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#179499 - 10/08/08 10:04 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: zmjezhd]
Jackie Offline

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You're teasing right? No. I just never know which things I'm allowed vs. what others are. And I don't even know where to look for my user number. If you want me to change your post, I will (she said, wondering if he was asking for proof.)

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#179512 - 10/09/08 08:27 AM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: Jackie]
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If you want me to change your post

No thanks. It's a part of the Great Google Word Hoard now.
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#179535 - 10/09/08 10:14 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: zmjezhd]
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Hey, a new acronym (just what we needed...): GGWH.

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#179539 - 10/10/08 12:47 AM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: Jackie]
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 Originally Posted By: Jackie
Hey, a new acronym (just what we needed...): GGWH.

Let me be the first of this bunch of super-pedants to point out that strictly speaking that is an initialism rather than an acronym.

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#179541 - 10/10/08 06:54 AM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: The Pook]
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 Originally Posted By: The Pook
 Originally Posted By: Jackie
Hey, a new acronym (just what we needed...): GGWH.
super-pedants ... that is an initialism rather than an acronym.


What?! You can't pronounce ggwh?

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#179543 - 10/10/08 08:11 AM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: Faldage]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Faldage
 Originally Posted By: The Pook
 Originally Posted By: Jackie
Hey, a new acronym (just what we needed...): GGWH.
super-pedants ... that is an initialism rather than an acronym.


What?! You can't pronounce ggwh?


I want to hear Jackie say it so I can count the syllables.
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#179547 - 10/10/08 09:14 AM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: Faldage]
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You can't pronounce ggwh?

/ĝə'ɠẅx/
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#179561 - 10/10/08 05:57 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: zmjezhd]
Jackie Offline

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Come here, Pookie, and I might initial you, sir! ;-)
eta: something like goog oo uh.

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#179563 - 10/10/08 06:43 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: The Pook]
latishya Offline
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 Originally Posted By: The Pook
 Originally Posted By: Jackie
Hey, a new acronym (just what we needed...): GGWH.

Let me be the first of this bunch of super-pedants to point out that strictly speaking that is an initialism rather than an acronym.


im sure youre right although it looks like a perfectly respectable welsh word and looks like it would probably be at home as a central consonant cluster in Irish, where it would no doubt be pronounced "mary". i googled initialism and found a recent discussion at blog called languagehat.

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#179564 - 10/10/08 07:29 PM Re: circumflexual invidia [Re: latishya]
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an aside to those "in the know" (or not)..

that 'hat' link contains many comments from Stuart, who we knew as sjmaxq, and if you follow his link you get the Where Can I Look It Up? page.

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