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#114472 - 11/04/03 03:05 PM Re: ostracism  
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we need the facts of the situation at hand to begin to construe whether the silence had been either critical or consensual

Well said, Wordwind.

"Silence gives consent" is a wise saying of general truth of no truth if used unwisely.

We give silent assent only to those who are doing our bidding, unbidden.

I'll check my email, too, AnnaS.

Ostracism will be sweet punishment if it lays bare the "power structure" hidden beneath the posts. :)



#114473 - 11/04/03 04:17 PM Re: ostrichisms  
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People who live in moss houses shouldn't roll stones.


#114474 - 11/04/03 04:38 PM Re: ostrichisms  
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People who live in moss houses shouldn't roll stones.

Agreed. And people who roll stones shouldn't roll them over moss. :)

Regarding ostrichisms. Very original. You've earned your ounce today, Faldage.

#114475 - 11/04/03 04:51 PM Re: ounce  
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#114476 - 11/04/03 06:11 PM Re: ounce  
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ounce or snow leopard

Those fangs are familiar.


#114477 - 11/04/03 06:13 PM Re: familiar fangs  
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Fangs for the memory.


#114478 - 11/04/03 07:03 PM Re: familiar fangs  
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Fangs for the memory

Auld fang syne

#114479 - 11/04/03 11:16 PM Back to the looking glass  
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Although the meaning implied by the saying "seems to be" is actually® "seems to me to be" (sorry if that wuzn't clear enough), I continue here as understood as "giving personal perspective" ...which makes me wonder why you'd give historical reference...

A reconstruction... The institution of ostracism...

... to show me how "ostracism is employed".

Hey, but it does *seem to allow for its use all the times other than (as well as)"not so much".

Now, whether or not it's *better... well, knock yerself out trying to prove that, but don't be surprized if I don't answer... he-he


#114480 - 11/05/03 02:02 AM Re: urbanality  
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Just a quick harkening back to the originating post [gasp]: moss, I like your word urbanality! Did you coin it? (I must have been really rushing, the first time through. In fact, I know I was: I remember wondering where on earth I-forgot-who came up with the ref. to Van Damme hats, or whatever they are!


#114481 - 11/05/03 12:29 PM Re: urbanality  
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did you coin it?

Thank you, Jackie. Yes I did. It got lost in the dust up over "the hoi polloi". :)

P.S. to Musick: Re: "A reconstruction... The institution of ostracism..."

I should have put this passage, including title, in quotes. Can't explain the author's construction. He/she sounds like a history prof.


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