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Old 09-27-2015, 10:38 PM   #45067
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Hi Dave and Steve and Y'all.
Been watching Football (Broncos) and the moon(super,harvest,blood, eclipse). Hope all is well on the Rainbow.

Great to hear from you here and on FB, Judy.
Me thinks the RVM Temps at RVM Central may need to add a page to www.rvmutants.com with the RVM Lexicon. Me thinks.....
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:49 PM   #45068
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Judy,

Way back in the early days of RVMdom we were discussing what we should call a group of RVMs. We mentioned gaggles of geese, herds of cows and even a congress of baboons. Yes, congress is the correct term for a group of baboons. Someone offered the term "curiosity" which just seemed right. From that day on when mutants meet it is called a curiosity. So when plans were being made for our first large meeting in April, 2014 it was termed the Grande Curiosity.

BTW, a group of monkeys is a troop.
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:52 PM   #45069
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Great to hear from you here and on FB, Judy.
Me thinks the RVM Temps at RVM Central may need to add a page to www.rvmutants.com with the RVM Lexicon. Me thinks.....
I send this out to all new RVMs

RVM Lexicon
Word -- meaning

Rainbow -- revered by all RV mutants as the best place to be. Rainbow riding is being in travel mode as an RVer. On the day RVMdom was created (April 14, 2013) the very first photo posted was of a sign that read "Universe Closed Use Rainbow.

RVM0 (RVM zero) -- the original RVM who brings presents to all good little boys, girls and RVMs every December 25th.

Curiosity -- a collection of 2 or more RVMs

Grande Curiosity (GC) -- when 10 or more RVMs get together to play. All GCs shall be numbered in order to provide clarity. The first GC will always be known as GC1.0. GCs may be followed by their location as in GC1.0@CL
which translates as Grand Curiosity at Catherine's Landing.

Mini-C -- a meeting of 2 or 3 RVMs

Midi-C -- a get together of more than 3, but fewer than 10 RVMs

MARLG -- Murder At Rope Light Gulch -- the mystery novel that RVM2, aka Flaggship, aka Steve is writing. Word has it that it's about a murder amongst those who live the mutant lifestyle.

Mutanistic -- the act of a mutant wondering aimlessly about the rainbow

Murker -- Mutant lurker

mutanistic -- the act of a mutant to wonder aimlessly about the rainbow.

Mutalicious -- wonderfully tasty. Food fit for royalty and RV Mutants

IWARP -- I Want A Rubi People -- that group of mutants who are hoping Santa, aka RVM0, will bring them a Jeep Rubicon

SOS -- Slower, Older, Smarter -- the state of most RVMs

STM -- Sick, Twisted Mutants

SLS -- Salt Lamp Society

SFM -- Sliding Finger Mutant

Finger Slide -- not a typing error, but when the typing finger slides to the key next to the correct key.

W--k -- What most people do Monday thru Friday in exchange for a paycheck before retirement. RV Mutants consider this word to be obscene so it is never used in polite company.

Toad -- any vehicle towed behind an RV

MH or Moho -- motorhome

DP -- diesel pusher (diesel fueled motorhome with a rear engine)

Family shortcuts

DW -- dear wife or the D may be a substitute for any other word starting with D such as darling, dangerous, damn or demented.
DH -- D____ husband
DD -- Darling daughter
DS -- Dear son
DGD -- Darling grand daughter
DIL -- daughter-in-law
SIL -- son-in-law or sister-in-law
BIL -- brother-in-law
Grands -- grandchildren
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:10 PM   #45070
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I thank you Barb!
Hi Sena and Lily!
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:19 AM   #45071
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Judy,

Way back in the early days of RVMdom we were discussing what we should call a group of RVMs. We mentioned gaggles of geese, herds of cows and even a congress of baboons. Yes, congress is the correct term for a group of baboons. Someone offered the term "curiosity" which just seemed right. From that day on when mutants meet it is called a curiosity. So when plans were being made for our first large meeting in April, 2014 it was termed the Grande Curiosity.

BTW, a group of monkeys is a troop.
Barb if I remember correctly that conversation went something like this.

What do you call a bunch of mutants?
Someone said, I don't know but it would certainly be a curious crowd!
Then a bunch meeting up would be a curosity! The rest is history, at least till we change it!
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:48 AM   #45072
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Oh relax ... get ornery once in a while and blurt out something that will curl the hair of the PC police. By the way, what are the rules to follow to be within the guidelines of political correctness? Is there a code book? What is the punishment for rule breaking? Stick with me babe ... I'll teach you how to get a "reputation".



