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#101001 - 04/14/03 06:10 PM hogwash®
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I've got a word that I'm anxious to use as a wwftd, but I need some good def'ns so I can run it as a wwftd quiz™. thus, this round will have some actual awards, such as they are, as I will use the def'ns that garner the most votes.

PM me your def'ns for: to lant (within the next sennight)


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#101002 - 04/14/03 08:31 PM Re: hogwash®
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..there *is a __ between to and lant, yes?


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#101003 - 04/14/03 08:32 PM Re: hogwash®
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Am I undestanding correctly that, since you put the 'to', lant is a verb? As in I lant, you lant, he/she/it lants?

EDIT--Dang, Anna, you beat me by a second!

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#101004 - 04/14/03 08:46 PM junior nitpicker
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more like a minute...


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#101005 - 04/14/03 09:31 PM Re: junior nitpicker
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Oh, yeah, I always get that confused; danged military time! I maintain that there ain't no twenty o'clock! [stamping foot again e]


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#101006 - 04/14/03 09:37 PM Re: hogwash®
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yes indeed, lant wants to be verbed.


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#101007 - 04/14/03 10:21 PM Re: junior nitpicker
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>military time

Strictly as a personal aside, I HATE this uniquely USn way of referring to what is known here as "the 24-hr clock". To one who adores the logic and simplicity of this time display system, but abhors all things military, it is a perjorative description.


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#101008 - 04/14/03 10:29 PM Re: junior nitpicker
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In reply to:

Strictly as a personal aside, I HATE this uniquely USn way of referring to what is known here as "the 24-hr clock". To one who adores the logic and simplicity of this time display system, but abhors all things military, it is a perjorative description.


As an uber-aside, I abhor this misspelling of pejorative.
the google-ometer shows:
pejorative <> 72,700
perjorative <> 3810

http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutspelling/perjorative


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#101009 - 04/14/03 11:42 PM Re: junioR nitpickeR
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>perjorative

Soryr, tsuwm. I actually hummed and hawed over the R, and was 60% sure I picked the wrong spelling, but put it in as I have R on the brain. Almost all I have been doing all day is practicing words like venerdi, martedi, mercoledi, and other rhotic nightmares Italian seems to delight in. My R fixation spilled over into English, sorry.


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#101010 - 04/15/03 07:05 AM Re: junioR nitpickeR
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24-hour clock sounds much better. I never knew there was anything but military time to call it; never knew that anybody outside the military used such a confusing thing. If the hours in our days were evenly divisible by 10, I wouldn't mind--that would be an easy calculation. But I have never had any reason to memorize the "12-plus" tables (as it were), so it always takes me a long time to figure out 12-plus-what equals x. Yes, I know it would be quicker to figure x-12 = n, but I don't like doing it that way. (Yes, I know I'm weird.) I'll take my regular clocks any day.


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