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#138039 - 01/30/05 01:25 AM Re: At ease, y'all  
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Ah, Nietsche!:

"Man is a bridge, not a goal."

(an earlier Nietsche discussion on this board):

http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=wordplay&Number=61306

#138040 - 01/30/05 01:48 AM Re: Nietzsche but the  
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>Nietzsche's aphorisms are the most insightful and witty

for a mo there I read that as inciteful.. but then inciteful is a very common "typo" for insightful -- YCLIU.


#138041 - 01/30/05 01:51 AM Re: Nietzsche but the  
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27.5k Google hits is quite a few for a non-word. That would make a good contest!
I wonder which non-word (not counting colloquialisms) has the most Google hits...


#138042 - 01/30/05 01:28 PM Re: Nietzsche but the  
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Aha! Another who seems to know what qualifies a group of phonemes for the honor of being called a word. Pray tell, AL, what are these qualifications? Every time I find one of y'all who blithely proclaims something a non-word and ask my simple question I get no answer. Please, AL, end the drought.


#138043 - 01/30/05 02:16 PM Re: Nietzsche but the  
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Faldage,

Suppose I typed a group of random letters into an otherwise sensible sentence. Would we agree that the random letters were a 'non-word'? I'm suggesting this as a point of departure for the discussion.

Example sentence: Watching the labent water descend from the thawing pipe, the plumber considered eoxlibnsdaienvlab the brevity of life.

Can we agree or not that 'eoxlibnsdaienvlab' is a non-word?


#138044 - 01/30/05 03:58 PM Re: Nietzsche but the  
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hey, you're coopting this thread, and in light of Faldo's reminder it really deserves its own.

and what about the Word zzxjoanw?? (ycliu)


#138045 - 01/30/05 04:03 PM Re: Nietzsche but the  
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Sorry, tsuwm. I stand corrected.


#138046 - 01/31/05 02:42 AM back to pithy sayings  
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Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves. - Herbert Marcuse


#138047 - 01/31/05 11:05 PM Re: back to pithy sayings  
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well, crossthreading like a madman, here is one of the epigraphs to Word Freaks.

"Words, words, words. I'm so sick of words."
- Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady

/thought balloon
maybe I should adopt an epigraph for my website..
/thought balloon off


#138048 - 01/31/05 11:36 PM the last word in this thread?  
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