## The Right Six

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BeatriceMom
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### Re: The Right Six

Sculptor wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:47 pm
Walker wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:56 am In honor of the arbitrary six-foot rule:

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
- Mark Twain

So too is the difference between the almost right six words, and the right six words.

What are they?
Let's try an analyse this.
You start by calling the "six foot rule" arbitrary. It is not. Seven would be better, but less practical. One foot means 90% infectivity, rising to 100% infectivity over a short length of time. With each foot you add the density of infectious agents landing on the other person decreased exponentailly. By a multiplier of 3.142. I can explain more if you are listening. At six feet, short term contact results in a very small chance of infection. At more than seven feet the change is already so low as to be background, at this point precautious such as ventilation make more sense.

Then you offer a completely irrelevant quote from Twain, who makes a remark about having the right words. Have you lost the plot?
Then you oddly ask for six of the best...

six feet; good words; six words.
There is not even a tenous connection here.
Go to the Head teacher for six of the best!
Interesting idea. If you think about it, the cells of the virus are heavier than air and the viruses quickly settle. It turns out that the taller the person, the really lower the chance to inhale a large number of virus particles. And since a little virus enters the body, the disease is mild. Although, such a thing is unlikely to work in enclosed spaces or public transport.
Sculptor
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### Re: The Right Six

BeatriceMom wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:05 am
Sculptor wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:47 pm
Walker wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:56 am In honor of the arbitrary six-foot rule:

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
- Mark Twain

So too is the difference between the almost right six words, and the right six words.

What are they?
Let's try an analyse this.
You start by calling the "six foot rule" arbitrary. It is not. Seven would be better, but less practical. One foot means 90% infectivity, rising to 100% infectivity over a short length of time. With each foot you add the density of infectious agents landing on the other person decreased exponentailly. By a multiplier of 3.142. I can explain more if you are listening. At six feet, short term contact results in a very small chance of infection. At more than seven feet the change is already so low as to be background, at this point precautious such as ventilation make more sense.

Then you offer a completely irrelevant quote from Twain, who makes a remark about having the right words. Have you lost the plot?
Then you oddly ask for six of the best...

six feet; good words; six words.
There is not even a tenous connection here.
Go to the Head teacher for six of the best!
Interesting idea. If you think about it, the cells of the virus are heavier than air and the viruses quickly settle. It turns out that the taller the person, the really lower the chance to inhale a large number of virus particles. And since a little virus enters the body, the disease is mild. Although, such a thing is unlikely to work in enclosed spaces or public transport.
Clearly an infected person's impact on the environment will decrease with distance to a factor of the square of PI since the dispersal, and potential contact point resides at the circumpherence. Clearly there is more to it. Orientation to the infected will be of vital importance since the breath will be at the front of the body, and as you say the height will also be important.
The moral of this story is if you are a dwarf don't stand under any giants with illnesses.
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### Re: The Right Six

WHO says three? CDC says three.
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Six foot science is so passé.
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Covid says, “Biden makes me weaker.”
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Sculptor wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:19 am Clearly an infected person's impact on the environment will decrease with distance to a factor of the square of PI since the dispersal, and potential contact point resides at the circumpherence.
Twice three equals less retail space.
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### Re: The Right Six

BeatriceMom wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:05 amAlthough, such a thing is unlikely to work in enclosed spaces or public transport.
The right six is theoretically effective.
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### Re: The Right Six

Gary Childress wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:01 pmSo I don't know if that could be the point of it.
mickthinks quickly grasped the principle’s utility.
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### Re: The Right Six

Settled science conveniently becomes evolving science.
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### Re: The Right Six

Walker wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:33 pm
Gary Childress wrote: Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:01 pmSo I don't know if that could be the point of it.
mickthinks quickly grasped the principle’s utility.
So does that mean you're posting "pernicious gibberish"?
Walker
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### Re: The Right Six

Anything other than six is inappropriate.
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Repetition isn't always received as understanding.
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Grammar is not necessary to know.

Grammar isn’t necessary to know well.

(If it’s snot, it may offend.)
Walker
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### Re: The Right Six

The right six eliminates grammatical crutches.
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The wrong six limps towards meaning.