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#188794 - 01/16/10 07:01 AM Re: Cannas [Re: Jackie]
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Are those cannoli flowers?

See the happy peasants joyously harvesting the ripe cannoli in the early fall sunshine.

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#188796 - 01/16/10 10:53 PM Re: Cannas [Re: Faldage]
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Canna you see what they are?

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#188798 - 01/17/10 10:18 AM Re: Cannas [Re: Jackie]
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..or, RTF subject?!
-ron o.

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#188799 - 01/17/10 12:49 PM Re: Cannas [Re: tsuwm]
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RTFS?! That's cheating!

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#188800 - 01/17/10 09:27 PM Re: Cannas [Re: Faldage]
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RFL!

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#189017 - 01/31/10 04:43 AM Re: Cannas [Re: Jackie]
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Sorry, I know this is a bit out of date, and I'm not sure whether this would go here or in a new thread.

Just thought I'd mention that another meaning canon has taken on is, in terms of the lore of a novel or game, what is 'true' in the world of that game/novel, for example in Tolkein's Middle Earth, an example of canon would be that Hobbit's feet are covered in curly hair similar to that on their head, or that there were nine Ringwraiths.

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#189028 - 01/31/10 01:55 PM Re: Cannas [Re: Mit]
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canon defs.
Hi, that would come close to definition nr. 5 in this list, maybe? Standard or matter of fact?

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#189029 - 01/31/10 02:58 PM Re: Cannas [Re: BranShea]
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I believe that canon used in this way is shorthand for the topic does not occur in the canon, that is the accepted books of an author or franchise.
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Ceci n'est pas un seing.

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#189030 - 01/31/10 04:55 PM Re: Cannas [Re: zmjezhd]
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yes, as in sense 5 here.

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#189062 - 02/02/10 01:01 AM Re: Cannas [Re: tsuwm]
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Not quite. I did check the definitions given to make sure it wasn't already there (this time), and when you said it was definition 5, I checked again. Completely different things. Definition 5 refers to the authenticity of the works themselves and to whom they're attributed, whereas the definition I've posted is more in relation to the "facts" of a fictional world. I just read the weekly wrap-up thing from that week (yeah, I'm a little bit behind in my emails - 50, in fact), and a few people had sent in the definition I posted, although they always seemed to relate it to comic books, and they're understanding of breaking canon was different to mine (I would only say something breaks canon if it directly contradicts previously stated canon, whereas their explanations imply (to me, at least) that basically anything new that a fan doesn't like breaks canon).

This is all assuming I've understood correctly and you're saying that the definition I posted is the same as definition 5 in that link.

Also, I have a feeling that canon may have been a title or something in some church or another given to a person, but I could be very wrong there.


Edited by Mit (02/02/10 01:01 AM)

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