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#114312 - 10/24/03 12:13 AM Inobvious
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The spell-checker on my Microsoft Word 2000 program questioned my use of the word "inobvious" and recommended that I use "unobvious" insted. Ready to ridicule the byte-heads at Microsoft, I consulted the One-Look On-Line Dictionary and it told me that there is no such word. Alas. Can it be? I have used this word for decades. Am I speaking English here?



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#114313 - 10/24/03 06:57 AM Re: Inobvious
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OED doesn't even have it. Have you checked wwftd? Or maybe you should switch to disobvious (pre-cross-threading).


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#114314 - 10/24/03 07:27 AM Re: Inobvious
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or ask Ron...

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#114315 - 10/24/03 08:52 AM Re: Inobvious
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ask Ron

Or Inron…


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#114316 - 10/24/03 09:11 AM this may seem nonobvious, but
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MSW and OED may fail you, but you will no doubt be pleased to learn that the US end-all-and-be-all of lexicons (W3I) gives inobvious, with the obvious etymology in + obvious but no citations.

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#114317 - 10/24/03 04:10 PM Re: this may seem nonobvious, but
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I'm feeling much better already.

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#114318 - 10/24/03 07:07 PM Re: this may seem nonobvious, but
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Hey maybe they'll cite you and you can be even more famous.


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#114319 - 10/24/03 08:05 PM Fame
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"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one."

~ Cato the Elder



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#114320 - 10/24/03 08:38 PM Re: Fame
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good one, Father.

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#114321 - 10/24/03 11:06 PM Re: Fame
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See now, that's why you need a monument.

I have no clue who Cato the Elder. Now if he had a monument, I'd go, "ooo, who was he, and why was he special enough to earn a monument?"


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#114322 - 10/25/03 01:50 AM Re: Fame
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#114323 - 10/27/03 06:07 AM Re: Fame
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Ah yes, old "Carthago delenda est" himself. Bumptious, conservative to a fault and as full of Roman gravitas as any modern prig ...

And the grandson wasn't much better, either!


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#114324 - 10/27/03 08:50 AM Re: Fame
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I suspect you're thinking of his great-grandson: Cato the Younger, die-hard (quite literally) opponent of Julius Caesar.

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#114325 - 10/27/03 01:45 PM Re: Fame
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Yeah, yeah. Cato the Toddler. Waddever. It was all a bit before my time. Bruce Willis would have approved, n'est-ce pas? Cato II died hard, and with a vengeance!


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#114326 - 10/28/03 04:58 AM Re: Fame
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*wonders what it would be like to spend the rest of eternity with an obelisk crushing one's skull*

*makes a mental note to ask Joan how painful her last bar-b-q was to see if it would compare*




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