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    Posted: April 01 2013 at 08:51
Originally posted by Dean

False modesty is an English thing.

I thought it was quiet desperation
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 01 2013 at 08:55
Originally posted by Padraic

Originally posted by Dean

False modesty is an English thing.

I thought it was quiet desperation
*rim shot*
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2013 at 02:29
Originally posted by Padraic


Originally posted by Dean

False modesty is an English thing.

I thought it was quiet desperation


No - quiet desperation is the manner in which us English read the grammar of others

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2013 at 08:31
Originally posted by Jim Garten

Originally posted by Padraic


Originally posted by Dean

False modesty is an English thing.

I thought it was quiet desperation


No - quiet desperation is the manner in which us we English read the grammar of others

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You can add IMO just to let everyone know that it's a matter of opinion, and even if you are very assured to the degree that you feel convinced, adding IMO is a way to acknowledge that it is an opinion and it will welcome others to present their alternate views.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gamemako Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 17:15
IMO, it's not like it matters. In fact, colloquial language is brimming with meaningless, non-statement filler-phrases.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 17:21
That's strange.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zappaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 03 2013 at 20:57
Originally posted by The T

I'm quite happy about good manners. Rudeness it's probably my biggest pet peeve in the world. But an H in an IMO it's just an extra letter, IMO.

Have an awesome, best-of-your-life, unforgettable day.


I've occasionally seen IMAO - In My Arrogant Opinion.

There's a famous saying, but no one remembers the second half of it:
"Opinions are like a**holes - everybody's got one, but nobody wants to look at the other guy's."

BRUTAL.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2013 at 02:20
Originally posted by Padraic


Originally posted by Jim Garten

Originally posted by Padraic


Originally posted by Dean

False modesty is an English thing.

I thought it was quiet desperation


No - quiet desperation is the manner in which us we English read the grammar of others

Smile


Took yer time...

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Excuse me but which new problems have occurred by people using IMO?

People use IMO / IMHO because the net is full of oversensitive people which will react like mentally retarded when confronted with someone not sharing their opinion. In the vast majority of cases using IMO / IMHO should be completely unnecessary but it's a way of telling the other net users that you are not one of those retarded and that you can deal with people having a different opinion.

Unnecessary yes, but causing new problems???
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2013 at 06:56
^ there is much merit in what the cranky Belgium dweller states. All these qualifiers at the end of written messages like IMO, IMHO etc seem to mirror the modern paranoia manifest in everyone and their dog prefacing any written statement with 'without prejudice' i.e. you cannot use what I have written against me in any subsequent court case.
This is usually spurious bollocks as the words will not act to automatically confer immunity to the communication

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I use IMHO quite often, but not out of paranoia.
Why should it be, since it means, as we all know: In My Hyperintelligent Opinion WinkCool
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2013 at 09:05
Originally posted by Jim Garten

Originally posted by Padraic


Originally posted by Jim Garten

Originally posted by Padraic


Originally posted by Dean

False modesty is an English thing.

I thought it was quiet desperation


No - quiet desperation is the manner in which us we English read the grammar of others

Smile


Took yer time...

Forgive me - I was sleeping when you wrote it.  Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2013 at 10:14
Originally posted by Gerinski

Excuse me but which new problems have occurred by people using IMO?

People use IMO / IMHO because the net is full of oversensitive people which will react like mentally retarded when confronted with someone not sharing their opinion. In the vast majority of cases using IMO / IMHO should be completely unnecessary but it's a way of telling the other net users that you are not one of those retarded and that you can deal with people having a different opinion.

Unnecessary yes, but causing new problems???
 
Well said ......and that is  the reason I often use it on various forum discussions.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2013 at 11:15
It's just fluffy convention, a rhetorical device that some people find useful.  Just because it doesn't add any meat to the sentence doesn't mean it shouldn't be there.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2013 at 15:28
Originally posted by Gerinski

People use IMO / IMHO because the net is full of oversensitive people which will react like mentally retarded when confronted with someone not sharing their opinion. In the vast majority of cases using IMO / IMHO should be completely unnecessary but it's a way of telling the other net users that you are not one of those retarded and that you can deal with people having a different opinion.

Unnecessary yes, but causing new problems???
Eh, ... that makes it necessary.

Edited by Dayvenkirq - April 04 2013 at 15:31
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IMO having a strong opinion on IMO is just being overly opinionated. IMO those people need to get a life
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Originally posted by JJLehto

IMO having a strong opinion on IMO is just being overly opinionated. IMO those people need to get a life


That's just, like, your opinion, man.
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What I hate is when I see it in a review;  for chrissake, we know it's your opinion, that'swhat a review is.   It's even worse coming from a collaborator, it's like saying  " I'm not really sure if I'm right or if you'll agree or if my thoughts are valid or how this comes off or anything, but here's what I think.  Heh. "


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