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Old 02-26-2021, 08:32 PM   #1
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Wife and I got into a discussion about "average." I feel like calling someone average is saying subpart. What's your take?
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:35 PM   #2
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Edit your post and make sure the spelling is correct. You are average at best at spelling. LOL. Just messing with you.
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:45 PM   #3
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All about context

I am for my bad cholesterol to be about average

My hair loss to be below average
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:52 PM   #4
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All about context

I am for my bad cholesterol to be about average

My hair loss to be below average
I am well above average in the hair loss department. I’m well below average in the hair keeping department.
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:15 PM   #5
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If we say someone is "average" in my career, you can adequately and effectively do your job. You can be trusted to do the job with little or minimal supervision. We call average people a denominator and I don't say that to be demeaning. Some people just want to do their job, earn a paycheck, and go home and that is okay. Some people want to be the top guy/#1, aka a numerator.
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:39 PM   #6
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I think, in most contexts, “average” would mean mediocre, ordinary, usual, unexceptional, etc. I suppose it’s the way I was raised, but, in my world, mediocrity is to be avoided at all costs. No exceptions, no excuses.

I’m still working on it.
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:43 PM   #7
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I guess I don't understand the question. Average is the same as ordinary. Is that what you're asking? Are we trying to think of synonyms for the word average?

Average is......pretty much every person I know. Which makes sense because they're.....your average people.

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Old 02-26-2021, 09:58 PM   #8
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Depends on a lot of things and can go quite deep.
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:11 PM   #9
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To me, average means not exceptional. Not like median where half are above and half are below.
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:17 PM   #10
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However, an average person in a gifted/talented collection of people can be quite different than an average person in a collection of average people . .
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Old 02-26-2021, 11:25 PM   #11
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Wife and I got into a discussion about "average." I feel like calling someone average is saying subpart. What's your take?
Are either of you two reading that dumb butt book about average where the author began with the story about the fighter cockpit? Depends on what particular you are comparing.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:12 AM   #12
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Average is not a negative term - for example - “ i like average size knockers”. Not saying anything wrong with below average or well above average - like them all just prefer average
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:14 AM   #13
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Average is not a negative term - for example - “ i like average size knockers”. Not saying anything wrong with below average or well above average - like them all just prefer average
That sums it up. Well said
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:20 AM   #14
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Average is not a negative term - for example - “ i like average size knockers”. Not saying anything wrong with below average or well above average - like them all just prefer average
It may vary from person to person. Personally I think store bought is the way to go.

Sometimes being unique,special,above average can be achieved. It just takes a little money.

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Old 02-27-2021, 08:32 AM   #15
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My favorite “average” quote is “take the average dumbarse you know. Now realize that half the dumbarses are dumber than that.”



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Old 02-27-2021, 09:24 AM   #16
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However, an average person in a gifted/talented collection of people can be quite different than an average person in a collection of average people . .


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Old 02-27-2021, 05:14 PM   #17
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Average is relative like time. The final 2 mins of a basketball game is eternity. That last 2 mins of your life is a flash. Average in certain context is well and good, in others it is abysmal
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:59 PM   #18
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Wife and I got into a discussion about "average." I feel like calling someone average is saying subpart. What's your take?
a few areas I'd take average in.
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:02 PM   #19
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Average is not a negative term - for example - “ i like average size knockers”. Not saying anything wrong with below average or well above average - like them all just prefer average
I stayed in a motel in Saltillo Mx once that had gargantuan doors. Average knockers on them would look out of place.
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:19 PM   #20
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I stayed in a motel in Saltillo Mx once that had gargantuan doors. Average knockers on them would look out of place.
However, an average person in a gifted/talented collection of people can be quite different than an average person in a collection of average people . .
Just sayin . .
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Old 02-27-2021, 08:58 PM   #21
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a few areas I'd take average in.
X2 hpdrifter, your post makes a lot of sense.

For myself there are Lots of areas I’d take “average” in, like Olympic recurve competitors, USPSA 3-Gun champions, NBA starting Point Guards, NASCAR drivers, etc., etc.

I believe the “group” must be defined before being “average” in it has any meaning.
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:29 PM   #22
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Average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:38 PM   #23
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If you understand/comprehend the meaning of average...then this thread and most of the responses baffles me.
Disclaimer...I’m easily baffled
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:01 PM   #24
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was going to say average is relative, like everything else, but playa beat me to it
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:04 PM   #25
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Average is not a negative term - for example - “ i like average size knockers”. Not saying anything wrong with below average or well above average - like them all just prefer average
Ah, but this would then bring us to the question of what are average knockers??
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:05 PM   #26
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If you understand/comprehend the meaning of average...then this thread and most of the responses baffles me.
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Sounds like youre pretty average
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:15 PM   #27
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Average is not a negative term - for example - “ i like average size knockers”. Not saying anything wrong with below average or well above average - like them all just prefer average
Pic.....or it didn’t happen
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:35 PM   #28
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It’s getting tougher. If you’re “1 in a million”, there are 7800 just like you in the world today. Above average? Yes? But who wants 7800 people just like them?


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Old 02-27-2021, 10:49 PM   #29
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Average is “alright”.. it’s not good, not bad.
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:21 PM   #30
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This is an average TBH post. I've seen better...and worse.
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Old 02-27-2021, 11:32 PM   #31
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We are Americans and average is definitely sub par and not acceptable!
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:18 AM   #32
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Average is like having one foot in a bucket of scalding hot water and the other foot is in freezing ice water; the average temperature is comfortable.

The term, “average” can be misleading...or even subpart if you are an average speller or have above average size typing fingers.
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Old 02-28-2021, 11:29 AM   #33
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To be "subpar" is not "average" when it comes to golf. It means you have a well above average score, even though your score is below "par".



And when it comes to arithmetic, there are a few ways to determine "average".
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Old 02-28-2021, 03:08 PM   #34
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Yes, Average is one of those words that can mean anything from pretty bad to excellent - the meaning & importance of the word depends completely on context.

What does it pay to be an average professional Baseball or Football player? Start a machining process and look at dimensional data - average is awesome!

And I have worked at jobs where performing better than average did Not get you anything positive - sometimes the opposite - hey, you're so good, let's give you part of that guy's work load, now it may require you to work some free OT but hey - congrats!

That kind of thing can really make you think more about being 'Average'.

Being pretty average physically, it's hard not to think how cool it would have been to be six feet tall or something. But hey on the plus side, everything made in the world today is made to fit Me! My feet never hang off the end of the bed, never been in a car or truck where the drivers seat wouldn't go back far enough, almost never bump the top of my head on low stuff, length of pull on every gun I've ever picked up felt pretty good, etc, etc.

I've pretty much come to the conclusion that, once you get out of High School/College, Average just pretty much Always Works!
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