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#82438 - 10/03/02 07:33 AM Re: Soundly Screwing Up Vision
Wordwind Offline
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I'd say it was a right smart thang to do if you wanted to soundly screw up your vision.


Whuh? I'm missing a link here, Faldage, in your logic...


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#82439 - 10/03/02 08:42 AM Re: Soundly Screwing Up Vision
boronia Offline
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no missing links here -- Faldage is just being a literalist, is all


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#82440 - 10/03/02 08:53 AM Re: Soundly Screwing Up Vision
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missing a link

Geesh! Do I gots ta splain you everthang?

You said that it was a stupid thing to do if you wanted to soundly screw up your vision. I merely pointed out that it was a smart thing to do if you wanted to screw up your vision. It's only stupid if you *don't want to screw up your vision. Why you would want to soundly screw up your vision is beyond me, but far be it from me to dictate your desires.


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#82441 - 10/03/02 09:10 AM Re: Soundly Screwing Up Vision
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Geesh! Do I gots ta splain you everthang?


Apparently, yes.

And now I see your point. I should have written:

"It's a stupid thing to do, and it will screw up your vision."

Generally, we should not stare into the sun, especially one, I would imagine, that was bright enough to cause sneezing. The morning sun today rising into a veil of foggy October mist was red and presented not much harm to look at, but without that veil and being, instead, higher overhead in the sky (and I suppose bright enough to cause sneezes), the sun would burn the retina.

Belaboring a point,
WW

P.S. Thanks, Faldage


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#82442 - 10/03/02 09:20 AM Re: Soundly Screwing Up Vision
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Thanks, Faldage

Happy to do it for ya, my dear Dub Dub'.


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#82443 - 10/03/02 09:51 AM Re: Soundly Screwing Up Vision
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Faldage is just being a literalist

... aka nitpicker.


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#82444 - 10/03/02 09:56 AM Ahem!
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#82445 - 10/03/02 02:51 PM Re: How do you sneeze?
Sparteye Offline
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No sneezing at the sun here. I've heard of the phenomenon, but have not witnessed it.


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#82446 - 10/03/02 04:41 PM Re: How do you sneeze?
milum Offline
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Primitive women, before man invented the fire, slept on the dusty hard ground, either in shallow caves or rock shelters, or beneath the open sky. They slept, outside of the time they were busy servicing the male, from sundown to sun up. They woke up to the bright rays of the morning sun and sneezed to expell the dust and attendant germs that they had breathed in during the night. Sneezing on rainy days wasn't as important because the high humidity keep the dust down.

But now I wonder...why is sundown one word and sun up two?



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#82447 - 10/03/02 05:08 PM the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last
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why is sundown one word and sun up two?

Is it? I've seen "sunup" in print, in this context. (Makes a great Jotto word, come to think of it!)

Title is from G&S, Iolanthe, The Nightmare Song, line n-1

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