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Inobvious #114312
10/24/03 04:13 AM
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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?



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


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



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

Or Inron…


this may seem nonobvious, but #114316
10/24/03 01:11 PM
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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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Re: this may seem nonobvious, but #114317
10/24/03 08:10 PM
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I'm feeling much better already.

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


Fame #114319
10/25/03 12:05 AM
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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



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good one, Father.



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Re: Fame #114321
10/25/03 03:06 AM
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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?"


Re: Fame #114322
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Re: Fame #114323
10/27/03 11:07 AM
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Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
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Ah yes, old "Carthago delenda est" himself. Bumptious, conservative to a fault and as full of Roman gravitas as any modern prig ...

And the grandson wasn't much better, either!


Re: Fame #114324
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I suspect you're thinking of his great-grandson: Cato the Younger, die-hard (quite literally) opponent of Julius Caesar.

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Re: Fame #114325
10/27/03 06:45 PM
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Yeah, yeah. Cato the Toddler. Waddever. It was all a bit before my time. Bruce Willis would have approved, n'est-ce pas? Cato II died hard, and with a vengeance!


Re: Fame #114326
10/28/03 09:58 AM
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*wonders what it would be like to spend the rest of eternity with an obelisk crushing one's skull*

*makes a mental note to ask Joan how painful her last bar-b-q was to see if it would compare*




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