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Danny Thompson
01-09-2009, 2:13 PM
For the record:

The Hobbyist is a person who does something for the pleasure of doing it (not for pay). An amateur. See http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hobbyist

The Hobbiest is the person who has the most hobbies or who spends the most time on said hobbies.

That said, I grant you that the person who cares to post the difference is, at a minimum, the boringest and very likely the annoyingest.

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Clifford Mescher
01-09-2009, 2:17 PM
For the record:

The Hobbyist is a person who does something for the pleasure of doing it (not for pay). An amateur. See http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hobbyist

The Hobbiest is the person who has the most hobbies or who spends the most time on said hobbies.

That said, I grant you that the person who cares to post the difference is, at a minimum, the boringest and very likely the annoyingest.

Additional keywords: mean, meaning, define, definition, spell, spelling
My dictionary does not list hobbiest. Only hobbyist. Clifford.

Chris Padilla
01-09-2009, 3:09 PM
Okay, Folks, let's keep this a nice thread. Ire seems to have been unfurled here and I'm tired of nuking posts....

Clifford Mescher
01-09-2009, 3:12 PM
Okay, Folks, let's keep this a nice thread. Ire seems to have been unfurled here and I'm tired of nuking posts....
Oh, that was you. I thought I was losing my rather fragile mind. Clifford.

Chris Padilla
01-09-2009, 3:15 PM
No worries, Clifford, I just happen to be eating lunch and surfing...and cleansing.... ;)

Belinda Williamson
01-09-2009, 3:18 PM
Good thing you're a Mod Chris. I made a feeble attempt at keeping peace.

Sonny Edmonds
01-09-2009, 3:22 PM
I wonder if it would require you to be a Hobbit in the first place? :D
I work with a guy who looks like a Hobbit (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hobbits), kinda.
But he's a life long hot rodder.
Can a guy who looks like a hobbit be a hot rod hobbi-S-t?

Opp's, guess not:
http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/search/af.aspx?Acronym=Hobbiest&string=exact

Ahh!
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hobbyist

(If you click the red speaker, you can hear it pronounced.)
(If you are a Southerner (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Southerner), It mite not sound rite to Ya.) :eek: :D

Clifford Mescher
01-09-2009, 3:31 PM
I wonder if it would require you to be a Hobbit in the first place? :D
I work with a guy who looks like a Hobbit (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hobbits), kinda.
But he's a life long hot rodder.
Can a guy who looks like a hobbit be a hot rod hobbi-S-t?

Opp's, guess not:
http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/search/af.aspx?Acronym=Hobbiest&string=exact

Ahh!
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hobbyist

(If you click the red speaker, you can hear it pronounced.)
(If you are a Southerner (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Southerner), It mite not sound rite to Ya.) :eek: :D
Sonny, is that your picture in the avatar? Clifford.

Belinda Williamson
01-09-2009, 3:32 PM
Well, I'll just be danged, I learnt sumpin new today. All this time I thought a hobbyist was the one with the most hobs. Yesterday I didn't even know what it meant, and today I are one! :D

Danny Thompson
01-09-2009, 3:43 PM
I come in peace! Sincere apologies if my original post sounds like I am talking down to or trying to teach anyone a lesson. I have the utmost respect for the folks on this board.

As a relative noob I had seen it spelled both ways and always wondered. It was a slow day away from the shop, so I thought I'd look it up and share. That's all.

Clifford Mescher
01-09-2009, 3:45 PM
I come in peace! Sincere apologies if my original post sounds like I am talking down to or trying to teach anyone a lesson. I have the utmost respect for the folks on this board.

As a relative noob I had seen it spelled both ways and always wondered. It was a slow day away from the shop, so I thought I'd look it up and share. That's all.
No problem. That is the way I took it. Clifford.

Sonny Edmonds
01-09-2009, 3:47 PM
No sweat, Danny. We are having fun NOW! :D

If folks kant take a ribbin now and then, well, they may as well go home. :o

glenn bradley
01-09-2009, 3:50 PM
That said, I grant you that the person who cares to post the difference is, at a minimum, the boringest and very likely the annoyingest.

Danny, that cracked me up, thanks!

Sonny Edmonds
01-09-2009, 9:46 PM
Clifford, yep, it is.
My baby Sis said, "Turn around and smile." At a family gathering in Oregon.
So being as we are all nuts anyway, what you see is what she got.
So I got her back later on goofing around. And my older Sis as well.
We ring the rafters with laughter when we get together. :D
If she ever sees this, she'll kick my donkey! :eek:

Clifford Mescher
01-09-2009, 9:58 PM
LOL I can see the family resemblance. Clifford.

Ian Gillis
01-13-2009, 8:53 PM
On behalf of all the hobbiests with their planners and scrappers, I forgive you