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#114312 - 10/24/03 04:13 AM Inobvious  
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The spell-checker on my Microsoft Word 2000 program questioned my use of the word "inobvious" and recommended that I use "unobvious" insted. Ready to ridicule the byte-heads at Microsoft, I consulted the One-Look On-Line Dictionary and it told me that there is no such word. Alas. Can it be? I have used this word for decades. Am I speaking English here?



#114313 - 10/24/03 10:57 AM Re: Inobvious  
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OED doesn't even have it. Have you checked wwftd? Or maybe you should switch to disobvious (pre-cross-threading).


#114314 - 10/24/03 11:27 AM Re: Inobvious  
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or ask Ron...



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#114315 - 10/24/03 12:52 PM Re: Inobvious  
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ask Ron

Or Inron…


#114316 - 10/24/03 01:11 PM this may seem nonobvious, but  
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MSW and OED may fail you, but you will no doubt be pleased to learn that the US end-all-and-be-all of lexicons (W3I) gives inobvious, with the obvious etymology in + obvious but no citations.



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#114317 - 10/24/03 08:10 PM Re: this may seem nonobvious, but  
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I'm feeling much better already.

Padre


#114318 - 10/24/03 11:07 PM Re: this may seem nonobvious, but  
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Hey maybe they'll cite you and you can be even more famous.


#114319 - 10/25/03 12:05 AM Fame  
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"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one."

~ Cato the Elder



#114320 - 10/25/03 12:38 AM Re: Fame  
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good one, Father.



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#114321 - 10/25/03 03:06 AM Re: Fame  
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See now, that's why you need a monument.

I have no clue who Cato the Elder. Now if he had a monument, I'd go, "ooo, who was he, and why was he special enough to earn a monument?"


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