Rick B.
Subscriber since: March 2013
Location: Waterloo, Canada
About Me
My dear mother taught me a love of the English language...the good-old-fashioned 1960sh way..."Here's a dictionary - look it up". While it seemed excessive work for me at the time, it has served me well over the years.

Now, I help business leaders resolve problems [mostly 'people-communication problems'], increase profits [mostly, 'simplifying and clarifying process'], and grow the value of their business [so they can make personal transitions if and when they choose].
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Favorite Word:

abstemious
One of the few words in the English language that contain all the vowels, in the right order. Found this word in one of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. Of course, adding 'ly' to it creates 'abstemiously', which contains the final vowel.
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Least Favorite Word:

maybe
I suppose that was my 'Sales side' filling out that last box. YES is a good word. NO is a good word. MAYBE is not. It is a gray, fuzzy, & time-wasting word...as are all the 'Variations of Maybe' such as "I don't know", "Let me get back to you on that", etc.
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Favorite Quote:

""Physiologists should think again before postulating the drive to self-preservation as the cardinal drive in an organic being. A living thing desires above all to vent its strength - life as such is will to power -: self-preservation is only one of the indirect and most frequent consequences of it.""
- Friedrich Nietzsche, 'Beyond Good and Evil', (1886)