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#124055 03/02/04 12:33 AM
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I like poodlize. I know it was meant sarcastically but it works!!! Sometimes her Grandparents try to poodlize my niece.


#124056 03/03/04 06:53 AM
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bastard children..The possibilities are limitless They are, indeed, but natural selection limits the survivors to well-adapted ones. It's amazing how Darwin's scheme can be extended even to words. I'm actually reading "The Origin of Species" in the original text.


#124057 03/03/04 10:24 AM
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but natural selection limits the survivors to well-adapted ones.
except when interfering humans keep dodgy foetusses alive in intensive care units.
(Often quite justifiably, of course, granting life to viable humans who would otherwise not make it - but there are some occasions when one feels that a little less iknterference would be better for all concerned. I speak from experience of teaching badly disabled young adults.)

and, just bye-the-bye. jheem said, "]and unwanted offspring outside of marriage.""
I would dispute that all - or even most - children born outside wedlick are unwanted.



#124058 03/03/04 01:39 PM
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Intensive care units are part of the environment.

I'm going to ignore your 'wedlick' comment (although I disagree with it) for fear of exposing my pun-blindness (unless it was just another of your lovely typoes).

Oops (edit) misread your 'wedlick' comment. I would certainly dispute the notion that *all children born out of wedlock [sic] are unwanted. I don't have enough knowledge of the subject to say whether *most are.


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I would dispute that all - or even most - children born outside wedlick are unwanted.

Having known a few bastards in my day, I'd certainly agree with you, but we were discussing words as unwanted and illegitimate.


#124060 03/03/04 07:20 PM
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I much more gladly suffer the people in my life who are bastards than I suffer bastard words.



#124061 03/03/04 07:32 PM
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Come to me all ye little words bar sinister;
fear not the strict father;
nuncle will nurture and treasure you.


#124062 03/03/04 08:00 PM
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[applause]


#124063 03/03/04 10:45 PM
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>>>and unwanted offspring outside of marriage

Funny, eh, how where you live affects the way you think. People living together is such a common thing in Québec, that you no longer have that stigma of being born our of wedlock.


#124064 03/04/04 03:12 AM
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I don't have enough knowledge of the subject to say whether *most are.

That's a step in the right direction, Faldage.



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