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It seems to me that PC is a term used when needed to either avoid or distort truth,truth that some people don't like or worse have decided that other people shouldn't see or hear.
As far as I'm concerned 1st amendment trumps PC all day.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:23 AM   #45073
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yawn... my, this 7:00 getting up business just seems to happen earlier and earlier... that puppy I'm potty training doesn't even know the sacrifice I'm making for 'It's Royal Cuteness'
Nap seems to be in order when I get back!
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:32 AM   #45074
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It seems to me that PC is a term used when needed to either avoid or distort truth,truth that some people don't like or worse have decided that other people shouldn't see or hear.

As far as I'm concerned 1st amendment trumps PC all day.

Good analysis. Being more of an observer myself, I pay little attention to the PC types that fake insult/injury from any mention of anything contrary to their personal views and agenda. In a nutshell it is "their opinion counts ... yours does not".

Another observation is that "they" have been rather successful in continuing to make the 1st amendment a one-way street. I don't follow their street map, hence I'm a target for the PC police. Pshaw ... I care not.


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Old 09-28-2015, 09:24 AM   #45075
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Good analysis. Being more of an observer myself, I pay little attention to the PC types that fake insult/injury from any mention of anything contrary to their personal views and agenda. In a nutshell it is "their opinion counts ... yours does not".

Another observation is that "they" have been rather successful in continuing to make the 1st amendment a one-way street. I don't follow their street map, hence I'm a target for the PC police. Pshaw ... I care not.


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For an animated feather duster, sometimes, you speak the truth. Most of the PC crowd I have come across are forever attemting to show everyone how you go about picking up doggie do-do by the clean end. I don't have the first amendment freedoms afforded you but I act like I do.
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R U an RV Mutant too?

So, back on the Rainbow Rider (RR - RVM Lexicon?) today for an arduous 76 mile trip to Payson, AZ.
Adventures await us there and we will report back to RVMdom, the place where where contention finds no time paid to it.....where Ponders and revelry and ohms and such rule.
So where are the traveling RVMs going today?
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So where are the traveling RVMs going today?
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:12 AM   #45079
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Since the subject of PC seems to have attached itself like a tick to the thread, I'm going to attempt to put a match to it and gently remove it before infection sets in. Bear with me as the first cuppa has yet to have taken hold.

Like anything else - PC is not perfect and is situational. To me it is more good than bad and therefore I practice it when I can. To me it stands for Politely Courteous and is situational because what is polite and courteous differs in the bar room, locker room, church, "political arena", a Curiosity or a public forum thread about being an RV Mutant.

cour·te·ous
ˈkərdēəs/
adjective
polite, respectful, or considerate in manner.

synonyms: polite, well mannered, civil, respectful, well behaved, well bred, well spoken, mannerly; gentlemanly, chivalrous, gallant; gracious, obliging, considerate, pleasant, cordial, urbane, polished, refined, courtly, civilized
"our courteous staff is available 24 hours a day"

For a group like us - RV Mutants - we say we are inclusive and welcoming of like minded RVers. That means we are accepting of others who enjoy a the RV lifestyle or hobby. We don't miss things our rainbow riders don't have and the Journey is the Destination. It does not mean we all believe the same things or are like minded in all ways. It does mean that we allow each other our differences whether we agree or not, and in order to maintain our cohesiveness we politely refrain from sticking our fingers in each others eyes simply because we have a right to do so.

Another word to ponder is Decorum.

de·co·rum
dəˈkôrəm/
noun
noun: decorum
behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety.
"you exhibit remarkable modesty and decorum"
synonyms: propriety, seemliness, decency, good taste, correctness;
politeness, courtesy, good manners;
dignity, respectability, modesty, demureness
"he had acted with decorum"
antonyms:impropriety etiquette.
"he had no idea of funeral decorum"
synonyms: etiquette, protocol, good form, custom, convention; More
formalities, niceties, punctilios, politeness
"a breach of decorum"
antonyms: impropriety

The areas of difference and divisiveness that we wave our arms about or feel we must claim a right to protest are small when compared to gazing upon beauty of Bryce Canyon, Colorado in the Fall, or the smell of the Campfire (or being PC now - the lung crushing stench of burning wood). These are things we embrace and are our respite from the trappings of frictional life.

We can enjoy these things with people of all walks of life and beliefs without pointing out how wrong and pig headed we think they are. It is a choice we make to get along and go along and a battle we choose to engage or let slide.

We are mutants. We are not a race, a political party, a religion, straight or gay, etc. We are all of these things and more. We are polite and courteous to one another, we maintain decorum, and respect each others differences - if we even know what they are. Call that what you will but in this situation it's as simple as this -

We Are RV Mutants.
Long Live the RVMdom.
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(Steve, take a look at your post on a laptop in case the little guy sticking out his tongue isn't displaying on your phone. )

Speaking of "iron knees", I'm thinking of you today, Mel.
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