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It took me too long to figure out what I should be laughing at, but then it struck and I love those words, evidence of educational challenges still around in the tech savvy world? I will have to share with my mother, since my grandfather was a conscientious objector serving in the Ambulance Corps in France in WWI. And as a Methodist Minister years later he could be contentious.
"I would call this person a retard, but that would insult the intellects of hard-working morons everywhere."He's an idiot studying to be a moron.
Umm, it's much worse than you think. Google "contentious objector" and see how many friggin newspapers have articles with headlines under that title. One would think a newspaper editor would be a little more conscientious in his work.Keith
Well, if there's anybody who's truly a contentious objector, Tam would be it!
There must have been a few contentious objectors battling each other back in WWI, an underground war I didn't know about before except for Google and Tam.
But consientious objectors are parasites on a society where they nestle safely in the bosom of a stable society. Not too many conscientious objectors in Liberia or Burma. Not living ones. Maybe a couple very lucky ones.
I nominate Alvin York as the best example of contentious objector one could find from WWI. According to the movie version, he applied for and was denied conscientious objector status, then reconsidered his position and went on to be awarded a Medal of Honor, etc., for his actions on the battlefield. Sounds pretty contentious to me, and likely seemed that way to the Germans he met. At least those who survived the meeting.
One of my great uncles was a conscientious objector during WWII. He served as a medic in the Army after being drafted.
Hell, if you're gonna object, be contentious about, I always say.
Expect it to get worse.Schools stopped bothering with that math, spelling, and grammar stuff in the 1980's.The only non-college 20-somethings that can spell and do sums in their heads are almost all homeschooled.
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