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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    "(even with a capital F!)"?

    "Although, therefore, we can confirm your failing at something, we cannot confirm your all-inclusive label that you are a failure. You may devoutly call yourself a failure (even with a capital F!), but that label is a self-defeating overgeneralization."

    Credit: A Guide to Rational Living

    What is it that mentioning in parenthesis, please?

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    Re: "(even with a capital F!)"?

    If 'F' was capitalized, then 'Failure' would become your name.

    Not a teacher.

  3. Editor,
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    Re: "(even with a capital F!)"?

    It just serves to give emphasis IMO- a failure with a capital F would be a greater failure than one without it.

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