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#138496 - 02/02/05 03:34 AM yet another theme: misleading words
tsuwm Offline
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I've not had a moment to think on this until now, but two things come to mind immediately:

1) guessing the meaning of a word based on its sound is the first approach tried by many a hogwash® player -- and leads directly to the armil effect®.

b) sarculate (nothing to do with circulate) discussed here quite recently


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#138497 - 02/02/05 06:22 AM Re: yet another theme: misleading words
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Meanwhile, slightly off-theme:

1) Today's wwftd: iridology

-logies are a dime a dozen; but I will add one
now and again when I find one in actual use.


b) Today's WAD: tribology



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#138498 - 02/02/05 12:41 PM Re: yet another theme: misleading words
Vernon Compton Offline
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In reply to:

>Today's wwftd: iridology

-logies are a dime a dozen;


There's a prisoner island somewhere that calls its entertainment industry awards Logies, too.




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#138499 - 02/02/05 12:51 PM Re: yet another theme: misleading words
tsuwm Offline
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>a prisoner island somewhere

a subscriber (from an island nearby to Australia) suggested this:

http://entertainment.news.com.au/story/0,10221,12102829-10431,00.html


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#138500 - 02/02/05 12:56 PM happenstance; or, not off-theme at all
tsuwm Offline
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the posting of iridology and tribology by these rival organizations is entirely coincidental!
- joe (nothing new under this sun either) friday

edit - and so, ASp, as today's entry at rogueclassicism points out, iridology is not the study of rainbows.

Robin: Great concurring coincidences, Batman!

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