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Uberbanality #114442
10/26/03 05:26 PM
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...on the outermost fringe of popular culture,

I.... must... resist...... OW, I broke something.


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Is it me, or are these just trucker hats and tuques?

Just trucker hats, that's all. There's something slightly *suspicious about anything that uses the *prefix "uber" in its description.


Re: uber-urbanality #114443
10/26/03 06:08 PM
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Te Ika a Maui
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Te Ika a Maui
In reply to:

Is it me, or are these just trucker hats and tuques?



What does this mean?


Re: Uberbanality #114444
10/26/03 06:08 PM
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Anyone up for making an appropriate double-dactyl verse with "uber-urbanity"?


Re: Uberbanality #114445
10/26/03 06:33 PM
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Excellent suggestion, wolfee! However, I'll leave it to some*one else to fulfill your request for "appropriateness"...

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Anna the strophic one
backs from the lookwards side
searching for samples of
hoi polloi style

googling phenomenon's
uberurbanity
finding results just a
reason to smile.


Re: Uberbanality #114446
10/26/03 06:45 PM
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a tip 'o the glass to ye, musick!



formerly known as etaoin...
Re: uber-urbanality #114447
10/26/03 06:58 PM
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"the hoi poloi" is redundant, in that it contains two articles where it needs only one

and

...indeed, as Faldage had pointed out in an über-subtle way ... thou shalt not make of thy fellow AWADer chopped liver without running risk of being called on said mantling

Who will assume the "mantling" position first?

Extract from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

"Since the Greek phrase includes an article, some critics have argued that the phrase the hoi polloi is redundant. But phrases borrowed from other languages are often reanalyzed in English as single words. For example, a number of Arabic noun phrases were borrowed into English as simple nouns. The Arabic element al- means “the,” and appears in English nouns such as alcohol and alchemy. Thus, since no one would consider a phrase such as “the alcohol” to be redundant, criticizing the hoi polloi on similar grounds seems pedantic."

P.S. Who's "chopped liver" now?


Re: uber-urbanality #114448
10/26/03 07:01 PM
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criticizing the hoi polloi on similar grounds seems pedantic

How droll.


Re: uber-urbanality #114449
10/26/03 07:07 PM
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Assume the position [over the "mantling"]:

She did say "über-subtle"...

editSeems to lend a different perspective when one has "uber-time" on their side...


Re: uber-urbanality #114450
10/26/03 09:21 PM
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Right. Got it. I accept the mantle of pedant with as much grace as I can muster.



Re: uber-urbanality #114451
10/27/03 04:22 PM
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I accept the mantle of pedant with as much grace as I can muster.

Dear Father Steve:

I certainly would not call you a "pedant".

I simply took a sharp rebuke and sent it back to its rightful owner.

Truth is, I admire your scholarly familiarity with Greek.

I do not think it is necessarily the sine qua non of a proper education nowadays, but it is certainly knowledge admirably transmitted, like sunlight, to illuminate and not to impress.

That is your way, Father Steve, for which you are all the more esteemed by all who know you. It is not the way of a pedant.


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