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#39914 - 08/28/01 05:02 PM Am I the only one
TEd Remington Offline
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who is surprised by this from an obituary in today's Denver Post?

"Frank Mulligan loved books. So much so that, even after his sight began to fade, he spent hours entranced by audio books, still moved by the sound of the printed word."

Sort of a thud thud thud as the ink is pounded into the paper, I guess.



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#39915 - 08/28/01 05:26 PM Re: Am I the only one
wwh Offline
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entranced by audio books, still moved by the sound of the printed word."

A classic example of ellipsis, perhaps? " the taped sound of the printed word" ? (the old quibbler strikes again. Or strikes out again.) I just couldn't bear to see no replies.


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#39916 - 08/28/01 05:43 PM Re: Am I the only one
Jazzoctopus Offline
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I doubt it was referring specifically to the taped sound of the printed word. Maybe it means he preferred the flow of the written word to the more colloquial spoken word.


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#39917 - 08/28/01 06:11 PM Re: Am I the only one
Capital Kiwi Offline
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still moved by the sound of the printed word

Tell you what, why not ask him? You can interpret the sound of words spelled out silently by the ouija board ...

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#39918 - 08/28/01 07:36 PM Re: Am I the only one
wwh Offline
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Dear CK: You would need a very special Ouija board to communicate with the subject of an obituary.


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#39919 - 08/28/01 08:45 PM Am I the only one...
tsuwm Offline
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...who is bewildered by this statement?
You would need a very special Ouija board to communicate with the subject of an obituary.

ouija - a proprietary name for a board having the letters of the alphabet and other signs used for obtaining messages and answers in spiritualistic séances.


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#39920 - 08/29/01 08:18 AM Re: Am I the only one...
Faldage Offline
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...who is bewildered by this statement?
You would need a very special Ouija board to communicate with the subject of an obituary.

All Ouija® boards are special.


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#39921 - 08/29/01 12:16 PM Re: Am I the only one...
jimthedog Offline
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Registered: 02/24/01
Posts: 387
Loc: Hartsville, New York.
All Ouija® boards are special.
Then we need an Ouija board that has a different layout.
Why did they name it yes-yes, anyway?




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