1. Dallas Winston
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    Are you familiar with the term "socky feet"?

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dallas Winston, Sep 8, 2008.

    Socky feet is when the socks one is wearing, typically those old striped tube socks, begin to creep down from their perch on the lower leg.

    The extra space of the sock which is supposed to contain one's feet and toes now flops around wildly when one walks, often featuring a light-brown dirty patch on it's 4-6 inch long, white-cotton, snake-like body.

    This phenomena is known as "socky feet".

    FYI


    Oh yeah, hi!
     
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    Hello Dallas, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Yes, but why does one and only one always disappear in the wash? Is it the result of transdimensional reserchers analyzing them to discover where the wearer has walked?

    Posting your own work should not be the very first thing you do here. It is really worthwhile to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Alright...

    While reveling in the glory of finally understanding a semblance of the word "maturity", I did browse through all of those areas referenced in your post, and I think I understand the "lay of the land".

    I respect and appreciate the rule of reviewing before posting work. I think that will also help to foster my own creativity. I think the feedback I can provide and receive on the forum is exactly what I was looking for.

    As an FYI, I did notice that warrant was spelled "warrent" twice in the FAQ section.

    We'll talk more "sock philosophy" later. Thanks again for the warm welcome.
     
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    i always wondered what to call it.
     
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    Welcome Dallas,

    Look forward to seeing you around.
     
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    Welcome to the forums and thanks for the socky foot explanation. I was always wondering if their was any specific term for it.
     
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    Welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy. May your stay be long and fruitful.

    Anthony
     

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