Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

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

Page 4 of 4 < 1 2 3 4
Topic Options
#204090 - 01/06/12 09:00 PM Re: Speaking of... [Re: Faldage]
Avy Offline
old hand

Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
Fourth R? First R - "r"; second r - "wr"; third r - "rh"; fourth r - "are".. ? Am I barking with my nose pointing all wrong?


Edited by Avy (01/06/12 09:41 PM)

Top
#204092 - 01/07/12 12:22 AM Re: Speaking of... [Re: AlphanumericName]
Candy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
Originally Posted By: AlphanumericName

......
I might still be wrong .....


And is this what you told your friend??

Top
#204096 - 01/07/12 05:57 AM Re: Speaking of... [Re: Avy]
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
Originally Posted By: Avy
Fourth R? First R - "r"; second r - "wr"; third r - "rh"; fourth r - "are".. ? Am I barking with my nose pointing all wrong?


My point is illustrated:

Reading

Writing

Arithmetic

These are the three Rs?!

Top
#204102 - 01/07/12 01:44 PM Re: Speaking of... [Re: AlphanumericName]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
AName, I'm with you that the two share similar functions, though in perhaps different directions.

the raven/writing desk thing is a zen koan in my mind. and a good one, too.
_________________________
formerly known as etaoin...

Top
#204105 - 01/07/12 05:22 PM Re: Speaking of... [Re: Faldage]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1074
Loc: Lancaster, UK
Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: Avy
Fourth R? First R - "r"; second r - "wr"; third r - "rh"; fourth r - "are".. ? Am I barking with my nose pointing all wrong?


My point is illustrated:

Reading

Writing

Arithmetic


These are the three Rs?!




The 3 "R"s are, in fact, Reading, Riting and Reckoning (not 'Rithmetic)

[If as taught to the Mock turtle, it is Reeling and Writhing, of course]
_________________________
I'm immortal until proven otherwise

Top
#204107 - 01/07/12 08:09 PM Re: Speaking of... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
Candy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
Now...that makes sense Rhuby smile

Top
#204111 - 01/07/12 09:07 PM Re: Speaking of... [Re: Faldage]
Avy Offline
old hand

Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
Ahhh! Now I 'stood. (Though my attempt wasn't bad eh? It fit your fourth R is a spelling hypothesis)
Rhube - with their tails in their mouths and crumbs all over.

Top
#204113 - 01/07/12 09:56 PM Historical note [Re: Avy]
wofahulicodoc Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 4928
Loc: Worcester, MA
(if you can believe Wikipedia)

This is the song I was exposed to growing up:

Reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic

Top
#204116 - 01/08/12 01:11 AM Re: Historical note [Re: AlphanumericName]
AlphanumericName Offline
stranger

Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 8
Just a little update.

I finally showed my friend this thread and it was amusing hearing him chuckle and fist pump every time he read a post that supported his opinion. After a bit more debating he insisted that he never said ED/Euphemisms were 'absolutely' different. It goes without saying that worked my nerve a bit because I am sure he did, otherwise I wouldn't have gone on about it this long.

But it ended up being we both think there are some similarities between the two. So there were no winners in this "battle of wits", only losers. Still I learned a lot, mainly about restraining myself from bashing some ones head in with a dictionary. Oh and the raven, that one's bound to stick in my head from now on.



Edited by AlphanumericName (01/08/12 01:13 AM)

Top
#204119 - 01/08/12 01:55 PM Re: Historical note [Re: AlphanumericName]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
laugh

Top
Page 4 of 4 < 1 2 3 4

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8741 Members
16 Forums
13807 Topics
215229 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
SouthernBelle, auster, ozyildirimeda, KatieC, ashishsum
8741 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 33 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 85
LukeJavan8 74
wofahulicodoc 64
A C Bowden 34
May 4
FoFong 3
Tromboniator 3
LadyReader 2
TitoMatito 2
tsuwm 2
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10523
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
LukeJavan8 6513
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