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    I find it a little amusing and sad that people even think to question Kassie in such a manner.

    Kassie (no offence intended) can not put a sentence together correctly and yet suddenly her words are being taken literally when she talks of 'throwing' the cat on to the lounge. C'mon guys, ease up and understand that it is really hard for even the most articulate to adequately convey meaning in text, let alone a 15 year old with learning difficulties.

    I mean seriously. *shakes head*

    How pathetic that I can be attacked for encouraging Kassie to reveiw her words in order to improve her typing and yet others can throw accusations in the air at her and expect that they are warranted. This forum really reeks of hypocrisy at times.
    Last edited by Anne; 11-29-2009 at 07:14 PM.
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    Anne, I cannot speak for others as I am not them and have no idea re their thoughts, but I can speak for myself.

    I have not thrown one single accusation in the air. I have asked Kassie a question however, and have no doubt when she returns on Monday she will answer it either way, no problem at all.
    I have asked her that question because she did state the word 'literally' herself, and also because I have a different opinion regarding her ability to put sentences together.
    I would ask that question of anybody making that statement. I also have no intention of treating Kassie very differently to anybody else on this forum. When she takes the time, I feel she can construct her sentences rather well, and quite coherently.

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    I agree that Kassie can write better at times, however, it is very hard for most people to convey meaning in the written form. Nuances are lost, body language is missing and words are taken literally and out of context.

    It is one reason why some disputes erupt. The written word may have been typed meaning one thing, but each reader will take their own view depending on many influences (mood, history and their experiences).

    In this instance, I find it impossible to believe that Kassie meant that she threw the cat on the lounge in a way that would cause the cat harm.

    I have thrown my cat on the lounge. A simple statement. There is no need to call the RSPCA on me though as when I have hoisted Molly onto the lounge it has been from 30cm away and I am dropping her onto the lounge instead of holding her. There is no force in the throw, no intention to harm, and no harm done.

    By all evidence, Kassie seems very much like an animal lover. She copies poetry about horses, and she talks lovingly of family pets.

    The written word is a funny thing.
    Last edited by Anne; 11-29-2009 at 06:46 PM. Reason: Spellink and typos as always
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    I can only imagine......hurray for ignore!!!

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    An example in this thread of how the written word can be confused is where Kassie was asking why cats make such a commotion when mating. Her questions of 'what are they doing' seemed confusing. She was indeed asking 'what' they were doing but was referring to the noise they make. If we took her words literally, and ignored our limited knowledge of her and her writing, we may have thought she was being facitious or silly saying they were mating and then asking what they were doing.
    Last edited by Anne; 11-29-2009 at 06:54 PM.
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    Too me, it doesnt matter, disability or not.
    I'll speak to her as I'll speak to any other member on the forum.
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    I'm glad that is how you read Kassie's sentence Anne. Others, as you have just stated, have read it differently, particularly when Kassie has inserted the word 'literally' into the sentence. Asking for clarification to clear up any confusion is a much better road to go down than assuming people are automatically accusing one of anything.

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    Sheesh - I think this thread confirms your original suspicions Chops - troll...

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    I seriously can't imagine that Kassie, or anyone else, would openly claim physical abuse of an animal on an animal lovers forum unless they were emotionally damaged and or stupid.

    The benefit of doubt is a good thing. She is afterall, a 15 year old girl and we are adults, yes?

    aussiemyf7 - just a question, do you not believe you should, or would, alter your manner for anyone, be they 5, 95, disabled or not?
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    Anne - there is SO much that doesn't add up here - spelling going in and out of being comprehensible for one. There is no consistency at all.

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