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Old 02-17-2012, 11:21 AM   #31
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What? Why piracy?
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:42 AM   #32
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What? Why piracy?
Theft is often referred to as "the five finger discount."

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Do you read your own books very often so that you don't come across words you don't know?
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #33
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What? Why piracy?
Haven't you ever heard of "the 5 finger discount?" It is a nice way of saying that you stole something. So my initial reaction of the 5 finger rule was a variation of the 5 finger discount.

EDIT: beaten to the punch by Steven
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:12 PM   #34
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Yeah, I thought the punch line was going to be, "The best rule is the five finger discount" haha
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #35
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I apologize. But only that there is no reverse karma button. Here have some karma to make up for it. How could I pass that up.

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Old 02-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #36
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Haven't you ever heard of "the 5 finger discount?" It is a nice way of saying that you stole something. So my initial reaction of the 5 finger rule was a variation of the 5 finger discount.

EDIT: beaten to the punch by Steven
Didn't know that. Got it now
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #37
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Theft is often referred to as "the five finger discount."



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Never heard that before. Why is it called that?
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #38
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I think, this 5 finger rule is intended only to be applied when reading a book in foreign language.
In that case I never would have read a single English book.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #39
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Never heard that before. Why is it called that?
It's obvious. You have five fingers good enough to steal with.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #40
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At least he did not post the Middle Finger Rule.
Although I could use that one for ostrich like book publishers.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:58 PM   #41
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It's obvious. You have five fingers good enough to steal with.
For me, it specifically refers to a specific type of theft: shoplifting.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #42
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I think if we obey this nonsense rule we skip the most awesome books.
This, so very much.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #43
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Count me in as another person who thought the punchline would be 'five finger discount'.

My school librarian gave me the five finger spiel when I was in elementary school because she thought that I was taking out books that were far above my reading level. It annoyed the crap out of me. Oh ye of little faith! I never understood why I wasn't encouraged to read whatever I liked. I likely became a great reader in elementary school because I never minded for any reading levels and read what I thought would be interesting, starting from kindergarten; the harder a book was, the more I was determined to read it.

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Old 02-17-2012, 08:50 PM   #44
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Count me in as another one who constantly heard, "Oh that one is a little advanced for you dear, perhaps you'd like this one instead?"

Seriously? Kids are more astute and capable than we give them credit for. Sure there were some books that may have been a bit trudgy for me, but give me the right to try it out, eh? Some books people were amazed that I read, and liked.

I think the difference was, I filtered out all the people who gasped that that one was too hard, or boring, or whatnot. I do the same for my children. We homeschooled for a little while, (they all go to school now though) and during those years, people would sometimes amazed in wonderment that I could "get them to learn" or teach them that learning is fun.

Who had to teach them? It already is fun. They just had fewer people who could run interference and say oooo that is too hard.

Same for reading. It's fun and it's not hard. It's a gateway to the world. I learn all kinds of new words and terms daily, just reading stuff on line and in books.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:52 PM   #45
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they use this guideline(not rule) in my son's elementary school for kinder and 1st graders. it helps the children choose reading level appropriate books while in the library. its not a hard and fast rule and its not meant to be used/applied by anyone much older than that let alone adults
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