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Re: trepidacious #122475
02/19/04 11:36 PM
02/19/04 11:36 PM
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trepid is a far better choice in many ways.

Yeahbut®, it just doesn't seem to have the oomph it needs. It just lies there with no guts, no condemnation of its referent. Trepida(t/c)ious has a quiver to it that supports its connotation.


Re: pupil #122476
02/19/04 11:42 PM
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Dear Fiberbabe: , Greek trapein to press grapes. I remember reading that they had barefoot virgins trample the grapes.
I wonder how they maintained the supply of qualified tramplers. And foot hygiene of same.


Re: pupil #122477
02/20/04 02:02 PM
02/20/04 02:02 PM
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Is the foot hygeine the context for morphing to fear? Eek.

On a barely related note, I've always thought the Dodge Intrepid should be a big guzzly SUV instead of a passenger sedan. How fearless can a sedan really be?


Re: pupil #122478
02/24/04 11:38 PM
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"How fearless can a sedan really be?"
OOh, yes. Or a James Bond type sports car
.........................seat!
- with an ejector


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