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#270 06/22/00 01:04 PM
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>>(hint, hint, to all you FORMERLY posting people who seem to have vanished!)<<

Jackie *guilty look* I had a flat tire and the dog ate my homework....


#271 06/22/00 03:07 PM
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"Let me break down my reasons for posting less often...", Tom dissembled.


#272 06/22/00 05:55 PM
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I think that the reason why "an historic" is said while it is common to say "a history" is that the stress in "historical" falls on the second syllable; the h-sound is often weakened at the beginning of a weak-vowelled syllable (as in vehicle, annihilate).


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>the stress in "historical" falls on the second syllable

"Sounds like a valuable contribution" she said, reasonably.


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>TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE THAN OTHER PEOPLE

"I couldn't argue with that", she said peacefully.


(or did I mean peaceably?)

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>hint, hint

I'll be off on holiday in a few days (I have to check out the Millennium Wheel). Do I need a note?


#276 06/23/00 04:11 AM
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In reply to:

I'll be off on holiday in a few days (I have to check out the Millennium Wheel). Do I need a note?


she circulated. Have a good time!



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#277 06/23/00 05:28 AM
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>TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE THAN OTHER PEOPLE

I gave up that race some time ago


#278 06/23/00 03:28 PM
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>Do I need a note?

"I think under these circumstances, and in this venue, an aegrotat is required", he riposted notedly.


#279 06/24/00 03:42 PM
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Well, can you beat that, she said, competitively.
It looks like the folks who responded to my challenge must be the ones with (unnecessarily) guilty consciences!
I posted that because, when I was searching for one
particular past thread, I came across several once-familiar
names, of people who have not posted in WEEKS.
C'mon, you all, we miss you! (I left the hyphen out of you-all, to indicate in Kentuckian that the accent is to be on
'all', indicating that I mean each and every one. If, as in
you-all, the accent is on 'you', that just refers to the
crowd in general!) 'Strewth, I swear!


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