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    Default Re: How to win an argument.

    I don't get the "what are your parameters" thing...
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    Default Re: How to win an argument.

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I don't get the "what are your parameters" thing...
    Really?

    A: Women do more work around the house than men.
    B: Perhaps your proposition is right. But you'd need to define your parameters.
    A: OK. By 'work', I mean unpaid chores, such as washing up, cleaning the toilet .... By men and women, I'm referring to a couple living together. I don't mean a man with a live-in maid, in which the maid would obviously do most of the chores. By "around the house", I mean both inside and outside. I'll exclude such chores as doing the shopping and driving the kids to soccer training ...

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    Default Re: How to win an argument.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Really?

    A: Women do more work around the house than men.
    B: Perhaps your proposition is right. But you'd need to define your parameters.
    A: OK. By 'work', I mean unpaid chores, such as washing up, cleaning the toilet .... By men and women, I'm referring to a couple living together. I don't mean a man with a live-in maid, in which the maid would obviously do most of the chores. By "around the house", I mean both inside and outside. I'll exclude such chores as doing the shopping and driving the kids to soccer training ...
    Yes, I really didn't. I've never heard the word "parameters" used this way. I do understand now though. Thank you!

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