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On 6/12/2020 at 3:17 PM, Mario D. said:

So, this means to me that all four of the guys have seen Penny naked in one form or another.

Nope. Topless and naked are two different things.

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3 hours ago, Stephen Hawking said:

Nope. Topless and naked a two different things.

I did clarify it by saying "in one form or another" and not totally naked

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5 hours ago, Mario D. said:

I did clarify it by saying "in one form or another" and not totally naked

You're right!

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In the episode when Sheldon cautions Raj about his apartment once being an old watch factory using Radium in the process, there was a lesson learned long ago.  I believe it was the first episode of the second season. A watch factory, long ago, employed many young ladies to paint the glowing Radium on the watch dials. The ladies would systematically place the tiny brushes in their mouths to achieve a fine point. The ladies began to have problems. Teeth fell out, jaw issues, and death. A New Jersey medical examiner discovered how lethal this was, when he placed some of the ladies' bones on undeveloped photographic film, and then developed the images. The Radium in 'their bones created an 'X-ray' of their bones by the Radium radiation that persisted, after their deaths. I believe it persists for about 1600 years. I believe there is a PBS documentary, book, and 2018 movie about this. I know this is not comical, but true.  May they all continue to rest in peace.

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May I write this? I think I can. I feel like William Safire On Language, or EB White/William Strunk Jr, from Elements of Style.  In the episode where Howard and Bernadette force their neighbor to tear down his  spotlight balcony, Sheldon uses incorrect grammar, twice. He even  repeats the exact same error, each time. When Leonard possibly comes down with a cold, Sheldon becomes a Purell Pez dispenser. After everyone got a blast, Sheldon asks if he CAN top anyone off. Of course, he CAN top them off, he just did. Sheldon should have said MAY I. MAY asks permission. CAN asks if he is capable/able to. Later, in the same episode, Sheldon inquires whether Howard CAN walk over to him at the doorway to Howard's back deck. Of course, Howard is capable of walking over, and Sheldon knows this. Sheldon should have asked Howard if he would, or might come over. I know it's just semantics, but I can't help it. May I have your forgiveness? 

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On 6/30/2020 at 10:11 PM, Molecules said:

May I write this? I think I can. I feel like William Safire On Language, or EB White/William Strunk Jr, from Elements of Style.  In the episode where Howard and Bernadette force their neighbor to tear down his  spotlight balcony, Sheldon uses incorrect grammar, twice. He even  repeats the exact same error, each time. When Leonard possibly comes down with a cold, Sheldon becomes a Purell Pez dispenser. After everyone got a blast, Sheldon asks if he CAN top anyone off. Of course, he CAN top them off, he just did. Sheldon should have said MAY I. MAY asks permission. CAN asks if he is capable/able to. Later, in the same episode, Sheldon inquires whether Howard CAN walk over to him at the doorway to Howard's back deck. Of course, Howard is capable of walking over, and Sheldon knows this. Sheldon should have asked Howard if he would, or might come over. I know it's just semantics, but I can't help it. May I have your forgiveness? 

Formally speaking, you are right about the uses of can and may, But in life and sitcoms, speaking is not so formal in everyday conversation. So, in my opinion, it's not that big of a deal. 

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14 hours ago, chucky said:

Formally speaking, you are right about the uses of can and may, But in life and sitcoms, speaking is not so formal in everyday conversation. So, in my opinion, it's not that big of a deal. 

I respectfully disagree. Yes, it is not that big a deal, but it is for Sheldon. Sheldon always corrects poor grammar. For example, Barry asked Sheldon whether Sheldon gave it to Amy GOOD, and Sheldon corrected, saying 'no, I gave it to her well'. Also, Leonard tends to end sentences with a preposition. What's that about! 

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6 minutes ago, Molecules said:

I respectfully disagree. Yes, it is not that big a deal, but it is for Sheldon. Sheldon always corrects poor grammar. For example, Barry asked Sheldon whether Sheldon gave it to Amy GOOD, and Sheldon corrected, saying 'no, I gave it to her well'. Also, Leonard tends to end sentences with a preposition. What's that about! 

That's just the writers that don't know the rules of grammar or episode continuation. Personally, I really don't care what they write as long as it's funny. I have my problems with the writers on other items. I've ranted enough about them over the last couple of years.

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17 hours ago, chucky said:

That's just the writers that don't know the rules of grammar or episode continuation. Personally, I really don't care what they write as long as it's funny. I have my problems with the writers on other items. I've ranted enough about them over the last couple of years.

We are fans. It was a great show. At times, I feel like the monkey grooming the show, to comb through its fur, occasionally munching on a newly revealed  morsel of tick, or flea. Alternatively, perhaps, Jim Parson said the wrong lines. 

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35 minutes ago, Molecules said:

We are fans. It was a great show. At times, I feel like the monkey grooming the show, to comb through its fur, occasionally munching on a newly revealed  morsel of tick, or flea. Alternatively, perhaps, Jim Parson said the wrong lines. 

Did he? We'll never know for sure. If he said the wrong lines, I'm sure the director would probably redo it if it really mattered.

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In the Professor Proton funeral episode, Penny tells Leonard she could not even cry when her pet pig died- they just had a barbeque. Yet, in the episode 'The Bachelor Party Corrosion', her father, Wyatt, fears informing Penny that her pet pig, Moondance, was killed in his tractor accident. Penny was upset. This little piggy was roast meat, This little piggy was none, and all the other piggies went wee, wee, wee, all the way home.

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