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    Shriners Club

    "In his previous life, Judge Spicer had been a Justice of the Peace in Mississipi, duly elected by the people of his little county, and sent away when the feds caught him skimming bingo profits from a Shriners Club"

    1) Can we replace little by small here?
    2) What is bingo profits? And what is a Shirners Club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    "In his previous life, Judge Spicer had been a Justice of the Peace in Mississipi, duly elected by the people of his little county, and sent away when the feds caught him skimming bingo profits from a Shriners Club"

    1) Can we replace little by small here?
    Yes.

    2) What is bingo profits? And what is a Shirners Club?
    Bingo is a game of chance that is often used by various organizations as a fundraising activity. Players buy Bingo cards, random numbers are drawn, and players mark those numbers off of their cards, hoping to get five in a row. The winners receive 50% of the money collected from the sale of the cards; the organization keeps the other 50 percent.

    The Shriners are a service organization, similar to the Elks Club or the Freemasons.

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    Hi belly_ttt,

    I send you for the over again the answer, which you have received already before in another forum. Probably you are very pretentious.

    1) Yes. 2) Bingo is a gambling event played by many people trying to X numbers on a card as they are called out. There are five numbers reading down in five columns labeled B-I-N-G O. When a person has all the numbers in any direction, they shout "bingo". The profits would be the money the sponsoring club took in by the sale of the cards.
    Shriners are a high level of the Masonic Orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi belly_ttt,

    I send you for the over again the answer, which you have received already before in another forum. Probably you are very pretentious.

    1) Yes. 2) Bingo is a gambling event played by many people trying to X numbers on a card as they are called out. There are five numbers reading down in five columns labeled B-I-N-G O. When a person has all the numbers in any direction, they shout "bingo". The profits would be the money the sponsoring club took in by the sale of the cards.
    Shriners are a high level of the Masonic Orders.

    Regards.

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    Hi, vil!

    May I gently offer you some constructive criticism regarding your comments to belly_ttt?
    I know your intentions are honorable but your choice of words needs some fine-tuning and softening! Let's use your response as a learning lesson, shall we, my friend?

    vil said:
    'I send you for the over again the answer, which you have received already before in another forum. Probably you are very pretentious.'

    Suggestion as to what you could have said differently:

    belly_ttt,
    I agree with the comments that Ouisch posted in response to your questions.
    1) Yes. 2) Bingo is a gambling event...

    'I send you for the over again the answer, which you have received already before in another forum. I think you meant to say: I am sending you an answer that you have already received from someone else. (Keep it simple! Your sentence contains the words 'again', 'already', and 'before'. Maybe a little redundant, don't you think?)

    vil, please look up the definition of the word 'pretentious'. Is this the word that you wanted to use? I didn't find any pretentiousness in belly_ttt's comments. What sentiment were you trying to convey?

    I hope you view my suggestions as being made in the context from mentor to student!

    Enjoy!

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    Dear vil,
    Perhaps you are Philip in usingenglishforum? As said in "Terryxpress and all seniors member involved" topic, if you should find out, .... you 'll know the answer then.
    I posted those question at the same time on two different forums and I have my cause to do that. I don't want to battle out here since that will lead my nick to be banned or locked.
    Perhaps the Shirner is of American culture, which I cannot know for sure, I'll check out those websites if I have time, thanks Ouisch. Can you please tell me more about Elk clubs or Freemansions, etc...? Because I don't know very much of American culture. And thanks Amigos4 again for being in favor of me.

    P/s: pre∑ten∑tious / — prI'tenSJs; NAmE — / adjective(disapproving) trying to appear important, intelligent, etc. in order to impress other people; trying to be sth that you are not, in order to impress:
    That’s a pretentious name for a dog! « It was just an ordinary house—nothing pretentious. « He’s so pretentious! (Oxford dictionary)

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    There are many different service clubs or organizations in the US, some of which are also international. Basically they are a way for people (some of them only admit males) to get together socially, but also to perform some sort of charity or community service at the same time. Each organization has a variety of meeting places, or "lodges" across the country where members can gather to eat, drink, play cards, (get away from their wives ) etc.

    Some of the organizations sponsor very specific charity activities. For example, Lions Club International are involved with eyesight; they sponsor Leader Dogs for the Blind, they collect used eyeglasses and distribute them to people who can't afford to buy their own, and things like that.

    Kiwanis International works with young people - they revitalize neighborhood playgrounds, provide tutoring services, and organize sports activities.

    The Shriners provide support for many children's hospitals and specialize in providing treatment and support for burn patients.

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    Hi Amigos4,

    Thank you for your moderately reprimand. I am in full agreement with your remodeling my former post in the present thread. In respect of the used of me adjective "pretentious" you are right. Really and truly there is a regrettable misunderstanding.That's not what I meant. In my native language the word "pretentious", with the same sounding and spelling, is quite unoffensive. The meaning is disparate. There is only a subtle hint of faint irony.

    Now, I would replace with the greatest of pleasure the adjective "pretentious"
    for "studious", "eager to learn", "inquiring". My initial sentiment was "exacting", "particular", choosy" (very difficult to please), "exigent".

    Thank you again for your high-minded mentoring interference.

    Regards.

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    Hi belly_ttt,

    It is to be regretted for this regrettable misunderstanding in consequence of my usage of the word "pretentious". (please see my post to Amigos above).

    Sorry, I do not have the honor to know your "famous" Philip. I know only one person with such name, namely Philip Makedonski, the father of Alexander the Great. Both are my ancestors.

    I've taken up enough of your time so I have to give you a free hand to absorb American culture.

    Have a good time!

    Regards.

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    Oh, because you have posted the same answer as Philip in englishforums (sorry because I often mistake these two forums) Bingo profits so I thought you were Philip.
    Oh, if it's not your fault, I'm sorry, too since I didn't care about the detail that you are from Varna, Bulgary

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    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Amigos4,

    Thank you for your moderately reprimand. I am in full agreement with your remodeling my former post in the present thread. In respect of the used of me adjective "pretentious" you are right. Really and truly there is a regrettable misunderstanding.That's not what I meant. In my native language the word "pretentious", with the same sounding and spelling, is quite unoffensive. The meaning is disparate. There is only a subtle hint of faint irony.

    Now, I would replace with the greatest of pleasure the adjective "pretentious"
    for "studious", "eager to learn", "inquiring". My initial sentiment was "exacting", "particular", choosy" (very difficult to please), "exigent".

    Thank you again for your high-minded mentoring interference.

    Regards.

    V.
    Nicely stated, vil! I instinctively knew that what you wrote was not what you intended to say from your heart! I give you a bouquet of Bulgarian roses
    for your efforts to edit your previous comments to belly_ttt!

    For future reference, "eager to learn" is ALWAYS a nice comment to make to someone! (It is definitely not a pretentious remark! )

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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