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#92397 - 04/20/03 05:22 PM Re: doctor/authors
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>never completed requirements for licensure

What an interesting word - makes me think of receiving a really sleazy reprimand.


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#92398 - 04/20/03 06:07 PM Re: doctor/authors
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Dear sjm: I'm not sure what stimulates your olecranon so. If it was "licensure",
that's in my dictionary. Apparently he completed an internship, but never took
the exams, nor any residencies. and exams associated with them. So he went
through four years of brutal rat-race for nothing.
licensure
n.
the act or practice or granting licenses, as to practice a profession



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#92399 - 04/20/03 07:02 PM Re: doctor/authors
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> If it was "licensure", that's in my dictionary.


I never doubted it.


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#92400 - 04/20/03 09:41 PM Re: doctor/authors
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Were you then thinking of mechanized dandruff?


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#92401 - 04/20/03 11:44 PM Re: doctor/authors
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It's been eating me up from morning and I just KNOW we are all forgetting someone really famous; I can't for the life of me remember who!? Grrrr.....

Did Albert Schweitzer ever write fiction? And if we include non-fiction writers in this list, surely then, Lewis Thomas should figure high up? What a brilliant essayist he was! He might even have been the originator of the pop-science format for writing.

This thread has set me wondering, as to whether any of you use the words author and writer in different ways. I think I do. To my mind, the word 'author' would imply, in both its noun and verb forms, a writer of fiction. However, whilst referring to non-fiction, I tend to use, 'writer' more, and use, author, only as a verb in this context. As in,
Mr.Diamond is a reputed writer of non-fiction, and has authored multiple Pultizer prize winning efforts.

(?YARTŪ)


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#92402 - 04/21/03 12:27 AM Re: doctor/authors
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In reply to:

What an interesting word - makes me think of receiving a really sleazy reprimand.


I think sjm was punning on licentious and censure . . .

Did Dr. Schweitzer write fiction?
No, he wrote several books on music and some on theology.




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#92403 - 04/21/03 12:28 AM Re: doctor/authors
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Thank you, WO'N, I enjoyed that.


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#92404 - 04/21/03 02:31 AM Re: doctor/authors
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>I think sjm was punning on licentious and censure . . .


Mille grazie, coffeebean.


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#92405 - 04/21/03 09:12 AM Re: doctor/authors
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It's been eating me up from morning and I just KNOW we are all forgetting someone really famous; I can't for the life of me remember who!? Grrrr..

I'm wondering about Loren Eisley, but I'm not sure he was a doctor. wonderful writer, though!

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#92406 - 04/21/03 09:59 AM Re: doctor/authors
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Dear etaoin: I couldn't remember why the name Loren Eisley was familiar to me. I found
a site about him. He was an anthropologist. Very highly regarded. Here is URL to his biography
and some selections from his writings, in column on right:
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/4189/


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