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#76821 - 07/24/02 02:23 AM Versing
doc_comfort Offline
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My newest pet hate:

versing; verb; to be competing against. Derived from versus. Eg, If I win the next match, I'll be versing the champion in the final.

Aaaarrrgghh.


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#76822 - 07/24/02 08:38 AM Re: Versing
boronia Offline
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Eeewww - I've never heard that before, but it sure ain't poetry to these ears.


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#76823 - 07/24/02 08:43 AM Re: you phony
maverick Offline
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This evolutionificationism of the language gets verse and verse...


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#76824 - 07/24/02 08:49 AM Re: you phony
Jackie Online   content

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This evolutionificationism of the language gets verse and verse...
No no--we're just diversifying.

Not phony: Hi, doc! <GRIN>


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#76825 - 07/24/02 10:05 AM Re: you phony
RhubarbCommando Offline
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Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
In this instance, the trend needs to be reversed


EDIT And if versing is competing against, is co-operating with inversing ??

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#76826 - 07/24/02 10:53 AM Re: you phony
Rubrick Offline
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phony? You're not suggesting that all this is converseation, Mav?


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#76827 - 07/24/02 10:56 AM Re: you phony
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Is "you phony" a euphemism?


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#76828 - 07/24/02 11:55 AM Re: you phony
Sparteye Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1773
Sounds good to me!


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#76829 - 07/24/02 12:41 PM Re: you phony
nancyk Offline
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Registered: 03/09/01
Posts: 508
Loc: Metro Detroit (MI)
Is "you phony" a euphemism?

Nope, euphony's a sweet sound.


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#76830 - 07/24/02 07:12 PM Re: you phony
maverick Offline
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Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
a sweet sound

yay, y'all finally got the real thing... :p :)


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