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    It is about the context my friend. How and when the exact same word is used can suggest different things. English is a funny language and it has many limitations. We often do not know what a word means without looking at the context in which the word is used. I am not arguing with you. I am merely pointing out that while certain words like “stupid, dumb, moron, ignorant” do have literal meanings they are also often considered insults. There is a difference between “I think you are doing it wrong” and “You are doing it stupidly.” There is a difference between saying “I stupidly left the stove on” and saying, “You stupidly left the stove on.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgame View Post
    It is about the context my friend. How and when the exact same word is used can suggest different things. English is a funny language and it has many limitations. We often do not know what a word means without looking at the context in which the word is used. I am not arguing with you. I am merely pointing out that while certain words like “stupid, dumb, moron, ignorant” do have literal meanings they are also often considered insults. There is a difference between “I think you are doing it wrong” and “You are doing it stupidly.” There is a difference between saying “I stupidly left the stove on” and saying, “You stupidly left the stove on.”
    I guess it also depends much of a person reading.

    In my language doing something stupidly would never mean lack of intelligence, and I did not mean in anyways that the person who got offended is stupid lol.

    Just my first attack from that person came when I was inquiring why Beatles tunes are so popular in uke world. I wondered because they are many voice vocal harmonies usually and we just usually sing with one voice and our ukulele. Excluding some songs of course. But the response to a newcomer in this forum was very personal and arrogant to say the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubulele View Post
    Again, you're going gratuitously personal. Heed your own admonition. I would agree that your English is good—certainly good enough to know when you're being personal and when your word choice is likely to cause offense. Since my deleting my posts has nothing to do with this discussion, it's clear you mentioned it only to insinuate something and make a personal dig.

    Both the leaning and tip forms of muting are unreliable (particularly in comparison to the non-muted forms, which on uke we can always use, making all single-string muting "stupid" according to your apparent criterion of reliability). Even if one has practiced these techniques to make them more reliable, it's easy with both forms to inadvertently press down and sound an unwanted note. In the 1x02 case, if you use the leaning form, you'd play an E6; if you use the tip form, you'd play an E7. Statistically, the E7 would be more likely to fit, particularly in the blues you mentioned, making the leaning E6 form the "stupider" choice, viewed objectively. To label the stupider E6 choice "optimal" while denigrating the other form as "stupid" (and by implication demeaning my experience and intelligence—though, by the bye, I also played classical guitar competently) is itself a stupid thing to do. Wasn't it you who said we should allow others their opinions? Or does that only apply when you call what other experienced people do or recommend "stupidity", claiming you know the "optimal" way? It is certainly stupidity to dig in your heels once corrected, while continuing your personal attacks, even passive-aggressively. If you want remarks directed at you to stop, you need to stop them yourself, and also stop being a frequent source of such problems generally.

    You've already explained how you want us to view your use of the word "stupidity"—though I can't say we're buying it, given how you normally express yourself—and we've already told you it's poor word choice, which you should graciously accept as true. In any case, it's time to drop the matter—and your petty grudges.
    E6 (correctly C#m7) won't happen so easy, 1102 meaning when playing 1x02. What happens easier is muting also the E string. Just little practice and it is 100% proof same as any other fingering .... again so personal

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    Thumb muting is a very valuable technique with acoustic guitar playing. You should not call it stupid, nor any other method of muting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarmo_S View Post
    Thumb muting is a very valuable technique......
    There are several joking responses to this that spring to my mind.... but I’ll resist the temptation.
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