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#45072 10/19/01 11:30 AM
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" take the word 'giggling'. A one-word harvest of play's superfluity, its liquid, lovely over-indulgence, it has g's to spare, (g, the funniest consonant. You want proof? Gnu. Gneed I say more?) and it fills the gaps with 'i' -- the quickest, wittiest, lickspittiest, trippiest and lightesthearted of all the vowels."

" Living languages are self-propagating, spawning seed syllables, stretching ambiguously, syntactically tactile, diffuse and suggestive as sex itself, abundant, panglossolalic, profligate, vocative, evocative and provocative. Now slippery with fictive fascination; now stiff with austere truth; now tickled with trenchant absurdity; language luxuriates in a careless, splendid, inefficient uproar I AM ALIVE."

The above excerpts are from "Pip pip: a sideways look at time" by Jay Griffiths (Flamingo 1999). A wonderful read!


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g, the funniest consonant. You want proof? Gnu. Gneed I say more?

Gag
Garbage
Gunk
Gantry
Gaff
Gamble
Gorge
Gack

Not to mention that there's no guh in gnu.

Not that gnus are particularly funny unless you want to make people believe that you've made a point.



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Not that gnus are particularly funny
They're gnot? That's gnews to me.


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Not that gnus are particularly funny
They're gnot? That's gnews to me.

Ever smell one?


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Ever smell one?

Numbers have an aroma? what do numbers smell like? do they all smell the same?


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Numbers have an aroma?

Obviously missing from your wide array of talents, ledasdottir, is synesthesia.


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synesthesia

Bless you!


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Bless you!

*giggle*

what a delightful thread! and thanks for the book recommendation ~ i've an Amazon coupon i need to use by the 31st.




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K- at least it is akording to Krusty the Klown.. in one episode of The Simpsons he laments that he doesn't have enough words K -Koo Koo idea i am sure.


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