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#125594 - 03/21/04 08:41 AM laputan
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Subject: A.Word.A.Day--laputan

Laputan (luh-PYOOT-n) adjective

Absurdly impractical or visionary, especially to the neglect of more useful activity.

[After the flying island of Laputa in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, where absurd projects are pursued and useful pursuits neglected.]




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#125595 - 03/21/04 12:18 PM Re: laputan
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Laputa is the name of the Castle in the Sky in this wonderful film:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092067/
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Hayao Miyazaki's films, though I have not seen them all. yet.

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#125596 - 03/21/04 02:41 PM Re: laputan
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I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Hayao Miyazaki's films, though I have not seen them all. yet.

I know I should resist this, Eta, but how well did you enjoy the ones you haven't seen?


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#125597 - 03/21/04 04:15 PM Re: laputan
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hahaha!

I knew there was something wrong with that sentence...

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#125598 - 03/21/04 05:10 PM Re: laputan
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I have enjoyed not seeing many films.


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