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#204946 - 02/28/12 06:49 AM Re: Consistency is NOT part of the language ! [Re: wofahulicodoc]
Avy Offline
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Wofahulicodoc-i pronounce this WOfaHUlicoDOC. Two trochees and and iamb (or an amphibrach and an anapest). RhuBARB comMANdo. PEter tromBONiAtor- the last is deliciously iambic as is RC.
I disagree that iamb is closest to normal speech.
Iamb is closest to desired intonation.
Okay serious question: scansion changes with accent. I pronoun trochee as an iamb. Where does that leave carefully scanned poetry- in the realm of subjectivity? There are no set rules as to which syllables are and aren't stressed, are there?
*** Sorry for the excessive energy of this post: a beloved topic.
Apparently the longer syllables are stressed and shorter aren't but this is also dependent on accent and culture. For salman rushdie- we say salMAAN and not SALman.

Okay -I'll stop yappin now.


Edited by Avy (02/28/12 07:52 AM)

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#204983 - 03/02/12 12:47 PM Two things: [Re: Avy]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Thing One: I misspelled indefatigabobble-whatever not just once, but twice.

Thing Two: We need some new target words to proceed with Sparteye's Game. RC, I think you had the last successful posting, so you get to select!


PS. Y'all all did know it's Dr Seuss' Birthday Celebration today, didn't you?

PPS. Now that I think of it, I should go look at the Google Doodle today...

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#204984 - 03/02/12 12:57 PM Re: Two things: [Re: wofahulicodoc]
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If there's a Google Doodle I did not receive it, yet anyhow.
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#204989 - 03/02/12 03:43 PM Re: Two things [Re: LukeJavan8]
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No. Apparently they chose not to recognize it. Conceivably they were even discouraged from doing so because of copyright issues.

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#205009 - 03/03/12 07:41 AM Re: Two things [Re: Jackie]
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I think the latter is very likely - Dr Seuss was such a well-loved writer by generations of children - and adults, for that matter! - that I can't think of any other reasonable motive for Google to ignore him.

To re-start Sparteye's game (and to wish her well and hope she soon recovers!) my random dictionary-opening has given me

ANNIHILATE - ANOTHER
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#205072 - 03/08/12 09:04 PM Re: Two things [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
jenny jenny Offline
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Registered: 06/05/10
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Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
I got one!

My brother is a Republican
A Democrat is my mother
A family way
On Election Day
To annihilate one another smile

FLANK - FLASH

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#205074 - 03/08/12 10:16 PM Re: Two things [Re: Jackie]
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jj, you're BACK!! Oh, joy, wonderfulness, and dancing! [HUG]

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#205075 - 03/08/12 11:00 PM Re: Two things [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Posts: 854
Loc: Alaska
My brother built a grocery store
To annihilate our mother.
The building was a carnivore,
'T'would eat what it could smother.
He rigged the soap aisle to collapse,
But Mom shopped in another.
A quirk of fate it was, perhaps:
An aisle ate my brother.

edit: Nice work, Jenny.


Edited by Tromboniator (03/08/12 11:05 PM)

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#205076 - 03/08/12 11:59 PM Re: Two things [Re: Tromboniator]
jenny jenny Offline
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"An aisle ate my brother"? laugh

You can rest assured, Mister Tromboniator, that that particular order of words has never before been concocted by a sapient mind in all the history of all mankind.

laugh

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#205077 - 03/09/12 01:17 AM Re: Two things [Re: jenny jenny]
Tromboniator Offline
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Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
never before been concocted by a sapient mind


Some might argue that it still hasn't.

Peter

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