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Boy, how short sighted you are.

Posted By: TM on 2007-05-01
In Reply to: Apparently you donít understand too well - Darryl

I think you are the one who does not understand too well. You say unless you are laid up in bed unable to move then you work and take care of your family, but since when is being laid out the only disability that would prevent one from performing their daily activities? True depression is a disability and sometimes something a person might battle their whole life. It is easy for you to say, just put your big girl panties on and deal with it when you obviously have never had to overcome this disability. Maybe you need to educate yourself a little more before you speak out about things you obviously know nothing about.

Unfortunately, attitudes like yours are what have held some people back from accepting their problem and getting treatment for it. Mental illness is a disease, not something the OP could turn off and on when she wanted, not laziness and just as debilitating as "being laid up in bed."

And you might not have called her a crack head directly, but the slap in the face was just the same by comparing the two.

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Long short forms vs short short forms


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In most Expander programs you would opt for a short short form as you have to type the whole short form before you can expand.
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This is possible when you use the Instant Text marker key to expand. If you use the space bar to expand, you may be better off assigning the initials as suggested in the second response, as you would not be able to "jump ahead".


The short of it.....
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My short story
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Life is too short
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The reports are usually short
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Short-cut system
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Ctrl C- copies

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Short Cut for Windows
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Short note..more tomorrow
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peep just short for people
He is one fry short of a Happy Meal.

One quarter short of a roll...nm
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short term cure ...
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If a doctor writes a plus sign inside of a circle, what does that translate to in short hand?


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