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  1. djfinn6230

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    I come from IBM within whose culture it was almost mandatory to verb your nouns and noun your verbs if you wanted to get ahead. It was a culture of architecting solutions and solutioning problems.
     
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    Not our fault if you have changed the English Language from the original Settlers English spoken in the New World. Looking at old Dictionaries there have been many updates in words and their meanings, but it is what it is, and if you cannot speak it without a funny accent then... :tongue: Plplplplplplpll!!!!

    Just remember you could have been speaking French or Spanish instead of English, wait; maybe you will all end up speaking Spanish some day soon regardless... :smuggrin: *Snorrrrk*

    Colonial America (1492-1763)

    British colonization of the Americas - Wikipedia
     
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    I believe you are correct. The Oxford dictionary says:

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    So it seems it is correctly spelled either way. It does not bother me that Americans spell some words differently. It gets my goat when they suggest the English spelling is wrong, as you vehemently stated in a previous post.

    We aren't wrong, and you Yanks ain't wrong either. We just have different ways of spelling certain words.
     
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    But us Yanks use a little more common sense when spelling.


    Very French of you to have all those extra lettres muettes. Ooh la la.
     
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    All this crap because I used the wrong grammar in an effort to find volunteer work. All these people scrambling to show how brilliant they are! Thanks to those who actually offered decent input into my query and for the others who have lots of time on their hands all I can say is "so sad."
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    Its in the off topic, f*cking around, forum. Loosen up.
     
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    I have never been able to find a good way to do much in an organized way. You have to take the opportunity to help when you see it and where you can. Here, it's not like it is in the industrialized countries. Often people are suspicious of your motives and you will almost always draw criticism for whatever you do. You also will possibly be solicited strongly by some that are looking for something for nothing and/or trying to take advantage if your profile is too high as a giver. I have been here for a couple years and I will give you some examples of things I have seen that I believe have been effective and kept the heat off of the giver. There is a local guy named Bud Brown that gives away flip flops or slippers to locals. He will accept money from you. 500 or 1000 buys a lot of flip flops. I know one guy that knew a resident in an area in Talisay City, Cebu, where they had a fire and 91 houses burned recently. The guy bought a fire hose box with 100' fire hose and nozzle, went to Talisay, and installed it on the 2" public water meter manifold with a valve. All they have to do is hook up the hose and turn the valve and they are in business. The area has no fire hydrants and is not accessible by a fire truck. He also bought smoke detectors and a few fire extinguishers and gave them away. He had to go to a few officials and finally the barangy captain to get permission to attach to the public water main but was successful with a little perseverance and now they have better fire protection there. It is hoped that more will follow that example and install more fire hose connections. I know another guy that has gotten to know the neighbors in his area. He found a couple of widows that were raising their grandchildren, with little or no assistance. This situation is very easy to find here. They don't have much support so he buys them powdered milk once in a while, maybe an umbrella, (from MacDonald's for 70P and they are good umbrellas), maybe some cans of tropical fruit. Things they would not buy on their own because they are expensive. He bought one little boy a used bicycle, for many he bought school supplies, coloring books. stuff like that. Many times he just goes and gives a little money to the local Sari Sari and tells them to give goods to the old ladies or maybe a family that has a working father but what the father makes only buys rice and dried fish. When I have seen these things done the condition is anonymity but of course everyone knows everything. It just keeps the heat down on the ne'er do wells from trying to take advantage. There is "no budget" for them. I know what I say sounds strange but this is what I have seen work and I have only seen discouragement for those seeking an organized charity to volunteer for. Maybe someone else knows more about it than me and can give you better info.
     
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    Actually, it was a spelling error, not a grammatical one. :biggrin:
     
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    I feel a tipping point between starting a new thread on a weak point and pilling on after someone feels offended by it.

    Canadianized, A late apology for my part. My weak excuse is my less than dominate empathy gene.
     
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    Although it is fine with me and of course you are free to do it, I'm not sure why you quoted my post. I meant that whatever he tries to do to as charity work will be criticized. Anyone that has tried to do anything charity wise locally knows that this is a common response, usually from other foreigners. I was just trying to give an honest answer to his original post, not trying to insult him further.
     
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