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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

If your team has a theme why not incorporate that into the acceptance?

For example if your team is called the RoboPirates you can say:
"Aye, Matey!"

Or maybe your robot name or capabilities?

If you built a lifter bot you could say:
"We'll give you a lift!"
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

I would personally go with "YEAH!" (or any other to the point answer) " Let's RACK N' ROLL!!! w000000!"
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

Keeping in mind Steve's initial post regarding if the media (or for that matter, VIPs) watch the alliance selections and hear the responses, it would be helpful to keep the response appropriate and understandable. It is an attempt at communication at its best under difficult circumstances and it can be done in a fun way and an interesting way. Brian's theme suggestion and Andy's poem suggestion sound neat.

Edit: communication at its best = quick, brief, clear
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

Team 647, The Cyber Wolf Corps, has used "Team 647 reporting for duty" For the last few years. It incorporates our theme and is different from "graciously accept." However, I think we need to change to something that does not sound so mandatory. I think, I will have the students try to come up with something new for Lone Star.
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

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I have a question:
Do teams graciously decline another teams invitation to join their alliance?

I have heard teams say they graciously decline.

My favorite has to be when one team rep replied "team ??? generally accepts" i think they might have meant graciously but i came out wrong.
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

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I have heard teams say they graciously decline.

My favorite has to be when one team rep replied "team ??? generally accepts" i think they might have meant graciously but i came out wrong.
How can any team say they "Graciously decline" when they're basically telling them "You're not good enough for us!"
Talk about a backhanded compliment.
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How can any team say they "Graciously decline" when they're basically telling them "You're not good enough for us!"
Talk about a backhanded compliment.
Could one say, 'we respectfully decline' ?
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Could one say, 'we respectfully decline' ?
Usually I think they just say they decline and get the heck out of there.
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Usually I think they just say they decline and get the heck out of there.
That is true.

My personal favorite was from a few years ago, someone who was in the top 8 was picked and said, "We need a moment to think." and a sole person in the stands from the team shouted "No we don't!"
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

I am a big fan of people going with their themes. At Bayou a team called the Cyberwolfs (647) was there and everything they did, from being called to the sticks or even being picked, was in theme, and as a group when the flight team saluted the emcee they looked very disciplined and very organized compared to many of the other teams.

Now back on topic, you can not graciously accept and many people realize that but they do not understand that saying something like that changes many people's impression of you.


Personally I like, "Let’s do this! l LEEEEEEEEEEEEE ROOOYYYYYY!!!!!!" But I doubt everybody in the audience would get it. ***


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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

How about a loud "whoop!!" followed by a back flip and "Let's Do This!! Rack and Roll Baby! YEAH!!"

I whole heartedly agree with steve and all the others saying you cannot claim your self to be gracious. Graciousocity, challenge that, is like the right-of-way, not able to be taken but must be given.

In terms of butchering the English language, Steve, "Touche" is used when the other speaker makes a counter point to your point, not when he agrees with you. It's like that iMac commercial...

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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

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... I have to remind you that the English language is constantly evolving...

The other thing I would worry about is the overall writing ability of the students. The internet has significantly impacted how things are now written.
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I agree that the English language is evolving. From my viewpoint, it appears that this thread isn't so much about the correctness of teh grammar but its more like, how not to use a really awkward and overused phrase when ur accepting another teams invitation. i think dat, since english is envolving newayz, that we might aswell throw out grammar
its more about how awesome you sound
as indiefan sez, english is always evolving and the old rulez arent a!w4ys a5 |mp0rt4n7 n3m0r3 0x73 6F 20 77 65 20 73 68 6F 75 6C 64 20 6A 75 73 74 20 66 6F 72 67 65 74 20 61 62 6F 75 74 20 61 6C 6C 20 74 68 69 73 0A 00101110 00101110 00101110
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

One of our team members would refuse to say "Team 166 graciously accepts" simply because she doesn't want to mess up saying "graciously".

I can totally relate.
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Re: You Cannot Graciously Accept

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as indiefan sez, english is always evolving and the old rulez arent a!w4ys a5 |mp0rt4n7 n3m0r3 0x73 6F 20 77 65 20 73 68 6F 75 6C 64 20 6A 75 73 74 20 66 6F 72 67 65 74 20 61 62 6F 75 74 20 61 6C 6C 20 74 68 69 73 0A 00101110 00101110 00101110
Translation, please? (This is why you still need English: Some people just can't understand what you are trying to convey if you try codes and leet and binary letters and the like.)

Actually, the best acceptance I remember was when Mark Leon (I think--this was long ago) asked one team if they accepted another team's invitation. The response was "How can we not?" (Funnier when you consider that this team is not in the top 8.)
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Translation, please? (This is why you still need English: Some people just can't understand what you are trying to convey if you try codes and leet and binary letters and the like.)

I got most of it....

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As Indiefan says, English is always evolving and the old rules aren't always as important anymore ???0x73??? [S]o we should just forget about all this...
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