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It makes me laugh when people tell me to "get out your mothers basement" while i'm sat on my nice leather sofa that I own, in the living room of the house that I own, sat next to my gorgeous girlfriend.... but yes... i have "no life" ;)

People also say that I am poor for my level. I quit RS for a long time and when I came back I had to start from scratch. Since coming back I have gained 99's in Fishing, Cooking, Fletching, Woodcutting, Firemaking, Defence, Hitpoints and Summoning (in that order and I was already 99 in Attack and Strength). What money I have been able to aquire since coming back from monster drops and skilling have been eaten up by other skills, most notably Summoning. I think I have about 20m in coins right now which to me is fine. I'm not bothered by having vast amounts of wealth, I'd rather spend my money on making my skills better.


This sounds more like an excuse to talk yourself up than a response to invalid phrases :rolleyes:
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Incredible means that it is difficult to believe (whatever you're calling unbeleivable).

Massive means having mass. A feather, being made of matter, is a massive object. You can not have, for example, a "massive amount of light".

I seriously doubt that you complain about the improper use of those words.


This is awesome. And by that, I do mean that I am in awe of this quoted post.

Personally, I think it's awful. And by awful, I do mean that it fills me with awe.

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I don't need to talk myself up in a post. I already brag about my levels in my signature which is applied to every post i make ;) lol

My point was mainly to explain why i'm "poor for my level", by explaining which skills i have spent money on, most notably Summoning.

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Incredible means that it is difficult to believe (whatever you're calling unbeleivable).

Massive means having mass. A feather, being made of matter, is a massive object. You can not have, for example, a "massive amount of light".

I seriously doubt that you complain about the improper use of those words.


What I find incredible is that you presumably haven't bothered to verify your statements above. Whilst massive can indeed mean having mass, it can also mean large in scale or amount, so a "massive amount of light" is perfectly reasonable use of the word massive.

Equally, incredible can be used both positively and negatively, however the latter usage is less frequent and is usually qualified as negative through intonation which is difficult to convey in text chat.

What you've done in your post is take a single definition and imply that any other usage is incorrect, it's akin to me saying "I can't believe someone shouted duck when they saw that object flying towards my head... Surely they must realise that a duck is a bird that goes quack".
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Incredible means that it is difficult to believe (whatever you're calling unbeleivable).

Massive means having mass. A feather, being made of matter, is a massive object. You can not have, for example, a "massive amount of light".

I seriously doubt that you complain about the improper use of those words.


What I find incredible is that you presumably haven't bothered to verify your statements above. Whilst massive can indeed mean having mass, it can also mean large in scale or amount, so a "massive amount of light" is perfectly reasonable use of the word massive.

Equally, incredible can be used both positively and negatively, however the latter usage is less frequent and is usually qualified as negative through intonation which is difficult to convey in text chat.

What you've done in your post is take a single definition and imply that any other usage is incorrect, it's akin to me saying "I can't believe someone shouted duck when they saw that object flying towards my head... Surely they must realise that a duck is a bird that goes quack".


That's funny, it's exactly his point. Instead of debating against him you would be agreeing with his disagreement of the OP, perhaps you better re-read.
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That's funny, it's exactly his point. Instead of debating against him you would be agreeing with his disagreement of the OP, perhaps you better re-read.


I can't see where the OP misused those words? The first use on this thread was in the post made by Jeda, however, if it's a cross-thread quote of the OP or if my comments were elaborating the point that Jeda was trying to make, then apologies to Jeda, I agree with him/her (though quote tags might have helped if this is the case!).

My comments still stand against whomever posted the initial definition, and it would be shame to waste the duck analogy :)
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That's funny, it's exactly his point. Instead of debating against him you would be agreeing with his disagreement of the OP, perhaps you better re-read.


I can't see where the OP misused those words? The first use on this thread was in the post made by Jeda, however, if it's a cross-thread quote of the OP or if my comments were elaborating the point that Jeda was trying to make, then apologies to Jeda, I agree with him/her (though quote tags might have helped if this is the case!).

My comments still stand against whomever posted the initial definition, and it would be shame to waste the duck analogy :)


It's not a mis-use, its an acceptance of different meanings. Over time words grow, you'd be foolish to assume the initial definition is now the only definition.
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That's funny, it's exactly his point. Instead of debating against him you would be agreeing with his disagreement of the OP, perhaps you better re-read.


I can't see where the OP misused those words? The first use on this thread was in the post made by Jeda, however, if it's a cross-thread quote of the OP or if my comments were elaborating the point that Jeda was trying to make, then apologies to Jeda, I agree with him/her (though quote tags might have helped if this is the case!).

My comments still stand against whomever posted the initial definition, and it would be shame to waste the duck analogy :)


It's not a mis-use, its an acceptance of different meanings. Over time words grow, you'd be foolish to assume the initial definition is now the only definition.


Fully agree with what you're saying Elucin8r, and if that's the point that Jeda was trying to get across, then applying your sentence above and stating that the cases he/she was using were examples would have made that point very well. Posting random words with a single definition very much left the post open to interpretation!
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I use poor for my level when talking about all skills in general. Each skills is worth (x or -x) x being makes money -x being loses money. I tell them to look at my skills work out the total wealth gained from the x - the wealth spent from the -x before I tell them the actual cash figure, atm it's 143M cash they normally say I'm rich but I'm not so sure. I suppose I have spent over 110M.
I have no idea based on skills whether or not I'm poor/avarage/rich for my level.





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