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...is a great BGG user and contributor, but sometimes his very colorful and "odd" use of the english language makes it difficult to understand what the heck he's talking about. I'd like to propose a tool for you to try if you're a BGG user who's having a hard time understanding Grogs...

Think of Grognads as Yoda.



Now, next time you see a post of his, read it as if Yoda is speaking. It's a new Geek Low for me, but it does seem to work!

The clue that made this click (for me) is here, in his own YODA Variant of the Admiral Ackbar "It's a TRAP!" GAME: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/421304

And here is a great post to read to test out this theory... http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/300417
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I like his use of colors as it makes it easy to spot his posts and skip them. It's much easier that way.
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"Sometimes"?
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I've never found his posts terribly difficult (except for some where the word choice leaves the meaning ambiguous). However, it does take more time than other post and I'm afraid most of the time I just skip over them.
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I regret that I have to agree with the consensus here as well. The comments may be very profound from Grog, but the sheer difficulty of trying to read them without getting a migraine hardly make it worth the effort.

Seems rather a shame somewhere along the road there. Maybe a simple language recognition set with automatic translator is the answer.
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As I've said before, reading GROGnadese is like reading Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury - I think it makes me smarter, but I can't prove it.
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First must come the recognition that "Robert" is merely a man. He yearns for our understanding and affection as much as the next guy. But wait a sec. I thought he had moved on to some other position. What's he still doing around here anyway?

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2160802
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Read, or read not. Matters not to him it does.
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Understanding Robert's posts are not any more challenging than understanding Shakespeare's plays. There is, in fact, a certain similarity. Now, if you want to read something that's a REAL challenge to understand, try reading junior high students' writing. The only thing worse is the notes their parents write. Talk about mangling the English language!!!
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This *could* be the Rosetta Stone I've been looking for...
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Apparently if you read them aloud and BACKwards there is a hidden satANIC message.


Spoiler (click to reveal)
Just Try It And See



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His posts usually reminded me of the mid 20th century cartoon Pogo.
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seriously, his posts are not that hard to read at all... sure a little more intresting than most, but still easy as pie. MMMmmmmm pie.
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robcannonsoftware wrote:
I like his use of colors as it makes it easy to spot his posts and skip them. It's much easier that way.
yes, YOU should probably 'schtick' with "1"s & "0"s since you can b{'relate'}r with such MUCH better, or even JUST the "0"s, huh?
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Ahiksking wrote:
I regret that I have to agree with the consensus here as well. The comments may be very profound from Grog, but the sheer difficulty of trying to read them without getting a migraine hardly make it worth the effort.

Seems rather a shame somewhere along the road there. Maybe a simple language recognition set with automatic translator is the answer.


I guess you never saw this: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/89461

Though personally I prefer the originals.
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What I'd really like to know:

Does Grog spend as much time writing and submitting his anecdotes, as I do reading and trying to decipher them...

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I don't get what all the fuss is about. Haven't you guys ever heard of colorful language?
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Someone has made a post about GROGnads' style! Roll a D6 to see how you respond:

1-"I understand him perfectly. Does that mean I've been here too long?"
2-"Reading GROGnads posts is an art! You've just got to be one with the GROG."
3-"Whatever. I read them just like regular posts."
4-"GROG, you're so crazy!"
5-"Personally I just skip over them because they're too hard to read."
6-" 'Look', I can 'do it' "too"! surprise"
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GROGs is the modern-day Epicurus.
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