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#172560 - 01/14/08 03:58 PM Re: "Wordsmith" banished!! [Re: themilum]
bamboozler Offline
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Not possible to totally decimate. Decimate = "kill one tenth of"

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#172564 - 01/14/08 07:24 PM Re: "Wordsmith" banished!! [Re: bamboozler]
Faldage Offline
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Originally Posted By: bamboozler
Not possible to totally decimate. Decimate = "kill one tenth of"


That's one defintion. And "nice" means "ignorant".

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#172566 - 01/14/08 07:45 PM Re: "Wordsmith" banished!! [Re: Faldage]
tsuwm Offline
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>defintion [sorry Faldo]

I've noted before that this is prolly my most (inadvertently) misspelled word. I've just googled it, and found that this is a very common error: 1,330,000 gh.

and there are 711 gh for "defintion +misspell".

-joe (it must be the finger mechanics) friday

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#172568 - 01/14/08 08:52 PM Re: "Wordsmith" banished!! [Re: tsuwm]
Faldage Offline
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
this is a very common error: 1,330,000 gh.


And about 1,220,000 of those are my mispelings.

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#172572 - 01/15/08 07:54 AM Re: "Wordsmith" banished!! [Re: bamboozler]
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Originally Posted By: bamboozler
Not possible to totally decimate. Decimate = "kill one tenth of"


Welcome, bamb. Did you read the context?

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#172601 - 01/16/08 01:23 PM Re: "Wordsmith" banished!! [Re: bamboozler]
goofy Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 132
Originally Posted By: bamboozler
Not possible to totally decimate. Decimate = "kill one tenth of"

It totally doesn't.

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#172728 - 01/21/08 03:41 PM Re: "Wordsmith" banished!! [Re: Faldage]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Loc: Worcester, MA
Originally Posted By: Faldage
I wonder if it would be correct to say that an usher ushed or that a tutor tuted?


...which bring to mind, from the depths of memory (about age five) this bit of doggerel:

A tutor who tutored the flute
Tried to tutor two Tudors to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
"Is it harder to toot
Or to tutor two Tudors to toot?

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#172810 - 01/22/08 09:35 PM Re: "Wordsmith" banished!! [Re: AnnaStrophic]
morphememedley Offline
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Registered: 01/16/08
Posts: 155
I can accept the regulation of organic in food, cosmetic, and other consumer industries, but banning it from “formal use” gets my carbon up.

Should LSSU take up the ban, their librarians could be empowered to severely thin the chemistry stacks—if they have any.

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