Does John Bear Rock? You can vote your choice.

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Does John Bear Rock?

  1. Of course

    53 vote(s)
    75.7%
  2. I didn't know that John's a palentologist

    5 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. What does this have to do with Viagra?

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. I think he's more a pile of gravel.

    10 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    mineralh: "...I ordered straight via their website, which promised an exclusive cd-rom..."

    John Bear: I realize, in my response, that it was not clear to me if you were referring to Bears' Guide [for which a CD talk of me giving further information on pursuing distance degrees was offered by DegreeInfo], or Degree Mills [for which retired FBI Special Agent Ezell prepared a CD with further information on mills]. I wasn't involved with sending out either CD . . . but the offer stands: if mineralh will tell me which book he or she bought, I'll make sure that he or she gets the disc.
     
  2. cutedeedle

    cutedeedle I speak Geek. Will translate on request.

    Ah, where is Lynne Truss when you need her and her black marking pen to correct those grievous punctuation miscreants? ("Eats, Shoots & Leaves" by Lynne Truss)

    I used to tell my staff they should never use three words in any communication:
    facilitate
    utilize
    proactive

    You can probably guess the result. I was then deluged with e-mails and memos, from staff, that incorporated all three words. That was pretty funny, I'll admit.
    :p

    And of course John Bear rocks!
     
  3. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    The apostrophe is a strange little creature. Usage seems to vary from place to place. I've just written a long essay for a British publication, and it had to be submitted in British English. Spelling, I can handle (honor, honour). Different words for the same thing, I can handle (eggplant, aubergine). Grammar I am learning ('The Army are marching...'). Slang is a challenge (although nothing as bad as when I once wrote about 'on-the-job training' for Heriot-Watt, and it turned out that in parts of the UK, 'on-the-job' means 'having sex'. But apostrophes are driving me nuts. (Should that one after 'sex' be inside or outside the quotation mark?)

    And then there is good old Quebec, where Bill's Drugs was fined by the province because it is illegal there to use an apostrophe in a possessive. The French don't do it.
     
  4. gregjohnson

    gregjohnson New Member

    Ebs mba

    Hello Dr Bear-

    I just want to say upfront that I voted "of course". I was hoping you might know if there is anyone stateside that sells the courses for the EBS MBA, as I believe was done by your old company. I did call the phone # listed for Pearson's in you daughter's 2005 edition of Bear's Guide, but it no longer operative. Also, are there discounts available, or is that seller to be avoided like the plague?

    Thank you, Greg Johnson
     
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  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    It's not clear to me what you mean when you use the phrase "sells the courses." Can you explain?
     
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  6. cutedeedle

    cutedeedle I speak Geek. Will translate on request.

    Ah yes, the British conventions vs. ours -- takes some getting used to. In my few courses I took from Heriot-Watt there was a phrase (don't remember it was so long ago) that I had no clue what they meant and I never looked it up. It was funny getting used to their wording "demand and supply" as opposed to our "supply and demand."

    Whilst in the UK one time I saw a sign that said "Road crumbles ahead." Hunh?? They meant gravel was on the shoulder! Then there's the ever-popular "get a ride" that is perfectly innocent in the U.S. but in the UK means having sex.

    I never knew that about Quebec and I was fluent in French all through school, albeit not in Quebec!
     
  7. Chip

    Chip Administrator

    And... if it was a DegreeInfo order, we will more than happily fulfill the CD request. I heard through the grapevine that some people apparently never received CDs that were ordered, though when I checked, our records showed all orders had been shipped. But... things happen, both on our end and with the postal service.
     

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