Why is this site Class A addictive?

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    Do you know the difference between a rector and a vicar... before you rush off to find out, I'll tell you, though the difference is history now. A Rector owned his church & his rectory, and received the tithes (10th of every parishioers income). A vicar had to go where he was sent and was paid by the bishop, and not very well. Now, as my friendly rector says gloomily, they are all paid "out of the same pot" & it isn't much.
    Because it's better than watching a comedy.
    The bones are crunchy.
    Fascinating Leeroy! Try "Rector"... and yes I do know some univerities have them instead of vice-chancellors. The reverend gentlemen I find are just that... Church Ministers... usually Anglican but not always. I managed not to offend at least one. He is now a dear friend whose wife cooks like an angel. He is the only rector I've ever heard say grace without making it sound as if the food had appeared by magic... He obviously knows which side his bread is buttered :-)
    Wisdom... Mmmm. If I happen to know the answer, & I do sometimes... Have fun, yes... when I'm not finding the dying in need of advice... I seem to find them like vicars. (Wherever I go I discover I've been sitting next to one, and they never let on until you've talked for ages & can't remember exactly what you said.)
    well we finally get to see what you really look like, it must be a little difecult typing in on the keyboard

    Because you can share your wisdom with others, or just have fun being silly.
    Very cerebral answer, thanks. It's good to see more educated people on the site, welcome.
    Yes, definitely a difference between American English and English of the U.K..

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    For other uses, see Rector (disambiguation).
    This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Please improve this article if you can. The talk page may contain suggestions. (October 2008)

    The word rector ("ruler", from the Latin regere and rector meaning "teacher" in Latin) has a number of different meanings; it is widely used to refer to an academic, religious or political administrator. The word is related to rectrix ("helmsman"), one of a bird's tail feathers.

    The term and office of a rector are called a rectorate.

    "Rector" is also a surname in English-speaking countries and in some where European languages are spoken.
    For the municipality in Almer?a, Spain, see V?car.

    In the broadest sense, a vicar (pronounced /?v?k?r/; from the Latin vicarius) is a representative, deputy or substitute; anyone acting "in the person of" or agent for a superior (compare "vicarious" in the sense of "at second hand"). In this sense, the title is comparable to lieutenant, literally the "place-holder".[1]

    Usually the title appears in a number of Christian ecclesiastical contexts, but in the Holy Roman Empire a local representative of the emperor, perhaps an archduke, might equally be styled "vicar".
    I'm guessing type A personality? Yes, just making a not so funny joke...
    I am addicted to fun. I come here for my daily fix. At times I have more fun watching paint dry lol
    Suliz...what is class A addictive anyway...your answers have been some of the best...we just always give you newbies a hard time!...only kidding..don't take offense at anything here on this site...we love all!

    Class A addictive was intended to be funny, just for a change :-)
    I thought this thread had long been forgotten. Who revived it?

    I suppose it could have something to do with my new gravatar.

    First I was bright pink and gloomy, and then I changed to green with an evil wink and my tongue out... enough was enough!
    I'm guessing that we find those on the site a bit more interesting than the people we know and see in person. Depending on who it is at the door when the doorbell rings, I can tell pretty much what topic the conversation is going to be. Here it's wide open.

    That's true :-) I was just surprised to see it pop up again.

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