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#205130 - 03/12/12 03:53 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
BranShea Offline
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Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Washington is full of shambolic goo-goos, but I give them all props for glomming the phat ideas of the past century.

Would it be called nitpicking if I put to your's attention the fact that you added an s and a ming to the given words? I mean, how strict do we stay to the phat ideas of the past week's words?

(5 ....eighteen letter words for one sentence? )

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#205139 - 03/13/12 07:50 AM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: BranShea]
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Originally Posted By: BranShea

Would it be called nitpicking if I put to your's attention the fact that you added an s and a ming to the given words?


This is a serious question when we seek to face the issue of, say, the number of words for snow in a given Second People's language.

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#205141 - 03/13/12 08:08 AM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: BranShea]
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Would it be called nitpicking if I put to your's attention the fact that you added an s and a ming to the given words? I mean, how strict do we stay to the phat ideas of the past week's words?

Not sure if this is nit-picking or not, Bran. I must say the same question had occurred to me and I havered over whether to post on it or not. In the end, I decided against but I'm very glad you've raised it!
Personally, being something of a purist, I fell we should take the words of the week as they appear, without alteration: but I can see arguments in favour of using them as roots from which one can grow creative plants!
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#205147 - 03/13/12 12:44 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: Faldage]
BranShea Offline
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
This is a serious question when we seek to face the issue of, say, the number of words for snow in a given Second People's language.

Just would like to know if it is this or "maybe this but on the other hand maybe that". A good oldfashioned clear choice. It's not about the importance of the issue.

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#205151 - 03/13/12 10:32 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: blitherer]
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As this isn't a contest, but an unscored game, I can't see what difference it makes, but ...

He's a shambolic goo-goo, but I give him props for his willingness to glom the phat ideas of the past century.

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#205152 - 03/14/12 03:44 AM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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It's an unscored game but this is just more "elegant" ?

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#205168 - 03/16/12 10:42 AM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: blitherer]
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On reaching the preantepenultimate chapter, the author subjects us to a harsh gedankenexperiment, asking us to leave our armchairs for a journey to a dystopian future in which a harsh reduction ad absurdum of the previous 3,000 pages ensues, stripping the story of all its former ambiguity and plurisignification, and we learn that the princesse lointaine had died centuries ago -- such are the labored plot manipulations of this lamentable genre of fiction!

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#205173 - 03/16/12 02:43 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: blitherer]
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I'm so glad no one will ask me to quote this one in front of an audience. smile

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#205177 - 03/16/12 03:55 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: blitherer]
blitherer Offline
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Here is the revision (in which the word "harsh" is used but once):

On reaching the preantepenultimate chapter, the author subjects us to an abrupt gedankenexperiment, asking us to leave our armchairs for a journey to a dystopian future in which a harsh reductio ad absurdum of the previous 3,000 pages ensues, stripping the story of all its former ambiguity and plurisignification, and we learn that the princesse lointaine had died centuries ago -- such are the labored plot manipulations of this lamentable genre of fiction!


Edited by blitherer (03/16/12 04:04 PM)
Edit Reason: damn you, autocorrect!

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#205178 - 03/16/12 04:00 PM Re: Sentence of the week [Re: BranShea]
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Ouch! Just realized I used the word "harsh" twice - guess I'll post an emended version.

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