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#204090 - 01/07/12 02:00 AM Re: Speaking of... [Re: Faldage]  
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Fourth R? First R - "r"; second r - "wr"; third r - "rh"; fourth r - "are".. ? Am I barking with my nose pointing all wrong?

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#204092 - 01/07/12 05:22 AM Re: Speaking of... [Re: AlphanumericName]  
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Originally Posted By: AlphanumericName

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I might still be wrong .....


And is this what you told your friend??

#204096 - 01/07/12 10:57 AM Re: Speaking of... [Re: Avy]  
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Originally Posted By: Avy
Fourth R? First R - "r"; second r - "wr"; third r - "rh"; fourth r - "are".. ? Am I barking with my nose pointing all wrong?


My point is illustrated:

Reading

Writing

Arithmetic

These are the three Rs?!

#204102 - 01/07/12 06:44 PM Re: Speaking of... [Re: AlphanumericName]  
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AName, I'm with you that the two share similar functions, though in perhaps different directions.

the raven/writing desk thing is a zen koan in my mind. and a good one, too.


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#204105 - 01/07/12 10:22 PM Re: Speaking of... [Re: Faldage]  
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Originally Posted By: Faldage
Originally Posted By: Avy
Fourth R? First R - "r"; second r - "wr"; third r - "rh"; fourth r - "are".. ? Am I barking with my nose pointing all wrong?


My point is illustrated:

Reading

Writing

Arithmetic


These are the three Rs?!




The 3 "R"s are, in fact, Reading, Riting and Reckoning (not 'Rithmetic)

[If as taught to the Mock turtle, it is Reeling and Writhing, of course]


I'm immortal until proven otherwise
#204107 - 01/08/12 01:09 AM Re: Speaking of... [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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Now...that makes sense Rhuby smile

#204111 - 01/08/12 02:07 AM Re: Speaking of... [Re: Faldage]  
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Ahhh! Now I 'stood. (Though my attempt wasn't bad eh? It fit your fourth R is a spelling hypothesis)
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#204113 - 01/08/12 02:56 AM Historical note [Re: Avy]  
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This is the song I was exposed to growing up:

Reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic

#204116 - 01/08/12 06:11 AM Re: Historical note [Re: AlphanumericName]  
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Just a little update.

I finally showed my friend this thread and it was amusing hearing him chuckle and fist pump every time he read a post that supported his opinion. After a bit more debating he insisted that he never said ED/Euphemisms were 'absolutely' different. It goes without saying that worked my nerve a bit because I am sure he did, otherwise I wouldn't have gone on about it this long.

But it ended up being we both think there are some similarities between the two. So there were no winners in this "battle of wits", only losers. Still I learned a lot, mainly about restraining myself from bashing some ones head in with a dictionary. Oh and the raven, that one's bound to stick in my head from now on.


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#204119 - 01/08/12 06:55 PM Re: Historical note [Re: AlphanumericName]  
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