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#486 - 08/14/00 03:40 PM Re: Longest word
Brandon Offline
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>> that flows about as well as your average palindrome.

True, working with only the vowel 'a' makes for stunted sentences. Reminds me of that curious novella written without the letter 'e' (title currently escapes me). I didn't get past the fourth page because of the evident straining.


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#487 - 08/14/00 03:52 PM Re: Longest word
tsuwm Offline
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>Reminds me of that
curious novella written without the letter 'e'

there is, of course, a word for that kind of writing; to wit, a lipogram. (why *do I know this stuff?!)


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#488 - 08/14/00 04:46 PM Re: Longest word
Jazzoctopus Offline
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that reminds me of one of those keyboarding class workbooks that starts you off with just a few letters, usually the Home key line. a lad; a glad fad; dad had salad . . . yuck!


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#489 - 08/15/00 10:32 AM Re: Longest word
william Offline
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"lipogram"???

tsunamied again!

in awe...


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#490 - 08/16/00 05:22 AM Palindromes
Bridget Offline
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>that flows about as well as your average palindrome<

So, shall we have a contest for the longest palindrome, or tsuwm, do you already have a pet site lined up for us?


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#491 - 08/16/00 09:59 AM Re: di pet tepid
tsuwm Offline
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>do you already have a pet site lined up for us?

no; as you may have surmised, I don't much care for palindromes.

A man, a plan, a canal -- Panama!




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#492 - 08/16/00 12:35 PM Re: Palindromes
Brandon Offline
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Certainly not in the running for longest, but a curious favorite of mine:
1 pot CO2 = 2 octopi


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#493 - 08/16/00 03:49 PM Re: Palindromes
Jazzoctopus Offline
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>>1 pot CO2 = 2 octopi

since when can i and 1 substitute for each other?


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#494 - 08/17/00 05:33 AM Re: Palindromes
Bridget Offline
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>1 pot CO2 = 2 octopi

since when can i and 1 substitute for each other?<

How serious is this linguistic crime? Is it a capital offence?


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#495 - 08/17/00 09:19 AM Re: Palindromes
william Offline
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jazzoctopus,

if ML8 can equal "i'm late", i guess anything's possible.



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