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#35607 - 07/16/01 11:42 AM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?  
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What is this? The New Beatles™?
Sign me up, Bean! Grand idea! Maybe we'll replace The
Backstreet Boys! I'll be John; you can be Paul.
Now we need a George and a Ringo. Hey--in this forum, we
can make a white album!





#35608 - 07/18/01 01:30 AM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?  
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Hey! *I* wanna be Paul.


#35609 - 07/18/01 02:15 AM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?  
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Hey! *I* wanna be Paul.
Let's see what Ms. Bean has to say--I'm easy.
What should our first song be? Bean, do you have any ideas,
either?







#35610 - 07/18/01 03:49 AM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?  

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What should our first song be?

Lucy in the Sky with Diphthongs?


#35611 - 07/18/01 11:09 AM Re: What's your position? Are you Anti Dis?  
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Lucy in the Sky with Diphthongs?
Ohmigawd! Shrieks of laughter!





#35612 - 07/18/01 12:25 PM Rising to the bait , not having read other's posts  
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antidisintermediation is a term used to describe the preservation of intermediary positions

This is, of course, a disingenuous (or would you prefer genuous?) definition, since the description goes on to point out that what it *really means is opposition to the idea that the middleman should be avoided. Leaving unmentioned the fact that this puts the antidisintermediationists in the position of the labor unions that decreed that the fireman was still needed on a railroad train crew even into the age of diesel engines I would only say that to be opposed to someone else's opposition is not the same thing as being for the thing opposed. To take the attitude that they are indistinguishable would be the equivalent of saying that the phrase "not unkind" was identical to the term "kind".


#35613 - 07/18/01 12:33 PM Re: Antidisestablishmentarianism  
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This has become, as Bingley points out a hoary old favourite, but if one bothers to check the situation out of which it sprang one will see that there is a sense to *it, too.


#35614 - 07/18/01 12:49 PM Re: Rising to the bait , not having read other's posts  
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to be opposed to someone else's opposition is not the same thing as being for the thing opposed.
Definitely. I was using expediency to try and point out the awkwardness of the word.


#35615 - 07/18/01 01:08 PM Re: logical vs. emphatic multiple negative  
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Jackie mentions the awkwardness of the word.

This just shows the weakness of the logical multiple negative as opposed to the vigor of the emphatic multiple negative. My classic examples being I couldn't fail to disagree with you less to illustrate the former (I have been using that phrase for more than ten years and I *still don't know what it means) and I don't like to have to hurt nobody without they ain't no chance of no gold in it for me the latter, which leaves no doubt in any but the most obstinate curmudgeon's mind as to the meaning.


#35616 - 07/18/01 02:29 PM Re: Antidisestablishmentarianism  
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this too shall pass
but then there is pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism, undoubtedly coined by the antifloccinaucinihilipilification forces wanting to get the "honor" (honorificabilitudinitatibus?) back.


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