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#137924 - 01/24/05 10:50 AM another theme - reduplications  
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this too shall pass
flimflam [One of the many onomatopic reduplications expressive of contempt; cf. fidfad, skimble-skamble, whimwham. Possibly based on a Scandinavian word which may have existed in some Eng. dialects; cf. ON. flim a lampoon, flimska mockery, flimta to flout.]

some wordsmiths have been described as being flimflam *men.

*meant to be all-inclusive


#137925 - 01/24/05 01:44 PM Re: another theme - reduplications  
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Ooh, ooh--I like the term ricochet words much better: it has more bang to it.


#137926 - 01/24/05 06:48 PM How many reduplicative...  
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lower upstate New York
place names can y'all think of?


#137927 - 01/24/05 09:13 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
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#137928 - 01/24/05 09:23 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
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#137929 - 01/24/05 09:35 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
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does Ho-ho-cus count too?


#137930 - 01/24/05 09:42 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
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#137931 - 01/24/05 11:47 PM Re: How many reduplicative...  
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#137932 - 01/25/05 03:09 AM Re: How many reduplicative...  
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Oh, if you can say New York, New York, then I sure as heck can do the double national capital + nation again:

Luxembourg, Luxembourg
San Marino, San Marino
Monaco, Monaco
and (almost) Andorra la Vella, Andorra




#137933 - 01/25/05 03:53 AM Re: How many reduplicative...  
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Back in '44 the first words I heard as I stepped onto
the beach at Leyte were: "My sister very goog pom-pom."

Pom-poms were cheap back in those days.

Later, during WWI in France, I was invited to invest in a 'zig-zig coucher'. I did; and have never regretted it to this day.

And then there was that time in New Orleans...






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