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#5917 - 09/05/00 03:29 PM Re: New spell checker anyone?
tsuwm Offline
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In reply to:

"how long after mailing a request will one start receiving your wwftd?"


you should have received it today -- if not, tsu-me.


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#5918 - 09/05/00 04:03 PM Re: New spell checker anyone?
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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you should have received it today -- if not, tsu-me

Naturally, because I came to this board before checking my morning mail, the first thing I found upon leaving the board and getting my mail was your reply. I was tempted to post back here with something along the lines of, "Mother, Father, kindly disregard this letter." Thanks again. BTW, do you know what Tsunematsu is? That was the suggestion offered by the spell-checker for your "tsu-me" pun.


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#5919 - 09/05/00 04:41 PM Re: New spell checker anyone?
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do you know what Tsunematsu is?


I'm guessing that's a person and not a thing -- I'm beginning to think that our s-c'er knows as many names as things. and shouldn't we come up with a name for the thing since we hold it in such low esteem?


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#5920 - 09/05/00 05:03 PM Re: New spell checker anyone?
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I'm guessing that's a person and not a thing

You're probably right - perhaps one of the resident Nippophiles (or is that another word for an alcoholic?) could shed some light on the identity of Tsunematsu.


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#5921 - 09/06/00 09:25 AM Re: New spell checker anyone?
william Offline
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tsunematsu.

sorry, don't know. but it's almost certainly a name. matsu is really common in family names and place names. it means pine tree, so it could be a kind of pine.
i'll ask around, but bridget probably knows this one.


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#5922 - 09/07/00 02:40 AM tsunematsu
Bridget Offline
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william, you overestimate me!

It isn't in my dictionary, but google will take you to Masatoshi Tsunematsu, who appears to be a rock singer / guitarist / artist / whatever.

Which reminds me - wrong thread but the Japanese 'idoru' meaning 'celebrity', 'one of those people we seem to have so many of these days who are famous chiefly for being famous', comes from the English 'idol'.


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#5923 - 09/07/00 10:26 AM Re: tsunematsu
william Offline
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asked my manager and he agreed that it sounded like a historical figure, but didn't know anyone specific.
it's a surname and the tsune means "always".
other "matsu" names:

akamatsu - red pine
matsubayashi - pine forest
matsu takako - my favourite actress
matsushima - pine island (famous tourist area near sendai)

there are millions more. maybe someone who knows japanese history (i don't) can help with who this spell check person is. (i doubt it's a rock star!)


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#5924 - 09/07/00 10:40 AM Re: tsunematsu
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>help with who this spell check person is

or we could just assign the name to the spell check thing itself...


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#5925 - 09/07/00 10:42 AM Re: tsunematsu
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How 'bout calling the spellchecker "Enigma"?


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#5926 - 09/07/00 05:17 PM Re: tsunematsu
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How 'bout calling the spellchecker "Enigma"?

Very apt! "Enigma" gets my vote.


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