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post #61 of 88
My writing is rubbish so I always proudly use fondant letters,whatever the cake.
Judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
post #62 of 88
Ditto. My daughter is a Special Education teacher, and she's not above telling people (tactfully, of course) in public to quit using that word when she hears it. I was even brave enough to ask a group of teenage boys in line behind me at a store to stop saying it. Surprisingly, they apologized!
post #63 of 88
Unlimited are those your nails,how sexy are those,are they real,please let me kill you for them.
Judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
Judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
post #64 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by solascakes

Unlimited are those your nails,how sexy are those,are they real,please let me kill you for them.



Kill me now! Yes, those are my real fingernails, but everyone thinks they're pretty gross! For those that agree they're nasty, you'll be pleased to know that I just cut them all off! I have to cut 'em off 2Xs a year, once in the summer (because they bend backwards when I dive off my diving board in the pool), and once in the winter (because some of them just get too long and grow twisted then it drives me crazy!) If you like long nails, you just need to learn to use your fingertips for everything instead of using your nails for tools. (i.e. screwdrivers!)
HOW TO:
Make tip #127D (giant rose tip) Ruffle cake,
Write with icing,
Make buttercream roses on a stick:
http://s984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/Unlimited1cakes/
HOW TO:
Make tip #127D (giant rose tip) Ruffle cake,
Write with icing,
Make buttercream roses on a stick:
http://s984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/Unlimited1cakes/
post #65 of 88
Enough already.

The horse is flogged and dead.

We heard the first, the second, the third, .......and yet one more time.

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the word used was RETARDED -- as in slow on the up take, held back, having difficulties in keeping up with the rest of the crowd, having to have extra time to get it -- NOT the epithet like "n" and "gay" before it that many have complained about!

and who of us, if we are truthful, is not retarded?

one only has to look at my math and spelling abilities -- way, way behind the curve! sooooooo slow to get it! and my handwriting -- well did your 7th grade teacher call your parents and tell them to get you a typewriter so she could finally read your assignments???? Mine did! (let's see 40+ years and still haven't mastered typing either! -- pretty retarded!

and what's your retardation? English? grammar? chemistry? history? PE? (drat another one for me! -- my running is beyond retarded as in not moving at all!) spatial relationships? planning? sequencing? self-esteem? fear of (fill in the blank - I'll start: heights!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Yes, I've been called retarded even tho' I'm not -- until you look at my math and spelling! (my ability to run doesn't count -- not even moving there!)
but math and spelling? ooooo boy am I. And if one says that to me, my rejoinder is simply: "YES, I am -- that's why they invented Word/Excel and I can use those right well."

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now as to that epithet "r....." the one complained about but not used.

It is instructive to see how the "n" word and the word "gay" have been totally turned on their heads from epithets to empowering by those against whom they were originally aimed.

Some day the "r" word could be just as empowering but only if instead of stomping feet and yelling how dare you use it -- it is instead co-opted & embraced as used as point of pride when they stand their ground, don't wimper or pout but get right back in the person's face as say: "Yes, I AM retarded but just remember -- I may be slow -- but so was the tortoise and it was he -- the slow and steady one -- who won the race!"

One of the most loving people I ever knew was DS.

And one of my best, most steady students had a tested IQ of barely 80 - but she slowly, steadily did all that was asked of her and showed up those who were faster and more capable.

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Rather than focusing on the one dead leaf and miss the beauty of tree and forest -- an all too common trait today where a person makes a minor slip and is promptly beaten down for it as if they were a mass murder --

Let's recognize we all have dead leaves -- all of us retarded, slow. disabled - in some way.

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Enough.

Time to stay on topic or be silent.

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and speaking of the topic: see above or any cake I've made for just how bad my handwriting is! Unfortunately due to my own lack of patience, I doubt I'd have the time for tappits, or plaques or no $ for edible images. So, suffer and laugh on world at my scrawl!
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post #66 of 88
Damn Doug...nice! Oops, is damn a bad word too? icon_biggrin.gif
post #67 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Damn Doug...nice! Oops, is damn a bad word too? icon_biggrin.gif



it's what the fish said when it hit the concrete wall!

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post #68 of 88
I'm sorry, I can't quite let this one go yet. Forgive me but I have to say just a bit more on the subject of defending the use of terms as innocent or harmless after people have told you how very hurtful they are.

I believe that the OP did not mean to hurt anyone by her comment. However, the fact is that she obviously did offend quite a few people. That's the only important aspect of this conversation.

When this happens, a person with maturity and grace simply says, "I'm sorry. I didn't realize that my words hurt you." Continuing to try to defend what you said and why it shouldn't be offensive doesn't show any regard for the people you offend.

Regardless of what you may personally think about the use of this term, once you know that it's offensive to so many to say it in a public forum, the ONLY appropriate thing to do is to stop doing it. And that is not political correctness, it's simply what kind and decent people do.

If we never spoke up to educate people, it would still be considered socially acceptable to use all kinds of racial slurs that we all now understand are simply not acceptable in a decent, respectful society. This is no different. Please just listen and try to learn something today.
It's not good enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill
It's not good enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill
post #69 of 88
Oh good lord ! The women asked for forgiveness. LET IT GO ! Doug is right, Retarded is used in everyday language, even in the bakery !! It does mean slow. Maybe those of you are being too sensitive about the subject because you have a loved one with a health problem. If you didn't like the OPS use of the word, move on to a different subject. Why do you feel like you have to be the language police. Just try to get along ! Your supposed to be adults. Answer the womens question if you can, otherwise, if you don't have any suggestions, move on to a different forum. I personally pmd her with one of my suggestions. I didn't chastize her, i'm sure she's already feeling that.
post #70 of 88
Poor ally's probably never going to ask for help again, and isn't that what we're all here for.....to help and be helped?
I love my tappits. I can't wait to get more. You should think yourself lucky. I can't really do anything with buttercream except put it under my fondant. Can't pipe it, can't smooth it, can't make pretty roses etc etc.
post #71 of 88
ok...questions on tappits since so many think they're the "bees knees"

1) how thin must fondant be?

2) how do you cut them to shape?

3) how long do they have to dry?

and any other info (like a video???) would be helpful.
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post #72 of 88
Doug, I believe Aine2 had a tutorial on YouTube about them.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
post #73 of 88
I am so with you guys. I HATE icon_mad.gif really hate the word retarded. I also have a special needs grandson. I really wish people would be more considerate. In fact he is the pic in my Avatar...... So please be careful what you say and who you say it in front of, that person may be or have special needs.
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post #74 of 88
I think we have now worn out the "forbidden word" subject and we need to stop posting to this one. There was no intentional offense made in what was originally posted and it is time to leave it alone. Six pages of this is enough - we get the point.
post #75 of 88
Yep, everyone but the OP it seems. She could have stopped it cold by simply saying, "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend." Dont' see that post anywhere...
It's not good enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

Winston Churchill
It's not good enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

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