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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

I am so glad this thread is back. It inspired me to instate a new rule at every FTC event I emceed... No one is allowed to "graciously accept." I said at every qualifying event that the most creative way to accept at the state championship would win a special prize.

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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

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How about "The great team of XXXX abstains, courteously."

That's a reference from something, but I don't remember what . The original is "The great state of Virginia abstains, courteously."
I think the reference you're looking for is the musical "1776". And I think it was New York that abstained.... Please don't ask how I know or remember that....

Anyway, I'd suggest proposing/accepting alliances in haiku.

Team 1-1-2-4
Asks for Team x-x-y-y
To ally with them

...

Team x-x-y-y
Graciously accepts your offer
Let's get ready to play
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

I not so humbly submit to you the greatest acceptance speech of all time...
Patrick imitating Hulk Hogan to accept for the Robonauts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbBx-bqUBhQ
On a serious note, I think having a little fun with acceptance is a good thing. Especially if that fun is elaborately planned out and involves props.
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Anyway, I'd suggest proposing/accepting alliances in haiku.

Team 1-1-2-4
Asks for Team x-x-y-y
To ally with them

...

Team x-x-y-y
Graciously accepts your offer
Let's get ready to play
YES. Your team should do this, film it, and post it.
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

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I am so glad this thread is back. It inspired me to instate a new rule at every FTC event I emceed... No one is allowed to "graciously accept." I said at every qualifying event that the most creative way to accept at the state championship would win a special prize.

FTC Florida Championship 2012 alliance selection rules

The 2012 FL FTC Championship Alliance Selection, with special prize
You would post these videos. Why is someone saying "Krunch Time"? You need to stop confusing the FTC teams...

(sarcasm) lol
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

If you're accepting, just walk up, shake their hand, and stand next to them.
If you're declining, just walk up, stare at them until it becomes uncomfortable (or everyone starts laughing), then walk back.

...no?
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

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No wonder you feel contempt for the word, you are looking at it wrong. "Ir" does not modify "regardless", it modifies "respective", as in "irrespective". Irregardless is a portmanteau formed from these two commonly accepted words.
So I suppose you have no issue with the Palinism "refudiate?" That, too, is a blend of two words, though not as commonplace as irregardless.

Not related, I love arguing over the intricacies of the English language. Semantics are so much fun!
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

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If you're accepting, just walk up, shake their hand, and stand next to them.
If you're declining, just walk up, stare at them until it becomes uncomfortable (or everyone starts laughing), then walk back.

...no?
That would be "The Stig method" of alliance selection

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So I suppose you have no issue with the Palinism "refudiate?" That, too, is a blend of two words, though not as commonplace as irregardless.
Yes, refudiate is an awesome word.
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

At the South Florida Regional I went around to all of the pits and made a simple suggestion for either inviting or accepting an alliance: Be fun and creative. I told all teams that whoever came up with the best acceptance or invitation, I would let them wear my umbrella hat for the rest of eliminations.

Some teams took up the challenge, video here.
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

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At the South Florida Regional I went around to all of the pits and made a simple suggestion for either inviting or accepting an alliance: Be fun and creative. I told all teams that whoever came up with the best acceptance or invitation, I would let them wear my umbrella hat for the rest of eliminations.

Some teams took up the challenge, video here.
So who won? I dont remember.
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

The winner was 2383, The Ninjaneers, at 3:00. A skinny guy with about the biggest wrench he could carry says, "We'd love to help you bust some nuts."

Blair's reply was equally priceless.
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

How about this:

Team XXXX is pleased to accept your invitation and is ready to rumble. I think that would be the best way to respond for this years game.
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

How about: "Team xxxx is READY TO RUMBLE!"
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

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How about: "Team xxxx is READY TO RUMBLE!"
Just said that hahaha.
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

3929 decided to use something different than "graciously accept" this year....

Our mascot is a dragon and we are sponsored by Boeing and the Air Force


http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...XJs82Yk#t=737s
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

When we are invited to an alliance, our team, 3929- the Atomic Dragons, always says, "Team 3929 is ready to fly". I dont know how we came up with this, but it has become a tradition.
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