In my first thread, I challenge the crowd to a game of wits. Can you follow my tried and true posting method to make a point and win the argument (even if nobody is arguing with you)?
1- Comment on any thread on the forum.
2- Introduce your comment with the acronym ARS ("As Richard Sharpe," pronounced "arse").
3- Points are based on a 0-10 scale per post.
4- The more sharpesque you are, the more points you get.
5- A winner will be declared in one week.
Structure of Comment:
1- No more than three sentences.
2- No more than two lines.
Substance of Comment:
1- Comment on anything you find questionable, disagreeable, illogical or confusing.
2- The more you don't understand something, the more suitable a sharpesque comment truly is.
The Richard Sharpe Imitation Game: 8/20/2012 17:22:42
^^ Notice the perfect structure of the first post. If he had written ARS, it'd be worth 8 points (not enough empty words, see below)!
Line 1: Introduce the subject of your comment (1-2 sentences).
Line 2: Conclude your main point (1-2 sentences).
The tricky part: Whichever line has 2 sentences must include your attack on the person.
Grammatical points to remember: Space fillers (empty words/phrases that add nothing to overall meaning) and outdated idioms are most sharpesque.
The Richard Sharpe Imitation Game: 8/20/2012 17:40:10
Who, me? I don't know whether to feel pleased or insulted to be mistaken as RvW. It is true we may share some traits in characteristics of speech, but we are two different people (last time I checked). Unless, of course I misinterpreted your comment, Arun? I'm not sure what you are saying.
The Richard Sharpe Imitation Game: 8/21/2012 01:29:52
Nike, the accusation comes thanks to Agressive's obvious comment directed towards you about 'messing' with me. Didn't seem your style, though the competent typing shown is probably why your name was thrown into the mix.
Frankly, it's pretty obvious that it was Agressive, not that he will be punished for it.
The Richard Sharpe Imitation Game: 8/21/2012 04:22:54