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Re: double dactyls #102509
05/09/03 08:03 PM
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Good job, websafe! I thought of Emily Dickinson yesterday and couldn't think of anything to say about her. (Yeah, in my free time, you know.)

Welcome to the Board!


Shirt Corcuit (shert sorkit) #102510
05/09/03 08:07 PM
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I was willing to let it go, it being fairly minor, but, this is how I see it:

At least Faldage is trying...

...as I said, I'm no expert on scanning but line 5 would seem to want "NOWadays we'd CALL it"

You won't even attempt to plug mine in anymore...

...although I'm with you, tsuwm/faldage, on "OEUVRE"... one has to at least have a chance at successful application (regardless of propriety, of course)


Re: Shirt Corcuit (shert sorkit) #102511
05/09/03 08:23 PM
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this too shall pass
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>At least Faldage is trying...

very trying. *rimshot*

or, alternatively: I don't think he's tried this form yet!


Re: Shirt Corcuit (shert sorkit) #102512
05/09/03 09:27 PM
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I don't think he's tried this form yet!

Oh, I've *tried plenty.


Re: Shirt Corcuit (shert sorkit) #102513
05/09/03 10:03 PM
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Oh, I've *tried plenty.

You took the words right out of my mouth!

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One ringy two dingy
AlexanDer graham bell
batteries, wires and
magnets in flux

Newspapers provoked to
telecommunicate
now it's too late to get
them to shut up.


Re: double dactyls #102514
05/10/03 12:29 AM
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Nice one Websafe. And it scanned properly to me. Must be their acCENTs (on the wrong syLABles, doncha know)


Metrical shmetrical #102515
05/10/03 12:37 PM
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AHD NI3
AWADers all of us
Playing around with this
Poetry form

Calm(?) our discussions syl-
Labificational
Stress disagreement makes
Arguing norm



Re: Metrical shmetrical #102516
05/10/03 01:09 PM
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OK, Doc. What's NI3?

This is such a great thread. I find myself with an Ohrwurm, though: I'm walking around trying out six-syallble words, and it looks like I'm talking to myself. Well, I am, but.


Re: Metrical shmetrical #102517
05/10/03 01:21 PM
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Sorry. "NI3" is Webster's New International Dictionary, 3rd Edition.

I came across that abbreviation first at a venerable organization called the National Puzzlers' League
http://puzzlers.org/ (teaser: my son calls them "a bunch of the cleverest people in the world" and he doesn't dole out such praise lightly) that delights in word games and all sorts of outside-the-box verbal diversions. Might be worthwhile to glance at, particularly for any who like GEB/puzzles/etc.


Re: Metrical shmetrical #102518
05/10/03 02:51 PM
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>"NI3" is Webster's New International Dictionary, 3rd Edition.

in these parts, a.k.a. W3


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