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#25627 - 04/01/01 11:09 PM Words to describe people
Wordsmith Offline


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Philosopher, mathematician, and writer, Bertrand Russell, once said, "The
whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so
certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." This week's
word describe people falling somewhere in between the spectrum. Can you
identify some of those around you in these words?


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#25628 - 04/03/01 08:39 AM Re: Words to describe people
Bryan Hayward Offline
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Pixillated was interesting - for a minute I thought it was a misspelling of "pixelated" meaning "distorted by digital resolution restrictions." A homonym is born!

The Russell quote rocks! Thanks for using it.

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#25629 - 04/03/01 03:00 PM Re: Words to describe people
inselpeter Offline
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Pixillated was interesting - for a minute I thought it was a misspelling of "pixelated" meaning "distorted by digital resolution restrictions." A homonym is born!

On the topic of today's word, here is a whimsical question especially (but not exclusively) for BlanchePatch:

What is the largest individual organism in the world and where is it?

(OK, so it's two questions.)

And a big hello, Bryan--welcome!

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#25630 - 04/04/01 09:44 AM Re: Words to describe people
teresag Offline
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Loc: Oregon, USA
Re:
What is the largest individual organism in the world and where is it?

I believe it's a fungus growing just underground - not sure of the location, maybe Pennsylvania?


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#25631 - 04/04/01 12:07 PM Re: Words to describe people
inselpeter Offline
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It's a fungus, but it ain't in PA. Wanna try a lifeline? Maybe Sparteye knows.

IP


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#25632 - 04/04/01 01:06 PM Re: Words to describe people
Sparteye Offline
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Inselpeter, you must be referring to the giant fungus found in the UP. But, I'm afraid that it has since been supplanted, by a similar one in - I think - the Pacific Northwest. Washington? Oregon?

I love "Oregon." No other state is just a couple of pencil squiggles away from being an herb! [huh? everyone says]


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#25633 - 04/04/01 06:29 PM Re: Words to describe people
teresag Offline
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Loc: Oregon, USA
"Oregon." No other state is just a couple of pencil squiggles away from being an herb!

And Sparteye, did you know that our state's name, when correctly pronounced, is a homonym for something that may be played? (Any more specific, and I'd be giving it away completely.)


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#25634 - 04/05/01 07:40 AM Re: Words to describe people
shanks Offline
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Loc: London, UK
And Sparteye, did you know that our state's name, when correctly pronounced, is a homonym for something that may be played? (Any more specific, and I'd be giving it away completely.)

Going gutteral: played or played with?

cheer

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#25635 - 04/05/01 04:50 PM Re: Words to describe people
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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And Oregon could also describe a depleted gold mine! (When pronounced the usual incorrect way)


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#25636 - 04/05/01 05:13 PM Re: Words to describe people
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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Registered: 08/12/00
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Oregon." No other state is just a couple of pencil squiggles away from being an herb!

And Sparteye, did you know that our state's name, when correctly pronounced, is a homonym for something that may be played?



"Oregon" should be pronounced as "Organ"?! Not even a schwa between the "r" and the "g"?! Or is this just my non-rhoticity confusing me again?


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