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#82458 - 10/14/02 05:55 AM Re: the darkness has passed, and it's daylight at last
Faldage Offline
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Sigh. TEd, TEd, TEd. You only need the part up to Number=nnnnn.
Cut the url off there and you'll still get a working link but you won't
be widing up the page so everbody's got to go sliding back and forth to
read everthang. Sigh.

Not to mention that I wasn't picking anyone's nit when I made that one of my own.

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#82459 - 10/14/02 10:22 AM Re: How do you sneeze?
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Btw, I owe bonzaialsatian an apology - it was never my intention to shanghai the thread, as seems to have been the result. So let me reinitiaize it now:

Sneeze-words! Depictions of the sound of sneezing:

English: Ah-choo!/Ker-choo!
Chinese: Han-chee!
Hebrew: Itush!
Czech: Kychnut! (my favorite)
Indonesian: Wa-hing!
French: A-tchouin!
Russian: Ap-chi!

Any more?!



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#82460 - 10/14/02 10:31 AM Re: How do you sneeze?
wow Offline
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another dimension: do you sneeze in bright lights?

I had this vision of all those tiny droplets spraying out of the sneezers mouth in glowing and gleaming lights!

That rattling noise you hear is me, shaking my head to clear it.



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#82461 - 10/14/02 10:38 AM Re: How do you sneeze?
Faldage Offline
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me, shaking my head to clear it.

The Ooohs and Aaahs are from me, marvelling at the scintillating specks cascading out of your ears.


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#82462 - 10/14/02 03:22 PM Re: How do you sneeze?
TEd Remington Offline
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Good zai:

Even more interesting is the response to a sneeze.

God bless. Bless you. Gesundheit. and several others which I have at the moment forgotten. They are all evocative of the sound of the sneeze itself.

TEd



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#82463 - 10/14/02 03:25 PM Re: How do you sneeze?
Faldage Offline
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I can sneeze, "Sneeze!"

The ASp claims it comes out three syllables.


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#82464 - 10/14/02 03:52 PM Re: Yawns are contagious
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Did you ever realize how contagious a yawn, or yawning, is? Just the sight of someone yawning, or the mere thought of a yawn, can trigger it.....ahhhhhhhhh! I'm yawning now...I bet you are, too! Seriously. (and it always feels so good!)


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#82465 - 10/14/02 03:57 PM Re: Soundly Screwing Up Vision
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Faldage is just being a literalist

... aka nitpicker.


No "aka", AnnaS...definitely a nitpicker through and through...nitpicking is deliberate. A diehard descriptivist like Faldage could never be a prescriptivist (aka literalist!) He was just faldaging again...(ahem!)



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#82466 - 10/14/02 04:07 PM Re: Running tally
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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WO'N...n (never even heard of this until, now...and I was going to ask TEd's genetic question, and think milum's offering about clearing the sinuses from dust upon waking in the morning is plausible [for both sexes]).


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#82467 - 10/14/02 04:19 PM Re: Soundly Screwing Up Vision
Faldage Offline
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What nitpicking? WW said that staring at the sun was a stupid thing to do if you wanted to screw up your vision. Stupidity of wanting to screw up your vision aside staring at the sun would be a pretty effective way of doing it and not stupid if that were your goal.

I'm glad I'm not the nitpicker here anymore if that's what the art has come to.




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