Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 3 of 4 < 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
#138039 - 01/29/05 08:25 PM Re: At ease, y'all
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 4189
Loc: Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
Ah, Nietsche!:

"Man is a bridge, not a goal."

(an earlier Nietsche discussion on this board):

http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=wordplay&Number=61306

Top
#138040 - 01/29/05 08:48 PM Re: Nietzsche but the
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass
>Nietzsche's aphorisms are the most insightful and witty

for a mo there I read that as inciteful.. but then inciteful is a very common "typo" for insightful -- YCLIU.


Top
#138041 - 01/29/05 08:51 PM Re: Nietzsche but the
AniamL Offline
journeyman

Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 95
Loc: New Hampshire
27.5k Google hits is quite a few for a non-word. That would make a good contest!
I wonder which non-word (not counting colloquialisms) has the most Google hits...


Top
#138042 - 01/30/05 08:28 AM Re: Nietzsche but the
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
non-word

Aha! Another who seems to know what qualifies a group of phonemes for the honor of being called a word. Pray tell, AL, what are these qualifications? Every time I find one of y'all who blithely proclaims something a non-word and ask my simple question I get no answer. Please, AL, end the drought.


Top
#138043 - 01/30/05 09:16 AM Re: Nietzsche but the
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 6296
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
Faldage,

Suppose I typed a group of random letters into an otherwise sensible sentence. Would we agree that the random letters were a 'non-word'? I'm suggesting this as a point of departure for the discussion.

Example sentence: Watching the labent water descend from the thawing pipe, the plumber considered eoxlibnsdaienvlab the brevity of life.

Can we agree or not that 'eoxlibnsdaienvlab' is a non-word?


Top
#138044 - 01/30/05 10:58 AM Re: Nietzsche but the
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass
hey, you're coopting this thread, and in light of Faldo's reminder it really deserves its own.

and what about the Word zzxjoanw?? (ycliu)


Top
#138045 - 01/30/05 11:03 AM Re: Nietzsche but the
Wordwind Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 6296
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
Sorry, tsuwm. I stand corrected.


Top
#138046 - 01/30/05 09:42 PM back to pithy sayings
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass
Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves. - Herbert Marcuse


Top
#138047 - 01/31/05 06:05 PM Re: back to pithy sayings
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass
well, crossthreading like a madman, here is one of the epigraphs to Word Freaks.

"Words, words, words. I'm so sick of words."
- Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady

/thought balloon
maybe I should adopt an epigraph for my website..
/thought balloon off


Top
#138048 - 01/31/05 06:36 PM the last word in this thread?
tsuwm Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10523
Loc: this too shall pass
"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit."

- W. Somerset Maugham



Top
Page 3 of 4 < 1 2 3 4 >

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8740 Members
16 Forums
13807 Topics
215216 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
auster, ozyildirimeda, KatieC, ashishsum, ackcat
8740 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 44 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 84
LukeJavan8 75
wofahulicodoc 62
A C Bowden 34
May 4
FoFong 3
Tromboniator 3
TitoMatito 2
tsuwm 2
LadyReader 2
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10523
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
LukeJavan8 6511
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith