the) worst means 'if the very worst possible thing happens; if the worst really comes to exist'; it does not mean 'if an already bad thing becomes as bad as it can be', though this not implausible.


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Posted 26 July 2010 - 01:57 PM

So I was gone all weekend and missed pages 336-350. Anything epic and worth searching down?
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 01:58 PM

All this talk about wurst is making my hungry :cheers:
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:00 PM

NHL's pick for arbitrator released: Don Koharski, Mark Messier, Adam Graves, Henrik Lundquist's Boyfriend, Sean Avery's Tranny Boyfriend, Harry Howell.


Don't forget Mr. Namtteb, wearing a cheap glued on moustache. :lol:
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:03 PM

Don't forget Mr. Namtteb, wearing a cheap glued on moustache. :lol:


That's a good one! Don't forget the glasses though.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:04 PM

So I was gone all weekend and missed pages 336-350. Anything epic and worth searching down?


Dude's car got a bit banged up.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:07 PM

Where's ZeroGravity?
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:08 PM

Where's ZeroGravity?

In Space.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

Lou nominates Doc!

See because Doc is fair - if anything he'd be partial against the Devils to ensure he's being impartial. But seriously are there ground rules to selecting an arbiter? Do they have to be certified? I liked that one skit that said it ought to be Colin Campbell because he always gets it right!
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:10 PM

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Interesting :) I can see it both ways, depending on whether you mean "let the foulest outcome happen to those wretched who deserve it" (worst to worst) or "should bad become unbearable" (worse to worst). Some of the references given from literature mean completely different things, and really aren't any more comparable than "I'll have a pear" and "I'll have a pair". Still, pretty interesting though in that both can be legitimate but really mean different things depending on where and how you use them.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:11 PM

In Space.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:32 PM

In Space.


I laughed, I'll be honest. Clever sir, clever

Edited by Devsfan118, 26 July 2010 - 02:32 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:36 PM

Don't forget Mr. Namtteb, wearing a cheap glued on moustache. :lol:


<Daly> I like the way Mr. Namtteb thinks!

re: worst comes to worst - ah well, i'm weak on my idioms. won't be the last time i correct someone and get corrected myself.
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:40 PM

re: worst comes to worst - ah well, i'm weak on my idioms. won't be the last time i correct someone and get corrected myself.


As long as we're on idioms...there's another phrase that has never made sense to me. I can't recall it right now (which is bugging the hell outa me), but essentially...the way it's commonly said involves a negative-negative thing, and it makes very little literal sense. Gah...now I'm going to be thinking about it until I figure it out.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:50 PM

As long as we're on idioms...there's another phrase that has never made sense to me. I can't recall it right now (which is bugging the hell outa me), but essentially...the way it's commonly said involves a negative-negative thing, and it makes very little literal sense. Gah...now I'm going to be thinking about it until I figure it out.


This might help
http://www.idiomsite.com/
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:52 PM

As long as we're on idioms...there's another phrase that has never made sense to me. I can't recall it right now (which is bugging the hell outa me), but essentially...the way it's commonly said involves a negative-negative thing, and it makes very little literal sense. Gah...now I'm going to be thinking about it until I figure it out.


I could care less about your idiom issues.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 03:00 PM

I could care less about your idiom issues.

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Oh my god. That's it. Wowww, that's hilarious

Shouldn't it be 'couldn't care less'?
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 03:00 PM

:doh1:

:noclue: ... :evil:
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Posted 26 July 2010 - 03:01 PM

Oh my god. That's it. Wowww, that's hilarious

Shouldn't it be 'couldn't care less'?


Yup. Had a feeling. That one drives me insane.

Also: As per. I think we had a big blowup over use of the term "as per" on this board a few years back. As per that situation, the use of the word "as" in such a situation is redundant and unnecessary.
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